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“One time is enough for me” 3 of 5 stars
Review of KOTO Japanese Steak House

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KOTO Japanese Steak House
527 Long Hill Rd, Groton, CT 06340-4134
860-445-5686
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Ranked #13 of 102 restaurants in Groton
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Steakhouse
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Mystic, Connecticut
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88 reviews 88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
“One time is enough for me”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2010

Plus:The restaurant is clean, the staff attentive, the food good and the chef entertaining. Full bar.Decent Sushi.
Minus: The Hibachi concept is interesting one time, mildly entertaining and boring the third time. Only time we come here is when someone out of time is visiting and they have never experienced "the chef cooking at a table grill and playing with the food" concept. The food is plentiful but bland and the antics distract from the fact that you are paying over $20 for a basic stir fried meal.
Tip: Go for lunch if you must visit. Prices are much lower.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Long Island, NY
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54 reviews 54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Grrrrrreat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2010

We had very few dinner options in the area, and we didn't want to go back to the casinos. On a whim, we drove down Long Hill Road, and discovered Koto. We were glad we did. Although business was light, the atmosphere was still good. The service was great. The sushi was very tasty and artisically nice. The hibachi chef was very entertaining and made great food. Next time we visit the area, we will make it a point to return.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2009

Both my wife and I are big time sushi eaters...we have eaten at over a dozen different NYC sushi places.

To quickly sum things up...KOTO was top notch! The sushi chefs are very inventive when it comes to making new rolls. We had a special roll they had called a "Geisha Roll” it blew us away. The quality of the other rolls was also very high 8+, cut and prepared very clean and tasted very fresh.

The Hibachi area was packed on both nights we visited...must be pretty good considering the crowd.

Highly recommended!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“The habachi grills are fun and the food is very good.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2009

The habachi grills are fun and the food is very good.

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“Best sushi in the area! A little pricey though but if you tip them good, you get what you pay for ;)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2009

Best sushi in the area! A little pricey though but if you tip them good, you get what you pay for ;)

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