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Koto Japanese Steakhouse

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9090 Carousel Center, Syracuse, NY 13290
(315) 466-6000
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 12
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great restaurant in the Mall

Despite being in the Mall, this sushi/hibachi restaurant is well worth a visit. My son and I went during snack time (after 8pm) and had a very inexpensive feast of sushi! Several Habachi tables were occupied and we might try that next time I'm in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Despite being in the Mall, this sushi/hibachi restaurant is well worth a visit. My son and I went during snack time (after 8pm) and had a very inexpensive feast of sushi! Several Habachi tables were occupied and we might try that next time I'm in the area.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

me and my wife ordered a salad and tempura which was OK, and as main course we ordered the salmon teriyaki which was good, and a lemon grass chicken and shrimp which was tasteless and I had to add a lot of salt in order to eat it. the main plus in the restaurant was the service which was very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A good place for a night out with a group, to have a few cocktails and a hibachi chef "show", throwing rice balls, etc. We opted for a sit-down dinner, which overall was basically so-so. Our server was excellent, pleasant and attentive without hanging over us too much. When we asked about the sauce used on one of their entrees,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Sushi is okay. Tuna roll and salmon roll were good, but small. Miso soup was okay, but not amazing. Service was good. Food came out fast. Presentation was nice. In the end, I wasn't disappointed. I'll probably eat here again.

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We went for lunch on a Saturday (2 of us) and were the only ones at the hibachi, so had our own personal lunch. Both the chicken and steak were great. Attentive service and nice flavor.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We were visiting our children for the weekend and showed up 15 minutes before our reservation. The bartender was very helpful in helping us with a beer choice. The hostess sat us at the time of our reservation. The waitress was very attentive to our vegan family. The hibachi chef was also very attentive to making sure that the fried... More 

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Syracuse, New York, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I've eaten at Koto's several times and, since I am a sushi fan, I stick with the raw fish menu. It offers an Habachi grill, but I have never tried it. Customers who prefer the grill seem enjoy it. There is one thing I insist on with sushi: it must be cooler than room temperature, otherwise, I begin to wonder... More 

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Chittenango, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We have been here many times. We go on dates, we take the family and the food is always amazing. Nothing better than fresh off the grill. The fried rice is the best i have ever had and I always get an extra order so there is some to bring home. They take reservations but i have never had trouble... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I went here for Happy Hour with my boyfriend. To start, we ordered miso soups. I also got a ginger salad, and he got a Kani salad. To me, Kani salad doesn't actually have lettuce and just has basically crabmeat with cucumber. Anyways, it came as an actual salad (also not worth the $7). Next I ordered two Philadelphia rolls,... More 

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Canton, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I only ate at the express window. I had the beef hibachi which had decent flavor but at best was comparable to the other options for Asian cuisine in the mall food court so this review is limited to the express window. I also ordered the spicy tuna roll and salmon rolls for sushi which tasted very fresh and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9090 Carousel Center, Syracuse, NY 13290
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: (315) 466-6000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Steakhouse
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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