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The Sit Down Cafe & Sushi Bar

1312 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615

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Menu
pizza
  • Pizza Vero$10.99
    Authentic thin Italian-style pizza. All pizzas start with our special crust, light tomato sauce, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese.
appetizers
  • Prosciutto Rolls$7.50
    Four rolls of imported Parma Prosciutto with tomato, basil, provolone, and Italian herbs. Served warm or cold.
  • Prosciutto & Melon$7.50
    Four slices of melon wrapped with imported Parma Prosciutto.
  • Shrimp & Rice$9.50
    Pan seared shrimp on a bed of basmati rice and organic arugula.
  • Edamame$5.75
    Salted soy beans served warm.
  • Antipasto Platter$10.50
    Salami, capicola, prosciutto, artichoke heart, sliced tomato, Kalamata olives, goat cheese and sharp provolone.
  • Shrimp Tempura$7.99
    Four tempura fried shrimp with spicy mayo or jalapeno sauce.
  • Tuna Tataki$12.00
    Japanese seven spices encrusted seared tuna slices served over citrus-soy/ponzu sauce.
salads
  • Blue Apple Salad$9.99
    Arugula, chopped green apples, and dried cranberries topped with gorgonzola and blue cheese dressing.
  • Bean Salad$9.99
    Northern bean, cucumber, tomato, fresh basil, onions, goat cheese, and Italian dressing.
  • Caprese Salad$9.99
    Fresh mozzarella, sliced tomato, sliced red onion, fresh basil leaves, and kalamata olives on a bed of organic mixed greens with balsamic and olive oil.
  • Old World Salad$9.99
    Broccoli, shredded carrots, diced tomatoes, sliced green peppers, kalamata olives, and diced red onions topped with feta cheese and Italian dressing.
  • Parmesan Peppercorn Salad$9.99
    Mixed greens topped with Parmesan cheese and diced tomatoes with creamy Parmesan peppercorn dressing.
  • House Salad$9.99
    Mixed greens, sliced tomato, and sliced onions topped with glazed pecans and Italian dressing.
  • Asian Mixed Green Salad$8.99
    Served with Asian ginger dressing.
  • Seaweed Salad$5.95 +
    Marinated seaweed with sweet-soy-vinaigrette.
  • Tofu Salad$7.99
    Organic firm tofu and mixed greens served with su-miso dressing.
  • Cucumber Salad$4.00
    Sliced cucumber marinated with rice vinegar.
bruschetta
  • Traditional Bruschetta$7.50
    Tomato, onion, and Italian seasoning.
  • Tuna Bruschetta$8.50
    Tuna, avocado, and basil.
  • Pepper and Cheese Bruschetta$7.50
    Roasted red pepper with fresh mozzarella and basil.
  • Sweet Toast Bruschetta$7.50
    Mango, strawberry, and cucumber with citrus soy.
soups-stews
  • Chicken Rice Soup$5.99
    The traditional American feel-good soup with a hearty Italian flavor with celery, carrots, tomato, onions, and lima beans.
  • Pasta Fagiole Soup$5.99
    An Italian staple with white beans, celery, tomato, and pasta.
  • Jambalaya Stew$7.25
    New Orleans style spicy stew with chicken, shrimp, okra, and turkey andouille sausage.
  • Miso Soup$3.99
    Fish broth and soy bean paste served with diced tofu, scallions and wakame seaweed salad.
sandwiches
  • Chicken Pesto Sandwich$10.25
    Oven roasted chicken, pesto, provolone, sliced red peppers, and artichoke hearts on a soft crust ciabatta bread. Served with your choice of chopped fruit, veggie chips or berries.
  • Mediterranean Caprese Sandwich$10.25
    Fresh mozzarella, imported feta, sliced tomato, fresh basil, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar on Italian bread. Served with your choice of chopped fruit, veggie chips or berries.
  • Italian Focaccia Sandwich$10.25
    Salami, capicola, prosciutto, artichoke hearts, provolone cheese and fresh basil on focaccia bread.
  • Vegetable Sandwich$10.25
    Oven roasted eggplant, red, green and yellow bell peppers, arugula, tomato, onion, dill Havarti cream cheese, and balsamic vinaigrette on Italian bread. Served with your choice of chopped fruit, veggie chips or berries.
  • South of the Border Sandwich$10.25
    Ham, onion, avocado, tomato, jalapeno jack cheese, and mayo on marble rye. Served with your choice of chopped fruit, veggie chips or berries.
  • Chicken Club Sandwich$10.25
    Lemon and pepper chicken, bacon, diced Colby Jack cheese, mayo, and tomato in a grilled pita. Served with your choice of chopped fruit, veggie chips or berries.
  • Steak Sandwich$10.25
    Chopped New York strip, fresh bell peppers, sliced mushrooms, tomato, onions, and Havarti cream cheese in a grilled pita. Served with your choice of chopped fruit, veggie chips or berries.
rolls
  • Alaskan Roll$7.50
    Salmon, crab and avocado.
  • California Roll$5.50
    Crab, avocado and cucumber.
  • California with King Crab Roll$9.00
    King Crab, avocado and cucumber. Gluten-free.
  • Crunchy Crab Roll$7.50
    Spicy crab mix topped with tempura crunch and sweet soy sauce.
  • Ebi Tempura Roll$8.50
    Tempura shrimp, spicy mayo and cucumber.
  • Negihama Roll$7.50
    Yellowtail and scallion.
  • Philly Roll$8.00
    Smoked salmon, cream cheese and cucumber.
  • Salmon Skin Roll$7.50
    Baked salmon skin, cucumber, radish sprout, yamagobo and sweet soy sauce.
  • Spicy Crab Roll$6.50
    Crab mix with spicy mayo.
  • Spicy Shrimp Roll$8.50
    Shrimp mix with spicy sauce and scallions.
  • Spicy Tuna Roll$8.50
    Tuna with spicy sauce.
  • Spider Roll$10.50
    Deep fried soft shell crab, cucumber and sweet soy sauce.
  • Unagi Roll$8.50
    Fresh water eel, cucumber and sweet soy sauce.
combination-platters
  • Nigiri Combination Platter$29.00 +
    Fifteen pieces of tuna, salmon, yellowtail, Japanese snapper, shrimp, mackerel, super white tuna, marinated salmon, albacore tuna and choice of a tuna or salmon roll. Served with miso soup.
  • Sashimi Combination Platter$29.00 +
    Fifteen pieces. Three pieces of tuna, three pieces of salmon, three pieces of yellowtail, two pieces of Japanese snapper, two pieces of albacore tuna and two pieces of super white tuna. Served with a bowl of rice and bowl of miso soup.
  • Chirashi Combination Platter$22.00
    Twelve pieces of assorted sashimi over sushi rice. Two pieces of tuna, two pieces of Japanese snapper, two pieces of yellowtail, two pieces of salmon, one piece of tamago, one piece of shrimp, one piece of white tuna and one piece of super white tuna. Served with miso soup.
  • Unagi Don Combination Platter$21.00
    Nine pieces of fresh water eel over sushi rice. Served with miso soup.
  • Maki Combination Platter$18.00
    California, Alaskan and spicy tuna. Served with miso soup.
maki
  • Sake Maki$6.50
    Salmon.
  • Tekka Maki$7.50
    Tuna.
vegetarian-maki
  • Avocado Maki$5.35
    Avocado.
  • Futo Maki$7.35
    Oshinko, inari, asparagus, cucumber and sweet soy marinated squash.
  • Kappa Maki$5.35
    Cucumber.
  • Oshinko Maki$5.35
    Pickled yellow Squash.
  • Ume-Shisho Maki$4.35
    Japanese plum paste and Japanese mint leaf.
  • Veggie Maki$7.35
    Avocado, cucumber, radish sprout, asparagus, and pickled mountain burdock/yamagobo.
nigiri-and-sashimi
  • Albacore Tuna$6.00
    White tuna. Choice of two pieces of nigiri or three pieces of sashimi.
  • Ama Ebi$7.00
    Sweet raw shrimp. Choice of two pieces of nigiri or three pieces of sashimi.
  • Ebi$5.00
    Boiled shrimp. Choice of two pieces of nigiri or three pieces of sashimi.
  • Escolar$6.00
    Super white tuna. Choice of two pieces of nigiri or three pieces of sashimi.
  • Hamachi$7.00
    Yellowtail. Choice of two pieces of nigiri or three pieces of sashimi.
  • Hotate Gai$6.00
    Scallop. Choice of two pieces of nigiri or three pieces of sashimi.
  • Ika$5.00
    Squid. Choice of two pieces of nigiri or three pieces of sashimi.
  • Ikura$6.00
    Salmon roe. Choice of two pieces of nigiri or three pieces of sashimi.
  • Inari$4.00
    Fried tofu. Choice of two pieces of nigiri or three pieces of sashimi.
  • Kani Regular$6.00
    King crab. Choice of two pieces of nigiri or three pieces of sashimi.
  • Kani Spicy$7.00
    King crab. Choice of two pieces of nigiri or three pieces of sashimi.
  • Maguro$6.50
    Tuna. Choice of two pieces of nigiri or three pieces of sashimi.
  • Masago$5.50
    Smelt roe. Choice of two pieces of nigiri or three pieces of sashimi.
  • Quail Egg$3.00
    Choice of two pieces of nigiri or three pieces of sashimi.
  • Sake$5.00
    Fresh salmon. Choice of two pieces of nigiri or three pieces of sashimi.
  • Smoked Salmon$6.00
    Choice of two pieces of nigiri or three pieces of sashimi.
  • Shime Saba$5.50
    Marinated mackerel. Choice of two pieces of nigiri or three pieces of sashimi.
  • Tako$6.50
    Octopus. Choice of two pieces of nigiri or three pieces of sashimi.
  • Tamago$4.00
    Sweet egg omelet. Choice of two pieces of nigiri or three pieces of sashimi.
  • Tobiko$6.00
    Flying fish roe. Choice of two pieces of nigiri or three pieces of sashimi.
  • Unagi$6.50
    Fresh water eel. Choice of two pieces of nigiri or three pieces of sashimi.
  • Zuke Salmon$6.00
    Soy marinated salmon. Choice of two pieces of nigiri or three pieces of sashimi.
house-maki
  • Caterpillar Maki$14.00
    Cucumber and fresh water eel topped with avocado and sweet soy sauce.
  • Chicago Fire Maki$10.00
    Tuna, fresh salmon, super white tuna, avocado, jalapeno and cilantro.
  • Little Red Riding Hood Maki$14.00
    Spicy tuna and cucumber topped with fresh salmon, sweet soy and tobiko.
  • Dragon Maki$14.00
    Tempura shrimp, cucumber, and cream cheese topped with eel, avocado and sweet soy sauce.
  • Drunken Tiger Maki$10.50
    Crab, avocado, and cucumber roll topped with shrimp and mango tobiko sauce.
  • Fire Crab Maki$12.00
    Spicy crab and cucumber topped with fresh salmon and spicy su-miso sauce.
  • Hyde Park Maki$10.50
    Salmon, asparagus, green onions, cream cheese and tempura fried topped with sweet soy sauce.
  • Kamikaze Maki$13.00
    Spicy white tuna and cucumber topped with seared tuna, avocado and jalapeno salsa.
  • Rainbow Maki$14.00
    Crab, avocado, and cucumber topped with tuna, salmon, yellowtail and fluke.
  • Smoky Bear Maki$14.00
    Fresh water eel, cream cheese, and crab topped with smoked salmon, creamy jalapeno sauce and sweet soy sauce.
  • Big Bang Maki$14.00
    Super white tuna, salmon, mapuro tuna, yellow tail tuna and sesame seed, tempura crunch. With spicy sauce.
  • Super Crunchy Maki$14.00
    Tempura shrimp, cream cheese, avocado, asparagus, tempura crunch, sweet soy sauce and creamy jalapeno sauce.
  • Volcano Maki$12.00
    Avocado and cream cheese roll topped with spicy crab mix, then baked.
  • 53rd Maki$10.00
    Smoked salmon, spicy shrimp, avocado and radish sprout wrapped with soy paper.
  • Feisty Flamingo Maki$14.00
    Tempura shrimp and avocado topped with spicy crab mix and sweet and spicy sauce.
desserts
  • Chocolate Macadamia Nut Tort$5.00
  • Cheesecake$5.00
  • Green Tea Ice Cream$4.00
  • Marjolaine Cake$5.00
organic-infusions-fruit-smoothies
  • Pineorgranate$6.75
    Pineapple juice, orange juice, and pomegranate juice.
  • Red Velvet$6.75
    Mango juice and cherry juice.
  • Pined Berry Banana Blast Smoothie$6.75
    Pineapple juice, banana, strawberry, and blueberry.
  • Very Berry Blast Smoothie$6.75
    Blueberry, raspberry, and strawberry and orange juice.
  • Kool Kiwi Konkoktion Smoothie$6.75
    Orange juice, mango, kiwi, and banana.
  • Bermuda Breeze Smoothie$6.75
    Banana, blueberry, honey, and soy milk.
beverages
  • Arranciata$4.50
  • Limonata$4.50
  • Regular Jo$2.95
  • Sleep Jo$2.95
  • Cappuccino$3.95
  • Cafe Latte$3.95
  • Espresso$2.50
  • Double Espresso$3.75
  • Quick-Turn Special$4.95
    Regular Jo and espresso shot.
  • Italian Joe$3.50
    Espresso and water.
  • Icy Jo$2.95
  • Icy Latte$3.95
  • Hot Tea$2.95
  • Cold Tea$2.95
  • Soda$3.00
  • San Pellegrino$4.50

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