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The 4 best Japanese spots in Chicago

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Japanese fare?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Japanese spots around Chicago, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to meet your needs.

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1. Gorilla Sushi

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First on the list is Gorilla Sushi. Located at 4945 N. Milwaukee Ave. (between Edmunds and 90th streets) in Jefferson Park, the sushi bar is the highest-rated Japanese restaurant in Chicago, boasting four stars out of 206 reviews on Yelp.

2. Sushi Joon

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Next up is Budlong Woods's Sushi Joon, situated at 5503 N. Lincoln Ave. With five stars out of 246 reviews on Yelp, the sushi bar, Japanese and Korean spot has proved to be a local favorite.

3. Kai Zan

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West Town's Kai Zan, located at 2557 W. Chicago Ave. (between Rockwell Street and Maplewood Avenue), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the sushi bar, Asian fusion and Japanese spot 4.5 stars out of 1,030 reviews.

4. Sunda Chicago

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Sunda Chicago, a sushi bar and Asian fusion and Japanese spot in River North, is another high-traffic go-to, with four stars out of 2,813 Yelp reviews. Head over to 110 W. Illinois St. to see for yourself.


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