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Indie Cafe

If you're looking for a hotspot with excellent sushi, then look no further than the super swanky and ultra-chic Indie Cafe. Located in Chicago's Edgewater community, this spot has been oozing class and modern style for a few years now. Indie combines the perfect blend of Thai food and Japanese cooking that creates a synergy that is both delicious and creative. The menu is large and innovative with new, exciting, and inventive rolls that sushi fans will love. Plus they have all of the traditional Thai favorites paired with some new flavors to shake things up a bit. The dining room is small, dimly lit, and simply decorated, keeping the focus squarely on the rolls, rice, and noodle dishes that are so elegantly presented. This is a BYOB restaurant, open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. The food is perfect and delicious, so whether it's Thai or Japanese, you know you're in good hands.
Best New Restaurants, Chicago magazine
America's Top Japanese Restaurants, 2008 Zagat
15 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
(15 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 15 reviews
5 stars
(7)
4 stars
(7)
3 stars
(1)
2 stars
(0)
1 star
(0)
Food 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Service 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Ambiance 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Noise Level
2.1 / 3
Energetic
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • fit for foodies(8)
  • neighborhood gem(8)
  • good for groups(6)
  • romantic(4)
  • great for lunch(3)
  • hot spot(2)
Indie Cafe Reviews List
Review 1 for Indie Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Discovered this by accident and so glad I did. BYOB and a bar!"
Dined on 4/11/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 2 for Indie Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Couples dinner

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We enjoyed a fun double date at Indie on a Saturday night. The service was very good, as usual, and the food was delicious, as usual. We introduced our friends to Indie and bet they'll be back as well."
Dined on 2/28/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 3 for Indie Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Still a Favorite

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My wife and I come to Indie Cafe on a fairly regular basis, a few times a year for the last 6 or 7 years. It's our favorite restaurant for sushi because it has the right blend of quality preparation, fantastic atmosphere and friendly service. What was once a local secret has become very popular and it shows in the amount of activity you'll typically find there on a weekend evening. It's to their credit that the folks at Indie have managed to preserve the aforementioned characteristics that made us like them in the first place, even as their business has expanded."
Dined on 2/28/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot
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Review 4 for Indie Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/11/2015
 2015
Dined on 2/11/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I lived in chi over 5 years ago and used to visit Indie 2-3 times a week easy. As soon as I planned a trip bank to visit this was the first place we had dinner. Good and qualify still amazing"
Dined on 2/11/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 5 for Indie Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Good food, good service

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Service was friendly and attentive. My dinner mates liked our one sushi roll but I was just medium. The shrimp and eggplant skewers were excellent. The shrimp had a nice curry sauce. We also had a seafood noodle dish that was quite good. I would definitely go back."
Dined on 1/24/2015
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 6 for Indie Cafe
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Always love the food but..

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We just moved to the area and have eaten there 12 plus times in 3 months. We bring all our friends there as their is a food choice for all and they have great wines to chose from. Our last visit was not so perfect. Saturday night and we were the last guests. I guess they wanted us out as it was 945pm-We still were finishing drinks and dinner. Out came the bleach cleaning stuff. They did not care we were finishing what we thought was a fun dining experience with friends. We were embarrassed as we bragged about this spot how amazing and fun it is. Go early to avoid early saturday night clean up-bad smell does not work with bottle of wine! We will try again as we like food, while we search for new spots in the area."
Dined on 1/10/2015
 1999
Special Features: good for groups
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Indie Cafe
Based on the average of (9) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
8 out of 8 recommend this product
Food 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Service 
4.6 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.6 / 5
Ambiance 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Noise Level
2.3 / 3
Energetic