Sushi-san is now open in Chicago’s River North and if you’ve checked Instagram lately you may be seeing its signature dessert, Emochi, poppin’ up on your feed. Emochi is dessert-meets art: Japanese pounded sticky rice (mochi) with an ice cream filling. From there a sugar face (emoji) which are all sketched by our in-house illustrator Alex Payne, are applied by hand to each piece of mochi. The flavors rotate seasonally and currently Sushi-san offers up Lychee Colada, Strawberry White Chocolate and Mandarin Orange. The team is working on more than 25 different flavors so be sure to come back and try them!

mochi ice cream with emojis drawn on them from sushi-san

Haven’t been in yet? Come hang with us. Make your reservation at Sushi-san here.

Learn more about the restaurant here.