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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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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
Good, if pricey, Japanese restaurant

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2014
Steve L
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Lincolnshire, Illinois
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Israel
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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106 reviews 106 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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217 reviews 217 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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234 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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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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