Believe it or not, there are people out there who still haven't embraced sushi. Chances are one of them works in your office. Maybe one time you were trying to rally the troops for a big sushi lunch order so you wouldn't have to pay the unreasonable delivery fee on your own, but that one sushi hater ruined it and everyone ended up eating Quizno's instead.
It's OK. Hot Woks, Cool Sushi knows you're bitter. That's why the Northwest side restaurant has opened a convenient Loop location with the same best of both worlds menu. Next time you're campaigning for an office-wide sushi lunch, you can win over any would-be dissidents with the promise of Mongolian noodles, cashew chicken or beef teriyaki. Meanwhile, you and your fellow sushi lovers will unite in your passion for the bento box deal, which includes beef teriyaki with rice, shrimp and vegetable tempura, potato salad and three California maki for just $10.95. Everyone wins!
As such a bastion of diplomacy, it only makes sense that Hot Woks, Cool Sushi offer a Obama-nami signature roll, stuffed with avocado, mayo and spicy salmon, sprinkled in roe and pierced with two tiny American flags. Now if only they could settle the national health care debate ...
Average cost: $10-$20
Centerstage Reviewer: Amanda Nyren