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Sai Cafe

2010 N Sheffield Ave, Ste 4, Chicago, IL 60614-4212
+1 773-472-8080
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nigiri” (4 reviews)
“quality sushi” (2 reviews)
“rice” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
2010 N Sheffield Ave, Ste 4, Chicago, IL 60614-4212
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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Really friendly neighborhood sushi restaurant. We ordered a variety of dishes. All of it was wonderful...

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank D7323MOpatrickl
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Sai Cafe was one of the first sushi restaurants to open in Chicago. It is still thriving for a simple reason- quality sushi. Comfortable, relaxed setting. Consistently great sushi rolls and sashimi.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank kristinec20182018
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

No a bad spot, but service and food can be hit or miss. I have been here dozens of times in the past decade. Sushi is generally very good, but pricey. Liquor is very pricy as well. In general, servers have no personality and are...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank LlittleEddie
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

When I lived in chicago just a smidge over a decade ago, this was one of my fave sushi places. My husband and I are visiting and I insisted that we go. I had talked this place up and I was excited to take him...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank MamaLove1210
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Sai Cafe is a great restaurant, and the food is great to. There is nothing exceptional about the ambience, but the waiters and chefs are extremely friendly. There are a bunch of interesting sushi rolls on the menu, so the more adventurous should enjoy the...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Karthik S
Reviewed 11 February 2017

you don't last 30 years in the restaurant business without good quality, good service,etc. James Bee is a master and although he does not go after hype or publicity, anyone who is an experienced sashimi, poke,sushi fan is going to have an eye opening experience....More

Date of visit: February 2017
1  Thank Nikki D
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The sushi and sashimi variety and quality are unsurpassed. The service is traditional Japanese and excellent. My personal favourites (saba and uni) are always perfect.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank manofsteel276
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Everyone has their favorite sushi place and this is mine. I've been coming here for more years than I wish to reveal, but it's always consistent and delicious. The fish is fresh and wonderful and the flavors are terrific. The staff is always sweet and...More

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank Judy g
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

If you love sushi this is the restaurant to visit. The staff are lovely and the food is out of this world good. Fresh, unique and beautifully served. Do not hesitate just go.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Christine B
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Had a many course meal at the sushi bar with friends that was just amazing. I'm not exactly sure how my friend arranged the meal or if it was a special option for those in the know but basically the amazingness just kept coming and...More

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank rjhenry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2010 N Sheffield Ave, Ste 4, Chicago, IL 60614-4212
    (W Armitage Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Brown line Armitage station.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > DePaul
  • Neighbourhood: DePaul
  • Phone Number: +1 773-472-8080
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