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About Juno

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.

2638 N. Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
N Lincoln and W Wrightwood

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 935-2000

Website:
http://www.junosushichicago.com/

Public Transit:
Brown Line and CTA

Executive Chef:
BK Park

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Wine

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Juno Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (21)
Special Occasion (20)
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Creative Cuisine (17)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
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Neighborhood Gem (11)
Healthy (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Business Meals (7)
Casual (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Cozy (5)
Fun (5)
Romantic (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tapas (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
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Quick Bite (2)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Was a good but not great experience.

We did Omakase and some courses were great while others were just OK. Must say the cuts and the freshness of the fish is better than I have seen elsewhere.

Also one of the reasons you do omakase is to be able to interact with the chef. I am sure the Chef tried but we were not able to very communicate very effectively.

All in all we enjoyed but thought it was underwhelming for $150 meal. We will be back but next time we will do alacarte

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Still one of the better restaurants for sushi/sashimi and omakase. However be aware that
Each piece of sushi or sashimi is priced individually and that this can run up the price considerably. Service staff varies from very attentive to disinterested.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Very authentic sushi. Great recommendations from waiter. Excellent sushi

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We love sushi, and wanted our daughter to experience the best we could find for a special occasion. Juno was *perfect*. Amazing food. Spectacular presentation. Great staff. A very memorable evening.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

This was our second visit to Juno for one of our son's birthdays. The first time was excellent. This time was good but the service was not quite as good and a couple of the food items were a click off, though several of the dishes were spectacular. For the very high price of the food (the wine was reasonably priced) I would have expected the sashimi to have been a bit larger and all of the food to have been spectacular. I expect we will go back but at that price/experience ration, it will not be often.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The food was not as good as I remembered it. Maybe they were having an off night. One thing I do remember is that it is not worth the money. Not even close.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

First time at Juno. I love sushi but maybe prefer more "traditional"items. The food was good and nicely served The bill was kind of high but I guess it was more to do with the liquor (2 glasses of wine and 2 cocktails were $50). Hard to get wasabi and ginger though we asked for it. Twice. Might go back but really prefer other are sushi. Lovely minimalist but kind of elegant decor.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Best sushi in ALL of Chicago !

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food is really amazing here. My personal favorite is eel trio. It's a platter of 3 different types of eel sushi with a tamago. The service is outstanding too. I had a waitress Grace who took really good care of me during the entire dinner process.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Maybe dim the lights a bit for dinner service?

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Had a reservation for 2 and we had my 12 y.o. daughter as well, and the hostess made a big deal about adding a third party to the reservation, when the tables seat four.

Then the meal took a long time to get after the order and overall the service left something more to be desired

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food was great, fish was very fresh, but service was slow.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Ultimate freshness, the highest quality of ingredients, highly professional service, unique presentation, perfect harmony in taste.

This is by far the best sushi place in Chicago.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Casual, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Not worth the money

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great food! Loved the Uni shooters. Very relaxing, easy to have a conversation and enjoy some great sashimi and maki. We will definitely be going back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Best sushi in Chicago - can't go wrong

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Loved it
Great innovative sushi
Lovely atmosphere
Great for date night

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Juno definitely has good sushi, especially for what you can find in the Midwest. Their uni shots are really good, and the service staff was great. The only downsides were their whiskey and beer selection was lacking. For an upscale restaurant, they should have a variety of Japanese whiskey such as Yamazakis, hibiki's, etc., but they don't. Their prices are pretty steep, but Japanese food tend to be expensive in the Midwest. If you're fine with dropping $250+ for you and a date, then I recommend you try it. I haven't tried the omakase yet, but I'll have to try it next time. It was a good overall experience.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was great. Tried the sea urchin nigiri which i didn't like quite as much but it is an acquired taste I guess. They have A5 Wagyu Beef tartar which was very good but difficult to eat with chopsticks for a beginner/intermediate level chopstick user. Food took a little while to get to table but this is likely because it was quite busy. Overall very good and imo best high-end sushi spot in Chicago.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly, Organic, Healthy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Juno was fantastic! Every cut of fish we ordered was very fresh. I found the menu inventive, fun, and delicious. This may be my new favorite sushi spot in Chicago!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Always delicious! Best sushi ever! Consistently amazing service and meal. Love this place.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Dined there on New Year’s Eve, and in spite of being seated at 10, just an hour before closing, service was prompt and friendly. From the hostess to the busboy, everyone was professional and kind. The sushi was very good–excellent quality. But the prices are outrageous. This is the only reason I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant. The wine is very overpriced, too.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Creative Japanese cuisine. Melt in your mouth Saba nigiri. Seared scallop with soba was a good size and incredibly good. the “king” and “queen” sushi, two pieces of deliciousness in your mouth, cool nori, warm rice, something crunchy topped with slightly spiced choppped salmon or scallop.
Also had all the usual traditional sashimi, and sushi, but quality was amazing. Since Chicago is the hub for Japan airline I wonder if their fish is flown in daily from japan. Much of the fish was sourced from japan and Korea
Go to this restaurant if you want a very special experience with Japanese cuisine. Prices not bad for the quality

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Best sushi in Chicago. this was our second visit. Very fresh seafood.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

This was my second time at Juno. We went last years for my daughters birthday and she wanted to go back this year. The food is all so fresh, carefully prepared, delicious. The staff is friendly and helpful. The venue is just the right size, intimate yet lively. We love Juno!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We arrived and the host was gracious enough to tell us “happy anniversary”. Then sat us in the main isle of the restaurant which was almost empty when we arrived for our 10:15 reservation. I’m assuming because they didn’t want to clean anywhere else. The waiter got our order incorrect twice right of the bat. Which we were then billed for. Overall experience very very poor. Seemed as though they were more interested in closing early because of their traffic. Plus we had to listen to louder employees sitting at a table as though they were already off the clock. Not good.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Amazing and creative sushi pieces, we thoroughly enjoyed everything we ate. The only off item was the sushi rice - it was undercooked (hard pieces). Otherwise everything was great.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 19, 2017

It’s hard to say what was more delicious the food or the service both were outstanding. Definitely pricier than I anticipated if it were not for that I would be there on a very regular basis.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Worth the price. Innovatived preparation and the smoked hamachi is unbelievable.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Fantastic everything!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Juno sushi is amazing and the service is always top notch.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Fish did not feel fresh at all. Sashimi was dry. Some cheap powdered wasabi bought in bulk probably. Ebi was fine but overall their nigiri masked under their potion was not much better than the sashimi.

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vip
 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food here is very good, but there were way to many things wrong with service food, pacing, and atmosphere to want to go back. If you do end up eating here make sure that you get seated in the main dining room....not in the entrance like an afterthought. Look at the menu well in advance and pick out your meal. We had stretches between courses that were 35 minutes with no food when we ordered 5 courses. It took 15 minutes to get a glass of wine. When we spoke with management they said this is "just how it is" during the evening dinner rush. There are equally good places in this area serving the same food with better service and price. Pick those!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The sashimi here is amazing. We tried one of the signature smoked dishes and it was okay; same with the crisp sake maki. The sashimi was melt in your mouth fantastic, as usual. My hot tea started out lukewarm and got cold pretty quickly.

Our server was great, very engaged and accommodating, and our food tended to be available pretty quickly even though we ordered one item at a time. What REALLY bothered me was one of the guys filling water picked up the glasses by the very top, right where you put your mouth. Ugh! I saw him do that through the whole dining room. So gross.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Very good service. The rice was the proper temperature and texture. The scallop with squid ink pasta was one of the nicer dishes I’ve had this year.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This is my second time coming into this beautiful establishment. Standouts for me are the Signature Maki and my all-time favorite, Tamago. Seriously, this is the best tamago I have ever had (I've never been to Japan) but the texture is pillowy and could be pound cake. My boyfriend is a fan of the uni shooter.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Best sushi i have ever had

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Absolutely the best as always!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I will not come to this restaurant again. They change lots of food style and most of the time they are out of A5 wagyu. The waiter forgot one of my friend's order, and the level standard of nigiri was slide. So disappointed.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

I had high hopes for Juno since I had read a few very good reviews on yelp and the Michelin guide mentioned it positively. Not sure if our waiter was new or his general attitude was off but he constantly forgot that we were there, did a poor job explaining anything on the menu ("What's the Unagi roll like" - "Well, it has unagi, rice..."). The food was pretty pricey for what you got (okay, I knew that...). Also, the restaurant closes at 10 which I found out after they sat us for our 9pm reservation. At 10.15 we were the only people in the restaurant quickly trying to finish our bottle of wine while people around us heavily cleaned up. Please, if you don't want people to be there at 10, don't take 9pm reservations and forget about the guests for 30 min.

I would be happy to pay the price for this place if the ambience and the service was good. It's not though.

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