SUSHI-SAN

4.8
616 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
Serving up the best sushi in Chicago, made-to-order hand rolls and binchotan roasted meats, made with the freshest ingredients we can find, all with a side of old-school hip-hop and ice-cold beer. Join us for lunch, dinner and late-night eats. Be sure to check out our omakase every Thursday – Saturday at the sushi counter.
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OT
1 review
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Awesome experience! I recommend the spicy tuna roll and the umami scallop as it left us wanting more. Service was great & ambience was felt chill but upscale

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

It was excellent. I will come back for more. The food was excellent.

AW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the creative and fun sushi and other dishes here. Great drinks and service was excellent. Recommend the aburi sushi and hand rolls for value and fun - aburi is crispy warm rice crust with warm toppings. Also loved the no rice sushi in cucumber with shredded daikon. Fun environment with rap playing. Have a sake bomber and enjoy the vibe!

JJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with a big group and we all LOVED it. The sushi is fantastic but don’t limit yourself. Get some of everything on the menu and share. I usually don’t like tempura but has some and it was AMAZING!

MX
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The rolls were amazing. Surprisingly bursting with flavor. I had a California like roll with crab meat (off the menu). The crab was very succulent. Tempura shrimp was an explosion of flavors.

Had sake with my lunch (recommendation provided by the server), it was good.

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

Good fish, great mezcal/cognac drink, loved dessert, and quick/attentive server.

GR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible dishes and unique appetizers in a cool edgy atmosphere. Great for catching up with friends, dates and other intimate special events! Make sure to grab a sticker on your way out!

j
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best sushi in Chicago -- would be even better than a lot of sushi in Japan if there were some way to retain the 'korikori' texture of the white fish. For two: Split the D-Luxe Nigiri 12 Pcs (they will give you two each of six things) and supplement with appetizers, drinks, and desserts. I recommend the Japanese eggplant tempura, Asahi draft, and their ice cream.

JP
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual
Service is superb. Maggie took great care of us. Our son has fatal food allergies (dairy, nuts, eggs) and we do not dine out much. Sushi San always takes great caution to accommodate us which is why we always come back.
Best sushi in Chicago by far!
Thanks to the entire staff

CE
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was quite good though pricey for what you get. The restaurant is very loud and wooden bench seating is terribly uncomfortable. Unless you're a fast food/self-serve restaurant I don't know why you'd subject customers to such torture unless you're just looking to turn tables quickly.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our server was amazing and helped us order perfectly!

LJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greatest sushi so far in Chicago after trying many! And the service was beyond!

MB
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing except having to wait even though we had a reservation. I will definitely be returning 🙌🏻

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Terrible, sad sushi. The nigiri didn’t stick together like it should. The rolls were mediocre at best for the price. Would’ve rather got sushi from Walmart in Waukegan.

T
Boise
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were outstanding. Will definitely go back.

YR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Service, Food, DRINKS and the atmosphere was lively and fun

S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent!

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E
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Food was fantastic. Fun spot for a group or even as a couple.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved everything! Thank you!

G
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The Express Lunch is a great deal: 4 little courses, lots of variety. Decor reminiscent of modern Japan.

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

Loved the music...dishes are among the best in the city.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and quality food. Server made excellent suggestions. We were promptly seated and waited on. Food was remarkable. The restaurant itself was very busy but service didn’t suffer and atmosphere was very comfortable. Highly recommend.

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

Absolutely the best service you can get in a restaurant. I was very impressed and pleased.

Food was also as good as it gets for the price point.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Week sushi to price value

MF
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my girlfriend to use our birthday bucks, amazing food, fast service, almost too fast! We were in and out in under an hour!

FI
Las Vegas
32 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Amazing sushi and the service was top notch. The menu is very deceiving as the description of the contents of the sushi rolls are minimal and don’t describe how amazing they really are.... we didn’t know how much of a treat we were in for!

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall, the food was very tasty with the exception of the Maki. Appetizers, waygu skewers all great but the Maki rolls were very basic and just kind of nothing.

OT
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Laid back, hip atmosphere. Great music, awesome service, incredible food! Loved the music and staff vibes. Will be back when visiting Chicago again and have already recommended

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The sushi was fantastic even though a bit pricey. Good treat yourself place.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ask for Maria

GV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience at Sushi-San. The friendly greeters at the door set the tone for the night. The friendly staff, quick service and delicious food made this a great night. We will definitely be back. Thank you!!

NN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

the food was good, but for that price the service and atmosphere should have been better. It was loud, and we could not hear each other talk. We can hear the table next to us much louder. Also, the chairs are not comfortable. We were thinking of doing Omakase, but once we set down on the wooden stools, we knew we could't stay for more than an hour...

MG
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Fantastic food! Best sushi I’ve had in quite some time

C
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good sushi. Great attentive service

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was subpar for the price and portions. Waiter was nice but the restaurant was very packed and loud. They should also advise patrons in advance that they have $15 valet to avoid $37 parking around the corner.

MJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

First time at Sushi SAN, and was not let down. Atmosphere was fitting for both a casual group to have a good time with good food or a nice date night spot. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu and was able to point out some of the more popular dishes and recommendations. For the location in River North, prices were not over the top, either. With an appetizer and main course MEGA between the two of us, we left comfortably full! Can't wait to come back for another try.

RL
Miami
66 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

afternoon and place was fairly empty but open table had no spots. went 2 hr early from open reservation and no problems seated. ate mega - great presentation andvalue.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Ate here with my son. Very trendy - it was dark and loud. Our server was nothing special. The rolls were bizarre. The nigiri was blah. Expected much more based on the price.

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing and the service is outstanding!

C
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While visiting Chicago I wanted to have some local sushi. This place had excellent reviews, and they are accurate. I was treated very well from the moment I arrived, even though I was a solo diner. All the staff took time to make sure I had what I needed. The food was outstanding - extremely fresh fish served in ways that highlight the best of the variety. I hope to return next time I'm in Chicago.

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