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Hokkaido Japanese Restaurant

18 Church St, New Paltz, NY 12561-1503
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Ranked #7 of 110 restaurants in New Paltz
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Brooklyn, NY
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Went alone and sat outside - nice little garden patio. Service was fine, atmosphere pleasant - I like that this place isn't right on the main strip and is a little off the beaten path, so to speak. My fish was very fresh and the roll I ordered was delicious (and enormous). I was a bit surprised after ordering a... More

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Great Neck, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

sat at the bar-which we normally love to do to interact with the sushi chefs but it seamed like they did not want to talk to us at all. had to go through the waitress to order everything great spicey mayo allowed us to substitiute things fish was very fresh we were very satisfied went back again for more sushi... More

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I used to LOVE this restaurant. We had moved out of the area and I couldn't wait to get sushi there when we came up for a visit. What a disappointment! Service was the worst ever. My son did not receive his food until we were all done with ours. Our drinks were never refilled unless we requested it. The... More

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Perrysburg, OH
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162 reviews 162 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
295 helpful votes 295 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

I love this little place--great fresh sushi and excellent value. I particularly recommend the delicious clear mushroom soup, and try the oshingo (Japanese pickles) appetizer--a huge assortment of really interesting and delicious pickles! My boyfriend got a lovely little crab salad appetizer in half an avocado--scrumptious. Very charming atmosphere, polite servers, great experience overall. There's no other place in New... More

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Sunrise, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

This cute little Japanese restaurant had outdoor seating which was pleasant on this early evening in June. The sesame noodles had a good taste but were a little gummy. The squid salad was fresh and flavorful. The sushi rolls were average. The service was pleasant and attentive.

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Dutchess County NY USA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We had to sit outside on a not very warm day because the place was full of happy eaters (as other reviewers have noted). So if you want to sit inside to enjoy the very good food, be sure to leave plenty of time because others may have the same idea at the same time.

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New Paltz, NY
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Hokkaido always has the freshest and most delicious sushi in the area. Its smart to make a reservation as they fill up often. The food: The lunch bento box is the best deal in town. For dinner the spicy cold sesame noodles, shogun roll, and the yosen nabe hot pot are our personal favorites. The service: Usually very good. They... More

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Bradford, Massachusetts, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Whenever I eat japanese, I always like to try the Chirashi. The Chirashi Don here at Hokkaido is very fresh and delicious. I sat outside and the area was very unkept....definately no Zen here! I bet dining inside would've been Zen-like, but when I arrived there was no room for a single diner.

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Albany, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

I've gone to dinner at, and ordered takeout from, Hokkaido many times--it's good stuff. Good miso soup, and I love their dinner options that offer a whole package of miso soup and three kinds of rolls (I usually get the avocado roll, the sweet potato roll, and the asparagus roll). True, you'll wait a bit (takeout is usually a 30-minute... More

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Gardiner, New York, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Hokkaido is a quaint little restaurant tucked in corner off the main drag of New Paltz, a college town filled with great energy from nearby Woodstock and the world class outdoor playground of the Shawgunk Mountains. Having lived in Japan for 8 years, I have missed terribly my Japanese diet of sushi, tempura vegetables, gyoza, and of course soba noodle... More

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