Located in the University Village neighborhood, this casual spot’s service is warm enough to fool you into believing it’s an old favorite. Half of the menu is dedicated to teppan (Benihana-style open grill), and the teriyaki-glazed shrimp, but the sushi offerings impress more. Stick with the specials board for interesting and supremely fresh catches like shaved ginger-topped aji (horse mackerel), meaty bluefin and rich, grilled yellowfin collar.
730 W Maxwell St
|Cross street:||between Union Ave and Halsted St|
|Opening hours:||Lunch (Mon–Sat), dinner|
|Transport:||El stop: Blue to UIC/Halsted. Bus: 8, 12, 168.|
|Price:||Average nigiri: $2|