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Friends Sushi

710 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-2504 (Near North Side)
312-787-8998
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Ranked #142 of 8,266 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: Sushi
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Near North Side
Cross street: Superior
Transit: Red line: State and Chicago
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
281 reviews 281 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

In my opinion the majority of the good sushi in Chicago is outside of the downtown area. Some up north in Lincoln Park, some in Wicker Park / Bucktown area. I wasn't expecting much at Friends but was somewhat surprised after receiving an above average meal. I live nearby so will for sure repeat.

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Oklahoma City
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61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My friend took me here when I visited her in Chicago and wow, I loved the place! Our service was great and the sushi was even better. I had a sashimi combo with soup and rice and loved it. Try their peach bellini - very refreshing! I would absolutely be back if I lived in Chicago.

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O'Fallon, Missouri, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is a little hole in the wall, one street over from Michigan avenue. The food was fresh and service was great. They had a nice little setup outside, so sitting on the side street made it an excellent location. I at the 9pc Sashimi Deluxe, which was fresh and plenty of food. My wife got a couple rolls and... More

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Auburn
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Our first stop whenever we get into the city is Friends Sushi. Kind of a whole in the wall but fabulous food and staff. Food is imaginative and high quality. Reasonably priced. A tradition we plan to continue.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We ended up at Friends sushi on a weekend, a little after the lunch rush, without reservations. However, the wait was not too long and our party of 6 was seated in about 15 mins. The sushi was fresh and innovative. We tried several options from their "Friends Signature Maki" list and were very happy with the selections. The Ticky... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We admit it, we're sushi snobs. The establishment reminded us of one of our local sushi restaurants: narrow with tightly packed tables and trendy decor. For being an inland restaurant, the fish was reasonably fresh. The portions were adequately generous and prepared quickly. There is no children's menu so you'll have to choose an adult portion to share so budget... More

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Suffolk, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Was visiting the city for the weekend and was looking for sushi. Got locations from Siri on my I phone. Decided to check out this place because of the ratings I found. Very nice atmosphere, as well as food and service. I would definitely go back when I am in town again.

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Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Love this place small cozy best when its ice cold outside love the lady(s) who run the place food is great sometimes we go twice a day

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Barranquilla, Colombia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Walked in on an afternoon for a late lunch, there were a couple of tables but there was room enough for me. The food was excellent the Miso Soup starter was nice and tasty, and the service (while a little slow) was very good.

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Franklin, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The Yakuza roll is to die for! Small and crowded but a nice atmosphere with great sushi. Much better than all of the chain restaurants in the area

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