Shiawase Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Sushi
Located on Broadway Street, Shiawase brings a fun, trendy, and modern style sushi experience to Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood. With unique specialty rolls as well as your perennial favorites, our menu has something for everyone.
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Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my go-to sushi place. The staff is so friendly and the sushi is amazing. The lobster roll had a twist, it was served as two pieces, almost like unrolled sushi. It was delicious! And the shell of the lobster tail was placed in the center. Beautiful presentation.

EM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome BYOB, food is great, staff is great. Really recommend with a group

RB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always

D
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

I ordered the noodle with chicken and jasmine tea. The dish was okay, but I felt like the broth was a bit too thin, it lacked body. The tea was way too bland, I could barely taste the jasmine in there.
In spite of that, service is very good, pleasant, friendly and welcoming.

E
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

No ambiance, food way too salty, not an experience worth repeating for me

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and yummy food! The owner is also amazing!

SB
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The minimalist and clean interior seems in stark contrast with the richness of the food. Fast, accurate and corteous service, wide choice of sushi, sashimi, and the possibility to create your own salad bowl from a list of ingredients that are good when combined. The sushi roll were amazing, and my Shiawase bowl with Ahi poke delicious. They do not serve alcohol but you can bring your own bottle.
The only challenge I had was the background rap music, a bit loud and felt out of context for dining out.

BJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The food was bland. Service was substandard. We were greeted promptly, but then didn't see our waitress again for awhile. One group came in, and they were obscenely loud. They drowned out any other conversation.

NY
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

One notch above supermarket sushi. Everything is ice cold. And things that were supposed to be hot were just warm. Even the water was served warm.

I don’t think it was actually sushi rice. Again, it tasted just like this grocery store. Had to get the bill twice. The first time we were given somebody else’s bill. Not the greatest first experience eating sushi in our new neighborhood.

K
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

BYOB and they offer half rolls! It can get expensive that way, but you can order lots of different sushi wihtout over eating! We went for a friend’s birthday and they let us bring in homemade cake for her!

M
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good at all levels. The small poke bowl is a treat if you are looking for something a little different with variety. The sushi itself is affordable and tasty. Some items are quite tasty. Experiment and order something that you haven’t had. Maybe something pink!

k
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Decided to try Shiawase out because it had good reviews. Two out of our four rolls were great, but two were meh. The price was reasonable and it's BYOB so if you don't want amazing sushi it's definitely a spot that could be good.

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best sushi we have ever had!

OT
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Sushi rolls were large and very good! If you don't like spicy food, be careful - the spicy rolls are truly spicy! Personally, I love that so I enjoyed them! Edamame was also really good! We went with a large group of girls because it was also BYOB - we brought 4 bottles of wine and had a great time. Overall, I would probably go back!

JD
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Average food at best

M
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shiawase is just down the road from my apartment and I go at least twice a month. Delicious, authentic food for a reasonable price.

HM
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love coming here. Booked it last minute for V-Day and they were very accomadating and the ambiance was so nice. It was a bit slower than I anticipated, but sushi isn't really considered a customary Valentine's Day meal, so I get that. The staff there is always lovely.

K
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent sushi, great service, and to top it all off its BYOB!!

OT
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Just ok - will not return

a
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sushi.

a
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm frequently dining at this restaurant and the food is always fresh and tasty! Great atmosphere and music.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great dinner at Shiawase, the staff are so attentive, (there is always only two girls) they are on top of everything. great service and great tasty food, so accommodating to any menu changes or additions, a great neighborhood gem! I'll be back! :)

OT
Palm Springs
37 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As usual, we went for a late lunch. The miso soup was tasty and it many condiments. The sushi rolls are always amazing.

OT
Palm Springs
37 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good sushi and service. BYOB IS AVAILABLE

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Robatas excellent. Mexican roll fab.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We always have a great time at Shiawase, the staff and the food are excellent. Did I mention its BYOB...we'll be back!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

I made my reserve on (via OpenTable) Saturday April 9th for Saturday the 16th at 8p for 7 people. I went in restaurant the Tuesday before to just make sure we were all set up and the had no idea what I was talking about. I showed her my email and she still said I didnt have one. She ended up just putting me down for one. We show up for our reservation sit down, they ask is to use 9ne of our tables and we said no because it would have literally left 7 people around a four top, so weird that they would even ask us! We had to ask for glasses ,water, fork, plates, soy sauce.....if we would have not gotten up to ask we would have sat there for another 15 mins with no plates to put our food on! When the bill came, the whole thing was chaos! Definitely will not be returning!

V
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice place in the Lakeview area. I had beef teriyaki which was good and remainder of party had several types of sushi, which they liked. Miso soup was a little different than I've usually had but very tasty.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

I bring everyone I know to Shiawase ! They have great sushi plus its BYOB! I am always impressed by how fresh the fish is.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We go here a lot... It's our favorite byob sushi

OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2015
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

We went during Market Days so the restaurant was meant to be very busy. Unfortunately they were short of staff and the service was very slow. Sushi was really good.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We used to frequent this spot when it was kanok. They just reopened after a remodel - unsure if it's new owners or just an update. I like the new layout and the service was great. We had a few maki rolls and were impressed. They did a classic spicy tuna great and the specialty rolls were inventive and tasty.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Maybe a little more BYOB advertising, didn't know until we arrived. Thank the heavens there's a treasure island with a nice selection of wines.