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Sushi By Bou Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL

Sushi By Bou Lincoln Park

4.7
4.7
60 Reviews
$50 and over
Sushi

Sushi by Bou Hotel Lincoln is a timed Omakase experience located in the Hotel Lincoln (1816 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614). This location is *NOT* the Hotel Suite 202 Experience. Parties of 1-4 will be reserved with our Signature $50/per person 30-minute Omakase. Parties of 5 or more will be reserved for the Bougie Package, a longer $100/per person 60-minute Omakase seating! The Bougie Package is REQUIRED for groups of 5 or more and includes 17-courses plus a handroll. Please text 312-818-1156 to book the Bougie Package.

Sushi by Bou Hotel Lincoln's 24-hour Cancellation Policy: A 50% per person fee will apply to cancellations and no-shows for reservations made within 24 hours of reservation time. Due to this being a 30-minute times experience, Parties who arrive more than 10 minutes late can not be accommodated and will be subject to the no-show fee Text 312-818-1156 to cancel your reservation within 24 hours of the reserved time. No phone calls, please!

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Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Asian, Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 818-1156

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    For your catering needs, please email info@sushibybou.com

  • Private party facilities

    For private event inquiries, please visit bit.ly/suiteevents

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Park

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Kosher, Non-Smoking

Menu

Main

  • Hamachi - Yellowtail

    • Akami - Lean Tuna

      • Chu-Toro - Med Fatty Tuna

        • Botan Ebi - Spotted Prawn

          • Ikura - Salmon Roe

            • Bincho - Albacore

              • Hotate - Scallop

                • Uni - Sea Urchin

                  • O-Toro - Fatty Tuna

                    • Sake - Salmon

                      • Wagyuni - Surf & Turf

                        • Unagi - BBQ Eel

                          Last updated: February 1, 2022

                          What 60 people are saying

                          Overall ratings and reviews

                          Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                          4.7
                          4.7 based on recent ratings
                          • 4.8Food
                          • 4.8Service
                          • 4.7Ambience
                          • 4.5Value

                          NoiseModerate

                          Loved For

                          • Chicago / Illinois

                            Sushi

                          • Chicago

                            Romantic

                          • Chicago

                            Sushi

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                          1. FG

                            FrankG

                            Baltimore

                            13 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            13 reviews

                            Dined on May 15, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            It started with Sam for the whiskey selection and ended with the amazing sushi chef (food recon 1984). But I would be amiss if I did not mention Kate. Her bartending knowledge and detailed description of the sake completed the night.

                          2. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 14, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Fish was excellent

                          3. H

                            Hawk

                            Washington DC

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on May 12, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            great expenrience

                          4. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Chicago

                            1 review

                            vip
                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 5, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Roman and the other guy is something spacial U can really tell when someone enjoy doing what he’s doing I’ve been to many many expensive Japanese places that don’t even come close this this level of experience and overall By far this is the best experience I’ve had so far in my miserable life

                          5. J

                            Jake

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 29, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Awesome experience. Our Sushi Chef was fun and prepared great bites and the lounge atmosphere was perfect. Would recommend for anyone interested.

                          6. JC

                            JohnC

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 22, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Great food. 90’s hip hop. Terrific ambience. Will be back. Definitely recommend!

                          7. KJ

                            KirstinJ

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 22, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            I've been to a few other Sushi by Bou locations and they never disappoint. The sushi is always so delicious and fresh and for $50pp, it really is such great value. It definitely has a fun vibe, rather than the quiet settings you sometimes get with Omakase restaurants - they were playing 90s hip hop tunes when we were there, so it is definitely a super fun place and a great date night spot. The service is exceptional. Whilst they say it is 30 min seating, you don't feel rushed at all and there are lounges to sit and drink before and after dinner.

                          8. SE

                            StarrE

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 16, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Amazing Omasake experience!! The sushi was fresh and served with grace. The sake pairing was spectacular!

                          9. V

                            Vincent

                            New York Area

                            4 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            4 reviews

                            Dined on April 7, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience3

                            Nama kun and Brandon took good care of us. 30 min is a little rushed but good business model and easy to get a reservation. Will definitely come back

                          10. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Chicago

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 2, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Amazing service with great ambiance. Intimate but not uncomfortable. Host and chef Ramon were very personable and knowledgeable. Omakase with Sake pairing was great. Fun way to try items you wouldn’t normally order! Would definitely recommend.

                          11. AT

                            AndrewT

                            Chicago

                            5 reviews

                            4.0

                            5 reviews

                            Dined on April 2, 2022

                            overall4food5service5ambience5

                            Overall everything was great, I think the experience could have been stretched just a bit. Being informed about a 30 minute experience is good. But I think making it 45 would make it easy on people to enjoy the moment just a bit more

                          12. MS

                            MichaelS

                            Chicago

                            14 reviews

                            5.0

                            14 reviews

                            Dined on April 2, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            My wife and I went for our anniversary, first time Omakase dining. Loved every minute. Well-paced, delicious, very laid back. I had the Sake flight which complimented my meal perfectly. Great friendly service, very knowledgeable and informative. Wrapped up with drinks in the lounge afterword. Will definitely return with friends. Fun night out!

                          13. CS

                            ChristyS

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on March 28, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Ask for Roman R. to be your chef. He is the G.O.A.T.

                          14. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            New Orleans

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on March 19, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Found this in an article about things to do in Chicago. The atmosphere was different on the second floor inside the Lincoln Park hotel. The group before us was running behind and we were offered menus while waiting. I wish we could’ve ordered drinks while waiting also. The omakase experience was very intimate while seated at a bar to observe the chef preparing the sushi. Out chef wore a mask and gloves to assure germs of any kind were not be transferred to our sushi which was much appreciated! The fresh fish and meat were mouth watering and small details of additional flavors were delicious. Drinks were very good as well as the host!

                          15. KJ

                            KJS88

                            Chicago

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on March 19, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            I had a good experience here - the food was better than I was expecting especially the miso cod. That was delish. The sake I got was good but at times I felt like the wait staff was too attentive. Yes, I get some people want to make a big deal about an omakase experience but we were just there to eat sushi and have a night with each other. I chose a sake for instance because I know what kind of sake I like and I didn't really need the whole schpeal about the sake after the fact. I think trying to read the customer's body language and asking "would you like to learn more about that," for me, is more effective. I just like to be left alone with my hubby when I'm out on a date.

                          16. JM

                            JulieM

                            Chicago

                            1 review

                            2.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on March 19, 2022

                            overall2food2service5ambience4

                            I was recommended by a friend to visit but was a little disappointed because we only had 11 out of the 12 courses they had advertised. Maybe we ran out of time but we were on time, it just started a bit late. The menu said there is otoro but we were given chutoro instead. Overall the price was great but just a little disappointing we didn’t get the full experience/full menu.

                          17. JG

                            JennyG

                            Philadelphia

                            1 review

                            3.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on March 19, 2022

                            overall3food3service4ambience4

                            Omakase experience was good but some of the courses were overloaded with soy sauce and wasabi and the ratios were off. The fish quality was spectacular but drowned out by the soy sauce. Other courses were very good. Overall a good experience for the price.

                          18. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Chicago

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on March 19, 2022

                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                            This place has a good vibe. Sitting at the bar for the omakase and moved to the lounge in the same room is kind of interesting experience although it's only allowed to be there for an hour. The sushi was ok but as the chef said you can't beat this by 50 bucks.

                          19. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Chicago

                            1 review

                            vip
                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on March 18, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Great service, great food, great drinks, and great vibes!

                          20. NN

                            NekiaN

                            Chicago

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on March 18, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Went to Sushi by Bou for date night and it was an amazing experience. I took my boyfriend, who’s not a sushi lover, and he enjoyed every bite. The staff was extremely friendly and informative. We had such a great time, we stayed for a round 2. Luckily it was a slow night and they were able to accommodate us. I will definitely return!

                          21. J

                            Jacky

                            Chicago

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on March 17, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Absolutely my favorite omakase I have done so far, while it might not be the BEST fish I had the quality for $50 I thought was insane. The people working there was the reason I would put it as my favorite. The energy and hospitality they gave was amazing! I can see myself coming back whenever I want sushi and just good vibes

                          22. ML

                            MelodyL

                            Chicago

                            2 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on March 17, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            I didn’t know what to expect. The dining experience was spectacular! The food and service were on point. They informed us each step of the way. People were friendly and social. We did not feel rushed. We went on a Thursday night so the experience could be different on a weekend. Highly recommended if you want to try omakase for the first time with out spending the huge bucks….unless you have (multiple) cocktails. Cocktails are perfect! We will try the sake next time!

                          23. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            St. Louis

                            1 review

                            2.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on March 12, 2022

                            overall2food2service5ambience5

                            The service was amazing. Sake selection was also exceptional. However, some of the fishes wasn’t as tasty or tasted fresh. A few of my all time favorite were a bit fishy; fatty tuna and salmon.

                          24. RH

                            RHTW

                            Grand Rapids

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on March 5, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            This place was incredible, very intimate experience. The food was delicious and the drinks were strong! I was with a party of 2 and did the 30 min experience. Even though it was timed I never felt rushed, there is also a lounge to hangout in after your experience ends. 10/10 would recommend!!

                          25. AW

                            AdeW

                            Chicago

                            1 review

                            vip
                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on March 4, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Very cool spot with a laid back and R&B/hip-hop vibe. As expected, the food and drink recommendations were excellent and the value at that cost is outstanding.

                          26. B

                            Berry

                            Houston

                            1 review

                            3.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on February 27, 2022

                            overall3food3service5ambience4

                            Service: Amazing Drinks: Amazing 30 minute Omakase: Average

                          27. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Palm Springs

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on February 27, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            So good. So good. So good.

                          28. M

                            Momoeats

                            Chicago

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on February 24, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Really enjoyed this interesting experience. Ive never had an Omakase in a hotel suite with strangers but the staff kept the vibe humorous and light which made me feel more comfortable going solo. Plus you can’t beat an Omakase for $50!

                          29. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Chicago

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on February 21, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Amazing experience! The chef shared his experience of how he joined this restaurant. It’s a private setting. Only serves few people at a time. It would be better if the next group could wait outside or a bit far from the dining area cus it’s a little bit awkward when somebody is waiting to take your seats. In general, good value, great food and service. Willing to come again!

                          30. KA

                            KatieA

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on February 20, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            A beautiful, intimate experience. The food was phenomenal and the staff were so attentive. Will definitely be back!

                          31. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Chicago

                            10 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            10 reviews

                            Dined on February 20, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            Everyone was so friendly and accommodating and the sushi was incredible, such a great value for quality omakase!

                          32. JD

                            JoanDoe

                            Chicago

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on February 20, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Fantastic quality of sushi. Be on time, they don’t kid around about the 30 min limit. Service was 10/10, food was reaaally good

                          33. VI

                            VIMA

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on February 20, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            Easily the best sushi I've ever had. The chef was great and everything was delicious. The 30 minute intervals are a bit strict and doesn't give myself or my girlfriend a whole lot of time to conversate and enjoy the food. I definitely felt a bit rushed. Would prefer maybe a 45 minute time to be able to truly enjoy my experience. However, overall I had a great time!

                          34. VM

                            VictorM

                            Chicago

                            1 review

                            2.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on February 19, 2022

                            overall2food4service2ambience4

                            Kind of rushed. Got there a little late and missed out on 3 plates. So don’t be late

                          35. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Washington DC

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on February 17, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Really enjoyed everything— from food to service. Everyone was so accommodating and the food was definitely the best. Did the bougie package and it was amazing. All the seafood was fresh and the food was made with so much love. Would definitely go back soon!

                          36. MS

                            MarcS

                            Chicago

                            7 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            7 reviews

                            Dined on February 15, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Incredible food and service. An elevated experience.

                          37. MW

                            MissyW

                            Richmond

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on February 15, 2022

                            overall4food5service5ambience4

                            Our sushi by Bou experience was exceptional. The service was incredibly prompt and I loved the intimate experience provided with the omakase. I will say as a con, we felt very rushed through our meal overall and I would’ve liked some more time to savor each bite and take my time. The sake pairing we chose paired very nicely with our nigiri bites. The ones that stood out the most were the Ikura salmon roe, prawn, and surf/turf with uni. I think the price point is fair if you know exactly what to expect and know that any additional add ons will be charged. Lastly, I will say a left a bit hungry still. The bites are on the smaller side, would’ve been nice to have a few more included or larger items. We will be back for sure! Thank you.

                          38. S

                            Shaun

                            Los Angeles

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on February 14, 2022

                            overall4food5service5ambience5

                            This was a fun and affordable omakase experience! The sushi tasted amazing and fresh, and the chef and host had an amazing energy. The only thing that prevented me from giving this 5 stars is that, at the end of the dinner, the chef said he could give each of us an additional piece of sushi from the menu - anything that we wanted! We were so excited thinking this was a complimentary offering, so it was bit of shock to see the bill come out much higher than expected because they charged us for each piece of extra sushi. It just would have been nice to know up front that the extra piece was for a fee to avoid any surprises. Despite that, would definitely go again!

                          39. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Chicago

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on February 13, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Such a fun experience and so glad we got to have Chef Ramon on his last day of training. Everything was delicious and the ambiance was perfect for a fun valentines date night.

                          40. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Chicago

                            1 review

                            vip
                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on February 11, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience3

                            Amazing food and service! In desperate need of new music….

                          Safety precautions

                          • Cleaning & sanitizing

                            • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                            • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                            • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                            • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                          • Protective equipment

                            • Waitstaff wear masks
                          • Screening

                            • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                            • Staff is vaccinated
                            • Staff temperature check required

                          FAQs

                          Sushi By Bou Lincoln Park is rated 4.7 stars by 60 OpenTable diners.

                          Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                          Booked 7 times today
                          Google Map for Sushi By Bou Lincoln Park

                          1816 N Clark St Chicago, IL 60614-6043

                          Additional information

                          • Neighborhood

                            Lincoln Park

                          • Hours of operation

                            Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

                          • Cuisines

                            Sushi, Asian, Japanese

                          • Dining style

                            Casual Dining

                          • Dress code

                            Business Casual

                          • Parking details

                            None

                          • Payment options

                            AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                          • Additional

                            Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Kosher, Non-Smoking

                          • Phone number

                            (312) 818-1156

                          • Catering

                            For your catering needs, please email info@sushibybou.com

                          • Private party facilities

                            For private event inquiries, please visit bit.ly/suiteevents

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