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New Koto

#26 of 10,052 Restaurants in Brasilia
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212 Sul, bloco C, loja 20, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
(61) 3346-9668
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The place to go for sushi.

I was there with family and friends. It is a great sushi place and if you like the hot food I suggest a Tanindon. We were a large group (11) and ordered two portions of gyoza, kappamaki, missô soup, one Tanindon, a yakissoba and tho sushi boats "combinado". It was great. The price is a bit high... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
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Brasilia, DF
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Brasilia, DF
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I was there with family and friends. It is a great sushi place and if you like the hot food I suggest a Tanindon. We were a large group (11) and ordered two portions of gyoza, kappamaki, missô soup, one Tanindon, a yakissoba and tho sushi boats "combinado". It was great. The price is a bit high, but fair for... More 

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New York City, New York
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Staff is the same of the former best Japanese in Brasilia called Kosui. Kosui had a prettier space, a real Japanese style. Howver, New Koto kept the quality the of the food. Everything is great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The best Japanese restaurant of Brasília. Traditional. Great variety of sakes. The best dish was an entré, Hotogai. A whole dinner, with entrés and sake, was R$ 280 for two.

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20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

For the connoisseur of Japanese cuisine, the best choice in Brasilia. Nothing fancy and basic service, but fresh fish and no compromise to western "adaptations". Avoid rush hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

Don't get fooled by the appearances: the decor is very simple, but it only confirms that all the owner's sense of taste went into the food. Here you'll find great traditional (no "cream-cheese") Japanese food, with lots of choices. Fish is always top-notch quality ("where does he buy it?"). Ask for the "Hottategai" entree (flamed scallops with shimeji), which is... More 

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Manila
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Real Japanese food in Brasilia. Ambiance also reminiscent of good old Japanese restaurants in major cities in the world that love Japanese food. Chef-owner used to be the cook at the Japanese embassy. Brasilieros are lucky to have him as a full time resident! Tried another Japanese restaurant in Brasilia in the four days I was there. The other was... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

I followed the reviews and while in Brasilia decided to try New Koto. Sunday and crowded over lunch time, which affected time and service quality. As for the food, we order the Special sushi and Donburi with beef. After a long wait, the first course was very poorly presented and there was nothing special about fish used. The second course... More 

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

I seem to understand the Chef is the former cook at the Japanese Embassy in Brasilia... and indeed this is real Japan in your dish. The food is excellent - the freshest fish for sushi and sashimi and perfect plating. Service is fine, although a bit slow on the particular night we went there (but the resto was full and... More 

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Brasilia, Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

When going out for dinner try New Koto, Cheff Komiya's restaurant in Brasilia. Fine kitchen, well-cared for dishes, attentive personnel and Cheff Komia is always around. SCLS 212, bloco C, loja 20. Telefone: 3346-9668

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

For a reasonable price (in a very expensive city), this is as close as you get to a real Japanese meal. The place is simple and focused on the quality of the food, with good service (if not crowded). The executive dish is extremely well served, you should definitely try the scallops for starters.

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Address: 212 Sul, bloco C, loja 20, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
Phone Number: (61) 3346-9668
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  Federal District (DF)  >  Brasilia
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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  • Address: 212 Sul, bloco C, loja 20, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  Federal District (DF)  >  Brasilia
  • Phone Number: (61) 3346-9668

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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