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Kuni's Japanese Restaurant

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511 Main St, Ste A, Evanston, IL 60202-4540
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Fri 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sat 11:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Whenever we get a chance, we drive up to Evanston from Chicago to sit at Kuni's sushi bar and order omakase, or chef's choice. Kuni always has the freshest, tastiest fish, including scallops and aji flown in from Japan. We also recommend the nori-wrapped soba noodles in a dashi broth.

Thank Carla J
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...

Thank Asaf S
Evanston, Illinois
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2 reviews
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

Thank bgbg2
Chicago, Illinois
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

Thank Time_for_Travel14
Chicago, Illinois
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153 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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 

Thank Alysia R
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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.

Thank leahrabin
Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

Thank D0nnarae
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank N M
Carmel, Indiana
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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 

Thank Victoria F
Chicago, Illinois
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88 reviews
31 restaurant 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.

Thank 224Belka

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
11:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 511 Main St, Ste A, Evanston, IL 60202-4540
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: 847-328-2004

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?