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Naniwa

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Near North Side
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607 S Wells St, Chicago, IL 60607-4511
+1 312-255-8555
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11:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 15:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 15:00 - 23:00
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Lake Forest, Illinois
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a terrific restaurant in River North with a great and diverse menu. They have great sushi and other menu offerings aside from sushi as well. My husband and I went after our neighbor raved about it. She was spot on. Very good food, and contrary to other reviews, the prices were very reasonable ( we thought even a... More 

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Thank LisaMarieHruskocy
London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

They were just about to close but let us order take out. Really good food, nice flavours. Looked like a nice restaurant to eat in.

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Thank KarenHamit
Petropolis, RJ
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156 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

I like this place a lot. Familiar Japanese restaurant, but good food and nice atmosphere. Not far from the main Downtown attractions, but off he main roads

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Thank DFM66
Chicago
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

We came here because Lou Malnati's was going to be an hour wait and this place is up a few blocks. We had two children with us and they seemed to respond well to the calming atmosphere. The staff was attentive and very nice. The sushi was very good and seemed fresh. I don't like spicy food so I had... More 

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Thank ChicagoRushfan
Orny
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104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

Small but good sushi restaurant. I liked very much sashimi plate and tempura mix. Nothing very special. But typically this is a good place if you want to change from US steak house. Modern and comfortable. I usually visit this place while in business in Chicago. Near old center and near Blue Chicago bar (N Clark Str) and orher great... More 

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Thank JCM_1317
Chicago, Illinois
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135 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

Went there with a few coworkers for lunch during the week (not crowded). Large sushi/sashimi section offering cooked food as well. was a little pricey. There were 8 of us in the group, and they were able accommodate us easily. They offer outdoor seating. The entrance is actually off to the side and if it wasn't for some people who... More 

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Thank 53Ruta_R
Florida
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93 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

Nothing fancy inside or out, but the sushi chefs were friendly and talkative...even though they were all Chinese. I think I had the best Spanish Mackerel sushi I've ever had. They must brush the fish with something. The Uni and all the fish varieties I tried were fresh, but that Spanish Mackerel was special. The Asahi beer is served in... More 

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Thank travels46
Dallas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2013 via mobile

No toro. No eel cucumber salad. But they had white tuna and aji which were fab. The scallop/avocado hand roll was quite good. Only thing that screws this place is the music. Muzak is awful, cheapening this place terribly.

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Thank MikeMerriman
Manila, Philippines
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91 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2012

I found the price-quality relationship to be favorable to the customer at this place. We didn't eat many dishes, but the rolls we had all exceeded expectations. The service definitely was attentive. They are generous with the hot towels, a sign they pay attention to small details. I don't go to the U.S. often but always thought for good Japanese... More 

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Thank BastiAina
Austin
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2012

Well for a start no-one in there is Japanese, staff or customers, which may affect the taste... The atmosphere is one of being in a kitchen, people reaching over you (I sat at the counter) talking over your head to the chef. Almost brushing into you as they take the food off the counter in front of you. Pretty bad,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
Sushi, Asian, Japanese
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
15:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 607 S Wells St, Chicago, IL 60607-4511
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-255-8555

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?