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Sushi Bar - Wakamono, Chicago, IL

Wakamono

4.7
4.7
227 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Wakamono serves authentic Japanese dishes. Enjoy the casual environment of the dining area and the variety of specialty bento boxes, ramen and sushi. It also offers the convenient facility of ordering online in addition to eating in. The food at Wakamono is inspired by its owner Mr. Kai Togami's travels throughout the decades after his fishing village was destroyed by a tsunami in 1963. The menu offers both hot and cold starters, which include dishes like seared tuna with wasabi butter and steamed sea bass with black bean. One of the popular appetizers is the salmon tartare with avocado, crispy shallots, soy and lime. Wakamono also serves five types of ramen dishes, including vegan options. Try a range of bento, sushi and maki platters for a fulfilling main course. This restaurant offers specialty cocktails, sake and other libations to pair with meals.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (773) 296-6800
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Kai Togami-san.
  • Neighborhood
    Lakeview / East Lakeview
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 227 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

227 Reviews
  1. LiamN

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just the best staff, best drinks, best food, best adjoining bar. Out of all of the bests the ultimate bestiest of the bests is definitely the servers!

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  2. Beez

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, wonderful service. Everything from sushi, to ramen, and drinks was excellent.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Poor quality of sushi. Do not recommend.

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  4. FarhaM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and very attentive service. Always a pleasure to dine here.

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  5. LoveFood

    New York City

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional. Everything was perfect. Service, food and energy

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great

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  7. ChristopherF

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend. One of my favorite sushi spots.

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  8. Claylew

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    They've only gotten better since covid began: better food, better service, bigger bar next door.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Monterrey

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! Thank you!

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  10. GaryL

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Still the best sushi place in town! Excellent drinks!

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  11. JoshH

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I just love this place -the atmosphere is wonderful and perfect for an intimate dinner with friends or a date. Service is always great!

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  12. AnitaJ

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered drinks, appetizers and sushi everything was great. Vibe is nice, noise level was fine and we had a good time. Our only issue was it took too long to get our first and second ( don’t judge!) orders of drinks. Maybe another bartender?! Wouldn’t stop me from returning and/or recommending.

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  13. Hayden

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sushi and a ginger martini forever make me happy. Great service and food every time.

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  14. Anna

    Chicago

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the sushi and the atmosphere. The place has a good vibe. Loved the ginger martini!

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  15. NoliC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a reservation but it turns out they were closing early. The hostess was super nice and still let me and my friends sit down. Everything was great we’ll definitely come back 🖤

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  16. GaryL

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best sushi place in town, service, food quality and drinks! If you like martinis, best place in town!

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  17. TeeBee

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    30 birthday for daughter in law

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great but the waitress accidentally spilled soy sauce all over my friends clothes and dismissed it and hid from our table. I know it was an accident but it would’ve been nice to be apologized to.

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  19. Mary

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience! The food, waitress, ambience, service was all excellent. I can’t wait to go back!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, nice staff, I definitely recommend.

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  21. JuliaT

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and the ambiance of the bar was cool!

    1 person found this helpful

  22. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very accommodating for gluten free, good service, delicious sushi and nigiri was excellent!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waitress was lovely and the ambience was great! The food was very delicious!

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  24. ShannonK

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was simply amazing! Loved the details an ambiance at this place. I would HIGHLY recommend. Such a hidden gem in lakeview.

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  25. DavidK

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I felt that the food this time was sub par. Lacked flavor. Have been going here for years

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  26. Sydney

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! Really recommend the miso soup and lychee martini. The vibe of this place is really what's so great. Perfect date night spot.

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  27. ChristopherE

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food was first rate! Loved the Bulgogi Bowl!

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  28. Chelsea

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place! Super small, pretty loud, and felt cramped, but the service and the quality of the fish totally outweigh the small things I mentioned. Can’t wait to go back again!

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  29. Taymonet

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fav sushi spot overall in town! Highly recommend especially if new to the city and looking for a staple place to come back to, intimate and cozy vibes all around.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came to celebrate my birthday. We arrived half an hour early and they still seated us right away. It was very busy but they did a great job checking in and helping us out. The sushi was great. I’d come back again for sure

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  31. David

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    i usually live this but this time it tasted flavorless

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  32. TaylorA

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We come here a lot and bring all of our out of town friends. Service and food were sub-par last night. Our server spent a lot of her time at the table next to us talking about weight and physical appearance of themselves and people they know which was offensive and inappropriate. We waited for our check while she did this for 15 min, and then another 15 to pick UP the check. Not a great evening.

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  33. skisteve

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great sushi and drinks. Nicest staff.

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  34. JoaquinB

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful evening by the beautiful bar area! Delicious food, friendly and attentive service and a great value! We will come back for sure soon!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a cute date spot!! Great value for the food, get the wakamono roll. It was so good & our favorite. 100% recommend

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  36. JasonH

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always great

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  37. BernadetteW

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great quality sushi, delicious! Seared ahi tuna appetizer is outstanding! The desserts are also very good!

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  38. rloqc

    Mexico City

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great drinks, company and varieties of sushi.

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  39. BlakeG

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve lived in the city and suburbs of Chicago and this place is it! The staff are so sweet. The food is incredible! The drinks are creative and delicious. It was worth the 45min drive in traffic for me! I try to eat here once a month. Order anything on the menu, hell order it twice and you will be in heaven!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect. Amazing and the humans there ate the best.

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FAQs

Wakamono offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 296-6800.

Wakamono is rated 4.7 stars by 227 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Wakamono

3317 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60657

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Lakeview / East Lakeview
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Kai Togami-san.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
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