Enso Sushi & Bar

4.6
185 reviews
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$30 and under
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Sushi
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Authentic

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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Sushi, Japanese, Asian
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Sunday: Noon - 4:00pm

Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(773) 878-8998
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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.
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Cross street
N Damen Ave and W North Ave
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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
What 185 People Are Saying
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LW
Chicago
2 reviews
3.0Dined 4 days ago
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.

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M
Chicago
2 reviews
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enso was great! Excellent food, excellent service.

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SC
Chicago
1 review
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure dining at Enso.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food quality. Highly recommend.

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Chicago
1 review
5.0Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!! Will definitely be back!

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Chicago
2 reviews
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

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

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OV
Los Angeles
7 reviews
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent cuisine. The pork belly app was incredible. Great sushi selection. Cool vibe.

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EG
Richmond
5 reviews
5.0Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Creative variations on sushi, good service, and a great location. I’ll visit again.

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Kansas City
3 reviews
5.0Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sushi and date spot!!

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JR
Chicago
145 reviews
1.0Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This was our second time at Enso, but likely the last. We literally couldn't get service. Lots of staff running around, but none of them would stop by our table. We went to the bar to order a drink, but even that didn't get much response. We eventually left. Not at all sure why a restaurant would treat customers this way.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
5.0Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious! Cool atmosphere, little too pricey.

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M
Chicago
4 reviews
3.0Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Was slightly disappointed with the pork belly bun. The bun tasted like it was over-microwaved and was hard to bite into (not soft at all). The pork inside was amazing.. I wished it compared to the bun. The sushi was very good and fresh but slightly overpriced. I wish the booths had cushions because its very stiff and not very comfortable, I had to switch to a table that had cushioned chairs.

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OT
Chicago
9 reviews
2.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

This restaurant lost its touch, they used to be great when opened.

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DW
Minneapolis
1 review
3.0Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The staff was decent As they forgot one of our rolls. There were tv’s everywhere which I found to cheapen the experience and was not expected as the picture of the interior did not show any TVs. Over all the sushi was good and the service was good but not worth a return visit in my opinion. The music was very enjoyable.

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LT
Chicago
7 reviews
5.0Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed ourselves...

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OT
Chicago
10 reviews
5.0Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Sunday night around 6:30 it was quiet which was nice for conversation. Sizzling rib app was tasty. Pork belly buns a must. Loved Mad House and Romper rolls. Kimchi and pork belly rice and soup good. Soup needed to add a bit more ingredients. Topped off dinner with chocolate lava cake which comes with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. Wonderful. Service was gracious and exceptional!! Will be back.

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MM
Chicago
1 review
4.0Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good. Food. Yun

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New England
2 reviews
5.0Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there on Sunday afternoon so the place was kinda empty. The service was super friendly though. I've ordered a drink called Despacito and it was really refreshing. We haven't tried any appetizers. We just ordered maki rolls. All of them were really delicious! Especially Mad House one which was recommended by our super friendly server. I would definitely go there again.

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Chicago
3 reviews
5.0Dined on February 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The first server was okay. We couldn't see her that often. We had another server later, and liked him more with his joke and service. Food was good. Thanks for letting us enjoy our early Valentine's day dinner.

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Indiana
4 reviews
1.0Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Food was great, but the sound level is WAY too high that it is painful. The service was terrible. We had to ask to order anything. Our table of 4 took 3 hours for a simple sushi and ramen dinner. Unbelievably slow and terrible service. I would not recommend coming on a Saturday night as it's difficult to hear your own table's conversation.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
4.0Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The tv's playing the grammys kind of took the romance out of having a date.

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M
Chicago
1 review
2.0Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

First off, it took forever for the server to appear at our table. She did not deliver one of the appetizers and erroneously entered our order (received a roll I didn’t order). It took approximately 25 mins to get our food.

Had to point out the errors on the bill.

With so many great sushi options in Chicago, one strike is all it takes for me to never go back...

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JL
Chicago
3 reviews
4.0Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The sushi tasted very nice and the fish was of nice qualities. Good portion sizes as well. We had the restaurant week menu and everything was balanced well.

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N
Chicago
1 review
5.0Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go to sushi restaurant, haven't had a bad meal yet. Decent cocktail, beer, and wine selections, and a wide array of menu items. Love the electric eel roll.

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Chicago
1 review
5.0Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing!!! We went on NYE and they even had an early toast for the diners with free champagne. The food was awesome!!! We had the duck ramen, pork belly ramen, sizzling short ribs and the fried lobster maki. Everything was delicious and the server was amazing as well. We will be back!!!

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KE
Jackson Hole
22 reviews
5.0Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great experience. Awesome service and phenomenal fish.

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Chicago
1 review
5.0Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive service without being overbearing. It was a very cold night, and our waitress offered us hot water immediately which was unexpected but a really nice touch. My boyfriend and I both brought it up randomly a few days after. Awesome ambiance; the music was great and at a volume where we could enjoy it, but we didn’t feel like we couldn’t hear each other. Everything we ordered was delicious. I highly recommend the steam buns.

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Chicago
1 review
5.0Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visitors. Very impressed, friendly staff. Enjoyed our date night.

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Chicago
4 reviews
5.0Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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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New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on October 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service!

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KE
Jackson Hole
22 reviews
5.0Dined on October 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
6 reviews
4.0Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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Chicago
9 reviews
5.0Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
1 review
5.0Dined on May 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sushi is so fresh!! Great service. Really cool setting. Definitely coming back more often; it's so underrated!

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RL
Chicago
2 reviews
5.0Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Waiter was a good guy who gave good recommendations - will come back when we want sushi in wicker.

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Minneapolis
2 reviews
3.0Dined on April 14, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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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A
Chicago
4 reviews
5.0Dined on April 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
3 reviews
4.0Dined on April 1, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We picked here for a girls night. Tables in the middle are better. Place is cosy, menu is satisfying. I may come again

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K
Chicago
12 reviews
5.0Dined on February 19, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

All around great.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
5.0Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh ingredients, great flavor profiles and fun atmosphere. Definitely going back!

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