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: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm (Lunch Special: Monday - Friday); Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
$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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Bites Asian Tapas & Sushi Ratings and Reviews
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!
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.
I had a reservation for 8:30 and wasn't ...
I had a reservation for 8:30 and wasn't seated until 10:15. We spent a lot of money at the bar waiting to be seated and they kept telling me "10 more minutes." By the time we actually sat down I decided to go home because I didn't want to be eating dinner at 11 at night. Very disappointing considering it was for a party of 16 people.
New Favorite Spot!
Bites' unassuming from the exterior, but went above and beyond my expectations! The service was attentive, the ambience is great, and the food is indescribable! I've been a handful of times now. Once with my daughter (who loves everything about it, especially the Bites Wings), again with a group of friends, and a third time to celebrate my MIL's birthday. The staff at Bites went out of their way to make my MIL feel special on her big day. If I have my way, we'll be back 1000 times!
I went with a group for Sunday brunch and we had an excellent experience. The service, food, and drinks were all great! I would highly recommend you give this place a try. The menu is very extensive and everything we had was great. Sushi, korean sliders, shrimp shumai, on and on. Everything was great!
The sushi at Asian bites was seriously delicious. I usually hold off on sushi from restaurants that have a more extensive menu, but I was drawn to the half rolls, so we tried two of them. We also ordered the coconut rice with bbq pork and Singapore noodles with bbq pork. They were both good plates, but we already have a reservation for next week for more sushi!
Bites was absolutely amazing, especially the dessert. The Cookie Dough Chopsticks were to die for and their Crying Tiger steak dish was so good, I couldn't stop eating. The sushi was great and the prices for all plates were very reasonable. Loved the atmosphere and the service was good too!
Outstanding food and service.
The food was amazing and the service was awesome. Great selection of drinks including a few Asian imports. More impressive than the food was the music selection lol, great classics were playing all night! It set the mood for dinner there quite well with my friends there. Would definitely go again and recommend to anyone and everyone who wants a very fair priced but great asian food experience in Lakeview/Wrigleyville.
We were excited to return to Bites after a quick drop in one evening but were disappointed to have a lackluster experience with very poor service all around. Somehow it seemed our orders never got placed as 3-4 parties sat around us after us were served their entire meals before we received any food or drinks we ordered. Our drinks did come after flagging our service 3 times and waiting over 30 minutes. The food was delayed just as much after reordering with the server who lost our order and we still were missing some items and received (and paid) for some things we never ordered. The food and drinks still tasted great but it wasn't worth sitting for two hours and paying the full price of the meal.
I think this is my new favorite restaurant!
Back for my second time. Again for lunch. I was able to try a few more things and was very happy with each item. I think the Miso soup is perhaps the best I've ever had. The flank steak was excellent. The duck egg rolls were tasty, and the asian chicken sliders were very yummy.
I will absolutely be back to keep trying more dishes! And the room is quite lovely, decorated very well. One day I hope to try it at night, but for now, its my favorite new lunch spot!
I enjoyed the drinks but when it came ti ...
I enjoyed the drinks but when it came time for the sushi- one of my rolls had a funny/ refrigerator taste - it seems they keep their sushi ingredients in Tupperware in the fridge? Total turn off.
The service was great and the cooked food enjoyable.
The food was great and the portions were ...
The food was great and the portions were well sized. I was surprised how well the temperature was controlled as well. We were seated at a table by an ouside window but we didn't even feel a chill at all. The cocktails We had were great as well.
Only thing not to love is the name!
While the owners were clearly not creative in naming this joint, the food and service are great. Everything from the Ramen (which is legit), to sushi and salads were all great. The quality of the food and value are spot on. The ambiance of the place is great too. The atmosphere is contemporaryish with reclaimed lumber, wood floors and Edison lights. The service, every time I have been has been good and i will definitely make this a new favorite.
I worry about the location being on a fairly nondescript part of Clark, but get inside and enjoy!
Except for one dish, everything we order ...
Except for one dish, everything we ordered as great. Staff was friendly, however, service was slow and the restaurant was only half full. Server apologized several times for the delay but didn't offer any explanation. Prices were great, so the slow service can be overlooked.
Great food but lack of service
Absolutely love the food and the Ambiance ... however service needs improvement! Staff was working very hard but maybe they need more servers on a Saturday night. Came with 3 friends at my recommendation and they shared the same comments
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