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Hotoke Restaurant

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350 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2010 (Bayard Street)
17322468999
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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High Bridge, New Jersey
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Husband and I went here on Saturday night and WOW we LOVED it here! Dillon our server was awesome, I will request her next time! The food was AMAZING! We especially enjoyed the duck dumplings, lobster fried rice and we loved the special sushi rolls! We also very much enjoyed the Sake!

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Thank jenandrock
Piscataway, New Jersey
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to Hotoke several times. We like the variety of the menu and the food is always good. Everyone seems to be able to find something they like. We especially enjoy the sushi and sashimi combinations. The restaurant is laid out nicely with plenty of room between tables and a friendly staff. Robert was our server last night... More 

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Thank irby1234
New Brunswick, New Jersey
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96 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I was a little hesitant after reading reviews on here and a few other sites. I learned that the restaurant is under new ownership which must be the reason I have gotten several coupons in packets in the mail recently. So we decided to try one out. It was a weeknight. We started at the bar first at happy hour... More 

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Thank mizlori
Old Bridge, New Jersey
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Awesome bday dinner and dancing with the girls!! Ordered the oysters, several differant sushi rolls for apps and I ordered the lobster fried rice. It was yummy but a bit on the dry side and there wasn't a lot of lobster. My friends ordered the salmon and steak and they seemed pleased. The speciality drinks were weak-the Thai martini in... More 

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Thank nonalipstick
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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127 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

This place used to be really good, although always a little pricey. Not so good anymore...We decided to try it again because of the mailer coupon we received. We went last Friday night for a dinner date were disappointed. First of all, in an attempt to be "cool" management has hired a very young crew, who were for the most... More 

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Thank Alyssa M
hendrick6868, Owner at Hotoke Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Alyssa. We apologize for the experience you had at Hotoke Restaurant. Hotoke has been transitioning to new ownership, management, executive chef and wait staff. Our new staff has received daily training and we have addressed the problem you described. We are also experimenting with different genres and levels of music and will take your opinion into consideration regarding the... More 

Hong Kong, China
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

We went there with a big group and before dinner drinks at the bar with some appetizers were good. The staff attentive and efficient. Different story when we went to the dining area. You can hardly talk, the music was so loud and only after a couple times of insistence the loudness was dimmed. The service was so slow, despite... More 

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Thank Uzwil_1962
hendrick6868, Owner at Hotoke Restaurant, responded to this review

Hotoke is now under new ownership and we have completely renovated the venue. We are also experimenting with different genres and levels of music and will take your opinion into consideration regarding the volume before 10:30pm. Please note that on Thursday through Saturday, we transition into a nightlife scene at 10:30pm and that the volume does gradually rise until 11:30pm... More 

Clifton, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Came here because I've seen so many advertisements recently that the restaurant is "All New". Turns out its been here for a while but apparantly newly renovated and under new management. Well cut to the chase, We came here party of 4. We wanted to try everything because the menu was so diverse. Heres the highlights. we had an asian... More 

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Thank nighthen
Union City, New Jersey
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

I believe the restaurant is under new management now. I came here last week and after my visit, I was surprised of the negative reviews. Waiters were extremely nice and the food tasted delicious and plated beautifully. When I went it was semi busy, but the food arrived a very reasonable time. Had several sushi rolls as well and they... More 

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Thank comphollic
Jackson, New Jersey
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76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

The food was good amounts and tasted great. Excellent place to a nice night out. We came when the place early when there was not many people but I can see this place being very loud with the way it is designed.

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Thank rappdrew1
Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

Our server Damon (nickname Alex) was very friendly and helpful. The food was good and the restroom was clean. We really liked the layout of the restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $35
Cuisine
Sushi, Japanese, Chinese, Asian
Meals
Drinks, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 350 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2010
    (Bayard Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  New Brunswick
  • Phone Number: 17322468999
Description
An eclectic Contemporary-Asian dining experience, specializing in sushi and creative cocktail mixing; featuring a lava stone bar, relaxing lounge, and sushi bar.

Happy Hour : Monday- Friday from 4:00 -7:00pm. Sushi special: American and Traditional rolls for half price.

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