Sushisamba Rio

504 N Wells
Chicago, IL 60610


Almost a decade after its hot debut, this Carnival-hued scene still pleases with flashy cocktails and small plates of Latin-Japanese blended creations. Sushi spinoffs include fat Samba rolls with fillings such as bigeye tuna and smoky Peruvian aji panca chilies. Share an assortment of four sashimi seviches and tiraditos, and throw in an order or two of skewered robatas, such as octopus and potato with botija olives and hot and sweet rocoto chili jam. Service can be helter-skelter, but nobody seems to mind amid all the energy and noise.


Dishes We Liked

Robata: smoked teriyaki organic chicken ($9); seviches: salmon, blood orange, and tomato ($12); tiraditos: tuna, green apple, yuzu, red jalapeño ($14); BoBo Brazil Samba roll with seared wagyu beef, avocado, kaiware, shiso, red onion, and chimichurri ponzu ($14)

Additional Information

Price: $40-$49
Cuisine: Japanese/Pan-Latin
Neighborhood: River North
Noteworthy: Child friendly
High noise level
Outdoor dining
Wheelchair accessible
Will seat past 10:30 p.m.
Hours: L & D daily. Br Sat, Sun. Late seating Tue-Sat.