SUSHI-SAN

4.7
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
698 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
What 698 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service, amazing time!!!

DR
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent Food and service!!

F
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I were visiting Chicago for the weekend, and after a long day we needed to find a spot for a late dinner. We were expecting dinner to be wrapping up by the time we were seated (10pm), but we were shocked to find such a lively ambiance! The food was AMAZING, beer was great, and our server was lovely. (shout-out to Sean!) We were sad to leave as the sushi doesn’t compare back home- we hope to come back soon!

AF
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The service was very slow for us for some reason. We came in about 10 min before the dinner rush and it seemed that our waiter went to all the other tables before us. Also, when I ordered the Japanese pancakes, the waitress that brought it over immediately began pouring the syrup all over it. Very odd that they wouldn’t 1) ask if I even wanted that and 2) let me pour it myself. It took another 10 min to wave down our waiter for the check. Didn’t feel very warm or welcoming which is a shame because the food was very good. I can’t recommend a friend when the service is like that.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was very knowledgeable and attentive. Loved the food. My third time there and wasn’t disappointed at all. Crazy for the tako taco, fried eggplant and beef skewers w egg (new to menu). DELICIOUS!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good date. A little noisy because it was busy but hostess sat us away from the crowd. Good food... not incredible but good. Would go back again possibly.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as it gets. If you crave Tokyo authentic sushi, this is the spot. Super fresh, creative. Just awesome.

BF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They treated us GREAT on our anniversary!!! Service and food - fantastic.

B
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, delicious food...it’s a fun spot!

LT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Overly priced. Appetizer too salty. Nothing special.

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The fish was super fishy. Also waited 30 minutes to be seated for a reservation

l
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, beautiful decor and amazing service!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

El salmón con miso era delicioso y estaba en su punto. Los mochis los mejores que he probado

Report
OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing. I’ve been for lunch before but dinner was beautiful and our waitress was extremely helpful.

B
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic work lunch. Food was optimal, thank you!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible

OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Came here after a matinee of the musical, Hamilton. Great, unique take on Japanese and other Asian specialties. Superb whiskey list which was a delight, neat, on a cold and rainy day.

MJ
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server went above and beyond when they knew we were celebrating a special occasion! Super great experience.

B
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the energy and the music!! Oh and Ofcourse the food is great !!

DI
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi San is our go to sushi bar in Chicago.
Solid, excellent nigiri, well made, creative maki and temaki., terrific cooked foods, great service, awesome waitstaff, nice vibe, open late...is there more to say?

XB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great, we ordered the tacos as an appetizer and I would go back to this restaurant just for that! We also had the 8 piece nigiri and it was good and fresh but nothing new. For drinks we had the “thank you enjoy” and it came served on a take out box, super creative and it was refreshing. It was loud at 9:30pm on a Friday which is to be expected but the early 20 somethings sitting next to us were LOUD. Our waitress was perfect and the food came out fast. The only negative was the hostess, major attitude and not who you want as the first person to meet you when you walk in. She was not nice.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and service once seated is excellent, though the check in process almost never aligns with the reservation time.

EL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible sushi - interesting rolls, but always clear and deliberate flavor - amazing souffle pancakes - save room! The Whiskey menu is extensive and bartenders are able to accomodate vague preference ideas... for a price.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff!

JT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was exceptional but the service was lacking. The appetizer came out last, and our main was served first. Since they served the main first, we waited quite a while before getting served any food.

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and service! Although they had no alcoholic free beverages to offer besides Water....(and only ICE coffe.)

L
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is great here. The fish is fresh. The dishes are creative and seasonal. Get the pancakes!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service.

LR
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch with clients. Our waiter was great. The torched spicy tuna, tempura shrimp roll and skirt steak were great. also the special mochi this month is pumpkin cookies and cream, very good!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing birthday dinner! Highly recommend they made the night so special.

JM
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Honestly it was just OK compared to the myriad of choices for sushi these days. The hand rolls were not impressive enough to get a second especially since they certainly were small enough too. The biggest issue for me was that the fish didn't seem fresh or cool in temperature. Maybe I was hoping for more based on all the other great reviews but it was just so so. The service at the hand roll section of the sushi bar was the best part about the night. had it not been for that it may only be a 2 star rating.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Service was not like what I’m used to when dining at Sushi San. The server didn’t give us any attention after the sushi arrived. Had to ask the busboy to put in our desert and for our check.

y
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Food was a lot better than expected. Small plates were all creative and taste good. But cocktails were not recommended. Downside was our server. We had to wait 45 min for first drinks to serve. Keep forgetting our orders.

MM
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe. Sushi was remarkable.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere! Can’t ask for a better experience

B
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Everything went very smoothly.

S
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good small plate sushi & fusion food. Love the hot saké.

KH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING. I cant say enough good things about the omakase experience, the quality of the food, and the personal attentiveness of the chef. 11/10!

D
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and very friendly staff. We went on a Monday night and it was surprisingly busy. We had made a reservation which I recommend.
The food was flavorful and good. We’ll be back!

RN
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meat was so tender and the fish was so fresh! My girlfriend and I tried here for the first and she is very particular. She has a food science background and works for a food delivery company. Though I knew I was enjoying myself, she was able to exemplify how great the food was. We ordered a mix of sushi dishes and hot steak and beef dishes. We look forward to our next visit!!!