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Koto Japanese Steakhouse

9090 Carousel Center, Syracuse, NY 13290
(315) 466-6000
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Ranked #86 of 593 restaurants in Syracuse
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Albany, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Mid-week meal at the Destiny Mall location meant we were immediately seated, but then promptly forgotten about. After 20 minutes, I had to find the host who seated us to find out if a waiter had been assigned to our table. Our server was new, but didn't seem to have any guidance. Our entree came first, then appetizers, then soup,... More

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Syracuse, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

As a bachelor living alone, happy hour is another word for "dinner." Koto's has become my go-to place for "dinner" over the last couple of years. Half-price drinks, and half-price appetizers from their happy hour menu. I can get out of there satisfied for around $10, and that includes a drink. Some of my favorite happy hour appetizers are: Rock... More

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Liverpool, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I stop at Koto's every time I shop at Destiny. It is located in the food court and offers a take out stir fry. The food is fresh and made to order. The portions are large enough to share, which I usually do. They give you a selection of vegetable, chicken. shrimp, and beef. There also several sauces offered and... More

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Syracuse, New York
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65 reviews 65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Koto is one of our "go-to" restaurant in the new Destiny. So often the new batch of restaurants are insanely busy, and loud. Koto, even when busy, tends to feel more relaxed and calming. We have visited this location at least three times for dinner, and have had a great experience each time. We have not done the Teppanyaki (HibachI)... More

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

the chef was spirited, humorous and highly talented. the hibachi could not have been better, with great foods prepared to perfection, and yummy sauces for dipping.

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Syracuse, NY
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I like Koto on the boulevard so this was a disappointment in ambiance, service, and quality of sushi. The "to-go" window may be a plus at the mall, but the sit-down needs to get up and go.

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DeWitt, New York
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101 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Our meals were excellent, prepared with some showmanship at the hibachi grill by a Japanese chef. The salads were tasty, the meat was very good quality and cooked perfectly, and the vegetables were flavorful. They offer a regular menu in addition to the hibachi cooked meals, so if you prefer a more private meal (hibachi seating might put you at... More

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Hornell, New York
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8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Very entertaining and the food was delicious! Very nice atmosphere, clean, friendly staff. Only 6 Hibachi tables but plenty of dining room space. Really enjoyed my meal! Definitely worth it!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

Amazing specials on several specialty rolls after their dinner hours. Skip the hibachi, and grab a table at the bar, ask for snack hour specials. Yum!! Rainbow Roll, King Kong Roll! $6.50 each, with many other rolls to choose from, what a deal!!!

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Flint, mi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

At 8:00pm to 9:30pm this place has a half-price deal on some of their 6 pc. sushi rolls. This is one of the best bargains in this whole mall (Now called Destiny USA). My wife and I went here for this deal and we were not dissappointed. Though the sushi isn't the best we've ever eaten... it still was good... More

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