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Friends Sushi

#171 of 7,822 Restaurants in Chicago
#189 of 8,586 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 75
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 4
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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
Great Little Place For An Intimate Dinner

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Gretchen S
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Cornelius, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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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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 24 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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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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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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: 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?