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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
Dining options: Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Well-made and fresh sushi, probably best in Evanston

Authentic Japanese restaurant that serves great sushi. It's not cheap but reasonably priced considering how fresh the fish look and taste. Atmosphere is meh, usually when we come it's pretty empty and quiet...

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
Asaf S
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Authentic Japanese restaurant that serves great sushi. It's not cheap but reasonably priced considering how fresh the fish look and taste. Atmosphere is meh, usually when we come it's pretty empty and quiet...

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

always enjoyed eating here,, friendly prompt service, clean, good value. especially good very fresh fish and salads

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

We've have been eating at Kuni's for over 10 years. Its the freshest sushi I've ever had. Their maki rolls are simple. No plantain, cream cheese or asparagus here. Its all about the fish. Some of Chef Kuni's fish is flown in from Japan. They receive fresh fish daily during the week. He buys fresh fish whole and dresses it... More 

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Thank Time_for_Travel14
Chicago, Illinois
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146 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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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Thank Alysia R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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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Thank leahrabin
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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Thank D0nnarae
Evanston, Illinois
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank N M
Carmel, Indiana
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25 reviews
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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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Thank Victoria F
Chicago, Illinois
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76 reviews
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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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Thank 224Belka
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 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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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
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, 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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