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Wicker Park Keeps Getting Sushi Restaurants as Sushi Taku Opens Today

Will this sushi spot carve out a niche on Division Street?

Sushi Taku
Sushi Taku
Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

Sushi Taku opens today in Wicker Park, joining a glut of sushi restaurants in the neighborhood. Mirai Sushi, Seadog Sushi Bar, Kin Sushi, Jieyi Sushi, Sushi Burrito, and Komorebi Sushi are already within a half mile of its 1904 W. Division St. address. ButTaku hopes to stand out in multiple ways.

Owner Tom Li is a veteran restaurateur with three suburban restaurants, reported DNAinfo. And Taku isn’t going for a bar/lounge feel, plus it doesn’t appear they’ll host karaoke nights, as it’s more family-friendly. A look at the menu shows Taku is more affordable than Mirai down the street.

Eventually, Li and team will serve alcohol after they get a liquor license. For now, enjoy the BYO status. It’s more cavernous than a typical sushi spot with 80 seats inside a former dance hall.

The saturation of sushi restaurants on Division Street doesn’t even take into account Bob San, a popular late-night sushi spot with karaoke that closed in 2015. The restaurant space, across the street from Taku, is now occupied by Harvest Moon.

There has to be a reason why sushi has risen in popularity in Wicker Park and its surrounding neighborhoods. Just a few blocks south, diners will also find Yuzu and Arami. And don’t forget about Coast in Bucktown. Will Sushi Taku carve out a niche among those many sushi restaurants? Find out starting today.

Sushi Taku, 1904 W. Division St., (773) 252-8258, open 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday through Thursday; 11:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; 11:3 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday.

Sushi Taku

1904 W. Division Street, Chicago, IL 60622 773-252-8258 Visit Website