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“Superb Fresh Sushi; but Waits Can Be Long” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Toro Sushi

Toro Sushi
2546 North Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614 (Lincoln Park)
773-348-4877
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Ranked #862 of 8,489 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Takeout
Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
Chicago, Illinois
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“Superb Fresh Sushi; but Waits Can Be Long”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2009

Consistent with other reviews, Sushi was outstanding. Super fresh, large thick slices, nicely presented, and comparably/reasonably priced. They also have a huge selection of special rolls. I tried the "Dragon", which was a combo of shrimp tempura, unagi, and avocado. Pretty good, but I'm not a big fan of the fancy rolls. Think you get a better bang for the buck, just with normal sushi. Rolls tend to be overpriced, and for "tourists" if you ask me. (I'm speaking generally here, not any special critique of Toro's -- if Rolls are your thing, Toro is still for U). Service by the waitresses was attentive and friendly. Only critique, would be that the food (sushi & rolls) comes out slow. Think they need another Sushi Chef to help.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Sushi's pretty good, but...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2009

Sushi's pretty good, but I've had better. I had their special one day which included torched blue cheese on top of some kind of roll (it's been a while). Creative? Yes. Good? No. All their other rolls were pretty good though.

This place is CONSTANTLY packed! The waitlist is insane, and don't be fooled, just because there's not a line doesn't mean there aren't 15 people ahead of you (and I didn't make up that number)! People can be on a phone waitlist.

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“Mitch is such a friendly...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2008

Mitch is such a friendly chef. It is definately a local's place. Waits happen often and quickly. As early as 6:00 PM.

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“Great sushi, but don't bother eating there if Mitch (the owner) is not behind the sushi bar.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2008

Great sushi, but don't bother eating there if Mitch (the owner) is not behind the sushi bar.

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“Love it,but the wait is...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2008

Love it,but the wait is always crazy long....even on a Tuesday.

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