UNI SUSHI BISTRO

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$30 and under
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Much more than a sushi bar, UNISUSHI offers a wide selection of authentic Japanese appetizers and entrées, catering to the true Japanese gourmet while adding a twist of Asian flair by using the freshest ingredients from lemongrass to chilli.
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.1
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3.9
service
3.8
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4.1
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Saint
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Came here with my wife for Friday Dinner to get our Sushi fix. Overall the food and service were good. The salmon nigiri was really good, but for some reason, the salmon sushi was a little gooey, which I wasn't a fan of, but we still ate it all. We will more than likely still come back one day, maybe next time get some fresher sushi. Till next time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It's called Uni Sushi but both times we've gone to this place, there has been NO uni... The menu has a good variety of uniquely named rolls but its nothing special for the prices.

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Southside31
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience1

I felt rushed the entire time. Food was decent but service was not customer friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best service I had. The staff went above and beyond and made the whole experience very memorable.

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vipLinnie
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Could not communicate to the waitress, due to language barrier, that we wanted to start over our order after she miscommunication about the availability of a menu item. I feel like that’s a simple thing, and it made me really stressed out and feel bad, because everyone seemed stressed out including her. Food was very good though!! Chirashis were great. Uni shooter should be slightly less sour and uni don seemed overpriced but good

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vipAlanaD
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Always have a good time at the tasty BYOB! I do miss the uni appetizer they used to have but I guess they removed it from the menu. Great for groups and tasty food! Their kitchen items are yummy and the rolls are fresh and inventive! This is our sushi-go-to!

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vipLeslie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome BYOB sushi spot. Casual and quiet with good and fast service.

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vipDateNightDo
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night here is always great. This place is BYOB and they are very accommodating. The rolls are delicious and yelp even has a discount off of certain rolls when you check in.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice sushi restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation via OpenTable as my date and I were in the neighborhood and wanted to try out a new place. When we got to the restaurant, they stated that they can't serve us as its 20 mins before closing. Then why is it an option to book a table????? I understand the inconvenience of dining before closing, so don't allow OpenTable to accept reservations if it's not wanted.

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vipChadB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall good experience, food and service both good. Their Godzilla roll was really good, and their robata skewers were good, too. Good selections besides just sushi, we tried a few different things. Music was a little aggressive / interesting for the space and atmosphere, but not a deterrent. Would definitely go back here.

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vipShopgirl312
Chicago
206 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2017
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We did not enjoy the restaurant and will not be back. Robata items I ordered had a sauce that was not listed on the menu; it was overwhelming and couldn't taste the item due to sauce. Tuna tolls were fine, but rest of food not so good. Quiet place but seems like they get a lot of carry out orders.

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vipdjdebbiedeb
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Great sushi and robata--my favorite place for these. And the edamame with spicy miso paste is tasty. But service was incredibly slow during our visit. We could never find our waitress when we needed her, so we ended up staying much longer than we wanted. There's no host, so there's no one to go to for help other than the sushi bar itself. The staff seemed so busy filling take-out orders, they didn't have time to serve seated customers.

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vipChrista
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The dubstep music was a little aggressive but other than that great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful every single time I've been here. I come here every few months and it's so consistently good with friendly service.

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vipMadonna1
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was very impressed with their sushi, it was fresh and tasty! Great prices and it's BYOB with a great wine/beer store across the street.

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vipDateNightDo
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly table side service.
This is our go to for sushi.
BYOB

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vipDateNightDo
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We opted for a last minute sushi date after a day of shopping in the burbs. We were seated promptly. It is BYOB, so don't forget to bring your spirits (which can be bought right across the street if you forget). Servers check on you even if you aren't their assigned table. Food was beyond great. Fun rolls to choose from and great individual sashimi and sushi pieces. We will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The sushi was tasty. Like other people have written, the service was a bit slow because they were cranking out to-go orders when we were the only people there. I'd probably eat there again, but as takeout.

CB
CharlotteB
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Courteous efficient servers. Hip casual interior. Clean & great ac!!! Food very good. Fresh clean fish. Robato grill also great. Our new go to for sushi!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Uni D.I.Y. was very fun and creative appetizer. The Fire and Bears signature maki were very delicious. Service was the best. Recommended place!!!

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June1824
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2016
Overall1food3service1ambience1

A girlfriend and I got together for dinner the other night and even though we were the only people in the restaurant, we were treated like and inconvience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2016
Overall2food1service3ambience3

It is great that this place has good uni options. Sushi rice was under cooked. I had fresher uni at similar scale of establishment.

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vipsarahbeth413
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2015
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Sushi was excellent-- and cheap too! I will definitely return.

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viphungry14
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2014
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The ambiance of Uni is great, very energetic, fun music- perfect if you are wanting to enjoy BYOB before a night of going out. Not perfect if you're there for fast sushi.

I have visited Uni several times and the sushi chefs seem busy working on your order but are actually filling take-out/delivery orders. You could be at Uni with two other tables and think that your food is coming soon because the chefs are working away but they end up boxing up 60% of what they are making. 1/3 visits have been timely, the rest have consisted of us waiting and waiting.

I chose to recommend Uni to a friend because the atmosphere is fun and the food is good...if you just need a snack before going out or want to enjoy a glass of wine with a side of food.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around - excellent food, wonderful staff! Will definitely be back!

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LoveSushi
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food fast service.Come here ! Do it right now !!!

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Jhosvitesic
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2014
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We sat waiting at a table with our byob wine for over an hour to receive only our miso soup order. There were only 2-3 other small tables at the time and were told there was a computer glitch slowing down our food order. Food was good by the time it came but there are so many other 3 star sushi places in Chicago that offer more good quality food quicker.

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vipScmenjoysfood
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2014
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Uni Sushi is located in the quieter part of Bucktown away from the commercial heavy Damen and Milwaukee stretches. The service is good and as unassuming as its simple storefront location between Wood and Hermitage on North Av. Last dined with a party of 4 and we had an excellent time and were not rushed to leave. The staff allowed us to linger and savor our byob sake and wines all while enjoying our well prepared and tasty food selections. Give Uni a try. Bet you enjoy.

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vipChicagoDiner
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2014
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoy eating Sushi here they also have a Robata grill.

JM
vipJameyM
Indiana
25 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2014
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Food was bad...I mean, the fish was fresh but it was all so tasteless. The cold tofu salad was horrible; no chickpeas, micro greens or avocado. They gave me 3 tasteless chunks of tofu on some iceberg and just a splash of dressing. I did not enjoy the Sox maki. At all. Just didn't "get" it. Then we ordered the soft shell crab maki which I didn't even try but my friend said it was just "eh". And the service was soooooooo sloooooow.
Sorry. Won't be back.

FAQs

UNI SUSHI BISTRO does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. UNI SUSHI BISTRO also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 276-9899.

UNI SUSHI BISTRO is rated 4 stars by 31 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.