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Kuni's Sushi Bar

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226 Lexington Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222-1718
+1 716-881-3800
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kuni's has VERY fresh sushi and only uses top-grade ingredients but I'm never very impressed with their selection or variety of flavor options. Everything on the menu sounded very plain and boring... there are other sushi restaurants I would choose in Buffalo over Kuni's.

Thank lsuleski
Buffalo, New York
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76 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

Had a great dinner, for the second time, at Kuni's this past weekend! The food was great, the service was pretty good. Can't wait to go back soon!

Thank Jennifer G
Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

Just great food! A model of perfection. Kuni is the master of his craft. Beautiful traditional Japanese cuisine.

Thank fleursdelili
Boston, Massachusetts
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I eat sushi everywhere. Kuni's is top notch. It has it all, great atmosphere, delicious food presented beautifully, lovely waitstaff. We have eaten here dozens of times and it is always rock solid. Pro Tip - no reservations are accepted but there are 2 good bars within 50 feet so show up, give them your name and... More 

Thank Humarock_Seth
Chicago, Illinois
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104 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

The menu looked fantastic, and I did enjoy the meal, but the reviews were so hyped I was expecting more. It's a good sushi restaurant in Buffalo. If you've had great sushi, it's not going to knock your socks off. It's good! I enjoyed it, especially the eel and seaweed salad, but that's all I'm gonna say about the meal.... More 

Thank Josh547
Williamsville NY
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

One of the best Japanese restaurants in town, the specials are delectable though very pricey. It is small inside so be prepared to wait for a table, but worth it

Thank Xanadu12
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

In the midst of packing for a big move we decided to takeout from Kunis. The order was ready when we came to pick it up. the service was friendly and efficient. The Sushi when we got back to the apartment was fresh and tasty. As always with Kunis we were not disappointed.

Thank MPG47
Lackawanna, New York
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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016

We finally visited Kunis,we were off to a good start found a nearby parking space and got seated immediately well we did at 6:00pm.they have a huge saki menu which describes each one I chose a flight of 3, hubby had Japanese beer. Started off with wasabi shumai which was excellent then had fried chicken with a dipping sauce both... More 

Thank DrDEbDDS1964
Buffalo, New York
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank pinkpyro23
East Amherst, New York
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Sushi, Asian, Japanese
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 226 Lexington Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222-1718
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-881-3800

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