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KOTO Japanese Steak House

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527 Long Hill Rd, Groton, CT 06340-4134
860-445-5686
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Hibatchi time!

Now this is a place I enjoy eating. If you go, the hibatchi tables are where it's at. It takes your whole experience and makes it very entertaining. I've been three times and every chef that served us was friendly and welcoming! The quality of the food is great but the price is on the high side... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 8, 2014
Cindi A
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Franklin, Connecticut
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Mystic, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Six of us went to celebrate a birthday dinner. Food was ok but the hibachi show was disappointing for the kids and adults. There was no flame, no saki and besides bouncing eggs, all he did was cook. The shrimp was over cook/burnt and everything was very salty. For the cost we won't be returning.

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Waterford ct
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Food was not that good, not a lot of flavor and filet was chewy. Chef was really lame and kids were really bummed they did not get a good show. For the money I would not go back. Waiter did a good job.

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New York
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200 reviews 200 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

I came here with three of my colleagues and we all enjoyed a great meal. The sushi and sashimi was great! The edamame was good. Service was great! I had the spicy soup also. Very good Japanese restaurant.

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St. Marys, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The food is ok. The presentation is great! It looks like the sterotypical hibachi grill. However, the prices are ridiculous. They are really fairly priced on tea's though. Try Kawa, it's cheaper, you get better food, and they don't waste alot of time, but they still do a great show.

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Franklin, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Now this is a place I enjoy eating. If you go, the hibatchi tables are where it's at. It takes your whole experience and makes it very entertaining. I've been three times and every chef that served us was friendly and welcoming! The quality of the food is great but the price is on the high side. This is a... More 

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Gales Ferry, CT
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219 reviews 219 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is a traditional "Chop 'N Watch" restaurant where the food is good and the show put on by the chef, cooking at your table, is most entertaining. It is great for special occasions.

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Fort Worth, TX
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Thanks, Koto for making the surprise dinner fantastic. Great food, fun chefs and a beautiful setting. The only thing. I would have changed is turn on the a/c in the party room BEFORE the cooking begins. We were a large group and the room was hot and steamy before dinner.

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Groton, Connecticut
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The food was spot on the chef was not to bad. (Have seen better) He need more practice on the hibachi. The waitress was always right there when you needed her. The main problem was that the hibachi seating area had steps and my wife is in a wheelchair.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I was very impressed from the moment we walk in the door. Service was prompt and we were seated right away. The chef was very entertaining and the food was excellent.

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Waterford, Connecticut
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Since it was the end of exams, I decided to take my daughter for a nice Japanese hibachi lunch. The meal starts with miso soup and salad. While you enjoy that and an appetizer of sushi if you so choose (and I highly recommend), the very talented chef cooks your food in front of you. I picked scallops while my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 527 Long Hill Rd, Groton, CT 06340-4134
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Groton
  • Phone Number: 860-445-5686

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Steakhouse, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?