Juno is a quality sushi spot in Lincoln Park. It's casual but pricy at the same time.
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.
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.
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
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.
Very authentic sushi. Great recommendations from waiter. Excellent sushi
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.
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.
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.
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.
Best sushi in ALL of Chicago !
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.
Maybe dim the lights a bit for dinner service?
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
Delicious, as always. Fresh, interesting and you can really taste the flavors. I love the juno Queen, ceviche maki and veggie maki, and the mushroom ramen. All nigiri are great. Side of pickles is unusual and really good. Also, the Pinot noir and Cabernet wines by the glass are great (all drinks good there but I particularly like those). Nice atmosphere (tables not close together and not noisy, even when full). I could eat here every night.
Food was great, fish was very fresh, but service was slow.
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.
Not worth the money
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.