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Koto Japanese Steakhouse

9090 Carousel Center, Syracuse, NY 13290
(315) 466-6000
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Ranked #123 of 608 Restaurants in Syracuse
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Topeka, Kansas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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54 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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133 restaurant reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Koto Japanese Steakhouse

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

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