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Kotobuki Japanese Cuisine

457 Summer St, Stamford, CT 06901-1302
203-359-4747
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Ranked #49 of 387 restaurants in Stamford
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery
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English first
Stamford, Connecticut, United States
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

We tried Kotobuki based on positive reviews, but unfortunately it didn't live up to our expectations. To start we ordered the vegetable tempura, and while it was clearly fried vegetables it was not tempura batter it was some other batter, and it tasted like it was cooked in french fry oil so it had an odd flavor. For the main... More

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Reviews of kotobuki always name it the top sushi/Japanese in the area. It is not. We ordered a variety of sushi and non-sushi dishes and they were all only average (and cost more than average!). The best thing we ordered was the salmon avocado roll. Overall, not bad but just did not live up to the hype of best sushi... More

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Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Make sure Masa takes care of your sushi! Sit at the bar and tell them to surprise you ! You will want to go back !!

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New York City, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I had a business lunch at Kotobuki recently and we order a variety of sushi, sashimi, maki rolls and hand rolls. The fish was fresh, the portions sufficient, the presentation well done. I have always been a fan of this restaurant and there only two points that could be considered negative -- -- the menu, though offering a good basic... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

After several visits, just had to convey a great review - Kotobuki is wonderful. We start with nameko, a punched-up version of miso soup with tiny button mushrooms - then the in-season soft shell crab - finish with a nice assortment of sushi - wonderful selection of cold sake. Great food, great service - we will be back soon, blessed... More

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Manchester, Connecticut
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Great quality fish, very fresh. Good for dinner prices but their lunch prices are a little high as compared to other local places. The place is pretty small so you should make a reservation if you have more than 4 people. They do have a very small sushi bar you can sit at, ~4chairs. I didn't notice any outside seating.... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013 via mobile

Found this little gem of a sushi place while on business in Stamford. Very nice fresh fish on the chirashi, which was presented in a nice box. The place had about 14 tables with a very small authentic Tokyo sushi place. I really enjoyed the food. The toro literally melted in my mouth - very very nice. The uni was... More

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Good Sushi is hard to fine and this place has always made me happy . I usually order the sane sushi- maybe a few variations . The miso soup is always great. The bowl is always chock- full of tofu seaweed etc. not to salty. Lunch is always easy to get a table but dinner is harder . They open... More

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United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

I LOVE this restaurant! Absolutely FANTASTIC food, good service, and the staff is very tolerant of my kids. The kids love the chopsticks holders and the sushi shaped lollipops they get for dessert. My stepdad even says it smells like restaurants in Japan (and he's been there 100+ times.). If you are looking for decently priced sushi for the area,... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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88 reviews 88 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Kotobuko has an exceptionel high standard on all food. The owners are also the sushi creators, hence they invest in their business food. Frequently used as busienss restaurant, but can order to go. I never miss an opportunity to got to Kotobuko.

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