Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar

4.7
1942 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"

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
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1942 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ask for Ann she’s great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible experience. Hostess sat us directly next to the front door where it was extremely cold and refused to sit us anywhere else although there were many open tables.

AI
vipAmInLove
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was recently there on my birthday 1/12 and had to double back for a solo dinner where I didn’t have to share my food. My good friend joined me and we had such a great time. Everything was perfect! Tried some new items. Glad to be back at Union!

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vipcfl3
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience except the COVID check in which I know is out of the restaurants control

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nicolem
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

1st. The service really stood out. We basically had three different staff members tending to us. It was always someone checking in but not in an obnoxious way.

2nd. The blueberry margaritas off the menu were delicious.

3rd. We ordered more food after we were done eating. The soy garlic shrimp appetizer ....get it. We only eat the cooked sushi..everything was good. Needed just a hint of more flavor but we gobbled down everything

4th. Yes it is a bit overpriced for a random regular sushi spot. But this spot is downtown so its to be expected.

JS
vipJuliaS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit overpriced for casual date. Perfect for special occasions

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal. Tina was a wonderful hostess.

DR
vipDRyan
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommend sitting at the sushi bar and watching them make sushi!!! So much fun!!!

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vipchicagofoodlover48
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The miso soup was cold and overly salty.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service . Sushi was fresh and delightful. My go to spot for sushi in River north

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vipWillG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I are regulars and we always enjoy coming back. Great food, fabulous service and staff, cool vibe.

CJ
vipChrisJoe
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid food, fast service, and easy to book in a pinch.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite sushi place in Chicago not only because of the amazing freshness of the sushi and the combination of great rolls but the addition of the absolutely stellar barbecue menu that always leaves me wanting to come back for more. The service here is always fast and so pleasant.

DL
DanielaL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food!!!
We love the shrimp tempura roll and salmon grill

JC
JaneC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was fantastic. The house cocktails were perfectly made. My husband had an old fashioned and I had a smoke show. Do not pass up the tuna tataki, some of the best we’ve ever had. The special rolls were unique and delicious. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious; the sushi melts in your mouth. The waitstaff was very attentive and friendly.

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Nancy
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience2

Not super busy, great staff, food options were a bit confusing.

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Nuahs81
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of the best meals in 2021. Shout out to the bartender also.

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ElenieG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was attentive and spot on. The Toro was melt in your mouth delicious. Best thing on the menu. We also enjoyed the rolls and the robata. It’s our new favorite place for sushi.

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Jhcm
London
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was great. Service charming tho a little slow buT, hey, Covid - our server worked so hard.
We would go again for sure!

MH
vipMHF18
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Was our first time and was a very good experience..
The menu is full of good options and amazing combinations.
The Fried Calamari and the Black Rice Godzilla are a must…
The service is very good..
This is definitely a neighborhood gem.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grill master and sushi masters and hosts were amazing

KK
vipKimberlyK
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good is delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Service was awesome. Can’t wait to go back. Loved the atmosphere. Will be a new go to sushi place for me. A friend and me found this place on a whim looking for a reservation on a Saturday night. Got lucky and found this gem.

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DebbieF
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really wonderful food, drink, and service. Music was a little too loud. Seating felt very safe COVID-wise.

SB
SatoB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was fast. Good food. Miso soup was a bit too salty.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it!!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was awesome!!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten at a lot of restaurants in Chicago and Union continues to be my favorite. The food is incredible and the prices are very reasonable. I highly recommend this restaurant if you’re looking for a cool atmosphere, great staff, and incredible food.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi, service and cocktails! Great spot for a date or friends night. Love it!

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vipMariaS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Highly recommend for Happy Hour, which they have every day (NOT just Mon-Fri) from 430-6pm I believe. Half-off select sushi rolls, a few apps, a few cocktails and saki. The service was also excellent. Our food and drinks came out within minutes and the server was very friendly. Sushi quality was pretty good.

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Jules
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing, wish I could remember her name. Food and atmosphere was excellent too.

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MarkusT
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great drinks and great & friendly service.
Order and share.
Pork ribs were very tender.
Truffled Sake and Black Rice Godzilla are excellent sushi choices.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went for a birthday before going out to a bar. It was super good! Highly recommend

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vipRiverNorthJeff
Chicago
74 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

RS
RonS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
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 on November 24, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 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!

JH
JosephH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant to celebrate a special occasion.

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Shalan36
Chicago
13 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!

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 1942 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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