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350 George St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2010 (Bayard Street)
732-246-8999
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: An eclectic Contemporary-Asian dining experience, specializing in sushi...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sushi and Jazz Thursday Nights

I've been to Hotoke several times but was there recently to have dinner and hear jazz. The New Brunswick Jazz Project has moved their weekly Thursday night jazz shows here. It mostly works. The volume in the restaurant was a little higher than I would have liked but was ok. The lounge area fills up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We went to Hotoke to grab some apps after the gym, we did not plan on staying for dinner. We ate at the bar and had intermittently attentive or disinterested service. We ordered the calamari, the edamame, the chicken satay and the beef tapanyaki. The calamari were clearly of the frozen variety and the sauce they came with - which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I've been to Hotoke several times but was there recently to have dinner and hear jazz. The New Brunswick Jazz Project has moved their weekly Thursday night jazz shows here. It mostly works. The volume in the restaurant was a little higher than I would have liked but was ok. The lounge area fills up by 7:30 so if you... More 

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Met a friend for an early dinner on Monday, March 24. To my surprise, the service was terrible and the place was empty. We had to ask to have our water glasses refilled several times and our plates were not promptly removed. I had the Miso Salmon and it was just ok. I ordered the fondue dessert and it was... More 

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Hamilton, NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The good: the food is genuinely fusion with a tinge of creativity. Often a time the trendy word 'fusion' is randomly applied to ordinary Asian cuisine restaurants. Hotoke serves really 'fused' dishes. Our seaweed salad was prepared with addition of onions and radishes, etc. The Fillet Mignon main course was prepared to perfection, with interesting sides and amazing aroma. The... More 

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Neptune, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Three of us went for dinner last month before a show at the State Theatre. The decor and design is very cool but that's where the positives end. The food was bad, baby food bad, and the service was so slow. The waiter didn't even clear our plates when we asked for the check. I wouldn't be surprised if they... More 

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Hawthorne, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We were going to a play at the George Street Playhouse and a few people recommended this restaurant. The restaurant interior is very pretty with even a small second floor. We started with a couple of martinis; my wife had the mango and I had the pomegranate. Both were very rich in color and superbly made. We then both had... More 

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Diest
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The place was not crowded and many servers who had little to do.The food was OK, asian style, I had Tuna sushi wich was too heavy, taste dominated by sticky rice. The salmon was OK but the best was the rice with vegetables wich came with the salmon.

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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

....as the term can mean Enlightened (as in Buddha), or it can also mean dead... I am happy to report that the state of this Hotoke was most-certainly in line with the former and supporting of the giant Buddha statue that is situated and presiding over the main dining area. My sister and I had just enjoyed a concert at... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

Okay - I have been to this restaurant several times and I have to say they have very good (to great) sushi for reasonable prices. They have the best seaweed salad I have ever had (and I eat Japanese all over the world). This evening I only had some tuna sashimi and some uni but the uni was amazing. For... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Came hare a month ago after not having been to the area in several years. Great to see that this place is still happening. The night scene is great with a good DJ spinning music. In the past they used to charge a cover, but that's seemed to have stopped. The ambiance is great. New Brunswick needs more places like... More 

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Additional Information about Hotoke Restaurant

Address: 350 George St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2010
Phone Number: 732-246-8999
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  New Brunswick
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: Japanese, Thai

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 350 George St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2010
    (Bayard Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  New Brunswick
  • Phone Number: 732-246-8999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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