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Kuni's Japanese Restaurant

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511 Main St, Ste A, Evanston, IL 60202-4506
847-328-2004
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11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sat 11:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice Decor, Decent Food

I really like the decor of the place. I can tell they put in a lot of time decorating and setting up the place. The food is also pretty good. I had several sushi hand rolls and they were decent. Not the best I ever had (and mind you, I can be a bit of a sushi snob since my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
Alysia R
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I really like the decor of the place. I can tell they put in a lot of time decorating and setting up the place. The food is also pretty good. I had several sushi hand rolls and they were decent. Not the best I ever had (and mind you, I can be a bit of a sushi snob since my... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Went to Kuni's with a friend. We both ordered stir fried vegetables with chicken. It was extremely bland. When we mentioned this to our waitress, she replied, "what do you expect, stir fry is always bland." So much for a good meal.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I have been going to Kuni's for over 4 Years have always been courteously greeted. The fish is always fresh and tastes delicious.

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

For trendy or fire breathing sushi there are other places, but Kuni is best for fresh, traditionally prepared sushi at reasonable prices. The Aji (horse mackerel) is divine when it is available. Ask the server or Kuni himself for recommendations. Hamachi-jaw is a favorite appetizer. Sashimi plates are expertly prepared.

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Carmel, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We came in (a party of 4) on a slow Monday night. It took a while for anyone to approach us for a drink order; the food order took even longer. We requested a soy paper roll alternative; the response was a resounding - "We don't do that. We never heard of it!" Chicken teriyaki was bland and broccoli totally... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Very tasty food. Great service. Miso soup is good. Food is fresh. We enjoyed lunch at Japanese restaurant.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I have nothing against this restaurant, in fact, I find the staff to be very nice and would like to like the place more, but I really wish the food was better. It's not that it is bad, but it is far from great. Other than the miso soup, which is a very good representation of that genre, most of... More 

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Lincolnshire, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Reliable food, well-prepared and with good service. A bit pricey. Located on the southside of Evanston near the L stop.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Kuni has been holding court in this location for about 20 years. Just sit at the bar and watch Kuni serve you the best traditional sushi.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

On my annual trek to the Chicago area I again visited Kuni's. He has been open for almost 27 years and I have been going for 27 hears. Why? Because the quality of the fish is excellent, the presentation is better than most sushi restaurants I have been to and it is a family run restaurant. Kuni, the owner, will... More 

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Additional Information about Kuni's Japanese Restaurant

Address: 511 Main St, Ste A, Evanston, IL 60202-4506
Phone Number: 847-328-2004
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 511 Main St, Ste A, Evanston, IL 60202-4506
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: 847-328-2004

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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