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Dobutsu, (pronounced doe-boot-sue) is a casual American Pacific restaurant in the beautiful 500 Seneca building in downtown Buffalo, NY. Dobutsu specializes in Asian influenced comfort foods, globally sourced fresh fish and shellfish, traditional noodle dishes, Hawaiian poke and rice bowls, fresh salads and vegetable preparations, and a rotating selection of our favorite street foods. Our a la carte offerings range from small plate snacks and appetizers to grilled steaks and seafood, all the way to our popular tasting menu offering, the Omakase, a chef's choice tour of our nightly offerings.

Our beverage program supports our identity with scratch classic and original cocktails that are presented with the technique, precision, balance and humility we are known for at our sister restaurant, Toutant. A library of bourbon, rye, scotch and Japanese whiskey, as well as light spirits from around the world, are on full display in our beautiful bar nightly. Draft and packaged beer offerings focus on local and craft examples of quality. Our wine program includes local and regional offerings, global old world and new world selections, all with focus on cuisine specific pairings, is carefully curated to our ethos of quality and value.


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


Tuesday - Saturday | 9:00pm - 11:00pm
$5 select drafts, $6 feature cocktails,
bar snacks and small plates (bar only)



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.


Visit our sister restaurant, toutant, at toutantbuffalo.com