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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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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 am - 2:30 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

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  • 5
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  • 3
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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
    3 of 5 stars
Amazing Sushi

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2013
popy2000
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Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
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  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Niagara Falls, Canada
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

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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Stamford, Connecticut
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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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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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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Milford, Connecticut, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I am Japanese, born and raised in Tokyo. I know what authentic Japanese food is am selective about which Japanese restaurant I go to. After reading the many good reviews I decided to give this place a try.The Sushi was acceptable but overall experience was terrible. I order the restaurant week special Dinner. The Salad was watery and the dressing... More 

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Darien, Connecticut
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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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
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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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43 restaurant reviews
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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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?