Friends Sushi on Rush

4.6
539 reviews
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Sushi
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Cosy
Craving for a fresh sushi? Looking for a date spot? Want to try something new? Then come to Friends Sushi on Rush to treat your friends, family, or your loved ones with some amazing Japanese dishes and sushi!
What 539 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.3
Ambience
4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

What a delicious sushi option! I totally recommend it if you're looking for a nice sushi place right off Michigan Ave.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Very good value however, not good presentation. Much of the fish in the sushi was warm so concerned about freshness. Loud music and I hint of not being very clean.

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J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Very beautiful restaurant the wife and I will definitely go back. Food was outstanding and the price is great especially for downtown Chicago.

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Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We found this on Instagram, and we’re so pleased with the experience! Their speciality rolls are top notch and so fresh!

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KP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great Sushi! It took a little bit to get served. I'm really glad I reserved through OpenTable though. I got a reservation for 15 min from the time I reserved. It was just the right amount of time to walk there from the hotel.

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CF
Chicago
119 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

My wife truly enjoyed her sushi dish.
Only negative...it’s a very cramped place

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London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A very chill atmosphere, excellent sushi very fresh. Would recommend this casual experience.

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CZ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Good time and good food

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JS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Cute place. Very small. Hipster crowd. No complaints about the Sushi. The smoked salmon sashimi was generously cut and buttery. The nagiri was good too. The appetizer (a warm pork and shrimp roll) was new to me and very nice. The Miso soup was excellent.

Nothing was life changing, but everything was well done and a good value.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Maki was absolutely incredible.

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RS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Wanted to like this place but at the end of the day it wasn’t worth the money. Someone recommended it but we definitely have different taste buds. Only one of the 3 rolls we ordered was decent. Chairs are definitely too big for the space. Service was good and liked the touch of orange and cucumber in the water. Sorry but I wouldn’t go back.

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SF
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The absolute best sushi I’ve had in 2019. Excellent ambiance, service, music, and cocktails. My new favorite sushi restaurant in Chicago.

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TY
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I already have! The Miso Soup, seaweed salad and octopus and mackerel sashimis were delicious, fresh and beautifully presented. The service was pleasant and quick.

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AT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place definitely, recommend it. Nice atmosphere, great food, decent service and good location! Prices are reasonable, over all thumbs up for this sushi place its was my second visit and would definitely consider coming there again.

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f
San Diego
44 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Sushi rolls were quite good but the tempura was not a light batter but more of a deep fried breading. Alos would be nice to be given plates to eat from even though the server said it was his job to clean up the mess on the table.

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EG
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant is perfect for people that likes sushi.the ambiance is nice and the food is delocious

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MV
Louisville
38 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

First visit to this small, quaint place, but for lack of size, they make up in wonderful food and excellent professional service. They had nice vegan and vegetarian options as well. I will definitely go back.

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JS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Service was really great even though it was very busy. Very very accommodating to special request and substitutions. New favorite spot.

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Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was a great experience! The food was fantastic!

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AR
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect spot to have a light meal while out and about. Our food came out quickly, and staff was courteous. Lychee martini was great for an afternoon sip!

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M
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the way they were able to accommodate my allergy restrictions. Very helpful, especially the waiter. He explained some of the rolls very well, in detail. Delicious maki rolls. Will definitely return.

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London
12 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great Tako Yaki! The rolls were pretty good, and the sushi was delicious. The table setup was different but worked well. I did not seem to have a single waiter, a few people kept an eye on me and always checked on me.
Did I mention the Tako Yaki? It was delicious, hot and very authentic. If you want to experience Japanese food, try it.

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WO
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I had come to Chicago for the 2Cellos concert. Sushi beforehand is a must, and Friends was the only place we could get reservations at at such short notice. The outside was nondescript, in fact we walked right past it the first time!
Once found (lol) we were assaulted by loud French elevator music. Meh. The decor was decent.
Now, let’s talk about the important stuff. Service was kind and accommodating. The menu was varied and encompassing.
Three adults and one 20 year old ordered lots of different rolls to try and share with the table.
We were not disappointed.
I will drive from Milwaukee to dine at Friends again. Please remember, thats 90 minutes in the car, $10 in tolls, and 2 hours of downtown parking.
Hands down, MOST EXCELLENT!!!

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C
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this restaurant. Great sushi and has excellent service. Very consistent ever since we've dined here from 2011.

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is my favorite sushi spot in Chicago! I love the vibe, and the food is always delicious. Lot's of vegetarian options, and everything tastes fresh. :)

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Overall great quality restaurant. Lovely ambiance.

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NB
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent. One of the best sushi places in the city.

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MG
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was tasty and didn’t take long. Staff was super nice and accommodating!

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s
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

A friend and I picked this spot on a whim and it was amazing. It was a very cute place. There was garage parking and valet parking near by. Inside, it was a bit cramped. If there was 4 less tables, it would have been perfect. Overall, I definitely recommend if you’re in the city, looking for good sushi, and not wanting a loud and busy place.

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MR
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great sushi! Speedy too!!
Highly recommend... always good!!!

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AD
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Recommend only people with knowledge of Sushi visit, as menu is not really explained by staff. Good food and fair price. Really cozy

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MR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Overall good. Just a bit on the noisy side.

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J
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Very accommodating. Reservations recommended as it is a small space.

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E
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Small, intimate sushi restaurant with a great menu and great sushi. Took a group of experienced sushi lovers and everyone loved it. I'll definitely be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Good food. Good time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was amazing. From the food, environment to the service.

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SO
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved our experience!! we first got out of our taxi and looked at each other. We thought oh boy what did we get ourselves into.. But looks are deceiving!! We loved our experience and look forward to a return visit!!

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JM
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went to Friend's Sushi for my Wife's birthday and could not have been happier. Place was super easy to find, and the 360 pictures online would have made it a cinch if we hadn't. We split the crab cake and shrimp/vegetable tempura as an appetizer and hands down best crab cake I've ever eaten. I ordered the Friend's Sour for a mixed drink and damn was it tasty! Sushi was presented beautifully and very very tasty. Waiter was very attentive and professional. Also the style of the place was very crisp and comfortable. Zero complaints through the experience and can't wait to be back!

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JM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This place was very quaint however, a little cramped. We had to squeeze in our table and chairs. We had to sit on our coats. Cute, music was great.

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Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Easy reservation thru OpenTable. Seated right away on a Friday night. Attentive service from start to finish. Fresh sushi fish, and vegetable tempura generous portion.

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