Sushi Restaurant and Japanese Restaurant · West Town
1829 W Chicago Ave (btwn Wolcott & Wood), Chicago, IL 60622, United States
Open until 9:15 PM (Show more)
  • Mon, Sun
    • 5:00 PM–9:15 PM
  • Tue–Wed
    • 5:00 PM–9:45 PM
  • Thu
    • 5:00 PM–10:15 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 5:00 PM–10:30 PM
$ $ $ $
Full Bar, Cocktails
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Japanese comfort food & sushi bar from Chef BK Park. The freshest sushi in the city! Voted one of the best new restaurants by Chicago magazine! Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday-Saturday. Dinner on Sundays. Reservations are accepted. Take out, Catering & private dining av... (See all)


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  • What you need to know
    Gloria C.
    "get the arami ramen!"(4 Tips)
    "Definitely try the Scallop Cake"(2 Tips)
    Carolyn P.
    "Japanese comfort food and sushi bar in West Town."(2 Tips)
    Rich G.
    "... spice rub on a bed of kelp noodles. Happiness on a wee little plate!"(2 Tips)
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  • sushi
  • scallop cake
  • sashimi
  • sake
  • good service
  • fish
  • delivery
  • pork belly
  • good for dates
  • great value
  • healthy food
  • short ribs
  • spicy food
  • octopus
  • whiskey
  • trendy
  • tuna
  • spring rolls
  • eggs
  • pickles
  • Grace A.

    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.

    Grace Aldridge · July 22
  • Phillip L.

    The spicy chicken ramen is too salty

    Phillip Liu · March 21
  • Chicagoist

    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

    Chicagoist · February 19
  • Allison K.

    Shiitake mushrooms are great!! Sushi is fresh and delicious but over priced. Portions are small

    Allison Kaminski · January 8
  • Julia P.

    I would not pay this much money to come here. Service is great, but the food is just not worth the money. Too bland.

    Julia Park · July 23, 2014
  • Time Out Chicago

    The four varieties of ramen are part of the homespun, traditional vision of Troy and Ty Fujimura, the owners. Read more

    Time Out Chicago · July 7, 2014
  • Terri P.

    Amazing sushi and great service

    Terri P · June 24, 2014
  • Michael O.

    Incredible food. Wait for Corn to be back in season!!

    Michael Ozie · May 6, 2014
  • Catherine H.

    Spicy tako spring rolls and Kani Maguro... Can't go wrong.

    Catherine Han · April 13, 2014
  • Diana G.

    The brussels sprouts are amazing! Also the mochi robata (bacon wrapped rice cake) was delicious! Really awesome place.

    Diana Gore · April 5, 2014
  • Shinji K.

    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.

    Shinji Kuwayama · March 12, 2014
  • Kay B.

    Have a rye manhattan w curaçao & byrrh.

    Kay Burnett · December 21, 2013
  • Taylor M.

    A little pricey, but the best sushi in Chicago. You have to have the Brussels sprouts with lamb.

    Taylor Mason X · November 24, 2013
  • Vik K.

    Excellent sushi and sashimi

    Vik Kuttappan · October 18, 2013
  • Jaki J.

    Fresh fish and good service. Got to try

    Jaki Jargal · October 4, 2013
  • isaac

    Birkat hamazon worthy!!

    isaac · September 21, 2013
  • Nauman N.

    Sashimi is great, though for more traditional lovers of cooked fare, the menu can be a bit limiting.

    Nauman Noor · July 10, 2013
  • Santos

    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!

    Santos · June 3, 2013
  • Serious Eats

    Arami Ramen: Deep and rich, this is one soul-satisfying broth, topped with a perfectly cooked poached egg.

    Serious Eats · May 20, 2013
  • Jared G.

    Don't sit at the sushi bar. The food demands a better atmosphere.

    Jared Gilbert · May 11, 2013
  • Jen

    One of the best sushi restaurants I have been to in Chicago. Unique maki rolls, amazing scallop cake & the seared tuna appetizer was delicious.

    Jen · March 30, 2013
  • Gloria C.

    get the arami ramen!

    Gloria Chin · January 17, 2013
  • Kiratiana

    Try the Cauliflower - Hmmm good!

    Kiratiana · September 27, 2012
  • Liz L.

    The new robata concept is good - the pork jowl is tender and flavorful. Not a fan of the sukiyaki.

    Liz Le · July 11, 2012
  • Chicago magazine

    Try the Togarashi-Seared Tuna

    Chicago magazine · April 3, 2012
  • Marc C.

    Love the private bench at the sushi bar

    Marc Cervantes · February 15, 2012
  • Brad C.

    Be sure to order the Kimchi Ramen

    Brad Chmielewski · February 13, 2012
  • Brad C.

    Try the Zuke Sake Hotate

    Brad Chmielewski · February 13, 2012
  • Brad C.

    Order a couple pieces of Hirame

    Brad Chmielewski · February 13, 2012
  • Time Out Chicago Kids

    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

    Time Out Chicago Kids · January 10, 2012
  • Lina

    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!

    Lina · December 21, 2011
  • Adolfo P.

    Awesome sushi!!

    Adolfo Pereira · December 9, 2011
  • Raj P.

    stick with the special nigiri - best in the city

    Raj P · October 21, 2011
  • neerad jet ..

    Togarashi seared tuna - seared tuna, seaweed salad, kelp noodle, creamy Meyer lemon dressing. Is great.

    neerad jet . · October 8, 2011
  • Scott M.

    Sushi steals the show, but don't be shy about trying the kitchen food.

    Scott Malloy · September 9, 2011
  • Eater

    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

    Eater · July 27, 2011
  • Jamie

    Freshest sushi in Chi. Get the truffle hamachi!

    Jamie · May 16, 2011
  • Rich G.

    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!

    Rich Goldsmith · April 17, 2011
  • Time Out Chicago

    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

    Time Out Chicago · February 11, 2011
  • Kelly C.

    Best in the Chi!

    Kelly Carlson 😷 · January 16, 2011
  • DailyCandy

    Sushi flown in from Japan? Yes, please. Impeccably plated with a side of orchid. Read more

    DailyCandy · December 9, 2010
  • Alison

    Sushi is great- fresh and good flavors! Liked the shrimp tempura and soft-shell crab maki. Try the short ribs and octopus spring rolls. Skip the ramen, and go to Takashi instead for ramen...

    Alison · November 25, 2010
  • Henry S.

    The presentations are painstakingly beautiful. Chef sashimi combo is a great deal. Excellent ramen. Omakase available on pre-order @ sushi bar.

    Henry S · October 24, 2010
  • S. Franky H.

    Ramen crazy close to Momofuku's. Togarishu tuna was UNREAL. And while they are byob they have delivery for your beverage needs!

    S. Franky Halloran · October 3, 2010
  • Carolyn P.

    Japanese comfort food and sushi bar in West Town. Sushi chef BK Park creates beautiful and delicious combinations, with the freshest ingredients. Hot items include ramen noodles, short ribs, and rice Read more

    Carolyn Pelissero · August 31, 2010
  • AskMen

    A destination spot for authentic Japanese comfort food and dishes like the Arami ramen with pork belly, house pickles, raised beef, fish cakes, & eggs. Read more

    AskMen · July 30, 2010

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