Sushi in Downers Grove

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

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 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 Japanese Cuisine at Sushi Train

Sushi Train

Romeoville

$30 $15

(64)

Experienced chef oversees menu of familiar and updated Japanese cuisine, including sushi rolls with Cajun-spiced king crab meat and cilantro

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

45% Off Sushi and Contemporary Grill Cuisine at Swordfish

Swordfish

Batavia

$40 $22

(125)

Special-ordered fresh fish used in artfully presented seafood entrees, sashimi, and sushi rolls, served in room illuminated by fireplace

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

50% Off at EJ Sushi

EJ Sushi

Chicago

$50 $25

Rolls include the Green Turtle, made with salmon and mango, and the Fire Cracker, made with homemade spicy crunch mix and spicy tuna; BYOB

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

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

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.

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

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From behind their blonde wood bar, the sushi chefs set solemnly to work. Grasping rice in their well-seasoned hands, they blend the staple with ocean-caught fish, verdant seaweed, and a roster of international ingredients to produce morsels as delicate as a chrysanthemum blossom or as hearty as a stalwart oak. While these chefs embrace Japanese tastes and aesthetics, you don't have to have a passport to meet them; they ply their trade at Kyoto, where Asian flavors intersect with a decidedly American address. Not to be outdone by the bar's signature sushi and sashimi, the chefs of Kyoto's kitchen turn in faithful reproductions of dishes generally associated with Tokyo, Beijing, or Korea's moon base. Shrimp and vegetables don a dusting of tempura flakes before a trip to the flash-fryer leaves them crisp and golden, and tender cuts of beef mingle with green onions amid spicy mongolian sauce. No matter the meal, glasses of sake or Japanese beers from brewers including Sapporo, Kirin, and Asahi help wash down bites or power toasts to the chef's good health.

1408 Butterfield Rd
Downers Grove,
IL
US

More than 15 years of preparing sushi at upscale locales have imbued chef Soon Park with a deep regard for this culinary tradition. Still, he isn't afraid to push his creations into the oven once and a while—his signature Dragon Breath roll sprinkles bread crumbs and garlic over shrimp tempura, which bakes in the kitchen before spicy mayo, chili sauce, and chili tobiko provide a finishing garnish. A simultaneous devotion to ritual and experimentation has enabled Chef Soon to complement these inventive rolls with sushi mainstays, such as Japanese-imported red snapper nigiri and fresh tuna sashimi. Whether he's dreaming up a new entree or wrapping a California roll, his mission remains the same: give each ingredient its due time in the spotlight. Rather than mask flavors with soy sauce or chopsticks made from cinnamon sticks, Chef Soon carefully balances each taste and texture within a given dish. Tender eel precedes crisp bites of lobster tempura on the Golden Lobster roll, which also surprises palates with the tang of spicy mayo and unagi sauces. The Octo nigiri, meanwhile, contrasts spicy salmon with spicy octopus, and a filo-wrapped ahi appetizer deep-fries tuna, cream cheese, and avocado into a flaky shell.

1600 Maple Ave
Lisle,
IL
US

Chefs at Aodake Sushi & Steak House dispatch sushi and hibachi-seared steaks beneath hanging lamps and glowing globes. Meat, vegetables, and seafood make for multicourse meals, and a variety of kitchen entrees bolster the thronged dinner menu. At the bar, more than 20 vodkas alchemize into a variety of martinis or blocks of pure gold.

2129 75th St.
Darien,
IL
US

Filet mignon, marinated beef short ribs, and lemon-doused shrimp all meet the same fate when they hit the sizzling surface of a hibachi grill at Bistro Nami. They cook to perfection, joining sides of fried rice, grilled veggies, salad, miso soup and a gyoza as an appetizer. But that's not all Bistro Nami has to offer—the menu also includes ample sushi options, from succulent cuts of striped bass on rice to intricate rolls. The Chanel No. 5 roll combines super white tuna with jalapeno, cilantro, and two kinds of spicy sauce, which, like an angry donkey, delivers a kick to the mouth.

439 Ogden Ave.
Clarendon Hills,
IL
US

Asian Pearl's chefs practice their craft with multitasking; in order to execute the bistro's extensive menu, they must be familiar with the tenets of Thai, Chinese, and Japanese cuisine. Rice noodles and fragrant curries occupy the Thai sphere of the kitchen, while woks toss Chinese favorites including sesame chicken and five-spice duck. Japanese influence appears both in tempura plates and in signature maki rolls, such as the Sky roll that tops shrimp tempura with masago, kanikama, and crunch. Asian Pearl also blends flavors in seafood or grill dishes, such as Tiger's Tears—marinated beef draped in a sauce they claim is "spicy enough to make a tiger cry," something that was said of Judy Garland.

A gentle bath of neon blue light descends over diners inside Asian Pearl's modernist dining room, punctuated by white tablecloths and mural silhouettes of golden trees. Neatly folded napkin peaks greet patrons as they sit down at the sushi bar, forming a crimson vanguard between the wood-and-silver chairs and the chefs' busy hands behind the glass. Around the perimeter of the dining room, thin hanging lamps cast a contrasting red and white light from behind scrawls of Chinese characters.

466 N Main St
Glen Ellyn,
IL
US

Wok 'n Fire—named Best Asian Restaurant by West Suburban Living—tantalizes taste buds with a menu bursting with flavors from Chinese, Japanese, Thai, and other Asian cuisines. In their specialties, chefs sear seafood, steak, and chicken with complex flavors in the wok. They craft sashimi and specialty maki rolls, as well as twirling together noodle dishes that range from japanese udon to thai curry noodles and the cantonese noodles used in ancient tugs of war between provinces. Ginger ale and flavored lemonades, both crafted in-house, hydrate throats between bites.

Decor varies across the Asian bistro's locations throughout the western suburbs, but all share dramatic lighting, sleek hardwood floors, and smooth wooden seating that all obey one gravitational constant. Sophisticated accents pervade each location, such as dangling lights that recall bells, sinuous golden dragons undulating across a wall, and partitions that mimic an abacus or twined branches.

590 Village Center Dr
Burr Ridge,
IL
US

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