Chicago is known for a few things; deep dish pizza, hot dogs and wind…but not sushi.
That’s not to say that this city doesn’t churn out some amazing Japanese restaurants, and Arami happens to be one of them.
In my neurotic fashion I called ahead to confirm that they had tamari (aka GF soy sauce) and was told that not only did they have it, but they also had a gluten-free menu.
Unfortunately they don’t have a copy of their gluten-free menu posted online. However, we did order a bunch of stuff so you can get an idea.
Including, but not limited to (I couldn’t grab photos of everything):
First time I’ve ever seen brussels sprouts at a sushi joint but needless to say – it was pretty damn good.
Heads served separately – no joke.
This I unfortunately could not eat:
They were brushed with soy sauce.
This was also not gluten-free and to make matters worse, I had to hear from the entire table, multiple times, how this was the best thing they ever ate. Definitely a test on your willpower.
I was happy with my GF rolls:
Everything was delicious and highly recommended. They even had gluten-free soft shell crab (made with cornstarch, GF seaweed salad, miso soup & a bunch of other options.
View of bunch of other Arami food porn here.
Pros: Gluten-free menu obvy, tamari and fresh/delicious fish
Cons: Annoying friends being obnoxious about how good the gluten-filled food is!