Best Local: Sushi

Sample some sushi from these Chicagoland restaurants!

Sushi lovers rejoice! Chicago is home to maki, sashimi, nigiri and the ever-popular California roll, boasting a variety of sushi bars throughout the city. Stop by any of these Chicago restaurants and sushi bars!

Try Roka Akor, featured on Chicago Magazine’s “Hot List” for six consecutive months! The sushi, seafood and steak house menu includes fresh rolled sushi daily. Beyond sushi, Roka Akor also features prime steak selections paired with tableside shaved truffles and artisanal sauces, named Crain’s Best Steakhouse. Stop by for happy hour for appetizers and $5 Sake! Located across Clark Street from AMLI River North or a 5 minute walk from Grand Plaza.

Stop by Union for a surprising twist on Japanese cuisine! Their maki rolls are inspired by global flavors with unique wraps such as collard greens, soy paper, or cucumber, in addition to the traditional seaweed nori. Come back for their Japanese barbeque, featuring a 600° Robata Grill at the restaurant’s center, serving up a variety of meat, chicken, seafood and vegetables. Just a 9 minute walk up Franklin Street from EnV Chicago!

Try the new Chicago hotspot Hot Woks Cool Sushi for a wide selection of makimono, sashimi and maki sushi. Try their Chicago signature, the Blackhawks roll, which includes crab meat, white tuna and sesame seeds served with herbed ponzu sauce. You can also get their sushi to-go, named Metromix one of 12 fresh restaurants to order from in Chicago! Only a 7 minute walk from 215 West Apartments or a 9 minute walk from Presidential Towers.

Enjoy classic Japanese sushi in a luxurious loft setting at Umai. Their menu includes signature maki selections such as the Chicago roll, surf & turf roll and Mexican roll.  Adventurous diners can try the sushi platter, which includes chef’s selections! Only a 3 minute walk down Clark Street from AMLI 900!