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Hotoke Restaurant

350 George St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2010
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Ranked #44 of 161 restaurants in New Brunswick
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Japanese, Thai
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
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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51% Recommend
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West Long Branch, New Jersey
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Union, New Jersey
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151 reviews 151 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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8 reviews 8 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 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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Ewing, New Jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Love the ambiance and location. Prices too high for the portion size. Calamari portion was scanty, fried too hard and was bland. Fried whole fish was delicious but fried rice was just ok. Did not make my taste buds dance. Service was a bit slow even though the place was empty and we had to wait quite a while for... More

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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

This used to be a top notch sushi restaurant in New Brunswick. I concur with some others that it has gone down hill. This evening, the manager refused to honor my $25 Resturant dot com certiticate, because we dinned in the lounge. She said it was only good in the dinning room, and proceeded to show me another customer's certificate,... More

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New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Reading a number of reviews contrary to my experience. The food was excellent and plentiful. Don't order too much. We had hot appetizers,hot miso soup, and sushi rolls and had no room for anything else. Service started slow, but the waiter apologised and came back every few minutes to check on us and the restaurant was very busy. Everything was... More

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