SUSHI-SAN

4.8
445 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
From the team behind RAMEN-SAN, SUSHI-SAN serves up fresh fish with fresher beats. With crispy
handrolls, bincho-tan roasted meats and ice-cold beer; this is not your typical sushi joint. Come in and see for yourself.
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Chicago
41 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time I have been to Sushi-San and I loved it. They have such fresh sushi. The beef n' bop rice bowl and the Japanese eggplant tempura were to die for. Very relaxed environment too.

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TO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place we did a little searching for sushi and found Sushi San great place glad we went.

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

Literally fabulous. Everything from the food to the service.

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

Great food, great service, always a favorite of ours!

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

Amazing sushi and rice bowls at a (semi) affordable price. Awesome music and attentive wait staff

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

A perfect sushi experience for me. Sat at the bar and got two watch the two sushi chefs prep and converse over my order, the D-Lux Nigiri (12 pc). The bartender prepared one of the best old fashioned's I've ever had which paired perfectly throughout my meal. The impeccable service matched the precision and care that was evident when the nigiri was presented to me.

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b
Nashville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very load. Felt as if I had to scream to talk to person across the table

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t
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lunch specials are wonderful. Easy to pick items of the highest quality!

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m
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot. Excellent food. Fun vibe!

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k
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amarit, Darryl, Ryan, Jared and their team are awesome. Fun ambiance, great food and always fantastic hospitality!
Awesome service by: Griffin, Kara, Ellie and Chris!
Favorite Dishes: Tako Taco (Nigiri bomb), salmon and akami sashimi, roasted king crab sizzling rice, spicy tuna aburi, shrimp tempura roll, nama chocolate (delicious!), Asahi beer (in a cold mug!), eggplant tempura, Zuke salmon, spicy tuna maki
Good for: Date Night, Cocktails, Happy Hour, Guys Night, Work Meal, Fun, Hot Spot

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f
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a late dinner last night.
Octopus tacos (very tiny but delicious), spicy tuna rolland vietnamese pork. Everything was really good, and the waiters super nice. Will go back

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite sushi restaurants in Chicago. Aside from sushi they have a lot of Japanese dishes that are quite delicious. Service is consistently good and welcoming.

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LR
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute fav! Everything about this place is a vibe. Highly recommend

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Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all around! The manager greeted us and what a personality on him. So much fun and wonderful knowledgeable about the drinks and menu.
We ordered apps and moved onto dinner. SO fresh and tasty! Our server was just as wonderful and charming.
Our experience was so delightful, we will return again.
Thank you for such a great evening!

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DC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food. Good music and good drinks. I think slightly over priced

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My first experience to sushi san was great! We went to celebrate my brother’s birthday and could not have had a better time. I highly reccomend getting the kabayaki eel roll and the sesame rocky road ice cream. This place is a bit pricy but overall the food is worth it. Be aware that it does get busy so try to get a reservation if you can, also this place is quite lively so dont expect a quiet dinner

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good....especially enjoyed the Tiger Shrimp and Ginger Salmon roll. Looking forward to more variety in the future:-)

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Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have heard of this restaurant for a long time but have never been there. Finally I came by for lunch and wasn't disappointed at all. I love it so much!!! The sushi is freshly prepared and the flavor is just amazing. What I love most is the dessert. I tried both breakfast pancake and also emochi. The emochi has lots of flavors and make sure to ask the server first.

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M
San Diego
38 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great neighborhood find. Loved every moment of our experience there. Our waiter was fantastic, he was a huge part of our having a great time. The food was excellent and we ended up ordering a second course because it was so good. Definitely coming back.

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DI
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

They use excellent quality fish for the nigiri. It’s good quality Edo style sushi. However, their temaki are very American. I’m not a fan of all the mayo, but others may like that. The one exception is the Toro Oshinko temaki. (Toro Tacuan), which is as good as anything I’ve had in Tokyo. The prices are high, but very reasonable for the quality of fish they are serving. If you want cheaper prices, you will need to go somewhere that sells cheaper cuts of fish.
Overall highly recommended.

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H
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came in at 9:30 and still received the same attention as a 7:00 reservation. Our server had great recommendations, the Aburi with Tuna was exceptional! We probably ordered too many appetizers and didn’t need the pancakes for dessert but just couldn’t resist. We will be back!

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MB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for my friend and my birthday and it was a beautiful night filled with delicious food and amazing saki!

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AH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Would recommend but not for the sushi. Sushi was nothing special but the rest of the meal was great

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CC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eveythjng was out standing. The quality of the food was very good. Definitely going back again!

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JP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun vibe and delicious food! Very kind and attentive staff.

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MM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The express lunch is a great value. This place is bustling with millennials at lunchtime, which is nice as long as you don't mind raising your voice to engage in a conversation at your own table. I got the express sashimi, and it was delicious. The wait staff is friendly and attentive. There was a slight delay in getting my sashimi, but the soup and salad were served promptly.

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KC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The express lunch is so good! It gives you a solid taste of everything.

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S
Houston
80 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time at the restaurant and loved it as much as the first time. My favorites are the aburi and the wonderful choices of roasted vegetables .

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot - fun

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f
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was very fresh which was great but feel a bit overpriced for the amount we got! SERVICE WAS GRAND! A bit hard to hear but incredibly accommodating and server gave great recommendations!

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i
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly some of the best sushi I have had, a little different but everything was fresh and the fish is excellent. Awesome experience and I'll have to come back the next time I'm in Chicago

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AO
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely superb food, attentive staff and vibrant atmosphere.
Highly, highly recommened

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EF
Chicago
81 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place continues to dazzle. A friend who visits Japan often said that the sushi at Sushi San is some of the best he has ever had. On this visit (been here often) we enjoyed kimchi pickles and roasted edamame for starters (though items are delivered as they are ready); tempura shrimp and spicy tuna maki; Vietnamese pork (delicious) and Beef 'N Bop sizzling rice dish with short ribs. Wow.

Add an enthusiastic and knowledgeable server (Thanks, Eli) and it was another great dining experience.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great!

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GM
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was amazing until we looked at the bill the next day. The manager was treating our party to a few appetizers because we were waiting for our table to be ready longer than they expected. Once we left and saw the bill they charged us for all the “complimentary” appetizers. We didn’t even ask for this.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Bad Quality price ratio

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AI
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and great food - lots of fun, with good vibes

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P
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi in chicago. Hands down.

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a
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ordered the daily sashimi special (otoro), shishito peppers, bbq lettuce wraps, crunchy spicy tuna rice (5pc), a few cocktails, and a sake bottle. We ate every last drop and rice grain. so tasty. excellent service and ambient make it worth going vs just takeout. Will go again soon !

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Delicious food. Fun and lively vibe. Checkout if you can.

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