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“Enjoyable Japanese Cuisine”

Izakaya Sankyu Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #19 of 138 Restaurants in Mount Prospect
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Chicago, Illinois
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Enjoyable Japanese Cuisine”
Reviewed 27 October 2013 via mobile

There are several Japanese restaurants in the area. Sankyu is among the most authentic. Mostly Japanese clientele with a wide variety of specials. The sashimi is fresh and they will adjust their menu accordingly to the season.

I would highly recommend the tempura ninniku (garlic) and pork cheeks. The tempura soft shell crab is also excellent (may be seasonal).

The tatami area is more traditional. No cut outs for your legs. If that doesn't suit you there are many tables and also a sushi bar.

Enjoy!

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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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68 reviews
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“Very good traditional Japanese food”
Reviewed 24 May 2013

Old school Japanese place. Very good sushi, sashimi, udon, ramen, etc. Nice premium sake selection. Good spot for lunch or dinner. Not cheap, but very good food.

Visited April 2013
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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“Authentic Neighborhood Japanese”
Reviewed 25 October 2010

Looking for Japanese passing through Chicago on way to Wisconsin. Garmin found this spot, and glad of it. Saturday lunch. Nice salad with a sweet vinegar dressing rather than the more prevelent ginger. Very good miso soup. My wife had a sushi sampler...fresh looking, good assortment, and she liked it very much. I had a huge spider roll that looked beauiful and tasted great, plus a Katsu Donburi with excellent, not overdone pork, and wonderful sweet onions. Also some pickled to cut the rich taste. Excellent lunch, would seek this place out if I wanted Japanese.

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“Wonderful food. Still trying to find better sushi. Friendly staff. Atmosphere could use some work.”
Reviewed 10 April 2008

Wonderful food. Still trying to find better sushi. Friendly staff. Atmosphere could use some work.

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“No frill seen 'n be-seen...”
Reviewed 1 December 2007

No frill seen 'n be-seen make rolls here. True izakaya style food that rivals what I've had in Japan. Specials are written in Japanese on board, bring Japanese-speaking friends would help the deciphering.

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