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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
11:30 - 13:30
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Sun - Fri 11:30 - 13:30
Sat 23:30 - 13:30
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017

What more can you ask for? Kunis provides excellent service, friendly waitresses, affordable food and a nice location close to the CTA Purple Line. Highly recommended!

Thank Lorenzo17
Providence, Rhode Island
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402 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We sat at the bar and watched some fantastic knife skills. Green tea is constantly refilled. Stick with the sushi fish. It is excellent. The rolls are not as good. The rice was a mushy texture. They were only cut into 6 pieces instead of 8 and I found the pieces too large to manage in one bite which can... More 

Thank panama2000
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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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289 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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 

Thank LorenzoLorenzo
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

Thank Phil G
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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1,382 reviews
649 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 368 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 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.

Thank RickMIusa
Sarasota, Florida
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116 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 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 

Thank SarasotaBill
Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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.

Thank Carla J
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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...

Thank Asaf S
Evanston, Illinois
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2 reviews
Reviewed 30 October 2015

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

Thank bgbg2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 13:30
11:30 - 13:30
11:30 - 13:30
11:30 - 13:30
11:30 - 13:30
11:30 - 13:30
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?