Sato Brewpub

4.3
72 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
We are a small brewpub & Japanese/Asian izakaya in the heart of downtown Buffalo, NY. We specialize in yakitori skewered items, ramen, and other small plate dishes that go great with the beer we brew.
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AW
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great beer and wonderful service. Yummy small plates. You can eat and drink for a good couple of hours here. Friendly fun environment

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m
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

authentic ramen. fast friendly service great dining spot

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We visited this Brewpub on a recent Friday evening following my son’s graduation. The waitress offered samples of brews to help us select and we chose 2 different ones including the Easter Stout and one with Rabbit and the moon in the title. They were both excellent.The menu had many fine offerings including small plates and ramen. We ordered a plate on the teriyaki ribs and the waitress offered to discount our order since it was the last one. They were tough but nicely seasoned. The Ramen was delicious. The waitress also asked my son if he had graduated (must have been the tie in his pocket) and then told him his beer was on her. Wonderful gesture from a place with great ambience. We would definitely visit again.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waitress, Mel, was delightful!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food ,& service is always excellent. Have been there numerous times & is always consistently great!

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MH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Came before The Who concert. Good food and service was prompt.

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D
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Friendly and knowledgeable server. The green curry Ramen was very good, not great. Others enjoyed their food. Fun atmosphere.

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KS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

Arrived at 12:15 - had to ask to be sure open table reservation was engaged - order not taken until 12:40 - food arrived 1:10 - wrong food - waited another 10 for right order - came out cold - they need more waitresses - she was very pleasant - but too many tables for her. I love the ambiance here and had a good experience in prior visits. This was a birthday lunch for a friend - we both work - and do not have this much time for a lunch date

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was very good. But service was horrible. It was lunchtime on a Friday and the place was packed. Only 2 servers were working. Took over 30 minutes to get our drinks, and over an hour for food: and it was just the 2 of us. I felt bad for the servers as it looked like they were running at full blast. Bad management to have it staffed this way. I will give them another try and hope that this was just a one time occurrence

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VL
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious and lots of vegetarian options. Service was efficient and friendly. The vibe is cool and relaxed but the space is very noisy. Restaurant was 1/3 full and it was hard to hear conversation at the table so if the place is full that will be a problem.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual great meal friendly staff

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HJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Charming building and unique space. A little loud, but not bad. Service was fantastic and good was great. I highly recommend the ramen (which is HUGE). Great vibe for happy hour. Beer was creative and yummy.

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DD
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit to Sato Brewpub and it was wonderful. I had the green curry ramen which was deliciious. My husband had three small plates and enjoyed them all. Will be back again!

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ER
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience at Sato Brewpub. Food was very tasty. They were out of a few things we wanted to try but our 2nd choices were amazing. Beer was good and so was dessert. Will be going back for sure.

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CG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome vegetarian ramen and Japanese curry!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, waitress was very nice and on top of our order despite the place being packed to the door. Definitely will be back!

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and cocktails but service is always hit and miss. Took forever to get our drinks and I ordered two skewers which also took forever. One plate of skewers (only two skewers to a plate) came when we were done eating but she gave me half off for it.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Sato Brewpub several times, always brining new people there to experience this restaurant. It is always fantastic & very reasonable price for the small plates & ramen bowls. The spice bomb can be ordered, so one can add even more flavor to the ramen bowls. We dined there last night with friends & they said ‘ we will definitively come back here’. Once again a wonderful dining experience, Thank you Sato Brewpub!

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TR
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We’ve been happy with our overall experiences at Sato, but the lighting would be better if it was turned down a bit. I’ve been in places less severe at closing time.

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KC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Many items listed on the online menu are not in the menu in the establishment. They cannot make a simple mixed drink. The food is basically finger food.

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LR
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere with some nice brews on tap and an attentive wait staff. We’d definitely stop back again to try different meals!

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AM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

While waiting for a drink at the bar and having made reservations online at Open Table, after waiting for 30 minutes for our table, we were told at (7:30pm) that our reservation was "cancelled" and there was no more food and the kitchen had been slammed. Never quite experienced this with another restaurant!!

You don't have food for the night?

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Restaurant couldn’t honor our reservation time. Poorly managed operation that couldn’t figure out how to flip tables and honor a reservation. There was a line out the door for people waiting for their reservation time.

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Half of our food order never came out. After almost 2 hours of waiting, we asked our waiter where our food was and he said he thought someone brought it out. Our waiter barely checked on us and it took forever to get our drinks. Also, they were running out of food on the menu.

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JV
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We went here before a concert and ordered a few small dishes to share. Everything looked and tasted great, prices were good and drinks were perfect.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Service was laid back. Food was excellent and price was very reasonable. The cocktails were wonderful. All in all a great place to spend the evening.

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DS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific spot with great service and specialty cocktails. All food items we tried were innovative and delicious. Highly recommend. Good music as well.

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R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and wonderful service. The ramen bowls were super and everyone loved the shareable plates! Great work, Sato!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Everything was delicious that we ordered and friendly service. I would have given more stars if they were not out of some menu items. Also, the entrance way needed to be mopped up, very slippery from the snow tracked in.

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SP
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The service was very slow. The ramen was good but the rest of the food was just ok. The beer we had was pretty good. Ok bar, nothing fancy. Small restaurant with not too many tables. It was just ok overall. Many better restaurants in the area.

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AF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food drinks service and ambience . I would highly recommend

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

My wife loved it

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TC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Waited quite a while to get seated then for server to come over and get drink order. We had so much time before drink order that we were able to choose food. However, once server was able to get to our table, she was extremely attentive. Food was outstanding. A nice mix of traditional Asian flavors with modern flair. Server recommended fries and they did not disappoint. Overall very satisfied with our experience.

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EK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great find! Good food very reasonable. Green curry ramen soup and salmon mini rice bowl outstanding and cucumber pickles a must

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’d heard positive reviews about this place, I finally decided to make reservations......... my husband and I went there for our valentines dinner. Service was excellent!!! We asked our waiter for recommendations and he was incredibly helpful, beer was excellent, food was very good. We had a great time.....we’re definitely going back!!!

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HH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and staff (Hillary, Steve) were beyond wonderful! I can't wait to go back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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LN
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed everything we ordered. Very reasonable pricing. Can’t wait to go back and try other menu items.

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TR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I have been here over a dozen times, but service has always been a bit slow. The food and beer are fantastic and always on point.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a large party of 9. The food came out at different times but the server helped us out and gave us a nice discount.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and friendly atmosphere!

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