Chicago >Geisha Sushi
“The atmosphere is great and they offer a discount for sushi orders before 6 p.m.”
“My friends also really like the aloe martinis and I loved the chocolate mousse dessert.”
“The bar/lounge had awesome decor and the drinks were delicious.”
“The staff is friendly, the food great (cooked and uncooked sushi rolls), but you have to check out the lounge which offers an excellent martini and wine selection in a cool, hip, and trendy scene.”
“We ordered a variety of standard and signature rolls which were just amazing.”
“This is a great place for people who love sushi and want to get others hooked.”
“Our server is really slow and never come back and ask how is our food or add water for us.”
“Owners were VERY friendly and the restaurant's decor and mood was lounge-like and mellowed out, which I liked.”
“With good service it would be worth it.”
“We would have liked our wine we brought to be served about 15 minutes earlier (we asked but our waiter forgot), but we were completely ignored by everyone except the water guy for a solid 25 minute stretch.”
WHAT A GREAT TIME !. VISITING FROM NYC FOR A REUNION.....BLU CORAL WAS AWESOME.......WONDERFUL FOOD,SERVICE, AND FUN ATMOSPHERE.
great place.. great service.. great food....
I went to blu few days ago for my girl friend birthday party..
i was really surprised that they have really nice interior.. also, their service was really good.. probably the best service i ever got so far..we ordered bottle of wine,and tastes awesome, oh.. price was already $10 discount! for that wine!!!.. we really had lovely time. we ordered fillo wrapped shi, fillet spring roll for appetezier, and signature roll-urban heat, seven bridge, flaming hamachi... etc..it's contemporary food, and those are really delicious.. cost isn't that expensive if you considered the quality of foods..
we gonna go there this christmas eve^^
Great delivery service. Delivery service isn't something I would try for sushi, but I ate at Blu Coral a couple of times and loved their selection. I was stressed from work and decided to have some of that food come to me this time. I'm not too far from the place and so delivery was fast and the food was still fresh. The only bad part was all the work I had to do that night. Good stuff.
they ruined my boyfriend's birthday - worst service in the city.
If you have come here looking for 'Chicago's Best Sushi' Blu Coral's website will absolutely mislead you. I planned my boyfriend's 27th birthday at Blu Coral and it was the worst mistake of my life.
Being that my present to him was a trip to Japan this spring, I wanted to throw a Japanese-themed bday dinner, which I had explained to the owner first over the phone & again when I went into the restaurant the week before the party to confirm & PAY FOR everything in advance. They happily took my money.
Upon getting to the restaurant the night of the party - they did NOT have our reservation nor the order for the pre-paid for meal I had arranged & did NOT seat us in the dining room at all. When we were seated, it was in the lounge area at 10:40pm (our reservations were at 10 per their request the week before, even though I had made them for 9pm) & the lounge started being set up around us as loud bar music began playing to the point that the champagne toast I had arranged was ruined seeing as noone could hear anything anyway. Then, when I refused to pay MORE money to the lounge promoter when he told me I had to pay for each person in order for my party to stay (even though his assistant had told me we wouldn't have to 3 times... because i asked 3 times just days before the party) he told me something I can't repeat because I don't want this review erased. Let's just say, we left with our drinks still on the tables & without an apology (the promoter was now apparently hiding from me). Me in tears & my boyfriend upset with how they treated me, we went up the street to a local lounge who accepted us off the street, THEY apologized to US for our experience with THEIR neighbor (saying it wasn't the first time they had heard horror stories) & we had a wonderful night there instead, seeing as they seemed to actually care that it was his birthday.
Don't go to Blu Coral. There's better sushi & far better service in Chicago.
Our favorite sushi place in the City!. We have been going to Blu Coral since the day they opened. The fish has always been fresh and the rolls complex and imaginative! Some times the service could be a little slow but there bus boy has always been quick on the draw with refiling our water glasses which is always nice. Soon after we started going there I got pregnant and couldn't eat the raw stuff any more so I was excited to see that Blu Coral not only had cooked rolls but they were absolutely delicious! Of course once I had the baby it is pretty much impossible to go out with her so we have a standing sushi - take out night every friday. We have been just as please with the take out as we were with the sit down service. If you are looking for a consitently good sushi joint Blu Coral is just the place, easy parking, great selection and some of the best food you will have here in Chicago!
Best Makis in Chicago. I heard about Blu Coral just over a month ago from a friend. She loved it and told me that I should go check it out since I lived so close to it. I decided that I try it out with a date and it turned out to be the best place ever. My date could not get over how delicious the maki rolls were and the drinks were terrific also. She admitted to me that night that she tried sushi once and hated it, but not here, she loved it. So, if you have a date and need a place to go, this would be a nice place to start!
The Perfect Sushi Place.
I've been wanting to try this place with my friends for a while now. I've heard rave reviews about it and I'm glad to say it lived up to all the hype. The ambience was urban/industrial that whispers trendy but not enough to scream "I'm too cool." The food was off the wall fantastic. I don't think I ate one thing there this weekend that I didnt' like. The appetizers were amazing (had the shrimp shumai, maui tartar, and crab cakes). The crab cakes were very different and original from any other crab cakes I've ever had. They had some curry flavor to it, which was unusual but in a way that surprisingly good. We ordered a variety of standard and signature rolls which were just amazing. I have to say the signature rolls are the way to go if you're tired of the same old sushi rolls and wanted to try something different. They all had unique flavors that tasted delicious and the presentation was very nice as well.
I've been to a bunch of sushi joints around Chicago and this place is probably one of the best sushi places in town.
worst sushi experience i've had in Chicago. i unfortunately went here on my birthday this past year and boy was i disappointed. not very creative, the fish had absolutely no flavor. the saving grace was texture, but that does not a good sushi meal make. i've been to tons of better sushi restaurants in Chicago.
GREAT Sushi...need to work on the portion size. I was a huge fan of the Blu Coral Sushi in my local stomping grounds in the 'burbs (Woodridge) and I was in mouring after they abruptly closed!! I had heard of this location--the 'other' Blu Coral in Chicago (not the same owner) and took a look at their menu and it was virtually the same. In an effort to seek my next great Sushi fix, I HAD to try them out. The taste and quality of the food was indeed superb. However, these were the tiniest rolls I had ever seen or experienced. They did not leave me wanting more and more as I had enjoyed in the past and it left me a bit disappointed. However, the quality and the taste was indeed there. I would have given them a 5 star rating had the rolls been a bit given a more umph in terms of size, substance and appearance. If they do happen to open back up in the burbs or want to continue on the hi-level path... they will indeed have to look into adding a bit more to the rolls/pieces to have people wanting to come back for more. The Aloe-tini washed away my sadness a bit. But, still left with the need to express my plea to step it up a notch in the portion size.
Best Sushi in the nation. The sushi at Blu Coral beats any sushi restaurant I've been to in Chicago, New York, Boston, D.C. or Philadelphia. The atmosphere is great and they offer a discount for sushi orders before 6 p.m. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. The prices are no higher than any other sushi place in the city, which pale in comparison. I highly recommend it.
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