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For 2
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7:00 PM
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Shine

4.7
219 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Sushi
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  • Kid-friendly
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
This Lincoln Park spot offers traditional Chinese and Japanese cuisine including sushi options.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Sushi, Japanese, Chinese
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Hours of operation

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(773) 296-0101
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
N Halsted
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Public transit
CTA Brown Line to Armitage
What 219 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined on February 15, 2018

The table was pretty sticky, service was slow (albeit Valentine's Day, so they were slammed). The edamame shells seemed old and weren't sliding off nicely, kept getting extra shell with every bite. Miso soup was not good, which I don't know if I've ever had bad miso soup until then? Sushi was underwhelming. They charged $15 for a corking fee, which I think they did just because it was Valentine's Day because their menu says no corkage fee Mon-Thurs... I am not sure why sushi places in Chicago can get away with being kind of dirty, have sub-par sushi and slow service and still survive. It's pretty close to home, but I don't forsee myself going back...

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent sushi, attentive staff, and clean upscale interior. Great place for a date.

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

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5.0Dined on September 26, 2017

Sushi is always spot on. Terrific bowls that serve as an alternate meal.

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5.0Dined on September 18, 2017

Fresh and creative. Great sushi.

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4.0Dined on August 31, 2017

Great food and service. Impressed upon the sushi rolls. Incredibly delicious.

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5.0Dined on August 24, 2017

Frequent diner, the food is always great and consistent.

However, they got rid of their valet parking, and it now takes at least 10-15 minutes to find a spot to park, which is so inconvenient, that this will be a negative for us going as frequently.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2017

We just moved to the neighborhood and wanted to try out "SHINE" The service was spectacular- the hostess who seated us as well as the waiter were fantastic and welcoming. We had a table indoors but the wall opened up to the side walk so it was like being outside/ Great ambience and decor. Very light and airy. I had a great signature roll- spicy tuna/avocado/ cream cheese. It was beautifully presented and tasted great! My husband ordered the "morsels" chicken dish was delicious- perfectly cooked bite sized pieces of tender white meat chicken in a delicious, spicy sauce. The brown rice was cooked perfectly. The hot and sour soup was very good- with a slight lemon grass taste that made it fresh and different. The staff made us feel welcomed and we can't wait to visit again.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2017

Great food and service as always! One of my favorite sushi places in the city!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2017

Great food. We love the spring rolls and the sesame chicken.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2017

Really good food and really good service. The same as Rise without the wait

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2017

Great food as always and marvelous service

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2017

Our server went above and beyond!! We brought our 20 month old there and just to accommodate her she brought us more edamame and couldn't have been sweeter. The food was great as always, but they treated us very well.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2017

Everything about this place is wonderful - the food, The ambiance and the service. It's a well kept secret.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2017

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend the Shanghai Noodles.

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2017

Super noisy with very low quality food. I suggest you dine somewhere else.

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4.0Dined on January 29, 2017

Lovely atmosphere with comfortable tables widely spaced, and a relaxed, quite ambience. Friendly service really aiming to please. Delicious fresh food in large portions, nicely seasoned. Many vegetarian options for us. We really enjoyed it and plan to go back.

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2017

My husbands and mine go to place for fresh sushi. Love the ambiance and the service is always great. From the moment you enter the restaurant, you are greeted with a smile and a welcome.

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4.0Dined on January 11, 2017

It's my go-to sushi place. Love it, it's close by and has my favorite roll - the mexican maki.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2016

Great food and friendly service. Price is right and casual.

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4.0Dined on October 3, 2016

Nice food and good waitress. They just forgot to bring out one of our rolls of sushi.

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3.0Dined on September 24, 2016

Didn't have sushi so can't comment on that. One of the dishes we ordered was mediocre at best, the other was interesting and tasty. Typical of Asian restaurants, a poor beer and wine selection.

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3.0Dined on September 11, 2016

We went here on a Sunday night. The restaurant was pretty quiet. One of my friends ordered sushi and there was a hair in it which kinda put a downer on the rest of the meal. Sushi was ok but have had better elsewhere. Entree portions were big.

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5.0Dined on September 3, 2016

Very good all around!

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1.0Dined on August 6, 2016

Restaurant was CLOSED! They had a burst water pipe. It happens. However they never called. Open Table never contacted me. We had theater tickets and everywhere else we went was booked.
FAIL.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2016

I went here for a date on a Wednesday nigh since my significant other is vegetarian it was one of the best places to go to for vegetarian options. I had the sushi and it was fresh and fantastically tasty. My date enjoyed her meal as well as the wine. The service was very attentive and polite from the greeter, server, to the help. The price is fair since it is a Japanese Restaurant. I would go back to this restaurant multiple times. Thank you for the wonderful first experience!

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2016

We've loved this restaurant for many years and it didn't disappoint! Everything was great!

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2016

Shine is one of our favorites . The sushi is always fresh. Delightful!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2016

Excellent as always! Third time here and I love it! Staff is awesome and food is amazing

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2016

Shine has been a neighborhood gem for years. Great sushi and consistent service.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2016

This place is definitely under-rated. It was an excellent find. The sushi and food was amazing. We really enjoyed the soft-shell crab. We also had two specialty rolls. Great place and I will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2016

We ordered the Yuku roll & the Honey roll & it was great.
We also each had two martini's and split edamame, & our total was about $50 each, again reasonable pricing.

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2016

The sushi was so good! I recommended the sesame chicken too. The ambiance is perfect for talking. The service is quick too. I really enjoyed it.

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4.0Dined on February 4, 2016

We like to come here for sushi and other cooked Asian entrees. The food is always good and the service is spot on. The restaurant is always clean.
Great place to bring friends and family.

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5.0Dined on October 19, 2015

Always good, both the Japanese and Chinese menu.
Excellent service.

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2015

The specialty rolls here are amazing and huge. The staff is so nice and made sure we were completely happy for our entire dinner. Will become a regular dinner stop for us.

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5.0Dined on August 21, 2015

Great dinner. Great favors. Excellent service a must try

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3.0Dined on April 30, 2015

Shine has good sushi and the ambiance is a step above what you find in most sushi restaurants in the area.

Service can be hit or miss, but the food is consistently well prepared.

This is a good go to for an easy week night meal

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2015

My review title is clever... :)
But in all seriousness, Shine was a great sushi restaurant. I have been to their sister location, 'Rise', which also provides a great dining experience. I recommend both of these restaurants for casual dinners or even a solid date spot

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2015

Shine is one of my favorite neighborhood sushi spots. Nothing that will blow your mind, but the fish is fresh and I like that they also over a variety of Asian entrees for those who don't love sushi!

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