The team behind Sushi By Bou brings its fourth omakase experience to The Emily Hotel in the West Loop, joining sister restaurants Sushi Suite 202 and Sushi by Bou at the Hotel Lincoln and Claridge House Hotel. Sushi By Bou combines an intimate setting with a drink list and a timed Omakase experience.
The space, located at 311 N Morgan St., brings an ambiance inspired by the Hip Hop Era of the 90's, with graffiti-covered walls, playlists dedicated to 90's Hip Hop, and murals of Chicago Hip Hop performers. The 10-seat counter and 10-seat lounge is a setting to provide craft cocktails, music, and Sushi By Bou's signature timed Omakase experience (30 minutes/12 pieces/$60pp or 60 minutes/17pieces/$100pp). In this traditional Japanese culinary experience, guests sit back and let the chef decide their menu.
As the decision-makers, chefs serve the guests, guiding them through an exclusive, personalized experience. Selection scan include Hamachi (yellow tail); Botan Ebi (spotted prawn); Ikura (salmon roe); Hotate (scallop); O-Toro (fatty tuna); Unagi (bbq eel); and their signature Wagyuni (‘surf and turf’). Hand rolls and other sushi options can be made upon request, and additional al a carte items are also available. Dessert, which includes seasonal mochi ice cream, can be added to the end of the meal.
The food pairs with a drink list of highballs and imported sake. There’s also a menu of fresh, signature cocktails, including the Shisho South sider (Suntory Haku vodka, shiso leaves, simple syrup, lime juice), Yuzu Honey Bee (Makers Mark bourbon, honey syrup, yuzu, pink peppercorn) Old Fashioned Pearl (Legent bourbon, angostura bitters, roasted barley syrup), and Kyusho Cove (Cruzan Rum, hibiscus syrup, hibiscus tea, lime juice, seltzer). Sake flights and a selection of Japanese beers are also available.
Sushi By Bou is open for dinner seven days a week beginning at 5:00 pm with the last seating at 10:15 pm.