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Ani

4.3
4.3
87 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Located south of Wrigley Field, Ani serves up flavorful Japanese fare. Its inviting setting features wooden tables and chairs, as well as warm lighting. Guests can begin their dining experience at Ani with carpaccio, spicy tofu or miso soup. An entr�e of noodles with rib-eye steak, grilled Amish chicken with seasonal vegetables or black tiger prawns will please the palate. This eatery also serves a variety of sushi rolls, maki, sashimi and nigiri. Ani offers a variety of drinks with meals, including wine, sake flights and cocktails. It features daily specials and outdoor seating for guests to take in the views of the neighborhood as they dine. This restaurant provides delivery services, as well as catering for private events.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Phone number
    (872) 206-8553
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Shin Matsuda
  • Catering
    Ani is pleased to offer a wide range catering options to suit any type of special event or office meeting. Bento boxes are favorites for business lunches and client meetings. Family style plating is available for larger groups. To leave a lasting impression on your guests, on site chef are available.
  • Private party facilities
    From corporate holiday parties, wedding rehearsal dinners and birthday celebrations to sake tastings, private dining and chef-coursed meals: ANI offers a variety of accommodations for large party dining experiences.
  • Private party contact
    Heather Hughes: (872) 206-8553
  • Neighborhood
    Lakeview / East Lakeview
  • Cross street
    Southport
  • Parking details
    Ample street parking is available steps from our entrance.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 87 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 1Value

NoiseModerate

87 Reviews
  1. sofiadujour

    Chicago

    226 reviews

    4.0

    226 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Maki, robata, sashimi, donburi, takoyaki, rounded out with sake flights: a full Japanese experience! Good selection of specials, too. Favorites include the maki - clean flavor focusing on the fish, not covered up with sauces. Ebi robata is a must (eel robata sounds exciting but it's pretty much the same bbq eel you get anywhere else. The flounder in the donburi tasted fishy and a bit over-grilled, the uni was duller than usual, and takoyaki could stand to have bigger octopus pieces, but overall a good experience with many choices (and we have yet to try the ramen!).

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  2. pleasant2dine

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My fiancé and I love sushi. So, we decided to try somewhere that we've never been to. When we arrived, we got seated right away. But we waited for the server for quite some time. We said to each other that hopefully the food will make up for making us wait so long for service. And indeed, it did. The food was excellent. Although, it is a little overpriced. But we had a great time and we enjoyed our dinner.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was outstanding and expansive saki menu.

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  4. GroupDiner

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a nice neighborhood spot for good food. There's nothing special about the food, but it's not overpriced. Good value. Very quiet. Nice décor with high ceilings. There are two big tables that can hold groups of at least 8 people, so we will be back.

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  5. Alice

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an amazing dining experience - everything we ate (from the Restaurant Week menu) was delicious, the service was spectacular - not overly intrusive but always there and quick, and the ambiance was private and sort of upscale relaxed. We brought our (thankfully quiet!) baby with us and the restaurant was very accommodating. We already made plans to go back!

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  6. Carls

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the $44 restaurant week dinner and I choose the BRUSSELS SPROUTS for the first course with togarashi, garlic chips, house soy, & bonito. The TAKO YAKI octopus beignets for the second course with tonkatsu sauce, bonito, & kizami. For the third course I had the EBI & MANGO maki sushi roll with poached shrimp, avocado, kewpie mayo, mango, ohba leaf. The fourth course I choose the green tea matcha ice cream. Everything was superb! Sooooo delicious! I wanted two of everything. In fact, my only complaint is that everything was so good I wanted more.

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  7. DebG

    Chicago

    75 reviews

    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first visit, we ordered off of the Restaurant Week menu and thought everything we had was great! We had a really nice server who was knowledgable and helped us w/ choosing saki as well. Nice place to have in the neighborhood and will be back.

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  8. Alyson

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A friend of mine was coming in from out of town, and we wanted to grab dinner that wasn't far from my home in Lincoln Park. I read the Yelp reviews for Ani and was not disappointed! The service was so friendly, and we did not feel rushed at all. The food was fantastic, and even though it was a bit expensive, we felt that the quality of the sushi and sashimi we ordered was well worth the price. I would recommend this for a low key dinner with a friend or significant other and will for sure bring my out of town guests here again!

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  9. sweettooth

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sushi was delicious and special pork bun was outstanding. Attentive and helpful service.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for New Years sushi & wine and we were expecting to spend money for a memorable night between 4people. But for sharing the maki was tad overpriced & we were expecting more for 15$ per roll which wasn't enough food for us. But it was still a really fun place!

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FAQs

Ani offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (872) 206-8553.

Ani is rated 4.3 stars by 87 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Ani

3056 Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60657

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Southport
  • Neighborhood
    Lakeview / East Lakeview
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Ample street parking is available steps from our entrance.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Shin Matsuda
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (872) 206-8553
  • Catering
    Ani is pleased to offer a wide range catering options to suit any type of special event or office meeting. Bento boxes are favorites for business lunches and client meetings. Family style plating is available for larger groups. To leave a lasting impression on your guests, on site chef are available.
  • Private party facilities
    From corporate holiday parties, wedding rehearsal dinners and birthday celebrations to sake tastings, private dining and chef-coursed meals: ANI offers a variety of accommodations for large party dining experiences.
  • Private party contact
    Heather Hughes: (872) 206-8553
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