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Kodama Japanese Restaurant

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

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  • 63
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  • 9
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  • 6
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  • 1
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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
Good. Not great.

Stopped in for a small meal with 7 others. I ordered a sashimi appetizer and some Miso soup. The soup was very good, but the sashimi was not very flavorful. Tried a couple of other things (cooked things) that others ordered and they seemed better. Very good service and reasonable prices.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Andrew C
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Little Rhody, United States
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Little Rhody, United States
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211 reviews 211 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for a small meal with 7 others. I ordered a sashimi appetizer and some Miso soup. The soup was very good, but the sashimi was not very flavorful. Tried a couple of other things (cooked things) that others ordered and they seemed better. Very good service and reasonable prices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The servers and sushi chefs are very friendly and talkative making eating at their sushi bar a very comfortable experience. I did eat very simple (Rainbow Roll) but the fish tasted very fresh. The prices are very reasonable! And the menu has a pretty good selection of different Japanese foods if you not in the mood for sushi.

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Suyeoul, Owner at Kodama Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

thank you for your good review, we have been trying to make customers more comfortable whether you are alone or group. Hope to see you soon again More 

Staten Island, New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Went last night for the first time,I will be back. Actually I'm eating my left overs as I type.We started with sushi,it was fresh and delicious. I had teriyaki chicken and tempura. The tempura were 2 large shrimps,sweet potato,squash,and zucchini. Part of the teriyaki included carrots,celery,and peppers,broccoli was also plated.. All was placed on white rice. We also had wine... More 

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Suyeoul, Owner at Kodama Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

thank you very much for your reviews,. Hope to see you soon again ;) More 

Pleasantville, New York
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355 reviews 355 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Kodama has been a standby in the theater area for many years. They have take out and sit down dining. The prices are reaonsable - downright cheap for Manhattan - and the quality reliably good with a nice variety of Japanese dishes beyond sushi. The staff is most accommodating and friendly. If you're looking for looking for a place pre... More 

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Maine
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

By the way, if you are in NYC and do NOT need to be seen or spend big bucks, this hidden off broadway spot is a true gem. We did a theatre fix and had an amazing inexpensive dinner of sushi and some unusual rolls too. But the most amazing thing was the price. We will do it more often... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Scouted for a good sushi place close to our hotel, near TImes Square and found this place. Don't let yourself be fooled by the "fast-food-joint-style" exterior and the somewhat out-dated interior - the food is delicious! We had sushi & sashimi, both very good. Sushi was exceptionally nice with their trade-mark black rice instead of the regular white rice. Also... More 

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Wanted to find a good place for sushi while on a day trip and this was a good find. Prompt service and good food. Can't ask for more than that

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

During our stay in New York (1 week) we have been here three times. My family loved this place. I highly recommend to try their black rice sushis. Very nice Service.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We snuck in here before a show, were lucky to get a table, and ate quickly. So good that we then made reservations to return on another show night. Very friendly service and delicious food. My son knows and loves sushi, and had a terrific meal there, including appetizers and sushi. I had non-sushi appetizers and entree, and I was... More 

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Manteo, North Carolina
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113 reviews 113 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I've eaten here before when in NYC, and I enjoyed it so much, I came back! The service is always great...I got there after seeing an evening play and they were accomodating even though it was close to closing time. The service is fast and the food is the best! Big servings so you leave full and satisfied! Get the... More 

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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
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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