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KOTO Japanese Restaurant

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260 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12110-4805
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent service and great food.

I love Japanese food. The restaurant was clean and inviting. We loved the food and the young lady who served us, we will make a point in returning!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2015
Westfield, Massachusetts
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English first
Valparaiso, Indiana
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139 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a little tricky to find, and to get into and out of if you are heading in the wrong direction, but worth every bit of effort. The décor is pleasant with tables for dining or enjoying the festive hibachi offerings. The food is beautifully prepared. The menu has a number of other Asian inspired items other than... More 

Thank NotRealHoosiers
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped at kotos with family for a birthday party. The staff was friendly and atmosphere is pleasant. We all had wonderful meals prepared before us with an enthusiastic chef. Fairly priced. Can't wait to go again.

Thank Consta1
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

i have a large family and we normally spend birthdays here and have been very satisfied. However,on one trip alone with just my granddaughter (who is very fascinated with the show the cook puts on). The restaurant was very busy, so we had a bit of a wait. We were first to be seated and the very LASTto be served.... More 

2 Thank Gvivi B
Troy, New York
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

It was my first time at a hibachi style restaurant. It was great! Very entertaining as they prepare your food in front of you. A warm cozy atmosphere too. Big menu selection. Food was cooked to perfection! Had a great time.

Thank k62y
Westfield, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I love Japanese food. The restaurant was clean and inviting. We loved the food and the young lady who served us, we will make a point in returning!

Thank Donna0729
Niskayuna, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

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.

Thank Jenn C
Latham, New York
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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 

2 Thank skymouse
New York
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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.

Thank SerenityNY
Flint, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank Jim S
Albany, New York
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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.

2 Thank Webpriestess13

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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
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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