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“Sushi hangout with vibe”
Review of Friends Sushi

Friends Sushi
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Ranked #215 of 9,810 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: Sushi
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Near North Side
Cross street: Superior
Transit: Red line: State and Chicago
Reviewed December 21, 2012

If you've ever wondered what it would be like to eat sushi in Ibiza...then you've found it at Friends Sushi! White is the theme; walls, ceiling, lamps, tables, and chairs...all the while with the clubby lounge beats egging you on to eat.
The appetizer and various rolls were largely acceptable; flavorful, fresh, and for the most part, well proportioned. However, wasubi shumai was over steamed and rolls (Winter, Big Friends, Shitake Tempura) heavily sauced, each of which likely enhanced sogginess. Further, be sure to inquire about number of pieces per roll- some are not a standard 4-5/ roll... but 10? That is a bit excessive- we clearly over-ordered and could not finish it all- had we known, we'd have ordered 2 fewer.
Despite that, a good experience and would return, if even to listen to the beats and people watch.
The bottom line: A trendy, hip vibe, and it mostly translates to good sushi.

Tip: don't overdress, but layer; it can get warm. Gee, maybe it is a club masquerading as a sushi restaurant?

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Thank Pointe-Claire
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

...and be sure to try the Devil's Tuna. This is a great spot, super comfortable with a fantastic staff. We made a reservation and were glad we did as it seems to be pretty popular, even on a Wednesday night. We were thrilled to have found Friends during our trip, and look forward to sampling more of the extensive menu on our next visit to Chicago.

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Thank TrekTeam
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

We had a great lunch at Friends sushi. The udon soup was very good and some of the best tempura veggies I have ever had. Miso soup was flavorful and the price was quite reasonable.

Thank IndySig
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

Good, but not great, sushi, and a location that's very convenient for me. Chirashi is a little overpriced for what you get. The space is cool, though -- kind of a Jetsons vibe.

Thank ILoveNationalParks
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

The best the freshest sushi in this area!!! You have to try the "Friends roll" to die for!!. The roll has crunchy, sweet, spicy, cool all in one roll!!!
Inside decor is kinda like going back in time to the 70's.. Very stylish and small so if you are going better get there early cause place fills up fast!

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Thank Miki O
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