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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 - 9:30 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: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
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  • 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 sushi

The tuna avocado is so fresh. Get the tasty boy roll. Sweet and spicy. I have tried many sushi places but none as good as the Hauppauge Kotobuki

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
Shelly S
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new york
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The tuna avocado is so fresh. Get the tasty boy roll. Sweet and spicy. I have tried many sushi places but none as good as the Hauppauge Kotobuki

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Thank Shelly S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Love their food. Stinks that there isn't that much seating but if u get there before the doors open for lunch u should have no problem finding a seat

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Thank kisses1271
Vernon, New Jersey
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206 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

The Sushi here is excellent. I have tried most selections and have never been disappointed. The rolls are also very well prepared and delicious. The Shishito Peppers are a favorite of mine. Their Plum Wine is wonderfully sweet and compliments the food very well. I think the servers do a great job. The only negative is often the restaurant will... More 

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Thank TTMLL2215
Hauppauge, New York
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

the sushi is always excellent here. the lunch sashimi special is a good deal, lots of fresh sashimi, plus a small roll, plus salmon with spicy tuna sauce the service is slow.....

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Thank michael m
Rocky Point, New York
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Karla G
Holbrook, NY
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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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Thank mitchm11741
Long Island, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank Jerry N
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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Thank LivingLife815
Denver, CO
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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Thank just_da_fax
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106 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
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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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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