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1514 N. Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201 (Grove)
Purple line at Davis.
(847) 864-4386
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner
Description: Whether you seek familiar sushi preparations, traditional Japanese cooking...
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 decor and knowledgeable service will provide you and your guests a dining experience that is both entirely satisfying and highly memorable.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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LOVE their creative rolls with clever names. They're enough for lunch, with a bowl of miso soup and are beautifully "crafted" as well as delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2014
Ruth S
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I went with my family and we ordered sushi, sashimi and cooked salmon over rice. The sashimi and cooked salmon over rice were average but not as gross as the sushi was. We ordered salmon and tuna rolls as well as the lollipop roll. The salmon sushi was INEDIBLE. Several of the salmon rolls were dark unlike the bright orange... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

LOVE their creative rolls with clever names. They're enough for lunch, with a bowl of miso soup and are beautifully "crafted" as well as delicious.

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chicago
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We go here a couple of times a month for the salmon teriyaki and the chicken teriyaki.They are both excellent.The prices are reasonable and the waitstaff is super.Not sushi eaters so cant comment on that.Also $5 cocktails on mon and tue(they use top shelf booze)Salmon is always perfectly cooked and fresh and my husband likes to spice up the chicken.Nice... More 

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Chicago
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94 reviews 94 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

This is a great Japanese restaurant to go to if you are wanting sushi or sashimi. Their selection is great and the quality is great. If you want other Japanese choices, the menu is somewhat limited. I had sashimi so I was very happy. My companions had other entrees, which were good; there just aren't many to choose from. (For... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Love the freshness and ambiance. I'm usually not a huge sushi fan; however they changed my mind! Wonderful server who remembered everything! Best food ever!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a pretty high end sushi restaurant so the rolls and individual pieces are relatively expensive. However, the quality of the fish is very good, the service is always pretty good, and the menu items are unique and delicious every time.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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281 reviews 281 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I recently had a lovely dinner here with family. It's not too hard to find street parking nearby, and it's near the purple line, so never fear if you're coming from Chicago - the trek isn't too daunting! The restaurant has a classy but casual vibe, very zen. I had a glass of wine, and a seaweed salad, edamame to... More 

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Lenexa
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305 reviews 305 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We ate here in early March 2014 and had several of the deluxe rolls. They were delicious albeit somewhat pricey. We also had a tempura appetizer and it was some of the best tempura I've ever had. The varieties and combinations on the various rolls were a little unusual and that's why it only gets 4 stars instead of 5.... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

This place is DEFINITELY the best sushi restaurant in Evanston and in my opinion, one of the best sushi places in all of the Chicago-land area! Two of my favorite rolls are the Shiroi roll (which has garlic in it) and the scorpion roll (which is pretty spicy). They of course have many other excellent rolls to choose from as... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This charming Japanese restaurant is a favorite of ours in Evanston. The food is immaculately presented, accurately described and always delicious. The staff are knowledgeable and attentive and it is a great venue for a group to share a convivial meal. The good selection for vegetarians is a bonus.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1514 N. Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201
    (Grove)
  • Public Transportation: Purple line at Davis.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: (847) 864-4386

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 31
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

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 decor and knowledgeable service will provide you and your guests a dining experience that is both entirely satisfying and highly memorable.
Open Hours
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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