SUSHI-SAN

4.8
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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 45 minute omakase available every night at the sushi counter.
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Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow so good! We got the chefs choice sashimi, nigiri and 2 rolls. Top quality, delicious.
Service was also great and efficient but not rushed. The sesame mochi are a MUST!
Thank you

R
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Sushi in River North. It was crowded when most restaurants nearby were not.

MF
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Had an amazing time! Great food thank you for having purse hooks. Nigiri was amazing. You can tell they are passionate about food. Will be back for a third time!

WT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute best sushi I have ever had. I would highly recommend the Omakase!

MK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great, lots of fun! Food quality was also outstanding, portions a bit small.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome! Great for a date and sitting at the bar and getting the tasting menu. I’d highly recommend or last night we did a pre fixed menu for my girlfriends birthday and had 14 people. Daniel and staff are awesome. So fun, totally enough food and all you can drink. Well worth it!! Great place and I’ll be back.

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to grab a quick bite or special occasion. The staff is really energetic and friendly. The food is great and the menu is filled with options for newbies to Japanese food or pros.

Can't wait to go back!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best sushi I’ve ever had. Just very crowded and loud.

GS
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The sushi was incredible. Highly recommend the spicy tuna aburi and the spicy scallop maki.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food! Fish was fresh, service was great and the restaurant was awesome. Definitely recommend!

LP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere. Good food and great service. Will definitely come back.

s
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Amazing food - best sushi in Chicago - we were at Yume that same week and Sushi San is definitely superior.

The only downside is that it’s very crowded and a bit noisy... but when sushi is that good you should forget about the ambiance... ;)

SN
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Omakase dinner is incredible. Each of the nine courses is delicious. I wish it wasn't so rushed so we could relax and enjoy more but it is advertised as a 45 minutes experience.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome! Thanks :)

OT
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi chef was great food was outstanding
Omekase menu great value
Will definitely be back

L
Chicago
113 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fresh fish; interesting preparations. Hot items also very good!

MA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch special is such a good deal!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

T
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at Sushi San. It was fabulous. Food was wonderful and inventive. The sushi was amazingly fresh. Our sever Johnny C. was excellent. He guided us through the menu and his suggestions were spot on. It is bustling and noisy, but this added to the ambiance. My husband and I were able to talk easily to each other. Will be back!

C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

overall, it's a good place for friends to hand out and chat. super chill vibe. food is nice and price is affordable. I would recommend people to try it out. The miso salmon is really tasty and the japanese breakfast pancake is worth trying too.

E
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Not as great as it's reviews. We paid almost $300 tax nd tip included. We could've eaten at a Michelin starred restaurant at that price.

v
Detroit
27 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. The place is very alive. The sushi was very basic. The appetizers were unique and delicious, we loved the tako tacos and had the tempura eggplant. Drinks were good

NS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our first time at Sushi-San, and we will definitely be back. Despite a packed house for Valentine’s and All-Star Weekend, our food came quickly and was delicious. The musical vibe of the restaurant is just the cherry on top of the whole experience.

KS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our time at Sushi San - Sean always makes it fun with great recommendations and impeccable service! We’ll be back!

EL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, will for sure be me and my girlfriend’s go to spot now for sushi. Can’t wait to be back!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Went to celebrate Valentine’s Day and was disappointed by our experience at Sushi-San. Our server started off friendly and was attentive to making sure our water glasses were full, but once we didn’t order drinks he visibly treated us differently after. The salmon asparagus roll had a off taste to it and left us feeling a little sick to our stomachs later that night. Would not recommend for a date night.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Sushi-San is my favorite place to get sushi! Disappointed that the coal roasted lobster has changed in the last 6 months. The past 3 times i have ordered it, the lobster lacked the creamy buttery flavor that sits in the bottom of the shell. The Tuna dish is by far the best but the lunch dishes are lacking.

KR
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived on time for our table reservation but waited over 15 minutes to be seated. Not horrible but a little longer than I'd expect. The rest of the visit was great. Server was fantastic-great attitude, presentation of the menu and was there whenever we needed her but not overbearing. She addressed allergy concerns and was well versed in what we could/couldn't eat based on our allergies. Food was delivered promptly after ordering and was cooked/prepared to our specification. Can't wait to stop in next time I'm in the city. Great vibe during busy weekend nights and very loud but that didn't bother our family.

E
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so delicious! Drinks were very creative! Service was outstanding and gave great recommendations!

AW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Never disappointed when trying new menu items, everything is good

AA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great sushi. The restaurant week menu had good value. Dishes came out in a timely manner and our waitress was knowledgeable and attentive.

HG
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The Lobster appetizer was outstanding, as was the Tako tacos and the Tempura Eggplant. We also tried the Asian Old Fashioned which was very tasty. The 2 rolls that we ordered were excellent as well.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!! Get cauliflower, crab rice, lobster in starters and tacos

RT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was good, service excellent - would recommend to anyone looking for good sushi in the city.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!!

JS
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful, but smallish, selection of sushi and rice dishes. All are excellent executed. Better than average bar program (nice selection of Japanese whisky). I wish the menu was a bit more descriptive, but it’s a small gripe.

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service were excellent! Value was great. We ordered a variety of sushi rolls which we’re all good. The edamame was unique and delicious. Ambiance was alright. If I were on a Tinder date I might’ve found it top notch but I was on a date with my wife and the loud rap music wasn’t quite setting the romantic mood.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi rolls are so good! The server and manager were so nice to us!

RC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food, great service. They really knocked it out of the park. The eggplant appetizer is phenomenal, as was every piece of nigiri we had. Top knotch.

SUSHI-SAN
Responded on February 2, 2020

We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us! Thanks for reviewing us and we look forward to the next time you dine at Sushi-san.

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