Japanese Restaurants in Lake Zurich

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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Kobe Japanese Steakhouse & Seafood Sushi Bar brings together the showmanship of tableside teppanyaki cooking with the delicate artistry of sushi making. Highly trained chefs layer filet mignon, chicken breasts, teriyaki salmon, and scallops onto the grill, dazzling dinner guests with the fire tricks of a circus performer and the knife skills of a cutlery-company mogul. Just a few doors down from Kobe of Japan, the Kobe East Sushi Bar combines fresh seafood and subtly seasoned rice to create kiwi-topped crab rolls paired with selections from a list of more than 30 varieties of imported sake.

783 Route 22
Lake Zurich,
IL
US

Nozumi’s culinary team of world travelers turns to seasonally available ingredients and their own global palates to create innovative Japanese cuisine. While seated at a high-top table beneath a hushed lighting fixture or nestled in a cushy booth, diners can choose shareable plates from five tapas-style menus or entrust their selections to the chef, who employs a fresh selection of seafood to furl signature sushi rolls such as Rinjin Dragon, packed with shrimp tempura, fresh-water eel, and veggies drizzled in spicy mayo. Non-sushi entrees include grilled tiger shrimp and seared day-boat scallops swimming in creamy basil sauce and fettuccine noodles, and a tuna sandwich anchored by seasoned yellow-fin steak and coleslaw. Guests can also set up shop at the sushi bar or reserve the private Tatami room, designed to accommodate 8–10 people or one very large secret.

100 W Higgins Rd
South Barrington,
IL
US

Executive chef Simon Lin beautifully blends various Asian and North American culinary traditions into an eclectic array of sophisticated dishes, enhanced with more than 50 signature sauces, spice blends, and seasonings. The lunch menu satisfies roaring noontime stomachs by offering up the best of the deep blue, including seafood pasta, in which sea scallops, prawns, and crab meat play Marco Polo with pad-thai noodles in a Thai alfredo sauce ($14.99), and a smorgasbord of sushi and sashimi favorites. Dinner dishes slather taste buds in elegant flavors, such as the peppercorn-encrusted tuna, served with wasabi garlic smashed potatoes ($27). Moisten freshly sated palates with a selection of beer, sake, and plum wine or an artistic martini.

410 Milwaukee Ave
Lincolnshire,
IL
US

Eight Piece is all about serving up food fresh and fast, yet each of the restaurant’s dishes remain meticulously prepared. As chefs layer fresh fish and vegetables into their signature versions of California and Philadelphia rolls, guests watch on through glass like proud parents and point out the roll they named after a grandparent. In an interactive turn, diners are encouraged to create their own sushi rolls from a menu of base rolls, creative toppings, and sauces. From those choices, chefs can add heat to a vegetarian roll with a chili oil-infused kamikaze mixt topping or cool down a chipotle roll with an individual topping of avocado and a sauce. With sushi plates in hand, diners are invited to nestle into the airy dining room where neon lime chairs and white banquettes invite conversation and leisurely dining.

1220 E US Highway 45
Vernon Hills,
IL
US

California Sunset, Ocean Drive, and Smoky Bear—though these may sound like sights on a West Coast summer road trip, they're actually specialty-roll combinations at Sushi-Ai. The contemporary Japanese restaurant whips up a wide spread of maki such as fresh eel, tuna, blue crab, and salmon, as well as unique specialty rolls bequeathed with names including the Scary Spider and the White Sox, which is dotted with black tobiko. The entrées, though more traditionally monikered, are no less delicious and come in the form of filet mignon, seared tuna, Atlantic salmon, sea bass, and lobster.

The low lights and intimate environs of Sushi-Ai's dining room summon a romantic ambience suitable for date nights, and meals find mates of their own with selections from a large list of wines and Japanese sakes.

710 West Euclid Avenue
Palatine,
IL
US

At Sushiyaki, chefs roll up creative cuts of sushi, glaze meats with teriyaki, and whip up noodle entrees complemented by Japanese beers, wines, and teas. Red walls, eclectic decorations, and tunes from guest DJs fill the traditional dining area, and Japanese-style private rooms feature low tables and floor cushions. Bento boxes and sushi buffets let visitors plan their own taste-bud excursions, during which the smooth, black sushi bar becomes an airport check-in desk inexplicably staffed by fish-slicing chefs.

129 N Arlington Heights Rd
Buffalo Grove,
IL
US