Otobo Sushi & Bar

4.3
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91 reviews
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$31 to $50
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OTOBO Sushi & Bar is an upscale casual Japanese Sushi Restaurant with one of a kind sushi, creative hot food, and unique drinks. OTOBO provides a lively atmosphere with a full dining experience whether you sit at the Sushi Bar, Tea Room, Bar, or Dining Room.
40% OFF all Sushi items every Tuesday.
All You Can Eat Menu available every day (except Tuesdays) from Open- 3pm.
What 91 People Are Saying
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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Always a good meal and a wide variety. Enjoyed the soup and 3 rolls.

C
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Our waitress was very attentive and helpful with our orders. I had the Boston Shrimp roll and the Godzilla roll. My dining partner had the Udon soup. We had the Gonzyo pork rolls as an appetizer. The food was very good. The sauce on the Godzilla roll was fantastic! We will return here and have told others about the food. It is a trip for us about 45 minutes away.

JS
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food was very good but portion of sushi rolls were very small and left you wanting more at end. Prices are very high for portion served. Atmosphere good for quick bite but most likely will not return.

TR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

We love the food and go often, but it is consistently a bit cold in the restaurant.

JB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and fast service.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fresh & delicious. Great service.

JF
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Decided to try Otobo's because of the location (meeting a friend half way) and was very pleasantly surprised at the level of service and the quality of the food. We were looking for vegan options and they did not disappoint. Will definitely return and have recommended it to others in the area.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing!!!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome service and delicious food

E
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

great selection of rolls, and great drinks. Price is about on par with other sushi places around here, but worth it.

P
Chicago
186 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great find! First time there. Minimalistic decor, but good food & drink selection.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favorite places!

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was superb! I have one very picky 10 year old who never likes to try new things and he actually went for it and raved about how good it was! My 4 year old was also a fan and of course loved trying to eat with the chopsticks. My husband was pleasantly impressed with it as well and enjoyed the rolls he selected. We will definitely be back!

S
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is the new fav Thursday hotspot for my bestie and I. The BOGO gorgeous sushi on Thursday with a minimum of two delicious drinks had become the setting for a great night of catch-up. The service is always attentive and there’s not a single complain or concern.

AC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was great! Everything was delicious, I will be back for those crabby salmon wraps.

M
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Great food. Very slow service. Had 2 young children with us and spent more time sitting waiting and looking for our waitress. Food is always incredible so we continue to come back but wish the service was better.

DP
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What's not to like? The Avalanche Roll is terrific and my Salmon entree will be on my plate again.

RL
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our waiter was very good. He offered suggestions and explained menu items very well. My wife and I are not sushi aficionados so we very much appreciated his helpful comments.

KD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was our first time to Otobo and we were pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere, service and food. The prices were reasonable too.

AH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place!Every time we come here its wounderful

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Sushi is average. Raw tuna is smooshed. I’m used to small pieces of tuna and not totally smooshed

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very good sushi and spicy edamame!

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place! The atmosphere is welcoming and chic. The staff is always friendly and the food is amazing!

AH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It is one of those places I can eat at once a week and never get tired of the food.

EK
Chicago
176 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The chicken teriyaki is very good. The fried rice is good and a large portion. There are many great sushi options.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Hanging out with my sister.

SK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

If you weren't told it's there, you'd probably miss Otobo in this corner shopping plaza and you'd be missing out. From the soft shell crab appetizer that we always get through all of the sushi choices, everything is always incredibly fresh and perfectly served. The staff is always very friendly and I believe the owner is actually 1 of the sushi chefs. As for value, it's definitely a home run as well! Give it a shot... You won't regret it!

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We went with our family for fathers day , went early not many people there , had a great server she was very nice and attentive.
Food was very good , drank wine which was a generous serving as well.
I would recommend to anyone and also go back again.

f
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best sushi place

NL
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was perhaps the best dining experience I’ve ever had. I had tried Otobo’s food before, and I had enjoyed it, so I brought some guests to celebrate a special occasion. The service was fast and friendly, the food was delicious, and the ambiance was quiet and stylish.

M
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Slow service. Expect to spend a long time there. The slower the restaurant is, the slower your service will be

M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food! Lots of options. Something there for everyone. Will definitely be back!! Nice service. Food is beautiful!

W
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service and food!

EK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our sushi dinner . Good quality and fresh seafood make all the difference

D
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Love their sushi, but seems like they are always understaffed.

D
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Love the tea room!!! So fun & cute for a girls night out! Also, love that the sushi rolls are 40% off on Tuesday. Can't beat that!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

We enjoyed the food very much, it was fresh and well prepared. The presentation could be a little more creative. I wish the lighting was a little more dimmed, too bright for an evening meal.
Overall I would definitely recommend it!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

While the sushi looked amazing, I did not get to try any. I arrived to see a man waiting at the hostess station. I thought this would just be a short wait, however it took 15 minutes just for someone to finally acknowledge the gentleman so he could pick up the order he had placed by phone. As my friend arrived, we were able to watch a growing number of customers enter with none of us being seated or even acknowledged. I was finally able to flag down a waiter to ask if we could seat ourselves, as tables had opened. He was very curt and somewhat rude, stating that we could not and that the hostess was not presently in the restaurant before saying he had to "get back to his customers" and turning his back on us.

While I can appreciate wanting to serve the customers already there, a word of advice: if you do not seat new customers, you will ultimately lose out on revenue for the restaurant as well as tip money for wait staff. Ignoring potential customers and then being rude when finally contacted is a really bad look, and left a horrible taste in my mouth. Luckily, my friend and I were able to drive to another nearby sushi restaurant and receive immediate service and delicious food. It's a shame, because I was really looking forward to actually eating sushi when I made plans to go to a sushi restaurant. I would hope this was an isolated incident, but just the same, I will not be giving Otobo sushi a second chance.

MM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Sat down and took a while to had someone greet us. Once greeted the service was slow it was very average average Sushi.

L
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

good location, good service, and great value for your money