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About Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar
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.
Chicago, IL 60654
Sushi, Japanese, Asian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch Hours: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Franklin and Erie
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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.
There is plenty of street parking available during all business hours.
Purple and Brown Line EL stop on Chicago and Franklin. Number 11 CTA Bus stop on Orleans/Erie and Wells/Huron.
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
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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Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar Ratings and Reviews
My Wife and I were there for our three year anniversary. We arrived about a half hour early, it was a bit busy but the host was able to accommodate us, and seated us early. The waiter was very attentive and made good recommendations on the menu. My wife being pregnant was limited to the veggie rolls. She ordered a cucumber roll that she didn’t quite like. The waiter took it off of our bill even though we didn’t ask him to. At the end of our meal they surprised us with a complimentary chocolate mousse cake that was very delicious. Overall it was a great experience and would recommend it!
Had a reservation and had to wait 15 mins for the table, which was fine given it was a busy Friday night. Once seated, though, we waited another 15 minutes to order, another 10 to get our drinks, and over an hour to get our actual entrees (sushi, specifically). We got hot food 30 minutes before our sushi, which was cold by the time the sushi hit the table. The server did apologize and she was very nice, but in my opinion they should have comped us a dessert or sushi roll, something, for waiting an entire hour for sushi. The place was very loud and crowded and people next to us were very obnoxious. For $100 I feel like you can get better and much faster service. Food was 7.5/10 but service and ambiance ruined it for us. Won’t be going back.
Our server disappeared for long moments at a time. He said he couldn’t split the bill for us (which was a first I’d heard of since I do it all the time when I’m there). He then split the bill after a few minutes and told us we were holding up dinner service, pretty much kicking us out. Other servers were really friendly and attentive.
This was our first time at the restaurant. I loved the energetic vibe. We had both black rice sushi rolls and several items from the grill including kangaroo -- the sushi was amazing as was all of the grilled items. Also enjoyed the truffle tuna appetizer -- amazing flavor. We were there for a birthday and they surprised us with a special dessert which was nice.
I brought my friend for her birthday. I specified in my reservation through open table that it was her special birthday and that I would like a dessert for her. No dessert cake. Just a check that was dropped on the middle of the table. In addition, service was slow, seating was uncomfortable and too close to the neighboring tables, and everything took forever. And still, my friend got no dessert for her big day so it was pretty much a waste of a celebration. I was truly embarrassed.
The sushi here is so tasty and fresh with crispy ingredients and wonderful fish. The scallop containing rolls are the best i have ever had. Our waitress Dow knew the entire menu backwards and forwards and made great recommendations. The mushroom soup was a great start.
The bbq meats were seasoned and seared—we had kangaroo and lamb.....the lamb was much better !! Also had shrimp and chicken skewers and beef tongue—-the tongue was very tender. The bbq chef used a blow torch to sear some of the meats....
Lively atmosphere but not way noisy....
I can’t wait to return to Chicago for another meal here.
My favorite Happy Hour in River North! I've come here with friends several times and it never disappoints. The specials have changed a bit over the past year, but it's still a great value. $1 oysters, $5 moscow mules, $6 spicy shrimp rolls - all delicious! And they recently added a "Truffled Tuna" dish for $10, that was so good, we regretted only getting 1 to share amongst the 3 of us.