The Midwest isn’t known for sushi, but Chicago’s scene has exploded in recent years. The city may be far from the oceans, but chefs can now better leverage connections to source fresh products from some of the world’s best fish markets. It doesn’t hurt that Chicago is an air cargo hub, making the procurement easier, provided restaurants (and ultimately customers) are willing to pay a premium price for shipping.
The latest additions to the following list include newcomers Nobu Chicago and Komo, and marketplace sushi bar 312 Fish Market. So whether it’s spicy tuna rolls or indulgent bites of fatty otoro and rich, creamy uni, these are the best places to wild out on raw fish.
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