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Your guide to the 4 top spots in Chicago's Budlong Woods neighborhood

Visiting Budlong Woods, or just looking to better appreciate what it has to offer? Get to know this Chicago neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a sushi restaurant to a hair salon.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Budlong Woods, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Sushi Joon

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Topping the list is sushi bar, Japanese and Korean spot Sushi Joon. Located at 5503 N. Lincoln Ave., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting five stars out of 223 reviews on Yelp. 

The restaurant features sushi, rice bowls, noodle dishes and more. Grab sushi by the piece à la carte style or opt for a more hearty portion with options like the eight-piece Monster with cucumber, avocado, tuna and salmon, or the B.L.T. roll with bacon, lettuce and tuna. 

2. Chroma K8 Beautique

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Next up is hair salon and cosmetics and beauty supply spot Chroma K8 Beautique, situated at 5425 N. Lincoln Ave. With five stars out of 62 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite. 

Services offered include haircuts and colors, balayage, deep conditioning treatment, waxing, brow tinting, makeup application services and more. 

3. Shawarma Inn

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Shawarma Inn, a Middle Eastern spot that offers sandwiches, seafood and more, is another neighborhood go-to, with four stars out of 288 Yelp reviews. Head over to 5523 N. Lincoln Ave. to see for yourself. 

On the menu, you'll find fattoush salad, falafel, chicken shawarma sandwich, shrimp kebab, hummus and more. 

4. Mekato's Colombian Bakery

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Check out Mekato's Colombian Bakery, which has earned four stars out of 153 reviews on Yelp. You can find the bakery at 5423 N. Lincoln Ave.

Here, you'll find coffee, baked goods, empanadas, coconut bread, juices, tamales, sweet corn cakes and more on the menu. 


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