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Usagi Ya

££ - £££
Northwest Side
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1178 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642-4019
+1 773-292-5885
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:30
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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2015

The food is SUPER over priced for the product you get.... does not really make sense. Cute atmosphere. I only enjoy going there for the amazing and very crisp and well delivered vegetable tempora. Oh, and the little private seating nooks up front, which leave only awkward entrance and exit but still exclusive and private - I have been lucky... More 

Thank MoonBerger
Joliet, Illinois
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015

When my business partner and myself walked in we were the only patrons there. I figured "Oh Boy" and thought that the lack of customers was a bad omen. I was wrong. The service was wonderful and so was the food. A very large assortment and perfectly prepared.

Thank Robert K
Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

We went because of a Living Social deal. We did not have any issues using it, and they were very nice. Service was excellent. Ambiance was casual yet romantic. However, the prices are extremely high for what you get. The only way it was worthwhile was to use one of those deals. I would definitely recommend it, but be sure... More 

Thank gddo
Chicago, Illinois
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191 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2014

Intriguing combinations of flavors that do not cover the aroma of very fresh fish - they enhance it! Truffle oil in one roll, jalapeno oil in another... excellent. Very good selection, attentive, polite service. And who'd think that some of the best sushi in Chicago will be on the same city block as Podhalanka (traditional Polish cuisine at its best),... More 

Thank wind_n_water_01
Chicago, Illinois
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74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

We went there because we had a Groupon. Very glad we had that otherwise it would have been silly expensive. We had the Gyoza appetizer, the pork was very nice, the veggie was a bit 'empty'. The Miso Soup was so-so. The Summer Maki roll was delicious! The Thai Ocean Noodle entrée was OK, nothing special. My boyfriend liked the... More 

Thank PeggyAnne777
Chicago, Illinois
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101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

But the selection was huge, and the inside of the restaurant friendly, clean and quiet. Tuna tower appetizer is an unique winner.

Thank Ronald J B
Vermont, USA
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2014

Everything we tried here was very good (too bad I misplaced my order slip!). Both variations of the sashimi platter were delightful and starters were beautiful and tasty. Service in this hip establishment was ever so friendly (we walked in with two pieces of carry-on luggage, since the restaurant is located adjacent to the Division Street stop on the Blue... More 

Thank vttico
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96 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

this place has very nice sushi and the selection was also good. The Tuna appetizer was excellent. the ambiance is also very nice and so is the service.

Thank Dawood H
Lockport, Illinois, United States
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111 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013

Bought a tasting deal on Living social..... $35 for an app,2 rolls, 1 entrée, 2 martinis. Everything was very fresh, good portions. Only disappointment..... we selected pork tenderloin as entrée & it was just a breaded deep fried tenderloin, no garnish, rather bland. Would def not get that again, would stick to their rolls, as those again, were very good.... More 

Thank Frank M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,740 reviews
1,086 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,455 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2012

I enjoyed more this restaurant last year. My experience this year was a kind of deception. Everything was good. But it wasn't amazing. My fav dish was the sashimi Tasmanian salmon. It was very good and fresh. But the naguro sashimi and the rainbow roll were average. I don't like the most part of the rolls on the menu. They... More 

Thank HelenaGuerra

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Japanese, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1178 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642-4019
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: +1 773-292-5885

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