|Address:||518 Dempster St, Evanston, IL 60202, USA|
|Working:||11AM–8PM 11AM–8PM 11AM–8PM 11AM–8PM 11AM–9PM 11AM–9PM 12–8PM|
Tucked away near the purple line stop of Dempster is a small unassuming shop/restaurant that serves pretty good sushi at a decent price. They have a 25$ all you can eat special but keep in mind, you will have to pay for anything that is not eaten as the disclaimer points out when you order. Personally, I am not a fan of hot sushi items, I find it strange and well, not sushi like at all. Their maki rolls are on the smaller side for their non speciality items but the rice is seasoned well, the fish lacks that "sitting around in a warm room" taste and the price for these items wont cost you an arm or a leg. The tonkotsu (pork bone) ramen is actually really quite good! First time I have had Japanese ramen that was not merely a layer of oil and fat in miso broth. The broth had a wonderful rich pork flavor and leaves you satisfied on cold nights. Is it your typical chain sushi place that serves deep fried rolls? No. Honestly that is just how I like it too. The good: the non specialty rolls, the ramen The not so good: rolls are on the smaller side so you may need to get all you can eat if you also work as a food disposal unit on as a part time job.
I wanted to like Sea Ranch because they have a great selection of Japanese snacks and such in their restaurant, but I always feel terrible after eating their sushi. I thought it was a fluke, but the nausea kicks in 30 minutes after each time. Their rolls are not the best Ive had here - the fish is kind of flavorless and the rolls come apart. When we dont order in-store, weve had to wait an eternity for both delivery and pick-up. Once, we stood and waited for 45 minutes for our order when they told us through Grubhub that it was ready to be picked up. Two stars because I still like the grocery part of the restaurant, but I dont care much for their food. (There are better places to get sushi in Evanston.)
As authentic as can be given the location. Friendly staff, well priced, good food, and a selection of Japanese groceries. Having lived in Japan, we were both surprised by how much this reminded us of sushi places in Japan, as well as the convenience stores (combinis). The food was great. It isnt going to win a Michelin star, but it hardly has to. The seafood was as fresh as can be, given the lack of access to the sea in this part of the states. You can also find things like sea urchin and fatty tuna. The grocery selection is awesome for anyone who likes Japanese snacks and cooking. A decent range of the popular snacks, ingredients, and some fresh seafood. Overall, well likely be back often!
Called in when my order was 10 minutes. Gal on the phone said that delivery people hadnt picked up the orders yet. New ETA was 30 more minutes. My original order was entered in online at 11:40 and delivery time was estimated at 12:54, so I had already waited 90 minutes for $15 worth of sushi. I decided it wasnt worth the wait and cancelled my order. 2 hour old sushi is likely to make someone ill, anyway. We will see if my refund actually comes through. I was also never notified of the delay; no phone call or email saying "sorry we are working on it". Poor service, average food. Go elsewhere.
Whenever I have a craving for ramen, this place hits the spot. Im not sure why everyone loves Slurping Turtle, Sea Ranch has much better ramen and I love the little grocery store. It looks very small but has all the great Asian treats like green tea Pocky sticks and mochi ice cream. I also like how the ramen comes with a California roll, yums! The only thing I would change is I wish the ramen came with some roasted pork belly or boiled eggs, but the broths are quite delicious. I really like the tonkatsu and shoyu ramen.
This is my little go to sushi place. The sushi is always fresh and yummy. Its set up like fast food sushi. You order at the counter, sit down and they bring it to you. Its also part Japanese grocery store which can be good if youre looking to pick up some treats for home. Not a place Id take a date but a great lunch spot.
Their fish is fresh, and their sushi deluxe combo cannot be beat. 9 pieces of no-nonsense nigiri sushi (tuna, salmon, squid, shrimp, eel, etc.) plus a kappa maki for $10. Boom. Add miso soup with scallions and the free barley tea — and for a full experience, buy snacks and condiments for the home kitchen.
Absolutely love this place. Been going for nearly 10-years now. Best quality fish I can find in the area, their sushi is restaurant quality level for a bargain price. Really hope sea ranch stays around, the alternatives to fast, no frills sushi are dismal (grocery store sushi anyone?).
The sushi at this place is great for the price. It is just counter service, and there are a few tables. So ambiance is lacking, but that is to be expected. Sushi is fresh and there are plenty if Japanese treats to be purchased from the mini mart side.
We had one of the boxes, with chicken, and the chicken was just awful, hard to chew.... we were si excited because of all the reviews we had read, but went be going back again. The California roll was the only good thing we had from that menu
Food is okay but the service is so bad we wont ever go back here. You wait endlessly for your food and they are rude and obnoxious. I thought maybe it was just a bad day for them so I tried again and sure thing they suck.
Order and pick up your sushi at a counter. Really good food, but not to expensive thanks to the lack of service. Great selection of candies and drinks. Highly recommended for lunch.
Great fresh sushi. Stopped by for a late lunch - 3 roll plate (tuna, salmon and California). Its a grocery as well. So only a few tables for eating in. Also free WIFI.
Sushi is decent and price is good. People are friendly. No atmosphere though, like eating inside a grocery store. Definitely good for a quick sushi snack.
Ive been going here for years and the food is always fresh. They also have hard to find grocery items like Japanese candy or sushi grade fish.
Average sushi place. Food was okay for the price, as was the quantity. The ability to purchase items from their mini market was nice.
Sea Ranch is a good sushi restaurant and small Japanese grocer. They have a good variety of sushi and other Japanese dishes.
The freshest value for money sushi and sashimi in Evanston! And wonderful hot barley and green tea while you wait.
Sweet owners, fun groceries, fast and delicious and affordable sushi. One of our favorite lunch spots!
Best sushi in Chicago area. Straight up. Super fresh. Super delicious. Just simple, amazing sushi.
Great sushi, casual atmosphere, decent prices. Lines can sometimes pile up during busier hours.
Fresh sushi and great lunch special deal for only $5 with miso, salad and California rolls.
Great quality, no nonsense sushi. Lunch special is a true bargain
I love this place. Best udon noodle soup and fresh sushi.