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1514 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-4407
+1 847-864-4386
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good40%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi rolls” (5 reviews)
“rice” (3 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
1514 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-4407
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

I stopped into Kansaku for lunch and ordered a mixed tempura bento box. It came with miso soup, salad with home made Japanese dressing, California roll, vegetable koroke and rice. Everything was delicious. Service was quick and friendly. Lundh prices are pretty reasonable.

Thank Orso52
Reviewed June 14, 2018

Have dined here 10+ times - it's my regular spot for sushi in Evanston. Good fish quality and decent sake. Various nigiri and rolls have been tried, other entrees and appetizers on the menu are also good. Fiesta, scorpion, and kamikaze rolls have proven to...More

Thank Chris K
Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

It’s a quiet, pleasant atmosphere in downtown Evanston right by the rotary headquarters. A little pricey in my opinion, but then again I come from a small town and bigger cities tend to be more expensive anyway. That doesn’t take away from the quality of...More

Thank Elsa M
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Third time at Kansaku. Very good every time. Large selection of rolls. Interesting and varied tapas-style appetizers in addition to the sushi & sashimi. Nice selection of sake, Japanese beer, and Japanese whisky. Also a good selection of wine, other liquors, and specialty cocktails. Will...More

Thank KentM959
Reviewed December 27, 2017

Staff was excellent and very patient on a holiday evening. Taro chips are too flimsy to scoop Poke, but if that is the worst thing one can say, we are doing well. Everything was good, and we will be back.

Thank RaymondAsher
Reviewed November 13, 2017

Amazing food and their lychee martini is STELLAR! The location is a little pricy (I paid $100 for 1 alcoholic beverage, 4 sushi rolls and tip), but worth the expense. Would recommend for a date night and would certainly come back (especially for that martini)....More

Thank Sami M
Reviewed November 9, 2017

Great atmosphere, Great food, and Great service! What more is there! During the summer they have tables on the sidewalk outside.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed August 8, 2017

This is a great restaurant. It is small and attractive, nice but casual enough, a go to place for birthday or special occasion in my family. The sushi rolls are unusual and many are spectacular. The desserts are also great.

Thank pianoshrink1
Reviewed May 29, 2017

A wonderful Japanese restaurant that serves sushi and tempura to savor! We have always been leery of sushi but know this restaurant if of top quality. The sushi is the freshest around and is rolled at an open prep counter.

Thank Carehb
Reviewed March 2, 2017

While I only ordered take out, it was so good I wanted to comment. Very fresh and priced right for what you get. I ordered a variety of sushi and all were great. I will definitely go back.

Thank kurtlittle15
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $31
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1514 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-4407
  • Public Transportation: Purple line at Davis.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: +1 847-864-4386
  • E-mail
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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