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Friends Sushi

#189 of 7,702 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Near North Side
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710 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-2504 (Superior)
+1 312-787-8998
10:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 21:00
Fri 10:30 - 22:00
Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ordered sushi based off the recommendation of one of the doormen, we were not disappointed! They had a great menu and it tasted great! I don't remember what we ordered but it arrived very quickly and was still warm when we ate it! We were a little nervous about eating sushi from an unknown place, but DONT BE! You... More 

Thank Jessi G
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ordered soup broth which was perfect with fresh greens. The poke was amazing with seafood sprinkles. The kale salad was one of the most creative salads with fresh ingredients and crispy veggies and a mango dressing that was spectacular. The rolls are all good we had a purple beer roll with tuna and hamachi. Highly recommend.

Thank flowercountry2
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A little tuck away by the Mag Mile. This place had great music, tasty cocktail and the sushi was amazing. Service was on spot and the establishment clean and crisp. Well worth s visit.

Thank Sharon B
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Came for lunch and the nigiri toro, sake and hamachi were some of the freshest I've had in the states. Beautiful confections I almost didn't want to disturb, with subtle, absolutely clean finishes. Highly recommended. Sleek, compact, but intimate atmosphere. Great service.

Thank Jennifer W
Chislehurst, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I loved this place. Warm welcome with genuine charm. Restaurant was pretty full at lunch and the fish seemed very good quality (not fatty) Excellent Sashimi and great ura-maki flavors and ingredients . Possibly a hidden secret ? 50usd a head no wine. Recommended.

Thank Pablo564
Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

When we asked our hotel concierge for sushi recommendations, he gave us a few that we realized were pretty expensive, very trendy, and not within walking distance. Fortunately, after a few searches on our own, we found Friends Sushi, which was more our style and what we were looking for. At around 7:15 pm on a Friday night, we were... More 

Thank Samcbm
East Islip, New York
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was highly rated on another website. Coming in from the cold the restaurant was stifling hot. The service was fast but not friendly, only when we left. We ate dinner there and left hungry. The food was ok but overpriced. The tables were very close together and uncomfortable. Would not return or recommend.

Thank Michele G
Memphis, Michigan
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4 reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We came back to Chicago and had to come back to Friends. Great sushi! We will come back here every time we come to Chicago, definetly!

Thank 436kathrynd
Springfield, Illinois
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1,002 reviews
641 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent new concept of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine mixing both in a unique way. We really enjoyed the Purple Summer and the Lavender as well as the Nama Sake Ceviche. The decor is outstanding with an all white modern look. Staff was courteous and helpful. Prices are moderate and really will be coming back again.

Thank Clevlander
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Really excellent sushi at very reasonable prices. A number of unusual combinations that give you a chance to try something different. They had a number of vegetarian options, which is not always the norm. Place is small and pretty tightly packed. Modern decor and techno music and a pretty young crowd. Oh, and a nice selection of cocktails.

Thank Alan T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 710 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-2504
  • Public Transportation: Red line: State and Chicago
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-787-8998

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?