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Kodama Japanese Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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301 W 45th St, New York City, NY 10036-3822
+1 212-582-8065
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Padua, Italy
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

the fod was not bed , just a not for way of billing. auto service charge of 18%(nothing wrong) but without notice and server sent credit card charge with the check hiden on the back with autogratuitie charged. no the right way to present check and to not notice the costumer

Thank eno_q
New Jersey
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333 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The steamed vegetables were as non-appetizing as the sticky formica tables and the dirty carpeting. I was drawn in by a menu facing 8th Ave for a quick meal - no time to shop around. Entered on 45th St and was given a menu with higher prices. Some of the vegetables were OK. Others were in giant chunks and hard... More 

Thank jerseyjazz
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place serves Japanese food as it is interpreted and served by Koreans. It used to be an excellent, authentic Japanese restaurant until the ownership changed around 2012. Since then, it looks like the servers and the ktchen staff have been replaced, and it no longer serves authentic Japanese food. Perhaps more importantly, the service, too, has become substandard and... More 

Thank NYC212USA
Calgary, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Small quaint place right across from the theatre showing Kinky Boots. Fresh sushi! Really good service.

Thank GreeceQueen2014
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

We walked past this restaurant after a play and checked out the menu and liked what we saw. We came for dinner and not disappointed. Ordered 2 glasses of wine and Hot Stone Prime beef Teriyaki. Order came quickly and very good food. An 18% gratuity is added to the bill before you get it but I have found this... More 

Thank teebee49
Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Excellent restaurant! Great food and value for money. We were in New York for a couple of days and dined in this restaurant 3 times. Will definitely return on our next visit!

1 Thank SharonDana
Zurich, Switzerland
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

CCalifornia rolls and soup was great. We had just one half hour to eat before the show kinky boots in the theatre across the street. We saw some of the actors eating there . The waiter was fast to server us when we announce we had not to much time. We love sushi and we were very happy with everything.... More 

Thank Chesnut2015
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Excellent - absolutely recommend - - Sophie's Decision roll!!!! Fresh, close to theaters, good service, yum yum! We came here on a whim and boy are we glad we did! Not only is this the best sushi in New York City but best I've ever had anywhere.

Thank Erin C
Hod Hasharon, Israel
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Very good survice, nice presentation, good place to stop for lunch or dinner. Variety of dishes Fair price

1 Thank Gilad M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Disgusting food, sushi, tempura. The miso soup was acceptable all the rest was really horrible... Never again in this restaurant

1 Thank giamata

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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
Average prices
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 W 45th St, New York City, NY 10036-3822
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-582-8065

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Staying in Midtown

Neighborhood Profile
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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