We (my wife and I) have eaten at many Japanese food restaurants. Sai seems like a neighborhood restaurant, no very important looking from the outside. Inside, nice tables, handsome wood panels in back of the sushi making area. Quiet, thank goodness. The owner patrols the dining areas, as an owner should. Superb yakitori, fine sushi and sashimi. All at bargain prices. A real find. Trappfin.
Had not been there for over 10 years. Was very pleasantly surprised by quality of food and service. And reasonable value to boot. Would go back for sure.
We love Sai Cafe, and have been going for years. Everything about the experience feels authentic from the food to the warm welcome we receive when we walk in the door ! The sushi never disappoints it is always fresh and delicious. There is a wide selection to choose from. The service is excellent and the owner and his wife are always there ensuring the highest quality dining experience.
Outstanding food and service as usual. We have been coming for years and have never been disappointed. Great for special occasions and searching for innovative cuisine regardless of the day. Mr and Mrs Bee are great hosts and have a great staff that handles everything if they are unavailable. You get what you pay for.
Sai Cafe has consistently great sushi. Also their Ahi poke and other dishes are outstanding. Service is excellent. For my money the best sushi in Chicago.
Great dinner. Good service. Food is great and good selection
I take all my friends to Sai Cafe.. most excellent fish and sushi 5star quality
Fun and delicious
Best of the best
best service, food and choices, lovely place. Been there over 59 times.
My 40 year old next gen grew up eating Sushi at Sai Cafe. it is the best!!
Best sushi in Chicago - and nicest owners and staff
Love coming here! Love the owners and the sushi is the best in the city!
Sai continues to earn its status with me and my daughter as one of our favorite restaurants, and whenever she is in town, she insists on an evening at Sai. Jimmy always comes out to say Hello, even when the place is hopping. My daughter also loves checking in with him, as she first came to Sai when she was 4. She's now 22. We usually go with our usuals (volcano/spicy white tuna crunch/soft shell crab) and order one or 2 of something new. Recently, we found a new favorite this way: Salmon on Fire. Awesome. We ordered a second tray, as the first was so good! Everyone makes us feel welcome, and as others have noted, you never need to flag anyone down, as they are there when you need them, but not overbearing. It is not inexpensive, but great sushi is a treat, and Sai is well worth the price.
What can you say about a restaurant that feels like home, has great food and a welcoming staff. I love Sai and it is my favorite sushi place in the city. Recommend
There was nothing overly special about the food. Good standard sushi.
Always a wonderful location for sushi and related dishes. Owner is friendly and food is excellent. It has been at this location for over 30 years. Not many restaurants can say that.
Hands down for the sushi purest, the best in the city. Absolutely the best sushi gem out there!
Sai Cafe is always my go to for the best quality sushi ever
My favorite place in the city for sushi! I have never had a bad meal. Whether you’re dining alone or with a big party, you are treated like family here. I recommend Sai to everyone I know and when they go, they love it too!
Love, Love, Love Sai Cafe. Great food, great service, always feel welcomed and known here. Highly recommend
Fresh sushi, great service.
Best sushi in Chicago, friendliest staff. Been going there for almost thirty years!
Consistent quality, personalized service, and creative appetizers make this the best sushi in the city!
We love Sai Cafe. Great food and excellent service. It’s one of our neighborhood favorites.
Always a favorite of mine, love their food and always feel welcome and happy here. Highly recommend
My favorite neighborhood sushi spot! I love the 6 piece sushi combo and get it every time.
Thanks for another fantastic dinner! We enjoyed everything!
Great service. Food came out very fast and quality was wonderful.
Great food and service!
Excellent as always.
Great experience. We are long time customers who chose the Sai for a small surprise dinner. It was perfect from the table, attentive wait staff and great food to the birthday desert. An unplanned surprise was 2 young guests came over to our table and wished the birthday guest a Happy Birthday. Then asked if they could sing Happy Birthday to him in Japanese. It was magic. Thank you.
Always love Sai Cafe, great food and such a friendly and welcoming place. Highly Recommend
My family and I have been coming to Sai Cafe for thirty years and have never been disappointed. Truly great food and a great ambience. Just try the pan seared scallops in lemon and soy. They are a joy to eat and you’ll be hooked!
Best neighborhood sushi around. A local favorite for as long as I can remember. That says it all.
I have becoming here since I moved to the area 20 plus years ago. Simply put the food is always AMAZING!
Food was very good. Wine bottle was ridiculously expensive
Just good solid sushi- fresh, good service. Their maguro is the best I have ever had.
excellent sushi and service. Our favorite spot for sushi.
Favorite sushi in Chicago! Always fresh and authentic.
Frequent diners here. Never less than outstanding.