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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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4.3

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4.1

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Moderate

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 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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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great service!

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vip
 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on October 2, 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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 (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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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 30, 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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 (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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 (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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 29, 2016

Love Enso! The pork belly appetizer was so good that my husband and I ordered two! Yummy sushi, friendly and fun servers, and such a vibrant atmosphere. Good mix of people too...families, groups of friends, dates,etc. It has become our go to sushi place for date night.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 28, 2016

The crouching Tiger roll was fantastic.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 4, 2016

Service was fantastic, people were lovely but the food was just okay.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 2, 2016

I have been coming to Enso Sushi for quite a while now with friends and family. And every time we have had a great experience. The food is great and so are the drinks and service. Also the ambiance is very relaxed and cozy, and the choice of background music is perfect. I have recommended this place to many people.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 27, 2016

Sushi is really fresh and tastes great. They don't use a ton of rice like most places, so the flavors are really pronounced. The decor and ambiance is really nice too, a cross of modern and rustic touches.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 22, 2016

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful experience at Enso. The staples of any sushi restaurant - standard selections of maki - were excellent, and the special rolls were outstanding. Our waitress was spot-on with her suggestions. I don't know about all the cocktails, but I had the daring-looking one with sriracha and it was excellent (though may have overpowered the food if I hadn't downed it before it showed up.) An excellent find!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 12, 2016

Initial waiter was had an attitude. Later wait staff was better.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 7, 2016

I have been to Enso several times with friends and family, and the experience was great every time. Its a excelllent place for sushi and the service is outstanding. Great ambiance and perfect choice of background music. And I have already recomended this place to friends. Thanks guys.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 7, 2016

The nachos are amazing. Definitely get them every time I go.

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on April 3, 2016

Don't like the sashimi. It does not taste good

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 2, 2016

Never disappointed here!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 27, 2016

The salmon they have is very fatty and very fresh.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 25, 2016

We live in the neighborhood so decided to give it a try. The decor is nice, BUT there are flat screen TV's everywhere. Not just at the bar, but all over the restaurant, and some sort of sports playoff games were playing. I could see this place having a cool vibe if not for all of the TVs. I get that people want to see playoff games, but they're generally not the same people going for sushi on game night. The appetizers and entrees sounded more interesting than they tasted, but the rolls were amazing. I'd definitely give it another try and stick with rolls.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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