Hours: Dinner: seven days
Open Late: Saturday till 3, Friday till 2, Monday-Thursday till 11
CLOSED. Blu Coral has now morphed into this still-loungey sushi bar.
Geisha Sushi & Lounge has taken over the space formerly occupied by the Wicker Park Blu Coral, but you could probably take my review for that place, substitute the new name for the old, and have it all come out pretty much the same. In fact, it's almost identical in menu and vibe to just about every other Chicago sushi joint that's opened in the past five years: more-or-less fresh fish (though our escolar contained unpleasantly crunchy ice crystals) and creamy concoctions like a "Tower Tartar" (more appropriately called Tower Mayo), served in a sleek room with the requisite po-mo mood lighting. If you're turned on by unsustainable sushi--bluefin, yellowtail, Chilean sea bass, and more--then this restaurant is for you. Lobster tempura, however, was well prepared, and of the maki rolls we tried, the embarrassingly named Pink Cadillac was a pleasing blend of seared salmon, chile sauce, and unagi. On Fridays and Saturdays there's free parking; on Saturdays currently there are live DJs.
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