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“So thrilled They're in my Backyard” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Koto Sushi

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Koto Sushi
33 Lafayette Avenue, Suffern, NY
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Ranked #11 of 52 Restaurants in Suffern
Cuisines: Japanese
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Suffern, New York, United States
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9 restaurant reviews
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“So thrilled They're in my Backyard”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

For years Koto was a tiny restaurant next door to the beautiful historic Lafayette Movie Theatre in our town and there was often a wait for seating. We were sad when they closed only to rejoice when they re-opened a few blocks down in a larger space. My husband and I dine there weekly now and others are catching on because this past Saturday night every table was filled and people were waiting so the poor waitress and owner were scrambling to serve everyone - the service somehow did not suffer at all. I don't know if this is a new sushi chef or not but he is excellent and all the dishes we ordered were fresh and delicately seasoned and prepared - our absolutely favorite is their signature clam soup - a delicious peppery broth with fresh Little Neck clams in the shell, also the steamed shrimp shumai which is served in a graceful curved dish with two indentations for the sauce and the mustard. The peaceful atmosphere and kind, courteous, smiling staff make the entire experience the quintessence of Japanese dining, delicious, tranquil and beautiful.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Traditional Japanese Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

If you want a Japanese experience, eat here. It is actually run by a Japanese Mom and Pop, and it completely reminded me of what it was like to eat in a real Japanese restaurant (not run by Chinese).

The atmosphere was simple but pleasant. They even had a few customer's bottles on the wall (in Japan the Master keeps the bottles for his best customers).

They started by serving an appetizer -- unrequested and at no cost. They do this kind of thing for their best customers -- we were new, but it may have been that my wife was Japanese.

The katsudon I ordered was cooked perfectly. My wife had sushi, which she said was good quality.

Please make an effort to find authentic Japanese restaurants -- very few are actually run by Japanese, and those that are deserve the business!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“The best sushi around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

We have been going here for over 20 years and are never disappointed. The food/service is excellent and we love the people who work there it is always an enjoyable time

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent Japanese cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Friendly service, great Japanese food, charming atmosphere. We go here frequently and have never been disappointed in the consistently good meals.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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