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Kotobuki Japanese Cuisine

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457 Summer St, Stamford, CT 06901-1302
203-359-4747
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Waitstaff

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  • 22
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
great sushi-much better than average

i went here to try the much raved about sushi. it held up. the miso soup was good enough, the gyoza were actually homemade, a rarity in most japanese restaurants, and most of the sushi was very superb-especially the unagi, kanpachi, and raw quail egg. the maki were just average. minamalist but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
steakchef_11
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Bethel, Connecticut
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Redding, Connecticut
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216 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the first place I ever had sushi some 20 years ago and it's as good today as it was then. All their sushi and sashimi is excellent and fresh. The service has always been attentive. Hopefully, this restaurant will be around for many years to come. Useful tip - get there early for lunch as there's free parking... More 

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Bethel, Connecticut
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124 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i went here to try the much raved about sushi. it held up. the miso soup was good enough, the gyoza were actually homemade, a rarity in most japanese restaurants, and most of the sushi was very superb-especially the unagi, kanpachi, and raw quail egg. the maki were just average. minamalist but comfortable decor, friendly waitstaff

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Thank steakchef_11
Greenwich, Connecticut
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521 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Kotobuki has been around for years at this original spot. The owner is original and the sushi is very fresh. This place is authentically Japanese. I do not feel that the prices are too high. The quality is well worth it. Note, there is free parking in the back. You access it just past the front on your left.

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Thank Reasonable50
Armonk, New York
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The food at Kotobuki never fails to impress and the sushi and sashimi were just delightful and fresh. The staff provide excellent service.

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2 Thank MK8888
Stamford, Connecticut
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Awful. Not much else to say. And somehow it's pretty expensive too. Not sure how this place is still in business.

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Thank Thor F
Niagara Falls, Canada
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Awesome sushi. While we are used to all you can eat sushi from canada we found the sushi here amazing and filling! Try the gold rolls they will not disappoint. The edamame was outstanding and the children really enjoyed the goyza dumplings so much we had to order a second plate of them. We will return without hesitation and try... More 

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Thank Ashley M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

This place used to be the best sushi for miles. Unfortunately, it is no longer the case. The service is excruciatingly slow, the cleanliness of the place is not up to par and the prices no longer reflect the quality. What a pity... Fin 2 is still the best sushi in town.

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4 Thank Cyril d
Stamford, Connecticut
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

For one I am not a Sushi nut, but have been here with many aficionados and they raved. has been an iconic landmark in Stamford for many, many years

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1 Thank hycliff
Trumbull
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

A lot of people like this restaurant, it was recommended to me when i moved to Stamford. Well the place has a lot to be desired. I went twice, both time i got sick that night - co-incidence? Highly doubt it. Also the owner is not friendly at all - for a small place he should be a bit more... More 

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Thank a h
Milford, Connecticut, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Ate at the sushi bar a week ago. Not a memorable experience. The edamame was tired looking. The sushi and sashimi was just average at best,

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Thank Cyrus S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 457 Summer St, Stamford, CT 06901-1302
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Stamford
  • Phone Number: 203-359-4747

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?