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Oto-Oto Izakaya Japonaise

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929 W Huntington Dr, Monrovia, CA
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 17
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food but long wait

This was our family's first time dining at the restaurant. There were many items on the menu to choose from and everything looked delicious. The staff were very friendly and welcoming, but the service was slow. We had to wait a long time for our food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2015
sunnydays4579
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This was our family's first time dining at the restaurant. There were many items on the menu to choose from and everything looked delicious. The staff were very friendly and welcoming, but the service was slow. We had to wait a long time for our food.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

This is the third time I've dined here. The first few times food was good and well as the service. From the hostess to the waitress everyone appeared as if they hated their jobs. Food and beverage service was at a snail"s pace. Food average. No plans on returning with so many other options in close proximity

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Thank Dana D
Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The husband and I grabbed a late night snack last Sat. Very convenient because we stayed at the Doubletree across the street. They have Chimay, Maudite and Fin du Monde on tap! Not sure about the "regular" pricing, but for happy hour, they were served in what looked like mini snifters, so I'm not sure if they're worth the price.... More 

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Thank Kelly C
Boulder, Colorado
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

Found this place while driving to another restaurant for lunch....we decided to check it out and as soon as we walked in we knew this was a must try! The fact that most of the patrons were Japanese says a WHOLE lot!!! Lunch was Superb and dessert was YUMMY (shaved ice watermelon with green tea ice cream and azuki beans... More 

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Thank Kenzzzoo
Launceston, Australia
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

the staff ver knowledgeable about there menu. they don't rush you. and the prices were very reasonable

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Thank neil h
Durango, Colorado
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

It was walking distance from our hotel, so we gave it a try and were delighted. It is nicely appointed in modern Japanese style - feels like you are in Japan. We sat at the bar, as there was a wait for tables. The bartender was busy, but helpful in understanding all of the choices on the menu. Don't expect... More 

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Thank Tom D
Herndon, Virginia
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Oto-Oto offers lovely decor, and excellent (and fun) wait staff, and an innovative sushi menu. Mackerel grilled at the table was delicious and I highly recommend it.

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Thank Victoria F
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a good place to go for late night as not too many restaurants are open that late in this area. Wagyu steak is good. Yakitori dishes and grilled saba were also good. Presentation of food and ambiance is good. am kinda iffy about the sushi - although the fish is fresh...it is literally paper thin! Overall was good... More 

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Thank Ctuason
Bevely Hills
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Recommend japanese satsuma sweet potato and tempura ice cream. Very small portion and the service isnt the best.

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Thank Irecommendyou
LA
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133 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

When craving for some snacks or a set menus with the specials on hand as well as happy hour to avoid the crowds...this is the place! Sushi to be had, ice cream Mochi or sweet potatoes or, soy bean.. Vegetables crunch is also awesome snack! Skewers are my fave with happy hour sushi =)' Keep up the good job guys...allegedly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 929 W Huntington Dr, Monrovia, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monrovia

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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