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SushiSamba Rio

504 N. Wells St. (Grand Ave.) Send to Phone
312-595-2300 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
See-and-be-seen fusion spot with a nice rooftop patio.
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Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late Tues.-Sat.
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SushiSamba Rio Restaurant Review

: Here we have an alliance (unholy at times) between Japanese (sushi) and South American (samba). Nonetheless, the 12,000-square-foot eatery quickly gained --- and has since maintained --- a scenester following. We like the creative rolls --- try the seared Kobe beef, avocado and red onion with chimichurri ponzu. Other dishes we have enjoyed include sea bass skewers with starchy Peruvian corn and braised short ribs, served in a sizzling cast iron pot with Japanese wild mushrooms. Not to be missed is the brunch, which features everything from Japanese breakfast to toasted spice cakes with yuzu-pickled berries. For dessert, indulge guilt-free in the delicate, refreshing fruit tiraditos, paper-thin slices of fruit with flavored “pearls”; we especially like the mango with mint and pineapple with coffee. Or, get the pear custard, baked in an iron pot and served with vanilla bean ice cream.

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