Family and I had dinner here Thursday evening. 4 adults and one 13 year old. Place has been open just about a week now.
Portage Park / Jefferson Park's first ever sushi restaurant and first ever Thai cuisine all rolled into one in a great storefront location. Lots of street parking with the meter needing to be fed until 9pm. Mostly tables for two and four but they pull them together for larger groups. Hip interior decorating, relaxed atmosphere, and at night the lighting is warm and cozy. By day I'd assume it's light and airy. Good sound system, they were playing some instrumental downbeat trance/techno/house music which was just right for the moment.
Menu is pretty large with lots of variations for appetizers, soups, makimono, sushi, and sashimi and thai entrees. The website link below will take you to their menu's current offerings. We ordered up Japanese and Thai dishes. Thai appetizer of skewered chicken, some fried dumplings, entrees were sashimi/sushi combo, sushi plate, red curry with chicken, extra large makimono and also ordered some extra wonton soup in the middle of dinner. Japanese entrees include a miso soup.
The soups were top notch with good broths, lots of flavor, and of course very fresh ingedients. The miso dashi seems to be made from scratch and not using Hon Dashi. Sashimi/sushi fish was of very good quality. Their fish product is in the same league as Rengai Tei , Midori, Tensuke quality. Seems they are using True World as one of their suppliers. The Thai dishes were great also harking back to the Thai Star, (State St. and Erie St, River North circa 1980's) tastes.
The place is BYOB, and there's a liquor store/tap room a few storefronts to the South on Milwaukee, with a darn good selection of quality beers.
Price points are just what the neighborhood needs. Great food and reasonable prices. In my opinion Ruk will become a "destination" eatery, which is just what the neighborhood needs.
Ruk Sushi and Thai Cuisine is opening today.
4431 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60630
DINE IN * CARRY OUT * DELIVERY
Mon - Thu 11:30am - 9:30pm
Fri - Sat 11:30am - 10:00pm
Sun 4:00pm - 9:30pm
website has their menu posted:http://ruksushi.com/