Sushi in Pilsen

$22 for $40 Worth of Sushi at Rakki Kyu Sushi

Rakki Kyu Sushi

Northwest Side

$40 $22

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This intimate BYOB eatery features more than 40 signature maki creations, along with sashimi, teriyaki meats, and sides like pork buns

Four-Course Dinner for Two or Four, or $20 for $40 Worth of Sushi and Pan-Asian Food at Usagi Ya

Usagi Ya

Northwest Side

$40 $20

(252)

Chefs in softly lit lounge elegantly display fresh catches in 66 sushi, sashimi, and maki rolls; four-course dinner includes sake drinks

Sushi and Japanese Food at Nori (Up to 51% Off)

Nori

Wicker Park

$45 $22

(281)

Chefs wrap maki rolls and stir-fry noodles at the Bucktown/Wicker Park outpost of this BYOB sushi bar

Asian Food and Sushi for Dinner Sunday–Wednesday or Any Day at Blue Fin Sushi Bar (50% Off)

Blue Fin Sushi Bar

Wicker Park

$40 $20

(214)

Sushi chefs craft 26 specialty rolls, sushi-dinner combinations, and sashimi morsels that artistically decorate plates

Sushi and Japanese and Thai Food for Two or Four at Rock Wrap & Roll (Up to Half Off)

Rock Wrap & Roll

DePaul

$20 $11

Creative maki such as the Latin roll with super white tuna and hot sauce rolled inside-out with red tobiko, are accompanied by Thai entrees

$20 for $40 Worth of Japanese Fare at Zoku Sushi & Asian Contemporary Cuisine

Zoku Sushi & Asian Contemporary Cuisine

Logan Square

$40 $20

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BYOB eatery serves maki, sushi, sashimi and cooked entrées that cull inspiration from all corners of Asia

$55 for a Three-Course Japanese Dinner for Two at Koko Sushi Bar ($98.75 Value)

Koko Sushi Bar

Logan Square

$98.75 $55

(150)

Inventive plates of maki and Japanese entrees served in a lantern-lit, modern sushi lounge

Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Kyoto Sushi Restaurant (Up to 51% Off). Two Options Available.

Kyoto Sushi Restaurant

Lincoln Park

$45 $22

(382)

Authentic Japanese cuisine and made-to-order sushi at BYOB restaurant

Sushi, Teppanyaki, and Thai Food at Sakura Teppanyaki and Sushi (Up to 44% Off). Three Options Available.

Sakura Teppanyaki & Sushi

Lakeview

$45 $25

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Chefs chop, sear, and sizzle scallops and filet mignon at tabletop grills for teppanyaki feasts or wrap sushi rolls at an art-deco bar

$11 for $20 Worth of Eclectic Asian Food and Drinks at Emperor Cuisine

Emperor Cuisine

Lakeview

$20 $11

(80)

Separate menus denote regional cuisines, including Japanese sushi offerings and Thai curries

$15 for $30 Worth of Japanese Fusion Cuisine at Yuki Hana

Yuki Hana

Lakeview

$30 $15

(147)

BYOB establishment serves sushi with variety of flavors and fruit rolls and Korean barbecue dishes

Sushi and Japanese Food at Ukai (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Ukai

Lakeview

$30 $16

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Maki rolls themed after Chicago sports teams appear alongside entrees such as pork ramen, salmon teriyaki, and udon noodle soup

$27 for Sushi Dinner for Two at Diva Restaurant (Up to a $51 Value)

Diva Restaurant

Lakeview

$51 $27

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Late-night BYOB spot open until 4 a.m. offers traditional and innovative sushi rolls and Thai dishes

$15 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Asian Cuisine at Jaiyen Sushi & Noodle

Jaiyen Sushi n Noodle

Chicago

$30 $15

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Thai and Japanese entrees share a single menu at the Asian eatery, which serves sushi, curries, and noodle dishes

$18 for $35 Worth of Sushi and Asian Cuisine at Kitchenette

Kitchenette Restaurant

Lakeview

$35 $18

Specialty maki and sushi dinners anchor a menu of Thai and Japanese dishes

Asian Fusion Cuisine at OH Fusion (50% Off). Two Options Available.

OH Fusion

Lakeview

$40 $20

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Fresh, artfully wrapped sushi & made-to-order noodle & rice dishes served in monochromatic dining room

$32 for a Pan-Asian Lunch or Dinner for Two. Groupon Reservation Required.

Anna's Asian Grill & Sushi Bar

Irving Park Location

$49.85 $32

Lunch or dinner is composed of fare from countries such as Thailand, Japan, Korea, India, and Laos and made with Noy Makmok's modern touch

$25 for $40 Worth Japanese Dinner at Agami

Agami Sushi & Grill

Uptown

$40 $25

Specialty sushi rolls and sashimi, Agami style ramen, and entrees such as chilean sea bass and chicken teriyaki

$20 for $40 Worth of Sushi and Asian Cuisine at Nori Sushi

Nori Sushi

Edgewater

$40 $20

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Japanese and Thai cuisine in an intimate BYOB dining room

$16 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Drinks at Sushi Thaime

Sushi Thaime

Sushi Thaime

$30 $16

Sushi rolls with fresh yellowtail, eel, or salmon; marinated Korean-beef short ribs charbroiled to perfection

Sushi and Japanese Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Bistro Sake (Up to 50% Off)

Bistro Sake

River Forest

$20 $10

Specialty rolls artfully layered with fresh salmon, avocado, and cilantro, tempura shrimp and cream cheese, and black tobiko in crispy rice

$15 for $30 Worth of Hibachi Cuisine at Dao Hibachi Restaurant

Dao Hibachi Restaurant

Burr Ridge

$30 $15

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Hibachi entrees sizzle on grills among boxy lanterns, sleek booths, and walls decorated with Japanese text

$15 for $30 Worth of Sushi, Japanese, and Thai Food at Dao Sushi and Thai Restaurant

Dao Sushi and Thai Restaurant

Oakbrook Terrace

$30 $15

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Specialty sushi rolls and sake arrive at tables amid chic decor of hanging pendant lights and a Buddha motif

$25 for $40 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Naomi Sushi

Naomi Sushi

Prospect Heights

$40 $25

Sushi chef uses fresh ingredients to create Godzilla, Wild dragon, Volcano, and more specialty rolls.

$25 for Two Regular Sushi Rolls and Two Specialty Rolls for Takeout at Asian Tokyo (Up to $40.40 Value)

Asian Tokyo

Rolling Meadows

$40.40 $25

Six-piece Regular Rolls such as Salmon Avocado and Philly Rolls and eight-piece House Speciaties such as Spider and Godzilla Rolls

$15 for $30 Worth of Pan-Asian Cuisine at Asian Pearl

Asian Pearl

Glen Ellyn

$30 $15

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Chinese, Japanese, and Thai dishes served in modern dining room with Asian decor influences

Japanese Dinner for Two or Take-out at Sushi Bar (Up to 45% Off)

Sushi Bar

Bloomingdale

$20 $11

(75)

Rolls filled with creamy avocado and salmon, teriyaki combos with deep-fried pork, and plates of ginger-sauteed squid

Select Local Merchants

Leonardo Toia “desperately discouraged” his kids from going into the family business, but their passion won him over, and now they help run numerous locations of the family-friendly neighborhood pizzeria. While adults peruse a menu of American and Italian favorites, such as half-pound burgers or housemade pastas smothered in tomato sauce or cheese and bacon, children 8 and younger pick anything from a free menu. Clients who wish to dine inside the comfort of their own home or submarine can have Leona’s food delivered within 60 minutes of ordering.

1419 W Taylor St
Chicago,
IL
US

Kohan's bento boxes are popular with Centerstage reviewer Jenny Seay, and Yelpers give the restaurant a 3.5-star average:

730 West Maxwell Street
Chicago,
IL
US

At South Kawa Japanese Restaurant, sushi isn’t just a delight for the mouth; it’s a feast for the eyes. Bold colors and delicate flavors intermingle as chefs spool fresh fish and rice into more than 40 types of maki rolls, including specialties such as the American Eagle, a mélange of king crab, spicy tuna, asparagus, and two types of roe. Plates of sashimi can be made to order from more than 20 varieties of sea fare, such as yellowtail, octopus, and freshwater eel. Hot starters such as steamed seafood shumai and pan-fried chicken gyoza pair nicely with cool beverages, which diners can bring from home or squeeze from low-hanging rain clouds.

3417 S Halsted St
Chicago,
IL
US

"They say, 'Tony, you're so crazy.' Yes, I am," celebrated chef and restauranteur Tony Hu told a Chicago Tribune writer. The comment refers to his decision to open seven restaurants within the same half-square-mile of Chinatown, a business venture viewed as ludicrous by many of his contemporaries. But the unusually close proximity of the eateries hasn't affected any of their successes, especially Lao Sze Chuan. Hu’s flagship creation opened 14 years ago and has since become legendary in the Chicago culinary scene. A huge line often snakes out the door on a Saturday night, and a visit to the restaurant prompted the following praise from one Check, Please! host: “There's no chop suey...there's no chow mein…it's not the things that you think you always think you're going to see on a Chinese menu. It's really regional food.” Inside the kitchen, chefs prepare Szechuan dishes such as dried chili chicken, Szechuan spicy rabbit, and hot pots of boiling broth, in which diners submerge lamb, shrimp, napa cabbage, and jewelry that’s gone out of fashion. Much of the menu is authentically spicy, but guests can opt for milder dishes such as steamed pork with sweet pickles or Szechuan tea-smoked duck.

2172 South Archer Avenue
Chicago,
IL
US

Upon entering Joy Yee’s Noodles, guests are greeted by an expansive smoothie bar, where staffers climb over one another to pick down fresh mangoes, pineapples, bananas, and watermelons from the fruit-loaded cubbies above. They then blend them into the chef’s original drink recipe—South Asian-style fruit smoothies accompanied by tapioca balls typically found in Taiwanese-style bubble tea—the most popular item on the menu, according to Check Please. This mesh of Asian influences characterizes the food as well. The all-embracing menu covers everything from Thai curries to Vietnamese sandwiches, Korean noodle soups, and Szechwan chicken. In addition to traditional dishes such as pad thai and Vietnamese vermicelli shrimp, the chefs stray into uncharted territory with Thai spicy spaghetti and chicken and the Pineapple Boat, a combination of chicken, shrimp, pineapple, and lychee.

A main stay in Chinatown, the restaurant tends to serve a younger crowd than the often family-oriented eateries in the neighborhood. According to Check Please, clientele “should come for the drinks and stay for the food.”

2159 S China Pl
Chicago,
IL
US

Sleek wooden panels and minimalistic tables serve as the base layer of Michelin recommended Lure Izakaya Pub, amplified by monsoons of colorful florescent light and nonstop wafts of innovative Japanese tapas. For brunch and dinner, chefs arrange fresh ingredients to form healthful specialties ideal for sharing. Dinner treats range from meatless items such as spicy fried tofu to meat-centric plates of braised pork belly with pickled bok choy. Lure Izakaya Pub also features a rotating menu of new creations crafted from seasonally available ingredients, as well as wood-grilled tapas flavored with a hint of cherry, apple, or mint toothpick.

2017 S Wells St
Chicago,
IL
US

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