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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.
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
N Damen Ave and W North Ave
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Train: Damen-O'Hare Blue Line
Bus: 50 - Damen, 56 - Milwaukee, 72 - North
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Enso Sushi & Bar Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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...
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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