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Friends Sushi

Friends Sushi

Sushi Restaurant$$$$
Near North Side, Chicago
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  • Teresa
    "The Friends and Big Friends rolls are highly recommended!"(7 Tips)
    Adam C.
    "Umi roll is great but if you love crab and avocado try the Jazz roll"(4 Tips)
    Demir D.
    "Big Friends is awesome."(2 Tips)
    Kevin D.
    "very tasty and all of the Nigiri"(3 Tips)
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  • Dana D.
    Dana DanielleNovember 1, 2016
    Tiny spot, very NY like. Friends roll was good, but lots of flavors going on! Shashimi was very fresh! Also ordered Niku soup which was delicious! Not good for groups, 2-4 people max! Friendly staff!
    Upvoted May 25
  • Kasey S.
    Kasey SchindlerDecember 7, 2014
    Can You Handle It? roll is a must. It is delicious with a nice kick of heat. Many of the rolls come with 10 or so pieces which is a lot so keep this mind when ordering. We were stuffed!
  • Angela Q.
    Angela QuigleyAugust 26, 2013
    Devil's Roll and Friends Roll are both really great and different from each other to satisfy the spicy fresh (devils) and sweet tempura (friends). Get them both!
  • Echo T.
    Echo TongFebruary 21
    I ate here several times. I love sushi, but I prefer to enjoy the time I spent with my friend here. The first time, I ate sushi in US is this restaurant with my friend.
  • Adam C.
    Adam ChestertonJuly 11, 2013
    One of my favorite Sushi restaurants - always visit when I come to Chicago. Umi roll is great but if you love crab and avocado try the Jazz roll
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin DulinDecember 30, 2014
    Fantastic sushi! The Sweet and Spicy roll was very tasty and all of the Nigiri was delicious! Incredibly comfy chairs as well!
  • Maria S.
    Maria SánchezMay 28, 2013
    Order sreaded salmon signature roll! Spicy for spanish standards but tasty! They close early at night and they do not hide their intensions of kicking you out!
  • Demir D.
    Demir DemirkanMarch 9, 2013
    Try at least one of the Friends Signatures. Big Friends is awesome. It seems one needs come here a few times to begin to appreciate fully.
  • Allan W.
    Allan WhiteFebruary 21, 2016
    Sit bar side & watch five #sushi Master's working in a closet sized kitchen create amazing food!
  • Teresa
    TeresaSeptember 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Friends and Big Friends rolls are highly recommended! The service is also great here.
  • Molly G.
    Molly GodfreySeptember 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Small, intimate setting. Definitely make a reservation on Fri or Sat. Great specialty rolls, the chefs are great
  • Jack H.
    Jack HallAugust 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The iced green tea (matcha) is really good. Also they have green tea ice cream if that is more your jam.
  • Pocket S.
    Pocket SunAugust 9, 2014
    Sushi is nice, I like the tempura udon and Friends sushi. The appetizers are pretty good too.
  • Jill
    JillApril 5, 2013
    Don't expect comfortable seating- the chairs are super awkward but the sushi is great. I'm bringing my own stadium chair next time I come.
  • Ray H.
    Ray HostetlerFebruary 12, 2012
    Small area but usually not that busy. Bring your Wikipedia app though because most menu items are in Japanese. Crunch and Cream Roll is Great!
  • Priya V.
    Priya VaswaniJanuary 5, 2013
    Everything was amazing...from the drinks and maki roll to the mochi! One of my favorite sushi spots for sure.
  • Jeremy N.
    Jeremy NelsonJanuary 11, 2015
    If you're into raw fish, get the king crab nigiri- definitely worth it!
  • Steve Z.
    Steve ZerilliJanuary 2, 2013
    The service is great and the friends roll is the best
  • Ilaria
    IlariaJune 30, 2015
    Amazing sushi! Don't forget to have at least a couple of nigiri
  • Mohammed H.
    Mohammed Hassan-AliNovember 23, 2014
    I like the style and the dishes look so professional.
  • Iza
    IzaDecember 1, 2013
    Unless you are darn lucky (we were!) you better have a reservation. Tiny and very crowded, but awesome sushi.
  • Sue F.
    Sue FurthMay 27, 2014
    Great place, delicious sushi! I will visit every time I am lucky enough to go to Chicago!
  • Ryan
    RyanNovember 30, 2015
    Great local sushi spot - try the friends roll!
  • Carlie F.
    Carlie FischerMay 6, 2015
    The Friends roll was awesome! Fun energetic atmosphere.
  • david g.
    david goodaleOctober 28, 2012
    Devil's Tuna roll is definitely a favorite! Sumo-Ae also good.
  • Alison B.
    Alison BranstetterDecember 28, 2012
    Devil's Tuna - melt in mouth :)
  • MaRanda E.
    MaRanda EstelleJanuary 24, 2014
    The Martinis are strong...just the way I drink them!
  • Andreas L.
    Andreas LihvDecember 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    You have to try the creamy spicy tuna! Amazingly good!
  • Arpit M.
    Arpit MidhaFebruary 16, 2011
    Try the "can you handle it" and the "devils tuna" if really really love the spice
  • David B.
    David BohnDecember 18, 2011
    The "can you handle it" roll is too much to handle... Sooo much heat and I like spicy food.
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TJanuary 30, 2011
    Definitely order the firecracker starter! It is amazing!!!
  • Annie C.
    Annie ChambersOctober 30, 2011
    Cute little place, nice selection of rolls in River North.
  • George B.
    George BairaktarisNovember 19, 2013
    The Butteryaki Scallops are amazing.
  • RosaAkaNana
    RosaAkaNanaMarch 16, 2015
    Great place- just bad service- I would try it again.
  • Kasey M.
    Kasey M.December 29, 2010
    Devil's Tuna Roll is amazing, really spicy but really good.
  • Greg M.
    Greg MoteSeptember 21, 2013
    Plenty of veggie roll options!
  • Caroline B.
    Caroline BarthelJanuary 4, 2014
    Super delicious, try the Saketini!
  • Ronald W.
    Ronald WidhaApril 26
    Cozy place to get drinks and nibbles, but the food is just ok.
  • Global H.
    Global HighlanderAugust 10, 2014
    Cozy atmosphere and decent sushi.
  • Amilia C.
    Amilia CruzMay 9, 2013
    Friends and Umi rolls are the best!!
  • Jill
    JillApril 5, 2013
    Check out the tv in the ladies room lol
  • Derek K.
    Derek K.February 4, 2010
    The premium white tuna is worth every penny. Melt-in-your-mouth amazing!
  • Juan P.
    Juan PortilloAugust 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the fire wing, it is amazing.
  • Kristina O.
    Kristina OrlinJanuary 11, 2012
    Winter roll is HUGE! Super tastey
  • Debby T.
    Debby Trewyn-wayApril 12, 2012
    Devil's Tuna Roll was amazing!
  • @jayelarex
    @jayelarexMarch 2, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Everything is good, just order the whole menu.
  • Jonathan M.
    Jonathan MendozaJune 10, 2011
    Be prepared to wait. RSVP system SUCKS. Had to wait and watch several parties sit before we finally got a table.
  • Nate H.
    Nate HNovember 14, 2010
    Order the vegetarian Angel rolls- bomb!
  • Jeff F.
    Jeff FisherApril 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Devil's Tuna is a delightful treat!!
  • Marissa F.
    Marissa FlaxbartSeptember 27, 2009
    Order the bento box. An amazing deal, plus you get to have a variety of yummy foods.
  • CSBCounsel
    CSBCounselSeptember 19, 2014
    Black shrimp tempura. Get it!
  • Catherine E.
    Catherine Ernst (Warren)December 30, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Friends roll...it's amazing!
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel LopezFebruary 10, 2014
    Best modern sushi ever! The service is amazing, the food is delicious and the place is wonderful too. The Tune Lover and Can you handle it rolls are a must!
    Downvoted May 25
  • Alison B.
    Alison BranstetterDecember 21, 2011
    UMI roll is seriously to die for
  • Jin C.
    Jin ChenJuly 23, 2013
    Mediocre but decently priced sushi. Fish could be a little more fresh.
  • Manal S.
    Manal SMarch 23, 2013
    Love the Crunchy!!
  • Claude H.
    Claude HarrisonJanuary 26, 2012
    Try the Jimmai roll!
  • juan carlos m.
    UMI ROLL!!! Must have
  • Valeria C.
    Valeria CallesSeptember 26, 2013
    Really delicious!!!!
  • Vithida S.
    Vithida SueblinvongSeptember 4, 2010
    The yuzu salad is so good
  • Natalie M.
    Natalie MarioniNovember 10, 2016
    Good service but the sushi was average.
  • XY Y.
    XY YDecember 5, 2016
    Yelp reviews are so overrated for this place! It's at most an average sushi place in Chicago.
  • Diane M.
    Diane McClureJanuary 14
    Asian pear tini
  • Vithida S.
    Vithida SueblinvongNovember 25, 2011
    Yakuza roll
  • Kurt H.
    Kurt Haa2 weeks ago
    Not special at all and overpriced
  • Deemah♍️👵🏽
    Deemah♍️👵🏽September 20, 2016
    Overrated:)
  • Alex N.
    Alex NawarJanuary 30
    Decent but over priced
  • Lucky Devil
    Lucky DevilApril 11, 2016
    Очень вкусное заведение, все подается достаточно быстро. Приветливый персонал. Спасибо.
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