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KOTO Japanese Restaurant

260 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12110-4805
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Ranked #40 of 593 Restaurants in Albany
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Southeastern Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I ate dinner here while staying next door at the Hotel Indigo. The sushi was good and made fresh to order. My only complaint was the price. I had three sushi rolls and a glass of water. My bill, before tip, was $33.

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Central Bridge
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Friends invited us to join them at one of their favorite restaurants: Koto We sat at a Hibachi table (reserved ahead) and enjoyed watching the chef juggle his implements and set flames erupting on the Hibachi. My friend and I had steak; our husbands had chicken. The food was flavorful and tender. On a previous visit to a Japanese restaurant... More

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Albany, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The best sushi in the area! but the drinks are EXPENSIVE. It was my first experience at a hibachi grill and I've yet to find a place that does as good of a job with presentation, service/atmosphere and quality.

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Gansevoort, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We visited 8/4/14. After having a crazy unexpected day we tried something new and went here for dinner. My son wanted Hibachi and we thought we could all use some enjoyment at that moment. It was 6pm and there were 3 adults and 1 child. We were seated immediately. Our drink order was taken immediately and when drinks were delivered... More

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Niskayuna, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Koto is one of my two or three favorite restaurants in the Capital District. The tea is the best in the area and the food is always reliably excellent. I once asked if they would prepare something that was not on the menu and after excusing herself to check with the chef, the waitress came back smiling and said the... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Sushi is always the best! Highly recommend the Salmon Carpaccio!! (out of this world). Service is second to none, atmosphere is good, people are friendly and most of all it is a family friendly restaurant:) Visit KOTO when in the Capital Region!

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New York
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105 reviews 105 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This is one of my favorite Japanese restaurants ever! The food and the service is great! I always sit at the Sushi bar and just recently visited with my youngest son! I love the sashimi! I always order the special along with salmon roe, octopus, white tuna, mackerel, .....

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Scotia, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I have never been here when I didn't have an absolutely wonderful meal! The chefs know me and what it is that I want.y treat, whole waiting for my meal is always a pleasant surprise. I tried a roll today (Sashimi is my niche) "spicy girl". Oooweee! YUMMERS! If you're in the capital district and are looking for good Japanese,... More

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Somers, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I had the opportunuity to eat at Koto at the beginning of March while stopping off briefly in Albany. I was with 4 colleagues, all of whom ordered the shrimp and I stuck to the steak. The food was very good and the atmosphere pretty average. The staff was helpful and pleasant. It was a little difficult to converse around... More

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

not great, not bad…typical Japanese steakhouse fare…seems the Americanization of global cuisine is doing nothing but making it bland

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