Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar

Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar

Asian Restaurant, Sushi Restaurant, and Japanese Restaurant · River North
230 W Erie St (at Franklin St), Chicago, IL 60654, United States
Closed until 5:00 PM (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
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
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...


Based on 442 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Krista H.
    "Black rice sushi platter and mushroom ramen are fantastic!"(10 Tips)
    Mike S.
    "$1 Oysters, $2 Beef Filet Skewers and $3 Shrimp Tempura Rolls"(7 Tips)
    Tony T.
    "Try the Mushroom Dumplings"(3 Tips)
    Andy S.
    "Happy hour...beef skewers, sushi roll and $1 oysters."(12 Tips)
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  • sushi
  • seafood
  • happy hour
  • lively
  • $1 oysters
  • cocktails
  • barbecue
  • ramen
  • sake
  • good for dates
  • trendy
  • shrimp tempura
  • bento boxes
  • vegetarian food
  • off-menu items
  • scallops
  • ribs
  • good for a late night
  • desserts
  • pork shoulder
  • Ms H.

    Black rice sushi sampler $27, spicy tuna, eel & crab, shrimp tempura and sweet potato tempura. BBQ sampler $28, 1 scallop, 2 shrimp jalapeño and 3 meats but cauliflower miso best. Perfect for 2.

    Ms Helen · 2 weeks ago
  • Nick W.

    Best happy hour oysters in the city.. do a sake bomb with the chef!

    Nick W · October 30
  • Kevin K.

    Holy crap, the sliders are delicious.

    Kevin Konikowski · October 26
  • Robert W.

    Ask for the Philadelphia, it's off menu but the cream cheese hits the spot!

    Robert W · September 23
  • Ari

    Everything here is great

    Ari · September 10
  • Allison K.

    Great sushi!!! Awesome deals during happy hour!!

    Allison Kaminski · September 9
  • Erika M.

    With a sashimi platter we got a variety of fish, which all were fresh & tasty. This is one of few places that I can get plum wine (umeshu), which I suggest if you like sweet wine.

    Erika Mae · June 25
  • Christine

    Adam, the head bartender is very nice and makes amazing drinks! Great selection of alcohol :)

    Christine · May 27
  • Christine

    Happy hour is perfect timing to try this place!

    Christine · May 27
  • Christian T.

    But lots of plates and share.

  • Alysha B.

    The sushi is reasonably priced for the quality and I like the option of black rice (for an extra charge) for my sushi. The service is excellent, and the staff really know their stuff.

    Alysha Balog · April 15
  • Chanel Oriana

    Delicious noodles.

    Chanel Oriana · March 21
  • @jayelarex

    Enjoy the great liquor selection.

    @jayelarex · March 13
  • @jayelarex

    Great view from upstairs.

    @jayelarex · March 13
  • Zeke F.

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

    Zeke Franco · February 17
  • 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 · February 12
  • 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
  • Zach S.

    Everything is so good! Love the black rice sushi, alligator, etc. Definitely try a few different things.

    Zach Solomon-Beloin · December 31, 2014
  • Nae N.

    Camel Kangaroo Sushi on Black rice Escolar in an amazing sauce. Incredible food & drinks! Great atmosphere This has become a MUST when Im in Chicago.

    Nae Nae · October 29, 2014
  • Nae N.

    Camel Kangaroo Sushi on Black rice Escolar in an amazing sauce. This has become a MUST when Im in Chicago. And the mixologist is fantastic

    Nae Nae · October 29, 2014
  • Stefanie K.

    Spicy tuna roll. Love it. Love that they do half rolls (4 pieces), too.

    Stefanie K · September 27, 2014
  • Andy S.

    Happy hour...beef skewers, sushi roll and $1 oysters. Thoroughly recommended.

    Andy Savva · September 25, 2014
  • Pocket S.

    I liked the lunch options, especially the crispy duck leg!! So tasty.

    Pocket Sun · September 6, 2014
  • Juju

    Best shrimp tempura sushi and order the spicy tuna with black rice 👌 ramen was very average have had better ones.

    Juju · August 12, 2014
  • @jayelarex

    Get your own bottle.

    @jayelarex · August 10, 2014
  • Kendall B.

    I go here for the lunch special bento boxes and they have great happy hour deals.

    Kendall Bruns · August 8, 2014
  • Lauren M.

    Love the miso soup here. Really good spicy shrimp roll. $1 oysters after work!

    Lauren Meek · August 7, 2014
  • Jason G.

    Great Rolls, Great Sake!

    Jason Gardner · August 7, 2014
  • Chris S.

    The mushroom sushi was really great.

    Chris Shackleton · August 6, 2014
  • Chicagoist

    Gluten-free eaters who haven’t gotten to enjoy ramen this winter are extra lucky with the option of gluten-free noodles. Read more

    Chicagoist · August 1, 2014
  • Phuong Anh N.

    Don't try the ramen. They have no idea how to make the broth!

    Phuong Anh Nguyen · May 16, 2014
  • Romy S.

    Wayyyy over priced for the quality. Sunda like prices definitely not sunda like quality.

    Romy Seth · May 9, 2014
  • Lizzie H.

    Black rice sushi is the best. Love the spicy tuna roll and the truffled tuna. Just as good when ordered take out style.

    Lizzie Hagen · April 23, 2014
  • 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, 2014
  • 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
  • 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, 2014
  • Claire L.

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

    Claire Luna · December 17, 2013
  • 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
  • ISC C.

    Go for the alligator and uni ice cream

    ISC Chicago · November 27, 2013
  • Larry R.

    Black rice sushi is outstanding

    Larry Rubin · November 24, 2013
  • Adam S.

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

    Adam Staniszeski · November 9, 2013
  • Adam S.

    Get the Cold Cider Mule! Then get another! You will be happy.

    Adam Staniszeski · November 9, 2013
  • David Z.

    Best sushi ever

    David Zortea · November 9, 2013
  • Kae B.

    Truffle tuna. Do it.

    Kae Bay · November 7, 2013
  • Uber Chicago ..

    Offering one free dessert during Uber Chicago's CHILOVESuberX, 9/20-9/22.

    Uber Chicago . · September 19, 2013
  • Djuana S.

    Try the black rice sushi! Or, the collard-green wrapped rolls.

    Djuana Stoakley · August 15, 2013
  • Rob L.

    The lamb was succulent! Chef Chao was very personal and showed his passion for his work. The taste - ambiance and the price make this a must stop for anyone.

    Rob Leary · August 14, 2013
  • Louis R.

    Best sushi this side of the Mississippi

    Louis Rose · August 10, 2013

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