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Friends Sushi

#154 of 8,486 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
Website
Today
9:00 am - 9:00 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: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 66
    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
Awesome Sushi Place

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
pentajs
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Camas, Washington
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Camas, Washington
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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
48 restaurant reviews
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Palafrugell, Spain
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

We visited this resturant last year, during our trip to Chicago, a city where we lived from 06-08. Friends was one of our favourite spots so we went there for old time's sake. The decoration had changed, the cocktails were good anf the sushi was still...great. I really liked the roll called "Can you handle it?". It is spicy, but... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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113 reviews 113 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I've had sushi (real sushi, not the California rolls everywhere eats now) all over the world, including all over Japan. If found the quality of the fish at Friends to be quite high, with everything being flavorful and tender. Even the octopus was very good (maguro was not available, sadly). They even have a decent selection of sake. This is... More 

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Detroit
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Went over the weekend on a date. Interior is designed with a 70s feel. More casual than formal/contemporary. Sushi was good but not as good as some of the other area sushi spots. Price was reasonable and portion size was generous. For memorable sushi this isn't really the place to go.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I liked the rolls very much, as well as the gyosa. The prices are reasonable for the location and for what you get. The interior design is funky. It looks like some sort of club....but it's a restaurant.

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Miami, Florida, United States
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93 reviews 93 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Great place for sushi in Mag Mile area. High quality of fish, very fresh. Creative selection of rolls and they allow you to customize, if you choose. Service is really good and they seem to appreciate the business. We had Tuna Crunch Roll, Hot Triangle of Tuna and a Don (white rice with amazing fresh White Tuna). Nigiri really showcase... 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: Romance, Doing business, 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

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