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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Fresh & Prompt Service

Have dined here three times over the past year. Have tried several of the sushi rolls with consistently good results. Manhattan Roll is a personal favorite ! Fish has always been fresh and the service is prompt (especially for a sushi restaurant). Though the place is usually busy, we have not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
KRKBovina
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New York
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have gone there multiple times for various occasions, ranging from business to family ones. Excellent sushi, and the hibachi (both the show and the food) are excellent and fresh. the decor and service also very good.

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Thank Faisal S
New York
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have dined here three times over the past year. Have tried several of the sushi rolls with consistently good results. Manhattan Roll is a personal favorite ! Fish has always been fresh and the service is prompt (especially for a sushi restaurant). Though the place is usually busy, we have not waited for a table as there is plenty of... More 

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Thank KRKBovina
New York
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79 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Menu is quite extensive. Great presentation on the hibachi. Food was good and it was fun to watch them cooking. Prices not bad.

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Thank Murrayj
East Greenbush
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

On a cold dark Saturday evening wife and I decided to call a friend and go someplace a little different than our usual haunts. We all decided Koto would be a little different. We made a reservation for 6:30 for a shared cooking table. (Note : because you are dinning with different groups of people you have to 1) wait... More 

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Thank Kevin B
Latham, New York
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

there are now quite a few japanese restaurants in the area. one or two are better than the rest. however i never found one in this area like my experiences in california, until koto's. they actually have authentic sukiacki both seafood or meat varieties/ they are nowmy new favorite japanese place. and trust me it took alot to beat samuri.

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Thank Aline F
Valparaiso, Indiana
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158 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

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 

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Thank NotRealHoosiers
Cropseyville
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 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.

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Thank Consta1
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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 

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Troy, New York
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

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.

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Thank k62y
Westfield, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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!

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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?