Sunda

4.6
5822 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Asian
Located within Chicago’s bustling River North neighborhood, Sunda pairs New Asian fare with Midwestern hospitality for an award-winning concept. Offering contemporary interpretations of traditional dishes from Japan, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and more, the Michelin-recommended concept from Rockit Ranch Productions has received numerous accolades, including Best New Restaurant and Chicago’s Sexiest Restaurant. Showcasing exceptional cuisine from Executive Chef Jess DeGuzman, mod décor from renowned designer Tony Chi, a chic, yet approachable ambiance and seating for more than 200 guests, Sunda has rapidly become a mainstay on the Chicago dining scene.
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What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.5

Does eating at Sunda feel like eating in the club? Yes, but you don't have to love the ChampagnePapi lifestyle to love this restaurant.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 5822 People Are Saying
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Little Rock
8 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was slow and dishes came out one at a time with easily 15 minutes between first dish and last person's dish.

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kimberly is incredibly attentive and she always makes every experience unique and memorable.

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AF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Way too noisy.

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AL
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was great. Service was terrible

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

I’ve been to Sunda a couple times and usually love it ...literally so loud in there the waiter brought the wrong food /drinks because he didn’t hear what we were saying. Then tried to charge us for the food he mistakenly put in ?

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EP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

A group of 12 dined here for a bachelorette party this past weekend. I heard incredible things about the food at Sunda from multiple people which led us to celebrate our bride here. The menu also looked perfect for a bunch of people to sample different Asian bites. The bride loves Thai food and sushi so this seemed like a slam dunk; however, the bride is severely allergic to tree nuts and upon ordering, we found out that Sunda fries cashews and coconut in their fryer. Subsequently, the bride could really only eat blanched cauliflower and bland pad Thai from their menu since almost every other item had some fried component to it. To add insult to injury, the waitstaff didn’t seem particularly concerned of the bride’s allergy. We even talked to the restaurant manager who also didn’t seem phased. In looking at Sunda’s website, there is no mention about the use of a tree nut contaminated fryer so it was very disappointing to find this information out after it was too late. I strongly suggest that Sunda finds an isolated fryer for their nuts so that people with allergies like my friend can enjoy their food. Very disappointing.

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SG
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Portions are small but the food and service was great! Also, wish they had actual chopsticks instead of the cheap disposable wooden ones.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Boxton was outstanding and food was as well. Loved dining here!

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AK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Too noisy
Can’t have any conversation

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent! Loud but expected. The family style meals worked out perfectly for our group of 11 women. Brussels spouts and miso cauliflower were a huge hit. Will definitely be returning to Sunda😊

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JH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunda's food is always creative and delicious - I especially like their sushi/sashimi creations - and the service is top notch. Bree stands out as an exceptional server! Highly, highly recommend Sunda for lunch!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cannot rave enough about Sunda! My favorite by far when visiting Chicago. The food and service are just amazing!

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SS
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

VERY VERY Loud. Food good and sharable portions. If don't have many drinks price is a bargain for Chicago. Food fresh and many options. Recommend and would return.

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

The food was over priced for the quality of the Asian fusion cuisine we had.

The waiter spilled soy sauce all over my white dress shirt. He apologized and while I understand mistakes happen, I would've expected some sort of compensation for this. I was very disappointed.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Stay away! No welcome from the waiter at the entry, really unpleasant girl. Made us wait and make fun of us with her colleague. Bad service. Never again

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AD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Second time here. I had such a great time on as my last trip to Chicago, I knew coming back was a must. Sat outside this time and I don't recommend it. You lose so much of the atmosphere that inside recommends. Food also didn't feel like it came out as hot. Waitress was sub-par. Dropped food on me, barely checked on us, was critical of people's drink orders. And I don't think my cocktail was made correctly - I had the same one the time before and it was only so so this time. Miso cauliflower and wagyu sticky rice continue to be standouts, but overall it lacked from my first experience.

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J
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Loved the sisigs and tempura French toast. Make a reservation and enjoy your meal!

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JT
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for the Bloody Mary bar for brunch - fantastic!

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Bachelorette party. Service was poor. We were only able to order one to two drinks per year as the waiter very rarely returned to our table. The server.m came with our food and just laid it down anywhere never asking was entree was for whom. Then ourncake arrived - candles were blown out. We then sat there trying to flag down servers to have the cake cut and placed on plates. Our server never came back and another waitress had to help us. I have been to Sunda several times in the past 8 years. I will never ever return with a larger party ever again.

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MF
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First, the Brussels salad might be the best dish anywhere. It is amazing. I've eaten here a few times and the food is always incredible. Can get very busy and noise levels tend to be high. Doesn't bother me as I prefer this type of atmosphere. Amazing food, service, and ambiance. I make it a point to eat at Sunda every time I'm in Chicago.

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FF
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is better to go with a group due to all of the sharing opportunities. It is one of my favorite go to restaurants. I love the wide variety of choices on the menu. That said, we tend to order the same rotation of 6-8 items. We always order the crispy Brussel sprouts salad - so tasty. We also very much enjoyed the strip steak. This time we had the crazy rice which is filled with lots of protein other than rice - chicken and shrimp in abundance. First time we ordered the Penang Chicken. It was spicy but not too much so and very tasty. Service is good. Enjoy!!

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TL
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server Boxton was great. He was very knowledgeable of the menu and what a first time diner should try. Vidal the bus person was also great and added extra insight if we had question and Boxton was working with another table.

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MM
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food in the best Asian food restaurant in Chicago.

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m
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great Vegan choices. Yum. Love this place. Especially the shiitake dumplings, the Brussels sprout salad ( best dish ever). Great vegan sushi also.

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Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Not bad. Food was okay. Service was great.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious. Everything we ate was incredible and the cocktails were also delicious. Staff was extremely helpful and attentive. It was a little loud but it is a fun trendy place to that is to be expected! Will definitely be back.

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RR
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place that I wish was in the city that I live in.

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M
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Overpriced for the type of food. Impossible to talk with anyone in the table as it is extremely noisy. The bus boys were great. The host needs to have a welcoming smile even if fake. Skip this place. I am not coming back. Good marketing.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Mediocre, inauthentic Asian food...

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as alwaya

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RC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

LOUD, LOUD,LOUD and did I mention LOUD!
I have never been to a restaurant that I literally had to yell across the table to my husband. Nothing else really mattered.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The spicy tuna crispy rice is out of this world!

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a
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food is awesome but it is very loud

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SG
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm coming back to Sunda and this was my first time being there with friend
thank you so much i had alot of fun

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

It was okay. Poor waiter. Appetizers were excellent. Sushi rolls very good. Entree was okay. Very noisy.

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j
New England
21 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a amazing business meal here. A little loud for critical conversation, but okay. Everything else was exceptional. Food, staff, drink.... everything amazing taste and presentation. Had been there once before in my Chicago travels to NeoCon last year and remembered how good it was then. Will definitely return next time in town.

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t
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting Asian options across the menu, with multiple ethnicities represented. All dishes were fresh and flavorful. Service was attentive without being overwhelming. Excellent location.

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SR
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it ! the time there is the best and the food is amazing too ! and it looks amazing

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R
Western NC
13 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and awesome food. Many good food choices and the preparation and quality were top notch. This is a definite repeat!!!

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SG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding from start to finish! Surprisingly upbeat and fun dinner music.

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