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

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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
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Creative Cuisine (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Tasting Menu (7)
Authentic (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Romantic (5)
Business Meals (4)
Fun (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Casual (2)
Cozy (2)
Spicy (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Great Beer (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Absolutely amazing. The best sushi in Chicago. A must.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Amazing food as well as presentation! Great drinks and wonderful service!

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Without fail, even on a Sunday, some of the top sushi in Chicago. Continued to impress out of town friends

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Good sushi but way too expensive for what you get. There are much better sushi restaurants for that value.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Overpriced, with very small portions and very limited menu. Also a very rigid manager with a "customer is wrong" perspective. Other high end Japanese restaurants in Chicago, such as Arami, Kaizan, Momotaro do a much better job. So do medium class ones such as Sai, Rolopalooza, etc.

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Loved the toro tartare. Would come back just for that. Quality of fish was wonderful. Looking forward to coming back for the omakase menu.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Wait staff was not sufficiently knowledgeable about menu nor attentive.

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 (London)·Dined on October 18, 2017

So long to be served even if the restaurant was empty. The sushi are so spicy that you don’t even taste the fish, next time I would go to a Mexican which will cost me less!!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Fantastic food and impeccable service

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Juno is one of the best sushi places in Chicago. And, because it is not in the river north or west loop areas, I believe it has tremendous value, too. It is much cheaper than other good sushi places in those neighborhoods. It is definitely worth a shot for any sushi lover!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 5, 2017

This place is a definitely must-go restaurant if you want to taste authentic sushi. Try the trio tuna and you won’t regret it.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

A very memorable dining experience. It was excellent and we feel so fortunate to have this restaurant in our neighborhood. It's the perfect place for a special evening out or dining with friends. Thanks to everyone at Juno.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Juno historically has been our favorite sushi place in town and the place I recommended when people wanted sushi. After this experience, I likely will not. After arriving, we were seated under a speaker and before sitting down asked for another table so we could have a conversation over the meal. Despite at least 4 other open 2 tops scattered around the restaurant, we were told we would have to wait for a replacement table. We were taken to the near empty bar to grab a drink while waiting. The bartender was very busy moving glasses around. Despite walking passed us several times, we were never offered a drink. 12 min later, our table was ready and the meal began. As usual, the food start d out amazing. After our first pieces of sushi came out there was a 26 min pause (documented by photos of the food) between plates of sushi (first plate was 4 pieces and second was 6). The waitress apologized for the delay. Around this time a table of 5 people were seated at the table next to us and we noted the couple seated at our original table were having a hard time hearing each other. After waiting 32 min and seeing the 5 top receive a sea of sushi, we became a little annoyed. Added to this, our glasses had run dry of tap water and the bottle of Pelligrino and sake was near empty. We were clearly being ignored. We couldn't get the attention of our waitress but caught the eye of the Maitre d' who I explained what was happening and said we were ready to cancel the remainder of our meal and pay for what we had eaten if some sushi wasn't waiting for us. The waitress came over with our bill and we paid and left. On the way out, I wanted to explain more clearly how out of the normal the experience was. From the start, she was defensive and kept saying that they treat all their guests like VIPs and if we didn't understand how the sushi was being coursed out that was our fault. I think the most disappointing thing was how little the manger cared about our feedback.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 22, 2017

I booked a table here a couple of weeks in advance for my boyfriends birthday and we were not disappointed. I read about this place being number one for sushi restaurants in Chicago. I'd have to agree without question. I normally don't care for sushi but I tried nearly everything brought to the table and was completely wowed. The seared scallop and the unagi trio had to have been my favorite. Our server was amazing as well. He was highly knowledgeable and very accommodating for our large group and my many questions. We will definitely be coming back here in the future!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The food took forever...which I would have been ok with, if after waiting for over an hour to be served our main course, they didn't forget my young son's meal. Didn't see our waiter, so I asked another waiter if his food was coming. It never showed. We left and picked up McDonald's on our way home.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Good food, bad service. Very little accountability when asked why food was taking so long. The tables were about 3/4 full and the sushi bar, where we were sitting, was empty. There were six sushi chefs. Good food, slow service. I will not return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Food was on point, my girlfriend and I split the sashimi combo and one of the signature rolls. The server (I wish I remembered his name!) was especially helpful and friendly. Highly recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 14, 2017

The sushi was pretty good but the portions were small and the service very slow. Also, it is very noisy which makes it really hard to have a good conversation. It is also quite pricey

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Juno was a last minute decision, and a good one. Don't let the entrance fool you. Once you go past the foyer, it opens into a handsome space. We used to live in this area, and Juno makes me wish we still did.

The food was creative, taking notes from the likes of Alinea, Next, French Laundry, etc. The seafood was incredible fresh and tasty. They offered items that many average sushi restaurants don't.

The ambiance and decor were lovely. It was a touch loud, even though it wasn't very crowded (Wednesday night).

The service was a bit slow, but they were all very friendly and very professional. We'll definitely be back here if we're in the neighborhood.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Our waitress was extremely corteous and explained some of the menu items in detail.
All food was flavorful and fixed per our request.
Mid-weeek not too crowded.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 25, 2017

food took forever to come out and it wasnt even busy. i expected more as the best rated sushi restaurant.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Excellent experience as always. Never disappoints!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Juno is one of the better Sushi restaurants north of downtown Chicago. Note they do not pre-make any items. All items are prepared at the time of order, so expect slightly longer wait times after you order. (Ever wonder how your food comes out so fast in other sushi restaurants??) This is one of the reasons Juno has such great food and quality. The service is also way above average.

The food is delicious. My only complaint is the pricing for what you get, which is not a common complaint of mine. These were some of the thinnest cuts of fish I've seen. Now, perhaps they are buying higher quality fish and this is needed to make a profit. However, their drinks were a bit on the high side too, with a glass of wine starting at $14 and $8-9 beers. I don't mind paying for a nice meal and the food was delicious, but the prices seem a bit inflated for what you get. I'd even be fine with the price if the fish cuts were a bit thicker.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great modern interior atmosphere, staff was very friendly and professional, sushi was amazing!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Excellent food and service.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Loved Juno- can't wait to come back

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Never been to Juno before. What a great find! I love sushi and have been a big fan of Kai Zan. Now I have to say, Juno is head-to-head with my all time favorite.

Food is exquisite, service is outstanding and the atmosphere is a combination of both.

Highly recommended.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Top notch sushi in beautiful dining areas. Fabulous cocktails and creative small plates from the kitchen will keep us coming back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Let's just forget any talk about $$$. The food and presentations were exquisite. A taste sensation in our group's estimation.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Juno is perfect. omakase is a must. if not, EVERYTHING on the Signature Menu is delicious. Juno never disappoints.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 31, 2017

fantastic high quality sushi
not as "gimmicky" as some though very creative and every bite was delish!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We had the uni shooters, ceviche mani and nigri chef's choice platters, followed by dessert with green tea. All the fish was exceptionally fresh and though portions were a bit small for the price, the balance of flavors was superb. I would definitely go back again for another night of excellent sushi!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 23, 2017

There are good sushi restaurants in Chicago. There are many adequate pedestrian sushi restaurants in Chicago. However, there are few exceptional sushi restaurants. Amongst the few at the very top, JUNO reigns King.

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Organic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Great food although menu needs more descriptors of meal-how the sushi comes.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Juno was an amazing experience.

Everything was outstanding. Cannot wait to make another reservation

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Delicious innovative Japanese food in a lovely space. Service is friendly and precise...great drinks, too.
Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 14, 2017

We tried omasake. Very high peer food. Food courses are so beautiful and good tasting. But 200 dollars for 15ish pieces meet are not enough for me. If u wanna try something special for your special occasion, u may want to do this.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Best Japanese restaurant in Chicago!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 11, 2017

We loved Juno! The Tako Maguro, Crisp Saki and broccoli were especially delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Best sushi in Chicago, hands down. Exquisite dining experience. Chef BK and team go to every length to make sure guests enjoy nothing but the best.

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