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Dobutsu, (pronounced doe-boot-sue) is a new casual pacific fare restaurant in the beautiful 500 Seneca building in downtown Buffalo, NY. Dobutsu specializes in the cuisine of the American and Asian Pacific region, highlighted by globally sourced fresh seafood and shellfish programs, traditional noodle dishes, Hawaiian poke and rice bowls, fresh coastal produce salads and vegetable preparations, and a vast amount of street food interpretation small plates.

Our beverage program supports our identity with a library of whiskey and light spirits from around the world, including shochu, awamori, sake and Japanese whisky. Scratch classic and original cocktails are presented with the technique, precision, balance and humility we are known for at our sister restaurant, Toutant. Draft and packaged beer offerings focus on local and craft examples of quality. An impeccably curated wine program including global old world and new world selections, with focus on cuisine specific pairings, is implemented with education by our own Certified Sommelier.


Free, well lit parking lot located across from the restaurant on the corner of Seneca and Hamburg Street.
Dobutsu is handicap accessible. Sidewalk ramp available at main entrance on Seneca Street.  



Tuesday - Saturday  |  5:00pm - 10:00pm


Tuesday - Thursday  |  4:30pm - 11:00pm
Friday - Saturday  |  4:30pm - 12:00am

Social hour

Tuesday - Friday | 4:30pm - 6:30pm
$5 select drafts, $6 feature cocktails,
bar snacks and small plates



Book online below. Reservations are recommended.
Call (716) 322-6004 for parties larger than 6 people.

An automatic gratuity of 18% will be added to parties of 8 or more,
seated together, regardless of check split.