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Wildfish - Deerfield

112 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups

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Wild Fish in Deerfield, Illinois is a modern Japanese restaurant that specializes in serving contemporary sushi creations. The restaurant features a casual dining atmosphere with a lounge and full service bar.

Wild Fish in Deerfield serves dinner nightly and features an extensive menu offering of sushi bar appetizers, kitchen appetizers, salads, nigari, sushi, sashimi, maki and specialty maki. Specialty rolls featured at Wild Fish in Deerfield include crunchy muffy roll, which is shrimp tempura, tempura crunch and cream cheese baked with mozzarella cheese melted on top, vegetarian roll and smoky bear roll, which consists of seared smoked salmon over cream cheese.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Sushi, Japanese
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(847) 317-9453
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Hide Sekimoto
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Private party facilities
A modern space with traditional touches featuring ceiling-high bamboo and private wood-accented booths with vibrant colors of red, gold, and green
to give a contemporary tropical vibe.
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Private party contact
James Oh: (847) 317-9453
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Cross street
Waukegan and Deerfield rd.
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Parking details
Free parking lot
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 112 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.8  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJill (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on April 16, 2016

We loved the food and the service! The decor is fun and inviting too!

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on April 15, 2016

We have enjoyed Wild Fish for ten years. It is (was) an awesome restaurant with food and a staff to match. We will miss this establishment as it closed 16 April 2016. Really sad...huge loss.
Jay and Pam

Frattylij2 (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on March 25, 2016

I loved this restaurant! The sushi menu provided so much variety. Our waiter offered so much helpful suggestions and we enjoyed each one of them. More than sushi is on the menu, but we did not try anything; dining instead only on salads, sushi appetizers and dinner. Dessert was delicious as well.

vipcoach2020 (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on March 13, 2016

Good sushi applied in interesting ways. Fish portion is skimpy by comparison to other suburban sushi restaurants

JLusa (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 27, 2016

Great sushi place. Loved the food and service. Wil be back.

vipEverydaydine (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 23, 2016

Great food great atmosphere great staff. Always fresh sushi!

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 6, 2016

Food was acceptable, not great. A bit steep in terms of price. The service could be improved. We had to wait a while to get the check and boxes. The music was a bit loud as well. Not a bad experience per se, but things could easily be much better.

vipAlex (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 2, 2016

My wife and I went there on a recommendation and it was worth it. We enjoyed it very much! Staff works hard and food tasted great! We'll come back!

vipSimpletaste (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2015

Friendly hostess and service staff. Food was great for moderate price. Sushi was tasty. All six people in my party liked it

vipsushilover (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2015

It was my first time at this Wildfish, my daughter and I enjoyed the atmosphere, the sushi was fresh and delicious (I recommend getting the black rice with your sushi, its worth it) and the service was fantastic, I will definitely be going back here!

Dan567 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 11, 2015

While located in a upscale strip mall area, in Deerfield, don't let this GEM get away!! Vibrant during the day and low-key, subdued during the night. The food is very good and hot. Love the bar and sushi area. Definitely good location for a date night.

Marko (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 14, 2015

I tried their Bento box which gave a diverse selection of food. The tempura was light and not oily, sea bass was moist and delicious. The spicy tuna rolls were spicy and perfectly formed. I liked the service and ambience of the restaurant.

vipJaclyn (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on November 7, 2015

The sushi we got tasted like lighter fluid, and our waiter was below average. Not good service

BreadandButter (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on November 3, 2015

Great restaurant however they did not have my reservation from Open Table. Thankfully they had a table available.

Foodle (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on September 11, 2015

We were six for dinner and most of the food was very good. However, the chicken is the Bento Box was way overdone and really ruined that entree. My udon was excellent

vipmikey (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on August 22, 2015

Great sushi, terrific sake list, interesting combinations of foods, beyond the normal for modern Japanese restaurants

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on August 15, 2015

We arrived early and were seated right away. They may have been short-staffed the Saturday night that we were there, because the waitress looked very busy, but it took a very long time for our food and drink to arrive.

vipFisher4 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on August 15, 2015

We are big sushi eaters and this restaurant has a great selection. Nver tried the cooked food but may do so at some point.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on July 4, 2015

The food was great. You got to try the spicy mini lobster roll.

vipbarry (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on June 5, 2015

I have been to this restaurant a number of times over the years. The menu is extensive. However the service always seems to be lacking. If it were not for the entertainment from 8-10 I probably would not have gone. The Sushi quality is good. The service is not. The price is a bit high as compared to other Sushi restaurants. But this is Deerfield so they can get away with it. One of the people in my party asked for a beverage which never showed up. It was not on the bill. They automatically add 20% tip for a party of 6 or more so they get the tip whether or not they do their job.

vipSelf (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on March 27, 2015

i was disappointed in the food. Lobester was old tasting.

vipGroovyTraveller (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on March 21, 2015

We had two outstanding dishes-Korean BBQ and Dragon Roll. Service was smooth and efficient. We'll be back again.

vipWanger (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on February 27, 2015

Slowest service I have ever experienced. Sake came out only warm and tasted awful. Waitress was never around. Acted as if they didn't care less. Stuffed mushroom came out only warm with no fork. Sashimi was tough and seemed that it was days old.

Won't ever be back nor recommend to anyone else.

Joasia75 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 27, 2015

Every time we go there we have great dinner and amazing time !

Dinamo (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2015

This place is very nice and unique, located in downtown of Deerfield. Very nice decor, pleasant atmosphere and music. Food is just simply great, a little bit expensive, but going there for the special occasion was fine. We were happy with everything at that restaurant!

Chesley (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 4, 2015

Group of 4 who were the first arrivals on a Wednesday evening. Took a ridiculous amount of time to get our drinks (beer and wine, so no excuse of cocktails that require effort to produce), also second round of drinks that we were forced to order because there was no sign of our food or update on why it was taking so long. When the food finally arrived it was good, but the service has to drastically improve.

vipCaptain (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on February 2, 2015

We were not impressed at all with the food. Some cuts of my maki did not even have fish in them. Just plain rice. Service was bad, too. She would let us sit for 15 mins. No smile at all. Never going back.

SueJ (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 30, 2015

We had a reservation, but when we arrived, we still had to wait. The hostess seemed confused and flustered, so it took awhile before we were seated. Once at the table, we waited about 25 minutes before anyone came to take even a drink order, and that only happened because we stopped someone and asked them to find our server. The other hostess did come by more than once to apologize and did bring us complimentary edamame, which was nice. The food was good. I had tilapia which was very tasty. The only downer was that my friend's steak was overdone. The restaurant is very lovely and nicely decorated. Prices are reasonable. I would go back, but just be aware of slow service.

vipGtatlas (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on January 19, 2015

Local restaurant. Used to be good. Took two hours to get our sushi on a slow Monday night with no apology or offering. Food order was messed up and was just average. Way better sushi places if you drive even five more minutes. Will not be back.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 3, 2015

I have been to Wildfish many times because of the delicious food. The service has never been great but unfortunately it was very bad this time. We were charged for sides of sauces without being told & overall unattended to. Eventually we walked up to the front counter to pay the bill because it took so long for our waitress to get back to us. We will not be coming back.