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Bob San

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1805-07 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622
773-235-8888
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Wednesday
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Hours:
Thu 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene

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Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Karaoke Bar attached to it!

I did not eat here so I can not review that. We jut finished eating dinner elsewhere and passed this place and it looked like to much fun to pass up. We walked in and got a drink and before you know it we were signing karaoke until 2am. Great place with a laid back feel so even if you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2014
Christopher Z
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Late Night
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30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bruxelles
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Not from Chicago but Sushi lover, I try a few Sushi restaurants each time I'm in town. Second time in Bob San and certainly not the last! Quality, freshness, efficient and friendly service and all that for a more than reasonable price. From classics to more "open" version of traditional Japanese sushis, each type of fish is tasty and the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I did not eat here so I can not review that. We jut finished eating dinner elsewhere and passed this place and it looked like to much fun to pass up. We walked in and got a drink and before you know it we were signing karaoke until 2am. Great place with a laid back feel so even if you... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I have been coming here for a few years now. We always sit at the sushi bar and talk to Bob. He does a great job recommending items. If you come here do not be boring and just get the rolls. I recommend trying the Chef Specials, pan flatten scallops, and the oyster shooters. So yummy! Getting hungry just thinking... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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256 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I really want to give this place one star, but the problem I had was not entirely their issue it was partly mine. This resturant was BYOB for 13 years, since it opened in 2000 I believe. When i showed up with my bottle of wine they told me I couldn't open it because they were no longer BYOB and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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40 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

This is for the sushi restaurant. I like sushi and thought this was only okay. The tea was very good but I found the sweet potato roll and cucumber avocado rolls underwhelming. Service was only okay once we got one order. Water refills were good but if we wanted more tea or drinks, we had to wait or yell to... More 

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Chicago
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131 reviews 131 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

The last couple times we visited we were disappointed by the wait staff and food. We have had some great nights here enjoying the food and drinks. The last couple times the sushi was not up to par and the wait staff was lacking. We would sit without water or drinks for very long periods and the food would be... More 

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Chicago
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42 reviews 42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

How often do you see the owner chef with knife in hand, preparing dishes alongside the staff. Not often enough - whether it's sushi or anything else. I for one am tired of the celebrity chefs full of hype and vapor. I want a great chef preparing dishes he/she is proud of. That's Bob at Bob San. If you like... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

I have eaten sushi in many different restaurants. It was not worthy eating in this place. I liked the neighborhood. Service average, food average, pricy check $45 per person.

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Superior, Wisconsin
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110 reviews 110 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2011

Not a bad little joint. The prices are right and the service is good. But the menu and sushi is only average...which isn't to say it's bad, just not anything to write home about. The BYOB thing is cool, but a $12 corking fee is pretty crazy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2009

creamy scallop was tre good... and the crunch roll... with salmon... very good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1805-07 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighborhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: 773-235-8888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Open Hours
Thursday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
8:00 pm - 2:00 am

Questions & Answers

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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?