Hours: Dinner: seven days
Open Late: Monday-Saturday till midnight
South Loop outpost of the popular Bucktown sushi house.
Teeming with South Loop yuppies, South Coasts sleek space is outfitted with chandeliers resembling the tentacles of aquatic creatures, swaying to club music cranked to 11. As with Coast, its north-side sibling, the focus here is on stylish "new Japanese" cuisine. Thankfully, our waiter gave us the heads-up on more staid sushi specials--fatty salmon, hamachi, and uni--each spanking fresh and bright. "Angry salmon" was bursting with mouth-filling omega threes, the fleshy fish holding firm against the spicy "dynamite sauce." There's a lot of seafood here dressed with mango and zesty jalapeño, rolled in a wide range of attractive maki, tempura fried, and drizzled with sauce.
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