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New Koto

#24 of 10,035 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
Traditional Japanese Cuisine

It's a very busy restaurant during the whole week but it has a very nice atmosphere. The best thing to do is make a reservation (3346-9668) The food is very nice and fresh. I recommend it but the most important thing is: make a reservation to avoid the hassle to wait for so long.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Brasilia, DF
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Brasilia, DF
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It's a very busy restaurant during the whole week but it has a very nice atmosphere. The best thing to do is make a reservation (3346-9668) The food is very nice and fresh. I recommend it but the most important thing is: make a reservation to avoid the hassle to wait for so long.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The atmosphere is quite pleasant. The place is a bit small so sometimes you have to wait a few minutes to get in, but I've personally never had to wait too long. The inside is pleasing to the eyes to say the least and there is no feeling of being cramped. It is also always a pleasant temperature inside the... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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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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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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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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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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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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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

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  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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