Shiawase Restaurant

4.5
34 Reviews
$30 and under
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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night great food great service

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vipAlexism
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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EmilyM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipRyanB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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vipDaniel
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience3

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.

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Emilio
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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SnoringBulldog
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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.

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BethanyJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience2

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.

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vipNYTransplant
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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.

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Katie
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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Mmmgood67
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!

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vipkdundy
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best sushi we have ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience2

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!

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vipJamesD
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2017
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Average food at best

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vipMarco
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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HMS1
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipKrashtest
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipVardaG
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2016
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Just ok - will not return

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vipalpol
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi.

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vipalpol
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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! :)

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vipIpourwine
Palm Springs
38 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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vipIpourwine
Palm Springs
38 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good sushi and service. BYOB IS AVAILABLE

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Robatas excellent. Mexican roll fab.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2016
Overall2food2service1ambience2

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!

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vipVonchor
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2016
Overall5food5service3ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2015
Overall3food4service2ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2015
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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.

FAQs

Shiawase Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Postmates. Shiawase Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 883-8888.

Shiawase Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 34 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.