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Enso Sushi & Bar
Enso Sushi & Bar

Enso Sushi & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ensochicago.com
  • Email: info@ensochicago.com
  • Phone: (773) 878-8998
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering options include but are not limited to party trays, passed hors d'oeuvres, seated dinners, buffet and family-styled plans. Please call the restaurant to talk about menu options.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N Damen Ave and W North Ave
  • Public Transit: Train: Damen-O'Hare Blue Line
    Bus: 50 - Damen, 56 - Milwaukee, 72 - North
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Enso Sushi & Bar
Enso.



In Japan, it means circle.



In life, it stands for the moment in which your mind is free for the body or spirit to create.



In Chicago, it is a place where you can sit back and relax in the presence of good company and good food. The philosophy behind the name allows us to give back to Chicago in a way where dining is not just about putting food into your system because you’re supposed to. It’s about satisfying your hearts desires through the palate. It’s fulfilling your taste buds with complementary flavors that absorb into your well-being and make you feel good about yourself. We build on the fundamentals of Japanese ingredients with our own personality. And present to you – ENSO Sushi & Bar.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Have criss-crossed the city for years looking for the perfect sushi gem and this is it ! Almost don't want to share but you better go before they realize the food is too good and the prices are too low. Have dined at Enso six times and every time it is fantastic. Enso beats our former favorites Coast and Macku."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Great (but still reasonable) sushi...one of the best around."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Loved the spicy pork belly Ramen. The crouching lobster and wocka wocka rolls were really good too. Awesome value - very filling and prices were very reasonable. The rolls were larger than expected, glad we only ordered 2 between the 2 of us."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "A group of 6 of us came here for a friends birthday dinner on a Saturday night. The restaurant is fairly small, but very cozy and nicely decorated. The food was really great and came very fast. We had ordered a few appetizers for the table and then we sushi rolls for the main course. Everything came out pretty much at once, it would have been nice if they spaced it out a little better. The waitress was also not very friendly at all, and she got my friends order wrong twice before bringing out the correct food. Overall, the food and ambiance was great and I would come back here."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "This was our second time at Enso, and both times the food has been delicious. The sushi, their sliders, and especially the ramen are awesome. My only complaint about Enso is their service. They seem to be overwhelmed and not prepared for a packed restaurant on a Saturday night. I had made a reservation for 8:00pm, and it took them at least 10 minutes to figure out where to seat us when half of the tables in the restaurant were empty. The servers also were stretched pretty thin. If they work on the service aspect, we will be frequent diners."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The lighting was horrible. I had to be moved because I was blinded but it didn't help at all.I definitely don't think I would return."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Some of the best sushi rolls I've ever had. This place is so much better than neighboring Coast Sushi. Sooooo good."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I've always enjoyed shopping in Buck Town and I LOVE sushi, so this was the perfect spot for a Sunday lunch. I ate and then did a little shopping. It's a decently sized place and the drink menu options are awesome. I've never had Sake, but tried a sparkling white peach Sake and it was to die for ($5/glass doesn't hurt either). The sushi was really good too. I suggest getting the Chef's choice of Sashimi."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Treated my old man to lunch at Enso's. We started out with an order of the pulled pork buns and the pork belly ramen, which were both wonderfully flavorful. We then ordered three rolls -- softshell crab, spicy tuna and the Milwaukee -- which were all fresh and delicious. Very few patrons for lunch so ample seating avaialable. Also, the music was loud but the server happily turned it down per our request."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "It's our first time having dinner in this neighborhood. Although it's really hard to find a parking space, we then had a really good evening here. The light is romantic and everything was set up for the Valentine's dinner. We ordered sashimi plate for appetizer and it was fresh and tasty. My girlfriend had ramen and I had sushi rolls. The service here is also good."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I understand that valentines day is a busy night for restaurants. I don't understand how a restaurant will accept your reservation, call you the day before to confirm, then tell you there aren't tables available when you show up on time. The food was good, the restaurant is nice, but we we're say late, the server seemed flustered all night, and definitely wanted more out of the service."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went for the first time for lunch. My husband loves sushi and I cannot eat any fish. Waitress was very knowledgeable and the manager came to us at the end of the meal to comp my husband's saki as it was his birthday. Only disappointment was that we ordered from the restaurant week menu and they did not have that dessert and it was only 2 pm."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Enso is the whole package deal! Great sushi and ramen. Fun atmosphere for a night out. Knowledgable and personable staff. This is a keeper!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Chose Enso because of restaurant week and very happy we did. The Enso Salad was fabulous, and I have a new love for Golden Beets in the appetizer salad.The Adobo Pork Belly was so tender and flavored you did not need a knife to cut. The only disappointment of night was the Fried Banana Tempura, very bland. Service was also excellent, never had to wait for water, drinks or next course."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Staff was great! Food was good. Like the creative rolls. Price point was good."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "From the sushi, the rolls, the duck buns, pad thai and pork ramen it was a good culinary experience. I would definitely recommend."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Was looking for a new sushi restaurant to try and love it! Very quick and nice service. Kind of hip atmosphere . Would definitely go again."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Really fun atmosphere, interesting roll choices, fun decor."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Great sushi addition to the neighborhood! Also, they have a bar by but BYOB for the first bottle."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "I go there for the Crunchy Lobster Roll. This is the best Sushi I have ever had - try it!"
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "Met up with a bunch of friends I haven't seen for awhile here. Had to change reservations at the last minute and they were totally cool about it. Pork belly rolls are outstanding. BBQ pork appetizer was also awesome. Actual restaurant is very dark but very fun. Get a group and go --- you won't be disappointed!"
    Dined on 10/11/2013