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Hayashi Japanese Restaurant

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6641 Grand Ave Ste C, Gurnee, IL 60031-5262
+1 847-856-0270
Mon 11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Wed - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 14:30
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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101 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We went to Hayashi for lunch prior a long intercontinental trip (pretty guts, pun intended) - and it was a good experience. We ordered a wide range of rolls, and we found that the meal, prep and freshness was reasonable - but not extraordinary.

Thank Robert L
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We used to like this restaurant. It is not cheap but the food was good. However, last time we ordered carry out, which contained salad with octopus. Octopus was rotten. Unfortunately, I only realized it after I put it in my mouth. It was disgusting! I used to love octopus. I am afraid to touch it now. Of course, we'll... More 

Thank Helen K
Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

My mother is Japanese. After trying Japanese restaurants in the northern suburbs, she prefers Hayashi. The sushi chef has been at this restaurant for decades & never disappoints. We ordered a big sushi plate for a backyard party & it was the first dish to disappear. We've ordered most of the dishes over the past 20 years & the fish... More 

Thank JTbull2015
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

What a pleasant surprise to find such a delightful restaurant in a shopping center atmosphere. Each time we visit this little slice of paradise, it is just as nice as the last visit.

Thank Mark C
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

My daughter and I have been going to this restaurant for years, last year, this place was disappointing because of the service and the quality seemed to have gone down. But last weekend we tried it again and its great to see new friendly people in there. The food was good and service was great. Its nice to get the... More 

Waukegan, Illinois
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff, tasty food. My wife loves the sushi and tempura. I recommend the steak karashiyaki. Nice date night spot.

Thank waukman2015
Lake Villa, Illinois
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292 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

Revisited after not being here for quite a while and was pleasantly surprised to find the quality of the sushi is back up to being very good. Also had a bento box which was excellent also.

1 Thank Tami W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

The service is unbelievable! The food was good. Some great spicy dishes especially the dynamite roll and bloody roll a must try if your a spicy person

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

I'm a sushi fiend and I've eaten at Sushi restaurants all over the globe - Hayashi is not the best sushi in the world, but it is, for sure, the best in northern Lake County. It is also a great value - really good sushi for a decent price. Add to that the exceptional service and the very friendly owners... More 

1 Thank John G
Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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227 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015 via mobile

I'm going to have to disagree with other reviewers on this restaurant. I was less than impressed with the freshness of the seafood & the water just tasted disgusting. I would not recommend this place! I thought there might be a reason there were so few people here & was right.

1 Thank Palmtreegirl57

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6641 Grand Ave Ste C, Gurnee, IL 60031-5262
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Gurnee
  • Phone Number: +1 847-856-0270

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