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Kuni's Japanese Restaurant

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511 Main St, Ste A, Evanston, IL 60202-4540
+1 847-328-2004
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11:30 - 13:30
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Sun - Fri 11:30 - 13:30
Sat 23:30 - 13:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

I have been going to Kuni for many years. He offers the freshest fish available. That being said, if you want a place with sake bombs and rolls made with jalapenos, ETC. than this place is not for you but if you want a the best fish in Chicagoland you should eat there. Kuni is an old school sushi chef... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Kuni's is celebrating its 40th anniversary in Evanston. That alone says something. We visited after moving from Evanston several years ago and the food and service have not changed. Miso soup is a must. Best we have had anywhere. Seaweed salad is also better than most. We also had a seasonal dish, monkfish liver pate. Smooth, rich and delicious. The... More 

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Thank LorenzoLorenzo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Kuni is not cheap, but you get what you pay for. The food is very well done, and the service is good. You may need to order more than in other places because servings are of actually normal size. If you're in Evanston, that would be my top choice for sushi.

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Thank Phil G
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We had lunch and really enjoyed it. My wife had Tempura Soba while I had Chicken Teriyaki. Both were done very well. All the entrees we saw come from the kitchen looked great. Can definitely recommend Kuni's to anyone desiring a good Japanese meal in Evanston.

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Thank RickMIusa
Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We came to Kuni's for a sushi dinner after reading the reviews. We chose the Omakase (chef's choice) sushi and sashimi dinner along with the special dry sake. The service was first rate. The staff was so very friendly and attentive. Our meal started out with delicious miso soup. After this, we were presented with our main meal. It was... More 

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Thank SarasotaBill
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 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.

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Thank Carla J
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 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...

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Thank Asaf S
Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

always enjoyed eating here,, friendly prompt service, clean, good value. especially good very fresh fish and salads

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 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 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 13:30
Monday
11:30 - 13:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 13:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 13:30
Thursday
11:30 - 13:30
Friday
11:30 - 13:30
Saturday
23:30 - 13:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 511 Main St, Ste A, Evanston, IL 60202-4540
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: +1 847-328-2004

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