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SATO Elmwood

SATO is in the heart of the Elmwood Village, and you can enjoy Japanese food that is scratch-made, fresh, healthy, and sophisticated, with authentic Japanese flavors.  Our Elmwood location has a diverse Japanese food menu ranging from sushi, ramen, Japanese curry, salad etc. with a wide array of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free items.


Mon-Thur: 5pm - Close

Fri-Sat:          4pm - Close

Sunday:          4pm - Close


739 Elmwood Ave

Buffalo, NY 14222





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RESERVATIONS for Sato Elmwood
(We do not take reservations at Sato Ramen)



Most of our menu items are available for pickup or delivery orders.

We also offer seasonal specials only for dine-in customers as well as handcrafted cocktails and a variety of sake and Japanese whiskey.  

Cold Plates

Kimchi (g) 5

House-made fermented spicy nappa kimchi

Seaweed Salad (v*) 6

Yamitsuki “Addictive” Cucumber (v*) 5

Quick-pickled with sesame-soy dressing

Avocado Salad (v*)(g) 12

Avocado, cucumbers, corn, radish, carrot, sweet sesame dressing over mixed greens

Add Tofu $1, Fried Tofu $2, Kara-age chicken $5

Chashu Chicken $4, Shrimp $6

Salmon Carpaccio 13

Salmon sashimi with capers and sliced onions in ponzu and olive oil vinaigrette

Ahi Tuna Tataki Salad (g) 22

Pan-seared ahi tuna over mixed greens, carrot, radish, seaweed salad with wasabi dressing

Hot Plates

Edamame (v*)(g) 6

With sea salt or spicy salt

Miso Soup (g) 4

Tofu, wakame and green onions

Shishito Pepper 10

Fried shishito pepper seasoned with citrus salt

(About one in eight is spicy)

Harumaki Spring Rolls (v*) 7.5

Mini vegetable deep-fried spring rolls with cabbage,, carrot, glass noodles, shiitake with spicy ranch sauce

Gyoza Dumplings Pork or Vegetable (v*) 8

Pan-fried dumplings

Shiitake Mushroom Saute (v*) (g) 10

Sauteed in butter and soy, simple yet satisfying

Age Dashi Dofu (v*) 8

Fried tofu with garlic-soy broth, nori, and daikon

Kara-Age Chicken 10

Japanese-style fried chicken thighs, kewpie aioli

Tonkatsu 10

Panko breaded pork chop, Japanese BBQ sauce

Chicken Katsu 10

Panko breaded chicken breast, Japanese BBQ sauce

Okonomiyaki (v) 12

Savory Japanese pancake with nappa cabbage and topped with okonomiyaki sauce, green onions, kewpie mayo, and shredded nori


Sato Ramen 17

Our classic ichi-ryu family recipe of medium-bodied pork and chicken broth.

Toppings: chashu pork, bean sprouts, green onions, menma (bamboo shoots), pickled ginger, and soft-boiled egg

Spicy Miso Ramen 18

Pork and chicken broth with a spicy miso kick and aroma from black garlic oil.

Toppings: chashu pork, bean sprouts, carrot, corn, green onions, soft-boiled egg, and black garlic oil

Shio Butter Ramen 19

Refreshing seafood toppings in a buttery pork and chicken broth flavored with lemon, garlic and sea salt.

Please select shrimp or crab. Toppings: bean sprouts, wakame and green onions, butter and lemon

Veggie Ramen (v*) 16

A caramelized vegetable and shiitake/konbu broth with vegetable-infused soy.

Toppings: pickled mushrooms, corn, carrot, bean sprouts, green onions, and black garlic oil

Tonkotsu Ramen 20 (Dine-in Only)

Thick and hearty tonkotsu (pork and chicken bone broth) in our traditional soy sauce based flavor.

Toppings: chashu pork, bean sprouts, green onions, menma (bamboo shoots), pickled ginger, garlic oil, and soft-boiled egg

Red Curry Ramen  19

Pork and chicken broth with a spicy red curry and fragrance from lemon grass oil.

Toppings: pickled daikon and carrot, bean sprouts, green onions, fried onions, and cooked shrimp

Rice Dishes

Japanese Curry Japanese curry over rice with your choice of topping.

- Vegetables (v*) 13    - Chicken 16     - Katsu (pork or chicken) 18    - Shrimp 18

Add Fried Tofu $2, Fried Lotus Roots $2, Soft-boiled Egg $1.5

Gyu-Don 16

Thin-slicd beef and onion simmered in a mild sweet sauce. Topped with green onions, pickled ginger.

Teriyaki-Don (Kara-age Chicken or Fried Tofu (V))  16

Onion, red bell pepper, baby bok choy and green onions with house-made teriyaki sauce

Steak Don 20

Hanger steak (8oz), kimchi, carrot, baby bok choy, and green onions

Fried Tofu-Don 15

Fried tofu, seaweed salad, carrot, corn, nori and kimchi with sesame dressing and spicy ranch

(vegetarian without kimchi, vegan without ranch, gluten free without seaweed salad)

Katsu-Don (Pork or Chicken Breast). 16

Onion, soft cooked egg in a sweet soy broth, topped with green onions

Rice Koshihikari white rice or sushi rice (v*)(g) 3


Elmwood Roll (g) 13

Echizen Roll (g) 14

Hokkaido Roll (g) 16

Seven-Spice Roll (g) 12 

Nagoya Roll 10

Alaska Roll (g) 8.5

Boston Roll (g) 8

California Roll 7.5

Spicy Cruncy Crab Roll 7.5

Hamachi Roll (g) 8.5

Sapporo Roll 13

Spicy Tuna Roll (g) 9

Shrimp Tempura Roll 9

Tonkatsu Roll 7.5

Salmon Teriyaki Roll 7.5

Kimchi Chashu Roll 7

Single Roll (g)   

Salmon, yellowtail, shrimp, crabstick, mackarel 7

Tuna, eel 8

Crab, Scallop 12

Vegan Finesse Roll (v*) 6

Green Mountain Roll (v*) 7

Sweet Potato Tempura Roll (v*) 7.5

Ume Cucumber (v*)(g) 4.5

Single Vegetable Roll (v*)(g) 4   

Inari (V*) 6

Avocado, asparagus, cucumber, pickled daikon radish,

or pickled shiitake

Omakase Sashimi Plates (g)   

- Small (5 pieces) 10    - Large (10 pieces) 20

Omakase Sushi Plate (5 nigiri and 1 roll)    20

Chirashi (assorted sashimi over rice) (g*)    22


Nigiri / Sashimi - by the piece

Tuna, salmon, yellowtail, eel, crab, scallop, ikura 3

Squid, surf clam, mackerel, shrimp, tobiko 2.5

Tamago (Egg Omlet) 2


Mochi Ice Cream (g) 6

Please ask your server for selection

Coconut Honey Rice pudding (v*)(g) 6

Creamy rice pudding made with coconut and soy milk topped with honey, cinnamon toasted almond served cold

Creme Brulee (g) 8. Please ask your server for selection

Miso Caramel Donuts 8

Japanese cake donuts coated with spiced sugar and miso caramel topped with tempura crunch

Seasonal Specials

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