Informal Japanese bar & grill with a buzzy happy hour serving sushi, sake & BBQ in simple digs.
Don’t be tempted by the happy hour deals. It is 500% not worth it. I’ve been going here for years when I needed a quick sushi fix. The last two times were what sealed the deal for me. I even wore glasses and put my hair up to see if a changed appearance (new customer) would make a difference. It did not. The second to last experience: I had a young man ID my friend and I, no big deal, but the table he sat behind us with visibly younger men, did not get ID’d. When my friend with an avocado allergy and minimal sushi knowledge asked what had it, his reply was “Pretty much everything.” You’re supposed to get a choice of soup or salad with your meal but half the time they wait for you to ask. The sushi is sloppily made and falls apart. The taste and spice level is never consistent so you just don’t know what you’re going to get. And don’t expect to be offered napkins, water or checked on often or at all, especially if there’s more than one table. My last and final experience was on a Saturday around 7. Not one customer walked in the entire time we were there, which speaks to its decline in service. No staff in sight for 10 minutes. Knowing from 7 years as a customer it is seat yourself, I did so. A lady who is there frequently, likely an owner or family member of the owner, basically shuns us for sitting down ourselves. My sister, 22, orders a drink. Immediately the woman questions her and analyzes her appearance before scrutinizing her ID. She then assumes I want the same drink and brings me one that is watered down and flavorless. I drink it anyway. Despite being the only customer, our experience took 2 hours because she was hiding in the back or sitting at the bar loudly laughing on her phone. Our appetizer, dumplings, was also flavorless. The sushi rolls were comparable to gas station sushi, worse than the last time. And I had an upset stomach the next morning. Be sure to check math on the bill because they don’t give an itemized receipt and one time they tried charging for an extra roll I didn’t order. Long story short: not worth your time or money. Place is dirty and service is almost as bad as the food. It was tolerable a few years ago but continues to get worse. Don’t be like me and keep giving the place chances! Next time I crave sushi, we’ll go to Orland or Tinley.
Los Angeles-style sushi and Korean food near my home and office in middle-of-nowhere Illinois? Sakebob is a gem! The rolls I ordered bring me back to living in southern California, if only the weather was as nice over here as the food. I had to try the Korean spicy fried chicken wings, they are the best I’ve had outside of Korea so far! I’m already looking forward to many more visits to Sakebob, trying everything on their menu suddenly became one of my 2020 life goals. Sakebob!
Sakebob has always been a family favorite! For Mother’s Day we decided to get sushi and pork tonkatsu (a personal favorite from here, seriously one of the best you can get in the suburbs). Our food was fresh and delicious and the owners greeted us kindly. They were extremely flexible offering curbside service with 20% off of our entire purchase due to the pandemic. Some great rolls to try: dragon roll, salmon skin roll, spicy tuna, or all of them!
Sushi rolls are delicious and reasonably priced at face value. Only downside is that they are certainly the smallest sushi rolls I’ve ever had. Regardless, taste is spot on!
This food is sooooooo good. The lady helping us was the most helpful server/owner I have ever met. We had questions about Korean Barbeque and she was very insightful. Our meal was literally tailored to us. I say that because she made adjustments for us based on what we liked. Once the food came it was amazing, hot, flavorful and delicious. Please recommend this to all you know. You will not be disappointed! It might not look busy but it truly is a gem and I feel we will be coming back for years to come. I should’ve attached a picture of the Korean Barbeque but it was so good we just stopped to take a pic of the dessert.
Freshest Sushi in the area! We sampled many things on the menu and it was all delightful. Family owned and run taking much pride in the quality and presentation of their dishes. The only reason I give it 4 stars is that it’s lacking in ambiance.
The sushi here is very bad. The rolls are small. I ordered a variety, tuna, sushi, and yellowtail. They all looked and tasted EXACTLY the same. And the spicy “tuna” one had a disgusting smell to it. And the service, oh lord. They have someone’s teenage son being a waiter and he obviously doesn’t want to be there. And the older woman that everyone sees all the time and recognizes thinks she can talk however she wants to people. Go to sushi nova is Orland!!!
True local gem. The same LA-style sushi with a variety of Korean food on the menu! We used to come here during happy hours which were great! $7 for any 2 rolls on their menu and comes with soup and salad! No where you can beat that! The in side is flexible and good for groups! They usually have karaoke as well! When coming here I try to stick with the Happy hour(5-9pm) and get the Las Vegas roll and crunchy Cali! The sushi chef is knowledgeable and will pull really great fish for you if you can’t decide what you want!
First I want to say the couple that owns this place are so very sweet. So I can see why things are about my upcoming complaints. I think this place needs an updated look for the inside, it’s very old, dusty and suffocated. It’s not inviting at all. I ordered to-go sushi and the packaging was messy. When we got home to eat, the sushi was very sloppy, loose and falling out. I feel bad because the owner probably can’t do it they he used to. And the taste of the sushi was mediocre, I’m sorry!!
The Philly roll and Las Vegas roll are really good, and the customer service is fantastic.