Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar

Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar

230 W Erie St (at Franklin St), Chicago, IL 60654, United States
Closed until 11:30 AM 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
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar is a bustling neighborhood restaurant located in Chicago's popular River North neighborhood. Union combines the tempered art of Japanese dining with a fresh, colorful and urban vibe...


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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mike S.

    Try the Black Rice sushi!

    Mike Schatzman · March 5, 2012
  • MafiaHairdresser J.

    Sushi bowling is the best here!

    MafiaHairdresser Jon-David · November 12, 2012
  • 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 Schneider · July 13, 2011
  • Mike S.

    Ask about the Chef's table

    Mike Schatzman · March 5, 2012
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mike S.

    Try the new Jumbo Chef's Bento

    Mike Schatzman · March 10, 2013
  • Mary Kay H.

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

    Mary Kay Hardcastle · March 31, 2012
  • 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 Tedesco · December 3, 2011
  • Mike S.

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

    Mike Schatzman · March 5, 2012
  • @jayelarex

    Wash the Sushi down with a good drink.

    @jayelarex · January 19, 2012
  • 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 Rubin · July 5, 2011
  • Michael W.

    Try the Uni Soba! So good!!!

    Michael Whalen · May 20, 2011
  • Adam S.

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

    Adam Staniszeski · June 1, 2013
  • 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 Pak · July 8, 2012
  • Contessa G.

    super sweet happy hour, 5-630p

    Contessa Gibson · October 27, 2011
  • Adam S.

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

    Adam Staniszeski · November 9, 2013
  • 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 FELDT · July 7, 2013
  • Adam S.

    Try the housemade tonic!

    Adam Staniszeski · March 8, 2013
  • Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar

    Try the Barbeque Bar Sampler

  • Jeff W.

    Happy hour Really is happy :)

    Jeff Willinger · October 27, 2012
  • 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 Sheridon · August 18, 2011
  • Dan M.

    Get the Bay Street California roll.

    Dan Melillo · August 2, 2011
  • Daniele B.

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

    Daniele Bianchini · July 30, 2011
  • @jayelarex

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

    @jayelarex · July 22, 2011
  • Eylul S.

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

    Eylul Savas · February 19, 2014
  • Kae B.

    Truffle tuna. Do it.

    Kae Bay · November 7, 2013
  • Kelsey P.

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

    Kelsey Peters · May 29, 2013
  • FindingForever

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

    FindingForever · November 8, 2012
  • 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 Terrell · September 19, 2012
  • @EdmundCruz

    3 words: Black. Rice. Sushi.

    @EdmundCruz · June 26, 2012
  • Amit D.

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

    Amit D · June 4, 2012
  • @jayelarex

    Say hello to Peter at up Bar.

    @jayelarex · May 18, 2012
  • Manbque

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

    Manbque · May 18, 2012
  • 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
  • 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 Patel · October 23, 2011
  • Danny W.

    Star of Bombay cocktail. Do it.

    Danny Wirtz · October 5, 2011
  • 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 Lubliner · August 30, 2011
  • 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 Rivera · July 6, 2011
  • Sheryl L.

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

    Sheryl Lewis · May 14, 2011
  • Ben R.

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    Ben Rosenfield · 1 week ago
  • Zeke F.

    Ramen is awesome. But the music here SUCKSSSSS; like nickleback sucky.

    Zeke Franco · 2 weeks ago
  • Nae N.

    Black rice sushi, Kangaroo, Camel,Beef tongue & Escolar! Try them all. All my favs. Great atmosphere, music is awesome, mixologists making the drinks are fantastic. One of my favs when Im in town.

    Nae Nae · 2 weeks ago
  • Cindy O.

    The skinny geisha drink is very refreshing

    Cindy OConnor · January 29
  • Ashley S.

    Great place to go with a group of friends for sharing plates. Quick service. On the casual side - great Friday after work spot. iPads for cocktails and specialty roles!

    Ashley Sheeran · January 22
  • Kitty B.

    Happy hour 5-630:-) $1 oysters

    Kitty B · January 17

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