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Kodama Japanese Restaurant

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Midtown
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301 W 45th St, New York City, NY 10036
+1 212-582-8065
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Comfortable for solo travelers

I have always wanted to try those big bowls of soup and it was the perfect day. Manhattan was in the middle of a blizzard and I fortunately got in before the town closed down. They were going to sit me at the bar, but when I asked for a table that gave me a great one. The soup was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
petriedish57
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Marquette
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Marquette
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have always wanted to try those big bowls of soup and it was the perfect day. Manhattan was in the middle of a blizzard and I fortunately got in before the town closed down. They were going to sit me at the bar, but when I asked for a table that gave me a great one. The soup was... More 

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Thank petriedish57
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not a fancy place but excellent quality sushi at reasonable prices (as much sushi as I could eat and a Sapporo for $42 including tip). Service is worthy of note - sushi chefs and wait staff alike offers friendly greetings and stayed close by to answer any need. Sushi bar is a fun place to sit when you are travelling... More 

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Thank Dana J
Harrogate, England, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a long transatlantic flight nothing beats a good sushi meal. Saw this was only a couple of blocks from my hotel and was well rated and I was not disappointed. I loved watching the chefs make the sushi whilst I was eating it. You must try their spicy tuna black rice roll...out of this world.

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Thank James L
Toronto, Canada
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Amazing food, quick service, and wide selection of food items and sakis. The black rice is a "must-have" - the black rice is more nutritious, healthier, unbleached, and full of fibre. You need to ask for it. It is tasty too. They have white rice but the black rice is just as tasty, if not more. It is available on... More 

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Thank WarenWarren
Paris, France
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Decent sushi not far from the Times Square, where you can relax and rest from the rush of New York. They have a wide range of things - all of them very tasty.

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Thank Karolina_travel
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

If you like Japanese food this is a good place to go near Times Square. We tried Ramen, spicy tuna rolls, and some edamame to start with. Price is reasonable for NY standards

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Thank David A
State of Sao Paulo
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Visiting NYC for Munchkin World, not too far away was Kodama Sushi featuring black rice sushi. I had the crunchy spicy tuna black rice roll and a scallion roll. Both were excellent there was no need for soy sauce or wasabi. I had a piece of each room with them and preferred them as the Chef made them. I also... More 

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Thank andreluiz1977
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Great sushi and teriyaki, reasonably priced, good service, good find off times square. Would certainly recommend

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Thank Andy B
Lima, Peru
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

really nice service, good food and great enviroment! I tried katsu kare, really big portion and also tempura udon which has a great taste of pork. To complement I tried soba, great cold noodles. Service was really good, they took our order inmediately and waiters were really gentle and nice with us!

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Thank Danuki
Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

My grandson and I were so impressed by the two rolls that we took out,that we will be returning for dinner tonight😀

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 301 W 45th St, New York City, NY 10036
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-582-8065

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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