Juno

4.7
715 reviews
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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. 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.

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The Infatuation
7.7

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

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
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Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food, drinks and service are excellent here. Our server Derick was extremely knowledgeable and helped make it a very enjoyable experience! The boneless chicken wings are super tender and delicious, and the vegetarian sushi roll is one of the best I’ve ever had.

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Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places to eat great sushi. The service is always top notch and professional, yet warm, and the food is always fresh. As a gal who loved sushi before it became popular, I am very in tune with details such as the rice (the right firmness and level of vinegar flavor) and the cut on the fish that tops the rice. They get it right every time!

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c
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was amazing. The flavor combinations and food textures were sublime.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Juno is always an amazing experience when you’re looking for traditional style sushi with a slightly modern twist on some classics.

If you look for sauces or crazy complicated rolls, go somewhere else. This is a purist dream and the sushi chefs never fail to over deliver on high expectations!

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B
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really special sushi, not the ordinary neighborhood place. Food is so delicious, service is perfect, ambiance is good. Expensive.

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SG
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very very veryyyyy fresh sushi. One of the best sushi restaurants I’ve been to in Chicago. Little pricy but so worth it!!

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k
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the best sushi restaurants in Chicago! We have been there several times...only negative this time
was there was quite a delay at one point in getting our food....

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome,very good tasting!

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CC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi I’ve had in years! So fresh and interesting. This place is a total hidden gem.

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OS
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Best! Just Perfect Sushi as it should be! Will go back as soon as possible.

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BC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Terrific sushi well prepared and rolls have very interesting flavors.

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PS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

The portions are just too small for the price.
The wagu meat was chewy, other dishes were tasteless.
We will not be back.

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AM
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sushi was tasteful and delicious. High quality ingredients used. Awesome spot for a date night or small group in Lincoln Park. I would recommend and definitely go back.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Loved the food when I came years ago (before the fire). This time some items were great, others were ok. The food and quality are
Good but extremely overpriced. the reason the restaurant is not full on a Friday night is probably because of this. It’s a top rated restaurant and it was fairly empty. Lastly, unfortunately one of our ordered items were missed compeltlru, so that was a bummer at the end of our meal.

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I travel a lot and love trying restaurants we’ve never been to before, so we’ve eaten at a lot of different places. This restaurant and the meal we had ranks in our top 5.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

Frequent diner at Juno. Worst service we have had dining at Juno. Food is always wonderful but this service was poor.

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PD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing sushi, great service and nice ambiance. Could not think of anything negative, as we have had a great evening.

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TH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

High prices and very small portions. Our dinner felt like just an appetizer course.

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Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sushi rolls were complex and extraordinary. They were delicious. This is not your ordinary sushi restaurant!

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Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. Roll with octopus was phenomenal!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I put in the open table request, and asked the host, to celebrate the birthday of one of my clients I was entertaining and they never did anything, so it was a disappointment. Otherwise, absolutely amazing food and great experience!

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KR
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Juno displays the Japanese culture. Place is clean, staff is nice and professional. Definitely will return

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MP
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 3

I got robbed... this place is tasty but holy smokes is it expensive. Not worth it not tastey enough to justify $300 for two people for dinner and drinks... plus you are still hungry after. Definately not going back.

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PY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Didn’t like this place much .. it was empty on a Thursday night. Tiny portions, which were ok but not great or even close. Staff had kinda snooty attitude
We quickly finished initial order and went somewhere else.
No wow factor at all .. cannot recommend.

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M
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific tasting dishes and very good service!

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OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh and very good sushi and sashimi maki and great unique appetizers. Pricey but very worth it

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k
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Juno never fails! From the cocktails to the food to the service! we brought friends from out of town, one NYC and the other San Francisco...they loved it...we did as well...

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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent dinner! From start to finish, the experience was nearly perfect. We were seated for our reservation right away. Our waitress knew the menu exceptionally well, and walked us through the more popular items. She noted things that tend to sell out, things that they fly in daily and a few of her personal favorites and why.

The sushi itself was amazing. A little pricey, but for the quality of fish that we had, definitely worth the money. We splurged and got some fatty tuna among other things.

Cocktails were solid. Not the best but on par with the rest of service at a minimum. The sake that was recommended to us was surprisingly light, and we enjoyed it thoroughly.

My only quip was about the size of the tables. For how sushi is presented, with drinks, water, and etc, table ends up very crowded. The kitchen does spread your food out, but nonetheless it's a little tight.

Overall, one of the best dinner experiences we've had in the city.

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L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service were phenomenal. There were many missed design opportunities in the space. The color temperature of the lamps in the pendant lights over the sushi counter is too cool. Drop to 2700K and the space will feel much nicer.

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VN
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Juno king and queen sushi!!

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food, service, and ambiance are all above average when taken out of context. All of the staff, both Front and Back-of-house definitely played their parts well.

However the $330+ bill for three people was a bit excessive for the food/service quality.
For this price there are a number of other restaurants that I would choose over this one.

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CF
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and incredible food! One of my favorite sushi restaurants in all of Chicago. The servers are thoughtful and make great recommendations. The oysters were some of the best we've ever had. That mignonette = life changing. Other amazing dishes we tried were the crudo, seared scallops, smoked hamachi, Juno king nigiri, fresh hotate, Japanese uni. Seriously, go here.

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MC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just wonderful in every regard. Deserves Michelin star(s). Service is patient, knowledgeable and attentive. Lucky to have Juno as a local!!

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C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

It's not our first time in Juno but I don't think we are going to come back again for a while. The service was absolutely slow and horrible. For example, we waited almost 40(!) minutes to order desert and after the waiter finally find the time to come to us he didn't even asked us about deserts and just handed us the check (that we didn't ask for). We felt welcomed and taken for granted. The food was good as usual but I think they need to refresh the menu a bit.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 5

My juno experience wasn't that great. Service was great, sushi quality is okay but not impressive. The size of sushi and maki was rediculous. Fish was paper thin and I think this place is way too overpriced.

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PL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice dining experience in all respects. The many sushi dishes were wonderful and there were options for non-sushi eaters, in particular the seared scallops were excellent. All of the staff were pleasant and professional.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This was my first time to Juno. The food was excellent, but the serving sizes were extremely small. I wouldn't recommend showing up very hungry unless you want to order a ton of items off the menu. For the price point, I wouldn't recommend it.

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CR
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best sushi I’ve ever had. The waitress was very knowledgeable and accommodating to my MIL’s gluten free diet. The chefs choice nigiri was delicious. The wine the waitress chose to accompany our order was perfect.

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TL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small portions for the price, but very good quality food.

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JG
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible. Our waitress Grace was SO knowledgable and made our experience feel very personalized!

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