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Friends Sushi

#177 of 8,179 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Near North Side
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710 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-2504 (Superior)
Red line: State and Chicago
312-787-8998
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 100
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good not great sushi

We were visiting my daughter and her husband. We eat sushi once a week so always look for sushi when traveling. The tempura was fresh and good. The sushi rolls were nothing spectacular. But it was fresh fish and it was a fun night. We'd probably try sobering different next time we visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Daja607
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Charlotte
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Charlotte
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43 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were visiting my daughter and her husband. We eat sushi once a week so always look for sushi when traveling. The tempura was fresh and good. The sushi rolls were nothing spectacular. But it was fresh fish and it was a fun night. We'd probably try sobering different next time we visit.

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Thank Daja607
Carmel, Indiana
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196 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We were craving sushi and found Friends Sushi on TA. Took the advice of other reviewers and made reservations. We got same day reservations no problem. I thought the inside was fun and very modern. They had fun music playing. The place is small but they utilize their space well. The sushi was great and we ended up ordering more.... More 

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Thank Zinwinegirl
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant caters "younger generation" people. It's small and dark. It's very modern with comfy seats but smaller tables. It's very clean, mostly painted white. The food is good though. Their servings are big too. Also, their maki rolls are long. I like it that you can order rolls in "skinny" version meaning less rice. The servers are very friendly.... More 

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Thank Bambie D
Tucson, Arizona
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The sushi was very good. We ordered four different types of rolls, but the Friends Maki rolls were the most delicious. They had an ample amount of cream cheese and all the ingredients together made for a delicious roll. It was quite busy for a Wednesday evening and even though the tables are quite close together, the servers do an... More 

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Thank Jillibean516
Springfield, Illinois
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80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We were walking around a lot and got hungry for some sushi. Stumbled upon this place...would not have noticed it or heard of it without Google maps. Tiny narrow place, very small, Cosmo, and quaint. Wonderful service! Excellent food!!! Looking forward to returning to this place!

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Thank Anna19731970
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Cute little place, smack dab downtown Chicago. A great spot to stop in for lunch while shopping the day away. Service was excellent, speedy, friendly and the sushi was terrific too! Their signature Maki rolls called 'Friends' and 'Umi' were very yummy! They both have cream cheese, which normally isn't for the traditionalist sushi eater, but they did it in... More 

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Thank Looking4FAB
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Better than downstairs thai place. cuter and same price range but a broader menu so you spend a little more cause you will share and proably have a drink

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Thank alan s
Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We brought the entire family. My wives family is Japanese. We were disappointed with the wait and also the food. The sushi passed muster but nothing else. It is very popular so I would call ahead.

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Thank Soxnole
New York City, New York
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79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Friends Sushi has an interesting interior with all white tables and chairs, but the food was just average. The grills octopus balls were unique, the sushi rolls were good, but nothing spectacular to write home about.

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Thank M C
Madison, Wisconsin
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112 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Excellent sushi, we started with the miso soup, a crispy tofu salad and veggie tempura the appetizer course was flavorful and interesting, The rest of our rolls were primarily veggie: avocado, asparagus, and sweet potato, they were fresh and tasty. The Hidden Crush Chardonnay was tasty and reasonably priced. The service was fast and cheerful, we ate on the side... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 710 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-2504
    (Superior)
  • Public Transportation: Red line: State and Chicago
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: 312-787-8998

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm

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