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Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant

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5577 Monroe St, Sylvania, OH 43560-2549
419-882-8711
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent food and personal attention by the owner (to every guest)

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
Ray V
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Tyler Hill, PA
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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32 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Tyler Hill, PA
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Ohio
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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Texas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Swanton, Ohio, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This was our second visit and it will be our last. Restaurant was busy but we were seated quickly. We ordered promptly but an hour later still did not have our food. Waitress keep saying just a few more minutes. Finally asked for our bill for the tea and salad. Waitress said no charge. Manager or lead chef came rushing... More 

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Sylvania, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We enjoy Kotbuki for its reliably good food and reasonable prices. We almost always order Dolset Bipimbob (sp). It's so good. The meals come with soup and salad.

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Toledo
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We have never left disappointed. Great summer special that we hope they can maintain for all seasons, mango something.. crab roll. Yummo! Owner is friendly as is staff. Their waitstaff also appears to be the same each visit, which is reassuring. (A competitor down the street has extremely high turn over.) I would definitely recommend this place!

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Toledo, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Return to Kotobuki any time I can. An excellent restruarnt as well. Enjoy, I know you will. Can have just sushi or meal.

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Sylvania, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

The food here is very good and portions are generous. It is entertaining to be at a hibachi table watching and experiencing the fun of asian food preparation as well. Get ready to catch some food in your mouth!

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Maumee, Ohio
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

I was impressed from the moment we walked in - easy to find, quaint atmosphere, very friendly service. I was even more impressed with the portion size (strongly recommend the sushi dinner #4) for the price. This was one of the few times I have left a sushi restaurant completely full. Also of note - keep an eye on Groupon... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Loved the food although the show was a bit over done. Didn't like the obscene little man putting oil on the griddle -- especially not with children present. Good was great however and done to my specifications. Good, fun atmosphere at the hibachi tables.

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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 0 - 12
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Tuesday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?