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929 W Huntington Dr, Monrovia, CA
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Authentic Japanese Cuisine!

It was walking distance from our hotel, so we gave it a try and were delighted. It is nicely appointed in modern Japanese style - feels like you are in Japan. We sat at the bar, as there was a wait for tables. The bartender was busy, but helpful in understanding all of the choices on the menu... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Tom D
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Durango, Colorado
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Durango, Colorado
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

It was walking distance from our hotel, so we gave it a try and were delighted. It is nicely appointed in modern Japanese style - feels like you are in Japan. We sat at the bar, as there was a wait for tables. The bartender was busy, but helpful in understanding all of the choices on the menu. Don't expect... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Oto-Oto offers lovely decor, and excellent (and fun) wait staff, and an innovative sushi menu. Mackerel grilled at the table was delicious and I highly recommend it.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a good place to go for late night as not too many restaurants are open that late in this area. Wagyu steak is good. Yakitori dishes and grilled saba were also good. Presentation of food and ambiance is good. am kinda iffy about the sushi - although the fish is fresh...it is literally paper thin! Overall was good... More 

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Bevely Hills
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Recommend japanese satsuma sweet potato and tempura ice cream. Very small portion and the service isnt the best.

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LA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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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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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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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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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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Additional Information about Oto-Oto Izakaya Japonaise

Address: 929 W Huntington Dr, Monrovia, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monrovia
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 929 W Huntington Dr, Monrovia, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monrovia

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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