When Hotoke opened some years ago it was one of our favorite restaurants in New Brunswick. Ambiance and food were fantastic; unfortunately it has gone down hill recently while the atmosphere is still one of the best in New Brunswick and their martinis and bar are excellent that is all that has remained. Service is ok and the food based on the high prices fail to meet expectation. I have tried the pad Thai twice recently and it just doesn't have the flavor it used to (not sure if they changed chefs) this week I had the filet mignon special and it wasnt terrible just nothing I would go back for. For 3 people with one martini each it came to 170 before tip. For close to 60 a person I just expect more from a restaurant of this caliber. I think it will be a while before I try again. Go for drinks and then eat somewhere else!