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About Friends Sushi on Rush

Craving for a fresh sushi? Looking for a date spot? Want to try something new? Then come to Friends Sushi on Rush to treat your friends, family, or your loved ones with some amazing Japanese dishes and sushi!

710 N. Rush
Chicago, IL 60611
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Sushi, Japanese

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Daily: 11:30AM - 3:00PM



Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00PM - 10:00PM



Friday & Saturday: 3:00PM - 1:00AM

Cross Street:
Superior

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 787-8998

Website:
http://www.friendssushi.com/

Catering:
We can cater to your private/corporate events, wedding, or birthday parties. Contact us about our competitive rates!

Parking Details:
We have a valet service and there are street parking and garages around the area.

Public Transit:
Red line: State and Chicago

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Wine

Friends Sushi on Rush Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (11)
Good for a Date (11)
Casual (7)
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Great for Lunch (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Authentic (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Romantic (3)
Business Meals (2)
Fun (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Seasonal (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

Rose was an awesome server! The Jinmai Roll was the best roll I have ever tasted. We’re from out of town and make a point to have dinner at Friends every time we come to Chicago. It’s great!

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 (Louisville)·Dined 7 days ago

My expectation on dining at Sushi on Rush were high. The restaurant was cozy and funky, with a good vibe. the menu promised interesting and innovative twists on sushi rolls. Unfortunately, the maki that I ordered turned out to be mostly rice, with the heralded combination of ingredients hard to find. Sushi on Rush promised far more than it delivered.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 7 days ago

Small modern chic restaurant. Good menu and choices. Friendly service. Food was very good (noticably better than other Japanese restaurants in area).

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was great!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I really love Friends but lately the service has been super disappointing. The last three times I've gone I've had to wait at least 10 minutes before an actual server greets me. That's unacceptable. The water guys will pour me a water but then I will wait and wait for a server to come up and ask me what I would like to drink/eat. This is really the only thing they need to fix. Other than that their food is always excellent.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Loud but the food was good. We had 5 in our party, and one person had to sit on a stool instead of a chair. Otherwise we enjoyed it.

Tags: Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Fantastic maki rolls! Simple atmosphere, modern/retro decor. Great staff and just excellent food, especially for the price. I would highly recommend Friends Sushi if you want excellent sushi with a no-fuss atmosphere!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I love coming to this restaurant. Food is delicious and the warm sake is a MUST!
This is one of my favorite sushi restaurants in town 🙌🏻💕

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Wonderful variety of sushi, fun atmosphere, and excellent service!

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 3, 2017

All in all a frendly place to have Japanese dinner on a far price

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find, Fun, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Sensational...went there twice last week...great service and some of the best sushi I have ever had...and it doesn't break the bank..Next time in Chicago, I will be back

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 22, 2017

High quality sushi, great presentation, in a romantic atmosphere.

If you need to make reservations any time after 9pm don't bother. The kitchen closes at 9:45 pm. We were rushed to order, had so much food brought to us at once, it wouldn't fit on the table. A second drink was out of the question-apparently the kitchen closing affects the bar service as well??

Staff was rude, sat around waiting for us to finish-and TOLD us that! They cleared our plates and bar glasses, as we still had sushi left to eat. We we're out of the restaurant by 10:50pm on a Thursday night! Far from what should have been a relaxing, enjoyable, romantic dinner. For the price make sure you have reservations and arrive before 9pm.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Delicious! Loved the ambiance. Great drink menu too!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Service was a little slow and not paying attention at the beginning then improved

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 17, 2017

A great sushi spot for a weekend night! We were seated promptly when we arrived for our reservation. Upon entering, you might notice how tightly packed this small space is, but somehow it seemed to work with the vibe of the restaurant. The sashimi sampler was delicious as were the "Can You Handle It?" roll and rainbow roll.

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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Food was excellent. Server's sushi recommendations were delicious. Definitely recommend calling ahead. Both nights we went were very busy. Even had to wait some with reservations. Atmosphere was very cool. Smaller parties (2-4) are better as tables and space are limited. We had the teriyaki and sushi and several appetizers. Everything was great. The best part was the mochi for desert.

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Such a cute place! Our server was lovely and very helpful. The menu is amazing. It's absolutely 5 stars for me. My only tiny problem was that I ordered 5 rolls that were all quite different and it is so dark in the restaurant that I had no idea which was which (they all come on the same plate). Def too dark to take a pic. But you know what, it didn't matter because it was all delicious. We had a wonderful time and we'll be back!

Tags: Romantic, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great place for lunch while shopping. Easy to get to from Michigan Ave.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Food is good, ambiance is good but the menu is very small print and the place dark, so its kinda hard to read, I like the music in the background, and the place its very cool looking, service was superb

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Great food, we really enjoyed the food, it is really authentic. The servers are nice. The only problem is the parking. It is good venue for a romantic date or a special occasion.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Great fresh fish. A regular patron. Always consistent and good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great Experience and fresh food!!!!! Ate way to much as it was that good!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Casual, Quick Bite
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great sushi, quick service. Fresh fish and friendly service. Cozy atmosphere. Fair prices.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 16, 2017

I am not sure why this place had such a good review. The sushi rice was dry and the fish was not that fresh. Not recommended. And not business dining friendly.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Overall, very nice sushi restaurant experience. Nigiri was fresh and generous. Service was prompt and friendly, with just one surprising exception.

I asked for a substitution on a sushi sample (wishing to upgrade the California role), and of course offered to pay the price difference -- but was refused. Not a huge deal, and some other places also refuse to substitute, but I believe there's always a fair price that can be charged for giving the customer what they want. It's a shame to negatively color an otherwise very enjoyable experience with a rigid rule -- just my $.02!

Tags: Good for a Date, Vegan, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great hole in the wall for sushi! It's small, intimate, and a great place for some great sushi!

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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 (Naples)·Dined on July 18, 2017

The best sushi in Chicago always served quickly and with a smile. We always look forward to our Chicago visits so we can go to Friends Sushi!

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Fun, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 14, 2017

After I discovered Friends, I went twice in one week - it's just that great! I highly recommend the Jazz roll.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Went here based on Trip Advisor rating and did not disappoint! A++ in all regards. Would go back as well as recommend in a heartbeat!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Food was very good and service was fast, but tables are very tight. We were only about three inches from the people next to us and it was not easy to get to the table. Overall enjoyed it and enjoyed the sushi rolls, but would have preferred a better table.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 3, 2017

amazing sushi and saki with beer however place itself is extremely small and tight.

Tags: Great Beer, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Have the Big Friend. Great presentation and great food even if you are not a sushi lover.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Friends is consistent and delicious. Great place to get together with friends.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Cute atmosphere with all white interior, low lighting and overall great ambiance. Delicious food that came out with good timing. Went there for a friends birthday with 6 girls and everyone loved their dishes. The waitress even brought out a birthday dessert with a candle. Would go back again for another girls night or a date!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Friends in town

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Very small. Tight seating space

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Amazing! The service really shined. Our appetizer was still frozen on the inside but the waitstaff quickly brought us another one that was piping hot. Sushi was great with a huge variety. Prices look intimidating but you get 9-10 pieces per roll so definitely worth it. The space was very quiet even for a weeknight and very comfy chairs. It's definitely cozy so would not recommend for large groups, but perfect for 2-4 people. Would absolutely come again!

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Great place, the spicy miso was awesome! Some very good sushi as well.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Great sushi, we love coming here every time we are in town. They have unique rolls that are tasty and fresh. Top notch all the way.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 13, 2017

This is the second time I've been here! The food is SOOOO good!! We absolutely LOVE this sushi!! Have the Scallop Butteryaki! You won't be disappointed!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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