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Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar

#311 of 7,682 Restaurants in Chicago
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230 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60654-4897 (Franklin and Erie)
+1 312-662-4888
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here 4 times now with the wife, and they do not disappoint. Never had a bad piece of sushi The staff is very knowledgeable about the menu and engaged. Really wanted to dabble in the Japanese whiskey selection they have, but had to drive back home after dinner. :( no worries I shall return soon, on foot. A+ P.S.... More 

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Thank Nathan O
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were walking nearby and we decided to join. The experience was awesome. Traditional-made sushi with Oriental flavors. Also try the oysters. Great for business, couples or groups.

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Thank andrevp
Evanston, Illinois
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376 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These aren't just any $1 oysters...they come with a yummy sauce, caviar, scallions, something a bit hot, maybe some vinegar, and crunchy onions. 2 dozen each does it. Shrimp tempura rolls and beef skewers are also excellent. I'm not a big "mule" fan but that's the only happy hour drink special...you'll make up for inexpensive food with expensive saki if... More 

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Thank jaz79h
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live close enough to walk here, so my family and I have dinner here whenever we are in the mood for sushi. This is our go-to place in River North for sushi. Not everybody in my family eats fish but Union's larger than average vegetarian section keeps everybody happy. I do eat fish but one of my favorites is... More 

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Thank Todd G
East Islip, New York
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sushi was delicious but not a very extensive menu. This was a repeat visit to the restaurant. Had lunch there both times. It seams best for business lunch or cocktails.

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Thank Michele G
Madison, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Chicago and looking for sushi , try Union. Ask for a seat at the sushi bar, try a $5 Moscow mule during happy hour. Sushi is great, noodle dishes very good as well. Very cool vibe , enjoy

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Thank Cookk2
Port Hawkesbury, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yummy sushi first time having black rice sushi was good and the Japanese micro beer was tasty! Good sushi find

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Thank TheStagna
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At first, the combination of Sushi and BBQ sounded odd, but it worked. If you are going around happy hour, I would suggest making reservations as we walked in right around 5 and the place was already nearly full and we had to go upstairs to a smaller bar area. My group of four sat at the bar, which is... More 

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Thank Steven H
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

GREAT neighborhood spot with a 7 day a week happy hour. Best Mules I've ever had and top bar staff. Great happy hour bites in a welcoming and trendy atmosphere. We live nearby and it's our "spot." Friendly waitstaff. Great service, never disappoints.

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Thank NoLaFoodie64
Dallas, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017

Overall this was a great dinner. The sake is wonderful (try a sake flight!) and the sushi is top-notch. We had lots of amazing rolls. Truffled tuna appetizer is also great. Our waitress was very friendly. The only con is that the tables are very close together so we almost felt like we were having dinner with the couples on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $40
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60654-4897
    (Franklin and Erie)
  • Public Transportation: Purple and Brown Line EL stop on Chicago and Franklin. Number 11 CTA Bus stop on Orleans/Erie and Wells/Huron.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 312-662-4888
Description
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 offers a varied cocktail menu of carefully handcrafted and inventive cocktails. A thorough sake collection is available as well as extensive craft beers, liquors and a spirited wine list.

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