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 better Hamachi (Yellowtail) than at Kuni's, even at very high end / famous chef restaurants in Aspen and Vail. Also, you can usually get Hamachi Kama (Yellowtail jaw or collar) at Kuni's. If you have never had this you need to try it.It is cooked and perhaps the best part of the yellowtail. Many sushi restaurants don't even advertise it as they save it for special guests or owners.
I was lucky enough to get some very fresh oysters from the Northwest. It was a shipment Kuni got that day, so I had them in a vinegar sauce (Kaki-Su), with some scallions and grated radish. Outstanding. Unfortunately those oysters are not available every day. I always ask Kuni what he recommends and what is new.
I highly recommend the Negi Hamachi appetizer. It is excellent. I also recommend you request the vinegar sauce to dip the daikon, carrot and wakame in. It really transforms them
Service is very attentive. Kuni and his wife, Christine, work very hard to make sure every customer
is served, but I also know when they are busy, service can be slow.
Also try the anago (sea eel), as Kuni prepares and cooks it himself. I tried it for the first time... I usually get the unagi (fresh water eel)...and enjoyed the anago.
When in doubt, just ask. Kuni's is a very friendly place..
Also they have some VG sakes available. Tell them what level of dryness/sweetness you like and they will guide you.
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