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Bob San

1805-07 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622 (Gold Coast)
773-235-8888
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Ranked #3,298 of 8,264 restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Gold Coast
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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281 reviews 281 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2011 via mobile

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2009

One of my favorite places for sushi and sushi is one of my favorites.

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Chicago, IL
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78 reviews 78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2009

I have been to Bob San's a number of times and have always had great food and service. The interior is cool and the location can't be beat. In the summer they have outdoor seating that is great to sit and watch the scene.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2009

We went for the Father's day Dinner and the Sushi was good and the rolls were yummy. My daughter enjoyed her Tempura and the soup. The staff were very attentive and the atmosphere was great.

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