Tanoshii - West Loop

4.7
352 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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DF
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sushi...go ahead and let them make you a specialty roll. Sparkling rose' is good as well.

DS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, creative Sushi.. amazing wine selection.. cocktails superb.. very chill vibe...

DF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food!

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LK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My favorite sushi place in Chicago. Never disappoints!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Overpriced omakase. Lack of innovative rolls

OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very fun spot where the chef picks the rolls for you. Never had a bad experience and clients love doing the chefs pick

RR
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I never leave reviews. I’ve lived in Chicago for 5 years and tried countless sushi spots. Hands down best Omakase I’ve ever had. Great service, perfect amount of food. Every bite better than the next. Can’t wait to go back

DG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! We did the Omakase dinner where the courses are determined by the chef, which I would highly recommend. Not only were the selections delicious, we also received some off menu options. My only criticism of the entire dinner was that we had several rolls that included truffle oil - they were all good, but 3 different rolls all with truffle oil was a bit much.

SR
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had the full omakase and it was a bunch of food!!! Would have preferred smaller rolls and more variety. Aesthetically, tasty and interesting rolls. I'm always suspicious of ground up fish "paste", and I hate Pollock masking itself as "krab" (for $200 for 2 people, it should be CRAB) but everything tasted good. Loved that they didn't serve soy sauce and saved Americans from drowning delicate fish!!!!!!

EQ
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there with a couple friends. We got the dragon roll and 3 chef special roll which they chef decides what to make. They were all very delicious and we were pleasantly surprised by all the chef specials.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will be back again! Great prices and great fish. I loved the squid and the salmon. The negi hamachi roll was fantastic. And we received a complimentary sliced mango for dessert, which was the most perfectly ripe mango we’ve ever had.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden Gem for sushi in West Loop

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best sushi ever!

AK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
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.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

t
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
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.

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

Surprisingly awesome
Sushi I was floored by the quality

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

I highly recommend just going the Omakase route.

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.

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

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

OT
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!

OT
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.

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

Service was weak. Server would disappear for long intervals.

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.

OT
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.

ES
Philadelphia
3 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.

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!

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

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

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

The sushi was delicious! Loved the Randolph Street!

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!

OT
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...

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.

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

Outstanding Omakase option, great service

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

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.

SO
Chicago
4 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!

OT
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.

OT
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

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

Great food and presentation, highly recommend!

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