5 WNY Japanese Restaurants Named Best in the Region

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Written by Kayla Milligan

Published on January 7, 2021

Photo courtesy of Kuni’s

Looking for a place to grab a good Japanese dish in WNY? According to an article from New York Upstate, there are 5 places in our region that are a *must* try.
The article gives a brief run down of the 19 best Japanese restaurants in Upstate New York using Yelp’s rankings based on reviews and star ratings. The article also features positive reviews from Yelp users, the price range of each restaurant,  as well as photos from the review section.


Writer Ben Axelson for New York Upstate’s website says:

“Whatever your favorite style of Japanese cuisine is, you need to see this list of the best Japanese restaurants in Upstate NY. From bustling sushi bars to huge Japanese steakhouses, you’ll find all your favorite dishes at the restaurants on this list.”

Here’s which local places made the list:

19. Kuni’s – 226 Lexington Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222

14. Sun Cuisines 1989 Niagara St, Buffalo, NY 14207

13. Ichiban Japanese Restaurants – 3701 Mckinley Pkwy, Blasdell, NY 14219

12. Kumo Japanese Cuisine – 4900 Transit Rd, Cheektowaga, NY 14043

9. Teton Kitchen Thai & Japanese Cuisine –  415 Dick Rd, Cheektowaga, NY 14043

So, we’re not technically Upstate New York, but what can we say? WNY definitely knows a thing or two when it comes to making the best Japanese food.
Read the full list of the 19 best Japanese restaurants in Upstate NY here!

Written by <a href="" target="_self">Kayla Milligan</a>

Written by Kayla Milligan

Kayla recently graduated with a 4.0 from UB as a Communication major and Chinese minor. She lived in China for half a year, skydived, white water rafted, drove an ice cream truck, and is always up for a new adventure!
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