Sunda

4.7
5479 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Asian
Located within Chicago’s bustling River North neighborhood, Sunda pairs New Asian fare with Midwestern hospitality for an award-winning concept. Offering contemporary interpretations of traditional dishes from Japan, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and more, the Michelin-recommended concept from Rockit Ranch Productions has received numerous accolades, including Best New Restaurant and Chicago’s Sexiest Restaurant. Showcasing exceptional cuisine from Executive Chef Jess DeGuzman, mod décor from renowned designer Tony Chi, a chic, yet approachable ambiance and seating for more than 200 guests, Sunda has rapidly become a mainstay on the Chicago dining scene.

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What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.5

Does eating at Sunda feel like eating in the club? Yes, but you don't have to love the ChampagnePapi lifestyle to love this restaurant.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 5479 People Are Saying
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n
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 hours ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

I always dine with Frank, so I have quite a high expectation for service at Sunda. He wasn’t working tonight so we were seated in Brittany’s section. Unfortunately the service was extremely mediocre. A big decline from what I usually experience here. We ordered a ton of things (spicy edamame, oxtail potstickers, Brussel salad, beef lollipops, crispy dynamite, pig lobster roll, potbelly skewers, and alcohol) a lot of food for four people. Service started slow, but we were having a ton of conversation so we let it slide. This was the first time the other three had been here, and I was excited to show them one of my favorite spots in the city. Our server took a ton of time to bring the first round of drinks, and then, after those were finished, she asked if we wanted more. We said we needed a second to look so we could figure out which one we wanted, she was gone for 15-20 minutes. We periodically put in food orders and those came out quickly although it took her long to come back to our table. We also felt as though she was WAY more focused on the group of people sitting next to us. It was a huge table and she was clearly more alert and more focused on making sure they had a fantastic dining experience. We didn’t feel like we received half of the attentiveness that the surrounding tables received. It was industry night, and after I told her, service declined drastically. I don’t know what the reason was, but it was very frustrating. Normally would tip 20% before the discount. But tipped 20% after the discount, which still seemed like a lot to give considering the service was not what it should have been.

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OT
1 review
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great, but drinks took a little bit too long to be delivered to our table.
Was a little disappointed that the “policy” would t allow the waitress to split the checks for the table.

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AG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing especially the tiger shrimp

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C
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 5

Every single dish was better than the last!Our waiter nailed every selection and cocktails are so creative.

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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Love Sunda and normally their food is good but I found their poke bowl to be terrible and low quality. I couldn’t even eat it. This is on their lunch menu and quite disappointing. Even the sushi in the bowl tasted low quality and not fresh.

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Y
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The menu never disappoints here! The noise level is crazy loud and the table settings are very tight, but the great food and service go above and beyond for this place!! Can't wait for my next visit!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and the server was very pleasent

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Separate vegan and separate GF menu. Amazing staff. They are great with allergies. The food was fantastic and the atmosphere was lovely but the acoustics were great so I had no trouble hearing my friends.

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c
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great meal! We look forward to going. Super creative specialty Maki rolls. Must have the brussel sprouts every time we go.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent experience. Amazing energy, service, and food....outstanding.

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CS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!! Great Sushi! I will be coming here every time I come to Chicago.

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M
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I've had in Chicago! Wonderful experience!

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JM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We had a 7:15 reservation on a Saturday and they seated us right away. It took our waiter some time to get to take our drink order. We ordered some apps at the same time. We got our apps before our drinks came. We the. Had to wait for a while to eat our server to come back and take the rest of our order. The food was ok. One of the rolls we didn’t like and they took it off our bill without question. They heard it was our anniversary and brought out a dessert for us which was nice. They had some good rolls, but the slow service turned me off from going there again.

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MF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It’s a bit dark but that’s to be expected with restaurants these days. The food is good and service too.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Food was just outstanding and the service was great! Highly highly recommend this place. The ramen was the best I’ve ever had!

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DD
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here. Went for Saturday brunch. We were 3 adults and ordered 5 items. Portions were very generous so we had lots of leftovers. Liked their lumpia the best. Adobo fried rice a bit too oily. We will cook it with additional rice as leftover to balance this to our taste. Crispy calamansi chicken skin was very decadent. Miso cauliflower was awesome. Shroom adobo was surprisingly great both for texture and flavor. Service and ambiance was 5 star. Coffee could be better ( how about barako or chickory?) overall a wonderful meal and good value.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Numerous visits. Numerous items. Never disappointing.

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VV
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I are visiting Chicago for a few days and heard about Sunda from a friend. It did not disappoint. The food was delicious (highly recommend the Brussels sprout salad) and it was good that our server pointed out that things were designed for sharing. We loved our meal and wish Sunda would open in Toronto!

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KS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I’m not sure why this restaurant has good reviews. Other than a trendy atmosphere, there is nothing to praise. Food was bland and service was mediocre. Garlic crab noodles had little flavor and a few flakes of crab meat. Egg rolls were equivalent to frozen grocery food. Sushi was Ok.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was really good and the service was great! Would recommend for great Asian food in Chicago!

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n
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frank was wonderful and the food was amazing (as always). Made the experience so much better than it already was. He has to be the best server at Sunda. I’ve been many times and have had many different servers but I have to say that he is my favorite. Always so delightful. Looking forward to returning very soon.

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i
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Menu could have more vegetarian option for breakfast.

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c
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful all the way around. wait staff great & gentleman that brought our order out, exceptional

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 4

Reservations was for 845pm didn’t get seated till 915pm. Was offered a few appetizers to compensate for my time.

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BL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Sunday really went downhill since my last visit that was one year prior. I had a duck fried rice and that was the grossest thing I have ever eaten in a long long time. It was SOUR. Portions are small and prices are ridiculous. I paid $24 for duck fried rice.

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M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Very disappointing

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The crispy chicken chicharrones are a must! Our server Michael was helpful in making sure we ordered the right amount to ensure we could quickly get to our show on time. Their menu offers a good variety of different Asian favorites with touch of western influence.

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JB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great food, great service. The sushi was really creative and very filling. And everyone was very attentive and helpful. Will definitely be back again!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had been looking forward to

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RT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great just a little loud

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RP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was not good. Service was good. The sushi was the worst we have had in a long time.

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AH
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a lovely place to visit!! Everything around you including the food is excellent. We tried the Chicken Pad Thai, Bento Box with Steak and the Kim Bim Bob.

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TT
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Asian inspired food. A very warm and hospitable and modern vibe. Service was excellent. Very tasty and flavorful creations. A bit too expensive for what you get. Highly recommended as an always great place to eat.

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KK
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We went for Xmas eve dinner. It was wonderful! Delicious food and drinks and perfectly timed. Great place to share dishes...the wings were amazing!

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GE
Chicago
176 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening at Sunda, with great food and friendly service.

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E
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was good. Service not great, especially it being a $200 evening ( 2 adult 2 kids). I felt like we were ignored and that the sever rather serve couples than a family on Christmas Eve. Took forever to find our server. We never got clean plates. Asked a few times. We had empty glasses of water and no one came to fill them. Other tables they were more attentive- filling water glasses, checking on food or offering a drink. Unfortunately, this was not the case for us. Service was a zero!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Two drunk ***holes were next to us spilling drinks and singing it was awful but food great as always

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BY
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Server was just going through motions. Always had great suggestions for food in our past two visits. He could not be bothered to give us any.
Food was hurried and sloppy. We left very disappointed.
Will be our last visit sadly.

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BT
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday
Great food great service. Sat in the back corner at a large table

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