Hot Woks Cool Sushi Menu

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  • Ivana B.

    Decent sushi with awesome lunch specials that keep me coming back! The outdoor seating is beautiful which helps distract from the noisy street. The parking situation is typical for the city with about four free parking spots in front and a few free parking in the street.The decor inside is nice and modern, very clean. The staff is usually friendly but service is typically slow and the seating on the first level is super cramped! Don't come here unless you're okay with becoming friends with your neighbor. The upstairs is nice but i've never been seated there. I try not to go to the bathroom here because there are so many steps to get to the second level.

    (4)
  • Tanya A.

    If there was a way to give negative stars I would! Not that I can even comment on the food because my experience didn't even allow me to get that far before leaving this place. WORST SERVICE EVER!!! Walked in on a Friday evening around 7pm with my boyfriend. As we entered we were excited to try this place out as it's walking distance from his place and we are always looking for something new and delicious close to home. As we enter, the staff is crowed by the door, backs facing us, chatting to themselves for a minute before one turns around and greets us and hurriedly takes us to a table. Served us water promptly and set the table for us and gave us menus to browse over. (As we had already looked at the menu online we had an idea of what we wanted pretty fast), closed our menus and chatted as we waited for our order to be taken.... and waited... and waited... and waters were filled again and we waited some more. There was only 3 other couples in the place and one had already paid the check. We asked the water guy for our server as we were ready to order, for it had been 10 minutes since we has been seated and no one other than him had checked on us. He grabbed a server who went to the table next to ours to deliver their check and ignored us. The boyfriend and I exchanged glances, and I put my hand up to grab her attention but she was off and around the corner too fast. As we looked around, even the other couples were looking at us as we sat there with nothing but water and chopsticks in front of us. Another 2 minutes go by before we decided to get up to leave, and yet still no one even paid attention to us leaving. No goodbyes, no thank you for coming, no I'm sorry we were busy... nothing. SILENCE! Now I'd like to think it was because they were so busy, but they weren't, or they were short staffed, but they weren't as we saw 3 servers as we walked in just talking to each other. I have a feeling as sad as it is, is because my boyfriend is black. All the other patrons in this establishment were middle-aged white folks who had no issues getting service right away, even when they weren't the ones that asked for it!! Maybe, maybe not, either way this is NO way to treat customers no matter the situation. You folks here will never get my service, my boyfriends service or any of our friends service ever again. Thanks for nothing.

    (1)
  • Jennifer I.

    Had a good sushi lunch today.... Hot Woks Cool Sushi has a lunch special which includes miso soup, a California or spicy tuna roll, and several nigiri. All for 13 bucks. We also split a Mega Vega roll. A couple of my pieces fell apart, and the spicy tuna roll was not the best of the best, but everything was still quite tasty. If you are more of a "hot wok" person, they have a lunch special with your choice of appetizer and entree. I can't recall the price, but it also looked to be quite a nice deal. It was a little warm in there...I wondered if the AC was broken. It cooled off after awhile, though. The bathroom was much nicer than I expected, even though I am not sure what I expected (if that makes sense...). But parking seems to be on the minimal side, unless I missed something in the back. However, I wouldn't hesitate to come back to this location, or try one of the others. 3.5 stars bumped to 4.

    (4)
  • Barbara C.

    This place is small and cute. Very good prices. For as small as this place is, it's well LIT. Windows. Small patio, a few high tables for two inside. and enough two seaters with a loooooooong bench seat. There is a great lunch special. 11:30-3:30. Free parking spots but they fill up fast! just a cute corner. I never expected this to be this good.

    (5)
  • Sara D.

    Dine in experience- nothing too grand. Good service. Delivery to someone down the street... Undeniable incompetence on their part. For all the times I have ordered delivery and hoped they would get my order right and on time at that. Fail fail fail. First and second on their part last on mine. Will not frequent nor order food from here. If you must get from here eat inside.

    (2)
  • Cristina P.

    I always see this restaurant when I am coming off the highway but never really thought about going here until a friend recommended this place. Parking is tricky, they had a parking lot but it's very small so we ended up having to park on the main street. At first look, it's a small restaurant but I then saw that they also had patio seating and also they have a big upstairs to accommodate more people. Service was great and they didn't rush us even though we got there an hour before they closed. We got 4 rolls and 2 noodle dishes and I have zero complaints. It was the best pad see eiw that I've had in a long time. I will definitely be returning here again.

    (5)
  • Natalija S.

    I can't believe this place makes sushi. I kid you not, even Mariano's and Jewel has much, much better sushi. I ordered a spicy salmon roll and tom yum soup. The sushi was mushy and extremely messy, and it was just bland. The soup was way too salty. For those that like the food, that's good, considering the fact that there's really no sushi spot in the Irving Park area, but I'm definitely not coming back here.

    (2)
  • Ruolin W.

    Delivery is fast, although they said it would take 40 min to 1 hr, it came actually very quick. Shrimp Pad Thai is delicious. Miso soup is a little bit too salty tho.

    (4)
  • Kyle H.

    I like the chain Hot Woks Cool Sushi for their hot bowls and cool maki rolls. This one is in walking distance from my place, so my son and I popped in here over New Year's. It's small. And not nearly as nice as the ones downtown. The parking lot is tiny. Staff is super friendly and fast. I like the Mega Vega rolls the best- vegetarian Maki with sweet potatoes, beets, avocado, even my son liked it! We also tried the Akira rolls, which were HUGE. I've had better rolls. I do like their Obama-Nami rolls (which I forget and call ObamaMama). I'm sure I'll order Delivery from them frequently and be back soon.

    (3)
  • Adele n.

    This is quite a cute little sushi and noodles shack. The dining room is tiny and on the Friday night I was there, it was very busy. I wouldn't call this a date spot -- it's more of a neighborhood joint. The prices are pretty cheap. There are some sashimi / sushi dinners for about $15, and plenty of noodle entrees for $10ish. The sushi is pretty good -- nothing stunning, but nothing bad either. The miso is yummy and free with sushi entrees. Staff is friendly and take out is pretty quick.

    (3)
  • Hannah K.

    I tried Hot Woks Cool Sushi about a year ago and it didn't leave that great of an impression, but I decided to give it another go since it was the nearest sushi place my GPS told me to go. The waitress was a bit hovering but I think she was new and it was early on a Wednesday so I will concede to that even though there was a bit of a language barrier. We started out with chicken satay, Tom Yum soup and miso soup. After placing that order, we browsed the menu some more and then placed our entrees. My miso soup came out first and I was already finished with it when I saw the sashimi and roll were already plated and ready to be expedited. Keep in mind our appetizers hadn't arrived yet. The miso was pretty much just broth but I find miso soup to be pretty hit or miss so I'll just leave it at that. We were expected some skewers of chicken satay but what we got was four chicken tenders. It was a total surprise to see that much food come out as an app, but a pleasant one for the price. Although the chicken was a bit stringy, it was nicely spiced with a curry blend with a slightly sweet peanut sauce to compliment. I would order this again. The Tom Yum soup was also delicious and came out in a heaping, steaming huge bowl. Again, a lot more soup than expected for the price point. Not too sour or spicy and full of fresh veggies and a decent amount of meat. If I lived or worked nearby, I'd have this for lunch quite a bit. We had to take these to go seeing as our sushi wasn't even on the table yet. Here is where my review drops a star or two. This should really be two and a half stars. Remember when I said I saw our sushi platters just sitting there? Yep, those were ours just sitting there for over twenty minutes. We ordered the tuna sashimi platter, a spicy tuna roll and just one unagi because, well, I have to order at least one unagi. Have to. I'm pretty sure the roll was already prepped. It was not spicy at all (shit, my ginger was spicier than the spicy tuna roll) and the tuna inside had a pureed consistency. Hands down the worst spicy tuna I've had - it's better at Jewel, for goodness sake. When we came in, we noticed that the fish was already pre-sliced behind the glass. I'm going out on a limb, but I'm guessing our sashimi was not freshly cut which, in my opinion, defeats the purpose of dining out for sushi. It was not bad, per say, but I wouldn't frequent Cool Sushi for sushi again. I think my experience this time was reminiscent of last time and over all just not that memorable. If you decide to try it out, stick with the hot dishes.

    (3)
  • Nicole R.

    They have a great lunch special. This location has certain items on the menu that the location in Roscoe Village does not offer. The sushi here is great for the price.

    (4)
  • Ashley C.

    Finally got the chance to write a review on this place :) I would give 5 stars, the reason for one less is just the fact that the place is pretty tiny. But Other than that, 5 stars all the way. My boyfriend and I were pretty hungry and we decided to come here since the last time I had food from Hot Woks Cool Sushi was via GrubHub. But I wanted my boyfriend to try something new so we decided to come here and have our date. Service was great. Our server was awesome and kept us very content and she would check up on us to see how we were doing. Food was pretty good too, especially now that they serve Ramen there, I ordered it and I am pretty happy. Especially when extra noodles and pork belly come into play. Before our main meal, we shared an order of California Rolls, his favorite. Enjoyed them and my beloved gave it a thumbs up. Our main course consisted of: Me ordering Tonkotsu Ramen with extra pork belly and noodles and My boyfriend orderin their version of General Tso's Chicken. May I mind you the man is a picky eater so he was suspicious at first but after his first bite, ate his whole plate up and even slurped on some of my ramen, which to him was weird looking (he doesn't go out much in terms of culinary journeys) He loved the Tonkostu Ramen I was eating and even wanted a slice of my pork belly for himself. Over all, we were happy campers and because our server was a rockstar, we gave her 20% :) Planning on coming back soon before this snow ruins our outing lol.

    (4)
  • Venessa F.

    I cannot say I was impressed with my order. I used GrubHub so I may have paid extra, delivery took an hour which was expected but the food was very bland and dry. All meals have sauce on side so the Orange Chicken needed to be marinated for two hours and re-heated for it to be tasty.

    (3)
  • Lauren H.

    I'll try the Thai and sushi again another time, but avoid the ramen, yall. The broth was not flavorful & the pork belly was dry.

    (2)
  • Ashley F.

    My husband and our friends had a fantastic experience at the downtown Chicago location a few years ago, so when revisited Chicago this year we knew we had to go back. All we remembered is having the most delicious wings we've yet to experience. We opted for the Polaski location to avoid downtown traffic. It's very small and cramped. Service was mediocre at best. I ordered a diet coke...the server brought me back a can of soda. Had I known they didn't have fountain drinks I definitely would have skipped out on that. Oh, and this location had no alcohol, despite them advertising it. We ordered the wings--HWCS must have changed the recipe because they were completely different and not in a good way. My Hot Woks noodle dish was disgusting-very bland and way over salted. Yuck. Husband had hot woks fried rice. It was okay, but nothing special. Overall it was a pretty crappy experience.

    (2)
  • Phillip M.

    This is a great place to get some lunch or dinner. Their Pad Thai is some of the best I have ever had. Great prices for the portions and food quality. Lunch specials can't be beat

    (4)
  • Stephanie H.

    My boyfriend and I hit this spot semi frequently just because it's very close to where he lives. That's really the only reason. Nothing is incredibly memorable from here. It's kind of like a Chinese buffet. Nothing great but fixes the craving for Asian cuisine. I have wanted to always try the Ramen but it's $13. We missed a Groupon once I wish they'd bring back so I could try it. Byob is always a bonus. Very tiny place.

    (3)
  • Kritika B.

    Horrible food ... Ordered pad Thai and a tofu dish to go... Asked them to make extra spicy... The food was not only bland but it had stale peanuts.. I will never go here again

    (1)
  • Doug B.

    I know it's a chain but these guys make it good. Today's lunch was pad see Ewe lunch special with not your ordinary egg roll. Very good, will do this again

    (4)
  • Nate B.

    This is a cool spot if your in the vicinity. I'd suggest the bento box and shrimp w lobster sauce. I'm not a big sushi person but the California maki was on point. I'd recommend for a casual date. It has a cozy atmosphere + there BYOB

    (4)
  • Jay F.

    I love this place! Great Food'! Great price! And very attentive servers! I been here twice. I want to go back and try different dishes. It's a family friendly restaurant. Tables are small and cozy! Best part of all it's BYOB.

    (4)
  • Sally O.

    One of the best crab rangoons I've had, sushi is ok, my favorite dish is the yakisoba. Great service!

    (5)
  • Nicole B.

    Cute place. Only seats about 14 inside, but Thai dishes were good. Lunch special comes with app and dish for cheap. We'll be back!

    (4)
  • Tram N.

    My family orders from Hot Woks a few times a month and we tend to stick with the Pad Thai, Pad See-ew and the Bento Boxes (which I love since they include miso soup and California rolls with the order). They also have a nice selection of appetizers to choose from. The delivery is usually done in a timely manner with the food still nice and hot for us to enjoy. The kids love the food so can't go wrong when the kids are happy.

    (4)
  • Julie O.

    Casual. Intimate. BYO. Nice staff, good food. Like the Mega Vega roll. Not something I would have ordered if someone did not suggest it, but how can you go wrong with avocado, beets and sweet potatoes? You can't. The portions were right on. Enough food to keep me busy but not so much that I needed a to go container. Parking can be a challenge, but that is life in the City.

    (4)
  • Karoline R.

    My guy and I ordered take out from here about a week ago. I love Thai, and I love sushi, so this seemed like a perfect spot. The prices are great, but the sushi is a little dicey, depending on what you get. Our asparagus tempura roll was excellent, and I would order this again in a heartbeat. However, I'm not so keen on their spicy tuna roll: the tuna was diced, which I wasn't thrilled with, there wasn't the usual spicy mayo on top, and it wasn't very spicy at all. The Thai food fared much better. We shared the Panang Curry with rice: the flavors were bright and vivid, the vegetables perfectly cooked, and the chicken was tender and delicious. We opted for the dinner, rather than the noodle bowl, which I would recommend. The only disappointment with this dish was that they don't serve it with sticky rice, and don't even make it. I would have gladly paid extra just for sticky rice, but for some odd reason, it's served with jasmine rice. Maybe it's just me, but from a friend's multiple journeys to Thailand, sticky rice is a given with meals. It would also be nice, sorry, to have someone answering the phone who speaks a little better English.....getting directions was a bit of a hiccup. The woman was friendly as could be, but needs to know if a person asks a simple question like, "Do I go east or west?". I would go back for the curry, and to try their other Thai fare.

    (3)
  • Jenny D.

    This place has great food! I only eat free range, so I've only had their sushi, soups, and salads, but they are all very fresh and excellently prepared. Maki rolls are that perfect mix of warm rice/cool fish, and have just the right balance of crunch, spice, and sauce. The ikura is some of the freshest in the city! Service is, unfortunately, spotty. It all depends on who you get. There was this one amazing older waitress that remembered me after one or two visits as the "heavy green tea drinker," even after months of absence! Very sweet and friendly lady. But some of the other waitresses have a visible 'tude. Not that they're rude, exactly, they just seem...angry or something. Like, chronically angry. An example: earlier this year, it was either late May or early June, we went for dinner. It was only just barely starting to warm up outside--temperature was maybe 70 degrees, tops--and yet the air conditioner was blasting. Our waitress seated us in the front room where there are vents overhead, and it felt like 63 degrees with a wind chill of 58! We commented to our waitress in a smiling, friendly way, that it was a little chilly in there (my guy and I were the only patrons) and she responded with something dismissive, like that the temperature was on automated control or something similar. When we asked her if it was possible to lower it, she scowled and stomped off. When she didn't come back after several minutes, we got up and left as we were already turning blue and didn't think we'd make it through dinner! We're taking Hot Woks out of the rotation for a while, but may break down and get take out at some point because the food is that good.

    (4)
  • Ken W.

    Walkable from the Blue line Metra. I would say that the service here is great. Everyone is friendly and attentive. I always get the sushi and it is very good. Flavorful, fresh, and unique. That's one thing that drives me to sushi places is that ability to have a special type of Sushi roll. It is BYOB which is always a plus for someone looking not to spend 3x the price for a glass of wine.

    (4)
  • Murphy G.

    Hot woks hot sushi should be the name. They put our sushi on top of the hot stuff in the bag that just got delivered and there is liquid now in the sushi container because the mayo/aioli sauce on the sushi roll melted... :-/

    (3)
  • Rachael M.

    My husband and I order dinner from Hot Woks Cool Sushi at least once a week. Every time we've gotten the Pad Thai, Panang Noodles, or Hot Woks Noodles, the food has arrived hot, on time, and has been delicious. No joke, this restaurant, prior to tonight, has been great - hence the 3 star rating and not one that was lower. Because they were consistently good with noodles, we thought we'd branch out a little tonight. My husband got the Chardonnay Garlic Chicken. I ordered the Ramen Noodle Soup. We shared Gyoza. We were *horribly* disappointed tonight. Everything we ordered was kind of gross and arrived either lukewarm or cold. The Chardonnay Garlic Chicken barely had any meat in it (about 6 little pieces). Baby corn and carrots comprised about 90% of the dish, which when combined with the Chardonnay sauce created a nauseating concoction. Add to this that the dish arrived cold, and it was inedible. I tried one of the baby corn because I thought he was exaggerating, but I thought it was disgusting too. The Ramen Noodle Soup was a huge disappointment to me because there was insufficient broth. I actually measured it, and it was only a half cup of liquid. And it was lukewarm. Add to that a couple of rubbery mushrooms, bok choy that was too big to easily eat, and you have a recipe for gross-out. I was shocked that they can charge $12.95 for a half cup of broth and ramen noodles that you could easily pick up at the grocery store for $0.33. This dish is seriously highway robbery. The Gyoza we received was mushy and cold, but had very good flavor. I really liked the sesame chili dipping sauce that it is served with. In the future, we'll stick with noodles at this joint.

    (3)
  • Heloisa C.

    Love this place. Great food. I usually have it delivered and I never had to wait more than 30 minutes for it.

    (5)
  • Asma M.

    Could be better. Could be cheaper. Have eaten here three times. The sushi is alright. I like the petite eggrolls. Soda is by the can, which is annoying.

    (3)
  • Amy O.

    Stopped in a couple times. If you're looking for just don't ok sushi at decent prices this place is fine. The restaurant is tiny and parking his a bit difficult. Would probably only do takeout.

    (3)
  • Christina D.

    Ate here for lunch and it was awesome!! We tried four different things on the menu and each one was spectacular! The place is small but totally worth it. I live in Des Plaines and came across this place on accident...so glad I did. Looking forward to next time.

    (5)
  • Mallory O.

    I ordered Pad Thai and their potstickers. I have to say I was disappointed. They delivered 20 minutes after their scheduled time and the food wasn't that great. It was cold and honestly, I've had better thai food out of the frozen food section at Jewel Osco. I will not be ordering from them again.

    (2)
  • Bella C.

    Me and my father love trying different sushi restaurants. Me and my dad have tried some top restaurants in the country together, and this place isn't a top of the line sushi restaurant, but it is a pretty good place to stop and pick up some good sushi. I order the obamanami for its spices. It is GOOD and bleakly yummy. The other thing that we love getting is the dragon roll, it is one of the smaller but savory rolls. The last thing I would recommend is the Fukodome (I think that is how you spell it) roll. The only thing I recommend you stay away from is the Miso soup for its lack of flavor and that it just tastes like broth. The very last thing I have to say is that it doesn't seem that the Asian people that work there like Hispanic people that much. And that doesn't feel good when you are Hispanic like me. This makes me very offended when the Asian people look at us like we are animals. I understand that we are from a different country eating your cuisine but really? Just saying. I think we are humans too

    (3)
  • Sara N.

    This location usually has really great food. However, last night the driver called us about an hour after we placed the order asking if we were at a certain address. We responded no, we are at the address we listed on the order. It took another 20 minutes for the driver to finally arrive. Once the food was here, half of it was ice cold. The Crab Rangoon was cold and rubbery and the pot stickers were very cold. The soup was warm and the chicken in the Pad Thai was cold. This order will probably be the last that we will order from this location. It's a shame because they usually have such great food.

    (2)
  • Mike A.

    The biggest drawback here is the lack of parking. I drove away 2x because I could not find anything. The lunch roll specials are great, but I wish the service was a bit better. They take your order, bring it when ready and then drop off the check. What ever happened to checking on the food, asking if a diner would like something else? Maybe I'm just getting old, but it seems everyone is expecting a tip these days for minimal effort. Someday I will try the hot dishes, but for now the rolls are just the right fix for a quick sushi fix.

    (4)
  • Guit B.

    Hot Woks is a cut above the thousand generic takeout places and I think you would have to go as far as Western Ave to have competition for the Thai/pan-Asian food. Their menu is diverse with a few specialties you can't get elsewhere. I like the Hot Woks Thai fried rice quite a bit. I would not come here for sushi alone but it is good enough and works well with combinations (such as the bento boxes), or if you want to please a number of people in a group. Although actually I am not sure if I can think of a better sushi place close by either. The crab Rangoon is great, although as with some other dishes I feel that it is priced about as high as they can get away with. Maybe that's the idea in pricing a menu. They do have lunch specials that give a bit better value-- and it is BYOB so compared to other options it can remain a value even at dinner if you are planning to drink. But for my kids who sometimes just want to get like 3 orders of Crab Rangoon, well...I just tell them no. Service is quick and pleasant. It's a more sophisticated restaurant than other places in the neighborhood and a pretty easy place to order from or go to.

    (4)
  • Malena A.

    My husband and I have eaten at Hot Woks many times over the 4.5 years that we have lived in the area and we have ordered take out or delivery from them a few times. I feel like they are going downhill and after we ordered delivery tonight we are both left feeling so grossed out that I feel I must update my review and give up on Hot Woks. I know not to order anything but the sushi there (which is mediocre) but I had a taste for teriyaki chicken so I ordered a bento box tonight. It looked as though it was made a couple of days before and was just sitting. The chicken was dry, hard and tasteless. I'm honestly disgusted just thinking about it right now. The little sauce there was did not taste like anything. My husband and I hate wasting food and RARELY just throw food away but I couldn't eat it after 2 bites. My husband ordered the sushi and did not like his spicy tuna roll at all and also threw that away. No more Hot Woks for us....

    (1)
  • Amanda C.

    This place has lost it's pizazz. I don't know what's going on, but the last few times I've gone here the food just isn't as great as I remember it. It feels as if they are on a downward spiral. I hate to say it but everything just wasn't fresh and tasty. I hope they get it together. I'll give it another shot, Hot Woks, but after next time you may have lost a regular customer if you haven't gotten your ish together!

    (3)
  • Jen P.

    The good: Several veggie roll selections that were very tasty. BYOB is always nice. not super pricey. Decent atmosphere and the service was good. Not so good: Tried a new menu item, the tofu steak and it was mushy and lacked flavor. But overall great place, and I will definitely be back!

    (4)
  • Patrick S.

    I'd give this place 3.5 stars if I could. I've eaten in and gotten delivery from here a number of times. Delivery is usually the way to go, since the space is fairly small and it gets cramped in the booths. The stir fry is usually pretty good; I'm partial to the Cashew Chicken and Rama Chicken. I like some of the sushi, although it's better to get it when you're there than have it delivered. When delivered, it can get packed with warm things and throw the temperature off. Anyways, the caterpillar maki is my favorite, since the presentation is fantastic and it tastes really good. The rest of the sushi is pretty good, although your mileage may vary. Let's be honest, it's hard finding good sushi for reasonable prices in Chicago. It's a bit pricier than what I'd expect in this area, but it's better than most other nearby sushi places and stir fry places.

    (3)
  • Allison K.

    Food was decent, except for the rice that had a hair in it. Service was slow and there was no one in there. Not good enough that I'd give up my normal spring roll or sushi places.

    (2)
  • Dariann L.

    3rd time coming here and the sushi is really good. They have quick service and free B.Y.O.B. First time eating the Obama-Nami and it's delicious. Not a big place but they do have outside seating for warm weather.

    (4)
  • Sam G.

    I ate here a few months ago with a coworker and frankly I was not impressed. Yes the quality of the food is good and fresh but the service was terrible. Our waitress looked at me with wide eyes when I ordered saying it might be too much, I don't know of any place that wants you to order less and two signature rolls with udon isn't much. Anyways, throughout our meal she kept staring at us and made us feel uncomfortable. I would rather find somewhere else that values my money more than this place again.

    (1)
  • Jeff S.

    Sushi can be so good, or so bad, and I typically never go to a new sushi place without a recommendation. But recently we got a neighborhood newsletter with an advertisement in if from Hot Woks Cool Sushi. As a small business owner, I like to buy from other small business owners and local establishments, because if I don't who will and then we won't have anywhere in the neighborhood to go. Our first experience with Hot Woks was a pleasant surprise. It was better than average sushi, priced about the same as the other two places we often got take out, but it is close and has an energy about it that gives us hope it will be here for many years to come.

    (4)
  • Emily H.

    The sushi was middle of the road in quality, but was prepared and delivered to the table with speed of wild horses. Yes, those sushi-delivering horses did not disappoint, nor did they wow me with flavor or expertise in the presentation. A little sloppy, a little heavy on the mayo, but edible. The bento boxes were obscenely expensive for what was in them, being priced as if they were delivered wrapped in red panda skin. Not bad for fast food.

    (3)
  • Amy A.

    The sushi is good, salmon skin salad is ok. I've had a curry noodle dish that was good. The untraditional egg rolls are really good. I've never had anything like it. My all time favorite is the Fukodome roll. It's loaded with all sorts of yummy ingredients. It's really the only thing we order from there.

    (3)
  • Sofia J.

    Some craved sushi, some craved a hearty plate full of dense noodles in a rich sauce ... some ended up at Hot Woks Cool Sushi and were all satisfied :D This location has its own parking lot!! Roll recommendations: Get the Oceano!! Akira and Harajuku are also good. Escolar sashimi was very fresh and the cut is pretty long Hot Woks noodles are tasty and satisfying. Nice ambient music, especially upstairs.

    (4)
  • Luis R.

    This a little place with alot of flavor, good service and a nice urban vibe. It is situated in a wierd little slice of land and has an outside seating area along the street and there are a few parking spots. We have been there several times and the food has always been fresh, delicious, and generous portions. This place is BYOB which makes it really affordable.

    (5)
  • Roxanne R.

    Like most of the other reviewers, I tried this place since it was right by my house. To clarify on the parking, private lot means a handful of spots like maybe 6. So, you're most likely going to park on the street on a busy night. The place is rather small but they have 2 levels to accomodate more people. I think the upstairs is a bit more breatheable and the downstairs is pretty tight. Now most importantly, the food. I've only order sushi here and I've had the miso soup, tempura shrimp maki, super white creamy, dragon and philly roll. I think the sushi is pretty good. It's not the best sushi I've ever had in my life, but do you really think you'll get that for around $6 a roll? Which brings me to my next point, the prices are pretty reasonable. Not v. expensive and my favorite part: It's BYOB!!! Plus no corkage fee (the cherry on top). I would come here again, food is tasty, the service is nice, it's right by my house and byob. Not much else you can ask for.

    (4)
  • Mia L.

    Love the rolls here !!! Very fast delivery when needed. It has a variety of different food here to choice from.

    (5)
  • Kelleen L.

    I have eaten a lot of sushi ... To me, there are some places that I would order in only, and some I save for a good night out dinner. This is one that I would only order from... Which isn't a bad thing. Just not as good as the others I save for dine in. The rolls are pretty decent. The delivery was super fast.. (so fast that I called in my order and few mins later went to shower.. and right as I took off my last article of clothing my doorbell rang. Too much info??) Anyway.. three stars. Give it a try.

    (3)
  • Leo J.

    This place is great. Nice clean restaurant, good food, and 9-11$ lunch specials. I have eaten in, and had delivered so many times I lost count. Always awesome and fresh sushi, and great prices.

    (4)
  • Kristina O.

    This place is very small, but it's very cute BYOB. I've eaten in a couple of times, but honestly I order from here and pick up once a week. I don't eat sushi but my boyfriend does and he enjoys it, has gotten it from here several times. What I love about this place is their Curry and noodle dishes. The ***Panang Noodles*** are literally the key to my heart. This is what I crave pretty much 5 out of 7 days per week. Also, the Pad See Ewe, Pepper Steak, and ***Petite Egg Rolls*** are also recommended! There's more dishes I'd love to try, but I have been unwilling to sacrifice my Panang Noodles to order any of them. Anyway, go there, or pick up! You won't be sorry!

    (5)
  • Jennifer M.

    The food was great, but the service was HORRIBLE. The servers are completely inattentive. We walked in and didn't know if we sat ourselves or if the hostess took us. When we asked the hostess if we sat ourselves, she was absolutely confused. 'May we be seated?' 'What? Oh, one moment...' -__- Our waitress took our order, brought our food, and that was it. I had to flag her down just to get our check (it wasn't busy!) Not to mention my friend never got the dessert she ordered. Terrible. The Hot Woks on Michigan Ave has way better service than this place.

    (1)
  • Bex F.

    I am really disappointed. Why? We lived over by Hot Woks for 11 months, drove by a few times, and mentioned several times to each other that we should try it. When did we try it? The night before we moved. We really enjoyed it. We're so used to being let down by places that serve this type of cuisine. The sweetheart said, check GrubHub, see if there's a place that has sushi and then also has something you'll eat (sushi, eek, makes me gag, gross) and this place popped up. So we ordered. Super lightning fast delivery, a half hour early. He had some sushi stuff, don't really know, don't really care (sorry). The dog liked the tuna, that's all I know. I had the chicken satay and the rama chicken, both of which were surprisingly good. Spicier than I expected but in a good way. The cucumber salad was pretty sweet, but that's how I like it. Yeah, so disappointed that this place is no longer within our reach. Though, when I searched this place to write a review, I didn't realize there were several locations and it appears one isn't too far from our new place. Frown turned upside down!

    (4)
  • Shauna D.

    Very well priced BYOB, fast service, tasty rolls of a reasonable size that don't make you feel absolutely ridiculous trying to take down a whole piece in one bite. It's a small place that seems more take-out based from the outside but we had a nice relaxing dinner in the dining area and didn't feel like we were squatting at a to-go spot. I recommend the Mt. Fuji!!!

    (4)
  • Keith A.

    I've been on a sushi kick lately and felt that hot woks would be able to satisfy a crave. It did that, but it was really all it did. I got myself two pieces of seared white tuna and two pieces of hamachi. The seared white tuna was very good, and I was wishing I had ordered more. The hamachi was good, but it wasn't melt in your mouth good. I also got the spicy tuna maki and alaskan maki. The spicy tuna was good, but it seemed like they were trying to cram too much into the roll. The alaskan maki was nice and pretty enjoyable. Since Hot Woks is in several places around the city, I'll probably stop in if I'm in the mood for some sushi. But, there's more places that I would want to try first

    (3)
  • Dan S.

    I have never eaten inside, we always carry out. It's not cheap, about $30 for two, but really good food. We love the beef Pad Se Ew. The best I have ever had. The sushi is also really good. Prices seem fair.

    (5)
  • Nancy A.

    The best sushi I have ever tasted!! They're clean and friendly. They give you perfect sushi portions and their Chinese fried rice is delicious!

    (5)
  • Kriss abigail P.

    I have walked/driven/meandered past this location for years and never bothered to stop in. I will never forgive myself for waiting this long to put their seaweed salad in my mouth. It was so delectable, I almost moaned with that first bite. Not to mention that the sushi itself is out of this world. I grew up eating sushi from the Sai Cafe and if that doesn't make you a sushi snob, I don't know what will. But Hot Woks definitely impressed my date and I, we gorged ourselves on what seemed like a million different rolls and we still wanted more. We waddled out of there and I would happily do it again.

    (5)
  • Rebekah H.

    Tried this place for the first time with the hubby last night and it was ok. Service was very fast and friendly. Food was fresh and didn't take too long to come out but just wasn't anything special. The Crab Rangoon appetizer was very bland, the filling was almost watery and had very little flavor to it. The Beef Teriyaki Bento box was pretty good, though, Beef Teriyaki itself was great and the other item were good everything was very fresh. Also ordered the Mandarin Orange Chicken, the chicken itself was very good, crispy and fried to perfection with a perfect balance of breading and chicken but the sauce was a bit too sweet. I had to keep it so there was just a bit of it on the chicken to make it comfortable to eat. The veggies mixed in were also a bummer as there was and odd mix of what must have been a box of frozen peas and carrots, larger carrots and snow peas and large moslty raw piece of red and green pepper and onion. All in all, it was ok, would try again because it is so close to home but not in a hurry to go back.

    (3)
  • Elizabeth A.

    Crunchy Spicy Tuna Roll = heaven. Seriously, get it. ...with a side of the mayo. Heaven in your mouth. I promise.

    (4)
  • Faye B.

    So went through Grub Hub again because I was craving sushi. Was a bit hesitant because of the disappointing food we had last time. However, it seems like their strong suit is sushi. The Chinese food was a little off the mark, but this time round our sushi order made up for it. For a fast food, take out sushi place our orders were pretty tasty. Liked the Fukodome roll and even one of their more simple rolls, the sweet potato roll. If I'm needing a simple sushi fix I have a place I know that delivers.

    (3)
  • Jane K.

    GREAT SUSHI!!! very small place =( I live close to this location so I can walk but, there "parking" lot fits like 3 cars. I know this is Chicago, but still. FOOD is great and service is good. I will try their Thai food next ;)

    (4)
  • Jerry P.

    The food here is pretty fair. There is nothing too amazing about this place. You get a standard Asian meal for a somewhat reasonable price. I would not recommend the orange chicken entree as it is very syrupy and not overly flavorful. Their pad thai and pad see ewe is worth trying if you're in the area. Not a destination spot to be sure but a solid take-out spot if you're in the neighborhood.

    (3)
  • Brian F.

    This place is REAAALLLL small and strangely situated between I90/94 and Pulaski near Irving. They have maybe 8 parking spaces total for their 10 or so tables. The sushi was pretty good and was ok priced ($2.25 per piece). The sushi specials really aren't that great of a deal. They only save you a couple of bucks to lose the flexibility of ordering what you want. Crab Rangoons were ok but not really to my taste. They were very sweet and it was hard to detect any actual crab. I got the Fried Rice with Chicken lunch special which was pretty tasty but also was a little sweet for me. The chicken was perfectly cooked, though. Very tender and juicy. I would come back here if I'm in the neighborhood and have a taste for a few pieces of good sushi.

    (3)
  • Raquel D.

    A solid 3.5. I been peeping this place for quite some time. It's right off the freeway and always seems to catch my eye. I FINALLY found a reason to eat here as I was in the neighborhood. And the verdict is...it's GOOD! I likes. It's reasonably priced, fresh and BYOB! We ordered a couple of rools and a hot wok and were totally satisfied. I was disappointed that the chicken basil was not ground, but I suppose I should have made sure before I ordered...you live, you learn. The only reason I am rounding down is because the rolls were good, but not too memorable...but still a good quality. And now that I think about it, ground chicken should be the norm. But I'll still be back should I be in the area!

    (3)
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