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Friends Sushi

710 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-2504 (Near North Side)
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Ranked #149 of 8,392 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $29 - $31
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
Cuisines: Sushi
Neighborhood: Near North Side
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Superior
Transit: Red line: State and Chicago
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English first
Phoenix, Arizona
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Just stayed at the Omni in Chicago and right around the corner was a small sushi place that my hubby and I thought we would try. Oh my gosh! The nigiri just melted in your mouth with no fishy taste whatsoever! We had several rolls all on soy paper and so worth the extra $1. We had the triangle, Summer... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We found this place on the Internet and then read different reviews about it in different websites including Tripadviser. So I wanted to try it myself. It's a very small restaurant but cozy and very friendly. The quality of the food is very good. I highly recommend this place to couples and friends. Not a good place for those who... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We decided to try this place for late night sushi and it was a great. The tempur udon was fantastic, the sushi was fresh. Such a narrow resturant but the service and food made it seems like a great big resturant. Next time I'm in Chicago we all decided we will visit again.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The concierge at the Ritz-Carlton told us about Friends so we walked over. It was maybe a 10 minute walk, safe area around Water Tower & around the corner a few blocks. Favs: They made us a himachi sample - I told them himachi was my fav so they made a himachi tartare, a himachi w/ trufflebutter over the top... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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187 reviews 187 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is the cutest little sushi restaurant ever! The tables are so unique and the atmosphere is fun! I ordered a soup and my husband and I shared 3 sushi rolls. It was a little pricey for what we got, but he raved that it was the best sushi he had ever eaten and it was pretty amazing for me... More 

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buffalo, new york
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

After reading all the great reviews, I was surprised at the poor quality that I found at this place. Perhaps I have been spoiled by Kuni's in Buffalo which is an outstanding sushi place. On first walking in for lunch, we noticed the place looked dirty. The floor especially was bad. The tables were so crowded together it sorta looked... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Friends Sushi is just off of Magnificent Mile and a great place to have a meal. The hosts were very accommodating when we arrived early for our reservation. Strongly recommend a reservation because the line up was long. Sushi was great, wine list was good with lots to choose from.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We showed up without a reservation and were able to be fit in before someone showed up. So glad they were able to accommodate us, because it was really great Japanese. We went mainly it was close to our hotel, but the reviews also said this was the best Japanese in a large range. The rolls are really interesting and... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We have tried a number of sushi places in Chicago, and kept walking by Friends, so we decided to pop in for a light lunch. We had no reservations, but since it was an off-time (around 3:00 PM or so), they were able to seat us right away. The first thing we noticed was that this place is SMALL.. .REALLY... More 

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Very good (and creative) sushi rolls! Location was also off Michigan avenue, which makes it very convenient for shoppers.

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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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