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Kuni's Japanese Restaurant

511 Main St., Evanston, IL 60202



Lunch: Monday, Wednesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 1:30pm

Dinner: Monday, Wednesday - Sunday: 5pm - 9:30pm

Tuesday: Closed

About Us

Our Chef and Founder


 At the young age of 15, Yuji Kunii began making sushi at a restaurant in his hometown, Tokyo, Japan. While many travel long distances to learn the art of sushi making in Japan, Mr. Kunii was immersed in training from an early age, and had used his passion to work closely with a master chef to learn about the true art of quality sushi creation and service. It was here where he also began to develop intricate knowledge of different types of fish and special preparation. 

Authentic Cuisine


 Mr. Kunii eventually came to Chicago, where he spent seven years working in a restaurant. More than 30 years ago he opened his own Kuni's Japanese Restaurant, and customers followed.  In a place of growing popularity for sushi, many new sushi restaurants were headed by chefs of various Asian and Latin countries. Yuji remains one of a handful of true Japanese chefs in the Chicagoland area to offer a true, traditional and memorable sushi experience.

Seasonal and Local


We refuse to compromise on quality in our restaurant.   We bring only the freshest fish and vegetables in daily from our distributors to your plate.  We bring more than 45 years of sushi-making mastery with our carefully selected and exquisite offerings of classic sushi/sashimi, tempura and other Japanese delicacies.  We offer culinary perfection in simplicity and classic form.


A view from our home to yours...