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Sunda

4.7
5002 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Asian
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Asian, Sushi, Southeast Asian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
Thursday- Friday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
Saturday: 4:00pm-12am
Sunday: 4:00pm-11am
Brunch Saturday and Sunday: 10:30am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(312) 644-0500
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jess DeGuzman
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Catering
Email events@sundachicago.com for Private Party Room information and in-house customized catering options.

PARTY PLATTERS TO-GO:
Order party platters for "pick-up" for your office lunch, event and more.
http://www.sundachicago.com/menu/

For 'full-service" off-premise catering inquiries please email events@sundachicago.com with your request.
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Cross street
LaSalle
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Parking details
Valet parking is available.
Parking lots nearby at the corner of Illinois and LaSalle.
Meter street parking nearby.
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Public transit
#22 Bus, stop at Grand coming from the North. Stop at Hubbard if coming from the South. Walk a ½ block west.
#36 Bus, stop at Illinois coming from either direction, then walk 1 ½ block west.
Red line train Grand Stop then walk one block north to Illinois
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Entertainment
Rockit Ranch Productions can book your entertainment for your private party needs. No live entertainment is offered in non-private areas.
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Special events & promotions
SUNDA BRUNCH: 10 AM - Weekends!
Saturday & Sunday Brunch features a special brunch menu with new items as well as Sunda Signature favorites, a gourmet “build your own” bloody mary bar, asian-inspired Mimosa-Kits and more! Brunch services from 10am – 3pm on Saturday and 10am – 4pm on Sundays.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Enjoy private or non-private group dining, receptions, sushi stations, carvings, buffets and more for holiday parties, corporate receptions, and impressive client entertaining with exciting, yet approachable tasting menus custom created to include sushi, salads, dim sum, entrees and desserts.

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What 5002 People Are Saying
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4.6
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Sunda is a wonderful restaurant. Outstanding service, great food, well prepared. Not too noisy, so one can have a great conversation with a guest or date. Creative food and presentations. Very attentive staff at every level, from the greeter at the door, to the bus attendants, to the waitresses and waiters, and to the sushi chefs. It is run extremely well, by some great owners. Would recommend it to all.

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Haven’t been to Sunda in a couple of years. I felt it has downhill a bit. Started with manager coming over because a waiter had not come to our table yet. We ordered a bottle of wine. It was supposed to be a 2013 Pinot Noir. The manage informed us we had an old wine menu and offered us the 2016 version for the same price. We ordered the tiger shrimp appetizer. It arrived cold, so we sent it back. The crispy rice pieces were good. We ordered a roll that was mostly rice and very little substance. It was just ok. Had to ask the waiter for the check and wait for quite a while for him to process it. It was a Monday, so maybe we didn’t get the “A” team. But not what I remembered from our last visit.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Not disappointed! Oxtail dim sum was on point, sushi was delicious and pad Thai was great!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Anniversaire de mariage

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

It was a good experience but I’d like it if our server had come check in on us more often instead of just walking by or glancing over.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

this place is always amazing. from the decor to the food, no detail goes unnoticed.
i just miss momo.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday, and he loved it! We had a variety of different food that was offered on the menu, so we were able to taste test everything, and tried it all! Their sushi was PHENOMENAL. I normally only eat cooked sushi, but their raw salmon was fantastic! A bit pricier because it is downtown, however; overall a great place, wonderful food and servers.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Our service was excellent, food was delicious and enjoyed the family style of sharing plates!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Sunda is an amazing restaurant with a great menu, wine and cocktail list. The staff is attentive and friendly. My only problem with the restaurant is that the noise level is uncomfortably loud. It makes conversation across a table difficult.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Service and fish was AMAZING as usual!
Just wished they had mackerel. Because the mackerel there is fabulous!

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

It was very nice ambiance. The food is really good. It’s just loud.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Good not great in terms of food. Some items were great, such as Brussels sprout and oxtail potstickers. Maki rolls were average and expensive. The Dan Dan noodle had too much middle eastern spices and was simply not edible. Good cocktails and good service and ambience. Will return if on company’s dime otherwise not worth it

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Everything we tried was delicious! Great service too! Very pretty atmosphere

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1.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Took 28 mins after reservation time to be seated, which was extremely disappointing. Kind of kills the buzz of coming to a very nice place for dinner. What’s the point of making a reservation at this restaurant if they can’t figure out a way to optimize reservations so that you’re not waiting nearly 30 minutes?

The appetizers we got were pretty solid. The cauliflower miso style was great as well. Then we got one of the curries, which was extremely disappointing! It was over spiced with things that didn’t exactly blend well. The resulting taste made it unfortunately one of the most disappointing curries I have ever had.

I will not come back.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great food, amazing service made for a great night out for my husband's birthday! This was our first time here, and we will be back for sure! The Tiger Shrimp was amazing!!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I love Sunda because it offers almost a full vegan menu. I always have the mushroom adobo because it is delicious but this time it was a bit less flavorful than it has been in the past. So I was somewhat disappointed. The spicy edamame and vietnamese salad were delicious. And while the blackberry sorbet was wonderful, given that the kitchen is willing to put together such a beautiful separate vegan menu, a few more vegan dessert options would be wonderful. Hence my comment about almost a full vegan menu.

Overall, I enjoy going here. It definitely gets quieter as the evening goes on, but the earlier noise makes for a fun vibe.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Noise level was painful, too crowded, too dark, impossible to converse- my third and last visit

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent first experience at Sunda! Food is amazing. A little noisy. Would definitely return and recommend to friends!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Really great food and especially good vegan choices

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Had brunch with friends. All food and drink came out at different times which made things a bit awkward. Some people finished their meal when others just got them. All food tasted great though!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This place was awesome. Our server was great and had amazing recommendations. Food was phenomenal!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Sunda never disappoints always great food, good drinks and lively ambiance. Service is superb.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Amazing food!! We had no idea how delicious everything would be. Highly recommend Sunda!

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

My dinner at Sunda was just ok. I had the drunken noodles & the dragon roll. I just wasn’t impressed and felt it was way overpriced.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We got the chicken pad Thai, a Red Dragon roll, and the spicy edamame. Perfect for two people. Delicious! The service was top notch and it was a hip,chic place. A great place for some yummy Asian food!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Fantastic sushi lunch spot. menu fresh and inventive. service awesome... sushi came out in about 45 seconds after it was ordered! thought we were in a SNL skit!
.. Many thanks!

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

If you like sushi, this is a place to discover. The food is great and the service is terrific. The place is a bit noisy, but once you dig into you food you won't notice it. I had the Lumpia (just ok), and the Crunchy Pig Hidden Lobster (awesome). The Crunchy Pig is lobster, avocado, jalapeno, chili peppers, and crushed bacon. A mouthful of different flavors explode in your mouth. My wife had the crab sushi (I can't remember the name) and it too was very good. I highly recommend.

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The food was tasty as always but the service was really disappointing and tainted the experience. My 6-person party went on a Wednesday evening, meaning not a super busy night and no one really sitting at the bar, and somehow our drink orders were slow to come and few and far between. I asked at least 2 times for our order over the course of nearly 25 minutes in the middle of dinner, it was very odd to have our server literally disappear for long spells. The service was really unfortunate for this level of dining. We practically had to hunt our server down when it came time to pay the check and then it took another 30 minutes and for one of our mates to drop the check off to the service station in the center of the restaurant to get everything done with.

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1.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Our dinner at SUNDA is in need of serious HELP, HELP, HELP !

SERVICE: TWO STARS
FOOD: ONE STAR

The underwhelming service provided by our front waiter was NOT her fault. She explained that her back waiter had “disappeared” and couldn’t be found. Aside from our 3-top, she was simultaneously waiting on a 6-top right next to us. The assistance of the back waiter DIDN’T HAPPEN until his arrival at the last course. During the entire length of the dining experience, no solution to the missing back waiter. For this mishap, our blame is directed solely to management.

Under the above mentioned circumstances, the server - - whose name has been removed to provide any embarrassment - - was gracious and knowledgeable.

F O O D

Ordered twelve different menu items and NOTHING WAS OUTSTANDING.

THREE ITEMS FELL IN THE “GOOD” CATEGORY:
Brussel Sprout Salad, Pork Buns, Seoul Wings

TWO ITEMS FELL IN THE “JUST OK” CATEGORY:
Lumpia, Crab Garlic Noodles (although the search for the crab continues)

TWO ITEMS FELL IN THE “LESS THAN OK” CATEGORY:
Oxtail Potstickers, Beef Lollipop

TWO ITEMS FELL INTO THE “NOPE! NOT EVEN OK” CATEGORY:
BBQ Octopus: inedible, overcooked to the point of being rubbery; all the pieces remained on the plate after one bite
Crazy Rice: dry and lacking promised seafood described on the menu

In both cases of the NOPE! NOT EVEN OKAY food, there was no inquiry why the food remained on the plates, untouched.

THREE DESSERTS:
The “Ridiculous” was good
The banana dumplings from the ‘Special’ card were just okay
The three birthday cupcakes were good

To say we were disappointed would be an understatement.

Wishing this review to save any similar, potential disaster occurring, we believed the hype, our mistake.  So many other fine and delicious restaurants prevail in that neighborhood, not to mention all of Chicago.

PS.  THE NOISE LEVEL WAS AT 10,000 DECIBELS. Granted, that could be appealing to some but any table reservation should know that going in.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Food was great - I’ve been there many times and I love the atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Anniversary dinner. First time. The room is gorgeous! We loved the Sunda Moriawase sashimi. Beautiful presentation. Delicious. The table next to us even commented. We also ordered the Rainbow Roll and that was disappointing. My wife and I thought it was dry and wasn't of the quality we would have expected. Our service was good. We appreciated the free dessert cupcake. It was a bit sad. Believe me, I wanted to rave about this restaurant. Honest.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Lovely ambience with wonderful food! Would definitely go again! Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent culinary adventure. Such a treat. Great service too.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great service and great food. Have already recommended this wonderful dining experience to family and friends.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Always a great experience at Sunda! We had a group of 10. The wait staff did a good job recommending sharing portions and the chef accommodated custom portions for the number of people we had. Will definitely keep coming back.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Memorable; definitely worth returning even though there are so many options in Chicago. Friendly, helpful staff; great service - attentive without being intrusive. Food was delish!!! So many great options worth trying

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

My aunt was in town from Boston, and had heard about Sunda. We went for lunch on a Friday and had terrible service. It was very disappointing and I don’t think I will return. They can’t handle a lunch rush and should have had more staff. We didn’t have a server come to our table for 15 minutes.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Wonderful in all ways

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Cool place. Food and service were good. Great vibe.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great server! Tasty food, quick serving

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