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Sushi Restaurant and Japanese Restaurant$$$$
East Ukrainian Village, Chicago
56 Tips and reviews
  • sushi
  • ramen
  • scallop cake
  • sashimi
  • sake
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  • Time Out Chicago
    The springy ramen noodles are topped with pickled vegetables, slices of fishcake, strands of delicate enoki mushrooms, and a gently poached egg that breaks sunnily into the broth. Read more
  • Maya J.
    Pretty much everything here is delicious but don't miss the pork belly.
  • Hank C.
    Hank CoutureNovember 18, 2017
    Amongst best sushi I've had in Chicago.
  • Lucille F.
    Lucille FisherAugust 30, 2017
    Japanese cuisine with a twist. The fish is fresh!Sashimi is sublime,every single dish we ordered we savored & enjoyed w/an impressive selection of sake.I see myself coming back again & again.
  • PureWow
    PureWowMay 2, 2017
    Five-time Michelin Bib Gourmand nominee Arami is the sushi standard in Chicago. Belly up to the sushi bar and watch the chefs prepare your hamachi with mushroom and truffle oil. Read more
  • PureWow
    PureWowApril 11, 2017
    Belly up to the sushi bar and watch the chefs prepare your hamachi with mushroom and truffle oil—you might be tempted to snatch it right out of their hands. Read more
  • Robert R.
    Robert RobbinsJanuary 6, 2017
    If you're used to Japanese traditions, full service, hot towel, etc this is not the place. Preparation was good pieces were clean and fresh. I'd be interested in going back to try their entrées.
  • Matt H.
    Matt HelbigNovember 27, 2016
    The miso ramen is worth a try if you're vegetarian. The vegan kimchi was a nice touch.
  • Reserve
    ReserveFebruary 10, 2016
    Choose from a wide variety of sakes, wines, cocktails, beers and spirits to complement the cuisine. Read more
  • John S.
    John SimmonsFebruary 4, 2016
  • Grace A.
    Grace AldridgeJuly 22, 2015
    Amazing, decently priced sushi. It's never really crowded so you should be able to walk in and get a table. Sit in the back where the roof is open during the summer.
  • Phillip
    PhillipMarch 21, 2015
    The spicy chicken ramen is too salty
  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistFebruary 19, 2015
    On Saturday nights Arami is open until 2 a.m. and their late night menu that starts at 10:30 p.m. includes soups, snacks and the kind of food you’d need to cap a long night out, like pork belly ramen. Read more
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiJanuary 8, 2015
    Shiitake mushrooms are great!! Sushi is fresh and delicious but over priced. Portions are small
  • Julia P.
    Julia ParkJuly 23, 2014
    I would not pay this much money to come here. Service is great, but the food is just not worth the money. Too bland.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoJuly 7, 2014
    The four varieties of ramen are part of the homespun, traditional vision of Troy and Ty Fujimura, the owners. Read more
  • Terri P.
    Terri PJune 24, 2014
    Amazing sushi and great service
  • Michael O.
    Michael OzieMay 6, 2014
    Incredible food. Wait for Corn to be back in season!!
  • Catherine H.
    Catherine HanApril 13, 2014
    Spicy tako spring rolls and Kani Maguro... Can't go wrong.
  • Diana G.
    Diana GoreApril 5, 2014
    The brussels sprouts are amazing! Also the mochi robata (bacon wrapped rice cake) was delicious! Really awesome place.
  • Shinji K.
    Shinji KuwayamaMarch 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The "Arami ramen" is beefy and thick. It's good for when you want ramen, but you also want pot roast. The soup is overseasoned and somewhat gravy-like, but this is generally pretty good.
  • Kay B.
    Kay BurnettDecember 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Have a rye manhattan w curaçao & byrrh.
  • Taylor M.
    Taylor Mason XNovember 24, 2013
    A little pricey, but the best sushi in Chicago. You have to have the Brussels sprouts with lamb.
  • Vik K.
    Vik KuttappanOctober 18, 2013
    Excellent sushi and sashimi
  • Jaki J.
    Jaki JargalOctober 4, 2013
    Fresh fish and good service. Got to try
  • isaac
    isaacSeptember 21, 2013
    Birkat hamazon worthy!!
  • Nauman N.
    Nauman NoorJuly 10, 2013
    Sashimi is great, though for more traditional lovers of cooked fare, the menu can be a bit limiting.
  • Saint
    SaintJune 3, 2013
    This was my first "Fancy" Ramen experience. Don't think a bowl is worth $15, but tasty nonetheless. Definitely try the Scallop Cake and for all my whiskey fans, the Nikka Nori Old Fashioned is a must!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 20, 2013
    Arami Ramen: Deep and rich, this is one soul-satisfying broth, topped with a perfectly cooked poached egg.
  • Jared G.
    Jared GilbertMay 11, 2013
    Don't sit at the sushi bar. The food demands a better atmosphere.
  • Jen
    JenMarch 30, 2013
    One of the best sushi restaurants I have been to in Chicago. Unique maki rolls, amazing scallop cake & the seared tuna appetizer was delicious.
  • Gloria C.
    Gloria ChinJanuary 17, 2013
    get the arami ramen!
  • Kiratiana
    KiratianaSeptember 27, 2012
    Try the Cauliflower - Hmmm good!
  • Liz L.
    Liz LeJuly 11, 2012
    The new robata concept is good - the pork jowl is tender and flavorful. Not a fan of the sukiyaki.
  • Chicago magazine
    Chicago magazineApril 3, 2012
    Try the Togarashi-Seared Tuna
  • Marc C.
    Marc CervantesFebruary 15, 2012
    Love the private bench at the sushi bar
  • Brad C.
    Brad ChmielewskiFebruary 13, 2012
    Be sure to order the Kimchi Ramen
  • Brad C.
    Brad ChmielewskiFebruary 13, 2012
    Try the Zuke Sake Hotate
  • Brad C.
    Brad ChmielewskiFebruary 13, 2012
    Order a couple pieces of Hirame
  • Time Out Chicago Kids
    Time Out Chicago KidsJanuary 10, 2012
    Chef B.K. Park (Mirai, Ari, Meiji) maintains that sushi is simple: a matter of proper sourcing and proper slicing. His specials, such as delicate aji and shima-aji, are pristine exemplars of the form. Read more
  • Lina
    LinaDecember 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Narutotai specialty sake is great and amazing especially for sipping while eating all the delicious morsels at arami. Get all the special nigiris and sashimis. UNI is amazing as well!
  • Adolfo P.
    Adolfo PereiraDecember 9, 2011
    Awesome sushi!!
  • Raj P.
    Raj POctober 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    stick with the special nigiri - best in the city
  • neerad jet ..
    neerad jet .October 8, 2011
    Togarashi seared tuna - seared tuna, seaweed salad, kelp noodle, creamy Meyer lemon dressing. Is great.
  • Scott M.
    Scott MalloySeptember 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Sushi steals the show, but don't be shy about trying the kitchen food.
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 27, 2011
    What do you get when you pair owners of Small Bar and the former chef from Mirai? A magical little sushi spot in West Town that delivers incredible flavors in its surprise platings. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • Jamie
    JamieMay 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Freshest sushi in Chi. Get the truffle hamachi!
  • Rich G.
    Rich GoldsmithApril 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Seared togarashi tuna. Trust me - order two. It's delicious meaty tune with togarashi spice rub on a bed of kelp noodles. Happiness on a wee little plate!
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoFebruary 11, 2011
    Thought you’d want to know: Arami has been nominated for Best New Restaurant and B.K. Park has been nominated for Chef of the Year in Time Out Chicago’s 2011 Eat Out Awards. Vote now! Read more
  • Kelly C.
    Kelly Carlson 😷January 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best in the Chi!
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