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KOTO Japanese Restaurant

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260 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12110-4805
518-869-8888
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3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Reservations

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  • 20
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  • 2
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice but over priced

Went for a friend Birthday. We ate at the habachi. The chef was good and funny. The food was good. The only thing I didn't like was the food wasn't ready all together. Like he cooked the rice first by the time the chicken and steak was done we were done eating the rice. A bit over priced for what... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
Lori M
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Cairo, New York, United States
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English first
Cairo, New York, United States
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

Went for a friend Birthday. We ate at the habachi. The chef was good and funny. The food was good. The only thing I didn't like was the food wasn't ready all together. Like he cooked the rice first by the time the chicken and steak was done we were done eating the rice. A bit over priced for what... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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240 reviews 240 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We arrived on a Fri eve late, the place was jammed. Got a table pretty quickly though. Average miso soup, good sushi. A little on the expensive side for sushi. Wonderful dessert selection, rare for a Japanese restaurant. Many items were French influenced. Recommended!

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Albany, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Granted, we went on New Year's Eve and the restaurant was very busy. But the maître d' was in a foul mood, we got crowded around a hibachi table with 2 other families of 4, and although the portions were generous, the food was only ok. If Koto was the only hibachi place in town, I might go back, but... More 

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Schodack, NY
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182 reviews 182 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I've been to Koto many times - mostly for lunch. I've had items off the menu and have also dined Hibachi. The menu is extensive offering many different varities of sushi, rolls, shushimi, dinner and lunch options. The fish is always fresh and the portions generous. The hibachi is alway very good. The last time I was with friends from... More 

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Mechanicville, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you're going to dine in the Capital Region and you're expecting quality, this is one of the few options you truly have! KOTO will treat you extremely well, and the food will leave you feeling like you've been personally catered to!

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Albany, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My wife and I have been to Koto Several times. Every time we have gone we have been very happy with the service and food and entertainment. However the other Night New Years eve was a very different story. I made reservations in advance for 7pm. We arrived 25 min early so we could get a New Years cocktail at... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

took my family to this restaurant to try something different. It was a great experience and the service was great. We took the Hibashi and we were entertained and the food was of good quality.

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Albany, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This Japanese steak house is great! The kids love the show the chef has while he is cooking. I will suggest this place to go and of course my kids want to go back.

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Lake George, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Wonderful eclectic menu. Awesome sushi...The staff makes you feel at home...Great all around dining experience that has never disappointed...

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

What can I say. This restaurant is lovely. Our waiter was attentive and great and the sushi was delicious. The atmosphere is also very nice. Would definitely visit this restaurant again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 260 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12110-4805
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: 518-869-8888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?