Sunda

4.7
5555 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 5555 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was ok. The restaurant was nice looking. The service could have been better.

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MD
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific restaurant with good energy and great food!

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m
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! Asian fusion dishes served “tapas style” (I.e. aa the food is prepared). But don’t be mistaken- the plates are quite large ... and delicious!! My favorites were the Brussels sprouts salad and the chile albacore sashimi. Prices were also very reasonable, particularly given the larger portions.

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

I haven't been to Sunda in years. It was always our favorite sushi restaurant when we lived in the city. We had a friend in town and we decided to take him there for dinner. The meal and the service were unbelievable. The food was a good as it was the first time we went. Melt in your mouth sushi and the tempura shrimp and brussel sprout appetizers are the best I've ever had. Our server was awesome and everything came out quickly. We will most definitely be making an effort to get back there soon.

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VV
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting Chicago and I had seen this restaurant on DDD. I made sure to come. It was totally worth. Food was amazing .

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MK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Sunda has a great vibe and the food is outstanding; everything on the menu is unique and will blow your taste buds away! Sit back, listen to your server and enjoy the Sunda ride!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Brussels sprouts were the favorite dish.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful from the time we arrived till we left. The Oxtail Potstickers were delicious. The drinks were well balanced. The sushi was some of the best we’ve ever had.

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j
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. The duck dim sum was fantastic. The softest, fluffiest buns I've ever had. The oysters were very good. As was the stuffed avocado, the garlic crab noodles, and the pork belly. My husband loved the sweet potato sushi. Joey, our waiter, was fantastic and very knowledgeable. The service was above average as different wait staff brought out our dishes as they became available. The chocolate lava cake was also very good. Highly recommend this unique Asian fusion restaurant.

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DW
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice place, great food and drinks. Brussel Sprout salad, you're welcome!!!!😁

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience! Thank you so much!

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D
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Pretty good food but can be found cheaper almost anywhere else. Terrible service. All the servers were in the weeds.

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JW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible, our server, Kimberly, gave us a full rundown of the menu and she recommended a few options as well. It was a bit loud but no real complaints. An exquisite experience.

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CC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and food. Service was great as well. We will be back!

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

The food was good, definitely to try but not worth going back for. Possibly due to the value or price of what you get it is pretty expensive. For those unfamiliar with asian cuisine they may find the food to be spectacular and amazing but I have cooked and made my fair share of dishes on this menu because of travel and family, and I didn't find it worth the price.

The ambience was energetic and at some times a little too loud. This was primarily due to the people and the music (but the music choice was awesome). The distance between people at 2-tops didn't help as my date and I had to lean over to hear one another so maybe that can be an easy fix.

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OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was ok but nothing that blew us away. Service was great and ambiance was nice. Overall evening was good.

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WS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

This was one of my "go to" places in the city - but seems to have declined in overall quality and service. The menu is ok. The service was "meh" - we were seated in the back, despite reservations and open tables in the main area. I think it because I had my teenage boys with me - not trendy enough for appearances. The hostesses were aloof at best, hardly communicating one I gave them my name. We were not an "it" table. Given the bill, the fact that I had to remind her about drink orders, and just underwhelmed, I don't plan on coming back. So many other great places to spend my money at.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our anniversary. We had good service and the food was great! We’re definitely coming back.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Normally not the case but service was slow and food took forever at lunch time! Almost an hour to come out and we ordered right away and no attempt to come anything on the check.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice atmosphere and great food!

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PC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A little too loud, and the tables are too close together, but the food and service were fabulous!

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IG
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great from start to finish. Our server Brittany was fantastic! Thanks again!

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JR
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunda goes above and beyond our expectations every time! No doubt our favorite spot in Chi :)

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P
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place in Chicago.

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MM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter amazing

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AH
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredibly food and super friendly service. Highly recommend to anyone. The range of foods is great for veggies and carnivores alike.

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FF
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 4

Went specifically for the "Restaurant week" lunch menu which their website stated ran through 2/11/19. Was told it was over, had one sushi roll and left. Showed hostess the page where it clearly showed the aforementioned date and just got a shrug.

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MS
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for vegans - I enjoyed everything from the shiitake dumplings to the vegetable curry!

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AW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

While the food was delicious we found the ambience lacking. Our table was so dark we had a hard time seeing the menu. Seriously we almost used our phones to read it. We appreciated the music being turned down to a lower level than what many restaurants tend to use. However, with the music and loud acoustics we found it not to be a very relaxing dining experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Amazing. Loved the Vegan menu!!

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MR
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

The ambiance of Sunda is fabulous for a big group but not the greatest for a smaller group or a couple since it’s so loud.
The cocktails were amazing and creative, but the food was not my favorite of the Asian fusion restaurants I have tried. I don’t think I would go back; I would try a different restaurant.

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Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal I’ve ever had.

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k
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is always fabulous. The atmosphere is really loud. Don’t go here expecting to have a conversation across the table. It’s a little pricey, but always amazing.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing all around!! Excellent food and service as always.

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FA
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had an amazing experience at Sunda. Its creative fusion of Asian cuisines made it very modern. Plenty of food options- even for vegetarians. The edamame dumplings were warm and delicious, the brussel sprout salad was crunchy and refreshing. We ordered 2 sushi rolls- one being the Gambler where one piece of sushi has ghost pepper in it so beware! That particular sushi was pretty spicy to begin with, I say that because I love and can handle spicy foods to begin with. The Pad Thai was a safe choice as well. Overall, the ambience of Sunda was great. Very chic and such a hot spot, the place was consistently filled with guests. Our waiter and staff were highly trained and were very attentive. I don't think they ever let my water glass become less then half way full which I admire. The waitress herself was great as describing all foods wasn't overbearing. Definitely a place I recommend!

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NL
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for lunch during restaurant week. The ambience was wonderful. Food was Great and service was outstanding. Brittany, our waitress was a delight.

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D
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Chinese New Year menu was disappointing, but the regular items were delicious as always!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

John was a very good waiter and the food and wine was wonderful. Also the desserts!

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C
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food quality was great and service was excellent!!!

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Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our meal at Sunda was just as amazing as it was on our wedding night 2 years ago. The food, service and vibe was fun and just what we wanted to celebrate our 2 years together.

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