Food & Drink

Snack On Fresh Seafood at Juno

Sushi and top-notch Japanese fare


When life hands you lemons, make Meyer lemon dressing.

That’s B.K. Park and Jason Chan’s philosophy. The friends fortuitously joined forces after leaving Arami and Urban Union, respectively, last year.

When one door closes, another opens. In this case, it leads to Juno, the duo’s new, buzzed-about Japanese restaurant in Lincoln Park.

A front bar, with murals of ping-pong- and electric guitar-playing Japanese renegades, has an urban Japanese street feel; in back, a serene, dojo-like dining room brims with light and flora.


The tempura-free menu emphasizes fresh seafare in its finest form — raw (fish is flown in from Japan, Korea, Hawaii, and New Zealand). Nibble on the Sakiyaki maki (grilled salmon, almond, shiso, Meyer lemon mayo); king crab with watermelon butter; smoked hamachi; and, of course, a plethora of nigiri and sashimi. Adventurous eaters, order the omakase.

Our prediction: Seats will be hard to come by.

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Juno, 2638 North Lincoln Avenue, at Kenmore Avenue (872-206-8662 or junosushi.com).

Photos: Courtesy of Juno

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2638 N Lincoln Ave
@ Kenmore Ave
Chicago, IL 60614