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Kotobuki Japanese Cuisine

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457 Summer St, Stamford, CT 06901-1302
+1 203-359-4747
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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309 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

I think this is my fave Sushi place in downtown Stamford. They have a great menu of non-Sushi items as well which have all been great. This is the place you want to go if you don't want some disco ball experience that Sushi places often have. It's a basic Sushi restaurant, but it's no-frills approach is very much appreciated!

Thank Erin_leigh79
New York
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2016

A proper sushi restaurant needs a sushi bar - Kotobuki has one with a very attentive sushi chef. We started with yellowtail sashimi with green onions, jalapeno and sesame seeds. Very tasty! Then came a nice assortment of sushi and rolls. The spicy tuna rolls with soy sauce rather than mayo was great. We got a great recommendation on saki... More 

Thank DrMaryC
Redding, Connecticut
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304 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2016

This was the first place I ever had sushi some 20 years ago and it's as good today as it was then. All their sushi and sashimi is excellent and fresh. The service has always been attentive. Hopefully, this restaurant will be around for many years to come. Useful tip - get there early for lunch as there's free parking... More 

Thank 15MW
Bethel, Connecticut
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187 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2016

i went here to try the much raved about sushi. it held up. the miso soup was good enough, the gyoza were actually homemade, a rarity in most japanese restaurants, and most of the sushi was very superb-especially the unagi, kanpachi, and raw quail egg. the maki were just average. minamalist but comfortable decor, friendly waitstaff

1 Thank steakchef_11
Greenwich, Connecticut
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736 reviews
362 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Kotobuki has been around for years at this original spot. The owner is original and the sushi is very fresh. This place is authentically Japanese. I do not feel that the prices are too high. The quality is well worth it. Note, there is free parking in the back. You access it just past the front on your left.

Thank Reasonable50
Armonk, New York
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015

The food at Kotobuki never fails to impress and the sushi and sashimi were just delightful and fresh. The staff provide excellent service.

2 Thank MK8888
Stamford, Connecticut
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2015

Awful. Not much else to say. And somehow it's pretty expensive too. Not sure how this place is still in business.

Thank Thor F
Fairfield, Connecticut
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Awesome sushi. While we are used to all you can eat sushi from canada we found the sushi here amazing and filling! Try the gold rolls they will not disappoint. The edamame was outstanding and the children really enjoyed the goyza dumplings so much we had to order a second plate of them. We will return without hesitation and try... More 

Thank Ashley M
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

This place used to be the best sushi for miles. Unfortunately, it is no longer the case. The service is excruciatingly slow, the cleanliness of the place is not up to par and the prices no longer reflect the quality. What a pity... Fin 2 is still the best sushi in town.

4 Thank Cyril d
Stamford, Connecticut
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2015

For one I am not a Sushi nut, but have been here with many aficionados and they raved. has been an iconic landmark in Stamford for many, many years

1 Thank hycliff

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 457 Summer St, Stamford, CT 06901-1302
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Stamford
  • Phone Number: +1 203-359-4747

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