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Coast Sushi

2045 N Damen Ave (at Armitage Avenue)
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 235-5775
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Coast Sushi - Chicago, IL
Coast Sushi - Chicago, IL
Coast Sushi - Chicago, IL


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Best sushi in town! Always fresh always delicious


Ahhhhh, where to begin. I feel like the whole experience was bad from the moment we pulled up to the curve and were ignored by the valet (really?). The hostess seemed rather apa...

Editorial review from GrubHub 12/15/2012

What a total rip off. The seafood soup was supposed to come with shrimp, scallops, fish, and udon noodles. For $9, I received 5 ounces of salty dashi broth with scraps of white fish, onions, a few one-inch udon noodles. The gyoza were outsourced (most likely packaged and frozen). I should've known; on a previous order, I had been assured that the uni was fresh, but I literally had to spit it out because it was so rank. I will not be ordering or dining here ever again. more

Best sushi in town! Always fresh always 6/23/2012

Best sushi in town! Always fresh always delicious more

Delicious! 7/14/2010

I love this place and in fact have been back twice! I highly suggest the dragon roll or the white dragon roll - absolutely delicious! Fantastic service as well! Can't wait to go back! Pros: Great Service and FAST! Cons: BYOB more

Best Sushi in Chicago 5/15/2010

This is the best place to go for sushi in Chicago. It is authentic, fresh, and clean. \r Vegetarians will enjoy the spicy sweet potato sushi.\r Non-vegetarians should try the house specialty: the White Dragon roll.\r Lychee sorbet is an excellent dessert. Pros: BYOB, Great service, Superfresh sushi more

this place rocks! 3/16/2010

i give this place 3 thumbs up! they surpass my expectations and wowed me with their food. their miso soup is simply amazing! very reminiscent of Japan and it keeps you a little bit full enough while you wait for your sushi to be served, flavor is clean and very good to the palate. love their maki and sashimi, set in very cute presentations and very, very fresh. their tempura is cooked perfectly, crispy on the outside and soft in the inside and very flavorful inside and out. the ambiance is also nice, low lighting that is good for dates and the place may be busy at times but you can still enjoy your food and have decent talks with your date without having to shout over the din. Pros: freshest sushi ever, ambiance more

Best Sushi in Town! 11/2/2009

Coast is our favorite sushi restaurant in all of Chicago, and we have tried many! The best part is that you can bring your own wine, we always pack our favorite bottles, that way you know you are going to love your wine for the night.\r The quality of the sashimi and maki rolls is fantastic. I can't get enough of the crunchy spicy tuna rolls! Everytime we dine there we find something new to try, usually reccomended by our waiter. Pros: BYOB, atmosphere, and quality Cons: you may have to wait for a table, make a reservation early more

Worst Sushi and service in town 3/6/2009

I don't know how this restaurant be famous!\r The fish is not fresh at all and the service is really poor.\r The servers don't care me at all and I have to wait for more than 30 minutes to be served with the damn fish!\r Cut my head me if I have to go back again!!! Pros: Good location and that's it! Cons: Worst food and service more

Favorite BYOB Sushi in Chicago 2/9/2009

I have been going to Coast for many years, their fish is excellent. One of the best date locations you can... more

Favorite BYOB Sushi in Chicago 2/9/2009

tmcpheeters Provided by Partner
I have been going to Coast for many years, their fish is excellent. One of the best date locations you can go if you like sushi. BYOB is very ni... more

Great f*%$ing sushi! 10/21/2008

My wife and I dropped in to this place last night. Fantastic. I eat a lot of sushi . . . a lot and I thought the freshness here was bar none. We started out with the kampachi carpaccio. (The server incorrectly identified it as tuna, it's not tuna, it's its own type of fish. However, almost everyone makes this mistake about kampachi. But a sushi place should be on its game!) We also had the seafood soup and the miso. I highly, highly, highly recommend the seafood soup. (I think that Americans tend to forget that traditionally, Japanese cuisines are always supposed to start with soup and small plates in order to reduce the amount of $$$ sushi that one consumes in a sitting.) \r \r Service was very nice. (Young brunette female with short hair, closely styled to the scalp.) She was very tolerant of me. I was tired and cranky and she did not react to this, instead she anticipated my wife's needs and asked her if she would like soup as well which she did and hadn't thought to order it--truly the mark of a great server. She also checked in often, which I like, but did not bother us with idle or personal chatter. \r \r No complimentary fruit for dessert which is generally characteristic of a sushi meal. Ah, but that was my only complaint. I thought the price was great we had 2 soups, carpaccio, 2 pieces blue fin nigiri, and 5 maki rolls for only $79. I will be back. Pros: freshness, service, ambience Cons: parking, no hot towels pre-service, and no fruit post-meal more

Rather disappointed 9/11/2008

Ahhhhh, where to begin. I feel like the whole experience was bad from the moment we pulled up to the curve and were ignored by the valet (really?). The hostess seemed rather apathetic as we walked in; promptly followed by an abrupt waiter who asked us ""this is it""? We were seated and presented with a table rendering a Chinese ""all you can eat buffet"". Our despondent waiter took our orders with complete ambivalence to our queries.\r \r The food was marginal. Seaweed salad; not good. I don?t understand how they can legitimately refer to their ""Ceviche Maki"" as that, seeing how there is a relative absence of ""ceviche"" in the maki. See aforementioned for my opinion of the ""wasabi roll"". The Unagi was over as cooked as our waiter was rude. The mochi was good. No complaints.\r \r In regards the BYOB; make sure that you bring your own wine glasses a well. We were forced to drink an 01 Cab out of Japanese rocks glasses; what a crime.\r \r Bottom line, only go to Coast if you are looking for phenomenal quality Sushi. The fish is fresh and clean. Pros: Sshi Cons: Everything else more

Unimpressed 5/19/2008

I live just a few blocks from Coast and I have been dying to try it. I put my name in and was told it would be a 45 minute wait. After 45 minutes, I checked in with the hostess and was told we were the next table to be seated. AN HOUR LATER we were finally given a table. The wait was unacceptable!!! Once seated, it was another 15 minutes before our server corked our wine. The glassware was dirty and our server was never around. If I am going to wait that long for sushi, I would much rather drive across town to Toro Sushi, where a 45 minute wait means 45 minutes--not 2 hours. Pros: food was fine Cons: disorganized hostesses, terrible service more

Had it delivered to work. 12/4/2007

I thought the sashimi was excellent. large fresh pieces. The guy who took the order was very nice and so was the delivery guy. So, I can't comment on the restaurant it self. I have never been. The sashimi on the other hand. I would definitely recommend it. more

BYOB Sushi=Love 9/24/2007

I have been to several sushi places in Chicago and Coast is by far the best-- not to mention that it is BYOB! The food is fresh and innovative-- but there are also basic rolls and sashimi for sushi purists.The seseme scallop appetizer is unreal. Great scene too. It can get loud and there is usually a wait, but nothing out of the ordinary for a good restaurant on a weekend night. Overall, fabulous restaurant! Pros: food, atmosphere, location, BYOB! Cons: service is nothing special more

nice food - but a little too trendy crowd, esp. if you are over 35. 9/9/2007

I have no complaints about the food at Coast. Very fresh and inventive. And the service is often excellent. The only downside is the crowd. It always seems like you have to be under 35 to enter the place (and in the hippest fashions of the seasons). Nothing wrong with hip, young crowds mind you!!! But it may just not be some folks favorite scenes - esp. if you like chronologically and sartorially diverse diners. more

Terrible Customer Service from Erin 8/29/2007

We were missing an item from our order and called to see if our credit card was charged. Erin, a part-time worker, accused us repeatedly of lying. It was an appetizer! I will never eat here again. This place could care less about customers. The way we were treated is inexcusable and insulting. There are real Japanese restaurants in Chicago that serve good food. Take your business someplace else!!! Cons: Customer Service more

A very hip sushi place with a lively crowd and trance mus... 8/28/2007

A very hip sushi place with a lively crowd and trance music playing in the background. The sushi itself is... more

A very hip sushi place with a lively crowd and trance mus... 8/28/2007

emunn Provided by Partner
A very hip sushi place with a lively crowd and trance music playing in the background. The sushi itself is good, but not great. The White Dragon an... more

Terrible service, terrible sushi, terrible place 8/21/2007

How can ANYONE like this place? It's SO pretentious there, and their food isn't even good! Not to mention it's also very dark. Maybe they turned down the lights so no one could see how much of a terrible job the chef was doing! I couldn't believe how overpriced everything was, considering how the sushi tasted bad and how our waitress treated us like we were the plague. Ugh. I have a bad taste in my mouth just thinking of coast sushi. Cons: snobbiness, overpriced not-so-good food, bad waitress more

Great Service and Sushi 6/15/2007

Great place for sushi. Plus the specials are always fantastic. We have been here twice, once for Vday, and once just for a date, and each time we had an excellent server. Great sushi, always fresh.\r \r cons: sort of loud and can be pricey. \r \r Recommend to everyone Pros: Service, fresh sushi, and byob Cons: Loud and very cozy more
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Romance is in the air at this sexy Bucktown Japanese joint.

Owner Message

  • Since Coast Sushi Bar opened in March of 2003 in it's hip neighborhood location, regulars and newcomers alike have enjoyed top quality sushi in a relaxed but lively, BYOB atmosphere.

    Our chefs have created a menu that will satisfy sushi connoisseurs and novices alike. Through years of experience, they have mastered the pairing of simple but complex flavors to create some of the most tasteful and innovative New-Japanese cuisine, using only the freshest ingredients and top quality fish from around the world. Coast offers something for everyone.

    The unique experience of dining at Coast is enhanced by the handcrafted furniture and tableware. With minimal decor and a dimly lit dining room, Coast presents the guest with an atmosphere for romance or just dining out with friends.


  • The Scene
    Bare walls, painted concrete floor and woven leather chairs gives this room a sexy, minimalist vibe, with a scattering of well-spaced tables along a bright, busy sushi bar....

  • 2/16/2005 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Sun 11:30am-11pm, Mon 4pm-11pm, Tue-Fri 4pm-12am, Sat 11:30am-12am
  • Payments:

    Discover, Master Card, Visa, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    Bucktown, North Side