Macku Sushi

4.3
264 Reviews
$50 and over
Sushi
Recognized by Bon Appétit magazine for one of the “Top 10 Sushi Spots” in the United States (April 2009), Macku Chan delivers the best quality sushi and Japanese cuisine.

Experiences

  • Omakase

    $150.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy an intimate Omakase Experience with Executive Chef Macku Chan. This dining experience take you on a 7 course culinary adventure starting with soup and concluding with our signature nigiri. Bottle service available. Japanese & Taiwanese whiskeys available by the pour. No cocktails available.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 264 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.3
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4.0
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3.7
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichaelH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was, as we expected, exceptional. That said, $150 iss an expensive price for a meal without a wine or sake pairing, and it's worth remembering you could easily cover dinner for two - including wine - at one of Chicago's premier restaurants for this price.

You are paying for both the experience and the food, and while the food was phenomenal, it did feel at times like we were eating in a casual family restaurant, not a higher-end establishment. While the bar stocked an impressive array of whiskey it did not offer any kind of mixer, meaning you either have to drink wine/sake, or whiskey on the rocks.

Overall I'm glad we went, but I will probably stick to more traditional high-end dining experiences in future.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

too expensive

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Someone who knows the stuff , use the loudest voice to talk with her phone for more than 1 hours to make the Noises. This is not not worth for the place charge for $150 pp. hope they can improve for the future.

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JohnP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite sushi spot in Chicago. Courses are insanely thoughtful.

HB
vipHappyBuddha
Chicago
73 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Macku was recommended as best sushi since Katsu retired, but I am afraid this is simply not true. The omikase items were creative and thoughtful, palate pleasing, especially for the largely Caucasian patrons, but it is much more Japanese-inspired American cuisine than Katsu, which set the standard for quality sushi with impeccable provenance. Service was pleasant but the servers seemed bored and not very attentive. The selection of sake is underwhelming. The cleanliness of the entire restaurant from ceiling fans to restrooms left much to be desired. Very good but not great food and atmosphere. And the ambient music was often distracting as well as repetitive.

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BWith
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our dad here for his 75th birthday and we had the whole restaurant for ourselves. The food was phenomenal and the presentation even better. It was the best and most creative Japanese/sushi meal I’ve ever had. It was expensive, but worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi since Katsu closed. High quality. Pleasant sparkling wine and honjozu sake pairing. Omakase no limit is an extravagant experience.

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vipsule
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Magical flavor combinations- so inventive. Really enjoyed the evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband son and I went to Macku sushi for Mother’s Day celebration.
The Omakase was amazing. Fresh fish, amazing and creative dishes.
The stuff were so professional and wonderful.
We felt so relaxed. A very special night.
We will be back.

Thank you Macku Sushi team😊

Maral

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SteveW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Probably most creative sushi place in Chicago. Greatly underrated.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite expensive dinner for 2 😎

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

We enjoyed our dinner and the experience, but the server (who was very friendly) seemed to forget some things. He specifically asked what the budget was for whiskey pours as my husband asked what the chef recommended. He stated staying within $25. He continued to bring out other kinds of whiskey as my husband said what the chef recommended, but when we got the bill, it was way more than we expected.

He was given more than the $25 budget he stated- the most expensive pour was at $60. While he thoroughly enjoyed what he drank, we were not expecting to go out of the budget. Not to mention, I was the only one at the table without sparkling water, but he refilled my half full glass with sparkling water, which was also unexpectedly pricey. He also left my husband without a dish as he was helping the female server- as she was presenting the dish to us, he seemed to just leave.

It’s a great place, the server was great and friendly, but he seemed to be a bit forgetful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Can’t wait to return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omakase only at this time. Only 1 other table due to C19. Very high quality food, great service.

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vipsopheal
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the Omakase Valentines menu.
All the different meals were delicious and the service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The most average sushi for INSANE prices. Extremely disappointing.

JH
JesseH
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Talk about balance of flavors, this place has the best ingredients and the chef knows what to do with them!

JF
JuanF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The signature Omakase is a serious experience. You will literally sit in front of the chef and he will make sushi for you until you can’t eat anymore. You will be eating top of the line exotic sea food. If you’re on a budget, this is not the dish for you, they have many other items you can have. This is the ultimate sushi experience hands down.

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vipNina
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently amazing quality. and creations. Trust Macku to via Omakase. Don't forget to try his soup (I know it is a sushi place but trust this!). Highly recommended.

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vipEeroP
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best, if not the best, Sushi restaurants in Chicago. Super high-end sashimi and nigiri.

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Nash
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A trendy sushi place. Had reservations at 815, we called ahead kf time to inform them we where running late due to traffic. Informed they had back to back reservations and would "accommodate as able to." When arrived we where informed they where running 30minutes behindand where still waiting to seat people with 8pm reservations. Would have appreciated being informed of that when we initially called. The chef's omakase menu. The dishes where for the most part excellent but we where never informed about when the courses had reached the $150 mark and being charged additional items beyond that initial price. This along with the earlier reservation fiasco really soured the experience, the restraunt really seems to avoid being very forthcoming to their customers. The sushi tastes great but the way an establishment carries itself and how it interacts with its customers can have a.major positive or negative impact. Still a place
worth checking out but take everything with a grain of salt and read the menu closely and carefully, don't expect the staff to point any caveats that may trip up customers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Omakase was not enough sushi and expensive

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JLee
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

I wish I could give a negative star to this restaurant. My friend was visiting from Philadelphia, and we were so excited for restaurant week. I made a reservation weeks ahead, and we still had to wait 45 minutes for our first course. When the first course came out, the server spilled an entire bowl of soup all over the table, all over my friend's clothes, and splattered all over my purse and jacket. At first, we were very understanding since mistakes can be made. Well, the server just gave us some wet wipes to clean our clothes but never offered or showed proactiveness to clean the table for us. Then he offered a free dessert... We started getting really frustrated because we couldn't believe that that was the best that they can do. So we asked to speak to the manager, and the manager (Tania) came by with very frustrated attitude, and said "We can give you a dessert and 10% discount. But that's all we can do. What else do you want us to do? Give you a free meal? We can't do that. It was a mistake." First off, we were not at all looking for a free meal as we were already planning to spend money for the restaurant week experience and drinks. But she had completely disregarded our plans for the evening (which was already delayed because of late service and we had a showing to go to, which we now had to rush through our meal). Then she acted as if we were being unreasonable for being frustrated at her attitude. We didn't finish the meal and ended up leaving, and our dinner plan was completely ruined. We will NEVER go back to this restaurant, and we wish that the restaurant wouldn't do this to any other customer, but I wouldn't be surprised if they continued offering this kind of rude service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good and service were very good. Restaurant week menu was a good variety and the restaurant week deal is great.

Would like to back and sit at the bar for for the sushi omakase deal on Thursday’s.

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bobM
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Sit at the sushi counter - Macku is the best. Informative and fun. We loved it

MP
vipMP99
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Macku is my favorite spot for omakase. Can’t recommend it enough! Chef Macku does excellent work. The drink pairings were great, and they have an amazing selection of Japanese whisky.

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BigDog
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a friends birthday and all enjoyed it. We ordered a la carte. If you like Japanese whiskey, this is a great place for you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The omakase by Chef Macku was outstanding. Incredible textures and flavors.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The flavors were striking and interesting. The menu was confusing. While I understand it is a high end Japanese, it would be a good idea to have a few traditional items.

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ChrisS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anytime we bring someone to MS for the 1st time they rave about the food quality and presentation.

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vipAmyN
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

All our cloths have very strong greasy smell afterward

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Japanese whiskey list. Be careful...if you order the carrot soup; you'll want 5 more. It's delicious. Excellent service ***

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in the city, hands down. Wonderful flavors and amazingly fresh fish. I will take everyone I know here.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girlfriends birthday

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dubai
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, amazing food, perfect date spot and drinks were on point!

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vipTODDM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sushi, great service definitely will return

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Ivolvo
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We had omakase for $120, total 7 small dishes. Wine was separate. Total came about $190 per person.
Food was well presented and had adequate taste and flavor, however nothing spectacular, in other words quite overpriced in my opinion compared with other places serving omakase. The level of service was not on par with expectations for this price. Waiters were polite and helpful but knew almost nothing about wine which was not well matched with food. Sake portion was too large. Such a simple thing as a stand for chopsticks was not present. I would rate this place higher if it cost half of the price we paid.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply fantastic Omakase!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Our waitress was extremely rude to my wife.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience5

If you intend on having a “normal” sushi dinner your in the wrong place. And oh wait they specialize in bourbons so don’t plan on a decent wine or cocktail. The waiter was as green as they come and “they really don’t have a bartender”. The food was good though pricey. If they just changed their name it would demenish expectations of ‘let’s do sushi tonight!’ There are 3 sushi items on menu😳‼️

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Macku Sushi using the Order Online button. Macku Sushi also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Macku Sushi also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 880-8012.

Macku Sushi is rated 4.3 stars by 264 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.