Taisho Bistro opens on Hertel

Taisho Bistro has opened its third location on Hertel Avenue. It is the largest restaurant of the three, occupying the building that used to be Mac’s and Empire Grill before that. This brand new Taisho Bistro is more reminiscent of the Sheridan Drive location, in that it has a full liquor license. The Rochester location serves beer and wine.

As well as being large, the Taish Bistro locations also offer impressive menus, with a wide variety of sushi (sushi rolls in particular), as well as gyozo, spring rolls, shumai, buns, tempura, Osaka pancakes, kimchee, sashimi salad. , yakitori, grilled meats, udon, bento and lots of ramen (see menu). Each of the items on the menu is accompanied by a photo, so that customers can get an idea of ​​what they are eating, if they are unfamiliar with the dishes.

The family-run Japanese restaurant is a welcome addition to Hertel Avenue – a street that continues to impress, with new developments and an influx of new businesses including, most recently, Untied to Time and The Monocle. Seeing a fully-fledged Japanese restaurant with so many offerings – on Hertel – is a nice change of pace.

“The neighborhood excitement for Taisho Bistro has been palpable,” said Delaware District Councilor Joel Feroleto. “I am delighted that they have decided to open their second restaurant in the region and I wish them much success!”

As word of this new addition to Hertel spreads, it will only be a matter of time before there is a lively buzz, both inside and out. With two tiers of seating, expansive patios, and extra bar seating, there really isn’t anything else like it in the city, or the area for that matter. This restaurant can hold a boatload of people without ever feeling too frenetic.

As for lovers of Japanese cuisine, there is much to be excited about with the many menu offerings.

And the restaurant happens to have one of the biggest projection screens around, which should come in handy later.

In the meantime, stop by for a sushi lunch or grilled vegetables and bacon-wrapped scallops for dinner. There are plenty of choices, which will keep customers coming back for more and trying “What’s next?”.

Japanese Taisho Bistro Izakaya

1435 Hertel Avenue | Buffalo, NY 14216


Monday Friday

11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.




12pm ~ 9pm

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