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About Enso Sushi & Bar

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.

1613 N Damen Ave
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Chicago, 60647-5507
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Sushi, Japanese, Asian

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Sunday: Noon - 4:00pm

Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
N Damen Ave and W North Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 878-8998

Website:
http://www.ensochicago.com/reservations/

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.

Public Transit:
Train: Damen-O'Hare Blue Line
Bus: 50 - Damen, 56 - Milwaukee, 72 - North

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Enso Sushi & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
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4.8

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (4)
Fun (3)
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Good for Birthdays (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Great Beer (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Sunday night around 6:30 it was quiet which was nice for conversation. Sizzling rib app was tasty. Pork belly buns a must. Loved Mad House and Romper rolls. Kimchi and pork belly rice and soup good. Soup needed to add a bit more ingredients. Topped off dinner with chocolate lava cake which comes with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. Wonderful. Service was gracious and exceptional!! Will be back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Good. Food. Yun

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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We went there on Sunday afternoon so the place was kinda empty. The service was super friendly though. I've ordered a drink called Despacito and it was really refreshing. We haven't tried any appetizers. We just ordered maki rolls. All of them were really delicious! Especially Mad House one which was recommended by our super friendly server. I would definitely go there again.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The first server was okay. We couldn't see her that often. We had another server later, and liked him more with his joke and service. Food was good. Thanks for letting us enjoy our early Valentine's day dinner.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was great, but the sound level is WAY too high that it is painful. The service was terrible. We had to ask to order anything. Our table of 4 took 3 hours for a simple sushi and ramen dinner. Unbelievably slow and terrible service. I would not recommend coming on a Saturday night as it's difficult to hear your own table's conversation.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The tv's playing the grammys kind of took the romance out of having a date.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

First off, it took forever for the server to appear at our table. She did not deliver one of the appetizers and erroneously entered our order (received a roll I didn’t order). It took approximately 25 mins to get our food.

Had to point out the errors on the bill.

With so many great sushi options in Chicago, one strike is all it takes for me to never go back...

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The sushi tasted very nice and the fish was of nice qualities. Good portion sizes as well. We had the restaurant week menu and everything was balanced well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

My go to sushi restaurant, haven't had a bad meal yet. Decent cocktail, beer, and wine selections, and a wide array of menu items. Love the electric eel roll.

Tags: Comfort Food, Spicy, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, People Watching, Fun, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This place was amazing!!! We went on NYE and they even had an early toast for the diners with free champagne. The food was awesome!!! We had the duck ramen, pork belly ramen, sizzling short ribs and the fried lobster maki. Everything was delicious and the server was amazing as well. We will be back!!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Always a great experience. Awesome service and phenomenal fish.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Attentive service without being overbearing. It was a very cold night, and our waitress offered us hot water immediately which was unexpected but a really nice touch. My boyfriend and I both brought it up randomly a few days after. Awesome ambiance; the music was great and at a volume where we could enjoy it, but we didn’t feel like we couldn’t hear each other. Everything we ordered was delicious. I highly recommend the steam buns.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

First time visitors. Very impressed, friendly staff. Enjoyed our date night.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My date and I️ were impressed with our food. Restaurant was a little loud and service was a little slow but not too bad for being busy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great service!

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vip
 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on October 1, 2017

First time at Enso. Enjoyed the food a lot - all the sushi was good and so were the pork buns...actually, they were phenomenal. Good prices compared to other similar sushi restaurants. Staff was friendly and quick.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We really enjoyed our dinner at Enso. Very good service and atmosphere. Highlights of the menu for us included: veggie gyoza, soft shell crab buns, pork belly fried rice and red tuna nigiri. Will definitely go back to try other items on the menu.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Appetizers are excellent, gotta try the tokyo nachos! Sushis are okay. Waiters are extremely nice and friendly! Cocktails are excellent! I had the japanese princess!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 29, 2017

The sushi is so fresh!! Great service. Really cool setting. Definitely coming back more often; it's so underrated!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Waiter was a good guy who gave good recommendations - will come back when we want sushi in wicker.

Tags: Casual, Live Sports
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 14, 2017

I went for a date/celebration and I would say we had a good time and enjoyed our food but I wouldn't rush back before trying something else. I would also say the service felt rushed. They got our food out quickly which was nice but also made it feel like they were trying to get us out the door.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Enso has a unique and wonderful variety of signature rolls, and completely raw rolls. Most of their rolls are very refreshing and perky and light. If you're the type of person who enjoys heavier rolls that usually feature some sort of fried elements, I think you'll feel a bit limited here. That being said I enjoy both and am never disappointed when I go to Enso. The staff is always very kind and extremely attentive which is always appreciated. I know they sport a pretty large cocktail menu, but don't skip out on the melon soda!! It's really quite delicious. I'd say my only complaint about this place is that because of its concave ceiling, the sound of other diners travels much more loudly than it does in a normal restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

We picked here for a girls night. Tables in the middle are better. Place is cosy, menu is satisfying. I may come again

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 19, 2017

All around great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Fresh ingredients, great flavor profiles and fun atmosphere. Definitely going back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Fast service and really friendly staff. Delicious food of course!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2017

We had a 5 course tasting menu during restaurant week. We tried about 8 different dishes and they were all excellent!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2016

They brought out food as it was ready, so my friends and I all got our meals at different points. By the time I received my sushi, my friend had already finished her dinner. Although there was a 15 minute discrepancy between the first and last meals' arrivals, the restaurant did not offer an apology, discount, complementary item, etc.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 2, 2016

The waitress came to the table and interrupted our conversation 10 times by asking us questions. After her questions, we could not remember what we were talking about.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Enso never disappoints! It great for a date night or friends' get-together and also takeout! The sushi is unique and creative but most importantly delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 29, 2016

Great restaurant for a special occasion! We celebrated my birthday and it was a perfect venue for the occasion.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2016

Fantastic place. After eating there more than once I have reached the conclusion that this restaurant has the best sushi in Chicago.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 28, 2016

Great restaurant, delicious sushi, friendly service

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2016

The sushi was delicious and the service was great. They were not very crowded for a Friday night, but that made it nice for easy conversation with the table. I definitely recommend Enso for a night out wth friends.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2016

good food- but $10 corkage fee for each bottle of wine!! ridiculous. service was subpar

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Fun, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 21, 2016

Lots of options on the menu. Great cocktail list and awesome atmosphere

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2016

Food was excellent, only complaint was that they now charge a $10 corkage fee for a bottle of wine that you bring in.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Good is great and honestly continues to get better each time I go (I've been there about 5 times). Service, however, is worse. They seem more concerned to get you in and out and nickel and dime you more than giving you a good experience. Server brought appetizers and entrees at the same time and then forgot about us when a bigger party came in. We had to wait so long to order dessert that we decided to leave. Also, previously when you told them you were there to celebrate an event or birthday they happily gave you a dessert and a verbal congratulation. This time they did none of that (not even said happy birthday to my husband even though they knew it was his birthday). They are losing those small touches very quickly. Their byob policy has changed. They now charge $10 tad a corkage fee for a bottle of wine. It seems that it is all really about the money. Too bad.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 8, 2016

I really like the dark dungeon ambience. It's really cool and unique. However when the place get's really pack, you would end up talking loud to your friends in order to hear each other. But anyways, the food was good and I would like to invite my friends here

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 11, 2016

i had heard good things about enso and finally decided to check it out on date night. its cramped and usually sitting next the the kitchen area isn't my first choice, but what an excellent experience. our waitress yoko was quite nice and even helped us get an off-menu item. very helpful in ordering and suggestions. id recommend it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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