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Friends Sushi

#152 of 8,445 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
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Today
10:30 am - 10:00 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
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Most recent review
Hidden gem in Gold Coast for sushi

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Ron S
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Miami, Florida, United States
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Miami, Florida, United States
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The place is small, crowded but not annoying. I sat at the bar being solo for the night. But it was a chance of getting to know friendly people sitting next to me. Service is good, informal despite the place is quite hip. They make you feel welcome. Not sure if the staff were Japanese or else, but who cares.... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

The nigiri is to die for! A great assortment of fish, they bite like butter and are a great portion size. The maki rolls were really creative and there were a lot of great options. We bought a lot of appetizers and rolls to share, it was a great way to sample everything their menu has to offer. I wasn't... More 

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Carol Stream, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Got carry out from here while at at work one evening. Fresh sushi, good flavors, crunchy, savory. Comporable prices to the area. Would definitely order again.

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The sushi is really good in this cosy little place. The service tends to be a little slow when its a busy night.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Our daughter took us to this small Rush street gem. Very casual atmosphere with great sushi! Service is very good and the staff makes your feel like your at home.

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Nagoya, Japan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We visited Friends sushi on Christmas day since we had never tried it. The sushi was fresh, creative, and delicious. It was definitely the best American style sushi that I've ever eaten. The Sakana roll was our favorite. Yuzu and shiso are two of my favorite flavors that were perfectly paired in this roll.The appetizers were quite nice as well.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?