About Bites Asian Tapas & Sushi
Located in Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, Bites is a casual, stylish and comfortable Asian bistro featuring a wide range of homemade small plate favorites from Thailand, Japan, China, Korea, India, Vietnam, and beyond. The result is a delicious assortment of tapas unique to us. At the sushi bar, you will find a variety of traditional and signature maki rolls (available in half and whole portions) as well as nigiri and sashimi. Our fireplace keeps you warm in the Winter and our outdoor patio makes you feel alive in the Summer. Enjoy our food with a variety of cocktails, beer & wine while catching up with friends and family. Bites is a fun place to be and is perfect for both casual dining and special occasions - date night, girls/guys night out, birthday party, bachelor/bachelorette party, baby shower, etc. Start or end your night right at Bites Asian Tapas & Sushi.
Tapas / Small Plates, Asian, Sushi
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 4pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 10am - 3pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 4pm - 10pm
Friday 4pm - 11pm
Saturday 3pm - 11pm
Sunday 3pm - 10pm
$30 and under
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Bites offers both on-site and off-site catering. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Street parking with Pay Box. Valet parking service is available next door at Mia Francesca.
CTA train red, brown and purple lines at Belmont stop. CTA bus #22
Private Party Facilities:
Whether it is casual or formal get-togethers, life’s celebrations or business meetings, our welcoming atmosphere and delicious food will make your event even more special
Private Party Contact:
Asana Nakornchai: 7732705972x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Bites Asian Tapas & Sushi Ratings and Reviews
This is a great place. The reason I said ...
This is a great place. The reason I said "noise level high" was NOT because of the inside but outside-- on the back patio. Unfortunately, you have 4 or 5 air conditioning units that surround you. When they all kick on, it's really loud. Obviously, the restaurant can't control this. But otherwise, a wonderful neighborhood place.
Eclectic Asian food, served in small por ...
Eclectic Asian food, served in small portion like Spanish tapas. There is a mix of Japanese, Chinese, Thai and other inspirations from South and Southeast Asia in the cuisine. The Thai tea ice cream is nice to freshen your palate at the end. Surprisingly, there seems to be no public Wi-Fi in the restaurant, or perhaps my waitress (whom I had a hard time understanding) didn't know the password.
We received extraordinarily bad service. ...
We received extraordinarily bad service. We waited 30 minutes for a server, and once we finally did have a server, she acted like our presence was a nuisance. We had to flag her down every time we wanted to order, which is unacceptable for a tapas restaurant... Two of the plates we ordered never even came out.
Great for sharing and lots of fun things ...
Great for sharing and lots of fun things to try. Drinks were unique and good. I got the one with wasabi in it and it was surprisingly nice. The service was very whatever but maybe it was because we were at the front of the restaurant where it was less busy? Or maybe because our server was getting off work in an hour? Dunno but she didn't check up on us enough to see if we wanted to add dishes (tapas style) or see if we needed to order more drinks (we ended up going somewhere else for our second round cuz we were being neglected).
We had a great experience. The food was ...
We had a great experience. The food was flavorful and plentiful, even for tapas/small plates. It was nice to get a mix of sushi and other options (bao, shumai, etc.) The drinks were very tasty and only $4 on the night we went! The patio is very spacious and quiet, which is always a find in the city. Service was very friendly and warm.
Our experience at Bites was excellent. ...
Our experience at Bites was excellent. The food was very good and reasonably priced. The only problem was with Open Table. We were looking for a BYOB restaurant, and Open Table had it listed under Free Corkage & BYOB. The manager said that they frequently had customers who also thought the restaurant is BYOB. Open Table needs to get their information right.
Great menu with many options. We tried s ...
Great menu with many options. We tried several sushi rolls, as well as sashimi, and everything was excellent. I love miso soup, but have never had it with jalapeños - it was delicious and I'll make it that way from now on!
Bites is a neighborhood gem. The Wassup ...
Bites is a neighborhood gem. The Wassup Wasabi drink is my favorite. The Crying Tiger hangar steak, tuna tostada, crab rangoon, fried rice are fantastic. Everyone in the group loved the drunk chicks fried chicken. All is good here.
We went for date night and enjoyed a wid ...
We went for date night and enjoyed a wide variety of delicious bites. A little warm in the restaurant and the vinyl on the bench seating made for legs sticking to the seat, but otherwise a wholly enjoyable experience.
The occasion that we were celebrating wa ...
The occasion that we were celebrating was my 25th birthday and I am so pleased that Bites is where we ended up! The reason for choosing the location was because of its availability for a large group on a Friday night- not always a huge selection in Chicago!
The food was perfect for a group as the restaurant offers a tapas style menu. Everyone was able to try multiple little dishes and could eat as much or as little as they chose. The food and drinks were very affordable and everyone raved about how delicious everything tasted! Our server did a great job handling all 20 of us which is no small task! Although I would have liked to have another person assigned to our table, she did a great job of making it work.
One of the only issues I has was that OpenTable listed the restaurant as a BYOB spot. When I went in the day before to check the place out, I was informed that they are actually NOT byob although you could bring in your own for a $10 per bottle corkage fee. We ended up having a mix of people that brought stuff and people who ordered off of the bar menu.
We were also able to bring in a cake to sing "Happy Birthday" and I don't believe they charged extra for doing so.
The real icing on the cake though was when it came time to pay. The server gave each couple/ person separate checks and got everything correct in terms of splitting all the small plates. I have spent over 8 years in the industry and this is not common for bigger groups! The server was gracious, attentive, accurate, and not at all (or at least didn't show it) annoyed by the fact that separate checks made things so much easier for us.
I will absolutely be back again for date nights, birthdays, or pre-Wrigley food-ups. Great experience overall! Did I mention the place is super cute inside? It is!
Came here on a whim with my girlfriend a ...
Came here on a whim with my girlfriend after our first visit several months ago. We really enjoyed all our dishes. And the fact that their beverage program has some sake based cocktails make me very happy and the drinks are quite lovely. This place hit the spot I was craving for Asian style cuisine. Our server was very nice she seemed very new to the industry but she was attentive. With a little time and experience she will be a pro!!
Great atmosphere! We really enjoyed the ...
Great atmosphere! We really enjoyed their food....everything was timed perfectly and be sure to try the mulberry margarita. Delicious! They have a very cute and quaint outdoor patio that is perfect for a group gathering of friends.
LOVED Bites! EVERYTHING we ordered was ...
LOVED Bites! EVERYTHING we ordered was absolutely delicious! And, I mean EVERYTHING. The appetizers, the sushi, the nigiri, and the drinks were all amazing!
The only thing that lacked in our entire experience was the service. It was slow and at the end of the night, we were not given the drink discount (daily special) prices and our bill was almost $40 more than it should have been. But, once we pointed it out, they did correct it.
The food was phenomenal: great portion s ...
The food was phenomenal: great portion sizes, many options (I'm vegetarian and was so happy to see a vegetarian maki section) and pretty (presentation wise). I came in a big group of 8 and was so glad that everyone got something they truly enjoyed and left full. The servers were very patient but I would have appreciated if they were a bit more attentive. The ambience was very relaxing; yellow lighting, wood tables, pretty dishware are all things I noticed, and I thought it was really charming that they were playing the oldies
I felt like if I was in the t.v. show, Mash, this restaurant would be one I would have frequented. I really liked the music and decor. The wait staff was attentive. The ginger margarita was a refreshing twist on the margarita. I really enjoyed the jalapeno miso soup and my entree was the bbq pork with coconut rice, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I look forward to going back so I can try other dishes on the menu. My husband enjoyed the chef's choice shashimi.
Excellent sushi, charming atmosphere
My family and I went to see The Blue Man Group and we were looking for a nice spot for dinner. We Googled "great restaurants around Briar Street Theater." Bites popped up. So, it was a total stab in the dark for us. The reviews were excellent so we thought we would give it a try. The ambience was warm and inviting. Lots of wood. Our table was nice and secluded. We ordered a couple rolls. The Lava Roll was outstanding. We all ordered a couple different small bites plates. The Crying Tiger was hands down the best tasting steak I have had in quite some time. Our server was attentive and extremely helpful in suggesting menu choices. All in all, we loved it and will be back.
Ate hear before a concert at the Riviera theater. Nice location along Clark street. We ate early so, restaurant was fairly empty. Muzak was 70's hits which was nice for us but didn't quite fit the style of the restaurant. Interesting menu of Asian Tapas and Sushi. We had the Samosas, the Shrimp Dumplings and the Taro Fries - all good and tasty. I also had a Nigiri chef selection - all were delicious. There was just two of us and it was easy to hold a conversation. The menu would lend itself to a larger group of people who wanted to share a variety of dishes. WOuld have been fun to sample more.
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