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Kodama Japanese Restaurant

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301 W 45th St, New York City, NY 10036-3822
+1 212-582-8065
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Zurich, Switzerland
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Gilad M
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars 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

Thank giamata
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107 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a sushi restaurant outside of the tourist area by Times Square and happened upon Kodama. Staff was very friendly and service was fast. Food was excellent. When they heard it was my son's birthday, they brought ice cream with a Japanese mango desert on the house, sang happy birthday with us. We would go back. It... More 

Thank Viajandosevive
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Hello, my husband and I we went to eat at this restaurant. The food was tasty but when we received a bill part of the amount was 18% _. Such _ _ usually given at a restaurants with dress code. We asked to remove the tip of the bill, and becouse of that's  we decided to tip about 5%. New... More 

Thank Biana F
Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

If Kodama is mediocre, I would LOVE to hear where some of these people are going! I have been there 7 or 8 times over the last 5 years, and I am always impressed. The sushi is delicious and fresh. They have classic rolls and maki, and some more "inventive" options. They also have a large selection of noodles, soups,... More 

Thank Laura M
Chicago, Illinois
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85 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Kodama Sushi does not disappoint. When I'm craving for Japanese Cuisine in Time Square, this is the spot I go to. Great Japanese selection. For those on a budget, try their bento boxes. Fish are fresh and delicious. If you're lucky, you might see Theater Actors dining there too. So look around. I would definitely come back to this restaurant... More 

Thank markeetots
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed it very much! We had a very good and pleasant dinner with our daughter. We like sushi and our daughter like other kind of food and we could find other things for her. The place is very nice and quiet despite the proximity to the Time Square. The wine was good as well. The price was reasonable for... More 

Thank Eitan I
Houston, Texas
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69 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

My husband and I ate here for a late lunch. The service was quick, and the food better than I expected. The place looks a little bit run down with portable heaters on the floor (it was the coldest time in NYC in over a decade), but the food and service definitely made up for it. We had the hot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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