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Koto Japanese Steakhouse

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9090 Carousel Center, Syracuse, NY 13290
(315) 466-6000
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Today
11:00 am - 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: Reservations

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
I love habachi

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Kate M
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Chittenango, New York
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Chittenango, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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105 reviews 105 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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107 reviews 107 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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Albany, New York, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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
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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