Even though the dining room is small and intimate, it was easy to have a conversation. The food was excellent and service was attentive, but not over the top.
We loved Tanuki!!! This place is an awesome spot. We ordered two rolls of sushi as appetizers (spicy scallop and spicy tuna) and different curry entrees and all were outstanding. It is a bit loud in the space, however it's a very fun atmosphere and the BYOB was a plus as well. Will for sure be back here!
I've been going to Tanuki for years now and have always loved their food/atmosphere but was disappointed by recent experiences. They wouldn't seat me until everyone in my reservation was present but there's nowhere to comfortably stand without being in the way. The dining experience feels very rushed and there's a painfully obvious effort to get you in and out as quickly as possible. We had half a bottle of wine left to drink but the waitress came up to us multiple times to tell us we were past our 'table time limit'. Our friend is moving out of the country and she wanted to celebrate our last time together at her favorite sushi spot in Chicago so it's disappointing that we weren't able to fully enjoy the experience because we were being rushed out. It may have been understandable had we been lingering for hours but we were barely there for 1 hour and 20 minutes. I hope Tanuki realizes how much their 'policy' negatively affects the experience and should it continue I will likely not return.
Great anniversary dinner! Typical sushi roll prices but very delicious and BYOB. Win win! We would definitely recommend and go again!
Tanuki is my go-to sushi restaurant. In a cozy neighborhood, fun atmosphere, good food! BYOB is a great perk!
Love this place. Great sushi and vegan options. Fantastic service.
The food was great and the service over the top! We enjoyed the seaweed salad and crab Rangoon but the crispy calamari was the best - wanted to bring the sauce home with me. The rest of the party enjoyed their sushi I had Shibuya Katsu Curry and it was delicious. Our server was awesome, timely food delivery and re-poring our drinks. We will definitely go back!
Creative menu, attentive service, fresh food. BYOB.
Fantastic experience. Awesome sushi, good value, enjoyed bringing my own choice of wine and beers.
Except for vegetarian maki n edamame every Thai dish is made with fish sauce. Due to this there are limited vegetarian options unfortunately ☹️
Love Tanuki! They have great sushi and a decent-sized list of vegetarian maki options.
My boyfriend and I come here often because we live in the neighborhood. The sushi is great for the price, and we love that it’s BYOB. The fish is always fresh and the rolls are unique. We also love the crab rangoons and the spicy miso soup! The only negative thing I would have to say about this place is that it can get crowded and loud, and the tables are very close together. Still, this is my favorite sushi restaurant in Chicago!
Love the food. My favorite place in the neighborhood. Keep making great sushi.
The quality of fish has gone down hill at tanuki as of late. The tuna was chewy and the salmon tasted fishy. The fish overall did not taste fresh at all. It’s a bummer because this place used to be good
The service staff is very attentive and efficient, food is always delicious and incredibly affordable. Great date night or BYOB evening with friends!
The service was pretty good. However, the food was not quite what I expected. For the nigiris
Fabulous food! We will definitely return to this neighborhood gem!
It's very loud on the weekends with BYOB and practically every table occupied, but very good sushi in both taste and presentation. Make sure to reserve a table if you are planning on coming between 6-8pm on weekends.
Best sushi I’ve ever had. I crave this place! I live just a few blocks away from my place and I would come here every week if I could. Tanuki is top notch!
Great fresh sushi! We would definitely go back!
Sweet potato rolls were 🔥🔥🔥
Terrific BYOB sushi and Thai food. Miso soup was fantastic. Nate the server was brilliant!
First time here and it was a wonderful experience! Service is great and the food is delicious, the menu is also extensive and has options for all eaters! I Definitely recommend and can’t wait to come back.
Busy Friday night, but we had booked a table and enjoyed the noise and slight chaos. Food is always delicious. Took about three times asking to get glasses for BYO wine, but we got them. Ready for it to warm up so we can eat outside again.
Spicy miso soup and veggie egg rolls were the highlight of our meal! Not to say the sushi wasn’t good because the specialty rolls we tried were good and tasted fresh.
Tanuki is tiny, like can barely fit between the tables tiny. But it’s super cute and the sushi is fresh and tasty!! The BYOB makes the value even better. I will be back!
Great food and atmosphere! Will definitely be going back!
I enjoyed the food, conversation, and company
Need louder music
I went with two other people. We all thought the food was just okay. It got very loud very quickly as well. I also noted on our receipt how to properly split the bill, but the server split it in half. I thought everything was fine, but I won't be rushing to go back.
Soooo good. We had five and tried heaps of delicious dishes: shumai, gyoza, short rib, maki rolls, basil chicken, tofu pad se ewe and more. All amazing.
Best sushi I have had outside of Los Angeles or Hawaii. Much better than expected. Do not let the low key location deceive you, the fish is top class.
Came to celebrate a friends birthday! They treated us very well. Everything was prompt. The food was delicious! Climax roll was my absolute favorite!
Incredibly fresh and delicious! The salmon belly is so decidant.
Good BYOB. One of go-to places in the neighborhood.
Amazing service for how busy the restaurant was! The food is delicious and normal sized portions for sushi/ sashimi entrees
Tanuki always provides an outstanding meal with excellent service. The menu is constantly updated with creative new items and the quality is second to none in Chicago. We feel very lucky to have the best sushi restaurant in Chicago as our neighborhood sushi spot!
Small, intimate sushi restaurant with good quality, fresh fish.
Great BYOB spot, with large portioned Original rolls. I feel in love with the summer craze roll with mango and salmon sashimi!!