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Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222
+1 716-887-8388
12:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was very dirty when we went there, and the food was cold and gross, to the point where we didn't even want to finish our meal.

Thank Stephanie M
Binghamton, New York
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Like finding where the locals go. Loved the place, the food, the small space added to the authenticity of a non-chain restaurant, and the price.

Thank evsoy
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Wasabi is a little hole in the wall on Elmwood but I think it has some of the best sushi for the price range in town. I love their lunch specials and range of options. Service can be a little wonky, but for the most part I have no complaints about this restaurant.

Thank lsuleski
West New York, New Jersey
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Very small place across the street from Panera's. Worth a trip as the sushi and sashimi were great. The service was good although there were only two other people in the restaurant with us. I went with my cousins from Buffalo who had gotten the recommendation from a school colleague.

Thank joanne327
Stoney Creek
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

We went here on a recommendation from a family member who is a regular - we had to wait for a good half hour for a table to clear because it is a fairly small place and apparently quite popular - because it is small the seating arrangement is quite close to one-another, and unless that's a big turn-off for... More 

Thank Steven D
Buffalo, New York
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

If you want to enjoy Japnease food with your girlfriend or girl who you are intersted in, Wasabi can be a good choice. The atmosphere is cozier and more modern than nearby Japanese restaurants. My favorite is Tempra Shrimp. My review is based on lunch menus.

Thank Daysrnumber
Buffalo, New York
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

My Boyfriend and I try a new japanese place every tuesday, so we have gone to almost every place in buffalo and rochester. This location was very small, it was a friday afternoon and the place was packed. Once seated we waited almost 20 mins for drinks alone, trying to be understanding we patiently waited. Then when we ordered it... More 

Thank pinkpyro23
Long Island, New York
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79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

Best Sashimi hands down here in Buffalo. Huge delicious fresh fish, doesn't get any better. Ask for Sushi master Chef John. It doesn't get any better than this. Chef John.

Thank PAUL R
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6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

We have eaten here two times before tonight. Both times were good. However we went there this evening around 8:30 and we asked to be sat outside. However the man who was waiting tables would not let us be sat out there. Inside was extremely warm and cramped. We were sat at a table right on top of another couple.... More 

Thank Amie F
New York
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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

We have been lots and lots of Japanese restaurant. This 'hole in a wall' Wasabi located along the main drag of Elmwood Village is a pleasant surprise. Inside a small typical house, there are just a few tables and several on the side walk (in Winter they sure will lose a quarter of their seating capacity). But their food is... More 

Thank MojaveMaxNewYork

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-887-8388

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