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6641 Grand Ave. Ste C, Gurnee, IL 60031-5262
(847) 856-0270
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty sushi

i haven't eaten Japanese food very often. Ordered the Bento Box. Really enjoyed the tempura and the raw seafood. Staff was very helpful and friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Donna M
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Grayslake
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122 reviews 122 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

I'm going to have to disagree with other reviewers on this restaurant. I was less than impressed with the freshness of the seafood & the water just tasted disgusting. I would not recommend this place! I thought there might be a reason there were so few people here & was right.

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Grayslake
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

i haven't eaten Japanese food very often. Ordered the Bento Box. Really enjoyed the tempura and the raw seafood. Staff was very helpful and friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Hayashi is a small, intimate sushi house with excellent food and service. It's my favorite in Gurnee.

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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61 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We were looking for a date night restaurant on a Saturday night. There was a 45 minute wait at Joe's Crab Shack and Outback Steakhouse. We decided to try Hayashi. It was a small, strip - mall place but seated us immediately. It was busy but not full. The sushi was excellent and the service was quick and friendly. The... More 

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Lake Villa, Illinois
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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We used to be very big fans of Hayashi but yesterday's visit was a disappointment. My husband and son ordered sashimi combos and their fish looked dried out, not at all fresh. I ordered a bento box and my chicken was way overcooked and also dry. Definitely not the quality of meal we have had in the past.

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Israel
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40 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

After reviewing the internet for a nice place to have dinner in Gurnee, we picked Hayashi. We were not disappointed! The service was good the food was good as well. We did not expect to find any Sushi restaurant in a small town like Gurnee. The restaurant is small thus I encourage to make a reservation. I also encourage the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I have been to this place several times. It is consistently average and today, the portion got smaller. I wish that there are more sushi restaurants in Gurnee. Still it will be a long time before I try them again.

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Gurnee, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The restaurant itself is very small and sort of uncomfortable. The sushi was just average, but the prices were more than your typical sushi place. I would go back maybe if others wanted to, but I wouldn't rush back on my own. Nothing spectacular, AHA Sushi in Gurnee is much better.

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Gurnee, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This small space has some of the best Sushi and Bento in the midwest. It reminded me of Japan long deep narrow seating area with a small kitchen in the back. Extremely clean and the staff is top notch.

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Yokohama, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

After living in Japan for 10 years my wife (Japanese) and I returned to the states. We have tried every sushi restaurant in this area and HAYASHI is by far the best Sushi-Ya when compared to Japanese quality. The food was great and the staff is always so kind. If you are thinking about grabbing sushi tonight forget the others... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6641 Grand Ave. Ste C, Gurnee, IL 60031-5262
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Gurnee
  • Phone Number: (847) 856-0270

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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