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Hinoki Sushiko, Chicago, IL
Award-winning

Hinoki Sushiko

4.0
4
106 Reviews
$50 and over
Sushi
Featured in the Michelin guide Chicago selection, Chef/owner Gustavo Barahona and Beverage Director/GM Zak Sherman Boast a dual concept Japanese restaurant
Featuring hand crafted cocktails, Sakes, Beers, and a world class selection of whiskys.

Join us at our 1st floor Izakaya serving warm Japanese comfort food and inventive Japanese fare Or let us take you on an adventure at our 2nd floor omakase where Chef Gustavo serves 15+ courses of Fresh, High quality fish among other surprises offering Beverage pairings throughout your experience.

Located in Chicago’s Elston Corridor of the new Lincoln Yards Neighborhood.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese Speciality, Lounge
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (773) 687-8898
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Latinx or Hispanic, Women
  • Executive chef
    Chef Gustavo Barahona
  • Catering
    Catering options available on request
  • Private party facilities
    Buy-outs of the 1st floor Izakaya Lounge and/or 2nd floor Omakase Restaurant are available. As well as semi private events for large groups
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Lincoln Park
  • Cross street
    Elston and Willow
  • Parking details
    Free street parking is ample
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

What 106 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

106 Reviews
  1. AngelaB

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Remove this restaurant from your list. It is permanently closed. I'm not sure why you still permit people to make reservations.

    1 person found this helpful

  2. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I showed up to this restaurant with a reservation and it was CLOSED. We called and waited outside, ultimately we left and ate somewhere. Very unprofessional and very sad because we were so excited.

    1 person found this helpful

  3. Nicole

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I reserved a table for a Thursday at 5:30. It's supposed to open at 5pm, but was closed! No email about my reservation. I called and left a voicemail. No call back either. Pretty bummed, was really looking forward to it.

    1 person found this helpful

  4. foodaddict

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This food was so delicious — unexpected dishes alongside familiar sushi options. The ambiance was perfect for a date night and service was exceptional. Highly recommend.

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  5. Chris

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Omakase experience was wonderful. Every piece was well executed and delicious. Cocktails were excellent as well

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went her with my wife for our anniversary. Amazing spot and food tucked away on the Elston corridor. Without a doubt one of the top quality food restaurants in Chicago. Can’t wait to go back!

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  7. CWL615

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Gustavo was wonderful. Unfortunately, the sous chef who was working next to him needed a lot of help. Gustavo was constantly at her station remolding the unsatisfactory nigiri. The wait staff was piled up at the pick up station because she was working so slow. A few times Gustavo stopped service for the omakase and helped make nigiri and maki. The food was fantastic, but seeing this sous chef struggle the whole night turned the ambiance sour. I would return, but before ordering anything from the sushi bar, I would make sure this sous chef is not the one to prepare my food.

    1 person found this helpful

  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    was pleasantly surprised that it had a happy hour, drinks were phenomenal, as was the food. service was extremely attentive and fun.

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  9. MaureenB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding! Our server was very kind and helpful, definatley going back!!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful staff, wonderful food! Best sushi in Chicago. The GM always makes a point of personally checking in on guests - great place.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service! The mushrooms out insane!

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  12. ScottD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious. Luke was our waiter/bartender- he went above and beyond to give us an amazing experience.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food, amazing ambiance! Definitely going back!

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  14. EYL1967

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding Omakase with phenomenal wine and sake pairing. Highly recommend HS to anyone who loves sushi. Chef Gustavo and the GM - Zak are both incredibly aware of providing an outstanding experience!!!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a fantastic restaurant run by an incredibly warm and knowledgeable staff. Every dish is insanely good and we always feel very welcomed. The tree in the middle of the restaurant is so cool and the sake menu is amazing. The staff takes this place to the next level and we love to celebrate special events here!

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  16. Makakilo

    Chicago

    223 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    223 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was wonderful and our server Luke and the general manager Zack truly made our dining experience special.

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  17. WayneS

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Yet again a great experience. Great selection, especially the Otoro.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went here for dinner for the first time on Thursday and absolutely LOVED IT!!! We are definitely coming back!!!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    By far the worst omakase experience I had. This is basically a nigiri sampler, 10$ per piece.

    2 people found this helpful

  20. RFCityDweller

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    While the atmosphere and decor were great, the food was nothing special. We don’t plan to go back. The highlight was their selection of Japanese whiskeys. Superb. Great for a drink but a very limited menu.

    1 person found this helpful

  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, service and atmosphere. Such a hidden gem in Lincoln Yards.

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  22. ToddH

    Dallas

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Menu is not extensive, but some great options. Food is high quality and unique options. Void of the lamb gyoza being a bit gamey, everything else was delicious. Waygu sliders were amazing. Nigiri rolls a tad on the small size, but very flavorful. Buttered mushrooms very good also.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional. It is quite expensive so more of a special occasion place, but this is best sushi place in Chicago in my opinion. My third time there and it always delivers. Thanks!!!

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  24. JennieB

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was so good- do not skip the mushrooms. Service and cocktails were great.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    As a out of town visitor, the choice of the restaurant was solely based on availability of time. Being unfamiliar with this city, it was looking “sketchy” as our Uber pulled into what looked like an industrial park that was DARK. The only reason we got out, we saw signs of life through narrow windows. The “side” entrance didn’t make it clear how to get into the place. Nonetheless we made it inside to discover what looked like a happening spot. We weren’t there to chill, we went there to eat. The extremely limited menu made it difficult to make decisions especially when the offerings were single items. Meaning for a sushi restaurant, the sashimi was priced for ONE PIECE ONLY. There were no options for multiples other than ordering more. The food was good BUT nothing to make a lasting impression. This place is basically a tapas joint that serves sushi. Nice but not enough for a return visit.

    1 person found this helpful

  26. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Omakase was amazing. Service was great! Our party was even a little late arriving, and chef accommodated us despite the single time for seating. Good quality sushi at a reasonable price. Highly recommended

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  27. WhatthefoodChicago

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great! I’ve never heard about this place before and that I was surprised they’ve been opened for a couple of year! The decor and ambience was really nice which perfect for a date night I think. Food and drinks menu was kinda small. For 2 people I recommend 2-3 dishes to share. Also I noticed that they also have an Omakase as well. I’ll be back to try it!

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  28. AMB08

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant, food, cocktails and service were amazing. Looking forward to going back again soon.

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  29. babetheboo

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the vibe of the restaurant. The appetizers were decent and so was the noodle. However, the maki rolls were disappointing. The rice was very dry and not a lot of taste to it. The sweet potato maki was just sweet potato and unagi sauce. There was not a lot of dishes on the menu if you are expecting a full list of sushi. The service was excellent. Overall, if you are looking for a new place to try, this might be the place. If you are here for sushi, I would recommend finding another restaurant to try instead.

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  30. NNnnnn

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff made us feel special and welcome. The drinks and food were delicious. Go there for a date, a special occasion or just cause you want to sit in a cool cozy space and have excellent cocktails and food. We definitely will!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10/10 service, food, ambiance and happy hour deal ❤️ one of my new fav spots.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious! I was a particular fan of the lamb gyoza, the sauce is amazing. I also thought the restaurant had such a cool look and ambiance. I’d like to go back and try the Omakase upstairs! Perfect for a date night

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  33. Sergio

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is perfect across the board. The ambience, the service, the decor, the FOOD!, and the prices are almost too good to be true. The menu is exactly what a typical guest is looking for, not overly cluttered with random components, honoring traditional Japanese fair with just enough creativity that brings it into a modern day experience. Will definitely return.

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  34. TerraS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything I ate was delicious. Service was a little slow but they were very nice.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for having us and helping celebrate my friend bday!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service, ambience and food were all great. Menu is inviting for all level of sushi eaters as there are hot + cold dishes as well. You can order a few pieces from their Omakase tasting as well without doing the full tasting. All and all great and look forward to dining again!

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  37. Mikey

    Chicago

    56 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We went on a double date with friends and was looking forward to a unique omakase experience, and it was OK. The pieces were sizeable and tasty, but didn’t leave a lasting impression. Drink options were great and service was awesome. We may try the a là carte menu on the main level next time.

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  38. Olivia

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was excellent. Their Omakase was my first, and it was by far the freshest sushi I have ever had.

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  39. Broshoo

    Phoenix

    66 reviews

    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific place. We really enjoyed our dishes. Have some great offerings. Service was great too. We’ll be back.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience, delicious! 10/10 Omakase

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Hinoki Sushiko using the Order Online button. Hinoki Sushiko also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 687-8898.

Hinoki Sushiko is rated 4 stars by 106 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Hinoki Sushiko

1721 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60642-1533

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    Elston and Willow
  • Neighborhood
    Lincoln Park
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese Speciality, Lounge
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Free street parking is ample
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Latinx or Hispanic, Women
  • Executive chef
    Chef Gustavo Barahona
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    (773) 687-8898
  • Catering
    Catering options available on request
  • Private party facilities
    Buy-outs of the 1st floor Izakaya Lounge and/or 2nd floor Omakase Restaurant are available. As well as semi private events for large groups
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