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Kodama Japanese Restaurant

301 W 45th St, New York City, NY 10036-3822 (Manhattan)
212-582-8065
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Ranked #819 of 11,618 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
256 reviews 256 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Delicious sushi, reasonable prices and friendly staff make this a great option in the Theater District. While it's always packed, they try hard to be accommodating. We were more than happy to sit at the sushi bar, so were seated immediately. The rolls I ordered were great, but my favorite part of the meal was the sauteed eggplant in sweet... More

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
198 reviews 198 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This place has been around a long time and needs an update on the decor. There's tape holding the old carpet together and a very uneven floor. The bathrooms are disgusting. The entire place looks worn and dirty. The tables are too crowded. Service is uncaring. Overall, it's not very nice but it's very popular. The food isn't bad and... More

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Hampstead, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

On our recent trip to NYC, Kodama restaurant was recommended to us by someone who used to live in the area. I had the traditional California roll and one of their specialty rolls that had salmon and was fried. Both were outstanding. My husband had the Kinky Boots roll and the Chipolte tuna roll. The freshness of the tuna was... More

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Fairview Park, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is the 2nd time we have eaten at Kodama before a Broadway show. The first was in 2011, and then a couple of weeks ago. Quality is the same and we enjoyed our dinner. Service can be a little slow, but they are always accommodating and friendly. It is refreshing to have a good sushi restaurant without the NYC... More

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York, PA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We love Japanese and Chinese food, so while in NY, NY we had to find a place that served good Japanese/Chinese food. We found it by me asking a local policeman on duty standing watching over everybody on a sidewalk. It was on a Saturday night, so it was quite busy. We were able to sit near the bar on... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Friendly staff as it goes. Clean environment. We could taste the quality of the fish- it looked really good, too, sitting up at the sushi bar. Would come back for sure next visit to NYC. Definitely advised!

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The concierge at our hotel suggested this place. It is simple and obviously loved by locals and Japanese. Everything we ate was wonderful and fresh. NYC does sushi very well and i was so pleased to luck out on this one.

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New York City, New York
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198 reviews 198 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

I stopped going here a few years ago, but we tried it again and the food was better than before. It is still a bit shabby and I worry about cleanliness, but the service is friendly and the food has improved a lot. I won't rush back, but I was happy to see that it has gotten better. It's very... More

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have been to this place for several times and the food is decent and the prices are good too. The service is just okay. But one thing I always notice is that how the waiters handle the dish and cleaning the tables/floors etc. It seems like they do not care about the soy sauce dripping off the plates to... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

We came because of the the tripadvisor reviews and the location, and we were delighted to get the best Japanese food we ever had in NYC ( except for Nobu) and probably getting the best value for our money. The soups were great the sushi rolls were excellent! The place looks like a diner and there is no point in... More

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