Juno

4.7
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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. Juno offers a variety of traditional & non-traditional Japanese dishes as well as an extensive list of sashimi, nigiri and premium sake.

For omakase reservations, please visit our sister restaurant, Mako, in the West Loop.
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Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time eating at Juno and it was just as amazing as the first! While there are a lot of options for sushi in Chicago, Juno is absolutely the best! We’ve eaten at some of the top rated sushi restaurants in NYC, LA and SF, and also lived in Japan for two years. I would put Juno in my all time top 3 restaurants! Not only is the sushi so fresh and delicious, but the service is excellent...the waitstaff is always very friendly and attentive.
Highly recommend!!

BF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. As great as we heard. Family will definitely go back when we want to splurge on Japanese and sushi.

JG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. We are still talking about our experience days later.

NS
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and great value for the quality of sushi. Highly recommend the sushi bar for additional sensory experience!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It is really, really expensive

2
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Great food. Will definitely be back

MS
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here three times now and each time I've been uber-impressed. From the food quality to the service, this place is a hidden gem. Far superior to your average (good) sushi place in Chicago.

SW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always

JB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Although good quality, the size of portions are so small. In Los Angeles you would get 2 big pieces of fish in an order of sushi. Not this place, you get one tiny little piece. Really not worth what we paid.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A whole new level of Japanese cuisine. Server couldn’t be nicer or more helpful in guiding us through what could’ve been an intimidating experience. Definitely a place to go back to!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Food was good, everything else was a disappointment. Bad service, long waits.

J
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Nobody greeted us at the front when we arrived. Stood and waited 5 min for hostess to show up. Sushi quality was quite dismal -- boring, small maki rolls without a lot of flavor -- and overpriced. Saki came after we were done with our soup. The Miso soup was also very salty with very few mushrooms in it -- mainly liquid. Very disappointing.

M
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Juno met all of our expectations for food and sushi experience. We had a little issue getting service at first (20 mins after we sat down), but once they realized what happened the waitress was very very good and apologized for the delay.

Would absolutely recommend them if you are looking for a unique experience.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in the city. We love everything. The cocktail list is great and fun way to set the mood for all that is to come. Don’t miss The King and The Queen.

GP
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my son’s 16th birthday when we dined here last weekend. We decided to give it a try due to good reviews and it did not disappoint us. The ambiance is very nice. The service is superb. And the food was really great! It is pricey but on occasion like this, it is worth the splurge! We will definitely come back.

M
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

My companion and I were stunned at how minuscule the nigiri was. It almost seemed like a joke — “dollhouse food.” It would’ve been fine if the fish was exquisite, but it was only okay. The hamachi crudo was so minuscule it was almost laughable. We go to another sushi place, NIU, that is vastly less fashionable, but the hamachi crudo there is far fresher and more flavorful, and each piece is three or four times the size of Juno’s portions. We also didn’t like the way the waitress poured us a small amount of soy sauce, and provided no extra wasabi. The pretentious implication was that “our sushi is so delicious that it doesn’t need anything extra,” which would’ve been fine if it were true — but it wasn’t. Our waitress also condescendingly informed us that there was “a small dab of wasabi between the fish and the rice,” as if that was some sort of unique preparation! Lastly, fairly early on a Saturday night, they were out of what we wanted most, uni. And the green tea dessert was ridiculously skimpy. After spending far too much money for hardly any food, we were both starving, and had to buy some chicken tenders and curly fries at the movie theatre just to fill up.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place!have to go

c
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food. Waiter was awesome.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food !

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Tamago sucks

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

You do not get enough food for the money you pay for... that's all I got to say.

GG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quality of sushi was very good

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food takes TOO LONG

J
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Possibly the best sushi restaurant anywhere. At least as good as any, anywhere

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

very expensive for what you get. ultra thin slices. although what you get is tasty.

L
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu, but be ready for small portions:)

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting menu was spectacular- customized to our party. Recommend highly

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having lived in japan for 5 years we don’t always find Chicago sushi satisfying but Juno knows how sushi should be done. Both traditional fare and elegantly updated modern takes on traditional sushi are delicious. Juno is confident enough to serve their fare without tubs of soy sauce on the table. Juno will be a regular spot for us!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was really good, and the food ingredients were very fresh. I can tell they use the pretty high quality fish to make the sashimi, which was my favorite!! Definitely will go back again!’

M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juno is our favorite restaurant in the city! The Juno King is phenomenal. Great ambiance and service. Food is so fresh.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, food tasted great. Little pricey.

L
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Really small portions... would have rather had higher prices and better slices of fish. Sashimi was so thin that it was hard to taste, not cut appropriately. In general fish quality was bland, service so-so. We had some spilled sauce on our table that sat there throughout the whole meal.

K
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best sushi in Chicago! Love that they have inventive non-sushi dishes as well so you can mix and match.

J
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

All was excellent. We have a handicapped friend and it was a bit difficult for him to negotiate the 2 steps up leading to the restaurant and even more so going down. However, the staff was wonderful and extremely helpful in getting him up and down. It is not to my eye wheelchair accessible but possibly that was not visible to me.

NT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Japanese restaurant in Chicago. If you're visiting or a local you should definitely try out Juno. You will not regret it. If I could I would dine here weekly.

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fancy presentations with great fish, very small portions

LP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night spot and awesome sushi! Will be a new favorite for us!

B
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing Sushi & the Presentation was incredible. The sushi is cut on the small side, so you need to order a TON of food. Well worth it..

MG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

The food and presentation were extremely good. The pasta with lump crab meat and the queen roll with scallops were the favorite. Their edamame is a very tasty and unique treat too!

This place is extremely loud, there isn't any sound absorption. It seems it's concrete walls and floors without any carpet or sound absorbing accents or paintings.

So if you are expecting a quiet sushi experience the bar is a much better offer. I'm not sure the noise can be fixed but the food and service are exceptional.

NC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juno is our #1 date spot - we love the staff and the fish is the freshest in all of Chicago.