Sushi Badaya

Highland Park

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In a Nutshell

  • Classic dishes & specialty rolls
  • Experienced owner/chef
  • Full-service bar

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Promotional value expires Jul 21, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per table. Reservations required. Dine-in only. Must use in 1 visit, no cash back. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Sushi is one of mankind’s most ancient foods, dating back to a time before humans discovered fire and, subsequently, that fish are terrific makers of s’mores. Delight in the savory side of nature’s pastry chef with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of sushi and more at Sushi Badaya in Highland Park. With more than 18 years of experience preparing Japanese specialties, Sushi Badaya’s owner and head chef, Neo, delivers a menu that includes classic nigiri, sashimi, and maki, as well as an arsenal of inspired specialty rolls. The Badaya roll is a rolled-up sleeping bag of spicy tuna, ebi tempura, and cucumber on which seared tuna rests its weary, wasabi-mayonnaise-covered head. Cooked entrees include teriyaki salmon ($17.95) and tempura udon, a combination of thick noodles, shrimp, and veggies served alongside tempura and salad ($13.95). Sushi Badaya’s full-service bar keeps the intricate machinery of the digestive tract from drying out, cracking, and requiring out-of-warranty repairs from the dealership.

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Five Yelpers give Sushi Badaya a four-star average rating:

  • This is by far the best sushi I have had in my Highland Park hood! – Marcie F., Yelp
  • Everything we've ordered is perfect. – Jean Z., Yelp

Sushi Badaya

Upon a marbled wall, a Japanese triptych mural tells the story of a gargantuan fish licked by cerulean waves and a tiny boat tossed about in its wake. Even though this vibrant piece reflects a chaotic scene, the sushi bar where the owner and head chef crafts creative rolls and maki is anything but—he’s a seasoned artist with more than 15 years' experience slicing, dicing, and coiling. He carefully furls Alaskan king crab, shrimp tempura, and sweet chili sauce and creates tantalizing nigiri and sashimi with freshly carved squid and freshwater eel. Bartenders, meanwhile, pour wines and sakes to complement the chef's mouthwatering Japanese cuisine.

Sunlight pours through ground-to-ceiling windows, streaming across hardwood floors and dark wooden tables that friendly servers speckle with dishes of aromatic steak teriyaki and tempura udon soup. Diners can enjoy these exotic feasts amid the contemporary yet casual dining room’s traditional folding screens and bamboo accents or, when the extraterrestrial overlords who control the weather permit it, outside on the patio.

Customer Reviews

sushi is awesome, thank you so much
Magdalena Z. · May 1, 2013
Decent atmosphere, good food and staff!!!
Alma O. · April 28, 2013
Great sushi!
Carol C. · April 21, 2013
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    Highland Park

    600 Central Ave.

    Unit 100

    Highland Park, Illinois 60035

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