Location – 1136 W. Chicago and 543 W. Diversey
In one word – Substantial
Food – I decided to check out the new Lincoln Park Sushi X outpost and was very impressed. I’m a sucker for tempura flakes, so I had the Honey Roll (with Albacore). It was exactly what I was looking for, crunchy, slightly sweet and filing. Then I moved on to a few Avocado Rolls. My eating partner and I marvelled over the fact that the avocado pieces in each roll were really substantial. Lots of avocado means that I’m a happy patron. My eating partner had the Unagi Roll and the Godzilla Roll. The Godzilla Roll seems to be the must-have at Sushi X.
Drink – It’s BYOB right now, which is an ideal cost saver.
Service – The service wasn’t bad, but our server definitely was more of a Lincoln Park trixie than a sushi afficianado. With time though, I think she could become an expert on the cuisine. I liked that we walked in at 8 pm on a Saturday night with no reservations and didn’t have to wait for a table.
Scene – So the Lincoln Park Sushi X is much less intimidating than the one on Chicago Avenue. It still has that dark, techno vibe, but it’s much bigger and brighter.
Dress – There was a mix of outfits. Some ladies were dressed to the nines, perhaps starting here before tearing up…Lincoln Park. Everyone else was more casual. The vibe at the Lincoln Park restaurant is much less trendy than its Ukranian Village sister.
Cost – With tax and tip, I paid $20. For filling sushi, that’s cheap!
If you like, try…Butterfly