Sapporo Tanoshii Japanese Steak & Sushi

4.6
51 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Thank you for choosing Sapporo Tanoshii Japanese Steak & Sushi, Sushi Mike's first Japanese hibachi restaurant.

Tanoshii (meaning delightful in Japanese) is the latest expansion by Chicago Sushi Legend, Chef Mike Ham. He is known to most as Sushi Mike and has been featured in Eater Chicago, Chicago Food Magazine and Chicago Tribune.

We are known for our Omakase style of dining in a unique and creative take on Japanese cuisine, making it stand out from the rest.
Our aim is to serve a lasting memory to our customers by creating a new interactive and engaging dining experience,
With 3 other location, Tanoshii brings hibachi to the table making Sapporo Tanoshii our 4th location.
We look forward to seeing you!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 51 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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vipRickyBobby
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Sushi in the Northwest Suburbs, hands down. The Shiitake Roll is the best tasting Sushi Roll I have ever had! Must order, when you go!

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MinnieL
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

The hibachi food was very bland and not worth the price. We had to ask the cook to add some salt. In addition , we added some soy sauce, that they gave us with our sushi rolls, to give it some taste. Cook barely spoke English and it was very hard to understand him. We will not be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food, great service and overall fantastic time! We will definitely go back.

JM
vipJonnyM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Good amount of food. Excellent service. COVID distancing was in place. Will go back again!

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jmjplays7
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We may have been the only family in the restaurant. The staff was amicable and attentive. The food is delicious, and the portion sizes were large, so come with an appetite.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The service was decent, the chef was fantastic. However, the food taste was a little off, sweet instead of the right flavor balance.

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Trishp
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Love going there to eat & love their special cocktails!

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Kfarlinger
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We ate at on of their hibachi tables and our chef was very entertaining.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live very close to the restaurant but this was our first time trying it as we previously frequented a different hibachi establishment.

I read reviews on this restaurant which looked promising. My birthday is a week after my fiancé’s so we wanted to celebrate together, my mother, father and brother took the two of us and our 7 year old daughter yesterday. I had made the reservations and requested a chef that was repeatedly praised online.

When we arrived we were seated right away with friendly faces. The staff was amazing and so sweet. We did get the chef I had heard such good things about, his name is ROI. He was absolutely fantastic. He made our experience fun and definitely memorable! Very talented on his craft and personable. Had the entire family laughing and smiling the entire time, especially our 7 year old, that really warmed our hearts. The waitress was happy to take our pictures and laugh with us as well! Everyone was great.

The food is absolutely fantastic! The restaurant is clean and beautiful. Side note, thank you as well to the lovely couple who sent us the pina colada’s for everyone at our table to help us celebrate!

Thank you again Roi and everyone who helped make our celebration special. We will definitely be dining here often.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate purchasing our first home and to celebrate our anniversary. The host who ended up being our server was absolutely wonderful!!! So welcoming and cheerful. Then the chef was equally welcoming, fun, and made sure we had everything we wanted/needed. As new residents to the area who love hibachi we were shocked by how awesome Sapporo was. We will definitely be back!

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April
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Service is great, and our hibachi chef was so much fun.

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vipKellyS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing as usual! Honestly, we have never had a bad experience, bad food, bad service or anything of the sort! Sapporo is hands down THE BEST! Thank you for another wonderful meal and evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roy, Dewey the bartender were all amazing! We had a wonderful night and enjoyed the whole experience!

JB
JoeyB
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time I had the filet mignon steak, and it is excellent! Have not found another restaurant that had such a tender filet yet! The cook was great, the service was fabulous I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who enjoys excellent food. Keep it up you guys, so far never a disappointment.

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ChristinaS
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best restaurant experience we have ever had. All the staff was kind. Food was A+++.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, fun environment.

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vipNatalieS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We were seated at the back of the restaurant and our table was near a fire exit door. It was extremely drafty and cold. I ended up putting my coat around my shoulders.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

The coldest restaurant I have ever been in. Very uncomfortable.

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SHERRI
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great lunch reasonable large portions, quiet atmosphere at lunch, will be back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great for gatherings or family night out

KS
vipKellyS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, it was amazing in every way!! Absolutely love this restaurant!

JD
JamieD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

It's worth a try. We were a bit disappointed on the sushi side of the restaurant...kind of lacking in ambiance. For the price, I would have thought at least a candle or something on table. And it was freezing in the restaurant and we couldn't wait to get our coats on and leave. The servers were very nice though.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi was amazing. Food was amazing. Staff was awesome! We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Family and I had a great time. It was not crowded when we got there at opening. The show and food was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great return visit a great time with family

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PamelaH
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food is excellent. Great theatrics at Hibachi tables. Our only concern was the vegetables were served last, and it would have been nice to have them cooked and served earlier in the meal. If you're a light eater, order just one entree', not a combo. You get both noodles & rice, and shrimp. I sent a lot of food home with my son and DiL.

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VikkiB
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and entertainment at the table, well worth the price. Had no problem getting a reservation on a Friday night, don’t let that discourage you, think maybe people haven’t tried it yet. Will definitely be back for great food and entertainment.

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DennisB
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of the best places I’ve ever been to!! Would recommend to everyone I know

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vipKellyS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, it was amazing all around!! They never disappoint! Highly recommend.

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foodie53015
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went there for a Christmas celebration. Hibachi was good, not amazing but the entertainment was great for our kids and they enjoyed it! We’d go back!

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KimB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess and Chef were phenomenal - even catered to my shellfish allergy so that I could enjoy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our annual Christmas dinner ! The food is good and I liked the chef, James, who was not obnoxious like the other chef we have had. He also used less butter in our food. Last time we were there every thing had too much butter. Our shrimp appetizer was forgotten till last. I don’t like eating the ice cream out of a styrofoam cup. Other than that James did a great job of giving us a large serving of calamari and the food was well cooked.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our chef was absolutely hilarious & the food was delicious - such a great time! We will definitely be coming back. 🙌

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible experience. Not only was our party of 4 disrespected by the cook. He out right blaightly called one of the people in my party an extremely derogatory comment and in front of a family who had 2 children.

Then proceeded to not serve him the same food we all ordered in our group. We saw enough at that point. Even when speaking with management it appears they were not concerned. If that’s the case good luck making in this cut throat restaurant business world.

This is an outrage. This place didn’t deserve our money and should consider more appropriate people they hire.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mike Ham's newest location in Algonquin is great. Finally a sushi restaurant in the northwest suburbs worth going to! Can't wait to go back.

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Lovetoeat
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We have been going to Kobe for years. We wanted to try this new restaurant. The only item we ordered that was as good as Kobe was the filet mignon. The soup, fried rice, shrimp, and regular steak etc.. did not even come close to tasting as good as Kobe. The chicken was very dry-we brought that home to our dog. Lesson learned.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a very nice first experience. Open Table reservation was received, with special directions recognized. Service was phenomenal. Our chef was delightful. Loved how the hibachi tables were laid out, with plenty of space. Scallops and the special yum yum sauce as recommended by chef were delicious. So much food. Will return, thanks for a nice end to the week.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice place to celebrate and share food with family

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EricaG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as always. We had dinner there a little later than usual so it was really busy. We ate in the sushi area this time instead of grill side and it was still great food.

FAQs

Sapporo Tanoshii Japanese Steak & Sushi offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 854-3338.

Sapporo Tanoshii Japanese Steak & Sushi is rated 4.6 stars by 51 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.