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Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant

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377 Nesconset Hwy, Hauppauge, NY
(631) 360-3969
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5:00 pm - 10:30 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 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
The best on the island and then some

I have been eating at kotobuki for 20 years! It is absolutely the best sushi you will ever get on Long Island! Yes there are other great places, but anywhere else I go, I always seem to be disappointed. Ambiance is decent and staff is not overly sweet but hands down the best sushi dinners or lunch... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Karla G
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Rocky Point, New York
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Rocky Point, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I have been eating at kotobuki for 20 years! It is absolutely the best sushi you will ever get on Long Island! Yes there are other great places, but anywhere else I go, I always seem to be disappointed. Ambiance is decent and staff is not overly sweet but hands down the best sushi dinners or lunch you will have!... More 

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Holbrook, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Arguably, this is the best sushi on Long Island. Great choices. Always incredibly fresh. Atmosphere is open, airy and clean. If you come for lunch, be prepared for folks to be lined up outside the door at 11:45 (they open at noon). For dinner time, be prepared to wait. I don't know if they honor reservations. It is a little... More 

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The sushi is consistantly excellent and although it is not inexpensive the quality and the portions combine to provide an excellent value. My last visit was two nights ago but I've eaten here dozens of times over the years. One other note is that it is not a private setting. The tables are very close together.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have tried other sushi restaurants, but time and again, I return to Kotobuki. And I think I've given up on the other local sushi restaurants..other reviews claim other sushi places are good or better. NOT TRUE!! Kotobuki's sushi is always fresh and delicious. And if you're dining in, you won't want to miss the garlic fried oysters. The tuna... More 

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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I went to Kotobuki on the last night of my business trip since it was a top rated restaurant in Hauppauge. My experience was consistent with the many rave reviews I've seen on TripAdvisor. The sushi was fresh and melted in my mouth. I also got some tempura, which was really good (not quite as good as the sushi, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Kotobuki for me is the Gold Standard for Sushi/Sashimi on the Island. There are several great sushi restaurants nearby - but I always wind up comparing those meals to what I had at Kotobuki - and Kotobuki wins almost all the time! The one negative here is the physical size of the room and its inability to handle the size... More 

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Setauket, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

First time dining here. Friends rave about it and I can see why. Very fresh sushi, cut a little generously, fresh daikon, and the only sushi restaurant on LI that actually seasons the rice-much more authentic and tasty. Huge menu and cooked items too. Decor nicer than expected. Prompt and attentive service, but very crowded, even on a weekday lunch.... More 

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love Kotobuki. They have the best tuna advacado salad. Try the new rolls on the menu. This restaurant needs to be larger. It get annoying to wait so long.

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Central Islip, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

They don't take reservations but when you get in, you will be treated to the freshest sushi ever. I'm here at least twice a week...

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Hauppauge, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

I have been going to this place now for years and i can say that its all about quality consistency. The sushi and other japanese food is always top notch. sushi for 2 Is always oh so goof there.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 377 Nesconset Hwy, Hauppauge, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Hauppauge
  • Phone Number: (631) 360-3969

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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