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Hotoke Restaurant

350 George St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2010
732-246-8999
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Ranked #51 of 162 Restaurants in New Brunswick
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Price range: $15 - $30
Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Japanese, Thai
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Bayard Street
Description: An eclectic Contemporary-Asian dining experience, specializing in sushi and creative cocktail mixing; featuring a lava stone bar, relaxing lounge, and sushi bar. Happy Hour : Monday- Friday from 4:00 -7:00pm. Sushi special: American and Traditional rolls for half price.
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English first
New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I like this place, good enough for a local haunt. The apps are great, they offer a lot of variety and I like the ambiance and fancy drinks.

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Terrific deal on cocktails and appetizers. Great way to start your evening. Very helpful staff. Would definitely return

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I will give this place a zero if possible. We were a group of 13 girls last night (08/09/14) at this horrible place. The waiter (an African American guy) was downright rude, condescending and obnoxious! Initially I noticed he wasn't the friendly type, you know the type that will be helpful with a restaurant menu, but no biggie. We all... More

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West Long Branch, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We ate at Hotoke's on 5/31. I cannot say enough about the entire meal. From appys to dessert it was fabulous. There were 4 of us dining that night. We ordered 4 appys, the popcorn shrimp, mini lobster crab cakes, veggies rolls, and sweet yam dumplings. They were all very good. The entress were even better. The ribs were so... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Terrible food and horrible service. I ordered the ribs and the sauce was horrible. I ate two bites of one rib and after speaking to the manager who said they could not take the ribs off the bill the owner came over. She was extremely rude and did not offer to even replace the meal. She said the most she... More

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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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156 reviews 156 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We went here for an early Friday evening book club. We sat in the lounge area because you needed to to get the happy hour specials. We went at 5:15 on a Friday night and it quickly filled as we stayed for almost 2 hours. There is an active bar/lounge area with lots of college students and people in their... More

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Washington, NJ
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109 reviews 109 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Hotoke offers a full sushi bar, asian inspired appetizers and main courses and excellent cocktails. This is the 3rd or 4th time we have been there and while I have enjoyed some dishes more than others, the food is usually well prepared and delicious. We enjoy seaweed salad when we have sushi and if you like it, you may want... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Went here this past weekend and simply was amazed. Never been a fan of sushi but decided to try it since my girlfriend wanted to try it for the first time. IT WAS AMAZING, we had the California rolls and the shrimp tempora rolls. The sushi its self filled is up. We also ordered calamari, but it wasnt anything to... More

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a lovely place, in terms of ambiance. They offer a great deal at happy hour- all drinks are half price and there is a nice selection of sushi that is also half price.,

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New York City, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

This restaurant has a great bar "scene" for after work, girls' night out, a quick drink--you name it. The restaurant, meanwhile, is serene and upscale. Waitstaff are attentive and friendly, while retaining the proper formality. The food is terrific for vegetarians and carnivores alike. Every dish has a special twist--this is not your usual neighborhood sushi joint.

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