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“Authentic Japanese food in Victroria” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Koto Japanese Restaurants

Koto Japanese Restaurants
510 Fort St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W1E6, Canada (Downtown)
(250) 382-1514
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Ranked #184 of 1,107 Restaurants in Victoria
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Oyster Bar
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Authentic Japanese food in Victroria”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

I have been to this restaurant on three visits to Victoria. Having been in Japan I am impressed by the authenticity of the food at Koto. There is a variety of foofd, not just suchi, The food at lunchtime is also good value.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Victoria
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“nice atmosphere, good service, average food, competitive pricing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

We had lunch here in November 2012. I had the bento box, with teriyaki chicken, california spring rolls, rice and a salad. My sister had the assorted tempura. She liked hers very much. Mine was good, chicken nicely prepared, moist, and flavourful. I found the rice a bit gummy. The spring rolls were good, nice and fresh. The salad was a bit disappointing, not much to it and nothing special. The restaurant looks as if it has been newly renovated, and is lovely inside. Overall, I would go again, but it was not outstanding. I was pleasantly surprised by the bill, however. In Victoria you often pay $20 for lunch out downtown, and this was closer to $11.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Victoria,BC
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Agreat meal & show in one!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

The Chef shows great dexterity with his knives and cooks a great meal at the steel table in front of you. Super party atmosphere

Visited November 2011
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Victoria, Canada
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“The best sushi in Victoria”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

I have been going to Koto for years, but since retiring I have not been there. Went for lunch yesterday and it is good as ever. Great food, friendly service, good value. Slightly tattered ambiance, but I hope it never changes.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Victoria, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

I love Japanese food but this place is superb. They went out of their way to help us to order the food we wanted
The beef was great and the prawns and salmon delicious
We had a vinegar salad with noodles-- a good choice and really different
Well served and will go again'
The bathrooms need a bit of updating but dont let that put you off-- you dont eat in there!

Visited November 2011
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