Subway: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Sedgwick(312) 649-1234 shisochicago.com41.910947 -87.640517 449 W North Ave (between Cleveland and Hudson Aves) River North, Chicago
Lunch, dinnerAverage maki: $7
Don’t let its tiny size and proximity to the medicore spots along this strip of Old Town fool you—this BYOB sushi spot offers plenty of creative gems. Munch on crispy salt-and-pepper calamari and silky spinach (goma ae) appetizers while perusing the massive maki list. Or just take our advice and go for the Volcano. Tiny tobiko and smelt roe add briny pop, tempura lends crunch, spicy mayo brings the heat, and cool hamachi and escolar smooth out the edges.