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Friends Sushi

#158 of 7,783 Restaurants in Chicago
#175 of 8,545 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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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
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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
Excellent experience

This is easily the best sushi restaurant I have dined in. The sushi is tremendous and well-prepared. The service is great and friendly. The restaurant is somewhat cramped, but not offensively so. My wife and I were able to eat outside on one occasion which was very nice, and I recommend doing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
dbsmith42
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is easily the best sushi restaurant I have dined in. The sushi is tremendous and well-prepared. The service is great and friendly. The restaurant is somewhat cramped, but not offensively so. My wife and I were able to eat outside on one occasion which was very nice, and I recommend doing so if you have the opportunity.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

They cover all the bases that a very good sushi place should. The service was great as well. The atmosphere was nice but the quarters were a little cramped.

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New York City
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100 reviews 100 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Felt like a nice sushi meal as I was dining solo on a business trip. Got the recommendation from Trip Advisor so I went for it. Very good food, service and super fresh fish. Only complaint was the sushi bar and small tables up front were tiny and uncomfortable. Tables in the rear don't look much roomier. Otherwise would give... More 

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Never dined there, but popped in a few times for some take away tuna sashimi, quail eggs, and barbequed eel. Staff is always cheerful and helpful with suggestions. Also, they have some of the best value for money in terms of Chicago sushi joints.

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Mobile, Alabama
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We ordered the firecracker as a starter and it was delicious. So fresh with all of the small ingredients placed very well in this dish. We also shared some sushi that was equally tasty. The sweet potato sushi was really good, I would definitely recommend it. Also their miso soup was warm, light and tasted perfect. This is one of... More 

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Kansas City, MO
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68 reviews 68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My wife and I went to this restaurant after reading reviews on Tripadvisor. We are frequent travelers to Japan and I found the sushi very fresh. The Sashimi Deluxe contained 15 pieces of fish (chef's choice). It was very good. We also had takoyaki (octopus balls) and gyoza for appetizers. The takoyaki is the best I have eaten in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

Great sushi menu, moderately priced. Looked cramp inside so we sat outside which didnt disappoint. Wait staff was attentive.

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Lititz, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews 3 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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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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Additional Information about Friends Sushi

Address: 710 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-2504
Phone Number: 312-787-8998
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
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
Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
Cuisine: Sushi

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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business
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?