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Sushi Samba Rio - CLOSED

504 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654-7112
+1 312-595-2300
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good37%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
7 Jun 2016
“Best food and ambience!”
6 Jun 2015
Restaurant Hours Closed
Sushi, Asian, Japanese, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
504 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654-7112
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1 - 10 of 177 reviews

Reviewed 8 June 2016

The best food in town and the preety ambience you can find here! I'm just staying with open mouth and enjoyed really the whole fullness of food and tasties!

Thank Anca_Daniela_Lazar
Reviewed 6 June 2015

Expensive for the food they serve even though the ambiance is nice, a little modern but not classy. I been here for a couple of times for different reasons but still not my favorite place to eat sushi.

Thank Esteban D
Reviewed 30 September 2014

We went with a bunch of friends during a convention and it was for after hour music and drinks. It had a great ambience and has a great after hour bar and music vibe.

Thank nolagirl4
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Loved that they created a menu for our large group based on the likes of the overall group. A bit on the pricey side, but worth it! Great food, great service!! Very accommodating for large group!

Thank Dayna C
Reviewed 1 September 2014 via mobile

This place was recommended to us and I love sushi. The menu isn't easy to follow and you have no idea how much you'll get. A bit difficult if you're on a budget. Our waiter was very attentive until he realised we weren't going to...More

Thank Lob-starskilt
Reviewed 6 July 2014

I was a little worried about booking this restaurant since the last few reviews all complained of service. Our service started off great. We had Danielle who was amazing at making recommendations and helping us pick items from the menu. He was also very patient...More

Thank Lovenlife77
SUSHISAMBAgroup, Guest Relations Manager at Sushi Samba Rio, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2014

Dear Lovenlife77, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our restaurant. We always appreciate it when our guests give us feedback because it is instrumental in helping us continue to grow. Despite not having a perfect experience, we hope you will...More

Reviewed 27 June 2014

Our service was terrible, Food came out very slowly and one dish at a time. If we had not reminded the waitress that we were missing food that we ordered we would still be there. Sushi was good and OK, Atmosphere is coolMore

1  Thank Susan L
SUSHISAMBAgroup, Guest Relations Manager at Sushi Samba Rio, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2014

Dear Susan L., We appreciate your review. We take every bit of feedback from our guests to heart because it is very important to us that we continue to grow. Despite not having a perfect experience, we very much hope you'll return and try another...More

Reviewed 17 June 2014

This place was recommended by a friend! It was an extremely pleasant surprise. Every bite was mouth watering! You will not be disappointed by any means! I ordered the salmon roll and my date had the beef tenderloin roll. FANTASTIC!!!!!! I ordered the coconut rice...More

Thank jmelissaprentice
SUSHISAMBAgroup, Guest Relations Manager at Sushi Samba Rio, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2014

Dear Melissa211, We're delighted that you chose to spend part of your stay in Chicago with us. Many thanks for your kind words about our food and and service. Please be sure to visit us again whenever you are in town. Best Regards, Guest Relations...More

Reviewed 14 June 2014

Aside from the average size TV and lack of places to sit to actually watch the game! The sofas and tables in the lounge area are in terrible condition. May be I have become picky about the quality of sushi since we have a lot...More

Thank Novicefoodietraveler
SUSHISAMBAgroup, Guest Relations Manager at Sushi Samba Rio, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2014

We extend the sincerest of apologies for your experience and we'd like to connect with you. Can you email us at guestrelations@sushisamba.com?

Reviewed 11 June 2014

I went with a large group on business. We mainly ordered drinks and appetizers. The small plates were much better than the rolls. We ordered the rock shrimp tempura and the crispy taquitos - both yellowtail and lobster. Between the two, I would order the...More

Thank bbk3e
SUSHISAMBAgroup, Guest Relations Manager at Sushi Samba Rio, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2014

Dear bbk3e, It's wonderful to hear that you and your party chose to dine with us during your visit to Chicago. We're happy to learn that you enjoyed our small plates. Despite not having a perfect experience, we hope that you will return for another...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 40 - USD 60
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 504 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654-7112
  • Public Transportation: Merchant Mart el stops
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-595-2300
  • E-mail
Only at SUSHISAMBA will you find a unique blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine, music and design. Inspired by early 20th century interactions in South America between these cultures, SUSHISAMBA serves traditional dishes, plus more inventive fare. Hearty moquecas and colorful seviches have found a place at the table alongside simple miso soup and tender sashimi. Innovative creations such as Sashimi Seviche, Tuna Tataki and our South American Beef Maki Roll are also on the menu, as are our creative signature cocktails.
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