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1514 N. Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201 (Grove)
Purple line at Davis.
(847) 864-4386
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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, Reservations, Waitstaff
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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  • 17
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 1
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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
Very good sushi fusion

We must like it, since we have been a few times. It is a nicer upscale eatery that is still accessible for those who prefer casual as I do. Service was beyond excellent and the food was fresh and well presented. It is a bit pricey if your tend to go overboard as I do. Will definitely go again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
JaimeUSA
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Chicago
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Chicago
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We must like it, since we have been a few times. It is a nicer upscale eatery that is still accessible for those who prefer casual as I do. Service was beyond excellent and the food was fresh and well presented. It is a bit pricey if your tend to go overboard as I do. Will definitely go again.

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Thank JaimeUSA
Evanston, Illinois
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Such a nice place to eat. The first time I went I wasn't overly impressed, but in the last two years it has rocked every time. The selection is great and the service is prompt. Also good drinks. A very nice place to get your sushi on!

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Thank jeanc112
Big Bear City, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

The best meal we had while in the chicago area. I had the salmon and it was cooked to perfection. The plating was beautiful, the service was excellent and the outside patio seating was very nice. I would definitely recommend this charming restaurant and, if in the area again, I would go back. A+

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Thank Melinda B
Boulder, Colorado
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135 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

I'm in Evanston to pick up a couple shots of two sculptures at the post office for a documentary. I stopped here for lunch since it is close to the post office and the Davis Street Metra stop. My usual is the tempura udon soup. This was particularly good and had good presentation. For $10 it comes with miso soup... More 

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Thank AlanDOHashi
Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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Thank Dnb1234
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank Ruth S
chicago
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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Thank annlan
Chicago
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245 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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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Thank Tangobangomango
Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank mariagP7907JB
Fort Collins, Colorado
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77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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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, Asian, 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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