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.
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.
Lovely place, big rolls, and great service!
Once you're seated it's a great place. However, make a reservation- walk-ins are treated like third-class citizens.
The food is absolutely outstanding, better than any sushi I've had in Japan. Service almost over does it.
This is my favorite sushi place in Chicago. I love the food, the service and the warm atmosphere. I recommend the 6 piece sushi combo!
Great neighborhood place! The food is always great and the service is excellent. One of my favorite spots.
It’s a great place to be. We have been going for 20 years. Fresh high quality sushi that never disappoints.
It is by far my favorite sushi restaurant in Chicago! I always love it.
Best sushi I have had in the Chicago area. Very attentive staff.
We have been coming to Sai Cafe for the past 28 years. We celebrate every birthday, anniversary or special occasion here. Jim always says hello and the staff is very welcoming. Food is amazing!
The long-term proprietor, Jimmy Bee, is usually greeting customers at the front desk and recognizes most clients by name ! Jimmy is truly and warm human being and one of the top sushi chefs in the City of Chicago. Sai Cafe is a stable of Lincoln Park and a testament to Jimmy's commitment to excellence.
We were pleasantly surprised by our visit here. First time here and the food was among the best we've had in a Japanese restaurant. The beef teriyaki entree was great - I just wish the menu indicated that it came with a soup and salad, which also was very good, but I wouldn't have ordered a side of sushi had I known. I'm glad I did though because their sushi was excellent. We loved our table and I thought the ambiance was nice. The service was quick and pleasant. Can't wait to go back.