Chicago Sushi Restaurants
Among the best restaurants in Chicago are some amazing Asian restaurants featuring authentic Japanese sushi rolls. When you think of the Windy City, it’s not known for its sushi, but some Japanese cafes in Chicago are turning out the city’s best sushi. Here are a few of the hidden gems I’ve found over the past few months on my quest for great sushi.
Top on my list of Chicago’s sushi restaurants is Toro, nestled in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, this cozy sushi joint is a BYOB and offers amazing sushi, like their salmon nigiri and is a fantastic place not just for their sushi rolls, but for fans of all Japanese cuisine. Their menu also carries house specials and cooked Japanese dishes. With long wait times, it’s best to come early and get on their waiting list. Rated as one of the best restaurants in Chicago for their sushi, they’ve well earned their reputation.
Another great choice for dinner in Chicago, Japonais offers four separate dining areas, from the red and gold swathed Red Dining Room, to a seasonal cabana-style Riverwalk Café seving diners al fresco. As well known for their signature martini as for their sushi rolls, a tour of Chicago’s sushi restaurants would not be complete with stopping at Japonais. Its chic décor and distinctive dining areas make this spacious eatery a must among sushi lovers.
For amazing Japanese sushi food, a trip to Chicago suburb, Oak Park, is in order. This Asian restaurant is serving up sushi rolls with generous portions, creative sauces, and their presentation is simply beautiful. As the Japanese believe you eat with your eyes as much as your taste buds, this comes as no surprise. Though known for being the best sushi in town, you must try their creamy Japanese pumpkin soup served with a generous portion of tender crab meat. When talking about Chicago sushi joints, no mention is complete without coming to Sen Sushi Bar.
Any trip to a sushi café in Chicago can be an amazing experience, just beware of the long wait times and allow yourself plenty of time. Many places are BYOB, so while waiting, grab a bottle of your favorite Japanese wine or beer and get ready to enjoy some of the best dining in all of Chicago. Dinner in Chicago is always a great time, but to find the best sushi in the city – that’s a personal quest.