SUSHI-SAN

4.8
470 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
From the team behind RAMEN-SAN, SUSHI-SAN serves up fresh fish with fresher beats. With crispy
handrolls, bincho-tan roasted meats and ice-cold beer; this is not your typical sushi joint. Come in and see for yourself.
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic!! We sat at bar though having a reservation. Amit and Darrell you should be proud. Great job!!!

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L
Chicago
107 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, attentive wait staff and a restaurant not to be missed!

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SC
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, music and service.

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JH
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best sushi I have eaten. Get the spicy tuna and tempura prawn rolls if you want an Early trip to heaven

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OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Everything was just ok

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a
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely delicious! Had the express lunch which came with miso soup and a side salad along with a bento version of lunch. I chose the spicy octopus tako taco (3 mini tacos made of battered and fried seaweed wrap and filled with octopus salad--not spicy but so good). I also selected the Vietnamese pork rice bowl. All items were outstanding and served with a smile. The waiter explained the menu and the options since we were unfamiliar with some items (TUNA TRIO: AKAMI, CHUTORO, OTORO which are types of tuna cuts) very patiently. A wonderful experience and Ramen-San folks hit it out of the park again!

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JS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome food, great service and reasonably priced

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Sushi-San is an incredibly lively and hip sushi/robata restaurant with excellent cuts of fish and a good Japanese beer and sake selection.

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HA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

The quality of the sushi was outstanding, but the price was according. Waiter was very agressively 'upselling' us, pushing the highest priced food and beverage items. Also, the hiphop/rap music was not exactly soothing...

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KL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Japanese restaurant with reasonable prices in US! I’m not exaggerating!

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DB
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great spot. Very fun and willing to accommodate

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RG
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and cocktails were amazing and the ambiance was so fun. It’s a unique sushi experience for sure and a birthday dinner I will remember.

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SR
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

My friends said the sushi was wonderful. I did eat a few maki rolls and they were good. The OpenTable reservation app was so easy and we were taken directly to our table - no waiting. Great experience but I thought the music was a bit loud and made conversation at our table difficult.

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T
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

This was my second visit and I was really disappointed. We ordered the nights specual ‘Fire’ roll, a spicy tuna and an eel roll. The Fire roll did not have much flavor and was meh. The eel and the tuna rolls were good but nothing special. This price is too high for 5 pieces. Also it was strange that my dining partner only described his rolls as way to salty (did not use soy). I am hesitant to recommend or to come back for a third visit.

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s
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed our dining experience; great variety of sushi and hot food.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Inconsistent on the food quality and taste. Last visit two weeks ago was phenomenal. Today was below par!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I wish they made it more clear what the vegan options are

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Music was a little too loud but outstanding experience at the bar for our anniversary!

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EF
Chicago
82 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rave Reviews continue from everyone who joins me here for dinner. Incentive cuisine, great service and all else you need for a special dining experience.

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AB
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun trendy ambience, modern decor, and tasty food! Service was great, the Manager came by a few times to ensure that we were having a good experience.

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M
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting our daughter in Chicago. Ate here at the recommendation of a good friend - the food editor for Restaurant Business. (She KNOWS good sushi.) We were not disappointed...ended up eating here twice in four-day period. (Plus one time at its almost twin - RamenSan.) Will go again. And again. And Again.

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Z
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great taste & great options for sushi & grill dishes.
service was spot on.
loved the old-school hip hop playing

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m
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sushi San is one of the best restaurants for a night out. They have fun hip hop music playing, their waiters are extremely helpful/friendly/knowledgeable, and the food is delicious. I did a sake bomb Saturday for the first time in 7 years and it was surprisingly fun (and the drink was still high quality). Would highly recommend for date night, friends night out, etc.

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AH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

The service was very good and the staff was very friendly but the sushi wasn't that great. It was a bit fishy and not that great. I would't go back again as the sushi isn't that great.

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t
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, good energy and awesome service. Cool little spot.

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S
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time I have been to Sushi-San and I loved it. They have such fresh sushi. The beef n' bop rice bowl and the Japanese eggplant tempura were to die for. Very relaxed environment too.

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TO
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place we did a little searching for sushi and found Sushi San great place glad we went.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Literally fabulous. Everything from the food to the service.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, always a favorite of ours!

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HS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing sushi and rice bowls at a (semi) affordable price. Awesome music and attentive wait staff

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BF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect sushi experience for me. Sat at the bar and got two watch the two sushi chefs prep and converse over my order, the D-Lux Nigiri (12 pc). The bartender prepared one of the best old fashioned's I've ever had which paired perfectly throughout my meal. The impeccable service matched the precision and care that was evident when the nigiri was presented to me.

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b
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very load. Felt as if I had to scream to talk to person across the table

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t
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lunch specials are wonderful. Easy to pick items of the highest quality!

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m
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot. Excellent food. Fun vibe!

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k
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amarit, Darryl, Ryan, Jared and their team are awesome. Fun ambiance, great food and always fantastic hospitality!
Awesome service by: Griffin, Kara, Ellie and Chris!
Favorite Dishes: Tako Taco (Nigiri bomb), salmon and akami sashimi, roasted king crab sizzling rice, spicy tuna aburi, shrimp tempura roll, nama chocolate (delicious!), Asahi beer (in a cold mug!), eggplant tempura, Zuke salmon, spicy tuna maki
Good for: Date Night, Cocktails, Happy Hour, Guys Night, Work Meal, Fun, Hot Spot

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f
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a late dinner last night.
Octopus tacos (very tiny but delicious), spicy tuna rolland vietnamese pork. Everything was really good, and the waiters super nice. Will go back

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite sushi restaurants in Chicago. Aside from sushi they have a lot of Japanese dishes that are quite delicious. Service is consistently good and welcoming.

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LR
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute fav! Everything about this place is a vibe. Highly recommend

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OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all around! The manager greeted us and what a personality on him. So much fun and wonderful knowledgeable about the drinks and menu.
We ordered apps and moved onto dinner. SO fresh and tasty! Our server was just as wonderful and charming.
Our experience was so delightful, we will return again.
Thank you for such a great evening!

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DC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food. Good music and good drinks. I think slightly over priced

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