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Kuni's Sushi Bar

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226 Lexington ave, Buffalo, NY 14222
(716) 881-3800
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 56
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing Sashimi

One of my favortie sashimi spots, they also have a nice menu for other sushi rolls and dishes. Parking is a nigtmare there is no lot. The location is really tiny, At times you feel like you're sitting ontop of other people, but the fish is worth it. A great selection of Sake. The exterior of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2015
pinkpyro23
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Buffalo, New York
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Buffalo, New York
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

One of my favortie sashimi spots, they also have a nice menu for other sushi rolls and dishes. Parking is a nigtmare there is no lot. The location is really tiny, At times you feel like you're sitting ontop of other people, but the fish is worth it. A great selection of Sake. The exterior of the building is kind... More 

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Thank pinkpyro23
East Amherst, New York
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I have known Kuni for over 20 years. He is the person that helped develop my passion for sushi. If there is one restaurant you should visit on or near the Elmwood strip, this is the one. They do not take reservations so get there early and try one of their many wonderful sake choices while you wait. The wait... More 

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Thank BuffaloRon
Buffalo, New York
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Absolutely the best Sushi on Buffalo's West side. Unfortunately is often very crowded and does not take reservations.

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Thank Max A W
Grand Island, New York
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174 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The sushi here is really good and service was good as well. My favorite roll was the shrimp tempura and smoked salmon roll. They were not extraordinary or anything but still good. This restaurant is pretty small so my date and I sat right at the sushi bar which I did not mind but others may. I don't think it... More 

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Thank kwnike13
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I loved the sushi! Reasonably priced. The food is beautifully prepared and worth the try. You'll want to return again and again. One of the best sushi places in Buffalo. The only thing not to their favor is the place is small.

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Thank Kearusch
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

this restaurant is extremely small. They do not take reservations. We were told a 45min wait, but waited over an hour and a half. The sushi was decent, but not extraordinary. Tofu gyozas were my favorite.

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Thank Yummycheckers
Buffalo, New York, United States
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Ok, I realize the seating is limited and a party of 6 on a Friday night is a challenge. So, when they told us it would be about an hour I asked if that was realistic. I was assured an hour would be plenty of time ... So, we ventured next door for some cocktails. That was actually delightful ..... More 

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Thank James M
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Came early evening. Given misleading wait times by hostess (40 mins turned into almost 2 hrs..in the meantime we watched staff attempt to seat their friends who walked in, in front of many others who had been waiting for a very long time) when we were finally seated the food and subsequent service was mediocre. Will not hurry back here.

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Thank joannamartine
Bradford, Pennsylvania
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120 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This a a great little restaurant. There is probably seating for about 25 people, so space is limited. We read a lot of other reviews and arrived shortly after 5 pm and were lucky enough to be seated at a table. The wait staff were friendly and knowledgeable about the items on the menu. The sushi was delicious and very... More 

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Thank Brett E
Buffalo, New York
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I've been to Nobu in NYC & Kuni's sushi is ALL THAT! Great atmosphere & excellent sake. knowledgeable staff. Our unusual FAV's shrimp shumai, mackerel & ginger roll, jellyfish salad, grilled baby octopus. Love to sit at sushi bar. Great date night.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 226 Lexington ave, Buffalo, NY 14222
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: (716) 881-3800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?