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Hot Woks Cool Sushi

Sushi Restaurant and Asian Restaurant$$$$
The Loop, Chicago
  • Bale T.
    "Great Sushi set lunch overlooking millennium park."(2 Tips)
    "Try the sweet potato sushi for your appetizer!"(2 Tips)
    Jordan S.
    "The Crunchy Spicy Tuna maki was amazing!"(8 Tips)
    Amelia M.
    "Bento box lunch is amazing and a great deal."(2 Tips)
76 Tips and reviews
  • sushi
  • millennium park
  • bento boxes
  • mount fuji
  • vegetarian food
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  • mariela
    marielaMay 8, 2012
    Lived the Mount Fuji! But was jealous of my friend's bento box--a lot more food for a great price. Sticky rice is the right amount of sticky. Try the sweet potato sushi for your appetizer!
  • Amelia M.
    Amelia MooreMarch 8, 2013
    Bento box lunch is amazing and a great deal. Bring a friend and share a bento box and some sushi...portion sizes are HUGE for the price.
  • Marissa F.
    Marissa FlaxbartJune 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    One weird/fun thing about the place is that the music is almost exclusively obscure covers of pop songs. Pay attention and you'll hear it!
  • Réjane P.
    Réjane PierreMarch 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Fantastic gyoza!! The accompanying sauce is amazingly tasty. Pad See Eiw is also really good--ask for extra sauce, though.
  • Mahendra Y.
    Mahendra YahyaSeptember 5
    Try the Beef Teriyaki Bento Box - This is a good and complete menu, includes miso soup and rice (via @Foodspotting)
  • Pete J.
    Pete JohnsonFebruary 4, 2015
    Walked in here on a whim, encouraged by the TripAdvisor sign in the door. It's now a regular favorite for lunch with my friend.
  • Bale T.
    Bale TakhelJanuary 10, 2013
    Great Sushi set lunch overlooking millennium park. Especially on a chilly afternoon.
  • Jana A. Kri
    Affordable and great sushi selection. Not too authentic in my opinion - calling some varieties "sushi" was exaggeration!
  • Bill G.
    Bill GastonJune 9, 2015
    Try the Bento Lunchbox - Chicken teriyaki, vegetable tempura, California roll, ginger salad. (via @Foodspotting)
  • Mike C.
    Mike CassemMay 22, 2010
    Just got back from the Hot Wok, amazing sushi. Had a Goose Island (Chicago local), and a variety of different sushi offerings. Try their Sweet Soy Eel or spicy tuna roll.
  • John F.
    John FoliotSeptember 19, 2013
    Food was great. Our server's attitude, not so much. Don't want to wait on people? Get a different job honey, don't be a bee-atch with me.
  • Pete J.
    Pete JohnsonDecember 17, 2013
    Excellent food, service, and quality here. Everything I've had so far on menu is great!
  • Cameron M.
    Cameron MasilionisJune 22, 2012
    Fantastic lunch specials, good sushi, and right next to Millennium Park. What else could you want?
  • Jordan S.
    Jordan ShotwellDecember 16, 2013
    Some of the best sushi I've ever had. The Crunchy Spicy Tuna maki was amazing!
  • Matt K.
    Matt KuhlmanMay 10, 2012
    Dan, the man that makes the drinks, is very polite! The food and staff are all great!!
  • Sophia L.
    Sophia LeeMay 19, 2013
    Try the Pad Thai - Tofu pad Thai. Chewy and delicious. My fave in Chicago
  • Paula M.
    Paula MontgomeryAugust 18, 2011
    Fabulous sushi...if you're not into the sushi thing, try the California rolls...with chopsticks!
  • Liz L.
    Liz LabellarteNovember 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    If you sit at the sushi bar when it is slow, sometimes the chefs will make you surprise rolls- all of which are amazing!
  • Jasmine C.
    Jasmine ChongMarch 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Tried and true favourites: Hot Woks Fried Rice and Panang Curry on noodles... Mmm!
  • Joely L.
    Joely LaraJanuary 24, 2015
    Their gyozas and signature sushis are really good! Service is good
  • Emily S.
    Emily SullivanOctober 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Lunch special is 2 Maki rolls for $10. Vegetarian sushi available too
  • Mark C.
    Mark ChristiansonFebruary 16, 2014
    Food was very good, crab Rangoon was especially well done and recommended.
  • Christopher B.
    Christopher BrushAugust 9, 2010
    found this place by accident during Lollapalooza- what a treat. you do not want to miss the Fukudome... amazing!
  • Erin T.
    Erin TereseDecember 5, 2011
    Cool Sushi = pretty good Hot Wok = not so much. Stick with the sushi and you'll be good!
  • Aishwarya S.
    Aishwarya SharmaMay 31, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Try their sweet potato tempura followed by panang curry. You'll love it!
  • Aishwarya S.
    Aishwarya SharmaSeptember 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Start with sweet potato maki roll. So worth it!
  • Iolantik S.
    Iolantik SnetJune 30, 2013
    Love this location. Its nice to seat outside and everything is delicious!
  • Liana E.
    Liana E'AkelsJanuary 3, 2012
    great light lunch! The lunch specials are awesomely priced!
  • Lauren C.
    Lauren CramptonOctober 29, 2010
    Share a plate of gyoza with your friends while you wait for your meal. Delicious!
  • Jamil Q.
    Jamil QureshiJune 20, 2013
    The spicy tuna and spicy salmon mail rolls are delicious.
  • Nida S.
    Nida SiddiquiOctober 6, 2012
    The spider and dragon rolls are amazing!
  • Kika N.
    Great vegan options, and very well located.
  • Grant Park Music Festival
    Use your Festival member card to get free dessert with each entrée served.
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MarcilliatApril 18, 2010
    Be sure to specifiy just how spicy you want your food. Don't make my mistake and just say "spicy." :)
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LuSeptember 9, 2011
    Sushi is pretty good, I got the salmon and avocado roll.
  • Shari N.
    Shari NealSeptember 2, 2013
    So, I'm torn about this place. This may be the best sushi option in the Loop, but the service leaves much to be desired.
  • Mia A.
    Mia ArancilloApril 12, 2014
    Slowest service ever & I had to ask for napkins, seriously?! The staff was more concerned about eating their lunch than serving us! If you're hungry do t bother coming'll never get served!
  • Jake Z.
    Jake ZhangAugust 17, 2011
    The Obama roll is not that good. Try the salmon skin roll.
  • Farha
    FarhaApril 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the mango pudding! Its heaven in a bowl xoxo
  • Farha
    FarhaMarch 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Someone mentioned there's a buy one get one sushi deal after 3:30pm.. they dont honor this deal and flat out say they've never had it.
  • Danielle W.
    Danielle WallisSeptember 2, 2010
    Mai tai was delicious and great thai food! Very friendly staff.
  • Nicole V.
    Nicole VillarrealOctober 7, 2013
    Kind of slow service, especially at lunch time. Awesome food though!
  • Emily
    EmilyAugust 7, 2011
    Pad see ewe and a Thai iced tea are the perfect combo!
  • Sruts S.
    Sruts SamJune 2, 2013
    Good sushi for a low price
  • Mahendra Y.
    Mahendra YahyaSeptember 5
    Try the Sashimi Silver Platter - Fresh (via @Foodspotting)
  • Eric M.
    Eric MortonMarch 24, 2015
    Good sushi and good prices
  • jaime g.
    jaime garciaAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Good food and drinks. Feels intimate...
  • Nick A.
    Nick AllexonJune 18, 2015
    Blackhawks roll is phenomenal
  • Sgrcn Ⓥ M.
    My Husband loved the Basil Chicken.
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica MJanuary 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Iced green tea is affordable and very yummy!
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