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KOTO Japanese Restaurant

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260 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12110-4805
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Halifax Region, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I have been on a long vacation, and we decided to try Koto on the last night we were in the US. I am really glad we did. the food was delicious and well plated and presented, the service was friendly and the price more than reasonable for everything we got. Japanese food and sushi is a... More 

Thank JenCanadian
Watervliet, New York, United States
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Had a family gathering at Koto. Usually go to the fabulous Sake in Latham, but undergoing renovations. The food wasn't as fresh as at Sake and the timing of everyone's food being ready at the same time was way off. I was done with my Hibachi meal, even before the last person got their main entree. Will not go back.

Thank Susan S
Clinton, Massachusetts, United States
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Took the time to walk here while staying at a hotel next door. Best decision I made. The food here is fresh, hot and so tasty. The staff recognized me on my second visit and knew my name on the 3rd. Everyone would come up and ask how I was doing, even if they were not serving me that day.... More 

Thank William S
Key West, Conch Republic
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

I found my way to Koto because a lunch business meeting planned for adjacent Blu Stone Bistro had found that restaurant closed despite the information on their website (BEWARE Blu Stone .... they take no responsibility for mis-information on their website!) After some frantic text messages to find the nearest place to meet, we were immediately seated at Koto in... More 

Thank RevRandy
Latham, New York
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

companion had shrimp tempura roll. and it was deliciousI had a house special beef dish, which was out of this world.never have been disappointed here.always rises aboveexpectations. that makes me smile

Thank Aline F
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83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Time and time again always satisfied and always excited to go back to Koto. Another great meal this evening perfectly prepared sushi and good service. When we been there for Hibachi it's always been excellent as well a great place to go for your birthday because you get a picture to put in your album.

Thank William M
Troy, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

The staff was very friendly, the restaurant was clean and well decorated and layed out. The sushi was wonderful but for my taste, all of the food we got on the Hibatchi grill had waaay too much soy sauce. Prices were reasonable. I took the leftovers home and added a LOT more rice and vegetables and it tasted MUCH better.

Thank Snowyegret51
Clifton Park, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

My wife and I enjoyed the Hibachi dinning experience at Koto on an early Monday evening. We have eaten here numerous times and have always had a good experience. The table chefs are entertaining and provide good food. The wait staff are efficient and unobtrusive. Prices are reasonable. I find Koto to be more fun when they are busy enough... More 

Thank Brian M
Albany, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

We've been to KOTO several times and we always seem to have a great meal there. The staff is very attentive and the food comes out relatively quickly. The quality is great, and I'm picky about sushi. We did the hibachi last week and the kids were very entertained. Plus, the decor is really nice. Fun place for the whole... More 

Thank eluper
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

Have gone there multiple times for various occasions, ranging from business to family ones. Excellent sushi, and the hibachi (both the show and the food) are excellent and fresh. the decor and service also very good.

Thank Faisal S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 260 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12110-4805
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: 518-869-8888

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?