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Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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SUSHI BAR SPECIALTIES‏
1/2 dozen 16
1 dozen 30
Oysters on the Half Shell (6/12)
Red tobiko, green onion, crispy shallot, jalapeno-cilantro ponzu
16.00
Truffled Tuna
Truffle oil,‏ avocado, parmesan, chili fresco, wonton chips
14.00
Broiled Yellowtail Collar
Napa cabbage, house ponzu sauce
18.00
Crispy Soft Shell Crab
Soba salad, soft boiled egg, spicy ponzu viniagrette
14.00
Sashimi Cup
Salmon, super‏ white tuna, green onion, rice puff, lime, ponzu, wasabi avocado puree
18.00
Wagyu Beef Tartare
Seared foie gras, ginger, shallot, wasabi mascarpone, quail egg, crispy lotus root chips
15.00
Marinated Albacore Tuna
Boston lettuce, masago, dijon mustard soy viniagrette
HOT APPETIZERS
8.00
Buffalo Duck Wing
Sweet chile and hot sauce butter, napa cabbage slaw, yuzu- blue cheese dressing
10.00
Mushroom Dumplings (vegetarian)
Fontinella + garlic-chive sauce
12.00
Black Pepper Shrimp
Black pepper, pickled chili, green onion
14.00
Steamed Mussels
Miso, sake, garlic, ginger, onion, pickled chili fresno mini pretzel bread
10.00
Sauteed Maitake Mushrooms (vegetarian)
Enoki, green onions, pickled chili
9.00
Agedashi Potato
Sweet potato "tater-tot," daikon, ginger, bonito, green onion, seasoned dash
14.00
Crispy Calamari
Arugula salad, sweet chili sauce
12.00
Pork Cutlet
Tonkatsu sauce, argula salad
11.00
Tempura Plate
Shrimp and assorted vegetables
SOUPS + SALADS‏
5.00
Mushroom Soup (vegetarian)
Shiitake, beech,‏ oyster, trumpet
3.00
Miso Soup (vegetarian)
7.00
Roasted Cauliflower Salad (vegetarian)
Fennel, balsamic caramalized onion, orange zest, red pepper, orange sesame vinaigrette
7.00
Mushroom Salad (vegetarian)
Shiitake, oyster mushroom, baby arugula, tomato, onion, pickled onion, garlic-soy vinaigrette
8.00
Soba Salad (vegetarian)
Tempura enoki mushrooms, nappa cabbage, tomato, red, yellow onion, chili pepper, cilantro, garlic oil, spicy ponzu
6.00
House Salad (vegetarian)
Baby arugula, tomato, frisée, red onion, yuba, tofu crouton, micro-greens, yuzu dressing
RICE DISHES
19.00
Duck Breast Fried Rice
Japanese curry, ginger, egg, tumeric, mushroom
14.00
Katsu Don
Pork cutlet, egg, onion, shiitake mushroom
16.00
Unagi Don
Barbequed eel‏ over rice + vegetables
RAMEN + NOODLES‏
14.00
Spicy Pigtail Ramen
Pickled cucumber, pickled chili, fried onion, tofu, poached egg, nappa cabbage
15.00
Seafood Ramen
Shrimp, mussels, crispy calamari, pickled fresno, napa cabbage, green onion, crispy onion miso, sake
14.00
Chicken Ramen
Daikon, napa cabbage, garlic oil, green onion, cilantro + crispy chicken skin
14.00
Beef Cheek Ramen
Shiitake mushrooms, onion, pickle chili, tofu, nappa cabbage, ginger, grilled tomato, parmesan
14.00
Mushroom Ramen (vegetarian)
Shiitake, enoki, oyster mushroom, ginger, onion, seaweed, gobo sesame oil, pickled chili
14.00
Duck Yaki Soba
Egg noodles, ginger, cabbage, bell pepper, green onion, bonito, seaweed, mustard-tonkatsu sauce
14.00
Uni Alfredo Soba
Fresh uni, salmon roe, micro-greens
BARBEQUE BAR
Grilled over a 600 degree open flame robata grill
12.00
Lamb Chops
Garlic-soy + baby arugula salad
9.00
Wagyu Short Rib
Sesame soy, ginger, pear
8.00
Thick Cut Bacon
Frisee, arugula, radish, onion, guava viniagrette
5.00
Beef Filet
Ginger-soy
8.00
Kangaroo
Pineapple + orange zest
7.00
Spare Rib
Miso, house-tonkatsu‏ sauce
16.00
Alligator Rib
Sweet potato mash, hard boiled egg, chive, tempura water cress, balsamic soy reduction
5.00
Chicken Thigh
Japanese-curry
16.00
Quail
Black rice, mushrooms, crispy onion, edamame, ginger
BLACK RICE SUSHI ROLLS‏
Half roll 0.50
Full roll 1.00
Black Rice
Substitute black rice with any roll on the menu
25.00
Black Rice Sushi Sampler
contains all four of the below rolls made with black rice. Black rice has a firm (but not nutty like brown rice) texture and boasts fewer carbs and calories than white rice.
CLASSIC SUSHI ROLLS
4 pieces for half/ 8 pieces for full
Half 6.00
Full 11.00
Spicy Tuna
Spicy chili oil, masago, tempura flake, mayo
Half 8.00
Full 15.00
Shrimp Tempura
Avocado, eel sauce, caramelized onion, masago-mayo
Half 8.50
Full 16.00
Rainbow
Eel, hirame, tuna, cucumber, avocado
Half 8.50
Full 16.00
Dragon
Spicy shrimp, eel, avocado, masago, green onion, eel sauce
Half 7.5
Full 14
Classic California
Crabmeat, cucumber, masago, avocado
Half 6.00
Full 11.00
Spicy Shrimp
Spicy chili oil, masago, green onion, mayo + black pepper sauce
Half 8.50
Full 16.00
Soft Shell Crab
Lettuce, fried ginger, avocado, rice puff, sesame paste, sweet chile sauce + wrapped in cucumber
Half 6.00
Full 11.00
Crispy Smoked Salmon Skin
Cucumber, avocado, masago, cilantro, chile oil, eel sauce
Half 6.75
Full 12.50
Philly
Smoked salmon,‏ avocado, cream cheese
SPECIALTY SUSHI ROLLS‏
Half 8.00
Full 15.00
Old City Market
Spicy tuna,‏ seared salmon, spicy ponzu, cilantro, green onion, fried okra, wrapped in collard green
Half 8
Full 15
Hokkaido
Grilled scallop, avocado, masago-mayo, roasted pepper, jalapeno, garlic, wrapped in soy paper
Half 10.00
Full 19.00
Bristol Bay
Alaskan king crab, avocado, grilled asparagus, green onion, masago, chive, uni butter + wrapped in soy paper
Half 7.5
Full 14.00
Bay Street California
House-made crabcake, cucumber, spicy mayo
Half 9.5
Full 18.00
Pacific Coast
Tuna, yellowtail, fish roe, tempura crumb, jalapeno, cilantro, green onion, cucumber, avocado, wasabi mayo, eel sauce, sriracha
Half 7.5
Full 14
Clifton #4
Fried calamari, masago, green onion, grilled asparagus, cilantro, marble nori, garlic mayo
Half 7.75
Full 14.50
Godzilla
Shrimp tempura, cream cheese, scallion, red tobiko, wasabi mayo, eel sauce
UNION HAND ROLLS
All hand rolls wrapped in nori
10.00
King Crab
Uni butter, green onion, avocado
9.00
Marinated Salmon
Avocado, black rice
6.00
Spicy Tuna
Sesame chili oil, masago, tempura flake + mayo
8.00
Yellowtail + Scallion
6.00
Crispy Smoked Salmon Skin
Cucumber, avocado, masago, cilantro, sesame chili oil + eel sauce
9.00
Soft Shell Crab
Lettuce, fried ginger, avocado, rice puff, sesame past, green onion, sweet chili sauce
About
Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar is a bustling neighborhood restaurant located in Chicago's popular River North neighborhood. Union combines the tempered art of Japanese dining with a fresh, colorful and urban vibe. Embracing an American warmth and personality, this playful juxtaposition reveals a restaurant that is welcoming, accommodating and stylish. A true riff on what is expected or traditional - East or West. Union ups the ante on Japanese dining with its high-energy beat, creativity and playful approach to Japanese-influenced cuisine. The menu boasts a variety of flavorful offerings from the Kitchen, Sushi Bar and signature Barbeque Bar showcasing the 600° Robata Grill. The beverage program
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Delivery
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Union Sushi + Barbecue Bar was good. We enjoyed a delicious Waygu beef tartare accompanied by fried lotus root chips. The contrast in texture worked very well together. Our soft-shell crab roll was equally tasty, light & cool on a warm summer evening. It was...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Debora P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had such a great meal last year we came back again. Aside from feeling like a scene from the Blues Brothers where every rushing El-train caused a roaring pause, we went back. The service was again exceptional as we went again for happy hour. The...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Joseph A
Reviewed May 22, 2019 via mobile

We were attending The National Restaurant Association Food Show and we were looking for an awesome dinner experience! An Union Sushi did not disappoint. We were a party of 15 & had a table upstairs! Dow was our server and she was attentive, friendly, and...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Evelyn Z
Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

Happy hour should not be missed here! This bustling restaurant is clearly no hidden gem. We sat in front of the grill (not to be confused with the bar!) and watched our food get cooked right in front of us. Oysters in happy hour menu...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TravelGoddess86
Reviewed December 11, 2018

I was here by myself and found the food decent. I had a happy hour spicy shrimp roll. It was decent. The pork ramen was just ok. The broth was not as good as I expected. If I was in the area I would consider...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank wmn9
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

Visited Chicago for the first time with my husband to visit his family. Stayed nearby and decided to try this place out and let me tell you that the nigiri was soooo good and fresh, my mouth is watering at this moment just talking about...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank paulinaestrada
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Overall, for our first experience with Union, we enjoyed ourselves immensely. The Seafood Ramen was extraordinary. The Mushroom appetizer was great. We ordered two dishes from the BBQ bar side of things, and my wife and I both agreed that 9+ dollars for a small...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jon_n_Jess
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Sat at the bar for a while and had drinks while we waited for the rest of our party. Nice small area with great service. Moved over to a table where the service was good. Had 4-5 different rolls and 4-5 different types of Nigiri....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lucycan
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

Just a great overall experience. We recommend sitting at the sushi bar to marvel at how they make the various types of sushi and sashimi....truly an art form. Unless you know specifically what you want just tell the chef to make you a meal and...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank metntex
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Once with a girlfriend, once with a family group Definitely not your usual sushi place but it does sushi well Also does ramen well--all kinds including a vegetarian mushroom base Grilled tidbits include the usual and off the wall alligator and kangaroo ( it's on...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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