Tanoshii - West Loop

4.6
428 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Outdoor seating is first come first serve.

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 blue fin tuna served with a chive sauce, avocado and truffle honey. It really doesn’t matter what meal you enjoy at Tanoshii - just know it will be delightful.

We have no affiliation with any other Tanoshii and Sushi Mike

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 428 people are saying
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Brittany
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My now husband and I went here after our small wedding on November 14th to enjoy our first 'date night' together as husband and wife. We did the Omakase, which I would highly recommend, which was a chef's choice meal. We are adventurous eaters, but I am allergic to eel and they more than complied. The fish was fresh, the appetizers prepared and explained and they never once implied us leaving, after we sat there for a littttle too long. Our server brought out sake she thought we would enjoy, made recommendations on sashimi and nigiri and was just so attentive and personable. In regards to COVID, they have these little mini-huts outside with heaters and a door. We will absolutely be back, this was the best sushi I have had in awhile.

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BellaF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Try the Chef's special rolls - they are to die for! Some of the most innovative rolls I've ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Was recommended by a friend. Just a horrible dining experience over all. Food was “ok” (my wife ordered a la carte and I had the full Omakase), and extremely overrated compared to other area sushi restaurants. Service was deplorable. Everyone around us was frustrated, even watched a couple wait 20 minutes after being seated, unacknowledged, and got up and left (we timed it on our phones out of boredom and entertainment). The owner was walking around completely useless, which seemed to make things worse. I get that every restaurant has their moments where service lapses. This was more than that. There is something inherently wrong with the ownership culture there. Won’t be back. Total waste of $200.

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KimL
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly service! Delicious and fresh-tasting fish! Will definitely need to come here again!

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vipDonD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flavorful & very fresh fish
Special rolls are a must. They are creative, packed with thoughtfully balanced flavors & not heavy on the rice
Service is friendly & attentive

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JoeA
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girlfriend and I went for her birthday to get Sushi here based on it having good reviews. We were a bit skeptical as there’s not as many options on the menu for sushi rolls as typical places we go to.
It was amazing! First, the chef’s rolls option were out of this world, our favorite ever! Secondly, there menu options of the more common rolls you’d see at a typical sushi spot were also good.
Between the wine and chefs rolls, we’ll be coming back a lot more.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was spectacular and the service was fun and friendly

KB
vipKellyB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Sushi chef choice is the best. Never had a roll I didn't like!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Average place average food. Everything was over salty

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Omar007
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Yes, I would recommend this place for dinner. It is a great spot for a date. Sushi was delicious!

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BenD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, good recs from staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down best food in Chicago! Amazing quality and omasake

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vipDreFlair
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and pretty decent ambience inside. You have the option to sit outside on a nice warm day as well. I love that the chef makes special rolls that aren't on the menu

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vipCameronS
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great sushi place on the edge of the West Loop. We chose the omakase option and enjoyed each of the chef's selections. Service was prompt and helpful. All-in-all a really nice evening and we'll definitely be back!

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Rach214
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Road noise was a little unpleasant. Food was excellent. Service was pretty good. She brought our check the minute we set our chopsticks down, which always irks just a little (place was empty and we had half a bottle of wine left).

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Gina
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

A little bit upscale sushi, has a very nice array of live plants, unrelated to sushi. However, overall a little too expensive for sushi that was pretty normal tasting.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the sushi so much we came back the very next day to get it again for takeout. Because we did the chefs choice, we didn’t know exactly what we had previously received. The staff took the time to find our receipt from the previous day and figure out what we ordered. Couldn’t recommend more. 10 stars.

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vipNelly
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Omasake was incredible. Will definitely be going back for it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Terrible sushi, dry rice on roll, small portion of fish, microwaved edamame..

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi we’ve ever had! Well definitely be back!

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vipmurph
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tanoshii was one of the first sushi spots I went to when I moved into the city 5 years ago. As we wine and dine constantly in my field, I have tried many other sushi spots throughout the city and I always wish I was at Tanoshii. Sushi Mike literally has the secret sauce!! If you're looking for a place that covers every roll in spicy mayo to hide their subpar ingredients this place is definitely not for you. Go enjoy that somewhere that is $20 all you can eat of rice. But if you're into fresh, beautiful cuts of fish and shellfish Sushi Mike will surprise you with each roll when you order their Omakase which I cannot recommend enough. Over the years I have shared this spot on date nights, with roommates and other business professionals and they are always complimenting my restaurant choice. Thank you guys for another delicious dinner, until next time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Hi,

This place was amazing for my 25th bday. I was on a 5th a date and the guy was super cool and understanding because I was really tired from bar cargo (decent pizza lots of booze). He made me try salmon and toro. I think I liked it but not forsure yet. Ultimately, I like this place.

Love,

LBG

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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BabatundeO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very attentive and kind. Food was great. Ambience very nice.

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NeilL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Overall disappointing experience especially after what we’ve heard about the Andersonville location. Eel tasted uncommonly fishy, rice was dry, and sake nigiri was tasteless and ice cold. Nice ambience and friendly staff.

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Katamna
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and delicious food! Would definitely recommend for date night!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great staff

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I came here alone for dinner. I took Caylee’s suggestion for the Omakase. I enjoyed two appetizers, a nigiri selection, as well as two half orders of chef picked rolls. Everything tasted extremely fresh. My only issue was that I was still fairly hungry at the end of the meal, wishing that I had brought another person.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has been a long time favorite of mine, and they came back better than ever. It was the first night open, the service was fantastic, sushi was fresh, and environment was calm. One of the best spots for sushi in the city hands down!

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vipAl868686
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi was wonderful. We had the maki omakase which was delicious and we would definitely do again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

The waiter was not attentive and the most we all have ever waited for sushi. We had to ask for essentials like soy sauce, wasabi/ginger, etc. Even trying to get the waiters attention was difficult as he would not look around rven when he was even at the table next to us

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good, the Omakase was great! Not a bad plate the whole night.

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vipLKNYC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate here on a Thursday night, and the place was surprisingly empty, considering the quality. Great, attentive service. Good drinks options, including Japanese whisky that you don't see at other places. The chef's special rolls were fantastic.

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sandra
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tanoshi has the best sushi in the city. Tell the chef what you like - tuna, salmon, crab and he'll make the most delicious and unusual rolls you have ever eaten. The chef's mushroom roll is always available and so spectacular. This is not your normal sushi rolls. The bluefin shashimi appetizer is not to be missed.

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vipMike
Chicago
84 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Sushi was solid, slightly more expensive than others but also less expensive than some. Very above average and close to us

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The waiter spilled a drink all over my suede boots and didn’t really seem to care.
Neither he nor management apologized or checked in on my or my boot.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Overall good food just the aesthetic was not ideal.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal. Wonderful service.

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vipVillagefoodie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Overpriced, unsatisfying and awful.

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NickyR
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Food was good service was excellent!

FAQs

Tanoshii - West Loop offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 207-8894.

Tanoshii - West Loop is rated 4.6 stars by 428 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.