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Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar, Chicago, IL

Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar

4.6
4.6
2277 Reviews
$31 to $50
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"

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese, Asian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour Tue–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (312) 662-4888
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Mike Ham
  • Catering
    Enjoy a Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar experience anywhere with our creative catering solutions that will add something special to your event. From our beautiful trays of maki and nigiri, to unique items from our robata grill, we’re happy to customize any menu and offer free delivery for all catering orders. Visit us online at www.eatatunion.com
  • Private party facilities
    Union offers a number of private and semi-private dining options; as well as a variety of customized food and beverage packages.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Dining Coordinator: (312) 662-4888
  • Neighborhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Cross street
    Franklin and Erie
  • Parking details
    There is plenty of street parking available during all business hours.
  • Public transit
    Purple and Brown Line EL stop on Chicago and Franklin. Number 11 CTA Bus stop on Orleans/Erie and Wells/Huron.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Half Off Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM,Tue - Thu - 4:30 PM - 6:00 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.

What 2,277 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Sushi

  • Chicago

    Sushi

2,277 Reviews
  1. JamieB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was both beautiful and delicious! We had a wonderful evening.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I had a bad experience. I had my birthday reservation with Union Sushi and the orders took forever. We had our table empty for nearly 1.5 hours. The food started to come when some people had to leave already. We asked for coke like 5 times from different waiters and it took forever again. Not even mentioning the drinks. And then I was charged 20% for a large party when my party wasn't even served properly.

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  3. EmilyXo1

    Egypt

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Union Sushi is a long time past gem sushi spot that I have gone to for many years prior to yesterday. The owner and staff do an excellent job overall and I was so happy to see the place. I will be there again sometime soon. All the best, Sincerely, Emily

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place, second time back. Food comes out fast. Server took a bit with our drinks but she was busy. Never disappoints and sushi is very fresh.

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  5. Sdmp

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s a great sushi place and food was excellent. I made reservations on OpenTable and they sat us upstairs which was fine except is was very hot and we complained a few times and they still could not get the temp down.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiter was great and so was food we will definitely come back !

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  7. DeannaF

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always the absolute best! This is our go to Sushi and Barbecue bar! The staff make you feel like family and the food is undeniably fresh and made to perfection!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Not a good experience, even though we were late we were sat by the door and another couple who was also late got sat by door but was able to move to another table. Very bad customer service and the person at front desk was unprofessional

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  9. rebas

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Although the restaurant was practically empty, the food service was incredibly slow. To make matters worse, when my friend bit into his lamb chops a piece of steel an inch long was sticking out and cut his mouth. The manager was unhelpful and dismissive when we brought up the issue. Will NOT be returning

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent gluten friendly menu and great service! The black rice rolls were delicious and the matcha short cake dessert was able to be gluten free as well!

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  11. Jenn

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Waited 30 min for rolls. They did bring out the small plates throughout the dinner ,there was just a lot of waiting in between the small plates as well Food was not the best I’ve had but Food was over all good and service was over all good. Price point a bit much for what you get.

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  12. LloydB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We had been there a number of times, always having a wonderful meal and service. We brought friends from out of town and for the first time it was disappointing. Biggest problem, the server decided to wait until all the grilled items were finished to bring my wife's sushi...didn't tell us and that was what she ordered for dinner. Personnaly, I think she forgot. Manager did his best to make things right but will look for other options.

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  13. TimM

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sushi Mike is amazing. Just let him prepare the food and use his recommendations ! It’s amazing !

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We so enjoyed all, but especially great food, being treated so well by the staff and meeting Sushi Mike!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down best experience I’ve had in a while. Katrina waited on us and she was fantastic and took care of everything we needed. Top tier.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Host was beyond rude and didn’t know how to do his job well. Had a reservation and was told to wait. Sat a walk in and three other group’s before us. There were only two of us in our party. Kept getting elbowed by Uber eats drivers while waiting. Finally got placed upstairs where it was cramped and loud. Felt super odd and off putting about how that was handled. Food is mediocre. Soup was not very hot and the sushi was okay. BBQ items were pretty good though. Waiter didn’t check up on the table much so not really any opportunity to send anything back. Understandably it’s busy but they didn’t do a good job to refill water or ask how things were. Food took a long time to make, which we were told up front but stuff came out in waves so one of us was finished eating by the time the other stuff came. Overall, would not waste the time as the service was not great here and the food did not make up for it at all.

    1 person found this helpful

  17. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We dined on a on a calm Tuesday night, and sadly service was incredibly slow(there was a good 20 minutes with no FOH team on the floor, tried to make eye contact with BOH for help but no luck) Sushi rolls were wet and all tasted the same (even signature rolls) / Nigiri didn’t feel fresh. Was very disappointed with this location having 4.8 stars.

    2 people found this helpful

  18. RonM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place Mike is the best. I’d recommend if you want great sushi

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite sushi spots in the river north area. We make it a regular stop. Highly recommend the sake truffle roll.

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  20. BeckyP

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good but it all came out so fast so the evening was rushed

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great food and service. quick and enjoyable. will be going back

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  22. MaxF

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sushi Mike made this experience fantastic! We sat at the sushi counter and sushi Mike gave us an affordable omakase experience that will never be forgotten!

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  23. BingC

    Chicago

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent dinner for 3: Truffled tuna, house salad, shrimp tempura and dragon rolls, nigiri sushi (salmon, super white tuna, yellowtail, fatty tuna, and matcha cake dessert. Excellent and prompt service.

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  24. Sammy

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great sushi, amazing service staff. Unfortunately sat us right near the door when it was below 0 outside so we were cold the entire time.

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  25. JacquesC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect…I love the customer service. We will be back we need to try everything.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Unfortunately I don’t think I made the best choices when it came to the sushi rolls I chose. I went with the crispy rice spicy tuna and Volcano roll. Neither were bad but really had no flavor. I was bummed, but would probably try this place again and go for the grilled items vs the sushi rolls

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Sushi Mike and all of his menus! The options for the fire grill is awesome and gives great variety to the menu. As always the BEST sushi !

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Really miss the ramen and some of the rolls they used to offer but it was an enjoyable meal nonetheless

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you love sushi then this place is a must. Truffled Tuna app is perfection. Sushi is extremely fresh and full of creativity. My family had a fantastic dinner that will be a lasting memory

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Dinner was really expensive for 4 people and only 3 really drank alcohol

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  31. ElsaO

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Reviews were spot on! Celebrated my 16 yo bday. We enjoyed all dishes. Staff was outstanding.

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  32. Kimi22

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been coming to this restaurant since it opened. It’s one of my favorite sushi neighborhood restaurants but tonight’s experience was a never again type of experience. The restaurant was empty, and our waitress was not on point to not have been under any stress or pressure from a non busy restaurant. She messed our order up and different food was coming out. After we used our card to pay with the intentions to finish our drinks and conversation as we were in no hurry and the restaurant was empty she voiced how upset she was that we didn’t tip using our card when the tip was cash she went on to be combative over the $20 cash tip for the $130 bill by telling us we were $10 short of paying her on her tip. Literally arguing with us back and forth about the dollar amount she demanded and wanted as her tip. We asked for the manager and another server came over they spoken in a different language back and forth right in front of us at the table and we only speak English because she was angry we only gave her a $20 cash tip at that point I wanted my $20 back because she didn’t deserve a tip at all and the fact she felt she should’ve received $30 and then argued with us and disrespected me and spoken in their native language and as prejudice and racist behavior. Easily a decade I’ve been coming to this restaurant and I’m appalled to say the least. Tips are measured by the quality of the service. This negative disgusting experience will have me not return or recommend.

    2 people found this helpful

  33. DeannaF

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We feel like family at Union Sushi! We are very fortunate to find a place that not only has the most amazing sushi but they have really make us feel like we are home! We always order the yellowtail hamachi, crispy rice Tune, Karagi, and have tried many different items on the menu! So GOOD!

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  34. Greg

    Detroit

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu and fantastic food. The sushi and the grill items were all excellent. Drinks were very tasty too. The service was very attentive.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every time I come here, the food is excellent, the service is amazing and the atmosphere can’t be beat. I can’t recommend this restaurant enough. 

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We are from out of town and wanted to try sushi in Chicago. Someone recommended this place to us and are glad we gave it a shot. I had the salad with the ginger sauce and it was to die for. If I wasn’t so full I would have gotten another. I had the spicy tun which was very flavorful. Fiancé had the black rice Godzilla roll, he liked it too. Service was good/ quick and everyone was very friendly

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  37. ChrisM

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    In town for work - my colleagues and I enjoyed every bite! Will be back again for sure!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and drinks! Such a wonderful experience!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Truffle Tuna Tartare is amazing!! Excellent service as well.

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  40. Marissa

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place- we had the manager taking care of us and he was awesome!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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 4.6 stars by 2277 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar

230 W Erie, Chicago, IL 60654

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Franklin and Erie
  • Neighborhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour Tue–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese, Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    There is plenty of street parking available during all business hours.
  • Public transit
    Purple and Brown Line EL stop on Chicago and Franklin. Number 11 CTA Bus stop on Orleans/Erie and Wells/Huron.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Mike Ham
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (312) 662-4888
  • Catering
    Enjoy a Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar experience anywhere with our creative catering solutions that will add something special to your event. From our beautiful trays of maki and nigiri, to unique items from our robata grill, we’re happy to customize any menu and offer free delivery for all catering orders. Visit us online at www.eatatunion.com
  • Private party facilities
    Union offers a number of private and semi-private dining options; as well as a variety of customized food and beverage packages.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Dining Coordinator: (312) 662-4888
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