Our full review of Wild Tuna will be appearing in a few months on a suburban food & bar site, but I wanted to post a tid-bit to get the word out about just how freakin’ amazing this place is. Seriously, it’s the best sushi we’ve had in the suburbs.
If you’re going to take the plunge, and jump into the world of fine Japanese cuisine, there’s no better place to try than Wild Tuna Sushi located in a small strip mall near the Dominick’s on Route 59 and 95th Street. Using the freshest ingredients around, providing a full dinner menu along with an a la carte menu, and staff willing to provide help and recommendations, you can’t go wrong. The one problem with Wild Tuna Sushi is ultimately the price, as it IS more expensive than your typical sushi ($21 for a lobster roll), but honestly, the couple extra dollars is worth having a great first experience.
The restaurant fills a smaller space in the strip mall, but they use it effectively. Tables fill the room, all of which fill up quickly on the weekends. If you can make a reservation, I recommend doing so. When we arrived on a Saturday, there were no seats available. Luckily we called ahead. If you want the full experience, however, make your way to the sushi bar area, where you can watch the chef, or Itamae, at work. If he doesn’t seem too busy, ask him what he recommends and he’ll more than likely take care of you.
You can also talk to your server if you’re not at the bar. On our first visit, we told the woman that we had a first-time sushi diner with us, and asked what she would recommend. She pointed out the Tekka Maki or tuna roll, along with the shrimp tempura maki or spicy tuna roll…
…Vegetarian? No problem. You’re covered. Try the avocado, vegetable tempura, or shiitake mushroom maki. They highlight the vegetable maki options, which also include: Kapya maki (cucumber roll), Kampyo maki (marinated gourd), and Oshindi Maki (pickled daikon radish)…
Wild Tuna Sushi
3355 LaCrosse Ln. Unit 105
Naperville, IL 60564
P: (630) 420-8801
I’ll let you kids know when the full review is up (all 1,000 words), but I just couldn’t wait to talk about it.