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Koto Japanese Steakhouse

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9090 Carousel Center, Syracuse, NY 13290
(315) 466-6000
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12:00 pm - 10:00 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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  • 15
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Empty Nesters

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Jackischuman
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Rochester, New York
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Stopped by Koto for a quick lunch at there express window my wife and I had the hibachi chicken with fried rice a great deal for $5 the chicken and rice are made fresh in front of you and takes about 5 minutes unlike some of the other places in the mall where the food was cooked in the morning... More 

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Ottawa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We have been eating lunch at Kotos every year for 5 years. We will not be returning. They served Tea and it was cold, then we asked for a new pot, we waited 12 minutes. Then they could not give us new cups, so they pored the old tea into a plastic container. The meal was good, however the server... More 

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Auburn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We went to this restaurant in Destiny USA before a show. We let the waiter know we had tickets to the upstairs theatre. He was very careful throughout the meal to make sure we made it to the theatre on time but also didn't rush us one bit. We had allowed one and a half hours for the meal. It... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Sunday-Thurs, 3pm-6pm at the front "bar" area only (NOT the sushi bar), Koto has half price sushi and other appetizers, as well as half price for draft beer and a few wine selections. I got there in plenty of time to order three sushi rolls, edamame, and a glass of wine. The red wine was decent, and the sushi was... 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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