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Friends Sushi

#184 of 7,598 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Near North Side
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710 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-2504 (Superior)
+1 312-787-8998
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed 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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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The portions are HUGE! Consider sharing!!! VERY reasonable prices for Chicago and very good. Nice place for a simple catch up lunch with friends.

Thank LadySomers
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Eaten a lot of sushi, and this was fantastic. Ended up eating there 3 times. Good menu, great service

Thank 204greg
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Was recommended this restaurant by the concierge in our hotel & it didn't disappoint- although we did get of to a bad start when there wasn't a table free at the time we'd booked & we had to wait for one to become free. I guess the upside of this is that it's an extremely popular place which is always... More 

Thank Kathryn6
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

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 October 2, 2016

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 September 29, 2016 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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228 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 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 September 19, 2016 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, India
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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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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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

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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, Gluten Free Options
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: +1 312-787-8998

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