Rise Sushi and Sake Lounge

September 12 2008 - 3:21 PM

I’ve been to Rise Sushi and Sake Lounge on Southport a couple of times with large groups of people.  Last time was no exception as there were 8 of us in our party.  There were some things that Rise did well.  The
menu is extensive, which was appreciated by several in our group that
were not interested in sushi. Specialty entrées, noodle dishes and
small plates proved to be more than enough for the non-sushi lovers to
choose from.

I had mixed feelings about the sushi, not finding it to be particularly good.  My nigiri was not very flavorful and
had a slight medicinal taste.  The rice was somewhat dry and dense. But most of the people in our party ordered specialty Maki rolls that
did not disappoint. Favorites included the Honey Roll with white tuna,
cucumber and sesame honey sauce rolled in tempura crumbs as well as the
Mexican Maki with yellowtail, avocado, cilantro, jalapeno and lime.

The décor is cool and contemporary and was very conducive to our
large group.  Rise did not have the best nigiri but overall delivered
an enjoyable evening.

Rise Sushi & Sake Lounge
3401 N. Southport Ave. Chicago, IL 60657
phone:  773.525.3535
www.risesushi.com

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