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!
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!
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.
Great!! Always love rise and go every year for a friends birthday!
Experience was subpar, though food was amazing. Wait staff was rude throughout the entire evening.
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.
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.
Love this place - definitely my favorite.
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.
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!
Our server was excellent. We loved him
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.
Always great service and great food, love this place!
Great variety and presentation of sushi. Good atmosphere
Best suahimi in town. REALLY flexible with 10 yrs olds and unwavering catered to us sushi lovers. Way to go Rise!
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!
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.
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.
The best sushi in Chicago!
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.
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.
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!
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!
great service from the bartender josh, who makes fantastic lycee martinis and our server cherry whose witty humor had us laughing all night long
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,
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
Excellent and elegant setting. Food was delicious and reasonably priced. The bartender made me the best margarita ever. Thanks!
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!
great sushi, huge selection and everything we tried was amazing.
the service was great and great trendy atmosphere.
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS PLACE
old standard - better chinese food additions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.