Subway: Brown, Purple (rush hrs), Red to Fullerton(773) 883-881241.922151 -87.638535 2206 N Clark St (between Webster Ave and Grant Pl) Lincoln Park, Chicago
Lunch (Tue–Sat), dinner (closed Mon)Average nigiri: $2
Sometimes you want a good piece of sushi without the black-clad servers, hip house beats, triple-digit bill and lighting so dim you can’t tell your toro from your tako. This tiny, no-frills sushi café offers just that, slicing up fresh, meaty cuts of all the standards, including tasty salmon, fatty tuna, mackerel and yellowtail. Try the housemade pickles and the soy-sesame-ginger marinated, grilled baby octopus. If you’re into Americanized, the Chicago Spicy Crazy is the one to try.