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Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar, Chicago, IL
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Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar

4.8
4.8
2136 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"

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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–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 - Sat - 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.

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What 2,136 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Sushi

  • Chicago

    Sushi

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  1. EB

    ErinB

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cool atmosphere. The service was excellent and the food was really good! Lots of options on the menu to satisfy a variety of tastes. We sat at the bar so we had a nice view of them preparing the food.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. We love the people working there.
  3. S

    Stsorai

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. Great food. Best sea bass ever. Awesome sushi. Pacific coast roll has it all. Great sake selection.
  4. WL

    WestLoopGater

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit and Union excelled in every way. The food was fantastic and all the staff were exceptionally friendly. We'll be back!
  5. VC

    VonColeman

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was even better this time. Nice Waitress. Was Her Last Day.
  6. J

    Jesse

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was good but nothing unique.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I walk by every day and finally decided to give this place a try. It was absolutely worth it! Great service and food. I’ll be back ☺️
  8. F

    Foodies24

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It’s always very good when we come here and last night was no exception. The scallop appetizer was delicious.and cooked perfectly.
  9. J

    Jenny

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really great service and food .food was a little slow but very yummy so not a big deal.
  10. BC

    BingC

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent meal: truffled tuna, calamari, house salad, oysters, 8 piece nigiri entree, hamachi, uni, and toro nigiri, shrimp tempura roll, dragon roll. Excellent service
  11. LG

    LeslieG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best service in a long time! They went above and beyond for our 5 & 8 year old daughters making them fun mocktails, specialty rolls with spice on side, and even had kids chopstick holders! Highly recommend!
  12. M

    Murph

    Chicago

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Usually, we have a great meal! However, they were off last night. Everything was very salty and the miso soup was cold. They would take our plates away literally as we were taking the last piece off the plate. We were seated in an odd table that was the end of a half booth.
  13. RS

    RachaelS

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great spot for friends dinner, date, etc!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food with great service. Drinks are good as well. Friendly staff as well
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    This place seems to have new ownership. They no longer have bbq sampler plates, everything is ala cart. Thats ok but nothing stood out, quality of food seems to have dropped.
  16. P

    Paige

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great place to go with friends for some sushi and cocktails! The Sake flights are fun to try as well! A good option for sushi in River North!
  17. TB

    TheBeachBum

    Indiana

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu, great service. Best option for casual sushi in Chicago.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall1food3service5ambience5
    Over price for the portion
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and staff
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall1food4service4ambience3
    The food was good and the sushi was fresh. The food is overpriced, portions are small, and drinks are insanely high. I ordered a bourbon for $30, 2 pieces of shrimp for 9, shrimp roll for 21 which was very small portions. Ambiance was great but this was my first and very last time here.
  21. MK

    MarleenK

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and services What a great experience!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I went when in town for a special dinner with a friend. I love Union and had been before and it absolutely lives up to my memories. Don’t get me wrong, it’s an expensive night out, but for me, for a special occasion, it’s great food and drinks and worth the price.
  23. JJ

    JenniferJane

    Milwaukee

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The host was so nice when we showed up 14 minutes after our scheduled reservation within their 15 minute grace period. I felt terrible the Uber was late, however he was very polite about it and took us right to our table. The food was phenomenal - a lot of unique options you don’t see everywhere. Everything was wonderful. Service was quick. Everyone worked as a team.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place! Awesome food and service
  25. MM

    MorganM

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There is a reason this place gets 5 stars.. the service & food are absolutely outstanding!
  26. AW

    AnnieW

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The sushi here is outstanding. Everyone in my party was extremely happy with their order. I had the truffled sake and the spicy crunchy tuna roll. It was a 10/10 meal
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for the first time my partner's birthday, and it was absolutely incredible. We had drinks, marinated salmon sashimi, a couple sushi rolls, a salmon skewer from the BBQ, and the matcha shortcake. Every single thing we ate and drank was amazing, and I don't even like matcha. I cannot wait to go back!
  28. JD

    JonD

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and beverage selection for everyone in the party.
  29. KB

    KatherineB

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service is outstanding. One of the best old fashions I had in the city. Highly recommend.
  30. D

    Deke

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The sushi and grilled items are always amazing, super friendly staff. I usually carry out but will dine in from time to time and always enjoy it
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Union sushi always delivers a fantastic meal. We’re especially big fans of the specialty rolls - the truffle sake and mango maguro are excellent. Cocktails are excellent as well; the lychee martini is particularly delicious. Highly recommend!
  32. j

    jack

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good cocktails and tasteful sushi. Service was very good and expeditious
  33. S

    Stew

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to celebrate with some friends. Very good food and happy we went here. Would definitely go again.
  34. k

    kiki

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I went here for my birthday, I wish they came out with the dessert and started to singing happy birthday. They didn’t though & the dessert was on the house since it was my birthday. That was nice of them. The food was pretty good, but the waiter sort of took awhile to get back to us when we ordered a few times. Food was yummy!
  35. l

    lincoln

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great sushi, good service, and a friendly atmosphere.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food! Highly recommend!!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The happy hour menu was delicious and was great for my group who was looking for great food at a reasonable price. The ambiance was very cool too!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience4
    Horrible service, Annie told us how much we should tip her.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi in Chicago, great service, super happy with every visit!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the gluten free menu options. The food is so delicious and plentiful. Super nice staff.

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 4.8 stars by 2136 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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–Sun 4:30 pm–6:00 pm

  • 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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