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Sunshine Cafe - CLOSED

5449 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640-1220
+1 773-334-6214
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good55%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
6 Jan 2016
“One of a kind; you will be missed. ”
13 Jul 2015
“Japanese comfort food”
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Japanese, Sushi
$$ - $$$
5449 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640-1220
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Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

As a local I've eaten here many times: later I came to realize how special Sunshine is. Home style Japanese cuisine is not easy to find; most restaurants are sushi. But there's a world to discover in simply broiled, crispy skinned mackerel, don buri rice...More

Thank Nicholas G
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Family-friendly BYOB in Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago (Northside) Close to Evanston, Skokie, Lincolnwood. Think of it as a Japanese diner. Good tasting Japanese food. Not a sushi place. (Americans do not eat steak for every meal, and Japanese people do not eat sushi for every...More

Thank mary m
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Granted I'm not Japanese but their food is super yummy and comforting... and sometimes you see the older Japanese lady sitting in the back area I just assume she's giving the A-OK on everything. :D This is not a sushi joint - they only have...More

Thank Annie_and_Mislav
Reviewed 5 December 2013

We have a couple of Mexican "dives" that we like to frequent regularly - they seem to be a dime a dozen. I never thought that I would find a Japanese place that falls into the same category but I am so happy that I...More

Thank Hpmicks
Reviewed 31 October 2013

I had the sukiyaki. Was supposed to be vegetables with beef. The veggies were cabbage & onions, there was a little beef, and big chunks of tofu, which I don't much care for. Probably should have had something else, but it's a small, noodle heavy...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 19 February 2012

It was the first time that I tried Japanese comfort food and I really enjoyed the food, the service and the place. It's a good value for money. The portions are very generous. Appetizers: - potato croquettes ***** (try it with the special sauce) -...More

Thank HelenaGuerra
Reviewed 23 May 2011

Good food, casual atmosphere and great food for the $. Nothing fancy, just good food. Some daily specials but very reasonable for a Japanese restaurant. Our waiter, Daniel, added to the homey feeling. Think he would have sat with us and had something to eat...More

Thank Darlene43
Reviewed 23 April 2011

Japanese comfort food! warm, homey atmosphere, small menu, delicious food, low cost. best salmon shio ever delicate savory gyoza. a favorite spot!

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Reviewed 27 February 2009

A small scale very friendly neighborhood japanese homestyle restaurant. Not for sushi, but japanese home cooking. Yum!

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Reviewed 31 March 2008

The perfect place to get "Homestyle Japanese food." Super family friendly and their chicken teriyaki is the perfect combination of rice, chicken, and teriyaki sauce.

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  • Address: 5449 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640-1220
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-334-6214
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