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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 - 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

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 2
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
sushi lunch

havent been for over a year...popped in for lunch...sushi rolls seemed smaller..less "extravagantly" presented but nonetheless...delicious, fresh with many special rolls..selecting four only was a challenge..wish they delivered to broader area ( Guilderland)...local options pretty limited..

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
DenyseAlbany_NY
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Albany, NY
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Albany, NY
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

havent been for over a year...popped in for lunch...sushi rolls seemed smaller..less "extravagantly" presented but nonetheless...delicious, fresh with many special rolls..selecting four only was a challenge..wish they delivered to broader area ( Guilderland)...local options pretty limited..

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Melbourne
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

If you're after the simple, purist Japanese, this isn't the place for you - though they could probably do that too. This is the works - creative, combined, crazy comestibles! From the abundant and wisely-chosen drinks list, to the 'sushi boat for 8', there's plenty to explore. Much more than one visit will allow. All great quality, fresh flavours, and... More 

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Newington, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My son, wife and I ate there today. Tony cooked for us. He was funny and polite. Did a great job putting on a show for us. The fried rice they make is the best I ever had. I would highly recommend it.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My family and I always look forward to making at least one visit to Koto when I'm in town for a visit. It's a destination meal for us, and the food and atmosphere never disappoint. If you're looking for comfort food on a cold night, the garlic noodle is filling and savory. Their mango roll is so good that I... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Save yourself a frustrating experience and go to Samaurai or any other Japanese hibachi restaurant in the Capital District (several to choose from). We had a hibachi table reservation at Koto for 4 people at 7pm tonight. We arrived at 7 exactly then proceeded to wait in the jam packed entrance for 45 minutes before getting totally fed up and... More 

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Albany, New York
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230 reviews 230 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

If you're looking for Hibachi, then this is a good place to go. The chef's are fun, engaging, and grill some good food. They will do some extra things on your birthday and provide a special dessert as well (in addition to the obligatory singing). For sushi or other Asian, though, I'd consider going elsewhere as the prices are very... More 

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Cairo, New York, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

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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244 reviews 244 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

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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192 reviews 192 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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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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