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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.

230 W Erie
Chicago, IL 60654
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Sushi, Japanese, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH HOURS
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2pm
DINNER HOURS
Monday - Thursday: 5pm - 10pm
Friday - Saturday: 5pm - 11pm
Sunday: 5pm - 9pm

Cross Street:
Franklin and Erie

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 662-4888

Website:
http://www.eatatunion.com/

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.

Parking Details:
There is plenty of street parking available during all business hours.

Public Transit:
Purple and Brown Line EL stop on Chicago and Franklin. Number 11 CTA Bus stop on Orleans/Erie and Wells/Huron.

Executive Chef:
Chao Thapthimkuna

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (19)
Fun (17)
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Hot Spot (8)
Healthy (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Authentic (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Cozy (6)
Romantic (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Business Meals (5)
People Watching (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Scenic View (4)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Fun
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 (Chicago)·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!

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vip
 (Chicago)·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!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2018

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

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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 (Chicago)·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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

amazing food. amazing staff.

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 (Chicago)·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.

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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food. The sushi is unbelievable. The service was awesome. I got a salad I didn’t like and my server was quick to switch it out for something else. We will be back soon

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Eh...........,,....

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great food. First time there and it was a great experience. Definitely recommend to others for great sushi.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

It was good but the food was not fantastic

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Everything was awesome! The food was delicious! The service was amazing!! What a great time! Also, I discovered that Chef Chow is a former Sushi Wabi chef...one of my all-time-favorite sushi restaurants in Chicago! Will DEFINITELY be back! Cheers!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Everything was great from the time we came in.
Everything was delicious. The best part was the happy hour items. Then to top it off the pumpkin mocci cake was literally the icing on the whole dinner. Thank you. Till we meet again ;)

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I've been going to Union Sushi for over a decade, it always exceeds expectations.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Terrible. Didn’t bring soup. Sushi was stale. Service was non existence. Others around us had issues too. Will never go back.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Best sushi place in Chicago

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food, fast service, helpful staff... love this place!
Go for the Happy Hour everyday 5 to 6;30
Great food and drink values

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The restaurant was very busy and our table was not ready, but our host Owen suggested the high top table upstairs and it was great!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Dinner with friends. Service and food were excellent. Music selection is great as well.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Pumpkin mochi cake is a must. Pig tail ramen and seafood ramen are very good. Sushi has never disappointed. Amazing! Staff is incredible. All very friendly and helpful.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Good sushi, long wait

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was good overall - vibe and decor we're great. Definitely a great choice for sushi in River North

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Very good food and unique restaurant! We enjoyed dining and chef’s table and watching him prepare sushi.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Amazing hand rolls! Love coming for lunch on Thursdays.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Specialty rolls are amazing; very creative, awesome sushi, great barbecue, exceptional service, very cool ambience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

If you can provide feedback to our waiter/staff the service was fantastic, coming back often in the new year!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Expensive than expected. The prices seem ok, but the portions are small. Do not fit for family dinner. Other moments, I make the reservation and signed special occasion Birthday, It was my birthday and anyone from staff does not mention it.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Happy Hour, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

I have found Union sushi couple of years ago and go there often with family and with friends.
Great service and food. Always something new.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Came here with a group for my birthday. Food was great - I love that they have the black rice option for sushi. They also threw in a free dessert for celebration!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Service was amazing, we had the blue fin tuna, which was AMAZING, but the rest was just so so, a bit strange combinations we thought in the sushi rolls. But glad we finally tried it

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Always good

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Nice spot to visit post work or pre Friday night debauchery. Gets extremely packed and loud on Friday. Decent food, reasonable service. Highly recommend for a happy hour spot. Nice for a casual date.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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