Enso Sushi & Bar

4.6
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$30 and under
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Explore mouthwatering seafood dishes at Enso Sushi & Bar. This restaurant serves creative Japanese fusion cuisine in spacious surrounds that include a sleek bar. The extensive menu runs the gamut, featuring hot plate dishes, teriyaki, sashimi, ramen and maki sushi. Visit for lunch and indulge in some donburi, served with miso and your choice of salmon, escolar, tuna and albacore. The menu at Enso sushi & bar also features beef-, pork-, and chicken-based dishes for guests who prefer an alternative to seafood cuisine.

With its friendly service and warm ambiance, Enso Sushi & Bar is an ideal pick for everything from a leisurely casual meal to a fun outing with a date. The drink menu comes with an extensive selection of liquor, wine, sake and Japanese beers. This restaurant is open Mondays through Sundays.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I noted it was a birthday on the reservation. There was no attention made to that or offering of dessert. Both the signature and the maki rolls were very small for the price. The bottles of wine were overpriced- even on “half-off bottle” Monday’s. Instead the $10 corkage fee was more feasible. The entire restaurant was open and another table was sat in the booth right next to us. The meal was way too expensive and I would not recommend this restaurant in the future.

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Foodie
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and amazing food. We’ll be back!!

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ScottJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Just what you expect from a sushi place

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MeenaK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Amazing serving and great food. We tried Lady Diane and Rising Sun sushi rolls, they tasted great. I’ve had better but the feel of the place plus interior plus service overall made it a great experience, would like to visit the place again sometime!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. I forgot his name :(
I asked if he could stagger the rolls that we ordered so that they didn’t come out at once and he did it perfectly on one of the busiest days of the year (v-day). The hot buns were amazing and we ended up ordering an extra roll because the sushi was so good. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for restaurant week. Everything from starter pork belly wontons - skirt steak - amazing. Yummy!

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RichardG
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, really small and personal. Food is amazing with great service.

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vipMDMcE
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend Enso. The service (Mack) was great; pretty much what you would ask for: knew the menu, made recs, and wasn't intrusive. The food was incredible. Lots of options for all foodies (we're vegetarian and had plenty of choices). The drinks were spot on and it was a great vibe for a Fri. night dinner. You should try it soon!

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vipFunsands
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

4-course lunch for $24 + Tax. Great offering for Restaurant Week.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time trying. Went for restaurant week 2020 but will definitely be heading back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service for being supper packed. Food was made supper fast

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LisaB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around

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WilliamE
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi was very good both taste and presentation. Also very well priced for chicago. Would eat there more often if I lived closer.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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BellaS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience1

So let me start out by saying, I wouldn't go back. This might be a bit harsh, but I can break it down for you. It was a rainy Saturday at about 6:15, the place was only a quarter full. Our server came back literally every 2-3 minutes. I'm talking beyond ANNOYING. As if they needed the table for people waiting!? There was still 2 pieces of sushi on a plate and we had only been there for about 15 minutes, and one of the servers asked if she could clear the plate. No, you cannot take away the food we are still eating. We were getting interrupted so much, I asked if we could please just have about 10 minutes uninterrupted, we had our food our drinks, we were 100% good-there was no literal reason to check on us or interrupt us, and at the this point the restaurant was only half full. I wouldn't be going out of my way to write a review if it wasn't incessantly annoying. The sushi was B quality, the bao was pretty tasty, but the experience was just awful. I left them a comment card (since they gave us one with our check) and I thought maybe someone would come out after they gave us our credit cards back that maybe they would say something, but nope! There's better sushi places in Wicker Park

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Britt
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gabe is awesome! He’s the server I have every time I’m there and he’s always so polite & personable. The food is great, the service is great! Love that it’s BYOB, too.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The decor was super cute, loved the chairs, murals on the walls, dim lighting. Was slightly confused by the early 2000’s music that was playing though? It was pretty empty and the loud jarring pop music felt bizarre contrasting the cozy romantic vibes of the place.

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vipltkije
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food is always excellent. I love the atmosphere of this place.

Way too noisy. Service in general is okay to good. Tonight was a okay, but our server disappeared when it came time to get the check.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have dinner any night of the week. Friendly and badass food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A great“Wicker Park/Bucktown trendy” sushi restaurant. Awesome food and a stylish yet casual atmosphere makes it a perfect spot for a date.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Go to sushi place for casual night out

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vipTomo
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite lunch spot!

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vipedl20
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Sushi was good, not great. Mushrooms on the grill we're tasty. Wine list was small. Overall a pretty good value.
Restaurant was crazy loud and overstimulating. Lots of TV's and music was loud (great 80's and 90's tracks, for what it's worth).
Fun place for a bigger group. Not a place to go if you want any chance of a conversation.

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vipMarco
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Arriving there we were seated and noticed that having a conversation was going to be challenging. Because of the unique curvature of the ceiling, the acoustics were amplified. The music was way too loud for a restaurant. And the choice in music was much to be desired especially for a sushi restaurant. So with loud music comes loud conversations which in turn made it difficult to talk to person across the table. The food was just okay there are a lot of offerings and a bit higher price point. I don’t mind spending more for good sushi but there was nothing special that would bring us back. I’m not saying to stay away-different strokes for different folks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food and atmosphere. Great place for date night and groups.

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Britt
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, great food! Love this place so much. BYOB option is appreciated

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vipJaneO
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Favorite sushi place in Wicker Pk/Bucktown! Food delicious but most of all service & staff kind and attentive!

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EricaK
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, quick service, great service from entering restaurant. Got us in early for our reservation! good cocktails!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! The sushi was excellent, loved the vibe of the place. Will be back!!

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vipJaneO
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service excellent & very friendly. Food delish!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute room with very comfortable chairs. Had edamame that was steamed perfectly and salted just right. The tempura was light and crunchy. Hubby loved the spicy miso. We had many pieces of sashimi as well as The Lake Shore Drive, Summer and Tokyo Sunset rolls that were all perfect and very fresh. Mango mochi was served split for ease of consumption. Our server was very sweet and kept our table clean. Loved it here. We will definately be back.

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vipMppa
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience1

Service was not great but the sushi was delicious

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PeterW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food for great price.
Place was very busy, service was a tiny bit slow.
All in all it was a great experience.

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Good
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Really liked the buy one get one half off saki. It was Valentine’s Day so it was busy but service was really slow

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Best bites of food imaginable. Great music. Still get to watch some TV as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service!! Great food... couldn’t be happier!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time I go here for dinner. Food is delicious and aptly priced! On weekends noise levels can be pretty high, making it difficult to hold a conversation. However, during the week days it’s fine. Ambiance is perfect for a date night.

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ParrishE
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was really good! We went for restaurant week and were able to try a little bit of everything. The staff was super accommodating and helpful with any questions/requests we had. The room is a bit loud but overall good ambiance. Will be going back!

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Lwilkins
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Came here for restaurant week. The moment we arrived, the entire experience felt rushed. While our food came quickly, we were receiving 2-3 entries at once. There were times when we were still eating and they tried to take away our plates.We understand that the restaurant was crowded, but it definitely prevented my friends and I from truly enjoying ourselves. Nice staff and decent food, just not sure if i'll ever return.

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Enso Sushi & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 235 OpenTable diners.

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