There are so many amazing sushi restaurants in Chicago. If you’re a sushi lover, the options are endless! These are some of my favorite sushi experiences over the last couple of years.
Sushi X (www.rollingatsushix.com)
Sushi X is probably my all time favorite place to get sushi in Chicago. Their roles are creative and beautifully presented. They’re a bit pricey, but worth it! This order included the Red Dragon (tempura shrimp, mayo, roe, sriracha, jalapeno, topped with spicy tuna and scallions), the Honey (white tuna, tempura flakes, cucumber, honey sesame mayo), the Yellow Jacket (hamachi, shiitake mushrooms, wasabi mayo, mango black sesame seeds) and the Spicy Shrimp (shrimp, roe, chili oil, mayo, scallions.) Delish!
Toro Sushi (www.torosushi.biz)
Quite a while back, my friend Becca and I went on a sushi date to Toro Sushi in Lincoln Park. The sushi we ordered was on a specials menu and included fish eggs wrapped in salmon and topped off with a quail egg! Becca was mystified as to how to eat this… it was a bit messy, as seen below.
Mizu Sushi (www.mizurestaurant.com)
Mizu is a great sushi spot because all of their roles are very fresh and affordable! This was a take-out dinner Gareth and I had for Valentines Day this year. It included Spicy Tuna (tuna with spicy mayo), the Sake (fresh salmon with cucumber or avocado) the Chicago (tuna, yellow tail, avocado, & cucumber) and the Pink Maki (fresh salmon, white tuna, kanikama, spicy mayo, scallions, and tobiko.)
Cafe Sushi (www.grubhub.com/chicago/cafe-sushi/)
I like to go to Cafe Sushi in the summer time because they have great outdoor seating and it’s BYOB! This was a great summer afternoon lunch complete with the Honey Bee (white tuna, avocado, cucumber, honey sauce with tempura crunch outside), the Spicy Tuna (tuna and scallion with spicy chili sauce), the Bagel (smoked salmon, cream cheese and scallion), the Dragon inside (shrimp tempura, cucumber. outside: unagi, avocado) and Shrimp Tempura (shrimp tempura with avocado, cucumber and masago.)