Discover the Best Sushi in Chicago

Chicago has long been a bastion of culinary diversity. From Greektown gyro joints to Little Village taquerias, there are countless places to sample cuisine from all corners of the globe. It's no surprise, then, that the best sushi in Chicago is among some of the best sushi anywhere—a particularly impressive feat for a land-locked city. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemaker List. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. We highly recommend eating and drinking at some of the following restaurants to discover how the Windy City does sushi.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:SUSHI-SAN, The Izakaya at Momotaro, Sai Cafe
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Japanese
Neighborhoods:Chicago, West Loop, Lincoln Park
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

SUSHI-SAN

$$$$·Japanese·
Chicago
794 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
  • Hot Spot

Slogans like “hip hop and hand rolls” and “fresh fish with fresher beats” signal Sushi-san's hip, high-volume, clubby vibe (booths at the back are quieter). As a venue that's open late and specializes...

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The Izakaya at Momotaro

$$$$·Japanese·
West Loop
434 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion

Momotaro, an acclaimed high-end Japanese restaurant in the Fulton Market District, has a solid claim to presenting some of the best sushi in Chicago. Diners looking for a more casual version of the re...

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Sai Cafe

$$$$·Japanese·
Lincoln Park
402 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

Serving a nice variety of quality sushi to Lincoln Park diners for over 20 years, Sai Cafe has earned decades' worth of rave reviews along with the loyalty of many regulars. It's rare for an establish...

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Kamehachi of Tokyo - Wells Street

$$$$·Sushi·
Old Town
855 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies

Kamehachi of Tokyo, in Old Town on Wells Street, was founded in 1967 and has a solid claim to being the first sushi restaurant in Chicago. It has since spawned four other Chicago locations. A menu dom...

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Sushi in Chicago / Illinois

UMAI Japanese Kitchen & Sushi

$$$$·Japanese·
South Loop
535 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups

A chic but warm South Loop spot, UMAI Japanese Kitchen & Sushi offers inventive sushi and globally influenced Japanese cuisine for relatively reasonable prices. The full menu is available at the sushi...

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Friends Sushi on Rush

$$$$·Sushi·
Gold Coast / Streeterville
576 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

With its all-white, retro-futuristic decor and reasonable prices, Friends Sushi encourages diners to enjoy sushi at any time, not just for special occasions. Yet the quality of fish, flown in daily fr...

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Ron of Japan Steakhouse - Northbrook

$$$$·Japanese·
Northbrook
1,192 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Kid-friendly
  • Good for Anniversaries

The main focus of Ron of Japan Steakhouse is top-quality steaks and seafood prepared teppan-style at the table-side by showman-like chefs. Entree options include steaks, chicken, and shrimp, and upgra...

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Kid Friendly in North Suburbs

Roka Akor - Chicago

$$$$·Steakhouse·
River North (Chicago)
3,224 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

The Chicago location of an award-winning national chain, Roka Akor offers top-quality sushi and steaks in a luxe setting. Beautiful presentation and fresh ingredients—among them seasonal uni, fatty bl...

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Steakhouse in Chicago

Macku Sushi

$$$$·Sushi·
Lincoln Park
266 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem

Bon Appetit called Macku Sushi one of the top 10 sushi spots in the nation, so there's no doubt the Lincoln Park restaurant is a serious contender when it comes to the best sushi in Chicago. Chef Mack...

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Bua Hana

$$$$·Sushi·
Forest Park
10 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Healthy
  • Quiet Conversation

Bua Hana is a contemporary and casual Forest Park eatery serving Japanese and Thai creations, including some top-notch sushi. Diners can mix and match from what's essentially three menus in one, divid...

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Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar

$$$$·Sushi·
River North (Chicago)
1,914 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem

In the River North neighborhood, Union Sushi + Barbecue Bar offers a fun, inventive menu of Japanese fare with an American spin. Bold flavors and unexpected ingredient combinations are a signature in ...

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Sushi in Chicago / Illinois

Juno

$$$$·Japanese·
Lincoln Park
1,065 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion

High-end, artistic presentations of what's certainly among the best sushi in Chicago defines the dining experience at Juno in Lincoln Park. Chef BK Park's legendary omakase menu requires 24-hour advan...

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Japanese in Chicago

Nabuki

$$$$·Japanese·
Hinsdale
1,093 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

Quality nigiri, sashimi, and maki selections are joined by an array of appetizers and hot entrees at Nabuki, a Hinsdale eatery known for its Latin-influenced take on Japanese cuisine. Chef Juan Perez ...

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Japanese in Chicago / Illinois

Tanoshii - West Loop

$$$$·Japanese·
West Loop
570 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine

Chef Mike Ham, a.k.a. “Sushi Mike,” is something of a legend in the Chicago sushi scene. The West Loop Tanoshii is the second location, established following the success of the original in Andersonvil...

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Komorebi

$$$$·Sushi·
Bucktown / Wicker Park
149 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Pre/post Theatre

Exposed brick and warm lighting give Komorebi in Wicker Park an inviting vibe, and an emphasis on excellent sushi for an affordable price makes the restaurant even more enticing. Chefs Joon Kim and Er...

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Neighborhood Gem in Chicago / Illinois

Arami

$$$$·Japanese·
Bucktown / Wicker Park
834 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

Always a contender for the top sushi spot in the city, Arami consistently presents what's surely among the best sushi in Chicago. Chef Nelson Vinansaca has garnered acclaim for his simultaneously auth...

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Japanese in Chicago / Illinois