Blufish Sushi Robata

4.8
374 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
Not only are we committed to using the finest and freshest of ingredients,
we are devoted in providing outstanding customer service.

Our aim is to passionately serve a memory.

Memories of happiness with friends and family gathered around a dinner table, memories of new and exquisite flavors,
memories of wonder and satisfaction in a single glass of wine,
and memories of joy and inspiration through the art of Japanese cuisine.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday Lunch: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
*Last Seating is at 2:15pm*

Monday - Thursday Dinner: 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
*Last Seating is at 9:15pm*

Friday & Saturday: 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
*Last Seating is at 10:15pm*

Sunday: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
*Last Seating is at 9:15pm*
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Phone number
(847) 549-3620
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Min Kim
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Cross street
Town line Road
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Special events & promotions
Social Hour is Monday through Friday from 5pm to 6pm!
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 374 People Are Saying
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Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! Great sushi restaurant! Elegant atmosphere and amazingly delicious seafood! Sashimi plate is the best!!! And special sushi and maki creations with a black rice is awesome! Everything fresh and test just amazing! Love it!

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JH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was slow.
Food great as always.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Our favorite restaurant!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great for a date

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful and fresh variety!

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SE
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The sushi was really good, as was the service. It was LOUD in there, so it was hard to hear our conversation at times. It got quieter as the restaurant emptied out. The service was good but they did not refill our water glass towards the end of night. They closed at 10:30 and it seemed like the staff was ready to go. I would go back, though!

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PM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great evening with friends, food and conversation. We will definitely go back and back.

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PN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Good meal. My 7 year old gobbled up all sushi put in front of him!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food..
Always consistent

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about Blufish -Vernon hills is AMAZING!!! From their delicious food, to the great atmosphere and the above and beyond staff! My husband and I go in regularly and we have a few waiters that know us and remember us every time! We will always choose blufish over any place for sushi!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My only issue was the lack of gluten free choices- not even gluten free soy sauce was offered which I have had no trouble getting at several other sushi restaurants.

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DC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my second time and it’s never a disappointment. I love it here.

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J
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Our waitress was very helpful in making choices from the large selection of sushi rolls and hot entrees. Fabulous drink recommendations. Loved it! Warm and friendly staff.

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J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous sushi and great service. Great attention to detail. Presentation of food is unusual and pleasing to the eye.

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food as always. Great service and friendly atmosphere.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best sushi in the Vernon Hills, Libertyville, Lake Forest area. It’s always good. My go to place.

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NS
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant. I am so glad it is in n my town. I meet friends from all over there. It is a great place to bring guests.

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. We had a wonderful time, as always, and the food was amazing.

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NS
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Although they raised the lunch special prices by $1.00 (It needs to be updated on your Open Table sure), it is definitely worth it! I always bring food home. Absolutely delicious!

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N
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always a pleasant way to spend an evening. We always eat the same things, but the quality is what impresses us. Actually I tried beef this time and it was good. I wouldn’t have put lemon in the sauce but helas! At least it was something new. I love the vegetable gyoza, miso soup and the o’toro sashimi.

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B
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a great evening with great food
Love the sushi and fish

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WL
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing sushi and salads. The ambiance is really nice!

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L
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual Blufish delivers another excellent experience. We loved Bluefish from its opening and we are just as impressed now! Love Blufish and would highly recommend it even if you are not a sushi eater!

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G
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sushi! Love that they offer two sizes in the rolls so you can try more of a variety.

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S
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi in the burbs! Very reasonable prices. Lunch specials and happy hour deals are great!

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KF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Great food and service. We go every Friday.

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S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very good experience. Staff was nice and food was good.

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SF
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very, very nice!

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S
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In a strip mall but the second you walk in it has real hip ambiance. Fresh sushi and interesting menu! Only wish they had a location closer east!

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D
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I have never been there on a Saturday night and service had always been excellent. Saturday night was busy and service wasn't just bad, it was awful. The server was pleasant when he showed up, but we had long waits, and someone else offered to bring us dessert, then the check before we were done ordering sushi. They also need to ask about whether or not we want straws...they really overuse instead of making an effort to cut down. That said, we will go back because the food is good...just not on a Saturday.

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M
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi in the area! We will go back again and again.

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KS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place! Will definitely return

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p
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

wonderfully fresh sushi, extensive menu, well appointed restaurant. draft Japanese beer.full bar.
My fave is the chirashi ...best I have had anywhere.
The Glenview location (not on Open Table for somr reason) is just as good in all regards, but probably busier.

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LH
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Something for everyone! Reliable highlight is Bibimbop with beef -- the serving dish is great as it develops a crust as you eat. Server Michelle was perfect in attitude and pacing.

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KB
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family of 4+1 ate sushi and appetizers. Our server was great, food was beautifully presented and tasted fresh and delicious. Fabulous place for family dining. Highly recommend and one of our favorites!

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OT
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Even though restaurant was not as busy as usual, we felt that waiting staff could be present more often to address our table’s needs. We waited for drinks for a while. Never got a water refills. Busboy rolled his eyes when we asked for no ice in any of our water glasses, since we had kids at our table. Waiter and trainee were very nice, but would disappear for 10-15 minutes, and we had to send kids to track them down and bring to our table. At the end, when the bill was presented, I waited long time for it to be picked up, and our party was leaving, so I ended up bringing it upfront to check out. The tables felt sticky and we felt less special, as the chapsticks were wrapped in paper, rather then previous presentation.

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AP
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time in town visiting Great Lakes Naval Station. The restaurant was highly recommended and did not disappoint! I would love for them to expand to Indy!

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Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food as always was outstanding. Service was good, but we were noticeably rushed. Entrées arrived before we had a chance to finish salads, and there was not a wait for table at the time. Other than that, it was a fine dinner. They just need to slow down and pace service.

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b
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place sizzles! Great food, great service, great selection, great times.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Blufish and we were celebrating our anniversary. I love the look and feel of the place both inside and out. They have nice outdoor seating as well. Service was great and so was the food. The price is a little high for my taste normally but it's comparable to any nice restaurant. I would recommend for a nice occasion.

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