Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar
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"
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 PMEnjoy 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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
- Staff is vaccinated
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
avocado mousse, black truffle ponzu, serrano, masago arare, balsamic pearl, micro cilantro, house chips
yuzu sweet chili sauce, lemon, aonori
mint yogurt sauce, garlic soy
Ask for Ann she’s great
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.
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!
Great experience except the COVID check in which I know is out of the restaurants control
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.
A bit overpriced for casual date. Perfect for special occasions
The food was phenomenal. Tina was a wonderful hostess.
Recommend sitting at the sushi bar and watching them make sushi!!! So much fun!!!
The miso soup was cold and overly salty.
Awesome service . Sushi was fresh and delightful. My go to spot for sushi in River north
My wife and I are regulars and we always enjoy coming back. Great food, fabulous service and staff, cool vibe.
Solid food, fast service, and easy to book in a pinch.
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.
We love the shrimp tempura roll and salmon grill
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.
The food was so delicious; the sushi melts in your mouth. The waitstaff was very attentive and friendly.
Not super busy, great staff, food options were a bit confusing.
Absolutely one of the best meals in 2021. Shout out to the bartender also.
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.
Food was great. Service charming tho a little slow buT, hey, Covid - our server worked so hard.
We would go again for sure!
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.
Grill master and sushi masters and hosts were amazing
Good is delicious!
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.
Really wonderful food, drink, and service. Music was a little too loud. Seating felt very safe COVID-wise.
Food was fast. Good food. Miso soup was a bit too salty.
Food and service was awesome!!!
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.
Amazing sushi, service and cocktails! Great spot for a date or friends night. Love it!
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.
Our server was amazing, wish I could remember her name. Food and atmosphere was excellent too.
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.
We went for a birthday before going out to a bar. It was super good! Highly recommend
We let head chef Max create for us. His choices, including some not on the menu selections were superb.
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.
Nothing unique about the sushi. Very ordinary. Chef was not very friendly.
Great sushi! They had fantastic specialty rolls and their classic rolls tasted great too! Don’t forgo the calamari either. Great app!
A great restaurant to celebrate a special occasion.
One of the best places to go if you like sushi, grilled food, and great drinks. The bartenders are the BEST!
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.