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Kansaku

4.6
315 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Healthy
  • Casual
Whether you seek familiar sushi preparations, traditional Japanese cooking or unique and innovative contemporary cuisine that blends Asian and Western cooking styles, Kansaku's seasonal cuisine, comfortable décor and knowledgeable service will provide you and your guests a dining experience that is both entirely satisfying and highly memorable.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese
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Hours of operation
Business Hours: Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm; Lunch Special: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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Phone number
(847) 864-4386
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Joon Kim
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Private party facilities
Have your parties such as bridal shower, baby shower, or corporate meeting, and birthday party at Kansaku.
We can help you to celebrate and make wonderful memories on your special days. We recommend you to make a reservation about a week prior to the events.
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Private party contact
Yoon: (224) 406-5755
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Catering
You can customize your own catering to match your budget and the number of people.
Our three simple catering packages are below. You can pick your favorite sushi in all packages

Kansaku Tradition ($100): Kansaku traditional rolls. (About 100 pcs)
Kansaku Signature ($200): Kansaku Signature rolls. (About 150 pcs)
Kansaku Supreme ($300): Nigiri (About 100 pcs) includes Sea Urchin and Sweet Shrimp.
You can also mix and match in between packages to create and fulfill your catering needs. We do off-site catering
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Grove
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Parking details
There are street parking and public parking lot across the street after 5 p.m. and free on Sunday.
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Public transit
Purple line at Davis.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 315 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Service was attentive, food was delicious. We started with vegetable goyoza which was great. The maki rolls were very good, as was the vegetable udon noodles with tofu. We'll definitely be back!

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

My mom and I went there after a concert for both Mother’s Day and my birthday.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Wonderful dinner with friends. We had an assortment of appetizers — Tuna Poke, Calamari and Gyoza — followed by dinner choices — Chicken Teriyaki, Salmon Teriyaki and two Maki rolls, Kamikaze and Spicy Crunch. Everything was delicious! Love this place!

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Kansaku is a reliably good neighborhood place in downtown Evanston. The food is delicious, consistent and reasonably priced, the atmosphere is pleasant and the service good. A great place for a weekday dinner. Also specials on wine on Wednesday - I had a decent chardonnay for $5.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great job!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Kansaku is a fantastic restaurant, combining American-style Japanese food (rolls, etc) with some of the best sushi this side of the Tokyo Fish Market! Service is excellent and attentive, the sake selection is solid, and the desserts are also very good. Great location in downtown Evanston, as well.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great Service. Better sushi. Perfect atmosphere.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Reservations not handled very well. Got there for a 7:30 PM and was not seated till 7:50.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Kansaku is terrific!! The room is modern and tasteful in design, and as on our Saturday night dinner, with every table full, we could have a conversation among our 6. The elaborate menu delivers from sushi to cooked Japanese items with well thought through Bento Box options. Throughout, service is pleasant and professional. Wine options cover the globe and beer and sake menus complement the cuisine.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Waitress was excellent & had great attitude while memorizing our order perfectly

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Looking for sushi in Evanston and it was very good. Nice, quiet, relaxing.

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4.0Dined on January 31, 2018

A very relaxed atmosphere with attentive service and a high quality broad menu. I started with their Green Tea and it helped set the mood.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

as always this place rocks - have been going there for years and NEVER had a bad meal

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

We love the food at Kansaku, which keeps us coming back. In addition, service is always friendly and the place is small and quiet allowing friends to converse.

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Third time at Kansaku. Very good every time. Large selection of rolls. Interesting and varied tapas-style appetizers in addition to the sushi & sashimi. Nice selection of sake, Japanese beer, and Japanese whisky. Also a good selection of wine, other liquors, and specialty cocktails. Will have to try the sushi bar next time !

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We love Kansaku and always have the best experience!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We have enjoyed coming to Kansaku for years. We eat here at least once a week. The sushi is amazing, drinks are fantastic, very quiet. Perfect for date night, or a nice healthy dinner with quality ingredients if you don't want to cook dinner.

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

We have been there many times and it is the best Japanese food in many miles.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Very nice atmosphere, somewhat quiet but not too quiet. Rolls are really large, fresh and yummy! Prices were fair for all the food you get.

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4.0Dined on November 25, 2017

A warm greeting, a lovely, bright modern space and the freshest of ingredients from a varied menu of Japanese and Asian specialties elevate Kansaku to a high rating. Service was attentive, professional and at a high standard. A nice wine list complements the menu. We;ll be back.

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4.0Dined on November 22, 2017

Great place with friendly staff and delicious food. Truly enjoyed our visit. This place has interesting sakes and beers from Japan. Definitely will be back!!!

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Nice Japanese.

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2017

A delightful dining experience, the food was delicious and well presented. The service was friendly, courteous and efficient. We can rely on Kansaku for excellent Japanese fare.

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3.0Dined on October 8, 2017

The service was extremely slow. We had Togo find our waitress on three separate occasions. They were clearly understaffed.

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Dinner was great. Will definitely go back and recommend to others!!

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3.0Dined on September 27, 2017

Great sushi. Very nice restaurant. Service was a bit slow, saw only one girl serving all of the tables that day, maybe it was bad luck and she didn't have help. But overall a good place to eat, would be back for sure.

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Very nice visit--our server was friendly and attentive, the food was great, and it wasn't too crowded or loud on a Saturday night.

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Excellent sushi and very creative maki rolls.

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4.0Dined on September 1, 2017

We had the salmon Bento box and shared it. It was more than enough for two and every type of food was delicious especially the salmon and very reasonable. Service was great.

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2017

Delicious food! Great ambience, I was impressed with the quality of the sushi

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2017

Delicious food, trendy atmosphere, always a great meal and service here.

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4.0Dined on August 12, 2017

Had never been here before and booked it on a lark. Was a very pleasant surprise. Delicious and very fresh fish and sushi. Waitress was also very helpful.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2017

Good food in a quiet comfortable setting adds up to a fine experience. We enjoy coming and have not been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2017

Fresh food, excellent service, nice decor and reasonable prices. Recommend!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2017

Chose this nearby favorite to meet my brother who lives in California and is a discerning foodie. West Coast sushi is hard to beat! Most often, the sushi here pales in comparison. Fake crab, anyone? Not here! My bro really enjoyed the meal, as did I. #sushisnobs

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2017

Food and drinks were excellent

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2017

Hannah is terrific! She is thoughtful and remembers everything from prior visits.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2017

Best sushi in Evanston! Excellent selection of rolls and made to perfection. Generous portions and very tasty options. Kansaku offers a comfortable and (relatively) quiet ambiance and a friendly staff. Dinner plates are also delicious (sea bass is recommended!).

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Enjoyed our dinner at Kansaku: great appetizers (poke and tuna tartare were excellent) and good maki rolls. Service was quick and everyone was nice and friendly

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2017

Kansaku is realiably good food attractively served. Our waitress was delightful. We had a wonderful and delicious evening celebrating a friend's special birthday.

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