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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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11:30 am - 11:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pleasantly Surprised

The highlight was the quality of the food. The Filet was amazingly tender! We went as family of seven looking for a Hibachi experience for the kids. The Hibachi chef was OK, not great (unfortunately the two couples seated with us didn't add to the fun). Servers were pleasant and attentive. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Jenn C
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Niskayuna, New York
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Niskayuna, New York
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The highlight was the quality of the food. The Filet was amazingly tender! We went as family of seven looking for a Hibachi experience for the kids. The Hibachi chef was OK, not great (unfortunately the two couples seated with us didn't add to the fun). Servers were pleasant and attentive. The restaurant was clean. Would definitely go again.

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Latham, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Used to go more often to Koto for quality of the food and good dining experience Unfortunately this was my last visit there Quality of the food and service went down Place used to be packed but not anymore, now is always a plenty of room there My wife had a clams but she paid dearly for them with stomach... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This restaurant is beside the hotel and was able to accommodate a group of eight . The service was prompt and courteous and the chef was entertaining and the food was very good.

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Flint, Michigan
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Great staff and friendly service. Food was good, but sauce selections were lacking in flavor. Overall, it was really good and would come back whenever in town again.

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Albany, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I went to this place to celebrate my birthday with my family. I was treated so poorly that my feelings were hurt. You would be better off going to a McDonald's drive through if you want better service. I used to really enjoy dining here. I will never dine here again.

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Niskayuna, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My husband and I were guests here for lunch last Friday, as our hosts (from Brazil) prepared to leave for their new home in Pennsylvania. The gentleman who invited us was greeted effusively (as he is a regular) and our party of seven (two of whom were children) was seated at the hibachi. Our party all agreed that miso soup... More 

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Albany, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

After reviewing my credit card statement and receipt from lunch with a friend, I realized there was a $5.00 discrepancy. The total bill with tip came to $28., MC statement showed $33. I called MasterCard and they told me this happens ALL the time! The restaurants will add an additional fee, thinking you won't notice. I'll be calling the State... More 

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New Rochelle, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The food was good the first two times I went. However on my third time a Tuesday night the food was cold and the salad dressing was watered downed. The server didn't seem like she wanted to be there.

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Loudonville, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Stopped by for a quick dinner for two. We both ordered tempura. It was nicely presented with an onion ring holding the longer pieces in sort of a teepee shape with vegetables inside. The look was good but the rest was very average and very greasy. The dipping sauce was flavorless. Service was cordial and efficient. Haven't found a really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We love the atmosphere, Hibachi tables and the sushi is wonderful. Always fresh with lovely presentation. We drive over 30 minutes to dine here even though there are several Japanese HIbachi/Sushi restaurants closer to our home.

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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, Sushi
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?