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1514 N. Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 864-4386
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Ranked #19 of 232 Restaurants in Evanston
Price range: $30 - $31
Mon - Fri 4:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Grove
Transit: Purple line at Davis.
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.
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
16 helpful votes 16 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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198 reviews 198 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Top Contributor
245 reviews 245 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Very fresh sushi and a wide variety of rolls, many of them providing a unique twist on the classics. A bonus is the wide variety of sakes and a wait staff that provides expert advice on their different attributes.

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Additional Information about Kansaku

Address: 1514 N. Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201
Phone Number: (847) 864-4386
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Monday 4:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Friday 4:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 31
Cuisine: Japanese

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