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Discover the Best Sushi in Chicago

The OpenTable Team

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 the Tastemaker 20. 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.

Restaurants:SUSHI-SAN, The Izakaya at Momotaro, Naoki
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Japanese
Neighborhoods:River North (Chicago), West Loop, Lincoln Park
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SUSHI-SAN

$$$$·Japanese·
River North (Chicago)
678 reviews
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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 Read more
95% recommended
Japanese in Chicago / Illinois

The Izakaya at Momotaro

$$$$·Japanese·
West Loop
280 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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 casuRead more

Naoki

$$$$·Japanese·
Lincoln Park
540 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Naoki Sushi in Lincoln Park resembles a pocket-sized Tokyo pub, but with Chef Naoki Nakashima consistently presenting some of the best sushi in Chicago, the refined menu belies itsRead more
95% recommended
Japanese in Chicago / Illinois

Sai Cafe

$$$$·Japanese·
Lincoln Park
390 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Bar Seating
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 rRead more
100% recommended
Best Overall in Chicago / Illinois

Kamehachi of Tokyo - Wells Street

$$$$·Sushi·
Old Town
680 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
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 lRead more

UMAI Japanese Kitchen & Sushi

$$$$·Japanese·
South Loop
503 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Casual
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 avRead more
96% recommended

Friends Sushi on Rush

$$$$·Sushi·
Gold Coast / Streeterville
557 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 fisRead more
89% recommended

Niu Japanese Fusion Lounge

$$$$·Sushi·
Gold Coast / Streeterville
615 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Casual
Traditional sushi, specialty fusion makis, and pan-Asian dishes with global influences are on the menu at Niu Japanese Fusion Lounge, a sleek space that opened in 2007. Regulars raRead more
91% recommended
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Agami Contemporary Sushi

$$$$·Sushi·
Uptown
360 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Agami Contemporary Sushi, an eclectic venue in Uptown, specializes in creative cocktails and rolls. It also offers tempting small plates like miso pork belly buns, oyster and uni sRead more
100% recommended

Ron of Japan Steakhouse - Northbrook

$$$$·Japanese·
Northbrook
932 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
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, aRead more
84% recommended
Good for Groups in North Suburbs

Roka Akor - Chicago

$$$$·Steakhouse·
River North (Chicago)
2,614 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
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 seRead more
95% recommended
Steakhouse in Chicago

Macku Sushi

$$$$·Sushi·
Lincoln Park
229 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 iRead more
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Bua Hana

$$$$·Sushi·
Forest Park
8 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 threeRead more
86% recommended

Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar

$$$$·Sushi·
River North (Chicago)
1,683 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Happy Hour
  • Good for Groups
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 combinationsRead more
84% recommended
Sushi in Chicago

Juno

$$$$·Japanese·
Lincoln Park
785 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
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 reRead more
86% recommended
Japanese in Chicago / Illinois

Nabuki

$$$$·Japanese·
Hinsdale
820 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • 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 cuisiRead more
92% recommended
Japanese in Chicago / Illinois

Tanoshii - West Loop

$$$$·Japanese·
West Loop
357 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • 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 oriRead more
85% recommended

Komorebi

$$$$·Sushi·
Bucktown / Wicker Park
114 reviews
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
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. CRead more
100% recommended
Sushi in Chicago / Illinois

Yuzu Sushi & Robata Grill

$$$$·Japanese·
Bucktown / Wicker Park
21 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
The hipster crowd was the first to catch on to the extraordinarily artistic presentations of 40-plus original and classic rolls at Yuzu Sushi & Robata Grill, a BYOB in Ukranian VilRead more
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Arami

$$$$·Japanese·
Bucktown / Wicker Park
752 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
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 hisRead more
94% recommended
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