Juno

4.7
633 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
Juno is an intimate Japanese restaurant in the heart of Lincoln Park. Led by the expertise of Executive Chef/Owner BK Park, Juno strives to perfect a combination of quality and consistency in food and service. Best known for its innovative and elegant omakase experience, Juno also offers a variety of traditional & non-traditional Japanese dishes as well as an extensive list of sashimi, nigiri and premium sake.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(773) 935-2000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
BK Park
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
N Lincoln and W Wrightwood
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Public transit
Brown Line and CTA
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.7

Juno is a quality sushi spot in Lincoln Park. It's casual but pricy at the same time.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 633 People Are Saying
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London
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best sushi in chicago. And some great new appetizers including the kale gomae and grilled cucumbers. All of the makis, nigiri and the Juno Queen were awesome as always. Also, delicious wine and sake offerings.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional! The food was absolutely outstanding, the presentation was gorgeous, and the service was amazing with really friendly staff!

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JC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Yummy. Smaller portions (compared to japan). The decor is boring and generic, just disappointing. More special occasion but didn’t seem super special.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We let our server know we had to leave at a specific time to make a movie. They were more than accommodating .

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s
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing place defiantly worth to try it out im going again for sure

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n
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always delicious. Everyone loved it.

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NR
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious food!

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MH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was excellent but even for a ‚small‘ eater the portions were challengingly small. Best bet to eat something filling is the Maki. The entrees are more a two-bite size which for the price is not a good value. We opted for dessert but again the size was just about enough to wet your appetite.
While the ambience was overall nice the temperature inside was on the cool side and didn’t really warm up during our stay.

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I was visiting from out of town and went there on a busy night and had a later reservation. Shortly after I ordered, I was told they had run out of sushi rice. I’m the 30 yrs I’ve been eating sushi, this was a first. Needless to say it was a huge disappointment. Wish I had gone to another place to eat. Anywhere else.

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TM
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came here for our daughters birthday. The food and service were outstanding. I’ve eaten here before and now my family knows how awesome it is! Best sushi in Lincoln Park s d possibly Chicago!

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i
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent, the best sushi in the midwest. Uni shooter, Juno King, Juno smoke, squid ink pasta with scallop, fluke nigiri, braised kale, tuna trio, mackerel trio all standouts.

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a
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Friday 8:30PM reservation for two. 6 pieces of nigiri and 6 pieces of sashimi, what was to be our first order, ended up being our last. It took 50-60 minutes after ordering for our food to arrive. No comment/apology from management. Perhaps this is the Juno standard. Will not be back.

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MS
Chicago
76 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Extraordinary sushi in an unlikely sytretch of Lincoln Ave. Its all about flavor, presentation, and creativity. Service can be spotty on a busy night and the noise level can be quite loud, but the delectable food makes up for it all. It can be pricey, but worth every penny.

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M
Chicago
163 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was so glad that we went here--loved this place! You've got to get the scallops and the wagyu (if it's on the menu), but everything we had was delicious.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best quality sushi I have ever tried

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RR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

It’s very rare for me to take the time to write a review, but after going to Juno on so many occasions the food quality has taken a sharp decline. Remembering over the past few years a restaurant that provided traditional high quality sushi has morphed into a place where ordering fluke means having truffle and loads of salt on top. Additionally, the quality of fish at least on this night wasn’t as expected. While this may be one experience out of the norm my go to sushi place will have to change going forward.

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JP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was always ahead of expectations, drinks were good and the food was excellent!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing sushi, service and ambiance. Wow. Not cheap but worth it.

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SF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress, Grace, was phenomenal and made ordering things off the menu very easy! It was delicious and will definitely go back. We've decided it's our favorite sushi place in the city!

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B
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our best dining experiences ever. Bucket list Omakaze.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Speciality sushi is excellent. Juno Queen, smoked hamachi are my favorites. Nice upscale environment. A little pricey.

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CM
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Recommended by a a friend....it didn't disappoint. Delicious sushi!! Even the basics were a little tastier than usual. But their specialities were outstanding. Nice atmosphere, very pleasant staff.

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JV
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you to Samantha for another fabulous evening at Juno! The best Sushi experience in Chicago.

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D
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Minuscule portions, tasteless ramen broth. The crisp sake maki roll and grilled octopus were pleasant, but not enough to offset the poor value.

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TJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular. Every. Single. Time. Be sure and explore all sections of the menu, and trust your server.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Juno is a true sushi lovers dream. You won’t find any deep fried rolls with cream cheese or imitation crab here, just fresh, high quality fish. The chef does an amazing job creating dishes that utilize quality, fresh ingredients to deliver a unique dining experience. The quality of the sushi is easily on par, and I would argue better, than Momotaro at better prices.

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OT
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was wonderful, really took the time to explain and suggest different foods to us. Can’t wait to return.

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MR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Juno is probably one of the highest quality sushi and omakase joints in the city. This is not your typical neighborhood sushi restaurant. These chefs are top-level and they buy some of the freshest high quality product in the city. Worth every penny. Lucky to leave nearby.

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v
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fresh, beautifully presented, and they manage to achieve an incredible balance between simplicity and complexity that makes you want to taste everything. I can’t even explain, you just have to try it.

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SD
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good was great and the staff was amazing. Was a little skeptical when we walked in becuase it was empty and didn’t seem what I would expect, but then the host seated us in the back where the scene completely changes. Super cool atmosphere and the sushi was amazing!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Love the Uni handroll! Service was attentive but a bit slow!

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JL
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent quality. Simply prepared. My girlfriend is Japanese and she loved it. Only a couple things we didn’t care for out of about 10!

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CF
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Juno has reminded me what good, fresh sushi and sashimi tastes like. Their extremely knowledgeable staff guided my husband (a sushi newbie) and me (who grew up on it) through the wonderful assortment of Japanese delicacies. The incredibly fresh and properly portioned seafood reminded me just how average or below average much of the in-authentic sushi and sashimi is in Chicago. No rolls with cream cheese or jalepenos here. Just super fresh, quality ingredients and wonderful flavor pairings. The pastry chef also knocked it out of the park with dessert pairings that didn't overwhelm the refreshing meals. I highly recommend this Lincoln Park spot for those who love sushi. You'll be glad you tried it!

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MR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I’m interested in learning about Japanese cuisine. Juno was perfect. Our server was instructive, helpful, friendly and efficient. We sat st the counter which afforded the opportunity to see other dishes. And whichever server was picking up the order the person was happy to tell me about the dish. Plus, each dish and morsel was excellent in taste and looks.

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MS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love it! And i have been in a lot of restaurants in Chicago!!👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

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b
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From a couple who lived in Japan for five years, this is as good as it gets in Chicago for authentic sushi. Whether you want an innovative or experimental taste, or just high end traditional perfect sushi, the chef and highly knowledgeable waitress have you covered (take advantage of her knowledge). There is also a premier sake menu (complete with Nigori and NamaZake expressions) and Japanese whiskey menu. Also, the cocktail menu and bar is also not to be missed. All bases covered here!

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JO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

absolutely fabulous meal. every single dish was a sensory and delicious treat.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small, hidden spot with amazing, fresh food. It is a must for everyone to go try! Service was very nice as well; the server answered very thoroughly to our questions regarding food.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Our server, Grace, was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We trusted her with choosing pretty much our entire meal (including the sake that was delicious)! She asked the right questions to figure out our likes and dislikes and curated a delicious meal for us. The food is expensive, but the quality is very high and the fish was extremely fresh.

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j
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great sushi, loud and packed dining hall. Maybe the sushi bar is a better choice for dinner.

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