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About Makisu Sushi Lounge and Grill

Makisu Sushi Lounge and Grill offers the highest level Japanese cuisine to the near north suburbs of Chicagoland bordering the prestigious neighborhoods of Skokie, Lincolnwood, Niles, Edgebrook, Sauganash, and Edison Park.

7150 N carpenter Street
Skokie, IL 60076
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Sushi, Japanese, Contemporary Asian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:15am - 2:30pm Saturday 1pm-5pm; Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Touhy

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 677-9030

Website:
http://www.makisu-sushi.com/

Catering:
Catering for small to large parties available.

Public Transit:
Touhy and Carpenter Road

Executive Chef:
David S. Kim

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

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Makisu Sushi Lounge and Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

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4.7

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4.4

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4.4

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Quiet

75% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I felt like the plates were less decorative than usual. Overall the food was delicious especially the miso soup. The waitress wasn't really able to answer questions about the menu and different selections.
Overall we would return though. Great local place for sushi,

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great service, fresh food and great presentation

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent and ample choices of sushi and sashimi. Very fresh and tasty. Good sake selection. Perfect place for a date.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Excellent quality, great service and reliable food. My favorite Jspanese restaurant in the northern suburbs.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Servers Amy and Juan Carlos were wonderful

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·Dined on August 9, 2017

Great sushi, great presentation and friendly service. Can't ask for much more than that!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Outstanding Asian cuisine at great prices in a lovely, clean environment. Great service, too!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Beautifully presented, delicious food. Good service. Modern decor.
Our new favorite Japanese restaurant in the' burbs.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Nice, friendly neighborhood sushi place. Good food. Friendly service. a good neighborhood place.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 2, 2017

We love our local sushi joint! The food and service is always great.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Always a great time. We usually get the same main on couse since they don't have variety. Susui and rolls - there are plent of choices.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Went with a group of friends, the King Kong roll was really good!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Love, love, love Makisu! Everything is fresh and amazing with generous portions! Try the short ribs and save room for desert!!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 1, 2017

It's such a nice place to eat sushi. Wasn't aware of this place, been looking for nice place to eat sushi that I don't have to go to downtown. Very good food!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 15, 2017

The decor's not hot, but comfortable enough and the sushi was fantastic!! Try the sake flight and the tuna sampler!

Tags: Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2017

All the rolls were delicious and our waiter Dan was great

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Our favorite, braised short ribs - yum!!
Desserts are pretty good but coffee is no longer served, which is necessary with dessert!!! We met the owner a few years back and gave the restaurant rave reviews. But service has gone down & the restaurant has lost that sparkle. ☹️

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Food was ok. Service was bad. We had to ask the host to find our server every time we wanted another round of drinks.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 12, 2017

Good atmosphere
No iPads offered to order as the website suggested
Good was good
The soft shell crab was great
3 other tables around also ordered it as a table appetizer

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 6, 2016

Great place, wonderful food, superb service. We truly enjoyed the evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Healthy, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Casual, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2016

We arrived here on Saturday night around 10pm, but the waiter told us that we have only few minutes to order because the kitchen is closing, even at thmain e door shows hour's for Saturday 10.30 pm
The food is good but service wasn't,
we felt like we we're rushed at al time and the waiter didn't come back after the food was served. .been here couple times in the past was much better service..
Hopefully management will take care of it..

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2016

living in the neighborhood, we really want to love this restaurant. on certain days, the food can be wonderful; others, not so much. inconsistency is the main problem here. the shrimp fried rice used to be phenomenal, with large pieces of delicious shrimp generously distributed through the dish. last two visits, however, you could barely find the seafood. they used to use great large shrimp in this and the shrimp kushiyaki, but they're now using smaller, less tasty shrimp. and the rice itself was more like quinoa. originally, they used fresh pineapple in the tuna tatami; now, it's canned. and we always order sparkling water with out meals, but half the time, lately, they have none. we've mentioned these and other issues to management, but it doesn't seem to matter.

i will say that the servers are always very eager to please, but it's a shame that as soon as we get to know any single server, they're gone and someone new is in their place. that said, the service is consistently very good.

i really hope they can get their act together, as we'd love to look forward to dining there once a week.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2016

We had a great experience here. Top-notch service, good food, and yummy peach martinis. Perfect choice before our movie. We'll definitely be back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Service was great. The food came pretty quickly and was delicious. Extensive menu.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 28, 2016

Great food and great atmosphere. You forget that you are in a strip mall!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 8, 2016

Amazing service. I snuck off and told the waitress that I was planning on proposing after we finished eating. She brought out Champaign and strawberrys, and even took a photo.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 3, 2016

Great selection, outstanding menu, awesome service. One of the best sushi restos in the northern 'burbs!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 2, 2016

Servers are very personable. Offered helpful advice on recommended dishes. Took the time to get to know the guests and what they were looking for in terms of cuisine preferences. Excellent experience.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 26, 2016

We were surprised with the sushi. Our guest ordered a sushi tray but was disappointed since the rice was hard from probably waiting on the counter too long. I had tekka don n my rice was also dry n hard. My husband had the short ribs - excellent. The meat melted off the bone n was outstanding. The desserts are beautiful n delicious. We should have call the chef but needed to hurry home.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 26, 2016

We love this restaurant for consistent over all experience but we were so disappointed in our l sat visit. With tables available in the m a in dinning room we were seated in the lounge area. Our server seemed like she was rushing us which in fact she did. And my food came out cold. We have never had anything but exemplary experiences here. Please let this be a one time bad night. We will be back again,as we are sure this is not the new trend.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2016

We had an wonderful dinner at Makisu on a very snowy Valentine's night. The restaurant is candle lit, and the booths are very romantic. After a glass of wine at the bar, our table was ready. We started with some sushi appetizers then had the chicken terriyaki dinner. Everything was just delicious! Paul and his staff go out of their way to serve you excellent food in a romantic atmosphere. This is a neighborhood gem not to be missed!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2016

We come here a lot. This is our sushi spot. Salmon was great. Yellowtail excellent. Tuna was not good this night. Overall solid though.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 12, 2016

Cozy atmosphere and fairplay attentive waiters. Unfortunately, the sushi didn't blow us away. The rolls was rolled pretty loose and the rice wasn't as sticky as normal resulting in rolls and nigiri falling apart when picked up. The fish seemed fresh, but didn't seem to be high quality - the pieces on the nigiri wasn't as light and 'buttery' as you could hope. I won't return - I want delicious, high quality fish when I eat sushi!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 5, 2016

It took a while for a waiter to notice us, but after that service was spot on.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2016

Quaint, fresh sushi with creative menu, and really nice and accommodating staff... no complaints whatsoever. A little pricey, but totally worth it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 23, 2016

Standby sushi place. Great food!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 15, 2016

Makisu never disappoints. We have eaten here or taken out from here a dozen times over the past year or two and the sushi is always great. I typically eat sushi downtown from one or two top specialty restaurants, and was reluctant to try this place, but glad I listened to the reviews. Whether taking out or dining in, the election and freshness are top notch. On our last visit, we had to wait a while for fresh beers after we finished our first glasses, but other than that the service was phenomenal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 8, 2016

we've been dining at makes since it opened a few years ago. living in the neighborhood, we really enjoy being able to frequent a good local restaurant regularly.

overall, makisu is a pretty good restaurant. when they're on, some of their dishes are really fantastic, and they're on quite often. our only criticism is their occasional inconsistency; at times, some dishes fall flat. but lately, it seems, they're on a roll (no pun intended!) and the food is largely back to its original excellence.

service was very good; our waiter, michael, is very professional and eager to please. decent wines by the glass.

our only gripes are that they don't always have sparkling water, which we prefer, and that they removed all their candles from the tables. they added a nice ambience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2015

Love this place. Good great always have great service. Las Vegas rolls yummy

Tags: Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2015

Great Food
Great Service

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