Tanoshii - West Loop

4.6
339 reviews
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TANOSHII-(meaning Delightful) is the latest expansion by Chicago Sushi Legend Mike Ham- Known to most as Sushi Mike. Bringing with him a focus on Japanese Cuisine with a farm- to -table style of dining. The Omakase style of dining is unlike anything else in the city, allowing the Chefs to create a coursed meal featuring artistic sushi creations, makimono and handmade sauces. with signature items including seared King crab legs with spicy chile and raspberry glaze, as well as seared blue fin tuna served with avocado and truffle oil sauce. It really doesn't matter what meal you enjoy at Tanoshii - just know it will be delightful.
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AK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sushi was fantastic! Ask the wait staff of options not on the menu.

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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

This is the best sushi in the city. The specialty chef’s choice rolls are amazing. You can 100% trust they will make every bite delicious.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I highly recommend trying the Sushi Mike specialty rolls, they were so good.

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t
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The hamachi Kama was awesome and saved the meal. Very tender and flavorful. The chef sushi was underwhelming and I was not a fan of not being able to specify what I loved or didn’t. And not sure what goes into the pricing. Was surprised our tuna etc sushi was on the higher end of the pricing.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Surprisingly awesome
Sushi I was floored by the quality

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a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I highly recommend just going the Omakase route.

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MJ
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Decided to try this place, glad we did. Not an extensive menu, which for a modern sushi place, is unusual. Usually they are throwing the kitchen sink at you.

Affordable and some creative fun from the chef. We ordered 2 rolls, 1 custom roll, 4 types of sashimi, and 3 drinks and the bill was just over $100. Yay!!!

Would go back, however, the ambiance is not my fav ... did enjoy that it was quiet though.

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c
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good sushi, especially the signature rolls served omakase were excellent.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Hidden gem in west loop. Say no mushrooms bc you don’t want mushroom roll. Only get the mikes chefs rolls and a couple basic rolls. Gyoza was great too!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We tried the Omakase (chef’s choice) meal. It’s always fun to have the chef choose the menu, and the selections were very good. Nice mix of fish varieties and sauces / treatments. Maybe not the best value for money, but solid. Attentive waiter, though sometimes had to wait for him to be within sight / reachable. Very quiet, sat near the front. Seemed a bit more lively in back.

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E
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Service was weak. Server would disappear for long intervals.

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CG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant has a good vibe. Loved the exquisite food and tableware. The sashimis are absolutely amazing! We’ve also tried a chef’s special roll and it was one of the best I’ve had in Chicago.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I had been previously and was blown away. This time was good, but not great.

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ES
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This sushi is ridiculously amazing. It’s not just fish and rice. The chefs artistically construct rolls like you’ve never dreamed of! And very accommodating to food restrictions. We had a truly awesome evening. Can’t recommend enough.

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b
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sushi. Great service. Great neighborhood spot. Can’t go wrong with this place. Hoping to come back often!

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LM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service, will be going back again.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sushi was delicious! Loved the Randolph Street!

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AP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a perfect place to catch up with old friends over some quality sushi and sake. The service was very helpful and the atmosphere was conducive to conversation. Both friends said they'd definitely be back. Thanks!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

İ didn’t feel anything special about that place. Tried Omakase experience. Chef’s choice was pretty ordinary, nothing special: either taste or presentation. Table area is not cozy. Yes,pretty big distance among tables that gives you privacy, but no cozy feeling at all...

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NG
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time enjoying the Omakase offerings. The overall ambiance was perfect for a birthday date night.

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L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding Omakase option, great service

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WL
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

Food was incredible but service was slow and inattentive - had to wave server down for even the most basic requests, he never checked on us after food was served, apps came out after mains, one persons food didn’t come until everyone else was served, bus boy was more helpful than server. But again - specialty roll was absolutely incredible, scallop appetizer was delicious, and fish was fresh

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K
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great experience! Ordered the omakase and it was some of the most flavorful dishes we’ve ever eaten. Service was equally as great. Ambience/restaurant set up is a little lacking... as is the wine list - but overall great experience and we’ll be back.

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SO
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed in the quality of the fish or the incredible Chefs Choice. Amazing staff!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was nice to have a low key place to eat sushi in the neighborhood. The food was fresh and the staff was very friendly even dealing with an allergy. Will definitely frequent this establishment when wanting a great dinner that’s not a production.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We were 15min late to our reservation and they still accommodated us. The butternut squash soup with lobster, scallops and mushroom and hamachi Kama was the best appetizers we ever had. The waiter recommended us to try the Sushi Mikes Special... amazing balanced umami flavors!

Will be returning again in the future

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ER
Cleveland
22 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and presentation, highly recommend!

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Great sushi but not a hip West Loop restaurant if that is what you are looking for. Has the feel of a strip mall sushi joint. Food is very good, but more casual (brighter lights and booth seating) than most West Loop spots.

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HM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

there is a "chef's special" option that is not on this menu or the online menu that is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING they basically make a custom roll for you based on your preferences. I would have tried this place a lot sooner if I had known about that.

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time!

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FT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and delicious/ fantastic sushi! It is expensive, but worth it. The area we were, was very cold though.. I blame the location as it was near the exterior storefront, but I wished it was insulated better because my family had to keep their jackets on. (Our table wasn't next to the storefront system, offset about 5'...) Overall, great sushi (nigiri/sashimi/roll)!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been coming here for quite sometime already and I have to say that the food, service, and drinks are just always on point or beyond my expectations.
If nigiri is your fav, this place would make you walk out with a happy stomach. At Tanoshi, the chef only cut the fish by order for nigiri/sashimi, unlike most high volume sushi places.

I would highly recommended this spot to any high quality sushi lovers.

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We live by this short saying "If it is Prrdictable it is Preventable." To say the least, we can predict great food with Sushi Chef Mike. We can prevent a bad meal by never leaving the best Sushi in Chicago.

Mike our server did a wonderful job. Thank uou for a great Valentine's day, xoxoxo!

Jeff M

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c
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Rolls we're good. Hot dishes were bland and wouldn't recommend.. we

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A
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I didn't think this was the best sushi I've ever had. I wish there was a menu of the special rolls instead of just allowing the chef to decide after telling your preferences. I didn't think my custom roll was that interesting. The noise level allowed good conversation.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The shiitake mushroom roll is heaven.

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was slower but food was great and prices were good! Would totally go back

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, the chef’s choices were delicious

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MS
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

besides the server not taking our order for the first 20 min, everything else was great.

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening - John super helpful. Food outstanding. Really a nice evening.

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