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Friends Sushi

#141 of 7,760 Restaurants in Chicago
#155 of 8,516 Places to Eat 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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Today
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 89
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Got the Jimmy roll. The best I have ever had.

Small and cozy. Fast service. Excellent sushi. The noodles bowl was great. I may go back again tomorrow.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Jimmy D
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Lititz, Pennsylvania, United States
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Lititz, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Small and cozy. Fast service. Excellent sushi. The noodles bowl was great. I may go back again tomorrow.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My wife and I were in town for a three day trip and stumbled upon this place. It is a small place and you would normally miss it due to the humble signage compared to the outrageous advertising around it. We both had a craving for sushi and finally came upon Friends. The taste and value was very good as... More 

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Smyrna, Georgia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I was dining with a group. We had the "Hot Triangle", "Salsa", "Fire Wing", "Devil's Tuna", and "Can You Handle It?" rolls. It was a TON of food! The rolls are HUGE. The "Can You Handle It?" roll was hands down everyone's favorite. Delicious and unique. The "Devil's Tuna" was our other favorite. But it was all delicious. I really... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I nipped in this restaurant to order sushi to go as I was meeting a friend. I was so impressed by the restaurant. It's really small and not particularly grand looking, and it's tucked away behind the busy magnificent mile. I ordered a vegetarian sushi platter and miso soup and it was brilliant. The prices were really reasonable too. I... More 

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New York City, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Took take out and the sushi was fresh and very tasty as other reviewers have indicated. But for $55 this is all I got and good thing I wasn't that hungry. If you're curious, the miso soup, sashimi, sunrise and scallop butteryaki. The rice has that delightful sweet sushi rice vinegar taste.

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Camas, Washington
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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We went here for our last lunch in Chicago, and we were so impressed by both our food and what was brought to other tables! The seating is very close together (not a place to go if you need a lot of personal space), but so cute! The sushi plate was just simply fantastic! I plan to return here when... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We always walk past this place and finally decided to try it. I love sushi, and being from Hawaii where fish is delicious and creative, it has been hard to find good seafood/sushi restaurants that remind me of home. We really enjoyed it here. We had the Friends roll and Can you Handle It? roll which were both really good,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Had a business lunch at Friends last month. Great location just off Michigan Ave. Service is quick, efficient and unobtrusive. Food is classic modern Japanese and very well prepared.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Very tiny restaurant, highly recommend getting a reservation (like almost anywhere in Chicago) otherwise the wait time is 45mins-1 hour. The sushi was very good. Great standard sushi place.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Don't judge this place by its nondescript appearance. This is a very popular place with the locals and we found that out after we tried to get in without a booking. We had a choice to return after an hour or miss out on what proved to be a superb five star sushi experience . The service, the freshness of... 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: Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
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

Questions & Answers

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