KOTO Japanese Restaurant

KOTO Japanese Restaurant

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Hours
Sun
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Details
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CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
features
Does this restaurant offer highchairs for toddlers?
CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles178 reviews
Excellent
67
Very good
58
Average
39
Poor
6
Terrible
8
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

BobboVT
Wilmington51 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 none
On our visit on a busy Saturday night, Koto served decent food in a noise filled environment. Sitting in a booth rather than at a hibachi table, we found the service borderline OK and the food likewise perfectly OK but nothing to write home about. The Sashimi was fresh and tasty, and the hibachi surf and turf dinner was a basic, unremarkable exercise in acceptable but uninspiring food. If you’re looking for half decent food in a half decent, noisy environment, this is the place for you.
Written 10 December 2022
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Pat-NewYork11
12 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 none
Having been loyal customers of Koto Albany, our last two visits, one week apart, left us wanting. Our waitress was great. That’s where it ends. The two chefs were disappointing. Their cooking left a lot to be desired. Neither was friendly, which you expect when you pay for an Hibachi table. Sloppy, forgetful, pretty much sums it up. How do you forget an entree, and not notice that someone doesn’t have one? Two groups, ten people, two visits, one week apart, over $500 spent. Not my idea of good service or food.
Written 1 December 2021
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Navigate15856217654
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 friends
Great food and atmosphere. The restaurant has plenty of parking. The venue is stunning with a dramatic interior created by ODD Design. Your host Sushi Master Shiya Nakano offers Kaiseki-style food with some Australian touches.
Written 4 December 2023
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John K
5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 none
We made a 7:30 reservation for a 10-person family group to sit at a hibachi table. We arrived prior to 7:30 and the reservation was acknowledged when we arrived. Hostess said, "we're running a little late." With two younger children we were somewhat anxious to be seated. We were finally seated at 8:40 and ended up closing down this restaurant that night. As Seinfeld said, "See you know how to take a reservation...you just don't know how to hold the reservation." Never again here. There are too many other good Japanese restaurants in Albany.
Written 18 January 2023
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Fivestar Dave
Albany55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
We haven't visited Koto's in a couple years but found it to be awesome as we remember it from awhile ago. Food was more than plentiful and delicious. Always consistent. Recommend sitting at the hibachi tables. The chief's put on a great show. This restaurant will not disappoint.
Written 16 February 2020
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travelfanatic2017
Chicago300 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 couples
Old restaurant in need of renovations. Smells old. Good service. Good sushi and sashimi. Mediocre bartender. Beer is safe… Pat Thai very average. Convenient by the airport but very average overall.
Written 21 September 2023
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Jennifer K
Rochester34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 family
Last night of our summer vacation, decided to give hibachi a try. My son's friend chose this place and we had a blast. My son is14, never had hibachi and love it so much. Couldn't finish everything, brought it back to our hotel and finished it later that night. Loved the little Koi pond.
Written 15 August 2021
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robinpcastellano
East Norriton16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 none
I had the best meal of my life! The sushi was the best I have ever had and the hibachi beef was delicious.! I loved my ginger mojito and lemon drop cake. The sake was good too!
Written 31 July 2022
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Glenn from Vermont
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 couples
We drive 90 minutes from Vermont just to have lunch here! The freshest seafood prepared by incredible sushi artists! Each dish is a masterpiece! Everyone here is very professional and super friendly. Every trip to Albany includes lunch or dinner at Koto! Thank you so much for another magnificent linch!!
Written 29 April 2021
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Maria G
Shirland3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 none
OMG! The mango shrimp was amazing! Our server, Asia, was so nice and informative. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and we will be back next time we are in the area!
Written 24 April 2021
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Geri D
Saratoga Springs171 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 family
We’ve been to other hibachis where you get both a salad and a soup and both noodles and rice, but not here. One or the other. Food was good. Servers and chef did not have much personality. Our appetizer was served in the middle of the main meal because we reminded them. It was nice that they give you complementary table pictures and a really cool birthday candle contraption.
Written 16 November 2019
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Cruiser532428
49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 family
The sushi and sashimi is delicious every time. We drive here from Vermont, which is 90 minutes away and have a fabulous meal lunch or dinner. The service is fantastic and the quality of the food is spectacular! Always wonderful thank you so much!
Written 10 November 2019
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Frank D
Irving4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 solo
First time here. The next time I come up from Texas I would definitely go again. From the greeters to the hibachi chef everything was exceptional. Food was cooked perfectly. They went out of their way to make my first visit a great experience.
Written 15 October 2019
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Barbara Q
60 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 none
To celebrate a special birthday, we decided to find a good Japanese restaurant. Koto was recommended. We live quite a ways away but decided the drive would be worth it. To our surprise the interior was dark and unwelcoming as well as in need of a cleaning. However, the tables and settings were clean and service was good. After ordering a shared appetizer we waited for our entrees, a house special for my companion and my favorite. Both were well prepared but nothing out of the ordinary. This Japanese restaurant is not worth the drive when compared to the one we usually patronize in our own area. While the food was good, we will not be coming back.
Written 15 September 2019
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193jmar
Schenectady5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 family
Service has gone way downhill. They overbook tables. We were seated 50 minutes after our reservation time. No apology. No free drink or dessert as a service gesture. The Hibachi experience was rushed. Chef was great. Other wait staff were nowhere to be found when you needed a drink or the check.
Written 19 May 2019
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