UNI SUSHI BISTRO

4.3
27 reviews
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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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4.3based on all time ratings
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3.6
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3.8
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4.2
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

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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AD
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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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L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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DN
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice sushi restaurant!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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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CB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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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S
183 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

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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d
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

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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C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

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

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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M
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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DN
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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DN
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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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OT
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

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CB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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J
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2016
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

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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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2016
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

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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s
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

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

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h
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2014
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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LS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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J
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2014
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

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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S
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2014
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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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CD
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoy eating Sushi here they also have a Robata grill.

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JM
St. Louis
25 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2014
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

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.

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