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About Kansaku

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.

1514 N. Sherman Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese

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

Cross Street:
Grove

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 864-4386

Website:
http://www.kansakusushi.com/

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

Parking Details:
There are street parking and public parking lot across the street after 5 p.m. and free on Sunday.

Public Transit:
Purple line at Davis.

Executive Chef:
Joon Kim

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.

Private Party Contact:
Yoon: (224) 406-5755

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Kansaku Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (8)
Authentic (7)
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Special Occasion (6)
Healthy (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Romantic (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Cozy (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Spicy (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 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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 (Chicago)·Dined 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 !

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Bar Seating, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We love Kansaku and always have the best experience!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Nice Japanese.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 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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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined 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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 (Orlando)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Excellent sushi and very creative maki rolls.

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 (Dallas)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 25, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 1, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Food and drinks were excellent

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 2, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined 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!).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Casual, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 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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 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 23, 2017

As first time diners, my date and I were very impressed by the quality of the food and the creative combination of ingredients. Fresh seafood. Excellent sushi and sashimi. We will definitely return to try more things on this menu.

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 19, 2017

A favorite restaurant that we return to frequently.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Nice place actually but the sushi taste was not like I expect. It's taste like 5$ sushi, as a sushi lover I am disappointing. Never come back to this place

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Found it to be overpriced for the quality of the fish. We were disappointed. I don't recommend this place.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 12, 2017

The food was outstanding. The scorpion roll was our favorite. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for quality sushi in Evanston .

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We went for Valentines Day, and had a memorable night.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 13, 2017

My wife and I have been coming here for years and the sushi has always been great! It taste so fresh and they have so very unique rolls. They recently remodeled which has given the place a very modern lounge type of feel. The drinks are good, nothing to scream about though. Highly recommended place for anyone who likes sushi! Lastly, the service has always been very good with no major complaints to give!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2017

A perfect spot to celebrate birthdays. Food was fresh and fabulous and the Staff was wonderful and service great !

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Vegan, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2017

We booked a table at Kansaku for my wife's birthday. The service was excellent, attentive, friendly, but not fawning. Though we had a mix of Sushi/Sashimi lovers and those who preferred more conventional dishes (by American standards), we found the menu to be broad enough to satisfy everyone's wants. The food was marvelously fresh and very well prepared and presented. There are great options for both the spicy food lovers and those who have somewhat more delicate palettes. The wine/beer /cocktail menu had something for everyone. The décor was tasteful and comfortable. All in all, I would highly recommend Kansaku for couples, friends, and even the single diner. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Spicy
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