Sunda

4.7
5416 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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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.
Additional
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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Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Credit Card is required to secure this reservation. There will be a cancellation fee of $50 per person if the cancellation is within 24 hrs of the reservation date.

Monday, December 31, 2018

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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 5416 People Are Saying
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New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience as always. Definitely one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago

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V
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Extremely disappointing. Food is average. Definitely not worth the money. I had high expectations of this place due to reviews, but honestly not great. Service was even worse. I asked if they could charge me $4 extra tip and get me some cash as I was missing $4 cash for their valet. Manager said that they are a third party so I had to talk to them and see what they could do for me. After spending $200 at their restaurant, this is what I get for asking a $4 favor. I would have never done that to a customer. Poor poor management service.

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Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great for large groups. We tried a bit of everything.

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

Came here for my birthday with friends and our server forgot our main dish (my cousin and I are vegetarian). Everyone finished eating (we ordered quite a few dishes for the non-vegetarians) and we still didn’t have our dish. We mentioned it to our server and he forgot to place the order and there was no point in ordering anything since everyone was done eating. Unfortunately we only had the edamame and Brussel sprout salad for dinner which didn’t fill us up. Usually we’ve had great experiences but the server didn’t seem too bothered by missing our main dish which was quite disappointing.

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NF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The crunchy Brussels sprouts salad was good, the wasabi aioli on the panda roll was too strong so it wasn't very tasty and the oxtail pot stickers were a little weird. The service was average. Given that it is a shared menu, they really should have been changing our plate all throughout our meal but we kept the same plate the entire time. I like the ambiance, so I would go again to try other dishes.

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ER
Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was great. Cocktail service was slow.... Noisy. When we came in, they seated two other parties that arrived after us before seating us.

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

We had a party of 7 people and they were very accommodating. The food was wonderful, the drinks were tasty, and the service was great. This place is VERY pricey, but if you choose the right things (brussel sprout salad) it's totally worth it!

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BT
Northern MI
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The crunchy sushi is wonderful.

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DM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We tried just about everything the waitress recommended and loved it. From the warm Brussel Sprout salad to Oxtail potsticker and then our entrees. Very much enjoyed the food, a bit stingy on the portion size for the price of the meals. Will be back to try the sushi.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A friend from Chicago recommended this place and a Royo if us were visiting for the day, very please with the quality of the food and the atmosphere!

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SM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Daniel was an amazing server. Everything he recommended was fantastic!

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t
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service
Great atmosphere and worth the trip

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C
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything on menu was fantastic. We loved our food! Thank you so much making it special!

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L
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 1

Visited from out of town, and just say the reviews aren’t that close about this restaurant at all!! The service was below anyone’s expectations and the value for the food was not fair what what you actually received.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service!!

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Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food. Noisy environment.

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a
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the high end Chinese dinner at the high energy Sunda. The clientele was very attractive. It is a very high energy restaurant. The food was delicious and the menu very varied. The cocktails were poor. The prices are high . The decor is very attractive. The wait staff were professional and efficient. The location is very good on Illinois Street. I recommend Sunda

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LS
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been wanting to try this restaurant for some time, and was NOT disappointed. Can't wait to return :)

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A
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere. Great food. Variety menu. Would go again. Miso black cod superb!

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k
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took a Sunda virgin tonight. Big big hit. We started with the Brussels sprouts and everything went up from there. Btw the Brussels Sprouts are delish! Good fun lots of good food! Always a hit!!!

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c
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific food and service.

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j
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and family style was fun. Thanks again for a great night Sunda!

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SJ
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Sunda has been my favorite place to get sushi in Chicago for two years. However, this time everything was lacking. The sushi took forever and when it came out it was loose, some pieces falling apart and everything was not evenly distributed. Not happy and not sure if I’ll be back. I got the Ridiculous and ice cream was melted in a puddle around it.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great apitizers. Pad thai was decent tho

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P
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent quality and flavor. Looking forward to going back.

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j
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this was our 2nd time to Sunda. we love the scene, the décor of the place. the food is unique and great twist on Asian (Filipino) staples. on of the best parts is the people watching, great place for large parties, but I think what makes this one of Chicago's best restaurants is the twist on the Asian Filipino fusion. Each time we visit our son from California, Sunda is a must

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DB
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was pretty delicious. Has the gambler which was amazing even after struggling to finish my meal when I found the ghost pepper in one of my sushi rolls. Wait staff was not attentive and fairly inexperienced, looked as if they were only present to look pretty. Perhaps better service would come had we not sat in the lounge area. Will have to visit again for my free dessert.

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JT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have eaten at Sunda several times and never disappointed. We took friends who had never been there and had a wonderful evening with wonderful food and drinks! From the drinks to the sushi to the main entrees and sides - all fabulous!

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AL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was absolutely perfect! And the service was excellent.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was AMAZING! Everything we ordered just kept getting better and better. Listen to your server on what they recommend, everything he recommended was delicious. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. Don’t know what took us so long to eat here but we will be back VERY soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oxtail potstickers!!!! So good!!!

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LS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and unique food. Everything was outstanding. Great cocktails too.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place. They brought us a complementary dessert for our anniversary.

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AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and good food! Will love to come back again. Prices are on the higher side but the choice of food is excellent. Something for everyone.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Ordered the oxtail potstickers, spicy edamame, wagyu crispy rice, pork belly, escolar and red dragon. Everything was delicious! The stars of the show were the wagyu crispy rice, sooo tender and flavorful, it melts in your mouth and the escolar, well balanced, creamy tuna, crispy potato chip bits and truffle shavings, YUM! Noise was on the louder side but we were still able to have a conversation. Food comes out as it's ready, drinks came out quickly, and then not so quickly. BlackBerry Limeade and Old Fashioned are the way to go. As usual, a delightful experience, highly recommend.

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RC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Asian restaurants in Chicago. A must for anyone that likes this type of food.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food and great service.

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Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We went there for brunch and it was decent but it would be better for dinner. The duck buns were delicious. The atmosphere was nice and the service was good.

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KL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Sunda was so unique and amazing!! We went with the recommendations from our server to try the Penang chicken, Oxtail potstickers, and Crispy brussel sprouts. They did not disappoint, she knew her stuff because we loved all of them!

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SC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. I loved everything about my experience. Waiter was super friendly, food was creative and delectable, and the scene was vibrant and exciting.

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