Japanese Restaurants in West Loop

45% Off at Rakki Kyu Sushi

Rakki Kyu Sushi

Northwest Side

$40 $22

(220)

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

20% Off Japanese and Thai Cuisine at Kin Sushi

Kin Sushi

Northwest Side

$40 $32

Inventive sushi rolls, classic Thai dishes, stylish decor, and BYOB at the edge of Wicker Park

Nori – Up to 51% Off Sushi

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

Up to Half Off Sushi at Rock Wrap & Roll

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

50% Off at Blue Fin Sushi Bar

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

47% Off Japanese Food at Ringo Japanese Kitchen

Ringo Japanese Kitchen

DePaul

$30 $16

(234)

Located in the heart of Lincoln Park since 1999, patrons dine on specialty sushi rolls such as firecracker roll with tuna & tempura crunch

Up to 56% Off Japanese Cuisine at Kyoto Sushi Restaurant

Kyoto Sushi Restaurant

Lincoln Park

$45 $20

(347)

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

44% Off Sushi at Sakura Teppanyaki and Sushi

Sakura Teppanyaki & Sushi

Lakeview

$45 $25

(235)

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

Half Off 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

45% Off Asian Cuisine at Emperor Cuisine

Emperor Cuisine

Lakeview

$20 $11

(80)

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

Ukai – Up to 47% Off Sushi and Japanese Food

Ukai

Lakeview

$30 $16

(243)

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

Up to 47% Off Three Course Sushi Dinner at Diva Restaurant

Diva Restaurant

Lakeview

$51 $27

(112)

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

Half Off at Zoku Sushi & Asian Contemporary Cuisine

Zoku Sushi & Asian Contemporary Cuisine

Logan Square

$40 $20

(55)

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

Half Off at Katakana Sushi Bar

Katakana Sushi Bar

Chicago

$40 $20

(143)

Executive chef Abdon Calderon creates innovative maki rolls using plantains, coconut, and chocolate at BYOB sushi bar

44% Off a Three-Course Dinner at Koko Sushi Bar

Koko Sushi Bar

Logan Square

$98.75 $55

(150)

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

50% Off at Jaiyen Sushi & Noodle

Jaiyen Sushi n Noodle

Chicago

$30 $15

(270)

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

50% Off Asian Fusion Cuisine at OH Fusion

OH Fusion

Lakeview

$40 $20

(182)

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

49% Off Sushi and Asian Cuisine at Kitchenette

Kitchenette Restaurant

Lakeview

$35 $18

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

38% Off 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

45% Off at Umi Japanese Restaurant

Umi Japanese Restaurant

Irving Park

$40 $22

(93)

Flower-like lights, birch branches, and eco-friendly fireplace complement katsudon, noodles, rice bowls, and inventive maki plates

Half Off Asian Cuisine at Nori Sushi

Nori Sushi

Edgewater

$40 $20

(39)

Japanese and Thai cuisine in an intimate BYOB dining room

Up to 50% Off Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Bistro Sake

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

47% Off 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

50% Off at Dao Hibachi Restaurant

Dao Hibachi Restaurant

Burr Ridge

$30 $15

(50)

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

Up to 38% Off Sushi and Hibachi at Bistro Nami

Bistro Nami

Westmont

$40 $25

(30)

Hibachi chefs sizzle up cuts of steak and marinated beef short rib as sushi chefs roll up super white tuna and striped bass into maki

Half Off at Dao Sushi and Thai Restaurant

Dao Sushi and Thai Restaurant

Oakbrook Terrace

$30 $15

(45)

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

50% Off at Aodake Sushi & Steak House

Aodake Sushi & Steak House

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

(180)

Chefs create more than 40 traditional and specialty maki rolls in additon to Japanese favorites such as tempura, teriyaki, and hibachi

38% Off at Naomi Sushi

Naomi Sushi

Prospect Heights

$40 $25

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

50% Off Sushi at Wildfish

Wildfish

Arlington Heights

$40 $20

(29)

Tropical-hued eatery named one of the top 10 sushi restaurants in Chicago by Gayot; rolls with maki, black rice, and soft-shell crab

Up to 50% Off Thai and Pan-Asian Food at Oishii Thai

Oishii Thai

Buffalo Grove

$25 $13

(51)

Eatery uses only fresh herbs, such as cilantro, lemon grass, and Thai basil for classic curries and sushi rolls that pack a punch

Half Off Pan-Asian Cuisine at Asian Pearl

Asian Pearl

Glen Ellyn

$30 $15

(24)

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

48% Off Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Sushi-Ai

Sushi-Ai

Palatine

$40 $21

Wide selection of fresh maki, specialty combinations, and Japanese entrées such as seared tuna or spicy tofu steak

Up to 45% Off Japanese Cuisine at Sushi Bar

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

Though the chefs at Thai Urban Kitchen draw from the flavors of Thailand and Japan's street food, they aren't afraid to add in more upscale ingredients. To wit, they use gourmet cuts of meat and vegetarian alternatives to make unique twists of classical cuisine. In infusing a little something extra to their signature pad thai, they add cuts of duck, calamari, beef, and shrimp with just a touch of red apple for sweetness. On their sushi menu, chefs design creative rolls such as the Salmon Lover, which combines raw salmon, masago, and avocado with spicy mayo, all topped with pink nori and seared salmon. And to end the meal on a sweet note without having to whittle the check out of chocolate, the chefs also scoop Asian-inspired flavors of ice cream as well as 18 gelatos.

Juxtaposing with the colorful sushi rolls and eye-catching plating is the dining room's sleek decor. A monochromatic design scheme adds a touch of modernity that is not impervious to comfort thanks to high-backed leather seats. Silver metalwork and treated glass hang above the expansive bar, where bartenders pour sake by the glass or offer their favorite selections in drink flights.

500 W Madison St
Chicago,
IL
US

EJ Sushi's rolls take diners on a tour around the world and back faster than a supersonic slingshot. Its menu includes traditional Philadelphia and Alaskan rolls, as well as tempura-fried Texas rolls with yellowtail and cream cheese and Chicago Fire rolls, which include tuna, salmon, escolar, and avocado. Chefs celebrate the flavors south of the border with the Mexican roll’s filling of cilantro, spicy tuna, seaweed salad, cucumber, jalapeño, spicy mayo, and hot sauce. And the eatery’s aesthetic celebrates Japan with walls covered in painted mountainscapes and cherry-blossom trees.

131 N Clinton St
Chicago,
IL
US

The chefs at Hot Woks Cool Sushi slice and coil rolls and sashimi at four Chicago locations. California and tuna-avocado makimono rolls join signature rolls such as the jumbo-size Akira with tuna and salmon or the Dragon, which crisps its shrimp tempura with its own fiery breath. Hot Woks Cool Sushi also hosts sushi-making classes, which include tasting menus, samplings of sake and wine, and chef supervision as guests create their own rolls.

312 W Adams St
Chicago,
IL
US

An airy, stylish dining area and full bar sets the stage for Izumi's contemporary Japanese cuisine, offering a colorful spread of both raw and cooked fish dishes on its menu. One of the friendly, attentive servers can kick off your fish-fest with the wasabi mayo potato salad ($5), a combo of mashed potatoes, crisp cucumber, and zesty izumi wasabi, or the seared tuna tataki ($10), which sears its titular thick red fish in tangy lime soy sauce and arrives bejeweled with avocados. Prepare your digestive fishing nets for the magnificent maki, Izumi's signature dish. The succulent strawberry maki ($15) celebrates another successful fruit-fishing season, sporting a super-white tuna and crunchy tempura center layered with spicy tuna and slices of strawberry. Fried prawns and cucumber center the dragon roll ($14), which comes drizzled with mayo and glazed with eel sauce, while the Pacific Surf maki ($12) hangs 10 on your tongue with its blend of Hawaiian yellowtail, jalapeño, and cream cheese topped with tempura crumbs. This Groupon is also good for drinks, such as the sake, which you can order alone ($12–$25) or genetically fused with other spirits to form various sake flights and saketinis ($8–$15). The restaurant also allows patrons to bring their own wine, with no corkage fee added.

731 W Randolph St
Chicago,
IL
US

Dine under a wash of lights that flatter all complexions and handily protect developing photographs with today's Groupon to Red Light, a pan-Asian boutique of bountiful bliss managed by the same restaurateurs as Gioco, Marché, and Opera. Citysearchers voted Red Light the Best Chicago Pan Asian Food in 2007, and Zagat rates the imaginative fare excellent at this buzzing spot, where the food, service, and atmosphere are as intoxicating as the drinks. With today's deal, you get $50 worth of pan-Asian cuisine for $25. Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.

820 W Randolph St
Chicago,
IL
US

Anna Makmok and her mother, Noy, have grown accustomed to sharing their contemporary pan-Asian cuisine with Chicagoans. In addition to helping found Thalia Spice, Anna and Noy have spread their influence by founding Anna's Asian Grill & Sushi Bar and Anna's Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar. The common theme uniting all of these restaurants is their eclectic cuisine, which consists of Thai, Japanese, Korean, Indian, and Laotian cooking featured alongside fare from other nations.

Noy looks to put her own mark on these familiar recipes through experimentation. This leads to dishes such as the fried avocado stuffed with spicy tuna, which was featured on an episode of Chicago's Best.

Choose Your Texture

  • Crispy : fried calamari with indian curry sauce for dipping
  • Tender : stir-fried mongolian steak that marinates in wine sauce alongside onion, scallion, bell pepper, and mushrooms
  • Creamy : the philly sushi roll with smoked salmon, avocado, and cream cheese
  • Crunchy : spicy crab rangoon
  • Everything : barbecued duck with tomato and bell pepper in a coconut milk-based red thai curry

BYOB Tips

When pairing wine with spicier cuisines, it helps to pick something with a touch of sweetness, such as an off-dry riesling. The delicacy of sushi means that an equally delicate wine—think vinho verde for white or pinot noir for red—works well. For heartier, savory dishes, consider something with fruit-forward flavors and a bit more boldness: merlot. If all else fails, choose your favorite bottle of wine and enjoy.

813 W Lake St
Chicago,
IL
US