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Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant

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377 Smithtown Byp, Hauppauge, NY 11788-2516
(631) 360-3969
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 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 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Oakdale New york
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a sushi lover. Can not say enough about this place. Many business clients frequent this restaurant. Service is great. Choices are abundant and food is fresh and presented well.I may have eaten here 20 times over the last 5 years. Truly my favorite for Sushu, Sashimi and gourmet rolls.

Thank monomammal
Stony Brook, New York
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77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Years ago we patronized Kotobuki with our then teenage kids on a regular basis, but stopped a couple of years back because it hadn't maintained its original standard of excellence. My husband & I visited again recently, and while some choices were still great (tuna & avocado salad), some are a far cry from 6-8 years back (like the crazy... More 

Thank mahomama59
New York
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

This place is well hidden in a shopping mall, and you really need a GPS to find it for the first time. A double glass wall separates the restaurant from the parking lot and when you enter, you step into a different world. The interior looks great, the food is excellent, and the service is attentive and fast. There is... More 

Thank lm-gym
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Great sushi spot. Has a huge variety, and very good prices. Highly recommend! I also especially enjoyed rolls that tempura in them. Tempura was very crisp, and oil tasted fresh.

Thank Joe M
new york
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128 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is by far the best sushi I have had. The tuna and advocate salad is so fresh and tasty. I love the specialty roll called tasty boy. They use tuna in this roll

Thank Shelly S
Sarasota, Florida
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

The food at Kotobuki is excellent quality with generous portions. Not surprised that it's popular. It's fun to watch the four sushi chefs at work. The staff handled the crowding skillfully, even when a bird flew through the dining room! He was summarily escorted out. I recommend this restaurant.

Thank Moggie48
Brooklyn, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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95 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
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?