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Friends Sushi on Rush

4.6
453 reviews
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$30 and under
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Sushi
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Sushi, Japanese
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Hours of operation

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



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



Friday & Saturday: 3:00PM - 1:00AM
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Phone number
(312) 787-8998
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
We can cater to your private/corporate events, wedding, or birthday parties. Contact us about our competitive rates!
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Cross street
Superior
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Parking details
We have a valet service and there are street parking and garages around the area.
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Public transit
Red line: State and Chicago
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Wine
What 453 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Food was mediocre and chairs are uncomfortable

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We weren’t there for long because the food and service was so quick (not a bad thing) and the food was phenomenal. This was my second time here and I am for sure coming back again!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Wonderful. Best sushi in downtown Chicago!

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

She liked it.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Top ! Cibo e servizio

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Always enjoy going to Friend’s Sushi when in town on business though I can imagine, due to the ambiance and fresh fish, if I lived in the area I would be a regular.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Excellent sushi!!

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Its good restaurant for sushi 🍣
In chicago i recommend this one
Absolutely

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Delicious, lovely lunch. Spicy miso soup was a fun change. Tako balls appetizer really good.

Reviews mentioned frequently that it was crowded and noisy. For a Saturday lunch it was neither, but if real busy it would be crowded, tables are close.

We had a great experience.

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4.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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2.0Dined on December 30, 2017

It was ok. Sushi wasn’t super fresh..

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4.0Dined on December 29, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on December 13, 2017

Good food ok service.

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2017

Great service and excellent food.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on November 27, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on November 12, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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).

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was great!

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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on October 5, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on October 2, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on September 19, 2017

Delicious! Loved the ambiance. Great drink menu too!

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3.0Dined on September 17, 2017

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

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