Tanuki

4.8
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69 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
* PLEASE WAIT TO BE SEATED
* We're LOUD! ( Especially on the weekend )
* NO AMEX
* $10 minimum on card
* Maximum 4 cards per check
* NO HARD LIQUOR!
* Wine only regular size ( 750ml )
* WE ONLY SEAT COMPLETED PARTIES
* FOR LARGE PARTY ( 5 PEOPLE OR MORE ) PLEASE CALL TO RESERVE.
* NO "PARTY ADD-ONS" WITHOUT PRIOR NOTIFICATION.
* If your party has not arrived or called, we reserve the right to mark your reservation as a NO SHOW.
* IF YOUR PARTY HAS NOT COMPLETED WITHIN 15 MINS AFTER YOUR RESERVATION TIME, WE'LL NO LONGER HOLDING TABLE AND PUT YOU ON A WAITING LIST UNTIL THERE IS THE NEXT TABLE AVAILABLE FOR YOUR PARTY.
* We require a credit card in order to make reservation for party of 5 or more and 18% gratuity will be included on the bill.

Thank you for your understanding!
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What 69 People Are Saying
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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Great sushi and vegan options. Fantastic service.

KC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was great and the service over the top! We enjoyed the seaweed salad and crab Rangoon but the crispy calamari was the best - wanted to bring the sauce home with me. The rest of the party enjoyed their sushi I had Shibuya Katsu Curry and it was delicious. Our server was awesome, timely food delivery and re-poring our drinks. We will definitely go back!

YP
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative menu, attentive service, fresh food. BYOB.

CP
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic experience. Awesome sushi, good value, enjoyed bringing my own choice of wine and beers.

PK
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Except for vegetarian maki n edamame every Thai dish is made with fish sauce. Due to this there are limited vegetarian options unfortunately ☹️

JR
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love Tanuki! They have great sushi and a decent-sized list of vegetarian maki options.

J
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My boyfriend and I come here often because we live in the neighborhood. The sushi is great for the price, and we love that it’s BYOB. The fish is always fresh and the rolls are unique. We also love the crab rangoons and the spicy miso soup! The only negative thing I would have to say about this place is that it can get crowded and loud, and the tables are very close together. Still, this is my favorite sushi restaurant in Chicago!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food. My favorite place in the neighborhood. Keep making great sushi.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

The quality of fish has gone down hill at tanuki as of late. The tuna was chewy and the salmon tasted fishy. The fish overall did not taste fresh at all. It’s a bummer because this place used to be good

JH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service staff is very attentive and efficient, food is always delicious and incredibly affordable. Great date night or BYOB evening with friends!

OT
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The service was pretty good. However, the food was not quite what I expected. For the nigiris

E
Grand Rapids
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food! We will definitely return to this neighborhood gem!

CM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It's very loud on the weekends with BYOB and practically every table occupied, but very good sushi in both taste and presentation. Make sure to reserve a table if you are planning on coming between 6-8pm on weekends.

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

Best sushi I’ve ever had. I crave this place! I live just a few blocks away from my place and I would come here every week if I could. Tanuki is top notch!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great fresh sushi! We would definitely go back!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!!

BK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Sweet potato rolls were 🔥🔥🔥

MR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Terrific BYOB sushi and Thai food. Miso soup was fantastic. Nate the server was brilliant!

DD
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here and it was a wonderful experience! Service is great and the food is delicious, the menu is also extensive and has options for all eaters! I Definitely recommend and can’t wait to come back.

B
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Busy Friday night, but we had booked a table and enjoyed the noise and slight chaos. Food is always delicious. Took about three times asking to get glasses for BYO wine, but we got them. Ready for it to warm up so we can eat outside again.

PP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spicy miso soup and veggie egg rolls were the highlight of our meal! Not to say the sushi wasn’t good because the specialty rolls we tried were good and tasted fresh.

KM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Tanuki is tiny, like can barely fit between the tables tiny. But it’s super cute and the sushi is fresh and tasty!! The BYOB makes the value even better. I will be back!

TC
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere! Will definitely be going back!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed the food, conversation, and company

OT
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Need louder music

J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I went with two other people. We all thought the food was just okay. It got very loud very quickly as well. I also noted on our receipt how to properly split the bill, but the server split it in half. I thought everything was fine, but I won't be rushing to go back.

B
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Soooo good. We had five and tried heaps of delicious dishes: shumai, gyoza, short rib, maki rolls, basil chicken, tofu pad se ewe and more. All amazing.

JL
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Best sushi I have had outside of Los Angeles or Hawaii. Much better than expected. Do not let the low key location deceive you, the fish is top class.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came to celebrate a friends birthday! They treated us very well. Everything was prompt. The food was delicious! Climax roll was my absolute favorite!

LD
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredibly fresh and delicious! The salmon belly is so decidant.

JL
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good BYOB. One of go-to places in the neighborhood.

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing service for how busy the restaurant was! The food is delicious and normal sized portions for sushi/ sashimi entrees

DS
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tanuki always provides an outstanding meal with excellent service. The menu is constantly updated with creative new items and the quality is second to none in Chicago. We feel very lucky to have the best sushi restaurant in Chicago as our neighborhood sushi spot!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Small, intimate sushi restaurant with good quality, fresh fish.

KT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great BYOB spot, with large portioned Original rolls. I feel in love with the summer craze roll with mango and salmon sashimi!!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Tanuki! The sushi is always excellent. We've never been disappointed with our meal. I will say though that this place gets very loud at night. It's not a small place, and everyone's voices carry.

MZ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

I made a reservation yesterday and was told that they only check their reservations every hour and since mine was made under the hour mark, they could not honor it. We waited over 50 minutes and ended up leaving because we were ignored. Unfortunate as the food here is fairly good.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff, amazing sushi (all the food in general), very nice atmosphere, cool interior design!

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I would recommend calling to confirm your reservation. But great food and great staff.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This place sucks. We set reservations on open table and even modified them and when we arrived they did not have our reservation and said they do not follow what open table says. We left. It sucked.

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