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Koto Japanese Steakhouse

792 Shelburne Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403
(802) 660-8976
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Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: On the CCTA bus route
Description: We are Vermont's premier Japanese restaurant, serving our guests for 11 years, since 1999. Come enjoy our Japanese ambiance with a pond full of koi fish and running water --always a hit with kids. We have plenty of free parking and a full bar stocked with fine wines, beers, and a variety of liquor. We look forward to serving you and your family in the near future. We have four options of dining in our establishment. Hibachi, dining room, tatami and sushi bar. Please specify the type of dining experience you'd prefer under special notes. For weekends and holiday please inquire within to confirm your reservation. Thank you.
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English first
South Burlington, Vermont, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I Love coming here and getting a Bento Box - the combination with Steak and Scallops is my favorite. If I don't get that - I get the Hibachi combination with the same. I've never left dissatisfied - and always could go back for dinner again. So many other things to try on the menu - but hey - when... More

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South Burlington, Vermont, Usa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Whether sitting at the grill or booth food is wonderful. And watching the chefs cook on the grill is fun.

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Burlington, Vermont, United States
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174 reviews 174 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Koto is OK as Japanese hibachi houses go but it is crowded. Food is what you would expect but not exceptional. It's great fun for the kids. It was crowded and is popular with families. Service was good.

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Burlington VTf.
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Now the best sushi in Burlington. Great fun. for kids at the tepanyaki tables. Service is usually very good. New special sushi entries regularly.

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Barre, Vermont
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69 reviews 69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

It was Sunday evening and the "Hibachi" area was fairly crowded but the other room was about 20% full (lots of empty tables). The server lead us to the other room, which I thought was nice of them thinking it was much quieter. But he seated us right near the end table where a small baby was crying ferociously. I... More

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

i tried the first time kotos here. i was disappointed. the sushi was tiny, not fresh looked like the premade it,didnt taste good. the hibachi not good either. very small portion. the service was ok. but i will never forget the employee was sleeping in one of their rooms. lol. we saw him when he woke up.. i was really... More

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NH
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Was in town for an alpaca show this past weekend and found this place to be a Blue Ribbon Winner. Koto is a very nice restaurant with excellent staff that was very pleasant, provided excellent service and was very professional. The sushi was better than average but not topnotch as compared to Boston or LA. The Saki/wine list was outstanding... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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113 reviews 113 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

This is a very nice restaurant ... The staff was very pleasant and our waitress provided excellent genuine service... I had the chirashi which was very fresh and large portions were served if the sashimi ... My wife had the bento box and could not finish it all ... Worth a visit

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Milton
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138 reviews 138 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We went to Koto with another couple. We had mixed experiences in the past including sitting next to a very sick person at the hibachi grill. This time, we had a 2 for 1 coupon so we gave the place another try. Our martini's were good; a little pricey at $8.50 each. We had the spicy squid appetizer; it was... More

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South Burlington, Vermont, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I just tried some sushi for the first time the other week so my wife suggested that since I liked it we should go here for lunch (she loves it there) and get the "Lunch Box". Its great because in the lunch box you get a little bit of everything - I had the Beef Teriyaki (comes on a bed... More

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