One of the restaurants we visited while in Chicago was Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar. They’re incredibly active on Twitter (like it should be!) and I’ve followed their delicious tweets for a while now, so it was a must for me to visit and enjoy their delicious food. Enjoy the pictorial tour of our dinner!

BEEF TONGUE | Japanese-curry

“BUFFALO” DUCK WING | sweet chile and hot sauce butter, napa cabbage slaw + yuzu- blue cheese dressing

AGEDASHI POTATO | sweet potato “tater-tot,” daikon, ginger, bonito, green onion + seasoned dash

CRISPY SMOKED SALMON SKIN | cucumber, avocado, masago, cilantro, chile oil + eel sauce

BERKSHIRE PORK CUTLET | tonkatsu sauce, argula salad

OLD CITY MARKET | spicy tuna, seared salmon, spicy ponzu, cilantro, green onion, fried okra + wrapped in collard greens

Special Seasonal Dessert: Pumpkin Spiced Mochi Cake with Cream Cheese Center

Spiced Pumpkin Hot Sake

“Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar is a neighborhood restaurant that unites Japanese culinary tradition and creativity with a distinctly American persona. We combine the fresh, tempered art of Japanese cooking with the casual, colorful ambiance of an American neighborhood restaurant. Our menu embraces snacking and sharing, features a broad range of Kushiyaki (grilled meat, seafood and vegetables on a skewer) and a variety of sushi and sashimi.”  –

If you either live in the city of Chicago or will be visiting, it’s a must eat. The food was fantastic and the service was great. The ambiance is very modern, with a view of the open fire where they grill everything, as well as a Chef’s Table. Follow them on Twitter @eatatunion and show them some love on their Facebook page as well.

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  1. Nice recap of Union and your trip to Chicago. I have never been to Chicago believe it or not. BTW wanted to drop by and congratulate you on your engagement! yay!

  2. Holy! That is one fantastic meal! Everything looks just wonderful, but I really want to reach in and grab that duck wing!

  3. the pumpkin spice mochi cake…. oh my goodness. i love mochi anything….!!! haha and did you bring your camera to the restaurants? hehehe so cute!

  4. It all looks amazing! I keep hearing how delicious beef tongue is, it is a must on my to-do list:-) Hugs, Terra

  5. Okay, now I’m thinking I will have sushi for dinner tonight after seeing this blog post!
    It looks like you had an amazing visit!!

  6. Photo #6 lists something UNEXPECTED. . . do I see OKRA mentioned? What Gives?