SUSHI-SAN

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$31 to $50
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Japanese
Serving up the best sushi in Chicago, made-to-order hand rolls and binchotan roasted meats, made with the freshest ingredients we can find, all with a side of old-school hip-hop and ice-cold beer. Join us for lunch, dinner and late-night eats. Be sure to check out our omakase every Thursday – Saturday at the sushi counter.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.6
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CW
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We got started off on the wrong foot because we had to wait 15 minutes after our scheduled reservation. After complaining several times, our group was offered a free shot of sake. While nice, we would have been more appreciative of an on-time seating. Food and drinks were outstanding and would come again because of that though. Hopefully next time they can better manage their tables to keep reservations open/from having to wait.

J
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were so fabulous! Highly recommend for a special occasion, they go the extra mile.

TW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

They won't allow you to be seated unless your party is here. In my case, I was only waiting for one person, but I could understand that policy for groups of people. My sushi was edible, but not the best I've had. My friend, a vegetarian, didn't enjoy her food at all. Our waitress was wonderful, but the meh quality of the food was enough to not recommend it to anyone else.

OT
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun meal with friends. Sushi is absolutely amazing and the freshest i can find in Chicago

AP
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant Week. We were the oldest! I noticed most tables that I could see were not doing the Restaurant Week menu. Too bad for them, it was really good. I also enjoyed the hot tea.

R
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always fun and the food is always top notch! Great for date night, girls night, and celebrations!

OT
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Seating sucks. Manager did the menu spiel and low talker and ‘menu reader’. Our server was attentive and good. Food : ‘fresh’rolls and fish we very meh. NOT the freshest fish. Expect WAY more from LEYE. Rest of the food was fine. Overall functional and unremarkable

EA
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I like the music. Payment was hassle-free, as we were able to divvy up the bill with all our credit cards. I would return.

J
Chicago
110 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was very good. The portion sizes were small for the price in our opinion for the rice and beef dishes. The cocktails were excellent. Our service was informative but curt. Our bill for two people with drinks was about $70 before tip. Overall a nice experience but there are many other Japanese restaurants in Chicago that are more to our liking so might not return.

RJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi. Knowledgeable staff. Yummy tempura shrimp. Great nigiri and loved the beef rice bowl.

SS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great variety of sushi as well as other types of Asian cuisines.

AT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought 2 first timers there and they absolutely loved it. Fresh, beautiful, delicious food as always. Our server Jesse and the new manager Pier Pat were very attentive, super friendly and helpful. We will be back again soon! Thank you for another wonderful dining experience at Sushi San.

SC
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for a girlfriends birthday and wow is this place amazing! Great food and great service. They are so friendly and nice here. Highly recommend the spicy tuna aburi and the Vietnamese pork! Wow so good

SUSHI-SAN
Responded on January 13, 2020

Hi Sydney, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us! We're glad you enjoyed your experience and look forward to the next time you dine with us. Regards, Ryan

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Head Sushi Chef makes the whole experience excellent!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Had a great time at Sushi-San. Food was amazing and ambience. Also got me set up on Lettuce Entertain you app, will definitely will using.

JS
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good sushi, some of the best that I’ve had in a very long time. Server was wonderfully amiable. Ambient sound a bit noisier than I’d like, but on the whole a most enjoyable dining experience!

SUSHI-SAN
Responded on January 13, 2020

Hi Josh, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're glad to hear about your experience with us and we look forward to seeing you in again!

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S
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I asked for a booth but we didn’t get one. That’s fine. It was my birthday which I put in notes. No acknowledgement. Server only spieled all the high end stuff. Which I find tacky. Pork was rare. Server seemed annoyed said he’ll see if the chef says anything. He did take off bill. Anyways wasn’t our best experience there. Things happen.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Sushi was awesome!

PE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food should have been more interesting.. sushi rolls were extremely basic. Expected something more than my local takeout sushi place. Actual I think my local take out is more elaborate

E
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi was the best we’ve ever had, fresh and tasty,

SK
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is fantastic and so is the ambiance. Friendly staff and great music!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and great music

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Had Dinner reservations but it did take 15-20 minutes to get our table ready after our reservation time...that could have been better communicated by host. Server was very friendly and kind. Little bit on the slower side with long gaps without water refills or table touches. Food was very good! Our table shared several rolls and a rice dish. Sake bombs taste delicious and are a lot of fun to do with a group. I will go back definitely!

h
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jack was amazing. Ale at the host stand was most welcoming!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly fresh and amazing sushi! Great service. All of it was truly spectacular but the Shrimp Tempura and Crispy Avocado were our favorites. Sake bombs were fun and delicious too! I will definitely put this restaurant on my rotation next time I am in town!!

LH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, very good service! Sean was a very attentive and personable waiter.

OT
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yummers sushi and old school hip hop = happy girl

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were fantastic! Loved the Japanese Eggplant starter and Mr. Maguro set; will definitely be back soon.

E
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food is good, but it is over priced.

K
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server knew much about the whole menu. She was smart and friendly and treated our daughter to dessert for her birthday!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

When ordering, focus on their unique specialty items. These will wow you! Unless you have a hankering for maki, it’s not worth the price. While they have higher quality fish, I wasn’t as wowed by the maki as I hoped.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience2

We were sat 40 minutes after our reservation at the smallest table I’ve ever been at in a restaurant. Our food couldn’t fit on the table. No one cared. The sushi was average.

N
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We did not enjoy the wine list, the cream sauce that drenched the coal fired lobster or the sushi roles. The sashimi was excellent but I did not get the inspiration that I had heard about in your dishes. It might be in the Omikase but we did not reserve in advance. I’m sorry, I wanted to love this!

h
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very trendy, lively spot in river north. High quality nigiri, but most of the other dishes were lacking

KS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was AMAZING and our server Sean was super attentive and had delicious recommendations. We will come back and we want the same great waiter when we do!

JZ
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was amazing and the food was wonderful!

The only down point of this entire experience is that there are only 2 bathrooms for men and women so there was always a line. The restaurant was busy and had a constant line so I was surprised they only had 2 bathrooms.

SL
Salt Lake City
54 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great restaurant, young energy, excellent sushi.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Japanese eggplant and umami scallops aruba was mind blowing, decent restaurant!

SJ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in the city !