Cravings hit different when we’re stuck at home. If you’re fantasizing about nigiri, sashimi and maki, we’ve got the fix. Some of the best sushi restaurants in Chicago are now offering takeout and delivery so that you can get fresh fish delivered straight to your door.

We narrowed down the list to the best of the best, including West Town darling Arami, Michelin-starred Omakase Yume and the resurrection of Lettuce Entertain You’s defunct Naoki. When you’re hankering for sushi, you don’t have to go far to find pristine fresh fish in Chicago.

naoki, sushi, tuna, Anjali Pinto

Photograph: Anjali Pinto


Lettuce Entertain You’s secret sushi den shuttered toward the end of last year, leaving a shrimp-sized hole in our hearts. You can imagine our delight when we found out that chef Naoki Nakashima was back in the kitchen with a resurrected pop-up of his beloved restaurant. For a limited time, you can order old favorites like the Naoki-style rainbow roll and spicy shrimp and salmon maki. Or make it easy on yourself with the packaged dinner for two, which includes miso soup, seaweed salad and an assortment of nigiri and maki. To order, find it on Grubhub.


We love that this River North sushi spot takes the guesswork out of ordering with its San-Sets, which offer perfectly portioned servings of nigiri, sashimi and maki for adventurous eaters. Hungry? The Megatron includes 12 pieces of nigiri, 12 hunks of sashimi and two rolls. If you’d rather pick and choose, there’s plenty to work with on the à la carte front, too, like crunchy avocado maki, kimchi pickles and charcoal-grilled Vietnamese pork. To order, find it on Caviar.