Chicago is famous across the country for its deep dish pizza and its hot dogs. Sushi? Not so much. However, the City of Big Shoulders has developed a delicious variety of sushi bars and restaurants for diners whose tastes don’t favor more traditional Chicago fare.
The first five establishments described below are drawn from the 2012 Zagat’s ranking of Chicago’s best sushi restaurants, and are listed according to their order on the Zagat’s list. The remaining five establishments included below were compiled from multiple listings of the best sushi that Chicago and the surrounding region have to offer and are included in no particular order.
The best sushi in Chicago, according to Zagat’s, can be found at Katsu, located at 2651 West Peterson Avenue. Named after its owner and chef, Katsu Imamura, this Northwest Side favorite serves sushi that regulars rave as being “utterly authentic.”