The Low Down
What to Drink: Specialty cocktails include mojitos, caipirinhas and creative martinis; sake and wine lists are extensive and not terribly overpriced, with several bottles in the $30-$40 range.
Where to Sit: Sit at a perimeter table for prime people-watching. Communal tables are cramped, with back-less stools that make for a sore back. At night, head to the rooftop lounge for a cocktail.
Save Money: Daily 11:45am-3:30pm, get bento box specials with sushi, sashimi, teriyaki, miso soup and seasonal field greens for $15-$20.
Look Good: Sneak up to the mezzanine lounge for a bird's-eye view of the action.
Parking: Valet parking is offered in front of the building. There are also two parking lots a block away at Hubbard and Wells.
Rants, Raves & Reviews
by at Gayot
This sprawling alliance between Japanese (the sushi part) and South American (the samba part) quickly gained---and has since maintained---a following. It's not easy getting everything right in this kind of arrangement, but often theâ¦
By CSMobileUser2 at Citysearch
Wow all I can say is that I've been there 3 times & all 3 times had horrible service. Reserved a private table for a birthday party twice & both ti... Read More
Samba for some Sushi!
By Amreena K at Insider Pages
One of the best Sushi places you can find in Downtown Chicago! Delightful cuisine served to you with a smile! Read More
The food is OK
By Bianca V at Insider Pages
I went to Sushi Samba Rio on a friday night, the place is beautiful and the scene was very good. The food was nothing special but the drinks were p... Read More
By J99 at Citysearch
We go here at least once a month...The sushi is amazing and I love the atmosphere. Weekends are insane, but the vibe is great. Read More
Will go every time I'm in town
By dms34 at Citysearch
The food here is awesome! I had spicy tuna rolls, and they were the best I've ever had. My sister had california rolls, and those were good too. My... Read More