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5547 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640-1222
+1 773-878-6886
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Tue 16:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 16:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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Arlington, Virginia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We were lucky to find Mike behind the sushi bar on Sunday. So we ordered four of the Mike's Special rolls. They did not disappoint. Our waiter probed to find what we did NOT want, so when the rolls arrived, they were perfect. The sauces matched the selections he choose -- no need for soy sauce. It's a BYOB place... More 

Thank Dean S
Jersey City, New Jersey
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

The sushi is creative and pretty decent but it's not exceptional enough that makes this a destination. Instead of traditional omakase where everything is up to the sushi chef this place does "omakase rolls" where you tell them how many rolls you want and they'll make whatever they think is interesting that day. The first roll took over an hour... More 

Thank BudgetJetsetter_com
River Forest, IL
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Having lived in Japan and having savored the best sushi restaurants on the West Coast, I'm proud to say that in our own backyard, we have a sushi restaurant in Tanoshii that does Chicago proud. We've eaten at both locations, and have always found the omakase to be excellent, often with a high degree of creativity and playfulness.

1 Thank GSGRiverForest_IL
Munster, Indiana
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

I took my wife here last Saturday night as I had a craving for sushi. We were seated right away with our reservation. The place was about half full. It took about 12 minutes for the waitress to finally come and take our cocktail order. She asked how we were doing and I told her thirsty and hungry as i... More 

1 Thank Joshua H
Zele, Belgium
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Had a seaweed salad, followed by a spider roll and a red caterpillar. Salad a bit on the small side, but the rolls were excellent. Hard to describe a restaurant on a 20-minute visit with not that much to eat, but it was definitely good enough for me to come again. Service was excellent as well.

1 Thank Hans S
Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

This is a great little gem in Andersonville. Great service excellent food unique menu. The fish & chips is a play on an Asian tortilla chip with tuna tar tar. Delicious! It's BYOB but not a problem because there is a great wine shop at the corner of Foster and Clark.

Thank jayscot59
Berlin, Germany
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful evening at Tanoshii. Amazing quality and very friendly staff. Try Sushi-Mikes specials, they'll blow you away!

Thank Carolin S
Watford City, North Dakota
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96 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Friends and family have been recommending this place to me for quite some time. I finally came in and learned why this place is so amazing. It is a very unique Sushi experience. We sat at the bar and let Mike serve us. You don't look at the menu. You eat what he serves you. It is all masterfully done.... More 

1 Thank Bruce N
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were first time sushi eaters. While visiting our son he introduced us to the experience of sushi. We did the Mike special which he prepares what he feels would be suitable for you. We started off with the fish and chips which was amazing. After some great conversation we had three different rolls. One contained eel... More 

Thank Allison L
Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

The restaurant is conversation friendly. The interior is really beautifully appointed. They have a large, lovely bar, a great sushi bar and then other tables and booths throughout the restaurant. Warm and inviting atmosphere. The food is spectacular. Really fresh fish; prepared with imagination and beauty. Great combinations of flavors - opt for the Chef's Selection - you will not... More 

Thank Janet G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5547 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640-1222
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-878-6886

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?