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Friends Sushi

#212 of 7,851 Restaurants in Chicago
#234 of 8,616 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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9:00 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, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 94
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    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
Sushi was very nice

The sushi was fresh and tasty and the menu is impressive. Inside is very small, so make a reservation (even if OpenTable shows many slots are available). We sat outside on a very windy evening, but the malt liquor helped keep me warm.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Marc D
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The sushi was fresh and tasty and the menu is impressive. Inside is very small, so make a reservation (even if OpenTable shows many slots are available). We sat outside on a very windy evening, but the malt liquor helped keep me warm.

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The restaurant is not large, so better make reservation. There are lots of selection, food taste good, high quality Maki.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

You will probably need to book a table because the place is not big. We arrived there 20min before closing time and fortunately they let us order inmediately. The food is really good even if you are not a sushi fan, like my self.

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Horsham, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Looking for an intimate and friendly place to eat, then this is it. Everything we ate was well prepared and presented and for me, just right to take in one bite! Definitely right for a return dinner.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Cute establishment. Friendly greeter at the door. The sashimi was cut a little too thick for my taste (some of the texture was a bit too chewy) The presentation of my platter was messy. The sushi was average, I had expected better as the hotel I stayed at made the recommendation. I may return with FRIENDS next time, as I... More 

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Really enjoyed our visit and from a food perspective it is an easy recommendation for any sushi lover. I had the Jazz Roll and the Summer 9. The first being for a more complex palate. Featuring salmon, avocado, masago, and topped with King crab. Delicious and surprisingly light. The summer 9 roll used yellowtail cilantro and lime in a refreshing... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

After picking through the (far too) comprehensive menu I selected the fire cracker starter, edemame, shrimp tempura, crispy spicy tuna maki and deluxe sashimi combo (plus an extra miso soup) for my wife and I. It was all great, and the sashimi was absolutely terrific - particularly the salmon. The only way the selection could be better was if they... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Food was tasty-- my roll was a little sloppy but others in my party enjoyed their meals- saying the flavours were wonderful. Service was a little cold and it felt a little rough around the edges. But we don't regret going!

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Beijing, China
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had sashimi salad, sashimi, miso soup and the kids had California rolls. It was all good and friendly service. It is not the best sushi ever but it is a good local place with a small outdoor patio as well.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you are looking for a small, no frills, intimate place for sushi...this is the place for you. It's a very small restaurant,but had indoor and outdoor seating. The staff were very friendly and efficient. The sushi was very good. We had the Jazz roll which was yummy along with the tofu salad and crab cake. Nothing fancy or upscale... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?