Juno

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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
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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
1 review
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
31 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
64 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.

NK
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food at this restaurant is exquisite. Everything we had was delicious and beautifully presented, especially the tuna nigiri, the gomai, the oysters and the sesame ice cream. The chef takes everything to a new level, and the food was as good or better than in some of the excellent places where we dined in Tokyo. Service was attentive and caring. The noise level in the restaurant was so high that we asked to sit in the bar, which worked out well.

d
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Surprised with the poor quality of sushi rice and nori. This restaurant definitely is not authentic and didn't taste right for the high price charged too.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Never seen nigiri and maki so pathetic, so small, and the rice was not cooked well. The ingredients were not fresh at all. Don’t even mention the desert, we ordered chocolate creme brûlée, it was not enough chocolate flavor and the strawberry was not fresh as well. The music was pretty loud. The server was very attentive though.

K
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Japanese sushi. A bit overpriced for the area, but definitely worth a try.

r
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The King Juno, Queen Juno, and the two smoked sushi bites they have are some of the most unique and delicious pieces of sushi I have ever tasted. The cocktails we had were pretty tasty.

JM
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I took an Uber paid $25 from a hotel one way to go to this restaurant because pictures on the website showed good looking sushi. Although fish was fresh, the sushi rice (Shari) was terrible!!!! As a sushi lover from Japan, their sushi was the the worst sushi I ever had.

The low quality of rice were cocked too dry to eat. In Japan, after the fresh ingredients, Shari is the most important part of sushi; an apprentice spends years to learn how to select rice and cook it well.

I could not even order directly to a sushi cook even at the counter. Also, the show case displayed mainly non-fish items like cucumber, eggs, etc.

They charge so high like a sushi restaurant in NYC where actually a Japanese chef offers A high end sushi. Do not go here!!!

MM
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and the dishes were phenomenal, best sushi I’ve had in Chicago

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service excellent, food is good but on the expensive side. Presentation for nigiri and other items are great. Sashimi bowl presentation ok. I like that the music is not overbearing and loud!

A
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently amazing food and service - this time was no exception!

BC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi, lovely setting and service

G
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall1food2service4ambience3

I don't want to throw the people at Juno under the bus here—they were very kind—but my wife and I had a rather poor experience there the other night. We love sushi, and have high expectations; we went to Juno hoping to have hi-quality nigiri. Their nigiri tasted fine, but the fish was a razor-thin slice on a thick wad of rice and the natural flavor of the fish was completely overpowered by seasonings and sauces. Good sushi in general and nigiri in particular should not hide the taste of fish; at the very least a good sushi restaurant shouldn't skimp on the amount of fish. AND it was at least twice as expensive as one of my favorite sushi restaurants in our original hometown of Cambridge. So in the end we paid an exorbitant amount of money for a bunch of flavored rice, and went home hungry. Granted that one of their signature rolls was slightly better than the nigiri we had ordered, I still feel that Juno is superficially-oriented and caters to people who don't actually like or appreciate sushi, which is especially disappointing seeing that they were highly rated on several sites. And I say all of this not as a purist who believes sushi has to always be traditional...but it at least shouldn't give the impression that you're making bank on selling people moderately tasty, overpriced slabs of rice. Sorry Juno :(

MK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

CG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Deicious sushi and friendly helpful service but it took a while, 2.5hrs to get through appetizers, entree and dessert. Noise level was loud, couldnt hear person across from me. Expensive for size of proportions.

EI
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently amazing sushi. So fresh! The best in Chicago!

OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food excellent, small portions. Would have liked more guidance from server on how to order/number of dishes

DI
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service and delicious food! We'll be back.

b
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juno has the most amazing, melt-in-your-mouth, high quality sushi in Chicago. The presentation and service are at a premium, and you get what you pay for. Be prepared to drop some $$$ here.

OW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good foods with quiet environment! What a great found!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good quality sushi.
Very noisy place.
Median service.
Too high price for the qualitativa.

DM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive staff. Knowledgeable about the menu and patient with our questions. Presentation was excellent and quality of the dishes was outstanding.