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Certificate of Excellence2016 Winner


$4 - $8
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed December 24, 2019 via mobile

The sushi was good, and so was the view. But the service was really weak, and they mixed up our bill.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

Kotobuki used to be a nice place to go to. It's been a while since my last visit. The first thing I noticed is the music, the table we choose was just under a loudspeaker, and we had to move. The music was just too...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

We had a dinner with my fiancé. The food was descent, the view was great. Our overall experience would've been fine if not was not for cheating waiters... We were charged for one extra buffet. Ask for itemized bill. The stuff speaks very limited English.

Date of visit: November 2016
Restaurante_Kotobuki, Proprietário at Kotobuki, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2016

Dear Wojtek, We are sorry about your impression. We would like to apologize and understand the issue with your bill. We would like to invite you to fix this bad impression at one of our restaurants. Regards, Kotobuki Team

Reviewed August 27, 2016

Stacked among the many restaurants and food courts in the Botafogo Praia Shopping Centre and tucked away on 7th floor is Kotobuki. It’s an eat-all-you-want sushi buffet with fantastic views! Usually where you pay for the view, the food suffers, but I think they’ve addressed...More

Date of visit: August 2016
Reviewed May 18, 2016

It was a surprise to find Kotobuki as good as I remember it from last decade! I had forgotten that this restaurant existed inside the Botafogo Praia Shopping! I'll make sure to go back asap. The Japanese buffet for a reasonable fixed price made the...More

Date of visit: May 2016
Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Inused to eat a lot here with mu wife while we dated. Then we moved from Rio. And ysterday we decided to go there again after 10 years. And it worth it. Nice food as it used to be and the view is amazing. Good...More

Date of visit: December 2015
Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Had a business lunch here recently and really liked it. The service was good and the buffet has a lot to choose from. Including many types of good sushi to some various other Japanese fried foods and noodles as well. It was very good. The...More

Date of visit: October 2015
Reviewed February 7, 2015

Kotobuki is by far one of the best Japanese restaurants in Rio de Janeiro. The place has an amazing decoration, traditional and/or “sit-down-on-the-tatami” tables, friendly staff, good menu, great sushi men and a nice view from the city. And if, by chance, you are actually...More

Date of visit: October 2014
Reviewed July 5, 2013

It is inside of the Botafogo Praia Shopping in the last floor. Try to take the tables beside the glass windows to enjoy a splendid view of the "Pão de Açúcar" and the "Morro da Urca". There was a buffet of sushi, sashimi, salad, tempuras,...More

Date of visit: June 2013
Reviewed January 18, 2013

Kotobuki has been a good option for those who enjoy the japanese cuisine for a long time in Rio de Janeiro. The main courses are not that expensive (they are not cheap at all, but you won´t find anything different in Rio) but are certainly...More

Date of visit: January 2013
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