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SATO - Modern Japanese Cuisine

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739 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222-1566
+1 716-931-9146
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Wed 16:00 - 22:00
Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Welland, Canada
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Rainy day, and nice ramen soup. First time having this soup, I had the Sato, excellent choice, it was so good, wish that I had ordered a larger size, bowls are kind of small. Also ordered the edamame and spring rolls, very good. The Sushi looks amazing, from what I could see, many guest were enjoying their sushi.

Thank kanjo
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I came here with my sister. We are Japanese, so We missed some Japanese food. We loved everything we ordered. Stuff was great too. I wanted good nigori sake and I had great one that almost make my tears come up. We would love to go back!

Thank Happygugu
Wilson, New York
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We had a late lunch, early dinner at SATO while we strolled the Elmwood Art Festival - and it could NOT have been better!

Thank GMredden
Cincinnati, Ohio
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Delicious food, excellent service, and a great atmosphere added up to a wonderful experience at Sato! There were twelve of us total. The restaurant had modern decor, comfortable seating, and an overall good feeling. They also have an outdoor patio. Also, have to mention; restrooms were clean. Food was delicious! Ordered shrimp tempura roll and Boston roll sushi, both were... More 

Thank Tariq R
Williamsville NY
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We had another excellent meal at Sato! Though they are known for Ramen, the tuna tataki salad, seaweed salad and rolls were delicious!

Thank Xanadu12
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Enjoyed the ambiance as well as the cuisine! I will definitely come back to try other dishes. The even make the Ramen noodle dishes from scratch.

Thank cohillnurse
Pensacola, Florida
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

We wanted a light meal last night and opted for ramen at Sato. Be sure to try some delicious appetizers. My favorite was the seaweed salad- best I've ever had outside of Japan. Also enjoyed Age Dashi Dofu and edamame. After so many appetizers we opted for small bowls of spicy miso ramen which was both tasty and filling. Definitely... More 

Thank Kathy M
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

This is a pretty great Japanese restaurant. The ramen was proper and could be mistaken for ramen in Tokyo. They have a lot of sushi rolls. The staff were polite.

Thank Mallory E
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Delicious and eye appealing selections in a quaint and lively location. We hoped to get a table but sat at the street view bar. Making a reservation for my next visit.

Thank Laurie S
Buffalo, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The food here is excellent. We had the Sato ramen with several types of maki to start. Everything was exquisite. The rice for the sushi was the perfect temp (hate icy cold sushi!) and the fish was fresh and flavorful. I love that they include crunchy flying fish eggs in their spicy tuna. The veg maki (green dragon, I think)... More 

Thank UAEmum

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 739 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222-1566
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-931-9146

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