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Enso Sushi & Bar

4.7
4.7
291 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi
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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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (773) 878-8998

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, LGBTQ+, Women

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a unique space for any occasion. Our interior will put your guests at ease and comfort with ultra-cushioned seats and booths. A full bar can be customized with various menu options to suit your needs.

  • Private party contact

    Marita Tantivirasut: (773) 878-8998

  • Neighborhood

    Bucktown / Wicker Park

  • Cross street

    N Damen Ave and W North Ave

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Train: Damen-O'Hare Blue Line<br />Bus: 50 - Damen, 56 - Milwaukee, 72 - North

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 291 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. LH

    LindaH

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy but lively neighborhood spot with excellent food and cocktails. Very pleasant waitstaff, really warm ambiance —and reasonably priced, too.
  2. SG

    SoniaG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, quick & friendly service. Ambience was dark and hip, had a gucci fashion show playing on a projector. Comfortable and fun overall. 10/10 would recommend!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Food Was A 10 Out Of 10.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Probably sat for 15 minutes before server came. Food was just ok, nothing spectacular. There are better options for sure.
  5. TH

    TatianaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! The food was delicious and the customer service was great as well.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Ate here after the Chicago marathon as a treat with the intention of stuffing myself silly with sushi. They like many others were struggling with employees. Our server was new. But she was so sweet. She didn't understand us and ordered two appetizers when we only wanted one, and we still got charged for both. The food was very good. The ambience was perfect for the quiet, chill night I wanted.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The inside was beautiful! The food was pretty good, too! I enjoyed the peach sake I got it.
  8. N

    Nidiahxoxo

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends and I really liked this place. The food and drinks were really good! I was surprised with a happy birthday dessert at the end . A really pleasant dinning experience .
  9. SC

    SCOTTT

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The only choice for sushi in the Wicker Park/Bucktown neighborhood!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really good food!
  11. JR

    JackieR

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Service was poor, very slow upon greeting, waiting for our table to be cleaned off to having someone acknowledge us and taking our order. Food was good with what we ordered. I would definitely consider eating here again, maybe take out. Music was way too loud, unless you were screaming at your table to talk, there was no chance in having a decent dinner conversation.

    Enso Sushi & BarResponded on August 24, 2022Hi Jackie thank you for dining with us and we apologize for not meeting your expectations. We've reached out to our front of house team to discuss your feedback and how we can ensure we are greeting and taking orders from tables faster. We'll also raise your concerns regarding the music and ensure volumes are at an appropriate level! If you have any additional feedback, please email us in the details given in the private message.

  12. CP

    ChrisP

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Very good food, nice little place. Great cocktails. Service was very slow. We were sat for 30 minutes before we were greeted by the server. Drinks came 20 minutes after that. I’m assuming they were short staffed, I think the servers were doing the best they could.
  13. KM

    KellyM

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great sushi and cocktails. Pork belly wontons were great too!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food, Fast Service, Good Drinks & Comfortable Seating. I Took Someone Here On A Date, We Highly Recommend The Chicken Buns They Were My Favorite.
  15. PK

    PaulK

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Come here all the time. Line of Beauty and Romper rolls are so good
  16. IW

    IzabellaW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great sushi and amazing service. The sushi was delicious and our waitress was so helpful.
  17. a

    ameshimi

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enso is one of my favorite local sushi spots. The service, food, and drinks are excellent!
  18. b

    brewdrown

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun time! We were there around 4:00 on a Sunday so it was pretty quiet, but would definitely come back.
  19. KT

    KristiT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the service and menu options. It was delicious! Wish the bathrooms had been a bit cleaner!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Seemed to be understaffed. But service was slow, was a struggle to get just about everything: utensils, water, drinks, our order in, receiving our order… food also wasn’t the best. Bummer but pretty disappointing overall.

    Enso Sushi & BarResponded on May 24, 2022Hello and thank you for dining with us! We apologize for not meeting your expectations when dining with us - while we were understaffed that night; this should not be an excuse for your experience. We're circling back with our front of house team to ensure we are talking through steps to improve on your dining experience. If you have any additional feedback, please email us!

  21. H

    Hisharel

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    We had a table for 4 at 6 pm on a Sunday. Restaurant was busy but not filled to capacity, about 3/4 full at that time. One waitress and a helper for entire restaurant and unfortunately she was also the hostess and the carry out person. Table service very slow and disorganized. Had to ask for everything a few times and be persistent. THe food was great but expensive, signature rolls $19-$22 each , but the service from entry to exit made it an experience we wont go back for.

    Enso Sushi & BarResponded on May 31, 2022Hello and thank you for dining with us! We apologize for not meeting your expectations when dining with us - while we were understaffed that night; this should not be an excuse for your experience. We apologize for providing you with an off-night, typically we have 2 to 3 servers working each shift. We'll send over a note to our back of house team regarding your experience with our food. Thank you!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drink was very good. The service that we had was funny.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Got to the restaurant after making a reservation. We were giving probably the worst table there next to the hostess stand with a printer blowing hot air at the table, phone constantly ringing, right next to the entrance, and (this isn’t necessarily the restaurant’s) next to a loud child. When we asked if he could sit elsewhere, the hostess basically said “this is your table,” no attempt to look around to see if any tables were close to finishing up, checking the floor, asking waiters if perhaps a table might open soon, nothing. So we left. Walking back to our cars two later after having a wonderful dinner elsewhere, the same table we were offered was still empty because it’s a $hit location for a table. Not bothering to ever go here again.

    Enso Sushi & BarResponded on May 4, 2022Hello - thank you for your feedback on our seating chart. Unfortunately, Enso was fully booked on the night of your visit, and this may have caused us some difficulty in accommodating your request to be re-sat. We've sent a note to our general manager to re-take a look at the seating chart and ensure all our tables have the most optimal guest experience. We apologize for not being able to serve you that night. Please send us an email if you have any additional feedback!

  24. CL

    CourtneyL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service and nigiri cuts were very good. The kitchen was out of multiple items but what we did have was good.
  25. QM

    QuintinM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Nice cozy setting. Rolls are big. Sake is good fast service
  26. GP

    GPlsn

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience1
    Overall, I liked Enso. The sushi ingredients were high quality and the meal tasted great. The high ceiling made the other diners' voices and the loud music echo. At times I struggled to hear my date sitting across from me. We ordered one roll that came in five pieces that were large, which made it difficult to eat with chopsticks. Overall, a good experience, but a bit overpriced.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was very busy but food was great and service was kind and well done!
  28. HG

    HenryG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The food was ok but the service was unacceptable. There was a large party in the back of the dining room that we felt that took priority over our table. Our drinks did not arrive for 20 minutes after they were ordered and our appetizer arrived at the same time as our main entree. We also found that the regular maki rolls were superior to the signature ones which cost more. Even for a busy Saturday night, I expected a lot more based on the reviews and probably will not return.

    Enso Sushi & BarResponded on April 13, 2022Hi Henry - thank you for dining with us and we apologize for not meeting your expectations. This is definetly not the experience we're looking for. Enso is currently understaffed; while this is not an excuse for your experience, we are actively recruiting more staff to ensure we can provide our guests the most optimal experience. Would you be able to provide us further feedback on your experience with the sushi? Feel free to email us

  29. AV

    AnnieV

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Never have I walked into a restaurant with a reservation, been ignored for 20min before the host acknowledged us. As we walked out to grab an uber back home, the host ran outside to ask us to come back in as our table would be ready soon. Once we walked back in, she then ignored us for yet another 20min till we finally walked out. Glad we paid $40 in ubers total to be ignored for 40min. I’m in the industry and understand times are difficult with staffing but this was beyond unacceptable.

    Enso Sushi & BarResponded on April 13, 2022Annie - this is definetly not the experience we want to provide and we trully apologize for your experience. If you could send us an email - we'd like to make this right. Thank you!

  30. L

    Leveh

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    No one willing to address us when we arrived in time for our reservation. When being seated no one would help clean up a puddle that was in one of the benches. They kept asking us to sit and we kept trying to explain that there was water and they weren’t helpful to remedy this. The server did the best her could but the fact that they were understaffed and overworked was very apparent. The sushi rolls were also very small. The mushroom buns didn’t taste much like anything and we’re very disappointing. The ramen pad Thai was delicious along with the sushi we got.

    Enso Sushi & BarResponded on April 13, 2022Hi Leveh and thank you for dining with us. This is definetly not the experience we are aiming for when you give us a visit. We have reached out to our front of house team to share this feedback. We are also actively recruiting additional team members to allow us to improve on your experience. Thank you so much for your feedback regarding the Pad Thai. We've reached out to our kitchen regarding the mushroom buns. If you have any additional feedback, please email us!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been going here for years, great food great atmosphere
  32. SA

    ShirinA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and ambiance was really fun for a double date
  33. NP

    NealP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cocktails were great, service was friendly and prompt. The ambiance was perfect for a date night. Would recommend the lychee drinks.
  34. JM

    JaneM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Was ok- we did the restaurant week menu. $55 per person and prolly wasn’t the way to go. Food was ok but don’t think we will be back

    Enso Sushi & BarResponded on March 29, 2022Thanks for the feedback Jane and we apologize for not meeting your expectations. We'd like to understand, in more detail, what went wrong with your meal in order to provide a better experience moving forward. Please send us an email if you have any additional details to share!

  35. SK

    SherryK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, and great atmosphere. We will definitely go there again.
  36. d

    dori

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great...drinks were great...service was great. Looking forward to going back!
  37. b

    blgray317

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Item prices were much more expensive than listed on the QR code menu. Otherwise good flavor and vibe.
  38. MP

    MichP

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Slow service even though we were the only people in the restaurant. Everything else was good.
  39. PK

    PaulinaK

    Central Texas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sooooo good. Best sushi I had in the city! Everything is so fresh including the fish- I thought I was in Tulum! You HAVE to order the ceviche!
  40. J

    Justokay

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    Ambiance could be better if lighting was dimmed a bit. It felt like a bright lit office.

    Enso Sushi & BarResponded on January 18, 2022Hello! Thank you for your feedback and we apologize for not meeting your expectations on your visit - we'll bring this up to our staff meeting later today to ensure we're giving you a better ambiance on your next visit!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Enso Sushi & Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Enso Sushi & Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 291 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Enso Sushi & Bar

1613 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647-5507

Additional information

  • Cross street

    N Damen Ave and W North Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Bucktown / Wicker Park

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Train: Damen-O'Hare Blue LineBus: 50 - Damen, 56 - Milwaukee, 72 - North

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, LGBTQ+, Women

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (773) 878-8998

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a unique space for any occasion. Our interior will put your guests at ease and comfort with ultra-cushioned seats and booths. A full bar can be customized with various menu options to suit your needs.

  • Private party contact

    Marita Tantivirasut: (773) 878-8998

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