Lincoln Park is full of casual spots that are affordable enough for college students, and Toro falls into this category - helped along by the fact that it’s BYOB. Because of its high quality sushi, small space, and no-reservations policy, this place is always crowded. Increase your chances of getting a table by coming with just one other person, not a group. But you should still expect a wait (and to be surrounded by college students).
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Oyster Bah is a Chicago attempt at a New England seafood shack. It's solid, but not Maine.
Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba is a tapas restaurant that's been around for a long time. It's ideal for a lot of occasions.
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Roka Akor is a trendy Japanese restaurant in River North that has great food but is also expensive.
High Five Ramen
High Five is a cool and hip ramen bar in a tiny basement setting. Prepare to get spicy.
Momotaro is like a Japanese Discovery Zone. You may need to sample the menu a bit, but hit your stride and it’s a great meal.
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Sushi-san is an upbeat restaurant in River North with high-quality sushi and tasty small plates.
Omakase Takeya is a high-end sushi spot underneath Ramen Takeya in the West Loop.
Raisu Japanese Fine Dining
Raisu is a casual spot in Albany Park that serves high-quality sushi.
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