8 Must-Try Chicago Sushi Restaurants

8 Must-Try Chicago Sushi Restaurants

December 23, 2020
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Top 8 Chicago Sushi Restaurants

We know Chicago is known for its famous deep-dish pizza, hot dogs, and Italian beef sandwiches, but how about sushi? Although Chicago isn’t anywhere near the ocean, there’s no shortage of sushi restaurants to satisfy your cravings. We’re big fans of sushi and we know you are too, which is why you’re here! No matter your budget, we’re here to help you discover the best Chicago sushi restaurants. From raw fish to cooked rolls, there’s something here to make everyone happy and full. 

Sushi + 

With multiple locations in the city and suburbs, Sushi + is a fan favorite with its fresh and plentiful menu. Although you can’t get your sushi on a colorful cart zooming down a conveyor belt at home, their sushi is still a must-try. With a menu packed with rolls, nigiri, gunkan, sashimi, temaki, and more Japanese classics, you’ll find everything to satisfy your sushi craving. As one of the more affordable options on this list, you won’t need to break the bank to eat your money’s worth. 

Picture of Crunchy Salmon Tempura Maki from Sushi+

Seadog Sushi Bar

If you’re looking to treat yourself, check out the four-time, Michelin recommended Seadog Sushi Bar. Despite being on the pricier side, the quality is immaculate and as fresh as sushi can be. They have a large selection of your classic favorites, like the spicy salmon and rainbow, but also fun rolls like the Triple S, a sweet potato tempura roll wrapped with fresh salmon and topped with toasted spicy dynamite sauce. Are you a vegetarian or vegan? No need to worry, they also have an expansive vegetarian and vegan-friendly menu.  

Picture of Seadog Triple S From Seadog Sushi

Yuzu Sushi & Robata Grill

Located in West Town, Yuzu Sushi & Robata Grill embodies the perfect combination of traditional techniques and modern creativity. Established in 2011 by Yut Vong, his goal was to appeal to the hipster and younger diners, however, they have expanded to appeal to all types of customers. If you’re scrolling through Instagram, there’s a chance you have already seen their beautiful sushi plated on a colorful canvas of sauce. Their menu includes jumbo rolls, small rolls, sashimi, and sushi platters. Everything is made to order, reasonably priced, and packed with flavor. 

Picture of Naruto on Fleek From Yuzu Sushi & Robata Grill


Next on our list is Kikuya, a family-owned business that has been operating in Hyde Park for over 10 years. Their sushi menu is simple but includes the staples, including nigiri, sashimi, and maki. If you’re someone who likes no-frill and authentic Japanese sushi, this is the place for you. Customers rave about their warm service, affordable prices, and fresh produce. 

Picture of Rainbow Maki from Kikuya Sushi

Kimura Sushi

Kimura prides itself on excellent and consistent food quality, serving you the most authentic Japanese food around. In addition to appetizers and rice bowls, their menu also includes a wide variety of classic rolls, signature rolls, and nigiri. If you’re someone who prefers raw sushi to cooked, their menu is more suited for your tastebuds. With a budget-friendly menu and fresh produce, you can’t beat sushi at Kimura Sushi. 

Picture of Tuna Nigiri from Kimura

Nori Sushi at Edgewater

If we could describe Nori Sushi in three words, it would be: flavorful, creative, and handcrafted. Established in 2011, Nori Sushi has become a staple for locals, college students, and tourists alike. Check out their menu filled with sashimi platters, classic, and signature makis. Conveniently located near Loyola University Chicago, it’s only fitting that they have a “Loyola Lover Maki”, a heart-shaped roll filled with deep-fried spicy tuna, cream cheese, avocado, kampyo wrapped with fresh tuna, and topped with unagi sauce and red tobiko.

Picture of Loyola Lover Maki from Nori Sushi

Ukai Sushi

Located in Lakeview, Ukai Sushi is the perfect atmosphere for unique sushi and excellent ambiance. They’re known for their fresh produce, which they source from local farmers’ markets to guarantee fresh and top-quality dishes. Diners rave about their unique rolls, fresh fish, and large portion sizes. With maki roll names to pay homage to Chicago like the Bears, Bulls, Cubs, Hawks, and Soxs, it makes ordering just a tad bit more fun. 

Bulls Roll From Ukai Sushi (Lakeview)

Tanuki Sushi

Our last recommendation is Tanuki Sushi, a small Japanese restaurant that blends authentic and contemporary dishes in its own unique way. Their sushi rolls are well prepared, presented beautifully, and will leave you full and satisfied. Forget the supermarket sushi and treat yourself to inexpensive sushi here. The menu is suitable for both sushi and non-sushi lovers, but we all know you’re going to go here for the sushi. 

Kayla's Maki From Tanuki Sushi

Got a new favorite sushi restaurant in Chicago?  

No matter if you’re into the wild rolls or like keeping it simple, we hope we inspired you to add a new sushi restaurant to your bucket list. Despite varying price ranges, all these restaurants are guaranteed to serve you fresh, high-quality sushi. With Chowbus, you don’t have to pick just one when you have access to all of these incredible options. Enjoy restaurant-quality sushi from the comfort of your own home. Don’t forget to tag us on social media with a photo of your sushi order!