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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Celebrated an 18th bday with my sushi-loving son. What an experience! Insanely fresh, simple presentation, impeccable service, delicious beyond! Thanks for the memorable evening Juno!
Great experience. Not your typical sushi roll type restaurant. Grace did a great job serving and highlighting great menu selections. Recommend a visit.
Wonderful food. Secret was great in explaining all the options and making recommendations. Strongly recommend.
El mesero es el mejor Eddie
great food and the staff was very helpful. Really enjoyed the experience.
To quote my wife “f*cking fantastic”. Do yourself a favor though: Ditch the tako maguro and ceviche roll section. Stick with the apps,nigiri+sashimi and the smoked stuff. Highlights for us were the uni sashimi otoro (we should have had it sashimi as it literally melts in the mouth). Oysters were fresh and almost had a cumin flavor (natural to the oysters) which balanced with the garnish perfectly. The crudo was a highlight as well and the smoked dish with salmon and Yuzu was sooo good we ordered a second version. Maybe one of my top 3 sushi experiences of all time.
One word of caution: When ordering a lot of items be prepared for them to bring them out one at a time. This is not a quick sit and go. Nor should it be at this level.
We went for my wife’s birthday. This was our first time going back to an old favorite since the reopening. It was as good if not better than it was before. Sure, they clearly have staffing shortages, but it did not get in the way of us having a great dinner. Juno clearly is the best a la carte sushi restaurant in Chicago.
I’ve been waiting to try this place for some time
Now and had a reservation booked for weeks. On the day of the reservation my friend came down with the stomach flu and although we thought she might be ok by dinner she was not. I called Juno to explain the situation but they were not sympathetic and said there would be a $50 charge to cancel the reservation. So, so as not to waste money, I went to the reservation alone, kinda a bummer. The hostess told me my reservation was cancelled upon my arrival (which someone else apparently cancelled on my behalf). After having to argue and assure her I did not cancel it, I was finally sat by the bar. As soon as my waitress came the experience skyrocketed. She gave me a GREAT recommendation on cocktails and food! The Juno Queen and King nigiri are a MUST, the otoro and uni nigiri were SOOO fresh, and the Stray Dog cocktail was the perfect spicy and tangy drink to accompany the meal! Everything I tried was great you probably can’t go wrong with anything you order and the waitress was awesome in scoping out my flavor profile for the perfect recommendations! If only the beginning of my experience was handled with more empathy this would be a near perfect one!
Great service, nice drink selection, and excellent nigiri. The signature nigiri is the way to go, like an omakase experience only you get to pick every piece. We will be back!
The food was phenomenal. The service wasn’t as great though. It felt like they had one waiter for the whole restaurant. They did have a lot of other people delivering food. I recommend ordering most of your meal up front. It ends up being spaced out nicely. Definitely order from the signature nigiri section!
Not only the best sushi I’ve had in the city, but the best service as well. Aaron was an absolute delight and made an already spectacular meal even more special.
Highly recommend the seared scallop, the short ribs, the crudo, the hand rolls and frankly every single bite of nigiri (try the fatty tuna selections and also all the special nigiri and smoked sashimi!) but frankly everything was phenomenal.
Also the cocktails and champagne are amazing! Highly recommend a reservation, especially as the word gets out about Chicago’s next hit restaurant.
The sushi is truly a work of art. Every course was an adventure.
Excellent food. So elegant and detail to the taste. Wonderful service. I'll be back again.
Awesome! Will be back!
Absolutely the best sushi we've ever had. Our 3'rd time there. We'll be back soon.
Juno is a Lakeview gem! If you on the north side and are looking for quality sushi that has fresh fish, unique taste, and just an overall amazing traditional sushi experience - you need to try out Juno!
Nice little place with good food & drinks. Courteous staff & very good service. Didn't have to wait long for our food either. Quite a pleasant surprise.
Great restaurant for quality sushi. Service was great. Lots of unusual items to choose from. Loved the smoked options. Talented chefs made each plate feel special. Nice atmosphere with easy street parking.
Portions are very small and far away from the Japanese standards.
The restaurant emphasizes the appearance of food with ice, leafs and other flowers but something important is missing: the quality and a well balanced quantity.
I would not recommend this restaurant.
Amazing food and service. Ambient a bit loud and lighting a bit garage-like
Said it before and I’ll say it again - best sushi in Chicago. Outstanding. Fatty tuna will change your life
Very skimpy on portions of both sashimi and nigiri - about half what you’d get at another restaurant
Delicious food and presentation. Very simple and some fun other dishes. They were great at accommodating for gluten-free diet and excited they make their own soy sauce in house that's gluten-free. Favorite things were the Juno King and Snow Crab with Wagu signature nigiri.
Excellent Nigiri and Sashimi! The service was great too!
Overall we enjoyed our evening, our server was very nice
Our issue was that food came to the table randomly
We all ordered our meals at the same time
But didn’t eat together, our server even apologized for the slowness of the food coming out, but it just got worse as the evening progressed. My husband and I got the chef special and it wasn’t very special, it was very one note.
My daughter got her last dish when desert came.
We spent 300.00, perhaps the cookies ( which were delicious) should have been on the house.
Fun drinks were very tasty.
The menu we saw in line was different from what was offered in the restaurant, daughter is vegetarian, not many options fir her. The hostess was not very friendly and barked at me “ I can’t hear you” the music was really loud and I had a mask on!
It’s a beautiful space .
Great Mother’s Day dinner! Food was outstanding!!!
Fresh fish. Delicious drinks. Great service. Always a pleasure!
Absolutely lovely. Melt in your mouth good. We easily ordered 20-25 items between two people. Music/ lighting/ service was top tier.
Wonderful food if a little pricey. Great ambiance. Will return.
Juno is our absolute favorite spot for excellent sushi. The space is clean and bright, the cocktails are delicious and the food is incredible. Service is always very fast, courteous, and gives awesome recommendations.
Amazing, knowledgeable service. Delicious sushi. The smoked specialties were very unique and tasty. Definitely coming back here!
Birthday dinner. Excellent food service and ambiance. Highly recommend
Food was fantastic, definitely top-tier. Service wasn't bad by any means, but the cadence at which food was prepared and brought out left a lot to be desired, you'd get 2-3 (small) dishes, and then nothing for 20+ minutes. Considering dish size you're looking at ordering 10+ items for two people, and having multiple 20 minute waiting around moments is less than ideal.
Putting aside the off night for the braised shanks, the sushi, service and ambiance were first rate. My new sushi local.
Was great. Only comply
Amazing food, incredibly quick service and very friendly and warming staff. Food and presentation was impeccable
Great sushi, but overall was disappointed, the flavors didn’t necessarily shine. Great presentation though!
great food, very tasty and fun. wish the portions were a little bit bigger
Evan, the bartender was really cool. My date and I were sat in his section (the bar) and he sacrificed the gratuity I assume would have gone to him to make sure we got "the whole experience" by asking if there was a table in front of the sushi bar in the dining room. Our server was awesome. He was a tall, amicable, helpful fellow. Perhaps Nick? I know his wife is a picky eater and he doesn't mind that because he likes everything. The drinks were on point, the atmosphere was way cool, and the sushi was top notch. Best I have ever had.
A tad bit on the expensive side for the Sashimi cuts which are a bit thin and small
Things to try
Truffled Hamachi crudo
Sweet shrimp nigiri
U can simply repeat the sweet shrimp multiple times and call it a night
You can order delivery directly from Juno using the Order Online button. Juno also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 935-2000.
Juno is rated 4.8 stars by 960 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.