Enso Sushi & Bar

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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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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

l
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

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.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Go to sushi place for casual night out

T
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite lunch spot!

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e
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

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.

M
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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.

OT
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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

B
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JO
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

EK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JO
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service excellent & very friendly. Food delish!

OT
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

M
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 1

Service was not great but the sushi was delicious

PW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

G
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

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

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

PE
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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!

L
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

NF
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went during restaurant week. Food was amazing!! Spicy miso soup was perfect during the polar vortex. I loved the pork belly bao. The waiters were very friendly and prompt. Will definitely be coming back.

KC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We attended during restaurant week. Our waitress was extremely friendly and spent the time to listen to our tables debate. The restaurant was very busy but my table agreed the meal ease beyond the deal and was the best sushi we had had in quite some time

AS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, service and sake menu. Their signatures roles are creative and delicious. The sake menu is extensive and has options at all price points. Robert our server was super too!

q
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, service was awesome...I just don’t know why their bench style seating is so cramped! I barely had room to breathe

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious food!

f
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enso had absolutely incredible sushi options. My mom said it was the best she ever had.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding, we went there on a whim and could not have left happier. The server was very kind and helped suggest some of the best rolls they have. Would definitely invite more people to join us next time.

l
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Waiter was very rude. There was a hair inside a sushi roll. The waiter took it to chef and to manager. They deducted is was mine. Completely different hair and how i'd get it rolled in the sushi is ridiculous. They realized that and took it off my bill. I appreciate this but i'm not going back. Too many other good sushi places to go to.

TB
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Literally my favorite sushi restaurant in the city, if not one of my favorite restaurants altogether. The whole team is great and happy to accommodate. Sushi always tastes fresh. And let’s be honest, the dopest music as well. Must try.

LW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

It’s just far too loud. There needs to be something done to bring the noise down so that you can have a conversation with your dinner companion.

M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enso was great! Excellent food, excellent service.

SC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure dining at Enso.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food quality. Highly recommend.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!! Will definitely be back!

AB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Love this place!! The romper & summer rolls are delish.

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