Nameless Bucktown sushi bar now called Enso

Results of restaurant's naming contest released

  • Maki at Enso
Maki at Enso (Courtesy of Enso )
October 08, 2012|By Lisa Arnett, @redeyeeats

Some restaurants open without a liquor license, or without signage. When Bucktown's latest sushi restaurant opened its doors at 1613 N. Damen Ave. on Aug. 28, it did so without a name.

Instead of debuting with its identity already set in stone, the restaurant launched a contest asking customers to submit their ideas for a name. Chicagoan Lindsay Krupa's entry, "Enso," was selected as the winning name.

"[Enso] means 'circle' in Japanese and symbolizes the moment in which the mind is free for the body or spirit to create," said general manager Vassaly Sivanthaphanith. 

Krupa's prize for suggesting the winning name is a $100 gift certificate for each month of the next year. 

Read more about Enso in our article about new sushi restaurants.  

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