There are few things on this planet that are more satisfying than pristine raw fish. We’re talking about the kind of stuff that practically melts on your tongue and tastes like fresh, open waters. At Ty Fujimura’s sushi palace in West Town, the menu revolves around that level of quality. The seafood here is wrapped in warm, toothsome rice and crunchy, toasted nori—creating the perfect mélange of texture and temperature. For Time Out Market, Fujimura pored over Arami’s past and present menus to create an all-star lineup of fish-filled rolls to cure all your sushi cravings.
We might be hundreds of miles away from the nearest ocean, but Chicago is a true beacon for sushi dining amid the otherwise seafood-starved reaches of the Midwest. Whether you're craving cheap rolls at BYOB spots or want to ball out on high-end omakase menus, you'll find something for every type of sushi appetite (and budget) among the best Japanese restaurants in Chicago& and other local seafood joints. Want to nab enough nigiri and maki to feed a small crowd? Head to Lawrence Fish Market to find massive, inexpensive platters. Craving tuna imported straight from Tokyo's Toyosu Market? Visit Sushi-san for ultra-fresh fish offerings shipped over daily from Japan. Your options are bountiful and bountifully creative: There's even a secret, speakeasy-style omakase spot hidden inside a Chicago hotel on this list. Here's where you can enjoy the best sushi in Chicago.
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