SUSHI-SAN

4.8
496 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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

This was my second visit there and I can say the food is amazing! The hosts were great! I got there a bit earlier for my reservation and I decided to wait on my friend before getting the table. My friend ended up being 30min late and the host were so nice to sit me even tho she wasn’t there yet. Me and my friend shared the nigiri 8pcs, the tempura shrimp, the ginger salmon and the bluefin tuna and avocado, so delicious. Service was ok, with small issues but I guess all was because they were very busy. I will definitely go back and will recommend the place! Sushi lovers, this place is a must!

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DB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with colleagues, great food (Umami Scallops were the best), the atmosphere is fantastic with great music playing throughout dinner. We will definitely be back through on our next trip to Chicago!

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BEST RESTAURANT IN CHICAGO

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

Service was extremely personable and the experience was top notch! Amazing sushi!

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JB
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Very good service. Good quality fish, but very expensive. Weak cocktails. Deafening noise. Sort of a “sushi for beginners” place.

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D
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

It was super loud, I could only talk to the person right next to me. Sushi was great, fresh fish!

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MO
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to Sushi San for our anniversary dinner. We were very impressed! Everyone on the staff wished us
a happy anniversary and we received complimentary glasses of champagne. The food was not your run-of-the-mill sushi! Very different and awesome!

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NP
London
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice place for sushi. Everything was fresh and especially the nigiri (highly recommended). A bit expensive though for what they offer but we all enjoyed it.

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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BW
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

While getting seated was chaotic, it was worth the wait. Food was great and the vibe of the place was young and energetic . Definitely will return.

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N
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great customer service great food and loved our waitress! Super friendly

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B
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining there for lunch but will go back soon.

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J
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! I recommend the octopus tacos as an appetizer and eel sushi roll for your meal!

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DG
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Megatron was awesome. We had the best of everything that the chef had to offer. I would highly recommend this menu item for those who love sushi and can’t decide on what to get. It is the ultimate bit of everything. Also, the kimchi pickles to start were the best.

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A
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from our server on 5/6/2019. Came in for our anniversary and had a delicious dinner.

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NL
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Food did not live up to the hype. Outrageously overpriced and underwhelming whiskey selection. Atmosphere reads more like a ramen shop than a upscale sushi bar. Mediocre service at best.

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JP
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food quality and experience once again
They do a wonderful job catering to my sons food allergies (dairy, nuts, eggs) which he is fatally allergic.
We don’t go out much, but Sushi San is one of our spots when we do
Always a great experience
Thank you for catering to our needs

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CB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. We requested some items that were not on the menu and the chef was able to accomodate.

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A
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I forgot his name, but the man with the beard (avengers fan) at the sushi bar was awesome. He was extremely accommodating and went out of his way to make sure that my date and I were enjoying ourselves the entire meal.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Brought an out of state guest here. We loved the hip hop music! I loved my fun cocktail (served in a take-out box!) Our food tasted so fresh! We shared the following: spicy tuna and crunchy avacado (maki-San) and Yuzu crab (hold the rice). My friend also enjoyed emochi off the dessert menu. I recommend trying this place!

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CL
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best sushi experiece I had in my life. We reserved a spot with master chef Kaze for his "oma-Kaze" menu. He sources all of his fish from Japan and does not skimp on ANYTHING, including the nori and wasabi. Also, he is the MAN! We felt so relaxed as we joked around with him between courses. What a beautiful experience.

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TS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved sitting at the bar and the torched uni was amazing

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B
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely as always!!
This time our waiter was too cool for school hahaha

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SD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Delicious and beautiful presentation of the food

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic!! We sat at bar though having a reservation. Amit and Darrell you should be proud. Great job!!!

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L
Chicago
107 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, attentive wait staff and a restaurant not to be missed!

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SC
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, music and service.

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JH
London
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best sushi I have eaten. Get the spicy tuna and tempura prawn rolls if you want an Early trip to heaven

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Miami
24 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Visiting from miami I made a reservation but when I got there the hostess kindly asked if I would like to sit on a community table or wait fifteen minutes. I went for a walk and when a returned we sat by the kitchen. Server recommended a dish with four different kind of sashimi that will melt in our mouth and he was right. Just like he described it.
Then we had rolls and shrimp.
The place was packed. No room not even for a niddle. Kitchen and staff work like a sushi factory. In and out.

Tks for all.

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Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Everything was just ok

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a
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely delicious! Had the express lunch which came with miso soup and a side salad along with a bento version of lunch. I chose the spicy octopus tako taco (3 mini tacos made of battered and fried seaweed wrap and filled with octopus salad--not spicy but so good). I also selected the Vietnamese pork rice bowl. All items were outstanding and served with a smile. The waiter explained the menu and the options since we were unfamiliar with some items (TUNA TRIO: AKAMI, CHUTORO, OTORO which are types of tuna cuts) very patiently. A wonderful experience and Ramen-San folks hit it out of the park again!

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JS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome food, great service and reasonably priced

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

Sushi-San is an incredibly lively and hip sushi/robata restaurant with excellent cuts of fish and a good Japanese beer and sake selection.

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HA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

The quality of the sushi was outstanding, but the price was according. Waiter was very agressively 'upselling' us, pushing the highest priced food and beverage items. Also, the hiphop/rap music was not exactly soothing...

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KL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Japanese restaurant with reasonable prices in US! I’m not exaggerating!

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DB
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great spot. Very fun and willing to accommodate

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RG
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and cocktails were amazing and the ambiance was so fun. It’s a unique sushi experience for sure and a birthday dinner I will remember.

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SR
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

My friends said the sushi was wonderful. I did eat a few maki rolls and they were good. The OpenTable reservation app was so easy and we were taken directly to our table - no waiting. Great experience but I thought the music was a bit loud and made conversation at our table difficult.

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T
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

This was my second visit and I was really disappointed. We ordered the nights specual ‘Fire’ roll, a spicy tuna and an eel roll. The Fire roll did not have much flavor and was meh. The eel and the tuna rolls were good but nothing special. This price is too high for 5 pieces. Also it was strange that my dining partner only described his rolls as way to salty (did not use soy). I am hesitant to recommend or to come back for a third visit.

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s
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed our dining experience; great variety of sushi and hot food.

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