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Rise Sushi & Sake Lounge

4.5
92 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Sushi
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  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Quick Bite
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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Phone number
(773) 525-3535
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Public transit
CTA Brown Line to Southport
What 92 People Are Saying
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food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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middyb (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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analise (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on June 9, 2017

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

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vipJGV37 (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on May 26, 2017

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

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vipJollyoak (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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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Cindy (New Orleans)
2.0  Dined 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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vipAllisonMB (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 9, 2016

Love this place - definitely my favorite.

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vipRVD1 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 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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vipChiFoodExplorer (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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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mkslaw2003 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on March 23, 2016

Our server was excellent. We loved him

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vipresiak1958 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 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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JMcB (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2016

Always great service and great food, love this place!

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vipbuckeyegirl (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 8, 2016

Great variety and presentation of sushi. Good atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 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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AlwaysLovely (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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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Pekalafamily6 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 20, 2014

The best sushi in Chicago!

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vipcityplace (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 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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vipchicagogirl (Chicago)
1.0  Dined 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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