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Rise Sushi & Sake Lounge

4.6
93 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Sushi
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  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for Birthdays
Rise Sushi features fresh sushi and sake. Also carry-out, delivery and catering are all available. They only use the freshest ingredients. Never frozen. All fish is delivered fresh daily from the best fishermen in Eastern Canada and the Northern Pacific. Lofty, modern and minimalist, this upscale Asian eatery stands out on casual Southport Avenue. Blond wood tables and lightly finished floors give a spare but comfortable feel. Wire-wrapped lamps hanging above the sushi bar add a whimsical touch; French windows open the place up to the street. Chill at the bar or in the sake lounge while waiting for a table.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Sushi, Japanese
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Hours of operation


Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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(773) 525-3535
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AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Smart Casual
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CTA Brown Line to Southport
What 93 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.2
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4.3
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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

This was the 2nd time I have been to Rise Sushi and it exceeded my friends' expectations! I had talked up the restaurant before-hand. The server, Greg, had great suggestions, the food was so fresh and delicious, and the ambiance was perfect for a few girlfriends to get together. I will most definitely be going back to try more of the maki rolls. Oh and the chocolate cake with green tea ice cream was a perfect way to end the meal!

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Hadn't been to Rise in a long time. Went the other night with a group of friends and it was outstanding - even better than I had remembered. The sushi was so good we couldn't stop eating and ordering. It was so delicious!

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Great sushi and great ambiance. The staff was awesome and we gave them the liberty of picking our sushi for us. Great selections, and great options for vegetarians. We actually stayed past close but were not approached to leave. In fact, the staff moved us from indoors (during an 85 degree night for dinner) to outdoors for post dinner drinks (when it got cooler), and made the entire night great for a mini reunion with our friends.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2017

Great!! Always love rise and go every year for a friends birthday!

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2.0Dined on May 26, 2017

Experience was subpar, though food was amazing. Wait staff was rude throughout the entire evening.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2017

Perfect for a friends night out. Good wine selection. We had sushi, lettuce wraps and a chicken and shrimp dish. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Will go back for sure.

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2.0Dined on January 21, 2017

We had dinner with friends and they wanted to try this place. We ordered the hamachi Carpaccio. The yellowtail was razor thin and you could not pick it up with the plastic chopsticks (the end of the chopstick was thicker than the fish) I have ordered this same dish other places and it is 10 times larger and thicker. We ordered 4 of the Signature Maki and they all fell apart, as if they were thrown together, hastily. The salmon in one of the rolls was awful, I wanted to spit it out.

I also ordered the special dinner of seared Tuna. The tuna was overdone.

This place has a good vibe and is fun I will give it that. I would stick to the Traditional rolls maybe and get a noodle dish?

We ordered saki and that was good, they have a good selection.

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2016

Love this place - definitely my favorite.

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4.0Dined on September 17, 2016

Rise continues to be a solid choice for Sushi in the Southport area. Lots of newer restaurants on Southport these days, but for Sushi Rise is still the best bet.
I only wish Southport were a little closer to Roscoe Village - we really need some good sushi there.

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2016

Rise never disappoints! The food is always delicious and the restaurant is not over crowded. I do have to say that we made a reservation and they had to go and set our table when we arrived... would be nice if we were able to sit down right away! Otherwise the service and food were incredible. One of my favorite sushi spots in the city!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2016

Our server was excellent. We loved him

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2016

We had a group of 7 on a late Sunday afternoon produced, and there was only a modest crowd in the restaurant. The waiter was attentive but too passive given the expansiveness of the menu. Would like to see more recommendations to balance out the sushi selections of the group.

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2016

Always great service and great food, love this place!

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4.0Dined on January 8, 2016

Great variety and presentation of sushi. Good atmosphere

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4.0Dined on May 22, 2015

Best suahimi in town. REALLY flexible with 10 yrs olds and unwavering catered to us sushi lovers. Way to go Rise!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2015

Rise is awesome in every way! Their sushi is superb, and for those who aren't into the sushi, there are great meat and vegee choices that are equally delicious. I will definitely go again, and will recommend highly to all who love great food, especially sushi, at a really great price!

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4.0Dined on November 29, 2014

A family favorite for over 4 years now. Couple of kids in college and they love to come home and have a family gathering @ Rise. Never dissapoints and we always are looking for something new but always come back to Rise...Great food, lovely service and it always delivers a great event for the family.

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2.0Dined on November 8, 2014

I made a reservation 2 weeks in advance and someone confirmed the day of. When we arrived, they claimed we didn't have one, and, although we were seated, we felt very unwelcome and were clearly rushed by our rude waitress. When we tried to split checks, we wrote down what to do and the waitress charged the wrong cards with the different amounts. The food was fine but not worth money or the unpleasant experience, unfortunately.

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2014

The best sushi in Chicago!

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2014

We don't eat sushi but there was a large menu. Food was delicious. Red snapper entrée was wonderful as was the sea bass appetizer. Also loved the fried rice. We can't wait to go back.

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1.0Dined on May 31, 2014

My husband loves sushi and really wanted to try Rise. We were let down when our server didn't know the menu and couldn't answer our questions and our food was horrible. We would not go back unless there were significant changes to the food.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2014

We came with a large group for a birthday party and the service was very friendly and the food came out very quickly. We had a great time!

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2014

Rise was perfect for my friends birthday! The martinis were great! The cheesecake birthday dessert was delicious and perfectly decorated! The staff was knowledgeable , and extremely accommodating. I would definitely recommend for a fun dinner before going out on the town!

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2014

great service from the bartender josh, who makes fantastic lycee martinis and our server cherry whose witty humor had us laughing all night long

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2014

Do you just love sushi? Well I do. Rise sushi has a great selection of tasteful sushi rolls. But Rise isn't just a roll place they have many good kitchen items. May I recommend the fried rice. One of the other perks or Rise is the location. Southport is filled with great shopping and dinning,

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4.0Dined on November 15, 2013

There was a long wait for the sushi, over an hour, but it was phenomenal. The server was terrific. It is a place you can order all kinds of things to try that will be wonderful and fun to share. We all really loved it - group of 7.

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3.0Dined on November 15, 2013

We loved the sushi, the "Flame" is absolutely must to try!
The food arrived after about 30 minutes....
I have to say that its not a quiet place to relax,
Very noisy!!!

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3.0Dined on October 5, 2013

went here for a bachelorette party with a group of 12. the ambiance was good and the staff was accommodating. i was disappointed when it took over 1 hr to have our food brought out to us when there were more than one sushi chef available. the food, upon arrival, was nothing spectacular. may try this place again, but i dont think i'll be ordering any more sushi next time.

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3.0Dined on April 20, 2013

I took my friend here for her bachelorette party. We made reservations for 8pm and the service was so slow, we had to scramble at the last minute so we wouldn't miss the show at 10:15pm. On top of that, our food took forever to come and while the bride ordered more sushi, I look behind the bar by the sushi line and see all three cooks standing around. The server was nice, but pushy when it came to ordering drinks.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2013

Love the food. It's a real favorite but the noise is almost unbearable. We were there late - a 10:00 reservation - and you couldn't hear anything. By the time we left - after 11:30 it was fine. Ther take a few huge parties and the noise is deafening. But the food is great! And the service people are very accommodating.

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5.0Dined on November 20, 2012

Excellent and elegant setting. Food was delicious and reasonably priced. The bartender made me the best margarita ever. Thanks!

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5.0Dined on September 7, 2012

This was my first visit, along with the other 7 people I was dining with. We LOVED our experience. Having such a large group, we were all impressed with the food, service and ambiance! The sushi was fresh and yummy!! Very tasty and reasonibly priced. It was a great start to a fantastic evening - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN concert. THANKS - We will all be back!

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2012

great sushi, huge selection and everything we tried was amazing.
the service was great and great trendy atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2012

LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS PLACE

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2012

old standard - better chinese food additions

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2.0Dined on March 3, 2012

The food was ok, but overpriced. Take note that parties over 6 get charged a 20% gratuity fee, less incentive for the waiter to pay attention to the table. Over a 2 hour span to get served, we saw our waiter only 2 times.

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2.0Dined on February 19, 2012

What happened Rise? You used to be my go to place for sushi. All specialty rolls had fruit in it. The one special roll had what tasted like canned tuna torched under a flame on top of it. This place needs a kick in the pants with regards to creativity. Won't be back until I hear this menu gets revamped.

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4.0Dined on December 26, 2011

Surprisingly good sushi. We were with a large group and they handled it well even with kids. I would not recommend kids at this place though. Would recommend this place if you are in the area.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2011

I had walked by Rise many times and even walked inside once. Finally I rallied a group of friends to actually eat there. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the great food. We al tried each others rolls and everyone was impressed. Several people on Yelp complained about the service being slow. First of all, this is sushi, not Wendy's, so it should be a given that it will take a little longer. But, I did not feel the food took an extraordinary time to come. No complaints from me on that issue either. I would like to see those Yelp reviewers make sushi faster! All in all, this was a great dinning experience and I will be returning soon and with more people.

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2011

I went there the other night with friends who used to live in the city and go to Rise all of the time when they did. Rise was as good as we all remembered! I had heard some negative reviews lately but I thought it was fantastic. Try the Niku maki - my favorite!
I checked 'good for kids' because I've taken our son there early and on weeknights and it's been great.

The only bad thing I could say about it is the noise level which can get kind of loud during prime hours.

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