Wow, an extraordinary meal! All aspects from appetizers, sake, entree, dessert and tea excellent! Would return in a heartbeat
This place is the best Robata (yakitori) in the city. The chef meticulously bastes and baby's each skewered morsel and cooks it to perfection. Everything is good here. Try the tofu, jidori karage, tskune slider, any of the grilled vegetables, the sea bream and the crab legs are knock outs, and the tontoro , beef tounge, + chicken thigh/parts are not to be missed
One of the few restaurants I never mind coming back to and whose food I crave. More than anything else, it's the delicious food that keeps us coming back. You may read the menu and think this looks too simple, but the flavors are insane, presumably thanks to their great quality ingredients and Japanese robata grilling technique.
The experience was a lot worse than before. Sukiyaki beef and sweet potato fries were too salty. The beef grill on a stone was not tasty. I liked chicken liver paste and grilled scallop. Overall the quality of food has gone down. The price seemed too much for what we got.
Exquisite food. Waiter was very good in describing the dishes. Chef was conservative at the Robata grill as well. Some amazing Japanese whiskies as well.
We were amazed by the flavors, an informal place with sophisticated dishes. Very well attended, small and quiet. We had a wonderful time!
It was awesome! Victoria was gracious and very helpful with the menu. Our waiter couldn't have been better with great suggestions. A must go to restaurant!
This is probably our favorite restaurant, I don't understand why it isnt more busy. From the fresh homemade tofu appetizer through the tsukune beef sliders, roasted romaine lettuce and robata grilled chicken thighs, all the food is so delicious! Try the Dragon's Milk cocktail, and don't forget the donatsu!
love it. i went there at around 6pm. Not many people. The waiters are very friendly. I had a great time there. The food is really good and looks delicate.
Left after being seated at the counter and ignored for over 5 minutes. I have never seen such a lack of hospitality or lack of awareness. This place seemed to be on a death spiral.
Was visiting Chicago for a few days on work and came across this place on Eater. I have to say it was fantastic. The chicken hearts were sublime and the lamb chop made me want to get my BBQ out and work on my technique. I will return.
Sedate, pleasant experience. Engaged server with good knowledge of the menu. Lots of suggestions and the food was well prepared. Liked the sea bass and strip steak. Soft shell crab on season. Nice experience.
This place is amazing. It's simple food prepared perfectly, and is well worth a visit.
We had another great experience at Sumi! We made sure to stop by during our stay in Chicago. We ordered all of the appetizer specials and a good amount of regular appetizers and some robata. The beef tsukune slider is still my favorite and ending the meal with kakigori is a must. We had a great time there but noticed that they were a bit short handed when it came to the servers. We did have a little order mix up but it was cleared and Chef Gene Kato addressed it right away. We're coming back to Chicago in July and hoping that we can get a taste of the seasonal Pineapple kakigori! Thank you for another wonderful experience.
Flawless - the sea bass dish was one of the best things I have ever had, and the duck was amazing!!!
the cold soba noodles was amazing as well
Spectacular from start to finish. Have had robata in several other cities in the US and this one is top notch.
Excellent menu, service, outstanding presentation...our absolute favorite every trip
Awesome as always. This is our go to and sets a pretty high bar when thinking about trying someplace else. Don't miss an opportunity to enjoy Sumi.