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Japanese >Sushi Wabi
842 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL | Directions 6060741.884572 -87.649421
Mon-Tue 11:30am-2pm, 5pm-11pm
Wed-Fri 11:30am-2pm, 5pm-12am
Neighborhoods: Near West Side, West Side
Simply - THE BEST EVER – Simply put - The best ever! The food, the service, the atmosphere, everything. I have never found a better sushi restauraunt. Sushi Wabi is - THE BEST!
are you serious? – i was in shock when i came here. it was a wed night and quite busy. the shocking part was not the crowd, noise or lack of attentiveness, it was the fact that the host prefered to stand at the bar drinking rather than entertain or serve to the patrons. it was shocking to see the lack of care or assertiveness. though ,the sushi chef, who resided in front of us at the sushi bar was great! nice on the eyes, and very knowledgeabe. plus, he made grreat rolls for us on the house!
Ok place – ok place to go to. me and my uncle went there sometime ago because sushi x was closed. staff was friendly. just a little too rich for my taste. I ended up paying over $100 for a simple dinner and a couple of beers. way overpriced. wasn't happy with the experience at all!
Trendy Eats! – I knew this place had to be great if you needed a reservation on a weekday, which is necessary considering how busy they get. It caters to the trendy black clad crowd and there is a live DJ spinning. Its not where I would go for a romantic date considering how loud it is and the fact that it is not for the claustrophobic. There is little in the way of private dining and you end up shoulder to shoulder with strangers. The food, however, makes it so worth it! The appetizers are delicious and inventive (try the Gyu Negima) and the rolls are fresh and easily the best I have ever had. I have since been there more than a dozen times and everyone I have recommended it to, from locals to out of towners, have all instantly become hooked. Definitely on my personal top 10 list.
VISIT ON WEEKDAY – WE SATISFY WITH OUR EXPERIENCE OVERALL. THE FOOD IS AVERAGE. TRY TO GO THERE ON WEEKDAY IF YOU EXPECT TO HAVE A BETTER FOOD AND SERVICE
you pay for fresh – I went here with a friend after work and had the sashimi platter. I thought it was a little over priced, but the selection was very big and VERY fresh. I really liked how they paired the yellowtail with scallions.
Crowded – The food is OK...It's not great bit it isn't good either. This local is more known for being trendy and hipbut since it is a restaurant shouldnt it be a good place to eat? It was super crowded, the tables were to close to one anotherthe person and I that were dining together kept on having to push the table back and forth so the people dining next to us could get in and out at least 7 or more times. The 2 Asian hostesses were kind of unfriendly and granted the person and I that I was with took a long time to eat but we kept on feeling that they wanted our table and they wanted us to leave. When we asked the waitress for a recommendation for dessert she could care less and just rambled off some stuffthe staff needs to be retrainedthere are some much better places to go in the city for sushi but this is not it.
delisshhh – one of my favorite sushi spots in the city! my husband and i just dined here for the first time a few days ago and were blown away! despite the line out the door, loud thumping of downtemop techno music, and voices of others, we had an incredible time. even though we didnt have a reservation, the 2 at the door were very accomodating and kept us updated on how our wait was going. we sat at the sushi bar and in my opinion, these are the best seats in the place! watch the chefs at work! we had the ecuador and fire; both spicy and delicious. not a romantic place, but its hip with great friendly staff
love it! – i dined over the weekend and thought the service and food were spectacular. i wouldnt come here for a romantic evening, but if you want a hip, industrial vibe, come here! the two at the door were very accomodating and did there best to make sure my husband and i were taken care of while we waited for our table. because we were over 40 min late for our reservation- our table was given away, but very understandable. sushi (ecuador and fire are delicious and spicy!!!) was delicious and edamame was to die for. our server made great recommendations. i forget her name, but she had short hair. great drinks, friendly faces, great food, loud hip vibe.
Sushi - No Go! – I have visited sushi wabi several times thinking it would get better as I went. Well, it doesn't. Hostess and waiter are extremely unfriendly. I had to wait over an hour to be seated and when I was I was crammed in a corner with others right at my side. It was very uncomfortable. But most of all, the sushi. I eat sushi at least 3 times a week and I believe that the sushi at sushi wabi was average to below average. Pieces were very tough and didn't have much flavor in them naturally. I suggest another sushi stop when contemplating. Very disappointing to say the least.
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