Saturday, September 29, 2012

House of Sushi and Noodles

Location: 1610 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60657
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A Quick Word:
All-you-can-eat Sushi!  This sushi restaurant gets a perfect rating for the simple reason of being one of the BEST, IF NOT THE BEST, VALUE in the city!  And amazingly, they don't sacrifice quality at all!  The menu is extensive as you will see below and the sushi is made fresh to order.  I understand that there are better places in the city for quality.  But stil, whenever people mention sushi, this place comes to mind.  And, honestly, I still can't believe this restaurant exists.  Without question, I definitely recommend it to EVERYONE!

What We Ate:

The Extensive Menu!

For the $16.95 All-you-can-eat Sushi Dinner, you get to choose an appetizer and any of the roll sushi.  You choose two rolls at a time per person and keep ordering until you cannot eat anymore!  They also have a $18.95 option that includes all roll sushi and also Nigiri sushi.  The deal is INCREDIBLE!

A Variety of Roll Sushi
From Closest to Farthest:
New Mexico Roll; Tropical Roll; Sunshine Roll; Crunchy Spicy Salmon Roll; North Carolina Roll; Miami Roll

From Left to Right:
Chicago Crazy Roll, Godzilla Roll, Volcano Roll, Caterpillar Roll, Snow Fuji Roll, Submarine Roll

I would explain all the ingredients in each roll, but there are so many rolls that it would take forever.  Instead, check out the menu picture above or at and read everything about each roll!

Vegetable Tempura

The typical japanese appetizer... the vegetable tempura is a combination of sweet potato, asparagus, carrots, and green beans that are lightly breaded in panko bread crumbs and flashed fried.  They serve it with some kind of sauce that is difficult to describe.  Overall, the appetizer isn't the biggest part of the meal, but it is a great way to start before endless rolls of sushi arrive.

Kani Ball

This was an interesting appetizer.  It is a deep fried crab meat ball that is topped with a light mayo.  I honestly didn't enjoy this except for the creaminess aspect.  Because it is quickly deep fried, the outer edges are crispy and the inner filling tastes like a melted crab rangoon filling that is heavy on mayonnaise.


Another good appetizer... the shumai is a dumpling filled with shrimp, pork, and some ground up vegetables.  It is steamed, then quickly pan fried, and served with a similar sauce to the vegetable tempura.  I am a sucker for dumplings so this definitely hit the spot.

The DOs/DON'Ts:
- Do come with a big group.  This way you can order a bunch of different rolls and try them all!
- Do come early... they open at 5pm and they fill up pretty quickly, especially on the weekends and summer nights.

- Don't order too much!  There is a $1 charge for every piece of sushi that you do not eat.  So be careful!
- Don't fill yourself up on water and appetizers.  They do a great job filling water every time you take a drink so watch out.

How far would I walk for this food?


  1. As a neighboring country of Japan, a lot of sushi and noodle houses like this are abundant in Hong Kong. I became addicted to this kind of food and there was a time that I did consider moving to hong kong because of my cravings.

  2. My sushi addiction was the reason why I wanted to move to my aunt's house in Sydney so bad. I had to rush my parents in finishing the conveyance of her property, because I heard she lives near the best Japanese restaurant in town... and she did! Now WE live here now, and I'm enjoying the sushi! Isabelle

  3. I could walk a thousand miles for that food! Or maybe I can also book a cheap flight to get there and taste it. Why not? -- Amy S

  4. Lucky for me, I found an apartment in Salcedo Village that's surrounded by the best Japanese restaurants in Makati!
    - Abby Mae

  5. Thanks. I was wondering if I could take out some of these freshest sushi. I hope a good shrink wrap would preserve the freshness. But it's probably way better to dine in, so I could enjoy the ambiance of the restaurant. What do you think?

    Cassie F