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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
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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New York
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My friends and I ended up here as we walked along Times Square. It was a wait before we got seated but nothing annoying. The place was bustling, probably theatregoers on a Wed Night. But we got good seats and ordered this really delicious Sukiyaki. Even after finishing our meals and getting the check paid and all, we ended up... More 

Thank epcab
Springboro, Ohio
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129 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2017

Absolutely LOVED this place - outstanding Sushi - the Spicy Dragon (different variants) were all amazing. The kinky roll was great too! - We sampled at least 6 different rolls and loved them all!

Thank crowley45066
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Cold Spring, New York
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250 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very close to a number of Broadway playhouses. My wife and I had lunch one Sunday afternoon before attending a play. The restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside but is rather cheery inside. Service was fast and pleasant. My wife had the salmon salad while I started with shrimp dumplings followed by the "Lion King Roll" (quite a... More 

Thank Afoodie65
Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a relaxing dining experience, this is not the place to go to. We had 4 different servers within 5 minutes ask us if we were ready to order. They actually tried to remove the plate because my wife paused between bites. The constant interruptions and state of chaos is not our idea of an enjoyable... More 

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Sanford, Florida
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kodama is a staple of our visits to NYC. It is a hole-in-the-wall, so don't go for the decor. Go because it's great service and great food for a reasonable price. We will be back.

Thank ptflynn
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Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

Fresh, smooth, creative, delightful sushis and a great place to enjoy a good meal for a reasonable price. Nothing fancy, great service, all is in the food!!! right off Times Square. Strongly recommand.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
London, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

I've been lucky to have some amazing sushi in Japan, as well as visit great places in New York like Momoya. Kodama was recommended by a friend and didn't disappoint - sat at the bar with a great view of the sushi chefs at work. True masters of their craft, amazing speed and knifework, and then oh the food itself...delicious.... More 

Thank Sam_and_Ena
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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633 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2017

This small restaurant is absolutely a gem! Great food and service! Some organic and super fresh options. Kid friendly. They have delicious sushi and black rice! Super cheap compared to other places. We paid less then $30 for two great meals and drinks. The woman at the cashier was very nice to my kid and offered a small ginger chocolate... More 

Thank Danuza
Ayr, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2017

The staff in this restaurant were really attentive. The food was excellent and really good value for money.

Thank Potcharmed
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Some very unique options based on the ongoing Broadway shows. Disappointed the all of the Black Special rolls (made with natural black rice with the highest level of antioxidants) were made without tempura or spice. I opted for the Sophie's Decision,made with tuna, salmon & yellow tail. Although fresh and good, it was spicier than anticipated. I also got the... More 

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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, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
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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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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