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Sunshine Café

(Now Closed)
Japanese Restaurant$$$$
Andersonville, Chicago
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  • It's A Major Plus
    It's A Major PlusJanuary 31, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The Oyako Don is excellent. Start with the Gyoza, Edamame, Tsukemono. The Ika Geso (calamari legs) are also really good. They have good soba & udon noodle dishes, too. Home style.
  • Kyle C.
    Kyle CrumSeptember 11, 2014
    I would marry this place if I weren't already married and could marry restaurants.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsDecember 17, 2013
    it's a gem of a restaurant, and worth the trip to Andersonville no matter what part of the city you call home.
  • yeji h.
    yeji hanDecember 9, 2013
    sukiyaki can't be beat on a cold chicago night. super cute and intimate. mom 'n pop style
  • Kevin O.
    Kevin O'wingsDecember 8, 2013
    Your going to have a wait so that is a good thing. That means good food. Staff super nice.
  • Charles E.
    Charles EzakiNovember 17, 2013
    Good food, nice staff. They do get busy but it is worth waiting for.
  • Ryan D.
    Ryan DawidjanSeptember 1, 2013
    Beef spicy stir fry is the way to go.
  • Joe Y.
    Joe Y.June 7, 2013
    Gyoza and Udon were great
  • Rizelle Angelique
    Rizelle AngeliqueMay 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The sukiyaki is amazing! They have great service.
  • WINFERD JOHN T.
    WINFERD JOHN TIUMay 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    KATSUDON FTW!
  • Eric T.
    Eric TobiasonMay 15, 2013
    Sunshine Cafe is famous for home style Japanese cooking. And rightly so. They have sushi on the menu, but I've never ordered any, so I can't say how good it is. Too busy eating everything else!
  • Denise
    DeniseMarch 10, 2013
    Cold soba noodles and tempura were yummy and light.
  • PB B.
    PB BrownDecember 6, 2012
    Most Japanese restaurants are all about sushi. This place is more about all Japanese cuisine: ramen, yaktori, etc.
  • David S.
    David SJuly 1, 2012
    This is where I come when I need some food that reminds me of home. Try the: ika geso, potato croquettes, sukiyaki, and the ten zaru soba!
  • Sherri W.
    Sherri WilsonJune 11, 2012
    Try to come during Midsummerfest. Excellent vantage point for viewing bands such as 16 Candles.
  • Chris S.
    Chris SteeleMay 21, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    If you like fishy fish, order the Saba, spread daikon on top, sprinkle with lemon juice and a little soy sauce, then eat like a sea god.
  • Vithida S.
    Vithida SueblinvongMarch 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try Ika geso , fried calamari
  • Katerina B.
    Katerina BabinskiDecember 2, 2011
    Unagi is temporarily off the menu, but they will cook kabayaki style salmon if you want. A close second in yumminess!
  • Malvene
    MalveneSeptember 19, 2011
    Katsu Udon, fresh ingredients..homestyle Japanese food. Osu!
  • Malvene
    MalveneSeptember 19, 2011
    Katsu Udon---fresh
  • John S.
    John SugiharaSeptember 14, 2011
    Service is fantastic, very friendly staff. Will return again!
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa MaganucoAugust 7, 2011
    Katsu Don every time!
  • Mike
    MikeMay 16, 2011
    Their udon is unbeatable.
  • Chassie D.
    Chassie DejaDecember 5, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    LOVE Katsu Don and Gyoza. Yummy!!!!
  • Vithida S.
    Vithida SueblinvongAugust 20, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great palce for traditional japanese food not the fancy maki rolls. Try all the specials. Love katsudon.
  • Maxwell C.
    Maxwell ChienAugust 1, 2010
    Kataudon and goyza, that's all you need to know
  • Julianna M.
    Julianna MMarch 5, 2010
    If they have the fried squid appetizer special? GET IT.
  • Katerina B.
    Katerina BabinskiJanuary 9, 2010
    If I could eat at only one restaurant for the rest of my life, this would be it. The unagi don is more precious than gold! A heaping bowl of rice and BBQ eel with tasty sauce and lettuce, I eat it whe
  • Chris S.
    Chris SteeleJanuary 8, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    If you like fishy fish, order the saba shioyaki (broiled mackerel), spread the grated daikon across the fish, squeeze the lemon juice over the daikon and add a dash of soy sauce. Classic.
  • Rob F.
    Rob FrappierNovember 23, 2009
    Try the potato croquettes. Delicious mashed potatoes fried into a little dough ball. For entree, I went with Katsu Don, but next time I'm going for Udon.
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