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Jai Yen

Japanese Restaurant, Sushi Restaurant, and Noodle House$$$$
Lake View East, Chicago
  • Ian N.
    "Dragon roll and sweet potato roll are insanely good."(4 Tips)
    Jesse S.
    "Great sushi and it's BYOB!"(3 Tips)
    Jeff H.
    "The Snow Angel roll is a must!"(2 Tips)
    Katie S.
    "Spicy tuna deluxe is to die for and the crab ragoon!"(2 Tips)
28 Tips and reviews
  • sushi
  • snow angels
  • sweet potato rolls
  • BYOB
  • crab rangoons
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  • John H.
    John HankusDecember 1, 2014
    Sweet Potato Roll, Volcano Roll, Tropical Roll, Futo Maki, anf Spicy Scallop were all very good. Favorite was the Sweet Potato and Tropical. Be sure to bring your wine since it is BYOB.
  • Val J.
    Val JupeMarch 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The Tuna Tataki appetizer is amazing! Add Jalapenos for a ton of flavor. A great deal! We love the snow angel & by the beach (and Jaiyen) rolls as well as the spicy miso soup!
  • Joe D.
    Joe DodsonMarch 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Sweet Potato roll was very tasty and the crab rangoon is a great starter! This place is definitely worth a return visit.
  • Mauricio P.
    Mauricio PFebruary 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great atmosphere. I suggest the Dragon and Mexican role. The Tan Yum soup is nice and spicy! Great date place.
  • nicole c.
    nicole cylkowskiJanuary 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I may eat here once a week... love the Baby Bear roll and the Spicy Tuna Deluxe! Get coupons for them on!
  • Max R.
    Max ReytikhNovember 12, 2010
    Ordered the Futo Maki and the Hawaiian Fired Rice, both items were amazing. This place has a great staff, a great atmosphere, and great food. Try it out
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    ┬¡mm¥May 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Hawaiian fried rice is THE most amazing rice I have ever had. The curry compliments the raisin and pineapple so perfectly!
  • RoRo a.
    RoRo aka GodzirraJanuary 10, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    If you want Una Don, it's good but NOT SERVED IN A BOWL. It's on a plate, like a maki. Just tell them you want it in a bowl and they'll do it.
  • Andy P.
    Andy PerezApril 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    This is one of the best go-to Thai places in Lakeview. BYOB too.
  • Ian N.
    Ian NosekNovember 28, 2010
    Dragon roll and sweet potato roll are insanely good. Also, can't beat Thai iced tea for two bucks!
  • Sean B.
    Sean BarrinsJuly 6, 2010
    When you visit Jai-Yen, you must try the sweet potato sushi roll. It is the best thing on the menu, hands down!! Try one roll, you'll order another. Read more
  • Stephan G.
    Stephan GermainJanuary 23, 2016
    OK prices, great sushi, nice ambience
  • Briana C.
    Briana CaroJuly 10, 2014
    Dragon roll abd crab ragoon the best!!
  • Joe A.
    Joe AgostinelliMarch 6, 2010
    Jai Yen maki is spciy, but very good. Give that a try if you are looking to break out of one ingredient maki.
  • Adam N.
    Adam NadolskiSeptember 13, 2013
    Really awesome first of anything sushi related. Including chopsticks
  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie SmithMarch 10, 2013
    Great place to get sushi! I love it!
  • Katie S.
    Katie SchmidtFebruary 15, 2011
    Spicy tuna deluxe is to die for and the crab ragoon!
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HaseltineJuly 2, 2011
    The Snow Angel roll is a must! It's all really amazing.
  • Jesse S.
    Jesse SchilligoOctober 15, 2011
    Great sushi and it's BYOB!
  • Ash F.
    Ash FSNovember 18, 2014
    Coconut shrimp.
  • Christopher S.
    Half price Sushi on Wednesday before 6 PM Read more
  • Amy F.
    Amy FrankelOctober 7, 2011
    All good, try the Mexican roll...yummy
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SjostromJuly 18, 2016
    Good food, good price!
  • Christine W.
    Christine W.July 29, 2011
    amazing spicy scallop rolls!
  • Heather K.
    Heather KapicaOctober 17, 2011
    Try the sweet potato roll!
  • Greg S.
    Greg SlatteryApril 6, 2015
    Eh. It's not great. Very American-ized and everything seemed loses with sugar. Would not recommend.
  • Roy Z.
    Roy ZhuAugust 2, 2014
    Udon here is disappointing. Don't wasted your money on that.
  • Gerald R.
    Gerald RichardsJuly 1, 2011
    The food here is mediocre at best. Watch out for the surly waitress
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