Kansaku always delivers!
Kansaku always delivers! We try to make it in every couple of weeks, as their sushi is the best. Brought a couple of newbies in to try it, they'll definitely be back too!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
We usually order the same
We usually order the same things every time we go to Kansaku but this time we decided to order some new things. We foind what we ordered a bit spicey and will likely return to our old standbys on our next visit The server was great.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Their food is excellent. My
Their food is excellent. My only complaint is the hard seats. It makes it difficult to want to linger there for long.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very nice experience, excellent
Very nice experience, excellent sushi, very good service. Would definately come back again. Sushi very creative and large pieces, no small portions, tasted great. Waiteress was excellent.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Once again, Kansaku solidifies
Once again, Kansaku solidifies why they are my favorite sushi restaurant in the area.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, good service,
Great food, good service, the decor is a little woren and the ventilation system needs an upgrade. The food was
VERY good and better than many upscale places. The location good especially if have handicapped plate since park right outside the door.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food. One of my
Excellent food. One of my favorite Japanese restaurants in the city. I made the trek from Chicago to Evanston for this restaurant. Great food and service and very vegetarian friendly.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good - but too much mayo!
Really nice experience at this establishment. The decor is tastefully done, the service was attentive without being annoying and the food was excellent quality. The only complaint I have is with the amount of mayo/sauce they put on the special rolls - waaaay too much. I tend to usually stay away from these types of rolls for this very reason because all you end up tasting is the may/sauce and not the fish or contents of the roll. Other than that, the cut on the on the nigiri was good and the amount of rice appropriate (though to be honest the rice could use just a little more flavor).
I would recommend this play to others and would certainly go back myself.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Kansaku has always beena place
Kansaku has always beena place I can count on for excellent food and great service. I plan on returning soon.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Numerous sushi choices and
Numerous sushi choices and all fresh and delicious. Other entrees reasonably priced, well-flavored and properly cooked. Service attentive. Lovely experience
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Never a bad meal
I have dined at Kansaku numerous times and have always enjoyed both the food and the service.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
My family went here for the first time on Mother's Day and we were all blown away. Food, drinks, presentation, and service was phenomenal. We will definitely be going back!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent sushi, sashimi
Dined for lunch, for a very reasonable price, the specials are a bargain. The menu is varied and inventive and the seafood is always excellent, as is the service. This place is the first and only one I consider when a desire for sushi and sashimi hits!
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very satisfying - plan to return
This was our first time to Kansaku and we found it delightful. It's a small and informal place with tables or you can sit at the sushi bar. Service is friendly and attentive. The shrimp tempura with vegetables appetizer was wonderfully delicate and flavorful. We each had maki - the Lake Shore Dr. and Volcano offerings - generous portions and tasty although not as spicy as we expected; the wasabe and ginger gave the welcome kick. The "large" Japanese beers we ordered were huge and we couldn't finish - next time we'll go with small! Full as we were, we ordered creme brulee off the appealing dessert menu only to find out that was no longer being offered, alas. So we went with Japanese tea, feeling more virtuous with that anyway-
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Five of us ate at Kansaku on a Wed. night. There was a steady flow of traffic but the restaurant was not crowded. We had two finicky eaters with us and the waiter was able to steer them in a direction that satisfied them- they even said they'd go back. Three people had entrees and were very happy with their meals. The other enjoyed their maki..
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
No fuss excellence
Simple yet exceptional, this comfortable place emphasizes quality & presentation without pretense. For those who like sashimi, this is a real find.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm a picky sushi eater
...but Kansaku is always my local choice, out of six or seven in my north-of-Chicago suburban area.
Great sashimi beautifully presented, great nigiri, good service, and they turn the music down for you if you ask. This was my first visit for lunch, and I showed up early--11:30, when they opened. Had my pick of tables, though it filled up fast. Food came soon. Waiter nice.
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
We require a conversation-friendly ambiance as well as great food at a reasonable price, and Kansaku delivers on everything.
The first time we went the ambiance was perfect. On a return visit, early in the evening, there were diners at only one other table and we asked if music could be turned down. THEY TURNED IT OFF! How thoughtful is that? By the time we left, the restaurant was nearly filled, and it was still conversation-friendly. We dine out often and Kansaku is high on our list in Evanston.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Appealing food & presentation
We love Kansaku for the taste & presentation of its food.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quick and tasty sushi
Delicious maki rolls, really quick. It did take our server a long time to take our order, but once she did the food came fast. It is a little pricey, but the sushi seemed higher quality so worth the extra bucks. Would go back, maybe with a larger group for a special occasion.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
fresh sushi in Evanston
quick and fresh - with great presentation. The Tuna poke was interesting ( huge portion ) seemed flamed on top, so had a bit of burn taste, but the tuna was really good and smooth, avocado on the bottom was fresh too --and the sauce is tasty. Tempura is good, large pieces ( 8 ) of varying veggies, mostly sweet potato, and the dipping sauce really good - I want to bottle it up and take it home! The hamachi was delish. My daughter ordered a chicken dish on rice and bok choy, so good -- and she LOVED the topping. ( she's picky, so this was a SCORE ! )
8/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
We keep going back to Kansaku
We keep going back to Kansaku because of its consistently good food and extremely pleasant atmosphere. My favorite food on the menu is the Tuna Poke appetizer. It is incredibly delicious and flavorful.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
upscale, but not over-expensive
This is a good, fairly upscale sushi place, with high quality fish, creative menu, full bar of good drinks, nice furniture and decor. It's quiet (though we were there on week night), and has a vibe of a high-end place without a sticker shock.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great sushi place
We all love sushi and Japanese foods in general so this was a great find for our group's impromptu dinner.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely place for a small family meal to celebrate or intimate couple's date.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favorite place for sushi/sashimi in the northern suburbs. The fish is of such high quality. The sashimi melts in your mouth. The Tuan Poke is always a fun appetizer. Wish the noise level was a little lower, but success means crowds!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I chose Kansaku based on their location and the fact that it had great reviews...we weren't disappointed. The service was very friendly and prompt. The atmosphere was perfect for our party of six. We would definitely go back when we're in town again.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service. Great food! Will come back. Favorite sushi place.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoying friends enjoying food
Getting together over delicious food and ambience in a relaxing atmosphere - just what "the doctors ordered". We relished sharing sake & sushi, caringly served by our waiter.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
There were four of us dining. We ordered what we hoped would be spicy and tasty sushi: Volcano; Fiesta; Fire Dragon; Dragon. They were delicious and the ginger was fresh with its own kick. To calm our palates we also had Citrus Spring and the salmon teriyaki entree. It was a lovely meal, quiet enough for talking but not so quiet that we were embarrassed to laugh out loud.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM