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Koto Japanese Steakhouse

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792 Shelburne Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403
On the CCTA bus route
(802) 660-8976
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: We are Vermont's premier Japanese restaurant, serving our guests for 11...
We are Vermont's premier Japanese restaurant, serving our guests for 11 years, since 1999. Come enjoy our Japanese ambiance with a pond full of koi fish and running water --always a hit with kids. We have plenty of free parking and a full bar stocked with fine wines, beers, and a variety of liquor. We look forward to serving you and your family in the near future. We have four options of dining in our establishment. Hibachi, dining room, tatami and sushi bar. Please specify the type of dining experience you'd prefer under special notes. For weekends and holiday please inquire within to confirm your reservation. Thank you.
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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Asian style cuisine for all tastes.

Excellent variety on the menu. Sushi for the adventurous and Americanized fare for the children. We have been here a couple of times in the past year with family and friends. It can be crowded on weekends but the line moves swiftly. The koi pond along the entrance is fun.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
M_Freedley
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Massachusetts
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Massachusetts
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent variety on the menu. Sushi for the adventurous and Americanized fare for the children. We have been here a couple of times in the past year with family and friends. It can be crowded on weekends but the line moves swiftly. The koi pond along the entrance is fun.

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Thank M_Freedley
East Burke, Vermont
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our waiter was very nice, but unfortunately he did not ensure that the right food went to the right table. Our soup and salad were delivered to a neighboring table that had been seated about 15 minutes after us. It wasn't until he brought us the entree and we asked where our first course was that he even noticed we... More 

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Thank Gmaw39
Vermont
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70 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We went on Xmas day which had very little other restaurants open. We went early so it was not very busy, but it was getting busy by the time we left. I have been to other Japanese habatchi grills before but this was our first to this restaurant. We were very please with the meal. Everyone was very pleasant and... More 

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Thank RonVermont
Austin, Texas
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We had reservations for our party of 10 for 5:30pm, because our plans for the day ended early 5 of us arrived at 4:45pm. We were greeted nicely, and I asked if we could be seated at our table, we were going to order drinks and wait for the rest of our party. The guy said yes, just to wait... More 

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Thank lovewells
Swanton, Vermont
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I have two small children so dates don't happen often. We haven't hade good sushi sense we moved 4 years ago... Until last night that is! I also missed good Gyoza and they nailed that too! Their spicy tuna roll was on point and the Lava Roll... OMG the Lava Roll! My husband and I want to... More 

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Thank Ashley J
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

Quick food , great place for lunch . We always get their lunchbox , wich is a good sampling of the menu , wich includes a soup and a salad

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Thank Neil B
Burlington, Vermont
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Our kids love it here...and the food is pretty good. I'm always amazed at how expensive it is at the end but everyone is always happy.

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Thank Doug B
Quebec
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We wnt to this restaurant having in mind that we would enjoy fine asian cuisine. But expensive and just ok would have been the good word. We wanted a standard table and not a group table with a chef. Restaurant was not very crowed and they sat us in the end of the restaurant. I had to move my chair... More 

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Thank realbob666
spring, tx
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

very good food, fast service by an experienced chef who knows how and when to fling food around. drinks of all sorts for young and adult, good atmosphere and prices. located on a main road with easy access to the highway. theres even a drink called the godzilla!

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Thank fred d
Burlington, Vermont
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I would categorize this experience as very average. Sushi was a feature for my kids and a friend. By all accounts it was very tasty and enjoyed by all. I had the chicken teriyaki and it was average, but a decent portion. Miso soup was very bland and offered little taste. My in-laws both had a Hibachi dinner and felt... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 792 Shelburne Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403
  • Public Transportation: On the CCTA bus route
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  South Burlington
  • Phone Number: (802) 660-8976

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
  • Cuisine: Asian, Japanese, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children

Description

We are Vermont's premier Japanese restaurant, serving our guests for 11 years, since 1999. Come enjoy our Japanese ambiance with a pond full of koi fish and running water --always a hit with kids. We have plenty of free parking and a full bar stocked with fine wines, beers, and a variety of liquor. We look forward to serving you and your family in the near future. We have four options of dining in our establishment. Hibachi, dining room, tatami and sushi bar. Please specify the type of dining experience you'd prefer under special notes. For weekends and holiday please inquire within to confirm your reservation. Thank you.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?