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Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant

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5577 Monroe St, Sylvania, OH 43560-2549
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner with friends

Nice place to eat great Sushi. The beer and wine are all good as well. Went here for dinner with some friends and had a great time. We will go back again and again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Jimmy J
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

I love going here, the service is always on point and we've gotten to be on a first name basis with the owner. I love that he recognizes us and greets like he is truly glad we came back. We love the vegetable sushi and everyone that we bring with us loves the sushi. We've never had a bad dish... More 

Sylvania, Ohio
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This was the time that my husband and I visited this location. The special sushi that we ordered were fantastic, the salmon and tuna in particular. The star of our meal, though, was the calamari salad. Perfectly seasoned with ginger, the calamari was firm and meaty, and the vegetables were quite crisp. We will be back!

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I've been eating here since 1998 and have found very few sushi restaurants that can compete with this one. Ingredients are of best quality, atmosphere is pleasant (quiet classical music). Staff is very friendly and courteous. Free WiFi.

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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We have now been twice in the last 2 months. We tried 3 dishes the first time-tempura shrimp appatizer, chicken fried rice & tempura shrimp roll. I informed the waiter that I am allergic to onions and they needed to be omitted & unfortunately, they still made the rice with onions & did not inform us. Thankfully I noticed a... More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The restaurant is fantastic, we always have good food and service. The atmosphere is calming and it's nice to be able to see your sushi being roll from the bar. This is by far the best sushi place in Toledo. The selection is large and the rolls are beautiful.

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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Nice place to eat great Sushi. The beer and wine are all good as well. Went here for dinner with some friends and had a great time. We will go back again and again.

Toledo, Ohio
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Always a lovely, relaxing meal of quality food in a pleasant atmosphere. Consistent meals that are well prepared.

Tyler Hill, PA
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We come from the East Coast where primo sushi restaurants abound. Frankly I never thought we would get good sushi in landlocked Ohio. We were reluctant to try, but we were on our way to visit the Grandkids and were starving after a 10 hour drive. We accidentally saw the sign for Kotobuki and decided to give it a try.... More 

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79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We had a variety of appetizers, regular sushi, special sushi, and an entrée. While all dishes were OK, nothing stood out as anything special. We ordered food in stages, which was a mistake. Each time we ordered it took nearly an hour to be served those particular dishes. For a better Japanese restaurant in the Toledo area, try Nagoya in... More 

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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Until last night the only sushi I'd ever had was avocado roll, and my daughter tells me that's not really sushi. It was a weekend night so the big hibachi places were out for dinner unless we wanted to wait a long time. Since all we wanted was sushi, we didn't want to wait. After a few searches, we settled... More 


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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5577 Monroe St, Sylvania, OH 43560-2549
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Sylvania
  • Phone Number: 419-882-8711

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic


Open Hours
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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