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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Fun (5)
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Cozy (5)
Authentic (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Romantic (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
Vegan (2)
Business Meals (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Good for Groups (1)
People Watching (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We had to wait at least 45 minutes for our table even though we had a reservation. This is why the service was poor. Once we were seated the service was quality but not while we were waiting.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Waited 25 mins for our reservation. Spent $165 on our dinner. Asked to “pack up and leave” after 45 mins into our dinner. Disappointed on how restaurant handled their over bookings. Frequent diners in Gold Coast and River North.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Literally so good! In from out of town and this was a close walk from the Magnificant Mile and the hotel we were staying at. My friend and I would excitedly go back next time in Chicago!

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Vegan, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Casual, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great place for sushi. Would not recommend if you don't like dim lighting.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

It was ok. Sushi wasn’t super fresh..

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Sushi rolls were very good. We will definitely be back when were in town.

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Delicious sushi and a great server. The space is very tight so if you do not like to be right next to your neighbor don't dine here! The great server and food helped to outbalance the tight space.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

My favorite sushi restaurant in Chicago! Always great service and taste!

Tags: Spicy, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Good food ok service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Great service and excellent food.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Went for happy hour with a couple colleagues and really enjoyed the maki rolls. We thought we had ordered some spicy ones - Fire Dragon and something else but they weren’t spicy. With wasabi on them, they were very good. Had a couple of the veggie ones too - what an awesome selection! The tempura sweet potato maki and futo maki were both very tasty. We’ll definitely be back! Oh and the cocktails were yummy too :)

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Music too loud . Food verey good ant nice. Place nice and coozy

Tags: Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent sushi! Enjoyed the laid back atmosphere and great service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was good, I like the eel don, they used good eel. Raw salmon was made a little too salty. Overall good

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Service was great and they made special items for us since one was vegan and great options on the menu...vast! The noise level is loud but the cozy-ness dulls it. The staff made us feel welcome. Pricey on some “staples” but worth it! Great choice if you want to have a fun relaxing eve with friends or a loved on if you dont mind sitting close to other tables....although as close as we are to other tables we still felt privacy.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I went on a date (just our third in total) around 8pm on a Saturday and I really enjoyed the vibe of Friends Sushi. The food was good, the music was good and the ambiance was nice for talking. Cool spot!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Late-night Find, Casual, Healthy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great sushi, small intimate venue tucked away on Rush. I’d go back anytime!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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 10, 2017

Food was great!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 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 20, 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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 (Chicago)·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 2, 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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vip
 (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 21, 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

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

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 16, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 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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 (Chicago)·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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 (New York Area)·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 18, 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 17, 2017

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

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