Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar

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Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar is a bustling neighborhood restaurant located in Chicago's popular River North neighborhood. 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. Embracing an American warmth and personality, this playful juxtaposition reveals a restaurant that is welcoming, accommodating and stylish. A true riff on what is expected or traditional - East or West.

Union ups the ante on Japanese dining with its high-energy beat, creativity and playful approach to Japanese-influenced cuisine. The menu boasts a variety of flavorful offerings from the Kitchen, Sushi Bar and signature Barbeque Bar showcasing the 600° Robata Grill. The beverage program offers a varied cocktail menu of carefully handcrafted and inventive cocktails. A thorough sake collection is available as well as extensive craft beers, liquors and a well curated wine list.

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Specials

HAPPY HOUR FOOD SPECIALS

Join us every day from 5pm to 6:30pm for our amazing happy hour specials. Enjoy half price beef filet skewers, half price spicy shrimp sushi rolls, $1.50 oysters, half price cocktails, and more amazing specials.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 16, 2019

Ends: June 17, 2118

Availability: Daily 5:00PM-6:30PM

HALF PRICE COCKTAILS + WINE

Join us every day from 5pm to 6:30pm for half price cocktails, sparkling wine and more Happy Hour Specials.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 22, 2019

Ends: June 23, 2118

Availability: Daily 5:00PM-6:30PM

$1.50 OYSTERS

Join us every day from 5pm to 6:30pm for our popular $1.50 Oysters and more Happy Hour Specials.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 22, 2019

Ends: June 23, 2118

Availability: Daily 5:00PM-6:30PM

Industry Night 50% Off Food

Join us for Industry Night Every Sunday from 5pm until close for 50% off all food. Promotion is valid for service industry only, and must show proof of employment.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 23, 2018

Ends: September 24, 2117

Availability: Sun 5:00PM-10:00PM

Half Off All Signature Hand Rolls

Join us every Thursday for half off all of our signature hand rolls from 11:30am to 2pm.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 30, 2018

Ends: August 31, 2117

Availability: Thu 11:30AM-2:00PM

Half off Black Rice Sushi Rolls

Join us for lunch every Monday for half off all black rice sushi rolls.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 3, 2018

Ends: September 4, 2117

Availability: Mon 11:00AM-2:30PM

Lunch Bento Boxes

Join us for lunch every Monday to Friday from 11:30am to 2pm for our amazing lunch bento box specials.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 30, 2018

Ends: August 31, 2117

Availability: Mon-Fri 11:30AM-2:00PM

What 1768 People Are Saying
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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly hosts. Food is fantastic. Marc at the bar is an awesome guy.

AS
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best happy hour in the city! Highly recommend! The sushi is outstanding and service is even better!! Yahni was fantastic!!

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They drink selections were excellent and the Lychee Martini was the best I’ve had. We ordered an assortment of sushi rolls for our party and we could not pick a favorite. It was the beat sushi I ever had

MM
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place and food! Loved the ramen bowls and mussels!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely amazing

GS
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi and a great feel in the place. Wonderful service at the bar - will be back.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall1food4service3ambience3

Hostesses were confused and unaccommodating about my Open Table reservation and changes made on the app.

JD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and ambiance were fantastic as always! One of my team’s favorite spots when in Chicago.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good spot with good sushi can unique bbq. Will go again

OT
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love it here!

p
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very accommodating for my large party and helped me set up a surprise for a birthday. They made separating the checks easy and were overall amazing!

MF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Rey was amazing! Extremely attentive! Food was great. And they had three floyds! 10/10 will absolutely go back!

OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

It was a bit too noisy and we sat upstairs in a really crowded corner so it wasn’t the best. We ordered the calamari and it tasted like pieces of fried chunks rather than actual calamari.

TF
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a fantastic dinner here last week! The crab hand roll was delicious and so were all of the rolls we ordered. The yellowtail pieces were melt in your mouth just the way quality sushi should be. The salmon was good, but I agree with other comments about the cuts being super thick and not the melt in your mouth sushi we prefer.
Overall, I would be back, but will probably go the rolls route rather than the pieces.
Service always great and what a fun atmosphere.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place! Consistently delicious and high quality food (their specialty rolls are my favorite in the city), super fun atmosphere, and great service. I’ve had the same waitress a few times now and she is super attentive, even when the restaurant is packed. Highly recommend!

KC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Disappointed to find out you no longer have uni Alfredo & grilled beef tongue on your menu

EL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Union sushi is the best sushi In Chicago. Thank you Nina for making our wedding anniversary a special one. Don’t leave without ordering the pumpkin mochi cheesecake for dessert!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Black rice was amazing!!

T
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the black rice! Great service and wonderful food!

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They did not give me my reservation points - I specifically checked in with hostess and was 5 min from time of resi -which means she made a mistake or she purposely did not check me in. The latter has happened to me many times. This means I have to dig out a receipt (which I think I shredded ) and file a complaint with open table which is a hassle.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was nice to have my 2year old so but there is no changeing station for parent when a child needs diaper changed .. sink water was freezing

A
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

It took 20 min to get a kids drink and they never brought chop sticks or soy sauce. For both my kid on our mother daughter date got up and asked people at the front stand. Happy hour apparently wasn't during the time I selected but the reservation had me select it so that was disappointing as well. We came in early on a Sunday, but apparently that was party night with the bar manager yelling and having a wild time with friends on his day off.

QE
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We were dining to celebrate my son’s 20th birthday. The portions were small and didn’t fill us. I ordered the shrimp tempura. The tempura was very oily. My daughter ordered the shrimp tempura rolls. She complained the serving was very small. She ordered another roll just to feel satiated. We’ve never had that experience at other restaurants. My son ordered the crab roll and the chicken ramen bowl. He said the ramen bowl lacked flavor. He didn’t eat half of it. That’s was a $81 waste. I realize the conduct of other guests is out of the restaurant’s control, but the four men sitting next to us was loud, belligerent and used very offensive language, which added to an already unpleasant experience. I was hoping the server or staff acknowledged my son’s special day, but they did not. I wanted to like this place, but we didn’t. Everything is not for everyone.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a beautiful date here with my girlfriend!!! We shared the black rice nigiri platter and the truffle tuna dip and we LOVED it!!! I also got the cauliflower from the grill and it was by far the best cauliflower I’ve ever had. Would come back again!

ZA
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite go to spots - drink menu is great and tremendous value during happy hour. Black rice sushi is a hit! Bring back the fresh wasabi!

JS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good restaurant. Food was great. Service was great. Seats next to the window were a bit chilly.

DP
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was attentive and quick! The sushi was amazing and was of good value!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Unbelievable food. Great place!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for anniversary dinner and Dow S. was a fantastic server and the sushi was Bomb! Will be back!

K
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I was relatively surprised by my experience as I’ve been here many times. The sushi rolls were prepared visually by a beginner, the food display of the sushi was largely cut, huge in width and height overall sloppy in appearance and not as usually as prepared. I was rather disappointed, please note this was a weekday during happy hour not that it should matter but maybe training was happening or less skilled chefs during weekday. Not sure but not my usual experience. Otherwise I still love this place for sushi and can’t scratch them off for one disappointing experience.

BG
Chicago
73 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Sushi was very good. Happy hour promotions worth the visit.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was some of the best we’ve ever had.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience with a very attentive wait staff, the food was delicious and spaced out so that we can pace ourselves and enjoy our time together. All of our out-of-town guests greatly enjoyed the dinner and drinks and were very impressed. Thank you!

JB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here for Stylemax and found this place a block from our hotel. The happy hour deals can't be beat! Drinks were good, sushi was great, barbecue was amazing!

MT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and sushi is really good. They also have great happy hour specials.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and great food in lovely, fun restaurant .

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this place! The staff was on top of everything. The food was incredible and the dessert divine.

MJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I made a reservation for dinner with my two friends. They allowed us to sit before my reservation time which was great because we were able to order from the happy hour menu. We had such a great time that we ended up staying to near closing time. It was amazing!

M
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Slow service, but good food

SA
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant took my partner for her birthday and the staff was so nice! Great happy hour menu and amazing food!

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