Archive for January, 2012

Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar

Miso Soup

Miso Soup

Welcome to Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar, River North’s freshest sushi bar. Fresh doesn’t mean expensive, but fresh means hip from the brightly colored decor to Bonobo playing in the background, Union does its best to stimulate and impress.

I sat down with @FeliciaCago, who pointed out that Bill Kurtis was sitting two tables over. Bento box was the first thing on my mind and the server let me know duck soba was his favorite, so duck soba it was. Bento box for $12 in downtown Chicago? Friends, I think we have a winner here – bento box includes salad, entree and spicy tuna roll. I added a half order of Dragon Roll just to try out some more sushi.

Duck Soba at Union Sushi & Barbecue Chicago

Duck Soba at Union Sushi & Barbecue Chicago

The duck soba will knock your socks off with roasted red peppers, duck, and a slippery array of noodles ready to please your taste buds. The salad was crisp and the dressing wasn’t overwhelming which is an A+ in my book. @eatatunion came out to say hi to everyone and made sure everything was the way we wanted it. Chef Chao appeared from behind the sushi bar and offered up some more delicious treats!

Black Rice Dragon Roll @eatatunion

Black Rice Dragon Roll at Union Sushi & Barbeque

Looking to keep up your health kick for 2012? Look no further – Union Sushi & Barbeque serves up its wicked dragon rolls on black rice! I don’t know what they put in that eel sauce but I could stand dousing it on everything in sight and still ask for more.

The best lunch I’ve had so far in 2012, I think it will take awhile to knock Union Sushi & Barbeque Bar off the #1 spot!