Like Soviet Bloc gymnasts, sushi chefs undergo rigorous training that requires them to develop dexterity, consume only raw fish, and back handspring into 2”x3” pools of soy sauce. Land a perfect 10 with today’s Groupon to Maki Sushi & Noodle Shop in Park Ridge. Choose between the following options:
For $25, you get a sushi dinner for two (up to a $56 value). The meal includes:
- One appetizer (up to a $14 value)
- Two rolls (up to an $18 value each)
- One dessert (up to a $6 value)
For $45, you get a sushi dinner for four (up to a $112 value). The dinner includes:
- Two appetizers (up to a $14 value each)
- Four rolls (up to an $18 value each)
- Two desserts (up to a $6 value each)
Unroll a menu for lunch or dinner at Maki and storm your appetite's ramparts with a brazen appetizer of ahi tuna parfait layered with scallions, tobiko, and ossetra caviar, or keep dining democratic with the sampler plate filled with yakitori, siu mai, gyoza, crab rangoons, and shrimp tempura. More than 40 artful maki rolls keep the good times from foundering, with Joe’s Special Spider weaving a web of flavor through deep-fried soft-shell crab, cream cheese, and unagi. Seven veggie options for parties of herbivores include the daintily battered Japanese pumpkin roll and sweet-potato tempura roll. Complete the meal with a show-stopping dessert such as classic mochi ice-cream balls or the rich, ooey-gooey brownie clay pot topped with vanilla ice cream and a cookie. Featured by the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times, the multilevel eatery is rolling in positive ink. Maki's immaculate sushi bar, hardwood floors, and modern décor match its chefs' meticulous plating, creating meals that look as good as they taste and making diners pause to consider the ethical ramifications of destroying fine art before tearing into their dinners.
Maki Sushi & Noodle Shop
Proud, family owned, 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. Set in the historic Pickwick Theater building, 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 30 seats rest courtside as master chefs prepare 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.