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Friends Sushi

#195 of 7,539 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Near North Side
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710 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-2504 (Superior)
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
All 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
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fresh and tasty. Good wine and cocktails selection. Service was good and not a long wait for food to be served. If planning to go, make reservations ahead, it's always packed.

Thank Jesika R
Chicago/Palm Springs
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First visit for Sunday lunch. Small dimly lit spot in an old townhouse. Pleasant service and a full compliment of chefs. Ordered two rolls and then a repeat of the "big friends" with soft shell crab. Very pleased with quality.

Thank Talldude51
Espoo, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great sushi, would recommend the Umi maki. Great quality fish. Price for two with sodas, 3 appetizers and 5 main courses was 84usd with tax (before tip). Might go again. I would advice against the gyoza appetizer.. was not as good as the other food there.

Thank Gurumir
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped her for a quick lunch. The place decoration took me back to the 70's. We took the lunch menu of misu soup, 2 sushi and 2 maki. The food was good and it more than enough for lunch. We ended up paying 32 USD broke fire tax and service.

Thank Avi911
Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Needed a place for a very quick lunch while in town for a business trip. The chicken teriyaki bento box was perfect - quick and easy. The restaurant is tiny and food was fine. Didn't get to try the sushi.

Thank spreadx1
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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147 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

We are particular about eating sushi unless well recommended by those who have been to the restaurant, and Friend was picked from the web. Packed full on a Friday night and noisy. Outdoor seating was not on because of rain. The sushi, sashimi and maki made up for all else. I am no exert but the warm house sake went... More 

Thank RamSRam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

This place is a bit of a hidden gem. Love the interior and the menu was fairly robust. We always start with Gyoza and end up with some variation of a soft shell crab roll. Everything was certainly delicious! It's sushi and it's in River North, so not the cheapest in the world, but if you live in the area... More 

Thank Tomifer213
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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151 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

The sushi was awesome and we enjoyed the night out there. The place is very cramped so having reservations will help. I believe the tables outside were theirs so I would do that on a good weather day.

Thank gnaff9093
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

The food is consistently wonderful. They also offer delivery, which is a plus when it is snowy and cold outside!

Thank FL53095
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

I'm a sushi novice but this was so delish. The Friends maki roll was the best roll I've ever had - friendly service and sweet outdoor seating. Try this place!

Thank Amanda B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$29 - $31
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 710 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-2504
  • 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?