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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 #64 of 221 restaurants in Evanston
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Boulder, Colorado
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201 reviews 201 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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6 helpful votes 6 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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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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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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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
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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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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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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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

Sushi nowadays is usually (NOT ALWAYS) prepared by non-Japanese chefs who really don't know the intricacies of preparing truly authentic sushi. Kuni-san started many years ago and is Japanese trained and knows all there is to know. (Although he is too modest to admit)He often will defer a choice of mine if he feels the current offering isn't fresh enough,... More

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PHUKET
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Perfect ratio price-quality . Very good service Fantastic suchy and sashimy , The chef , a real japanese takes goog care of his customers and often send a little dish as a token of thanks for being here ,

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