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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

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  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
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New Rochelle, New York
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Albany, New York
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3 reviews
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
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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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Had a group of 20+ dropped in no reservations. Wait staff seated us just like it was a simple request. Had the sushi platter and it was excellent. Would not rate it over many other finer sushi places but would rate it as a 8 on 10 scale. Sake was adequate wished I had not seen them dispense out of... More 

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Connecticut
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This restaurant is officially in Latham, NY, just north of Albany, NY and near Albany Airport. The place has traditional Japanese decor on the outside with a unique atmosphere inside. Something you don't normally see in Japanese restaurants but definitely adds to the experience. We stopped in for hibachi dinner and the food was plentiful and well prepared. I had... More 

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Albany, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 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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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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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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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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Additional Information about KOTO Japanese Restaurant

Address: 260 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12110-4805
Phone Number: 518-869-8888
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
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
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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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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