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“Just OK”

Niu Japanese Fusion Lounge
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Ranked #331 of 9,499 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Streeterville
Cross street: Columbus
West Palm Beach, Florida
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Just OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014 via mobile

If you are hungry, not picky and close by it's OK.
Fish are far from excellent. Had the Tom Yum soup that had 3 hot peppers floating in it making very spicy and uneatable.
Tuna roll was pale, yellow tail roll was mushy. Green tea served in beautiful pot but no taste.
I would grade it poor but service, atmosphere and price were all good so its just average

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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
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English first
Denver
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“good food, relaxed experience, good service, and reasonable prices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014

This restaurant was literally around the corner from the Embassy Suites Lakefront hotel where we stayed during our three day visit to Chicago. Although we came here because it was so convenient, we could have easily eaten here again because of our experience. The service was great and attentive; the food (miso and hot and sour seafood soup, garlic butter scallop yaki, and a combination of sashimi, plus a couple of different mochi flavors) was excellent, and the atmosphere and decor were modern, elegant, and yet relaxing. The sashimi combination we chose came with 3 generous pieces each of ahi, yellowtail, salmon, and escolar, and tasted very fresh. At $28, we thought that was incredibly reasonable. We topped it off with mango and a wonderful white chocolate/strawberry mochi. We left happy, plenty satisfied, and pleased with our choice of this restaurant. Definitely thumbs up on this one.

Visited March 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Tasty food and pleasant atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014

This restaurant was recommended by the concierge of the Sheraton (hardly few minutes walk from it) and it was a good choice.

Service was fast and pleasant, the food tasted fresh and flavorsome, portions were generous (Green salad with ginger & fish pancakes). It was also reasonably cheap. A good choice.

  • Visited January 2014
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Colmbia, SC
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Reasonable prices for great atmosphere and good quality”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

For me, Niu is where it's at for sushi in near The Loop. Yes, it's slightly off the beaten path, yes it may not have the reputation or star power as it's overpriced, hipster but not true sushi brother Sunda, but Niu is about the best you're going to get of fusion style with actually good traditional sushi. It can range from romantic, to business, to just sitting at the bar trying some things, and considering it's not near any coast, the sushi tastes surprisingly fresh and interestingly fatty when needed.

Reasonable prices and a great atmosphere are worth the walk. Keep your change and get more than you pay for at Niu.

  • Visited January 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Awesome food,”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

We came here and had a fantastic evening. food looked and tasted amazing with a ray of colours. such a good experince would def come back when im next in Chicago.. Top noch

  • Visited March 2013
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