Usagi Ya

★★★★★
  • 1178 N Milwaukee Ave

    Chicago, IL 60622

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  • 773-292-5885

About Usagi Ya

Hours
Sunday 12:00AM - 12:30AM 12:00PM - 11:00PM ,Monday 12:00PM - 11:00PM ,Tuesday 12:00PM - 11:00PM ,Wednesday 12:00PM - 11:00PM ,Thursday 12:00PM - 11:00PM ,Friday 12:00PM - 11:55PM ,Saturday 12:00AM - 12:30AM 12:00PM - 11:55PM

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I don't eat much sushi in Chicago because... well, Chicago isn't exactly a sea-side town, which leads to the use of frozen, not fresh fish. It is obvious especially with tuna, which tends to be bleached and then re-dyed a strange red/pink color. This is always a major turnoff for me. However, Usagi Ya is always a pretty good bet. Their fish seems pretty fresh, and their rolls are always tasty. They also have actual Japanese food on the menu such as udon and tempura (besides the sushi/sashimi) which makes me really happy. The sushi chef was also more than willing to make me a roll that was not on the menu, and I give them major kudos for that. (In the words of the waiter: if the ingredients are listed on the menu, we can make it.) I really wish that Usagi Ya had the guts not to list non-Japanese dishes on their menu, but I understand that there are always those people who are dragged to Japanese restaurants and are too rigid to not try sushi, even when there's no raw fish in sight. Lame. They also have a very impressive sake and tea menu, and, much to my pleasure, they also offer various mochi for dessert.

4
★★★★☆

I don't eat much sushi in Chicago because... well, Chicago isn't exactly a sea-side town, which leads to the use of frozen, not fresh fish. It is obvious especially with tuna, which tends to be bleached and then re-dyed a strange red/pink color. This is always a major turnoff for me. However, Usagi Ya is always a pretty good bet. Their fish seems pretty fresh, and their rolls are always tasty. They also have actual Japanese food on the menu such as udon and tempura (besides the sushi/sashimi) which makes me really happy. The sushi chef was also more than willing to make me a roll that was not on the menu, and I give them major kudos for that. (In the words of the waiter: if the ingredients are listed on the menu, we can make it.) I really wish that Usagi Ya had the guts not to list non-Japanese dishes on their menu, but I understand that there are always those people who are dragged to Japanese restaurants and are too rigid to not try sushi, even when there's no raw fish in sight. Lame. They also have a very impressive sake and tea menu, and, much to my pleasure, they also offer various mochi for dessert.

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Wow! I love this place! It's my favorite in Chicago. The sushi is absolutely delicious and the prices are good considering the larger than average portion sizes. I go at least once a week if I can. This place puts Bob San and Sushi

3
★★★★★

Wow! I love this place! It's my favorite in Chicago. The sushi is absolutely delicious and the prices are good considering the larger than average portion sizes. I go at least once a week if I can. This place puts Bob San and Sushi

Pros: delicious sushi, cooked food good too, parking easy, good service

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Two years ago, I would have not eaten because I was afraid of raw fish...or cooked fish for that matter. But I developed a taste for Japanese food and this place is perfect. It is close to home, cozy and not pricey. But the best part is that the main chef will create a dish for you if you ask him to. I told him I din't like to eat raw fish and he created something that was still sushi-like but was deep fried and delicious! A great place for beginners or life long sihi fans!

5
★★★★★

Two years ago, I would have not eaten because I was afraid of raw fish...or cooked fish for that matter. But I developed a taste for Japanese food and this place is perfect. It is close to home, cozy and not pricey. But the best part is that the main chef will create a dish for you if you ask him to. I told him I din't like to eat raw fish and he created something that was still sushi-like but was deep fried and delicious! A great place for beginners or life long sihi fans!

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poor location notwithstanding, i have enjoyed the above average food everytime there and i am honestly surprised its not busier. free parking and relatively inexpensive sushi brings me back once or twice a month.

3
★★★★★

poor location notwithstanding, i have enjoyed the above average food everytime there and i am honestly surprised its not busier. free parking and relatively inexpensive sushi brings me back once or twice a month.

Pros: good food for not too much money, parking

Cons: poor location

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I live a few blocks from Usagi Ya so I have tested it out a few times. I wanted to like it, because the other reviews seemed promising and its proximity is very convenient. Unfortunately, each time I've eaten there (3 times now) I have

3
★★★★★

I live a few blocks from Usagi Ya so I have tested it out a few times. I wanted to like it, because the other reviews seemed promising and its proximity is very convenient. Unfortunately, each time I've eaten there (3 times now) I have

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I was very impressed with the quality of sushi and authenticity of Usagi Ya! I lived in Japan for three years and understand the importance of a well trained sushi chef. Usagi Ya's sushi chef is one of the few real sushi chefs in Chicago

3
★★★★★

I was very impressed with the quality of sushi and authenticity of Usagi Ya! I lived in Japan for three years and understand the importance of a well trained sushi chef. Usagi Ya's sushi chef is one of the few real sushi chefs in Chicago

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Uisagi ya has been always my favorite restaurant since it opened a year ago. Very artistic decor with funky paintings, large variety of maki rolls, yet still has Japanese authentic atomosphere with a Japanse sushi chef and Japanese

3
★★★★★

Uisagi ya has been always my favorite restaurant since it opened a year ago. Very artistic decor with funky paintings, large variety of maki rolls, yet still has Japanese authentic atomosphere with a Japanse sushi chef and Japanese

Pros: fresh fish, inexpensive rolls, parking lot

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I came across this restaurant by accident and was very pleasantly surprised after having a meal there. The sashimi was melt-in-your-mouth fresh and good-sized. The miso soup was full-bodied. The service was attentive and friendly. My

3
★★★★★

I came across this restaurant by accident and was very pleasantly surprised after having a meal there. The sashimi was melt-in-your-mouth fresh and good-sized. The miso soup was full-bodied. The service was attentive and friendly. My

Pros: Fresh fish, Great service, Great lunch deals

Cons: On a busy street

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I had just moved into the area and decided I wanted to see what the local sushi spots had to offer. My first stop was Usagi Ya, and I was not disappointed. The sushi was fresh and had wonderful texture. Even the Miso, so often watered down

3
★★★★★

I had just moved into the area and decided I wanted to see what the local sushi spots had to offer. My first stop was Usagi Ya, and I was not disappointed. The sushi was fresh and had wonderful texture. Even the Miso, so often watered down

Pros: Great Service, Excellent Lunch Deals

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Purely because of the service and atmosphere will I eat sushi again.

3
★★★★★

Purely because of the service and atmosphere will I eat sushi again.

 

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