Rock Wrap & Roll: A tiny restaurant with tremendous flavor

Chicken Eggrolls, Chicken Pad Thai, and Long Beach Maki Rolls at Rock Wrap & Roll Photo Credit: Bianca Feliciano

By Bianca Feliciano ’20

Rock Wrap & Roll is a Japanese and Thai cuisine located between the Bucktown and Lincoln Park neighborhoods. The tiny restaurant has amazing food and fast service, which is great for a first time experience.

As I walked into the small restaurant, the server was very friendly and welcoming, she lead me straight to a table and gave out menus. I made a reservation since, according to google, you have to make a table reservation, but there was only one couple at the restaurant. I had no expectations about the restaurant since I had never heard about it and rarely eat sushi.

The menu was a bit complicated. There were many options compacted onto a small menu. I wasn’t sure what to order, so I asked the server what her favorite sushi was. She recommended the Long Beach Maki Roll, which was a California roll covered with sashimi tuna, avocado, and wasabi mayo. I also ordered Chicken Pad Thai and a side of Egg Rolls.

Within ten minutes after ordering the food had arrived. I was surprised at how fast the food came since everything was so fresh. I was so excited to try everything. The Egg Rolls were very crunchy and had an equal amount of chicken and vegetables inside. The Chicken Pad Thai was not too sweet, but not too salty. It had a savory flavor that made it so unique. The Long Beach Maki Roll is what shocked me the most. Every part of the roll was put together perfectly; I had an amazing combination of flavors in my mouth. I definitely enjoyed the maki roll more than the other things I ordered.

Overall, my experience at Rock Wrap & Roll was great. I really enjoyed the food and the service. Though some reviews on the restaurant state the food is too expensive or the service was slow, I disagree. I thought the food was held at a decent price and the service was very fast (even though there were only 2 other people at the restaurant). I recommend this place to anyone who has not tried sushi and is looking for bold flavors.

  • 11:30 a.m. -10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. -10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. -9:30 p.m. Sundays
  • Must make a reservation
  • 2187 N. Clybourn Ave