SUSHI-SAN

4.8
569 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Fun
From the team behind RAMEN-SAN, SUSHI-SAN serves up fresh fish with fresher beats. With crispy
handrolls, bincho-tan roasted meats and ice-cold beer; this is not your typical sushi joint. Come in and see for yourself.
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4.7
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4.6
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chicago
1 review
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place. Will visit again!

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Had reservations for 730 and got seated at 8... with 5 open tables around. Looked like this hosts first day on the job..

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Despite our being one of the first tables to arrive for lunch, the Kitchen was extreme slow. Our server (Alfredo) didn’t keep us updated, so we felt silly waiting there. We had to flag him down too much to get his attention.

Food was excellent (most importantly), and I’m hopeful management will figure out how improve the service.

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MS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service! The waiter was extremely helpful, and the whole experience was wonderful.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience with great food!

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Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Soooooo great! Couldn’t have been better. Authentic sushi

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DB
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fun vibe - great old school hip hop playing. Good for a celebratory meal. We let the chef surprise us, and the fish was fresh, flavorful, and just enough. The rolls were excellent, as well. Our server was patient, happy to explain our options, and took care of our friend with a shellfish allergy. The drinks were perfect, service professional and quick, and it all made for a fun, memorable experience.

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M
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

The cost was very high for quality of sushi. It was a nice atmosphere, but we would not return due to average sushi for a high price.

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c
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best sushi in Chicago hands down, but you pay for what you get.

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h
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Splurge for the tasting at the bar....you will have sushi that you’ve never had before or knew existed - I swear!
When we first looked online, we saw typical rolls and sashimi...but oh no....there is nothing typical about the cuts of fish....been to Nobu many times and never had anything like this. Oma-kaze - it’s a must - reserve since chef creates for a small group.

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JB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Food wasnt worth the money. All the sushi tasted the same and bland

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N
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a great dinning experience! I have been here twice, the service is great, and fresh sushi rolls!

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LS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Some of the best sushi in the city! Great value for the price, always a hip atmosphere.

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NP
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff was amazing, accommodating, and so pleasant to interact with!

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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and amazing staff

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fabulous time!! We loved the food and enjoy coming there every time in town.

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JT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

Poor food quality, tempura was pan fried, can tuna and non fresh nigiris

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A
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff was great! Food was great! Prices were great! Happy a great 9 yr wedding anniversary lunch! See you soon!

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L
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

The music here is often too loud for a business conversation.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

It was extremely hot in there. Need better AC system

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Came for an early dinner with my family (5 adults and 3 kids under 6) and the service was great. This was the second time I’ve come, and the food was good. The only thing that was disappointing was that the bathrooms were disgusting so we paid the bill quickly and took the kids to a nearby place to use the bathroom and clean up. It may be more reflective that the patrons are gross and not the restaurant.. but we ran out of there.

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k
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Spicy tuna was far far too spicy. Only complaint.

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OG
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was excellent and service fantastic. It would be an easy 5 but it was really, really loud and a bit pricey.

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JM
Memphis
7 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good location, easy to walk to from our hotel which was down by the Navy Pier. Food was excellent, atmosphere was upscale, service was spot on. Definitely a good find for us on our vacation.

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OT
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We went for my birthday dinner and we were a party of 9. Excellent food — we even got a complimentary sushi roll! Only complain is the uncomfortable seats. We were at a long high top with wooden backless stools.

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L
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sushi San is the best sushi in River North and is not bad price wise! The specials are always great and their crunchy avocado rolls are out of this world.

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EG
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Some of the best sushi I have had, the concept, style, service, everything was fantastic. The fact that they have fresh Wasabi available shows the extent to which they take their craft seriously. Definitely one of my go to places when visiting Chicago.

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JO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 1

Just be aware that it is an economical venue kind of like a tin of sardines.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, exceptional service, )

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EW
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My boyfriend and I had a lovely anniversary dinner! At the start of our meal, we were surprised with two glasses of sparkling wine to commence the celebration. Our server, Allie, was attentive, helpful and kind. We thoroughly enjoyed all the dishes! I strongly recommend the Japanese Old Fashioned--delicious and smooth. Thank you for a wonderful first time at SUSHI-SAN! We look forward to coming back soon.

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TW
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been there twice and it was amazing both times!

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FD
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

The food was good, but the service was horrible. The service was inattentive to our order. It took 25 minutes to serve our edamame and drink order. I was given a hot glass for my beer. We ordered a second round of rolls and it took 30 minutes to receive our order. At that point, we lost our appetite.

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

Amazing sushi! they use best ingredients and chef is very creative

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GG
Chicago
157 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Relatively small number of options but all very well done.
Both sushi/sashimi and hot items such as the beef or pork are super.
Also very attentive attention to issues such as letting us know about MSG, dashi, or kombu which can give customers migraines

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S
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our weekly date. Never disappoints

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L
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything is delicious at Sushi San and the service is always amazing. The rocky road ice cream is so good too!!!

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r
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

The food we ordered seemed unclean. Too much sauce and I found a fish scale swimming in my mayonnaise coated fish. Ugh.

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MM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sushi-San is great! The fish is SUPER fresh and incredibly prepared. I especially love the express lunch options - a fantastic deal and quickly served for those of us on a tight schedule during the workweek. Highly recommend!

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KH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place! My wife and I come here a lot and always have the best time. Great food and incredible service. Atmosphere is perfect!

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LJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the best time st sushi-San! We were celebrating my husbands birthday in Chicago and sushi was out to pick for an evening out! The service and food were amazing! We were treated by the manager and he shared his menu favorites! After our server greeted us with a drink and just as wonderful service as the manager. We will definitely recommend Sushi-San to friends and will be back next time we visit Chicago!

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