Juno is a quality sushi spot in Lincoln Park. It's casual but pricy at the same time.
Sushi, service, menu, Grace was top notch. Maybe educate the bartender on sake but I think she was new so please do not take this as harsh criticism. Everything was perfect. Thank you for great evening
- the food is good, not outstanding, but good; in my opinion Momotaro is several levels better
- the noise level in their is atrocious, if people are yelling and screaming maybe the managers should ask them not to offend other guests
- it took considerable more than half an hour to get seated after the reserved time and only after pestering the host multiple times
- overall: not a very pleasant experience
Juno is our family's favorite sushi restaurant in Chicago. The food is consistently outstanding, the service and attention to detail are top-notch, and the atmosphere is intimate yet casual and friendly. I feel welcome every time I go. I would highly recommend Juno.
Fantastic meal, and I'm not even big on sushi (but my wife is). We came in for her birthday. They were able to accommodate our request to sit at the sushi bar. Service was impeccable all night - our server was super helpful to talk through any item on the menu. The smoked bites were really fantastic - highlight of the meal for sure. We will certainly be back!
Great date night spot, we love the ambiance and some of our favorite sushi in the city!
Food was very good but not excellent. Ambience was mediocre at best. Service was flat out awful. I was hopefully for a good special occasion sushi spot in our new neighborhood but this will not be the one.
One of the best sushi spots in the city. The fish was very fresh and the service was excellent - waitress was knowledgeable and professional. Although a bit pricey, definitely plan on coming back soon.
Solid service and an amazing menu for high quality food. Will definitely be returning.
We ate so much! Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable on everything on the menu that we could ask him about, found the perfect (and my new favorite) sake and was always extremely polite and attentive!
Food was excellent. Service was good. Noise level was unpleasantly high.
The storefront is deceiving. The interior is fantastic. The sushi is tops.
Amazing food and presentation. The only complaint I have is the servers spoke quietly, and it was hard to hear what they were saying. We had a fabulous time. I will dine again and recommend to all.
Good food but very small portions even by sushi standards
Overall to sum it up, the quality of fish at Juno is very good but the size of the fish was the smallest I've ever encountered at a Japanese restaurant. For the amount you are paying ($100-150$ per person) and the small pieces of fish, this place left me disappointed. I won't be back considering the expensive yet skimpy pieces of fish this place offers.
We like to eat very good, special meals but not terribly often. We’ve been to most of the best-rated restaurants in Chicago over the last 20 years. My wife and I took our daughter, who loves sushi, for the omakase dinner. We think it’s one of the top two meals we’ve ever had. Everything was ideal, and it was of course a great experience watching the chef up close as well as a great meal. The amberjack, fatty tuna, duck, and jellyfish were especially memorable. It’s pricey for sure but we thought well worth it.
Delicious. I crave the fried octopus appetizer. Sushi is amazing!!! One of my new favs.
The sushi was amazing and the wait staff was really knowlegable of the menu.
My girlfriend and I like Juno a lot, their fish is very fresh and we look at this as one of the most important factors in a good sushi restaurant. Recommended to everyone.
Really great. The dishes and quality of fish is unreal good, especially their signatures. Every sushi lover has to go here. Very good spot for a date.
Sushi was good not great and service was horrible. 2 1/2 to eat sushi. Just ridiculous and the place was not even close to full
Disappointed with the sashimi, the slices were paper thin, so thin you could not tastes the difference between fishes. A 10 pieces of transparent fish for 42 dol. Nigiri was much better, still quite pricey. Sake was very expensive too. Although they are trying to to a "gourmet" small plates experience, the food is very good but is not worth the price. The appetizers were good but very small portion and were priced between 10 and 15 dollars. We left hungry and a bill close to 300 dollars for 2 people.
Great place with exceptional and unique menu.
Having tried all of Chicago’s “must eat” Japanese restaurants, I struggle to name one that comes even close to Juno, delightful little secret tucked away on Lincoln Ave in Lincoln Park. The quality of their produce is superb, the staff are knowledgeable and discreet, and the ambiance is that perfect noisy-but-not-too-noisy level that ensures a conversation can be carried without forsaking atmosphere. This is hands down my favorite Japanese place in the city. Might even go so far as to say it’s my favorite restaurant in Chicago! Tip - if you’re feeling fancy, pre-book the omakase. Otherwise, make sure you get at least one order of the “Juno King”, the “Sake smoked” and the “aka ebi” (as nigiri). Wonderful stuff!
Wonderful flavor, surprising dishes.
The quality is wuperbe and the balance of flavors as well. We were four and everyone one of us loved the food.
The table was sticky, and we were sat amongst a lot of service traffic in a nearly empty resturant towards the end of service. I remember there being more hot and non-sushi items which would have helped round out the perceived value, since we spent $200 for two, didn't drink and left hungry. It's been a few years since I've been to Juno and this time around it did not impress. Service was mediocre - I found her voice to be pretty annoying, rushing through her routine like she was reciting a script, inturrupting our conversation numerous times. Food was ok, fine, not great. Not one aspect excelled or was memorable. I honestly expected more at this price point, with Juno's past acclaim, and my last visit. It's almost as if we went to conveyor belt sushi in a different setting. Won't be back, would not suggest to friends.
Outstanding sushi with unique twists. Expensive though.
Always a wonderful experience. The dishes are of high quality and the presentation is innovative, unique, and beautiful. On top of that, service is top notch! Have travelled all over the world and regularly visit Japan which is an ultimate culinary experience, but Juno is closest or equivalent to visiting Japan’s gourmet restaurant! Highly recommended.
The best sushi/japanese fare I have experienced in Chicago. Every dish leaves you feeling clean and refreshed. Walk out full without feeling heavy. The Quail Egg dish was a standout. I wish I would have left more room for the nigiri (GET THE FLUKE). We passed on the "smoked restaurant special", let another table pay for the dish as you are paying for the "show". The green tea ice cream was incredible as well.
2 people, bottle of wine included, left satisfied for $200.
Spectacular. Delicious, immaculately prepared sushi in a serene space. Had a celebratory dinner with my mom & it was incredible. The fresh seafood shines through in every dish, though don’t shy away from their wings, they are fantastic too. Highly recommend for celebrations, date nights or friend visits.
This was an unbelievably bad experience. We ordered the Chef's nigiri tasting, and even though we were sitting at the sushi bar, it came out 8 pieces at once on a plate (i.e., it was NOT made fresh by the sushi chef). The rice was dried out, consistent with it being pre-made and stored in the refrigerator. The way you could tell for sure was that other pieces we ordered (not in the pre-set tasting) did have rice that was warm, fresh. The fact that you could be paying these prices and sitting at a sushi bar where they do not serve you freshly made nigiri piece by piece and instead serve you a pre-made plate that was refrigerated makes this place have more in common with Walgreens than a good sushi restaurant. The fish itself was not that good either. This was incredibly weak and I would never go back. I lived in NYC for 12 years and I know what real sushi is, and this is not it. What an insult for that price point.
The food was great and very fresh, but it took an inexcusably loooong time! About an hour before we got our first course. Then after another 30 minutes one of the two maki rolls arrived. Finally after another 20 min the last maki roll arrived. No apologies from the wait staff, nothing. Will not be going back.
We loved the signature rolls with cooked seafood and sushi. The squid ink scallop dish was amazing too.
The food was amazing! The dishes are very creative and the flavors work really well together! The server was also very helpful and told us everything about the menu, which was great. The crudo was my favorite dish.
Small portions but great waitress
We all loved our dinner at Juno! Server gave great rec’s, the sushi was top quality and had many unique menu options.
Consistently good sushi. The signature smoked sushi is so amazing!!!
Very relaxed vibe. Our server was very nice and very helpful with suggestions. Would come back.
Truly an unforgettable and amazing experience!
I was recently in Chicago celebrating the launch of my girlfriend's first book, and wanted to find a special place to commemorate her accomplishment. Being from San Diego, I wanted to take advantage of Chicago's food scene, with hopes of securing a reservation at one of the Michelin Star restaurants. Alas, I'm not the best at pre-planning, and found everything else booked by the time I decided to make a reservation... In hindsight, I'm glad I waited till the last minute, or I wouldn't have found this gem!
After making a last-minute reservation at Juno (and arriving only 30 min later), we were greeted warmly (and by name) before being shown to our table. It was close to closing time and we wanted to respect the kitchen, but our server assured us that we were welcome. Rather than ordering from the menu, we requested a full, chef's choice tasting - omakase style. For the next hour and a half, we were treated to round, after round of the best sushi I've ever had.
To top it off, our server's gentle, warm, and gracious personality solidified the experience as one of our best date nights, ever.
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