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Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant

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377 Smithtown Byp, Hauppauge, NY 11788-2516
(631) 360-3969
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was here for lunch. Food is great! My favorite is Tuna and Avocado salad. The service is a little bit slow.

Thank irinakre
Mineola, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I have only been here once for lunch. This review is based on that experience and will obviously need to be updated once I return for dinner (which I plan on following a very satisfying lunch experience.) I was told to get here early... When they open... They fill up fast... They do! We got here shortly after they opened... More 

Thank Joel H
New York City, New York
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65 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Kotobuki remains a great place to go for very well prepared Japanese cuisine & sushi. Be prepared for long waits especially on Friday nights and weekends but the food is worth the wait. Kotobuki is 3 steps above other Japanese restaurants on Long Island. On the negative side, it would be great if they could figure out how to add... More 

Thank Mark S
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

I've been a sushi advocate for over 25 years and frequented many restaurants around the country. I am privileged to have this local place which delivers great service inside and take out at this location. Besides offering great sushi and sashimi, you feel like good friends visiting when you arrive. Awesome rolls too and if needed, they can switch certain... More 

Thank JoeKYee
Huntington, New York
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

simply put, this restaurant represents the best of Japanese cuisine. Always fresh and outrageously delicious. Can't go wrong. Everything on their menu is the right choice. Service can be improved but a good tip is to let the waiter know everything that you require once you have their attention. They will not forget at that point.

Thank Melina R
New York City, New York, Usa
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57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Below is my review from 2014 and it still stands... I have been to MANY sushi places in MANY locations and nothing compares. I actually made it to the 3rd Kotobuki in Roslyn (my least favorite of the 3) Kotobuki is a Long Island Gem! There are 3 locations and I've eaten at 2. The quality has been the same... More 

Thank Tom D
new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Kotobuki has the best tuna avacado salad ever. Thier spicy mayo is the best I have ever had too. I like the specialty roll tasty boy which is only at the Hauppauge restaurant

Thank Shelly S
Snoqualmie, Washington
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114 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

Saturday night at 6:30 was very busy however we got a table very quickly. Unfortunately that was the only thing that was quick. The sake and edamame were served quickly and were tasty, but the sushi we ordered didn't come for 45 minutes. I finally asked the server to check on our order and apparently it had been prepared but... More 

Thank cadehoops
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

Loved every bite! Gyoza appetizer left me wanting more, sushi rolls tasted so fresh, had the ice cream filled mochi for dessert and it was the best I ever tasted. Service was great. I went on a Friday night so there was a 20-30 minute wait but it was well worth it!

Thank Elizabeth V
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

We go there often. The sushi is fresh and delicious. They have great rolls as well as sashimi. The oysters in butter are amazing.

Thank gp12345

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
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
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 377 Smithtown Byp, Hauppauge, NY 11788-2516
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Hauppauge
  • Phone Number: (631) 360-3969

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