We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Koto Japanese Steakhouse

792 Shelburne Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403
(802) 660-8976
Improve this listing
Got a photo?
Add it.
Reserve with OpenTable
Koto Japanese Steakhouse is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Price range: $29 - $31
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Japanese
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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.
Write a Review

48 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Adams, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is a place to get a delicious and reasonably priced meal. One drawback, no kids menu, but the waitress suggested a chicken nugget type of meal which kids usually like. My youngest did enjoy watching the huge goldfish in the "pond" they have. If you enjoy trying different kinds of ethnic food this will satisfy you.

Was this review helpful? Yes
South Burlington, Vermont, United States
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
South Burlington, Vermont, Usa
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Burlington, Vermont, United States
Top Contributor
185 reviews 185 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Burlington VTf.
5 reviews 5 reviews
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Barre, Vermont
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Haven, Connecticut
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Koto Japanese Steakhouse also viewed

South Burlington, VT

Been to Koto Japanese Steakhouse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Koto Japanese Steakhouse, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing