Head to any neighborhood in Chicagoland and you’re bound to run into at least one or two sushi spots. Eating sushi has become as common as grabbing a turkey burger or cobb salad. It’s tasty, healthy and in most cases affordable. However, not all sushi is made the same. In-fact, Sushi Mon’s “pressed sushi” is the only sushi of its kind in Chicago. Created by Bat, a certified sushi wizard, Sushi Mon has become a popular new hot spot known for great sushi, crazy combinations and an intimate atmosphere.
Bat honed his sushi skills in LA and brought his creativity to Chicago three years ago. His pressed sushi consists of compressed rice and ingredients topped off with avocado, slices of succulent fish and tasty sauces. To experience the true flavors of the pressed sushi, Bat suggests that you try his creations without soy sauce. Pressed sushi favorites include “Salmon Bliss” made with salmon, seaweed, masago, avocado, and sesame seeds, the “Chicago” consisting of crab, unagi, avocado, masago and spicy mayo, and the “Crazy” created with salmon, tuna, ebi, wasabi mayo, wasabi tobiko, avocado and seaweed. The menu also allows sushi lovers to create their own pressed sushi. Sushi Mon still has the usual Sushi Nigiri and Sashimi selections along with a number of appetizers and salads. Expect to discover fresh sushi at an affordable price. Average cost for pressed sushi rolls are $12, but other rolls range between $3.50 – $6.95 per roll. If you’re in the mood for cocktails, be sure to bring your favorite bottle of sake or wine, because Sushi Mon is BYOB.
Sushi Mon is located near Lincoln Park at 2441 N. Clark Street. Guests can dine-in, carry-out or have their favorite sushi delivered. For more information log onto www.sushimonchicago.com. Check out Fete Select TV on www.efete.net for an inside look into the newest and best Chicago restaurants.