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Oto-Oto Izakaya Japonaise

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929 W Huntington Dr, Monrovia, CA 91016-7237
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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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.

Thank Irecommendyou
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152 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 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 

Thank jbtujuh
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I really liked this place, I had to work late and then friends and I decided to get some food. This restaurant is open late and it has happy hour from 10-midnight. I was amazed - a lot of people came in after 10 pm!! The waiter suggested we review the menu for 10 minutes since it was 9:50 when... More 

Thank BadBetsy
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25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

My friend and I checked out Oto-Oto last year and we've been going several times a month ever since. Happy Hour (which goes until 6:30) menu is a little limited but you can still get full on the offerings. Favorites are the Ruby Crush (drink with fresh squeeze grapefruit), truffled edamame, bacon mochi, and the poorly named "tuna pizza" which... More 

Thank native210
San Jose, California
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365 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I have mixed feelings about this place. The food was great! I've rarely found food in the U.S. that compares favorably with my experiences in Japan. This place does very well. That said, the menu was hard to sort out (mostly because of how it's organized) with many choices. The waiter was earnest but perhaps new and not familiar with... More 

Thank gosaka
Duarte, California
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Came here last Saturday with my husband for a late dinner (after 8:30 pm). We were greeted by the hostess and said it would be a few minutes. We were seated maybe within 8-10 minutes. I was surprised to see this place pretty busy so late (I guess I'm an old woman because I like to eat dinner around 6-7... More 

Thank meowmix318
Monrovia, California
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207 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I had to rush home from work during lunch today to meet the plumber, and stopped by Oto Oto Monrovia for take out on the way home. I had a delicious Salmon Skin Salad $4.95 on my last visit, and ordered it to go, along with a bowl of Miso soup. The salad is as delicious as it is beautiful.... More 

Thank astrojane
Monrovia, California
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346 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I wanted to check out what all the hype was about - this restaurant gets great reviews, it's in a little strip mall on the Monrovia/Arcadia border. First visit in the late afternoon - just to look at the decor and menu, but I stayed and ordered a small sashimi sampling. It was really good, so I planned to come... More 

Thank astrojane
Mililani, Hawaii
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Happen to stumble upon this restaurant after walking out of another hole-in-the-wall Japanese restaurant nearby because the lack of service. So this restaurant was very refreshing. We were just visiting the area....but this restaurant looked new and very hip! Food was good. The only down side....our waiter didn't seem too familiar with the food. In the middle of the our... More 

Thank WN808
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84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

I have been coming to the Monrovia/Arcadia area for work for over a decade and am more than familiar with the choice of places to eat! Oto-Oto was new to me however and I was really glad I went. The sushi were good sized portions but more importantly one of the freshest I have had (try the albacore and salmon!).... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 929 W Huntington Dr, Monrovia, CA 91016-7237
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monrovia

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