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The Best Sushi in Chicago

A guide of where to find the best sushi in Chicago from fine dining omakase restaurants to fish markets selling sushi by the platter.

A guide of where to find the best sushi in Chicago from fine dining omakase restaurants to fish markets selling sushi by the platter.

Sushi can easily be found throughout Chicago, but many of the best sushi restaurants in Chicago can be found in the West Loop neighborhood.

Last updated: March 2022

The Best Sushi in Chicago:

This list of the best sushi in Chicago is organized by neighborhood.

Albany Park:

Lawrence Fish Market
Japanese, Sushi, Lunch

A counter-service cash-only spot selling party trays and sushi to-go. If you need a lot of sushi at an affordable price, this is the place to go.


Tanoshii Mike’s Sushi
Japanese, Sushi, Asian

A sushi restaurant offering an omakase menu and an a la carte menu of sushi, maki, udon, and cooked meat entrees.


Coast Sushi
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian/Vegan

This BYOB sushi restaurant has a large menu offering sushi, sashimi, maki, and a handful of cooked meat dishes like yakisoba, teriyaki with your choice of meat or seafood, and tamarind duck.

Humboldt Park:

Japanese, Sushi, Fine Dining

Kyōten is perhaps the most expensive sushi restaurant in Chicago. The omakase experience ranges in price from $440 to $490 per person, excluding beverages. The restaurant is reservation only.

Irving Park:

Raisu Japanese Fine Dining
Japanese, Sushi

Raisu flies their fish in from Japan weekly and serves an omakase menu and a large a la carte menu.

Lincoln Park:

Macku Sushi
Japanese, Sushi, Fine Dining

An upscale sushi restaurant that is perfect for a special occasion. Travel and Leisure named Macku Sushi one of the 20 best sushi restaurants in the U.S. Currently, Macku Sushi is offering an Omakase tasting menu for $150 per person.

Juno Sushi Chicago
Japanese, Sushi

Juno serves elegantly plated sushi, nigiri, sashimi, maki, and sake plus some cooked items. This restaurant is considered one of the best sushi restaurants in the country.

Sushi Suite
Japanese, Sushi

An omakase speakeasy with just six seats that is located within a suite at the Hotel Lincoln.

Lincoln Square:

Miku Sushi
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Lunch

Miku Sushi serves ramen, poke bowls, and skewers in addition to sushi, sashimi, nigiri, and maki. Bento boxes are available at lunchtime.

Old Town:

Asian, Japanese, Sushi

A family-owned restaurant serves both sushi and cooked meat and noodle dishes. The menu is large enough that it has something for everyone. The restaurant itself is beautiful and fitting for a date night, while it is large enough to accommodate groups. Kamehachi has been in business for over 40 years and is one of the best restaurants in Old Town.


312 Fish Market
Japanese, Sushi, Lunch

Located within 88 Marketplace’s food court, 312 Fish Market focuses on party trays ranging in size from 48 pieces of sushi to 96 pieces. Of, if you aren’t feeding a crowd, individual pieces of nigiri and sashimi are available as are individual sushi rolls.

River North:

Sushi, Japanese, Lunch

A casual sushi restaurant that plays old-school hip-hop music, Sushi-san offers grab n’go lunch and late night eats in addition to a sit down lunch and dinner. For a more formal dining experience, go to the ten seat Omakase Room which serves an 18-course tasting menu.

South Loop:

Thai Spoon and Sushi
Thai, Sushi, Japanese, Asian, Lunch

Thai Spoon and Sushi serves a large menu that includes both Thai and Japanese food. Thai dishes include curries, fried rice, and noodle dishes like pad Thai and pad see ew. Sushi, maki, nigiri, and sashimi are all on the Japanese menu. A variety of vegetarian sushi is offered.

Shang Noodle & Asian Small Plates
Chinese, Japanese, Asian, Breakfast, Lunch

Located within the Hilton Homewood Suites, Shang Noodle serves three meals a day and is known for their noodles which are freshly prepared in house. The menu has a mix of dim sum, noodle soups, maki, nigiri, and sashimi plus Peking duck.

Sumi Sushi
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Lunch

This restaurant specializes in fresh sushi but also serves ramen, udon, and hibachi dishes.

Japanese, Sushi, Lunch

This rustic welcoming Japanese restaurant has a huge menu of sushi, nigiri, sashimi, and cooked dishes like udon, ramen, and rice dishes.

Niu B
Asian, Japanese, Sushi

A restaurant serving contemporary Japanese and Pan-Asian cuisine. Niu B’s menu has a wonderful variety of sushi, maki, nigiri, and sashimi, and cooked noodle and rice dishes.

Kai Sushi
Sushi, Japanese, Asian

The menu at this restaurant has a wide variety of sushi, sashimi, and maki plus udon soup and some appetizers.

West Loop:

Japanese, Latin, Sushi

A restaurant from Chef Macku Chan, who also runs Macku Sushi, that serves an omakase menu, a tasting menu with a mix of sushi and cooked food, and an a la carte menu.


Mako offers are 15 course omakase tasting menu for $175 with the option of a wine pairing for $95. In 2020, the restaurant received a Michelin star.

Omakase Takeya
Sushi, Japanese, Asian

A sister restaurant to Ramen Takeya that serves a 15 course 75 minute Chef’s omakase experience for $99 a person.

Omakase Yume
Sushi, Japanese, Asian

This restaurant serves a 16 course omakase menu that changes daily for $185 per person. There are three seatings per evening with just 6 seats per seating. The restaurant received a Michelin star in 2021.

Sushi, Asian, Lunch, Breakfast/Brunch

Located within the Nobu hotel, this restaurant in the heart of the Fulton Market District serves three meals a day and has a vast menu that includes sushi, nigiri, and sashimi plus a variety of hot dishes, tempura, and A5 wagyu. At dinner, an omakase menu is offered in addition to the a la carte menu. Nobu has a smart casual dress code so plan accordingly.

Japanese, Sushi, Asian

Momotaro has an extensive nigiri, sashimi, and sushi menu plus cooked robatayaki items. This restaurant can easily please even those who don’t eat raw fish. In 2018, the restaurant was named the best Japanese in Chicago by Michelin.

Sushi Dokku
Japanese, Sushi

Sushi Dokku focuses on sushi and sashimi but the menu also includes some meat dishes plus udon and ramen. Booze Box, a sake and whiskey lounge, is located below the restaurant.

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