Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar

4.7
1911 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi
Where the quality and simplicity of Japanese cuisine meets the bustling energy of a downtown essential. Fresh, high-quality fish, marinated meat and veggies off the Robata grill and an inventive assortment of cocktails create a playful juxtaposition of Japanese and American culinary styles. It’s a true riff on the expected and traditional.

Ranked by The Michelin Guide as one of the 9 best Japanese restaurants in Chicago, Union combines the tempered art of Japanese dining with a fresh, colorful and urban vibe. Union ups the ante on Japanese dining with its high-energy beat, creativity and playful approach to Japanese-influenced cuisine from one of Chicago's best know sushi chef's Mike Ham "Sushi Mike"

Offers

  • Half Off Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM, Tue - Thu 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM, Fri - Sat 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    Enjoy our delicious happy hour menu featuring 50% off our our classic sushi rolls, select kitchen + robata grill items, and a variety of sake and classic cocktails. Available everyday from 4:30pm to 6pm.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1911 people are saying
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vipRiverNorthJeff
Chicago
72 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We let head chef Max create for us. His choices, including some not on the menu selections were superb.

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RonS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Server Mike was outstanding. I dislike be pushed off in a corner or upstairs of a quiet restaurant when there are plenty of tables in the main dining room and that’s what occurred our server Mike recognize our displeasure and made our evening a genuine pleasure. He should be recognized by leadership for his go above and beyond attitude.

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RobN
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Nothing unique about the sushi. Very ordinary. Chef was not very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi! They had fantastic specialty rolls and their classic rolls tasted great too! Don’t forgo the calamari either. Great app!

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JosephH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant to celebrate a special occasion.

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Shalan36
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places to go if you like sushi, grilled food, and great drinks. The bartenders are the BEST!

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SusieC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time and the food was absolutely amazing!

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CNKM
Naples
38 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent sushi fresh and tasty. Special roll excellent as well. Very good service and reservation time observed!

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JamieB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such good sushi and barbeque food! Great atmosphere too for getting together with friends or a date

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Jennylee22
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is fabulous

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vipDeniseA
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

We have dined at Union Sushi for years and the food has always been great, however this visit the food was sub par. Sushi was chewy, none of the usual items on the menu and overall just not good. I know we are going through labor and product constraints but they really need to get the food back to where it use to be or create better tasting food. The music was horrible too! They use to play old hip hop which gave the restaurant good energy. It seems old and stuffy now!
Sorry, but this will probably be our last visit... :-(

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and service but crowded in at bar.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite neighborhood restaurant

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vipMikayla
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Waited 50 minutes to be seated. Never had this issue at Union before.

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vipGabby
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Union was good! They were out of a lot of stuff we wanted to order which wasn't the greatest. Food was tasty.

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AmandaD
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the most delicious and freshest rolls. Madai chili roll was my favorite. Service was great and friendly.

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vipDuece
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our reservation was for outdoor seating and upon arriving asked if we could sit inside as the weather had changed since we made the reservation. The gentleman at the podium graciously seated us at a small table for two which was perfect! The suggestions made by the staff were excellent, we could not have had a better experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my sister went here for dinner. Had the Shittake sushi roll, and some truffled salmon roll and jt js now her favorite sushi place!

Our server was the sweetest and the entire staff was very cautious of my sisters gluten, nut, and shellfish allergies.

Great experience and we will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!! Food was delicious!!

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vipBENITTAJ
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The sushi is good but the restaurant has increased it's pricing substantially. Union sushi is where I go for a casual night out. However, the prices are closer to a special occasion dinner. Trust me, I'm not cheap when it comes to dining out but I was a bit surprised by the new menu.

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vipWillG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best and most interesting sushi in town. Great staff, nice space, good bar. Pricey but that is actually part of the appeal. This is our go to sushi restaurant for the past few years.

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melissam
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food ambience and service! higjly recommend !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was really good but a little pricier for the quantity.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Sushi. Two of the Rolls I recommend are black rice Dargon Roll and spicy tuna. Also, the Sake is excellent, and we would go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always so amazing!!!! We love Mikey!

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vipQueenOfStaffining
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing unique dishes, the freshest fish! The best service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service went above and beyond. The price of the food is on the higher end but we’ll worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

No happy hour - overpriced for the amount of food

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IanJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was awesome. And the fact that you accommodated our the extra people that showed up from our original 10 was very much appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was awesome, very attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. Gave good recommendations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sushi and cocktails. Service was excellent Amy is a sweetheart

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vipKenC
Washington DC
97 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Interesting place with well made sushi and rolls. The indoor space looked interesting but we had opted for an outdoor table to take advantage of the end of summer weather. The Union tempura plate was done with care- light and crunchy: the shrimp were smallish but quite tender and flavorful, the sweet potato and zucchini slices were large but good, the use of enoki for tempura was surprising but quite good. The "Pacific Coast" roll was quite good - the jalapeño added a nice bit of heat in the back while the "Spider" roll was okay. We only sampled 3 nigiri: the maguro was excellent - almost toro-like in terms of tenderness but without the fattiness which I found most satisfying; the unagi was good- not a big piece but a well trimmed piece to keep the flesh and fat in balance; the escolar was a bit grainy and not the best.

seated outdoors next to the "EL" at rush hour is LOUD. it was a lovely pleasant evening but one had to time the conversation to take advantage of the Brown Line trains noisily going by every 3-4 min.

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vipBingC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent quality of food. They had uni and toro! Excellent service. Another memorable experience.

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RickyG
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Sort of a sushi bar, but not in the traditional sense. Some odd but tasty rolls using black rice. Small nigiri pieces. The barbecue is a traditional Japanese gizmo. We were unimpressed. Raw lamb chops, very good scallops, and some mystery meat that was mostly fat. If you’re looking for a different Japanese experience, give this place a try. If you’re looking for sushi, keep looking.

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booboo
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Yummy food.

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ForeverRomantic1
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was DELICIOUS,we tried a little bit of everything.The waitress was always right on time and not too overwhelming.Great time!!

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ChrisZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. The food, drinks and ambience were great! We had a wonderful server as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cool spot. Would come again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food & service, but proximity to the elevated train tracks made communication nearly impossible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael was fantastic. One of us had to be gluten free and he made several awesome suggestions throughout the meal. He even brought out a special gluten free dessert for us! Will definitely go back because of him. Thank you Michael!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar using the Order Online button. Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 662-4888.

Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 1911 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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