Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar

Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar

230 W Erie St (at Franklin St), Chicago, IL 60654
Hours:
Closed until 11:30am tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:30 AM–2:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–10:30 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:30 AM–2:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–Midnight
  • Sat
    • 5:00 PM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Free
Outdoor Seating:
No

Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar is bustling neighborhood restaurant located in Chicago's popular River North neighborhood. The menu boasts a variety of flavorful offerings from the Kitchen, Sushi Bar and signature Barbeque Bar showcasing the 600° Robata Grill.

9.4/10

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  • "Try the Black Rice sushi!" (6 tips)
  • "I dream about the Truffled Tuna appetizer." (2 tips)
  • "... alligator skewer, mushroom dumplings, prosciutto wrapped scallops and the belly..." (3 tips)
  • Time Out Chicago

    Try the duck fat yaki soba noodles from our 100 Best list: A bowl of everything you could ask for: thick, satisfying noodles in mustard sauce, fatty morsels of duck and crunchy slivers of cabbage.

    Time Out Chicago · December 6, 2011
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  • AskMen

    The name of the game here is kushiyaki, which boils down to a palatable selection of grilled meat, poultry, offal, vegetables & fish cooked on a 600-degree robata grill. Read more

    AskMen · May 13, 2011
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  • Time Out Chicago

    There’s little offered here to really love, but there’s plenty to like: accomplished cocktails, and duck fat yaki soba noodles with mustard sauce, topped with duck and tossed with crunchy cabbage. Read more

    Time Out Chicago · January 18, 2012
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  • Mike S.

    Try the Black Rice sushi!

    Mike S. · March 5, 2012
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  • MafiaHairdresser J.

    Sushi bowling is the best here!

    MafiaHairdresser J. · November 12, 2012
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  • Revae S.

    Since you're @eatatunion, make sure to go say hi to Revae at UpBar! Great cocktails that aren't listed on the menu!

    Revae S. · July 13, 2011
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  • Mike S.

    Ask about the Chef's table

    Mike S. · March 5, 2012
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  • Gilt City

    Get excited for the launch of the new UP bar. It's going to be a spectacular addition.

    Gilt City · June 22, 2011
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  • Crain's Chicago Business

    Clifton No. 4 is memorable for the crunch of grilled calamari against grilled asparagus and that soft marbled nori, rounded out by cilantro and garlicky mayo ($6/$12). Read more

    Crain's Chicago Business · September 12, 2011
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  • Mary Kay H.

    Be sure to visit Peter at Up Bar & tell him I sent you. He let me guest bartend.

    Mary Kay H. · March 31, 2012
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  • Dana T.

    EVERYTHING IS GOOD. Try it ALL! Sit at Chef Chao's station & ask him to be inspired! You won't be disappointed! Such a nice, friendly, humble guy :)

    Dana T. · December 3, 2011
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  • @jayelarex

    Wash the Sushi down with a good drink.

    @jayelarex · January 19, 2012
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  • Myra R.

    Don't miss the Uni Alfredo Soba!!! Love the Old City Market Roll: spicy tuna, seared salmon, spicy ponzu, cilantro, green onion, fried okra, wrapped in collard green! Yummylicious :)

    Myra R. · July 5, 2011
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  • Michael W.

    Try the Uni Soba! So good!!!

    Michael W. · May 20, 2011
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  • Adam S.

    Say hello to Adam at UpBar! Or Peter or Ken...

    Adam S. · June 1, 2013
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  • Serious Eats

    Oxtail Ramen: Mushrooms, crispy tofu, Napa cabbage, ginger, grilled tomato, parmesan, and slow-cooked, fallen-off-the-bone oxtail meat. A nice melody of diverse textures and big flavors.

    Serious Eats · May 20, 2013
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  • Mike S.

    Try the new Jumbo Chef's Bento

    Mike S. · March 10, 2013
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  • Christine P.

    Haven't even tried the entrees yet but I love this place already. Amazing original cocktails! Try the surprise + delight for the ultimate summer drink!! The truffled tunas also amazing!!!!!!!

    Christine P. · July 8, 2012
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  • Mike S.

    Amazing happy hour from 5pm - 6:30pm: $1 Oysters, $2 Beef Filet Skewers and $3 Shrimp Tempura Rolls.

    Mike S. · March 5, 2012
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  • Contessa G.

    super sweet happy hour, 5-630p

    Contessa G. · October 27, 2011
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  • Adam S.

    The Cider Mule is a must have! Drink a few of em! You will be happy.

    Adam S. · November 9, 2013
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  • kate F.

    Hokkaido roll is one of the best. Get it with black rice. Grilled scallop, avocado, masago-mayo, roasted pepper, jalapeno, garlic, wrapped in soy paper.

    kate F. · July 7, 2013
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  • Adam S.

    Try the housemade tonic!

    Adam S. · March 8, 2013
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  • Jeff W.

    Happy hour Really is happy :)

    Jeff W. · October 27, 2012
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  • Angela S.

    Must try: the sparrow is the best craft drink, alligator skewer, mushroom dumplings, prosciutto wrapped scallops and the belly sushi roll (da bomb!).

    Angela S. · August 18, 2011
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  • Dan M.

    Get the Bay Street California roll.

    Dan M. · August 2, 2011
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  • @jayelarex

    If you're in the neighborhood, grab a magnet.

    @jayelarex · July 22, 2011
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  • Kae B.

    Truffle tuna. Do it.

    Kae B. · November 7, 2013
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  • Kelsey P.

    $1 oysters, $2 beef filet, $4 shrimp tempura rolls during happy hour!

    Kelsey P. · May 29, 2013
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  • Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar

    Try the Barbeque Bar Sampler

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  • FindingForever

    Tweet while you're there. They like to engage back.

    FindingForever · November 8, 2012
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  • Ashley T.

    If you want to try out Union Sushi with some cool new friends, they've partnered with grubwithus.com to host a social dinner on the first Monday of every month.

    Ashley T. · September 19, 2012
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  • @EdmundCruz

    3 words: Black. Rice. Sushi.

    @EdmundCruz · June 26, 2012
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  • Amit D.

    Ask Peter at the bar for the Bombay sapphire with shiso and peppercorn... out of this world!

    Amit D. · June 4, 2012
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  • @jayelarex

    Say hello to Peter at up Bar.

    @jayelarex · May 18, 2012
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  • Manbque

    Sit up by the grill and order anything from the barbecue bar, deelish!

    Manbque · May 18, 2012
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  • Rock Saké

    Try the Oregon Junmai Ginjo Sake Sangria (Hum Spirits Lychee, Pineapple, Tonga Bitters, and Yuzu). You won't regret it!

    Rock Saké · November 28, 2011
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  • Jessica P.

    Highly recommend sitting at the sushi bar. You can watch them make your rolls and they are fun to talk to. Off menu pumpkin dessert is amazing!

    Jessica P. · October 23, 2011
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  • Danny W.

    Star of Bombay cocktail. Do it.

    Danny W. · October 5, 2011
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  • Daniel L.

    They have a lot on the menu, including alligator, but all I had was sushi. It was great, though. The service is great and an interesting ambience. I'll give it four stars for the sushi.

    Daniel L. · August 30, 2011
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  • Daniele B.

    Not a good meal. Skip this place. And I'm being super nice.

    Daniele B. · July 30, 2011
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  • Antonio R.

    The Clifton #4 is def a winner. Gotta get the pork loin too. Be prepared to wait forever for sushi and ur orders my come out in the wrong order (apps second, main first)

    Antonio R. · July 6, 2011
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  • Sheryl L.

    Try the shrimp tempura. The best sushi they have here.

    Sheryl L. · May 14, 2011
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  • Pear

    Start or join a sponsorship and get up to $270 toward free catering and 10% off lunch from Union Sushi. Read more

    Pear · March 13
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  • Eylul S.

    Everything is delicious. Sushi with asparagus is my favorite. Be sure you still have room for a milkshake.

    Eylul S. · February 19
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  • Deanna M.

    Dance music meets one of a kind sushi (and dessert) you can't experience anywhere else. You can't mess this up.

    Deanna M. · January 25
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  • Claire L.

    The black rice sushi sampler and truffled tuna appetizer are must-haves.

    Claire L. · December 17, 2013
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  • Albert L.

    Give server your card and ask him/her to bring the best BBQ and sushi on menu course by course. Best way to experience Union. Peter the bartender on 2nd floor is very friendly. Leave him a nice tip!

    Albert L. · December 9, 2013
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  • ISC C.

    Go for the alligator and uni ice cream

    ISC C. · November 27, 2013
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  • Larry R.

    Black rice sushi is outstanding

    Larry R. · November 24, 2013
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