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Oto-Oto Izakaya Japonaise

929 W Huntington Dr, Monrovia, CA
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Ranked #4 of 119 restaurants in Monrovia
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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LA
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101 reviews 101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

When craving for some snacks or a set menus with the specials on hand as well as happy hour to avoid the crowds...this is the place! Sushi to be had, ice cream Mochi or sweet potatoes or, soy bean.. Vegetables crunch is also awesome snack! Skewers are my fave with happy hour sushi =)' Keep up the good job guys...allegedly... More

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IL
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I really liked this place, I had to work late and then friends and I decided to get some food. This restaurant is open late and it has happy hour from 10-midnight. I was amazed - a lot of people came in after 10 pm!! The waiter suggested we review the menu for 10 minutes since it was 9:50 when... More

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SIERRA MADRE
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

My friend and I checked out Oto-Oto last year and we've been going several times a month ever since. Happy Hour (which goes until 6:30) menu is a little limited but you can still get full on the offerings. Favorites are the Ruby Crush (drink with fresh squeeze grapefruit), truffled edamame, bacon mochi, and the poorly named "tuna pizza" which... More

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San Jose, California
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158 reviews 158 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I have mixed feelings about this place. The food was great! I've rarely found food in the U.S. that compares favorably with my experiences in Japan. This place does very well. That said, the menu was hard to sort out (mostly because of how it's organized) with many choices. The waiter was earnest but perhaps new and not familiar with... More

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Duarte, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Came here last Saturday with my husband for a late dinner (after 8:30 pm). We were greeted by the hostess and said it would be a few minutes. We were seated maybe within 8-10 minutes. I was surprised to see this place pretty busy so late (I guess I'm an old woman because I like to eat dinner around 6-7... More

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Monrovia, California
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171 reviews 171 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I had to rush home from work during lunch today to meet the plumber, and stopped by Oto Oto Monrovia for take out on the way home. I had a delicious Salmon Skin Salad $4.95 on my last visit, and ordered it to go, along with a bowl of Miso soup. The salad is as delicious as it is beautiful.... More

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Monrovia, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I wanted to check out what all the hype was about - this restaurant gets great reviews, it's in a little strip mall on the Monrovia/Arcadia border. First visit in the late afternoon - just to look at the decor and menu, but I stayed and ordered a small sashimi sampling. It was really good, so I planned to come... More

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Mililani, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Happen to stumble upon this restaurant after walking out of another hole-in-the-wall Japanese restaurant nearby because the lack of service. So this restaurant was very refreshing. We were just visiting the area....but this restaurant looked new and very hip! Food was good. The only down side....our waiter didn't seem too familiar with the food. In the middle of the our... More

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London
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I have been coming to the Monrovia/Arcadia area for work for over a decade and am more than familiar with the choice of places to eat! Oto-Oto was new to me however and I was really glad I went. The sushi were good sized portions but more importantly one of the freshest I have had (try the albacore and salmon!).... More

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Glendale, California
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263 reviews 263 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

My boyfriend and I went here a few weeks ago, when we were desperate to find a place for a quick lunch. We are not local, but we had driven to buy a car and needed to kill time while the paperwork was being processed. We drove around and decided to give Oto-Oto a chance. We arrived just in time... More

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