We've been there many times - this was a birthday meal for my wife with my eldest son. Always a wonderful meal - Just let them feed you!
We always love Tanoshii's! It's our 'Go to' for the best sushi in Chicago!
Sushi Mike is amazing!!! We loved his creative rolls and enjoyed our entire meal! It was a great way to celebrate my birthday!
The food is always delicious. We always get their fish and chips appetizer. I highly recommend getting one of sushi mike’s rolls. However, I feel like I get the same one when I visit so next time I will probably order off the menu.
Leave off the menu and rely on chef decision.Really good and original dishes from the kitchen.
My daughter and I were lucky enough to be seated in front of Mike, the owner and primary sushi chef (there were two others). Mike's quite the character, chatting up the customers, drinking beer. Personally I thought it was great fun. We went with the Omakase, so Mike prepared a series of rolls for us of his own choosing. Some were fantastic, some were just very good but none were disappointing. Overall, we really enjoyed the food. You can probably do better at someplace much more expensive, but this was excellent food for the price. We'll definitely be back.
So glad we got the Sushi Mike’s Special! It was delicious! All the sushi was amazing. I’ll definitely be back!
This was our second time visiting with 10 people to celebrate my husbands birthday and we were very pleased. The rolls we’re plentiful and amazing. The service was excellent and the staff called multiple times to confirm what we were interested in ordering ahead so everything ran smoothly and the per person charge was set ahead of time which was amazing. They even accommodated Vegan eaters. Highly recommend!
Great, fresh delicious sushi. Go with the special and the sushi pizza is a must have!
we love this place and were surprised we were able to get in on a Saturday night. But then the crowd started after we got there. sushis always great.. the chix teriyake was fine
good food! excellent service! just lovely night
Sadly, the experience was not up to standards. The service was slow, they ran out of food (by 7:00) and cut some of our order in half, and some of the items they did serve were not fresh. We had eleven diners and had reserved the table months earlier. The bill was over $500, and we did not get our money’s worth. I would not go back.
Sushi Mike is the culinary extremest ! His own creations are far beyond anything I’ve come across, and I’m very picky about my Sushi
I almost hate to rave about this place because I don’t want it to get so popular that I can’t get in. This is by far the best sushi place in Chicago - and I have been to most of them. Sushi Mike is a genius and a master of his craft. Ordering off the menu is for amateurs. Go in and order the fish and chips and the Mike’s special. Let him make you something amazing. It is worth it every time. Andrew is by far the greatest staff person they have - although they are all fantastic. If you make a reservation ask to sit at Sushi Mike’s table to enjoy the best experience. You legitimately can’t go wrong with anything you order here. Just try not to praise it too loudly - we want to keep being able to get a seat. 🙂
Best sushi in the city !!!
Best sushi ever along with the best experience ever!!!!!
Had a great time, I was glad I made a reservation in advance. I wouldn't change a thing about the food we got! BYOB.
Always perfection! I always look forward to whatever combination Mike or crew will serve up next! Also get the Fish and chips! Plus- attentive service and byob!!
Sushi Mike was great.
I’ve lived two blocks away for the past 4 years. I wanted to try this place for a long time, and finally made it in. The nigiri is very good. The maki roll sizes are way too small. You will spend a ton of money and still be starving. The staff is generally very friendly.
Just get the sushi mike specials and be happy. it's a tad on the expensive side, but well worth it.
the 'fish and chip' appetizer is also a must. If you want to try a non-sushi entree, so the sushi mike softshell crab.
this place is literally the best.
Delicious as always, my favorite sushi restaurant. It is BYOB.
Hands down best sushi in Chicago- get the fish and chips and chefs special.
I really wanted to love Tanoshii after I visited the West Loop location. It was by far the best sushi I have had in Chicago. Unfortunately, due to poor service, I won't be going back. It took over 45 minutes to receive one roll. We of course wanted to try the Sushi Mike special, it was amazing. Not as amazing though when you hear the waitress deliver the same exact rolls to everyone who ordered them. So they weren't, in fact, customized, and were still at a premium price point. After we ordered the Sushi Mike special, we assumed ordering regular rolls off the standard menu would be a bit faster. We were wrong again, it took another 45 minutes to receive 2 more rolls. Also, the seating was so tight, I literally had the man next to me touching our table (his head actually hit my husband's twice) the entire time (which ended up being over 2 hours for 4 rolls). An extremely unenjoyable dining experience, very sad I wasted my valuable time going there.
Been many times and it’s always delicious. The waitstaff is friendly and attentive.
We Always leave satisfied all around.
Wonderful food, service and love this restaurant!
Tanoshii was great! Just wish Open Table had included a notice that it was BYOB when making the reservation.
The sushi at Tanoshii is unmatched in Chicago. No soy sauce or mayo needed- it’s delectable! It’s my go-to spot for a special group night out.
Tanoshii is our favorite sushi restaurant in Chicago! You must get the Mike’s specials and fish and chips. It’s an incredible dining experience.
It was absolutely incredible and would recommend to anyone.
Excellent food and great service. We chose the chef’s special where they brought rolls the chef had chosen. We ordered 4 rolls which was just right for 4 people. The “Fish n Chips” appetizer was great! Raw tuna mixture on a large chip like a taco chip. Everything was great! It’s byob.. no alcohol on menu. Overall a wonderful restaurant!!
This hands down one of my favorite places to eat in the city, if you are looking for amazing Interior design then this is not for you. However, if you are looking for incredibly well done Sushi and love to have the Chef take you to great experiences in food then this is it. Mike has a way of making things that can be common increibly extordinary, my partner in food crime is not a huge fan of Salmon or Tuna but loves what is done here. I strongly recommned sitting at the Sushi bar and going with the Sushi Mike special and let them take you on a journey. Go eat people and support that local business!
We love sushi, and this is probably the best we’ve ever eaten. You won’t be disappointed by the omakase dishes. No pools of soy sauce, ginger, or wasabi to cover up taste, just fantastic and flavorful right off the plate. One of the only sushi restaurants that has a children’s menu! Will definitely come back and bring the kids next time.
Every time Tanoshii delivers. Andrew is the best waitstaff ever. The rolls (off menu) are the best. Order fish and chips every time. This is the best Chicago restaurant ever. Hands down.
Love the unpretentious neighborhood feel of Tanoshii. Fish is fresh and leaving it up to Chef Mike to decide what to serve (you can give guidelines on likes/dislikes) adds to the fun of the dining experience. We were in a bit of a hurry to get to a show and the wait staff was completely pleasant and accommodating.
The service is superb. This is a BYOB so we took our favorite wine and it was a wonderful pairing for our dinner choices. We ordered the appetizer special of the evening and 2 chef choice plates. I would recommend this menu. I liked being surprised, did not have to make any decisions as there were many items on the menu I would have ordered, and the flavors were also a surprise. Highly recommend Tanoshii.
Spectacular sushi - best in Chicago. Ask for Mike’s specials. Also it is BYOB!
This was our first time here. Creative rolls, incredibly fresh sushi. We will be back.
The best sushi rolls and n Chicago. Remember that Mike likes Miller Lite
Best. Sushi. Ever. Let Sushi Mike make you something special. You won’t be disappointed.