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Lincoln Sq. or western burbs: Sushi for the seafood-allergic?

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Lincoln Sq. or western burbs: Sushi for the seafood-allergic?

Bob S. | Nov 13, 2002 11:53 AM

One of the groups of friends I hang out with consists of five dedicated, reasonably adventurous sushi fans and me, who happens to be allergic to anything that comes from water. (Even sea salt, alas.)

They're pretty tolerant and manage to go to lots of non-sushi-serving places on my behalf. But I've got no objection to being around seafood (and sushi's better than most because even the smell of cooked seafood can make me queasy).

But a lot of sushi places that acknowledge the existence of people who don't like or can't have it just have the standard, generic, dry, unappealing chicken teriyaki or something along those lines. (I do sympathize with vegetarians whose friends love barbecue.) Typically, and perfectly understandably, I've found that sushi fans aren't always aware of the quality, for better or worse, of the cooked food a sushi restaurant serves.

So: Anyone know of any good sushi spots -- either around Lincoln Sq. (where a few of us are) or, say, around Bartlett (where a few more of us are) would be particularly convenient -- that cater to both sushi fans and non-fans with particularly good options on both sides? (We're getting together this weekend in Lincoln Square and I'd enjoy suggesting a place on their behalf for a change.)

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