Sushi Samba Rio

Sushi Samba Rio

504 N Wells St, Chicago, IL
(312) 595-2300 serving: Near North Side, Central
open:Mon-Tue 11:30am-11pm Wed-Fri 11:30am-1am Sat 11:30am-2am Sun 12pm-11pm

Sidewalk Score: 7 out of 10
Location, Location, Location:


Bars & Clubs, Latin American, Bar Scene, Sushi, Japanese, $$$$, Brazilian, Date Spot, Group Dining, Mexican, Open 7 Days, People Watching, Lunch Spot, Mastercard Accepted, Local Favorite, Outdoor Dining, Visa Accepted, Restaurants, American Express Accepted, Specialty Cocktails,

The Low Down


Save Money: Daily 11:45am-3:30pm, get bento box specials with sushi, sashimi, teriyaki, miso soup and seasonal field greens for $15-$20.

Parking: Valet parking is offered in front of the building. There are also two parking lots a block away at Hubbard and Wells.

Look Good: Sneak up to the mezzanine lounge for a bird's-eye view of the action.

Where to Sit: Sit at a perimeter table for prime people-watching. Communal tables are cramped, with back-less stools that make for a sore back. At night, head to the rooftop lounge for a cocktail.

What to Drink: Specialty cocktails include mojitos, caipirinhas and creative martinis; sake and wine lists are extensive and not terribly overpriced, with several bottles in the $30-$40 range.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

by at Gayot

This sprawling alliance between Japanese (the sushi part) and South American (the samba part) quickly gained---and has since maintained---a following. It's not easy getting everything right in this kind of arrangement, but often the…
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By Tim at GrubHub

Decent sushi, though I've better. Rather overpriced. Delivery was quick (because I live super close). Probably wouldn't order again, just becaus...

Samba for some Sushi!
By Amreena K at Insider Pages

One of the best Sushi places you can find in Downtown Chicago! Delightful cuisine served to you with a smile! Read More

The food is OK
By Bianca V at Insider Pages

I went to Sushi Samba Rio on a friday night, the place is beautiful and the scene was very good. The food was nothing special but the drinks were p... Read More

They were trying to extract as much money as possible
By temp at Menuism

Not a very relaxing meal in any sense. Maybe I am old school, but the every part of the restaurant felt... Read More

come for the scene
By linda B at Insider Pages

The food is okay; I'm not that into sushi and the brazilian food is average at best. But it's more about the scene and the drinks. The nina fresa... Read More