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Rollapalooza

4.9
203 reviews
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$30 and under
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Sushi
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COZY AND WARM RESTAURANT. FRESH AND DELICIOUS RESTAURANT. WE ARE NOT NO.1 RESTAURANT. HOWEVER WE DO OUR BEST TO SERVE OUR CUSTOMERS.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Sushi, Japanese
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Wednesday - Sunday: 2:00PM - 5:00PM Dinner: Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday & Monday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM
Friday & Saturday: 5:00PM - 12:00AM
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Phone number
(773) 281-6400
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Eric Song
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Cross street
Roscoe St.
Additional
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 203 People Are Saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.7
value
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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Food was excellent. However it took 40 minutes to get the first of our seven sushi rolls. We were starving so after inhaling the first, we had to wait another 15 minutes for each of the subsequent sushi rolls. While the rolls were all delicious, it really took away from the experience to have to receive and eat all the rolls separately, rather try them all simultaneously. It took a total of an hour and a half to receive all the food we ordered, so make sure you have a lot of time on your hands otherwise this restaurant isn’t for you.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Best Sushy in Chicago. Try the Black Monster Roll, it was so so good!!!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great service and good food!

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We were up in Lakeview for a comedy show and had heard about Rollapalooza. The sushi was very creative and the pieces very tasty. We overall enjoyed our food especially their specialty dishes. They were busy and the food took a while to arrive but definitely worth the wait.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The food was fabulous and creative. Very extensive menu. BYOB makes it really affordable. The waiter was very helpful as this was our first time. Very small place. Could use some sprucing up. Had a good time.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Delicious sushi. Competent and friendly service. Enjoyed bringing our own bottle of wine.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Food are delicious and BYOB without fees

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

we come here often and always leave satisfied. this is our number 1 favorite sushi place.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Absolutely wonderful delicious food!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Always great food & service @ Rollapalooza. Small place, but great!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Great service, beautiful presentation, excellent food!! Will definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

The Smokey salmon was AMAZING! The turtle roll was good too. They have black rice here which is supposed to be better for you and lower in carbs.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Great variety of sushi options! I got sashimi and was so good...i love rollapalooza!! super casual BYOB spot to go with friends.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

We have been to Rollapalooza quite a few times. We enjoy the variety of sushi rolls that tickle our palate from the hot and spicy to the sweet. We love the calamari salad and miso soup as starters. Then we move on to picking our sushi rolls which are always so good. We have never been disappointed when dining here. I highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Always an amazing experience. Live the fact that we leave the ordering to them, and got to try new rolls

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

We were in the neighborhood for a movie on Christmas Day and this was one of the few restaurants open. What a good find. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals. It is obvious they specialize in sushi rolls. They were artfully presented and delicious.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Don't be fooled by the neighborhood vibe- this is probably my favorite spot for sushi in the city. Two words: BLACK RICE. Mmmmm. I'm not sure why this superfood hasn't caught on at other sushi restaurants, but I'm so glad it's at this one. Try it and you will be hooked! Staff are so kind and attentive, fish is always fresh, appetizers are inventive, they are open late, BYOB, and the rolls are on par with some of the best I've had. I can't say enough great things about Rollapalooza!

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2017

Always an amazing experience!!!!

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2017

Nice and quiet at first. Group of 12 came in. It’s a small establishment and their group was very loud. Didn’t seem to mind the other customers.

Great food. Highly recommend

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5.0Dined on October 31, 2017

By far my favorite sushi restaurant! It's always a treat.

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4.0Dined on October 21, 2017

My favorite sushi place in Chicago which offers black rice.

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5.0Dined on October 9, 2017

The description of this restaurant says "we are not number one restaurant, but we do our best"- I can say this is the number one sushi restaurant I've been to in the city. If you are looking for great service, outstandingly fresh fish, and amazing sushi for everyday dining, a date, a birthday, special occasion, or even takeout, I can guarantee this place will not disappoint. Our absolute favorite, again and again.

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2017

This place is fantastic! The fish is fresh, the tequila roll and the crazy philly are outstanding. Seriously every piece of fish I've tried here is the best I've ever had. I've had sushi on each coast and this place blows it out of the water. Would HIGHlY recommend.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2017

As always, delicious! The service is exceptional, and the ambiance is perfect for a fun date night.

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3.0Dined on August 7, 2017

Waited like 45 min to hr for food

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

This was a great date night stop on a recent weekend trip to Chicago! The rolls were very creatively made and arranged, and the fish was very fresh and delicious. I would definitely recommend this to a friend! The rolls we got were Tequila, Smokey, and the Crazy Philly, and we couldn't pick a favorite! Great variation in flavors.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2017

This place gives you an option of soy paper instead of seaweed. It was very accommodating to my preference.

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4.0Dined on July 3, 2017

Delicious sushi! Very extensive menu. Awesome that they are BYOB, with no corkage fee. Also, one of my friends was vegetarian and he really liked his veggie rolls. Something for everyone! Will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2017

Sushi was flavorful and unique. Waiter was polite and efficient.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2017

The turtle is my favorite in both presentation and taste! The other rolls I've had have all been excellent as well.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2017

Went here with my girlfriends and brought a few bottles of wine. Excellent quick service and the sushi tasted phenomenal ! First time trying the spicy miso soup and it was awesome! Will be back for sure.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2017

We stopped here for an early dinner on a Friday night and we were the only ones there. The food was excellent and the service was good. Server did not offer drink refills, otherwise I would have given 5 stars.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2017

Best sushi around

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2017

We tried this restaurant because of the great reviews and it was definitely an awesome experience. Sushi was fresh and tasty and we loved the selection available . Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Will come back again.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2017

Simply put, this is the best sushi restaurant in Chicago. I am from South Florida, so I have had a hard time with fish not tasting fresh, but it;s definitely fresh here. On top of that, they have some great creative rolls. I make everyone I go with try the Anne...Thumbs Up roll which is so good and has a flavor profile that vastly exceeded what I had expected. The Ocean Vinaigrette roll is also wonderful in that the flavors are great and the roll is refreshing. Those are my top two favorites but others that are also quite good include the Tequila, Garlic Salmon, and German rolls. The staff is super friendly and helpful,and to top it off, it is a BYOB with no corking fee!

This is definitely my favorite sushi spot in Chicago. My girlfriend keeps trying to get me to try other places, but we keep going back to Rollapalooza. :)

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2017

We had dinner in Rollapalooza again and we tried the Blackmonster roll. it was perfect. We will come back there

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2017

It was amazing food, a loud group came in for the second half of the meal which wasn't great. But the rolls were unique, delicious, and a great value for how many pieces we got. Definitely will come back!

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2017

this was my first time at rollapalooza. I had heard that it was very good and that was true. the salad was exceptional!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2017

This is such a great neighborhood gem!!! We ran into friends and we're easily accomodated!!!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2017

The atmosphere was great the service was great our server made excellent recommendations, the Sushi was to die for I have been a couple times before usually get the same stuff but tonight I was with friends and wanted to try some new stuff and our server came through for us with outstanding recommendations! Must try the Cloud Nine, the Snow White, and of course the the simple but so good Spicy Tuna roll!! Great place highly recommend this for other to try!!!!

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