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Naniwa

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Neighbourhood:
Downtown / The Loop
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607 S Wells St, Chicago, IL 60607-4511
+1 312-255-8555
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Today
11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 15:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 15:00 - 23:00
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Lake Forest, Illinois
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sadly, this little gem is now closed down. After several years of service, they have closed their doors for good. There was a sweet note on the door thanking everyone for their patronage. It didn't sound as if a relocation was happening. There is quite a bit of construction on all sides of this building. I have a hunch they... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is a great sushi restaurant close to the Merchandise Mart, in River North. Note that Google shows this as a closed restaurant and IT IS NOT CLOSED! The service is unparalleled, the seafood fresh and the presentation beautiful. My friend did not find what she wanted on the menu and asked them to "fix something with salmon" and they... More 

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Thank KateWheatRidge
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Fresh, delicious, good service and cocktails too. Nice but not stuffy, not overpriced and very authentic. Between Naniwa and Oysy, I'm one happy sushi diner!

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Thank Boo526
Lake Forest, Illinois
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

This is a terrific restaurant in River North with a great and diverse menu. They have great sushi and other menu offerings aside from sushi as well. My husband and I went after our neighbor raved about it. She was spot on. Very good food, and contrary to other reviews, the prices were very reasonable ( we thought even a... More 

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Thank LisaMarieHruskocy
London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

They were just about to close but let us order take out. Really good food, nice flavours. Looked like a nice restaurant to eat in.

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Thank KarenHamit
Petropolis, RJ
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222 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

I like this place a lot. Familiar Japanese restaurant, but good food and nice atmosphere. Not far from the main Downtown attractions, but off he main roads

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Thank DFM66
Chicago
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

We came here because Lou Malnati's was going to be an hour wait and this place is up a few blocks. We had two children with us and they seemed to respond well to the calming atmosphere. The staff was attentive and very nice. The sushi was very good and seemed fresh. I don't like spicy food so I had... More 

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Thank ChicagoRushfan
Orny
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107 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

Small but good sushi restaurant. I liked very much sashimi plate and tempura mix. Nothing very special. But typically this is a good place if you want to change from US steak house. Modern and comfortable. I usually visit this place while in business in Chicago. Near old center and near Blue Chicago bar (N Clark Str) and orher great... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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137 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

Went there with a few coworkers for lunch during the week (not crowded). Large sushi/sashimi section offering cooked food as well. was a little pricey. There were 8 of us in the group, and they were able accommodate us easily. They offer outdoor seating. The entrance is actually off to the side and if it wasn't for some people who... More 

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Florida
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93 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

Nothing fancy inside or out, but the sushi chefs were friendly and talkative...even though they were all Chinese. I think I had the best Spanish Mackerel sushi I've ever had. They must brush the fish with something. The Uni and all the fish varieties I tried were fresh, but that Spanish Mackerel was special. The Asahi beer is served in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
15:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 607 S Wells St, Chicago, IL 60607-4511
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-255-8555

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

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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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