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About Niu Japanese Fusion Lounge
Opened in August 2007, this spacious pan-Asian eatery in the River East right next door to the AMC Theatres combines original design with a rare sense of humor and adventure. Niu's fluid, sexy, casually luxurious dining room can accommodate up to 225 guests, so large parties are definitely welcome. An added attraction is the sleek lounge area complete with a spectacular "must-see" chandelierhich.
One of the reasons that people keep coming back to Niu is of course of the eclectic food and drink selections. Our inventive menu blends Sushi, Japanese, Thai, Korean, and Chinese influences: little bites of modern Tokyo, Bangkok, and Shanghai, all blended in with the energy of Chicago. The menu offers a variety of sushi basics, but the real enticements are the one-of-a-kind "fusion makis" with such names as "Sexy Mexican," "White Angel," and "Diablo". For those sushiphobes, there is a fantastic selection of vegetarian, stir-fry and soup creations.
Chicago, IL 60611
Sushi, Japanese, Pan-Asian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We validate parking for the AMC underground garage lot next door for $12, good for 10 hours.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
Niu Japanese Fusion Lounge Ratings and Reviews
Just into town in Chicago and went looking for sushi for lunch near my hotel. Was able to get in for the lunch specials served before 3pm. Sushi assortment was 4 nice sized nigiri and a maki made out of shredded mystery fish. with salad and miso. Spider roll was half soft shell crab and half shredded mystery fish. It was okay, not great, but not bad for the money. Ingredients were fresh.
We were in Chicago for the Thanksgiving Day Parade that our son was marching in. Not knowing what would be open on Thanksgiving we gave NIU a try and were very happy we did!! Great food, ambiance, service!! Will definitely be back next time we are in Chi-Town!
We've been to Niu several times before and it's always a reliable venue for high quality sushi. Service is attentive without being overbearing. The ambiance is pleasant with interesting decoration, though the lighting level is low enough that my older eyes needed the assistance of the "flashlight" app on my phone to be able to read the menu.
Our group tends to go there for the sushi, so I can't comment on the food that comes out of the kitchen. The sushi is of consistently high quality and the selection of nigiri and rolls is reasonably good. (Can't compare to sushi-friendly cities like S.F. and Seattle, but....
Average menu with standard sushi choices. Nothing really stood out on the menu. The rainbow roll I had was presented well but taste was missing. No side orders of tempura when I asked, however, the waitress returned with a suggestion of sweet potato tempura side. This sounded acceptable but when I received it, I was surprised that it actually was presented in a sushi roll form. Too starchy and lacking taste. I was disappointed with my choices.
NIU is a great little restaurant with creative cocktails and food. The variety of appetizers, sushi rolls, and entrees are impressive. We eat here quite often and are always happy with our meals. The wait-service can be a little hit or miss, but overall satisfactory and never very bad.
The food was excellent. We all had something different and everything was wonderful. Excellent service and comfortable atmosphere. It was lively but you could hear those at your table without a problem. Definitely recommend this place. It was fun and tasty.
Was in Chicago on business and I was hungry for sushi rolls so I used Open Table to find sushi restaurants near my hotel. This one looked interesting and it was a short walk from my hotel. I found the atmosphere modern and pleasant. The service was fast and the waiter friendly and attentive. The sushi roll was great! I will definitely go back when I am in Chicago again.
Portions are generous; food is very tasty. Prices are extremely reasonable for the quality & quantity of food and for the location. Service is consistently excellent. This has become our regular go-to spot for dinner before going to hear jazz in the area. A terrific choice for dinner.
First time patron. Food was excellent. Prices reasonable for sushi. Enjoyed my flight of saki. The atmosphere inside was pretty cool. Eating outside, we missed out on some of that environment. Also, shortly after our food was served, the little flies started coming around. I definitely recommend eating inside due to that only. Otherwise A+ experience.
Our food was good and the ambiance was great, but our server was insanely slow; It took 20-30 minutes for every step of the way. Starting with being greeted about 20 minutes after being seated, then another 20 min before ordering food, (waited a while for the food but that isn't always the server's fault), then waited another 20 minutes to ask for the check, and another 20 minutes for her to bring the credit card back! I felt like we were there FOREVER.
Dependably good Japanese fusion food at a great price. Wine/sake list is varied and reasonably priced. Location next to AMC theaters is convenient for dinner before and after the show. This is our "go-to" neighborhood restaurant. Service is attentive but not intrusive.
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