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Hayashi Japanese Restaurant

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6641 Grand Ave Ste C, Gurnee, IL 60031-5262
+1 847-856-0270
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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114 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2013

Every time I'm in town, I look forward to a visit here. I love this place. A local took me the first time and it's a good thing, because I probably wouldn't have noticed this nondescript place located in a small strip mall. The sushi is absolutely delicious and just simply well made, and served without pretension. The ingredients are... More 

1 Thank tripcrixchick
Hainesville, Illinois
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77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2013

My wife and I stopped by last night, not knowing what to expect as neither one of us is a sushi-lover. We asked for recommendations and the server came back with some of the best rolls I have tasted. These were crunchy, with shrimp and avocado. For our main meal we had Tempura with chicken or with steak. The tempura... More 

2 Thank Luis T
Lake Villa, Illinois
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2013

We go the Hayashi once a week for our "know it's going to be good" dinner. We try steakhouses, Italian restaurants, seafood restaurants, but Hayashi is where we know we'll always get a great meal and good service. Good variety, creative and high quality. You can't go wrong if you like sushi.

2 Thank Vic1955
Gurnee, Illinois
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107 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2013

My fiance loves his sushi. Me, not so much. So we are always on the lookout for places that offer cooked options for me. Hayashi did not disappoint. Their tempura was fabulous -- breading was lighter than most I've had, kind of coconut style. Their sushi menu is huge, with lots of options, and they offer some great samplers. Waitstaff... More 

1 Thank dkp213
Gurnee, Illinois
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Hayashi might be a small out of the way restaurant but the sushi is outstanding. The service was good and the sushi was very good....I will be going back there again.

1 Thank Jim P
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 11, 2012

I have enjoyed sushi all over the country, but this is the best. My favorites are the red flower roll (spicy), the dragon roll, spicy salmon, -really anything that you order will be fantastic.

1 Thank nicoletderose
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

We are regulars at Hayashi (visit every Sunday). This place has the best Sashimi cuts, especially the salmon sashimi. Fish is fresh and service is awesome.

1 Thank reachbgk
Waukegan, Illinois
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2012

My husband and our friend go all out for the Sushi/Sashimi, the chef selections and the specials. I love the crispy roll and the avocado roll, smoked salmon by the piece, salmon salad in lemon sauce, and Gomae. We all love their soup. They have the best Miso soup in a 50 mile radius. And the best Gomae ever! always... More 

2 Thank TaunaOne
Mundelein, Illinois
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2012

I've been to Hayashi several times and I haven't had a bad experience yet. The food is very good and they are very quick. The atmosphere is nice and relaxing. I love the dressing they use for the salads!

1 Thank inlovewithmusic15
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98 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2012

This is my 9 year old daughter's FAVORITE restaurant and we eat here often. Their California rolls have REAL crab in them, not fake, and they are delicious and an excellent value. The yummy miso soup has lots of tofu in it and their bento boxes are also fantastic and a great value. The tempura is perfect and the sauce... More 

2 Thank ChicagoMom2003

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6641 Grand Ave Ste C, Gurnee, IL 60031-5262
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Gurnee
  • Phone Number: +1 847-856-0270

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