Sunda

4.7
5424 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Asian
Located within Chicago’s bustling River North neighborhood, Sunda pairs New Asian fare with Midwestern hospitality for an award-winning concept. Offering contemporary interpretations of traditional dishes from Japan, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and more, the Michelin-recommended concept from Rockit Ranch Productions has received numerous accolades, including Best New Restaurant and Chicago’s Sexiest Restaurant. Showcasing exceptional cuisine from Executive Chef Jess DeGuzman, mod décor from renowned designer Tony Chi, a chic, yet approachable ambiance and seating for more than 200 guests, Sunda has rapidly become a mainstay on the Chicago dining scene.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Asian, Sushi, Southeast Asian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
Thursday- Friday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
Saturday: 4:00pm-12am
Sunday: 4:00pm-11am
Brunch Saturday and Sunday: 10:30am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(312) 644-0500
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jess DeGuzman
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Catering
Email events@sundachicago.com for Private Party Room information and in-house customized catering options.

PARTY PLATTERS TO-GO:
Order party platters for "pick-up" for your office lunch, event and more.
http://www.sundachicago.com/menu/

For 'full-service" off-premise catering inquiries please email events@sundachicago.com with your request.
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Cross street
LaSalle
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Parking details
Valet parking is available.
Parking lots nearby at the corner of Illinois and LaSalle.
Meter street parking nearby.
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Public transit
#22 Bus, stop at Grand coming from the North. Stop at Hubbard if coming from the South. Walk a ½ block west.
#36 Bus, stop at Illinois coming from either direction, then walk 1 ½ block west.
Red line train Grand Stop then walk one block north to Illinois
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Entertainment
Rockit Ranch Productions can book your entertainment for your private party needs. No live entertainment is offered in non-private areas.
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Special events & promotions
SUNDA BRUNCH: 10 AM - Weekends!
Saturday & Sunday Brunch features a special brunch menu with new items as well as Sunda Signature favorites, a gourmet “build your own” bloody mary bar, asian-inspired Mimosa-Kits and more! Brunch services from 10am – 3pm on Saturday and 10am – 4pm on Sundays.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Credit Card is required to secure this reservation. There will be a cancellation fee of $50 per person if the cancellation is within 24 hrs of the reservation date.

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What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.5

Does eating at Sunda feel like eating in the club? Yes, but you don't have to love the ChampagnePapi lifestyle to love this restaurant.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 5424 People Are Saying
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Chicago
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I enjoyed the food. Brussels sprout salad and pork belly were great. The service was okay, and I didn’t really love the vibe of the place, but that’s just me.

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A
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunda is an absolute gem. Although it's been my favorite Asian fusion/Sushi restaurant in Chicago for the past couple years, they've really been kicking it up a notch lately in regards to diversifying their menu, and creating a wonderful, welcoming ambiance. The creativity is astounding. I highly recommend any Chicago native or tourist to check this place out. You won't be disappointed!

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CJ
Sweden
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We will definitely be back, our server Kimberly was awesome.. love their food!

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AM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Sadly, the poor service of our holiday luncheon over shadowed everything about the experience. It took over 20 minutes for anyone to even recognize that we were even seated. We had to wave down the staff to order a drink and get water. Once we we placed a drink order, it took 25 minutes for us to receive our drinks. Mind you, the restaurant was only 1/3 full, as we came for a late lunch at 1:30, and the table next to us, who sat down AFTER we did, we watched having waiters faun over them, drinks delivered quickly, water refills, etc. Maybe because they had suits on and looked important? I run a company and for our holiday celebration I treated my staff to a morning of massages and then a yoga/meditation class, so we were not dressed as professionally. Our next stop, after feeling very relaxed and "zen" was Sunda and soon our relaxed state turned to anger and disappointment. There were (6) of us at our gathering and it was as if we were invisible. After 1 hour and 45 minutes, we had not even received our lunch or a 2nd round of drinks and sadly, my staff had to leave. I was left waiting for the bill by myself and just so regretting having booked our holiday luncheon at Sunda as I felt it was completely ruined. I will never go back here again.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great energy!

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g
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great place for. A group celebration . Food was wonderful

Janes was a great and attentive server

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IT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Such delicious food! Great vegan options--staff is super accommodating to dietary restrictions. It's also one of the most efficient restaurants I've ever been to. Super quick and responsive service. It's definitely loud and energetic so may not be everyone's vibe but I personally loved it! Delicious cocktails too!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have always been Sunda fans. A few years ago we went plant based. I recently discovered they have a Vegan menu, so we went for our anniversary. It was excellent, can’t wait to go bank. If your vegan/plant based give it a try, or if your looking for an upscale place that can accommodate vegan friends, go to Sunda.

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New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience as always. Definitely one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Extremely disappointing. Food is average. Definitely not worth the money. I had high expectations of this place due to reviews, but honestly not great. Service was even worse. I asked if they could charge me $4 extra tip and get me some cash as I was missing $4 cash for their valet. Manager said that they are a third party so I had to talk to them and see what they could do for me. After spending $200 at their restaurant, this is what I get for asking a $4 favor. I would have never done that to a customer. Poor poor management service.

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great for large groups. We tried a bit of everything.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Came here for my birthday with friends and our server forgot our main dish (my cousin and I are vegetarian). Everyone finished eating (we ordered quite a few dishes for the non-vegetarians) and we still didn’t have our dish. We mentioned it to our server and he forgot to place the order and there was no point in ordering anything since everyone was done eating. Unfortunately we only had the edamame and Brussel sprout salad for dinner which didn’t fill us up. Usually we’ve had great experiences but the server didn’t seem too bothered by missing our main dish which was quite disappointing.

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NF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The crunchy Brussels sprouts salad was good, the wasabi aioli on the panda roll was too strong so it wasn't very tasty and the oxtail pot stickers were a little weird. The service was average. Given that it is a shared menu, they really should have been changing our plate all throughout our meal but we kept the same plate the entire time. I like the ambiance, so I would go again to try other dishes.

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ER
Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was great. Cocktail service was slow.... Noisy. When we came in, they seated two other parties that arrived after us before seating us.

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k
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 7 people and they were very accommodating. The food was wonderful, the drinks were tasty, and the service was great. This place is VERY pricey, but if you choose the right things (brussel sprout salad) it's totally worth it!

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BT
Northern MI
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The crunchy sushi is wonderful.

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DM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We tried just about everything the waitress recommended and loved it. From the warm Brussel Sprout salad to Oxtail potsticker and then our entrees. Very much enjoyed the food, a bit stingy on the portion size for the price of the meals. Will be back to try the sushi.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A friend from Chicago recommended this place and a Royo if us were visiting for the day, very please with the quality of the food and the atmosphere!

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SM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Daniel was an amazing server. Everything he recommended was fantastic!

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t
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service
Great atmosphere and worth the trip

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C
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything on menu was fantastic. We loved our food! Thank you so much making it special!

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L
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 1

Visited from out of town, and just say the reviews aren’t that close about this restaurant at all!! The service was below anyone’s expectations and the value for the food was not fair what what you actually received.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service!!

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Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food. Noisy environment.

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a
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the high end Chinese dinner at the high energy Sunda. The clientele was very attractive. It is a very high energy restaurant. The food was delicious and the menu very varied. The cocktails were poor. The prices are high . The decor is very attractive. The wait staff were professional and efficient. The location is very good on Illinois Street. I recommend Sunda

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LS
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been wanting to try this restaurant for some time, and was NOT disappointed. Can't wait to return :)

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A
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere. Great food. Variety menu. Would go again. Miso black cod superb!

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k
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took a Sunda virgin tonight. Big big hit. We started with the Brussels sprouts and everything went up from there. Btw the Brussels Sprouts are delish! Good fun lots of good food! Always a hit!!!

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c
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific food and service.

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j
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and family style was fun. Thanks again for a great night Sunda!

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SJ
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Sunda has been my favorite place to get sushi in Chicago for two years. However, this time everything was lacking. The sushi took forever and when it came out it was loose, some pieces falling apart and everything was not evenly distributed. Not happy and not sure if I’ll be back. I got the Ridiculous and ice cream was melted in a puddle around it.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great apitizers. Pad thai was decent tho

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P
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent quality and flavor. Looking forward to going back.

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j
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this was our 2nd time to Sunda. we love the scene, the décor of the place. the food is unique and great twist on Asian (Filipino) staples. on of the best parts is the people watching, great place for large parties, but I think what makes this one of Chicago's best restaurants is the twist on the Asian Filipino fusion. Each time we visit our son from California, Sunda is a must

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DB
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was pretty delicious. Has the gambler which was amazing even after struggling to finish my meal when I found the ghost pepper in one of my sushi rolls. Wait staff was not attentive and fairly inexperienced, looked as if they were only present to look pretty. Perhaps better service would come had we not sat in the lounge area. Will have to visit again for my free dessert.

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JT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have eaten at Sunda several times and never disappointed. We took friends who had never been there and had a wonderful evening with wonderful food and drinks! From the drinks to the sushi to the main entrees and sides - all fabulous!

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AL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was absolutely perfect! And the service was excellent.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was AMAZING! Everything we ordered just kept getting better and better. Listen to your server on what they recommend, everything he recommended was delicious. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. Don’t know what took us so long to eat here but we will be back VERY soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oxtail potstickers!!!! So good!!!

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LS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and unique food. Everything was outstanding. Great cocktails too.

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