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SATO - Modern Japanese Cuisine

739 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222
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Buffalo, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Great service, adequate portions. This is the closest to "real" ramen Buffalo gets, in my experience. There could be more sprouts/vegetables in the bowl IMHO, but the taste of the broth & noodles are fantastic (I've only had the Sato Ramen, though. Don't know about the spicy bowl). Definitely have the coconut rice pudding for dessert - it is out... More 

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Kenmore, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This was the saltiest meal I've ever tried to eat. I like salt but I left feeling my tongue might crack in half. Cucumber cocktail was Delish, but a gallon of that fabulousness couldn't have overcome the salt flats known as my tongue. I actually considered going to the ER to get my blood pressure checked. The food sounded and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

New restaurant that recently opened up in the area. Very modern Japanese. Ordered the large sushi plate of chef’s choice of assorted nigiri and rolls for $30. Fish was very fresh. Various other dishes that friends ordered: seaweed salad (mixed seaweed with toasted sesame oil) for $5; mizuna strawberry salad (mizuna (mild Japanese leafy green), strawberries with goat cheese and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Great sake, fantastic sushi/tartar/Ramen. Ordered some off the menu, gave the chef reign on the rest of our meal. Was super busy. Glad we got in...

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Buffalo, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have to say I was much more of a fan of O3 but we had to give Sato a shot. We live in the neighborhood and like to try all the restaurants. I would only return to Sato for the ramen. It was tasty and soothing. It would be perfect when you were feeling chilling or under the weather.... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Four of us visited here on Saturday and we had a great time. Service was great and knowledgeable, especially as they had a huge sake selection that we needed to explore. Prices are competitive but worth it, the beautiful decor, atmosphere, and most of all the taste are worth it. This isn't your fast food dirty cafeteria style Japanese restaurant... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Just mediocre sushi and service. Doesn't seem authentic. Overpriced compared to competitors. With Kuni's and Wasabi in the area I don't think the Japanese idea was a good one for this location. I rate it average.

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Additional Information about SATO - Modern Japanese Cuisine

Address: 739 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone Number: +(1)716-931-9146
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Wine Bar, Asian fusion, Noodle Shop

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