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Kuni's Japanese Restaurant

511 Main St, Ste A, Evanston, IL 60202-4506
847-328-2004
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Ranked #50 of 228 restaurants in Evanston
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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English first
Lincolnshire, Illinois
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136 reviews 136 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Boulder, Colorado
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226 reviews 226 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
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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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Why isn't this place packed to the gills with people waiting, for dinner on an early Saturday night? That was the question I asked myself as my wife and I enjoyed a fantastic meal here at the sushi bar ahead of a movie last Saturday. Sure, this isn't one of the flashy, trendy, hip hop Americanized places to get sushi... More

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25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

Three of us went to Kuni's for a quick dinner. My husband and I ordered teriyaki chicken, and my son ordered chicken with vegetables. We all received a nice portion of miso soup which was quite good. We also got a tossed green salad that probably came from a bag. However, it was plentiful, and the dressing was excellent. The... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

went to dinner at Kuni Friday evening two weekends ago. I had the chef's sashimi platter which was just great.

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Evanston, Illinois
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

We were hoping Kuni would be a nice neighborhood joint to go for a quick sushi fix. Unfortunately, the quality of the sushi ranges from mediocre to "it'll looks fine-just eat it" level, the preparation is uninspired and tastes are for the gentrified. On top of that, the prices make a downtown sushi hotspot seem like a bargain. My gf... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Kuni's has been in business over 25 years, which in itself is a great sign. One of the earliest sushi restaurants in Evanston, it has also been one of the best. We moved from Evanston several years ago, but whenever I get back I go to Kuni's as the quality of the sushi is very high. I have never had... More

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Evanston, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

The fish is always fresh with excellent service. By far the best Sushi on the North Shore. We keep on going back and regret when we try some where new.

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Evanston, Il
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35 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

I have done a lot of business over the years in Japan, and Kuni's is by far the best Chicago-area Japanese restaurant for recreating the authentic experience. It's quiet, peaceful, furnished in light wood colors, and the sushi is sublime. No lox-and-cream-cheese or peanut-butter-and-jelly rolls here. Just a wide variety of fresh fish and other traditional ingredients. Many other traditional... More

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