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Sun, 2/25
8:30 PM
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Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar

1293 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
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  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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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Sushi, Japanese, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2pm
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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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 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 for more information.
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Gift Card
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 1293 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined 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.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined 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

MikeP (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 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!

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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!

TaylorG (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We come here all the time. It’s our favorite date spot

Sevenmeg (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We celebrated a birthday at Union recently, it never disappoints. Everything was delicious and we had the best service, we will be back. It’s always hard celebrating a birthday on Valentine’s Day when restaurants are so busy - so thank you for helping to make her day special.

vipChifoodie82 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Wonderful date night spot! We came for the happy hour and enjoyed all the specials! Service was spectacular

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

We went to Union for pre-theater dining, it was a snowy night, we were a bit late and short on time. We informed our server and he was so accommodating: we were out on time and the food and service was excellent.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

amazing food. amazing staff.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

What a great place. Very modern and positive atmosphere. Food was just amazing. We live about an hour out and this is well worth the drive in.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Very good sushi, fun atmosphere, the place is a little loud, but my wife and I had a great time.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Food was amazing. Service was great! Found my new favorite spot for sushi!