Japanese Restaurants in Des Plaines

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.

$24 Off at Asian Tokyo

Asian Tokyo

Rolling Meadows

$25 $13

(17)

Guests enjoy a menu of Chinese and Japanese classics including kung pao chicken and sushi, while dining in the glow of red hanging lanterns

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

50% Off at EJ Sushi

EJ Sushi

Chicago

$50 $25

Sushi rolls include the Green Turtle, made with salmon and mango, and the Fire Cracker, made with homemade spicy crunch mix and spicy tuna

Half Off Asian Cuisine at Nori Sushi

Nori Sushi

Edgewater

$40 $20

(39)

Japanese and Thai cuisine in an intimate BYOB dining room

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

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

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

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 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

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

Up to 51% Off Japanese Cuisine at Kyoto Sushi Restaurant

Kyoto Sushi Restaurant

Lincoln Park

$45 $22

(382)

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

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

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

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

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

45% Off Japanese Cuisine at House of Tokyo

House of Tokyo

St. Charles

$40 $22

(30)

Chefs sear steak and seafood at tabletop grills while sushi floats around the bar on little wooden boats

47% Off at Sushi Thaime

Sushi Thaime

Oak Lawn

$30 $16

(76)

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

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Chefs imbue Zakuro Thai Sushi Cuisine's intimate dining room with the aromas of traditional Thai noodle dishes, fried rice, and seven types of curry. For dinner, they craft specialties such as deep-fried soft-shell crab with basil sauce, served with vegetables and a choice of white, brown, or fried rice. At the sushi counter, chefs hand-roll maki including the Hollywood, layering spicy tuna and shrimp tempura inside kelp or soybean paper and topping the bundle with fried onions and seared Cajun albacore. The softly lit restaurant boasts wood floors, Asian figurines, and tall, twig-like accents that are lit from beneath, casting spindly shapes on the walls like two saplings making shadow puppets.

568 E Algonquin Rd
Des Plaines,
IL
US

Maki Sushi & Noodle Shop earned city-worthy praise in both the Sun Times and the Chicago Tribune for the elegant simplicity that characterizes both its menu and décor. Japanese letters run down the floor-to-ceiling murals that color the bright eatery’s mint-green walls, flanking a sushi bar centerpiece where more than 20 seats rest courtside as master chefs prepare soft shell crab, homemade dumplings, and crispy rangoons. They also churn out fresh sashimi and dozens of signature maki rolls including Crazy Crunch filled with tuna, salmon, yellowtail and tempura crunch topped with wasabi mayo and unagi sauce. The clean lines of the eatery’s exposed brick pillars and polished wood-grain floors spill over into lunchtime bento boxes, which compartmentalize protein such as crabmeat fried rice or chicken katsu. Delicate flutes of martini glasses filled with fruit-infused takes on the classic cocktail. Equipped with a glass-enclosed wine cellar, Maki Sushi’s lower level lounge plays host to private get-togethers, corporate happy hours, and very short games of hide-and-seek.

12 S NW Hwy
Park Ridge,
IL
US

Chefs at Kampai Japanese Steak House man their hibachis with skill, flipping and twirling their gleaming utensils as they carefully cook meats such as filet mignon, lobster tail, and shrimp. As customers' meals sizzle before their eyes, chefs keep them entertained by telling jokes and anecdotes about their first job as a baton twirler. The floating sushi bar is no less inventive. Wooden boats stocked with fresh pieces of sushi and tiny shuffleboard teams float in an open tank from which diners can pluck their choice of morsels (the sushi menu also offers made-to-order options). Although the food preparation is entertaining, it does not upstage the taste. Kampai's head chef, Suki, has traveled extensively to search out quality ingredients for his sauces, in which he strives to blend Eastern cuisine with worldwide flavors.

2330 S Elmhurst Rd
Mount Prospect,
IL
US

Tatami Restaurant's chefs whorl fresh fish, colorful veggies, and chewy rice into more than 60 types of sushi for in-house dining adventures and elegant catered meals. Diners graze on a bounty of traditional and fusion-inspired sushi combinations, many of which bear names evoking the city on the lake and its flavorful denizens, including the signature Kansaku roll, which shares its name with Tatami Restaurant's sister restaurant and salutes the eatery with shrimp tempura, freshwater eel, and a ribbon of cream cheese. The 10-piece Lake Shore Drive roll employs outrageous flavor tactics to upstage Chicago’s beach vistas, pulling out all the stops with a combination of yellowtail, cilantro, and spicy mayo. Diners craving a hot, hearty meal can savor traditional Japanese entrees such as chicken yaki soba or tofu katsu with sweet chili.

1859 Waukegan Rd
Glenview,
IL
US

The chefs at Nobori Sushi create authentic Japanese food for lunch and dinner and build party trays packed with rolls and sushi. Their lengthy menu includes appetizers such as sea urchin shots topped with quail egg and ponzu sauce, along with noodle dishes, tempuras, and teriyakis. As the name of this casual restaurant would suggest, the star of the show is the sushi. Dragon rolls share the plate with rainbow, dynamite, and caterpillar rolls. Soybean paper hugs a select subset of rolls, appeasing the taste buds of those who dislike seaweed or are addicted to legumes.

1821 Waukegan Rd
Glenview,
IL
US

Eclectic ingredients, including eel and mint leaf, fill more than 30 maki rolls and helped earn Wildfish a spot on Gayot's list of the 10 best Chicago sushi restaurants in 2012. One roll pairs spicy salmon, fried tuna, and pico de gallo, and another mixes spicy mayo and sweet soy sauce with Alaskan king crab and a splash of Bacardi 151. Filet mignon and lobster sizzle in the tropical-hued dining room with walls of red, green, and gold and bamboo that sways against the ceiling. Glasses of imported Japanese beer and sake clink together in high-backed booths that offer privacy during dates and meals out with a parrot that only knows how to say your medical records.

60 S Arlington Heights Rd.
Arlington Heights,
IL
US