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Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar

4.7
1328 reviews
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$30 and under
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Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar is a bustling neighborhood restaurant located in Chicago's popular River North neighborhood. 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 spirited wine list.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Sushi, Japanese, Seafood
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Hours of operation
LUNCH HOURS
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2pm
DINNER HOURS
Monday - Thursday: 5pm - 10pm
Friday - Saturday: 5pm - 11pm
Sunday: 5pm - 9pm
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Phone number
(312) 662-4888
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chao Thapthimkuna
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Catering
Enjoy a Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar experience anywhere with our creative catering solutions that will add something special to your event. Personalize the experience for your guests by requesting our chefs to be onsite. 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 for more information.
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Cross street
Franklin and Erie
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Parking details
There is plenty of street parking available during all business hours.
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Public transit
Purple and Brown Line EL stop on Chicago and Franklin. Number 11 CTA Bus stop on Orleans/Erie and Wells/Huron.
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Special events & promotions
Full capabilities for both private events and private dining. Visit us online at www.eatatatunion.com for more information.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1328 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Union helped make my friend’s birthday a blast. Service couldn’t have been better!

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1.0Dined 7 days ago

The food was okay. I have had better and much more reasonably priced sushi at plenty of other places. Nothing special here. I hope people do not come here and believe that all sushi places are this expensive.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Friendly and attentive service, food was good overall. Really enjoyed the sushi but portions are very small for what you pay. Thoroughly enjoyed the cocktails, in thyme was the table favorite. I would avoid the ramen... not only was it not good, it was bad. Overall good sushi and drinks. Will go again

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Manager Michael and Server Alex were fan flipping tastic! Oh and the food is really good too.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great pig tale and seafood ramen.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Went there for my Bf's birthday and had a great time.
Ask for Andrew. He was awesome!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Excellent sushi and sliders........................Zzzzzzzzzzxxxxz

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2.0Dined on March 28, 2018

One hour wait for the food after ordered. No apology from the waiter.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Great sushi! Love that you can get half rolls. Barbecue pork should was delicious too. Highly recommended.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

When I visited a few years ago, I thought it was one of the best restaurants I had ever been to. Unfortunately, our visit on Saturday was a huge letdown. We were seated 45 minutes after our reservation time, the food was mediocre at best and to “make it up to us” we received one complimentary calamari appetizer... for EIGHT people. They served us each a 1/2 glass of warm champagne as well and one member of our party was given a 10% off the next visit coupon. This was super disappointing as we had all traveled several hours to go there for dinner and ended up spending 2 1/2 hours sitting in the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I've never had food or been to a restaurant as unique as this. The food is so creative and the fusion is like nothing else out there. Every bite is a own, unique, delicious taste and so well crafted. The service was wonderful. We were kindly seated in front of the head chef who offered us personal recommendations and even the fish special, which was brilliantly rendered and incredibly fresh. We will definitely come here again!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great appetizers; waitress very helpful; extremely busy on a
Friday night yet never felt hurried or rushed. Our waitress was very helpful. We will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Really enjoy this place! Great food! Creative combinations and wonderful presentation. Appreciate the attentive service!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Good for groups-good good, would come back

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We had such a great dinner at Union on Saturday night. The restaurant is packed, but our server always had time for us. She was helpful with suggestions and had a great personality. We had different sushi and tried the beef on the grill. The beef was good, but the sushi was amazing so I would stick to that next time. The rolls are unique and the fish was perfect. Cannot say enough about our dinner at Union!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Always wanted to try this restaurant and it was quite good!
We had a reservation and on a busy Saturday night had no wait. Got a really good upstairs table in the corner by the bar and the waiter was terrific. He recommended some good dishes especially the Yellowtail Collar! The sushi was excellent and lamb chops and ribs were tasty as well. All the food came out, but not in exact order but not rushed or slow either! All in a very good experience! Would look forward to going back!

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3.0Dined on March 12, 2018

everything was fine- nothing outstanding yet nothing outlandish.

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1.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Took an hour and a half to get two sushi rolls on the table. Glasses were empty half the time. They did comp a couple glasses of wine, but still

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great experience. Staff were attentive without being overbearing. Mild wait for our reservation but nothing unreasonable.

Will be returning.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Overall, great time for a lively night out.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Ti is the best server!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Andrew our server was exceptional and the service was outstanding! We had a wonderful time!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Always like this place... great foood.. inspired..creative... delicious!!! I need this place !!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Unexpectedly great sushi and grilled meats with outstanding service.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

The staff were extremely kind and the food was amazing, we are definitely coming back!

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2.0Dined on March 5, 2018

This was my second visit to Union. First time was amazing!! Food and service were spot on. This last visit was a total miss. Server was decent-no personality what so ever. And food was average at best...portions were tiny. Not worth it. Unfortunately will not return.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

I love meeting friends here for happy hour after work on Fridays. They take reservations for up to four people without a card, so there is never a worry about finding a table like other happy hour places that are limited to an area of the restaurant.

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3.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Service was great. I wasn’t impressed with the sushi

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

This restaurant is really close to my house, but besides being conveniently located they do have good sushi and Japanese BBQ. Happy hour special also cannot be better, great for everyday dining or casual date. I like the atmosphere as it's not over pretentious as many other places in RN

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I really enjoyed Union Sushi. The ambience was perfect and it wasn't too noisy--I could actually hear myself talk. The rolls are on the pricier side, but they do have half roll options to lessen the blow. I actually wasn't a fan of the wagyu beef. It was lacking the flavor usually associated with this cut of meat. I am looking forward to trying more menu items on my next visit!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Never disapointed best sushi in Chicago seafood ramen killer black rice sampler must have and top of the top duck wing so good

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great meal in a fun atmosphere. I would go back to try more items off the menu. The service was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Check out the black rice!

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Fire up the Happy Hour. Amazing food and great vibes.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Food was not very authentic Japanese, but overall taste was fine.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Went with a group of 7 people for my birthday and two others. Had a reservation for 8pm got there at 8:02pm and didn’t get seated until 8:35pm. There isn’t anywhere to wait so we felt like we were pretty much in everyone’s way while standing around. Your entire party also has to be present (which we all were) but to wait 30 mins was un acceptable.

The drink quality was also exceptional...our group got a variety from their cocktail menu and they were made very well. I would recommend the surprise and delight..really refreshing.

We ordered a whole variety of items..soft shell crab sushi, Bristol bay sushi rolls, alligator rib, hamachi Kama, lamb chops, kangaroo, etc. the food comes out at different times depending on where it’s being prepped and cooked at (they have 3 different stations).

The food was spot on ...not one person in our group said differently. Really great quality for everything that we got and extremely tasty. The sushi and sashimi were very very fresh. I’ve been to a lot of different sushi spots all over and it was easily in my top 5 in terms of aesthetic, taste and freshness.

This is a trendy river North Korean bbq/sushi house so if you want to actually eat be prepared to spend more than you are planning.. specifically for the bbq menu since portion size is small.

They were very nice to bring out 3 cups of ice cream for the people who’s birthdays it was..a great touch on their part. The pumpkin mochi cake was amazingly delicious.

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great food and cool ambiance. The food is typically priced but the drinks are far too expensive. My boyfriend and I ordered an appetizer, multiple BBQ plates and sushi rolls and two drinks each and the drinks made up over 60% of our bill. The food and the service were both good but I wouldn't return. It's not worth it

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

This is our favorite restaurant for our reason! Each visit is better than the previous. We came here for a belated Valentine's Day (and first postpartum) date night and had a blast. The food and service were excellent. The host seemed a bit disorganized and distracted when we first walked in but our amazing server more than made up for it. It's perhaps not quite as "fancy" as it used to be but the crowd was lively and polite.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We where there for valentines dinner! Pretty happy about the place and everything except that the food toked a long time! They say it was bcz of what we order.
which it was 4 different rolls, and the calamari need to be Fried,it was a lil upsetting because we were starving and when the food arrive the calamari roll was cold! But we just ate it anyways and it was pretty good even thoughts it was cold! But the server was great! We had a great experience overall. Just if you order the roll be prepared to wait a list 30m!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Best dirty martini I’ve had in a long time! I asked for blue cheese stuffed olives, which the waiter said they didn’t have. He came back with a couple that the bartender had made and the drink couldn’t have been better. The music was awesome, and the food was yummy. Only complaint is that upstairs where they sat us was a bit cramped. Otherwise, I really enjoyed it. Cute place!

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