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Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar, Chicago, IL

Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar

4.8
4.8
2027 Reviews
$31 to $50
Sushi
Where the quality and simplicity of Japanese cuisine meets the bustling energy of a downtown essential. Fresh, high-quality fish, marinated meat and veggies off the Robata grill and an inventive assortment of cocktails create a playful juxtaposition of Japanese and American culinary styles. It’s a true riff on the expected and traditional.

Ranked by The Michelin Guide as one of the 9 best Japanese restaurants in Chicago, Union combines the tempered art of Japanese dining with a fresh, colorful and urban vibe. Union ups the ante on Japanese dining with its high-energy beat, creativity and playful approach to Japanese-influenced cuisine from one of Chicago's best know sushi chef's Mike Ham "Sushi Mike"

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 32 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sun 4:30 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 662-4888

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Mike Ham

  • Catering

    Enjoy a Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar experience anywhere with our creative catering solutions that will add something special to your event. From our beautiful trays of maki and nigiri, to unique items from our robata grill, we’re happy to customize any menu and offer free delivery for all catering orders. Visit us online at www.eatatunion.com

  • Private party facilities

    Union offers a number of private and semi-private dining options; as well as a variety of customized food and beverage packages.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (312) 662-4888

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Cross street

    Franklin and Erie

  • Parking details

    There is plenty of street parking available during all business hours.

  • Public transit

    Purple and Brown Line EL stop on Chicago and Franklin. Number 11 CTA Bus stop on Orleans/Erie and Wells/Huron.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Half Off Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM,Tue - Sat - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Enjoy our delicious happy hour menu featuring 50% off our our classic sushi rolls, select kitchen + robata grill items, and a variety of sake and classic cocktails. Available everyday from 4:30pm to 6pm.

Popular dishes

What 2,027 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Sushi

  • Chicago

    Sushi

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  1. NG

    NicoleG

    Houston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed it all and would recommend it to others.
  2. SM

    ScottM

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, exceptional service, mind-blowing saki! If I was told my last supper was this evening, Union Sushi would be my choice!
  3. LM

    LisaM

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    Food was great but service was terrible- food came out at odd times and we had to remind the waitress of some of our orders several times; it was impossible to get drinks and when she did come, drinks were very slow and sake came after we were already done eating. Really disappointing since the reviews were all so wonderful.
  4. PW

    PhillipW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal while sitting outside. Food was excellent. The pork ribs were tender and gochujang sauce had a nice kick but still delicious. No “fishy” smell to any of the sushi and it all tasted very fresh. The seafood tempura was excellent; the batter was sweet and light and you still got the taste of the seafood (shrimp and scallops). Service was attentive but not overbearing. I thought the prices were reasonable.
  5. TR

    TracyR

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and the service was fantastic. The portions seem a tad small for the price of the sushi pieced. Highly recommend the happy hour!
  6. N

    Nicolina

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great fresh and flavorful sushi, good spicy margaritas, good service and clean bathrooms!
  7. KG

    KatieG

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Went for a weeknight dinner on their patio. The L is on the same corner so it's hardly a quiet spot for dinner, but they have a nice outdoor setup and the food is great. Don't skip the prime skirt steak or the hotate volcano sushi roll - both were amazing! The menu has a nice mix of spicy and non-spicy options, and of sushi and non-sushi options. They also have quite a few vegetarian options (sushi rolls, bbq, miso soup, salad).
  8. SE

    SERGIOM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this Bar! The Good are great and the Service is so Nice! ♥️
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    FOOD IS INCREDIBLE
  10. KS

    KenS

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Food was outstanding and service was spot on. Our server Fai, was attentive and made sure we we well taken care of the moment we sat down until we left. The food is amazing—so many flavors. The truffled tuna was to die for! Highly recommend!!!!!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance was nice! The food, & drinks was good!! And, the customer was amazing! I will definitely go again!
  12. JD

    JillD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Union Sushi! Food was amazing, the special fish was spectacular. I love the combinations, they are very healthy and flavorful! Great service and fun atmosphere. I highly recommend it, no matter what you like to eat, there is something for everyone.
  13. BS

    BrandiS

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent small plates great variety.
  14. KM

    KellyM

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service and food! Somewhat petite portions, but tasty!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lilly the bartender was fantastic!
  16. SS

    SteveS

    Detroit

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic. Service was extremely attentive but she rushed us to the point of being annoying toward end of meal.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made a last minute reservation for this place, and did not disappoint. Food was great, service was fast and our server was knowledgeable and friendly. The dragon roll and hotate volcano were a hit and definitely recommend.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The appetizers and grills are very good, but the sashimi and maki are just okay compared with other food. The service is satisfying. Overall nice dining experience!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Found this gem while attending a conference. Best sushi I’ve ever had! Best Chilean sea bass I’ve ever had! I’ll be back whenever I’m in Chicago!
  21. GW

    GWENN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent selection of really fresh fish. Very creative and yummy.
  22. N

    Normandy

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Union Sushi is even better than it used to be
  23. KM

    KentM

    Austin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Sushi was good and the place is cool................
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sushi is delicious!
  25. SD

    SDF1177

    Atlanta

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good sushi and service. Definitely will make this a regular stop. They should keep dining room a little cleaner but otherwise it’s great.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was excellent.
  27. DK

    DawnK

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love sushi and this is some of the best in the city!
  28. KA

    KenA

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    High-quality sushi, edgy and fun decor, and wonderful staff.
  29. G

    Gourmetgirl

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Service was terrible!
  30. WL

    WalterL

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Muy buena comida, lindo lugar con buen ambiente y buen servicio. Recomendable
  31. EW

    EdwardW

    Chicago

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent dinner at Union Sushi, both their barbeque items and sushi were excellent.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing sushi and drinks
  33. T

    Topchoice

    London

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Some items on half price from 430 to 6. Ask for the menu For that. Kind of impersonal. Drinks were not that special
  34. D

    Deke

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I usually do carry out but the experience in store was great.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Will definitely go back.the food was tasty and fresh, the server was nice and polite and accommodating.everybody was attentive with the food/ dirty dishes/filling up glasses rotation. I actually forgot my sunglasses when leaving and the host was immediate to contact me to let me know . I was very pleased. Thank you!
  36. BC

    BingC

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent meal of a combination of specials and appetizers and sushi. Great and friendly service. 4:30pm is a great time to go!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place for great sushi. So glad they are back
  38. CD

    ChicagoDiners

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Excellent sushi and tempura. The Wagayu short ribs were somewhat disappointing, as the beef was drowned in a sesame sauce. Interesting varied selection of sake. Lively, fun atmosphere and excellent service.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mike is the best!!!!!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had splendid serviceand the food was immaculate!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar using the Order Online button. Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 662-4888.

Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 2027 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 32 times today
Google Map for Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar

230 W Erie Chicago, IL 60654

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Franklin and Erie

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sun 4:30 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is plenty of street parking available during all business hours.

  • Public transit

    Purple and Brown Line EL stop on Chicago and Franklin. Number 11 CTA Bus stop on Orleans/Erie and Wells/Huron.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mike Ham

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 662-4888

  • Catering

    Enjoy a Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar experience anywhere with our creative catering solutions that will add something special to your event. From our beautiful trays of maki and nigiri, to unique items from our robata grill, we’re happy to customize any menu and offer free delivery for all catering orders. Visit us online at www.eatatunion.com

  • Private party facilities

    Union offers a number of private and semi-private dining options; as well as a variety of customized food and beverage packages.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (312) 662-4888

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