Mirai Sushi Gold Coast is located on Mies Van Der Rohe Way, a four block stretch behind the John Hancock building, and that tells you a lot of what you need to know about the place. This pocket feels more like the Upper East Side of Manhattan than it is does Chicago, and it’s also hidden away such that you might forget about it. But when you remember, you’ll be glad.
This small sushi restaurant is located at the bottom of the Hilton Hotel. The whole place only has 24 seats, split between the sushi bar and quieter tables. And the sushi? It’s great. Go heavy on the nigiri, and mix in a big, avocado mousse-topped chef’s specialty roll to make things interesting. Sushi in general isn’t cheap, and Mirai is no exception. But it's on par with the rest of the neighborhood. So if you're looking for an upscale, low-key spot in the area, head here.
A beautifully plated dish with three different styles of sashimi. Fatty tuna topped with fresh wasabi and scalion. Soy marinated salmon. And fresh salmon with soy garlic and onion. A great starter.
Three different kinds of tuna (lean, medium fatty, and fatty), two cuts of white fish, and salmon. Six pieces of quality nigiri for $22 is a great deal, or splurge on the sashimi for $44.
Tuna Tuna Salmon
Poached salmon on the inside topped with raw tuna, avocado mousse, and a creamy wasabi sauce. A heavy roll and our favorite of the chef’s specials if you want to get something a little different and more substantial.
Spicy octopus roll topped with spicy tuna tartare and sweet unagi sauce. Listen to the sushi chef - no soy sauce here.
Ponzu Beef Tenderloin
Ponzu beef tenderloin over celery root purée, pickled root vegetables, and a spicy ponzu. Great flavored and perfectly cooked beef with a bit of smokiness. You don’t need to go outside of sushi here, but feel free to do it because the cooked dishes are just as good.
Don’t hold back. All of the sashimi and nigiri are top notch. Our favorites are tuna, uni (sea urchin), and ikura (salmon roe).