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“By far the best sushi in New Paltz”

Hokkaido Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #18 of 99 Restaurants in New Paltz
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
New Paltz, NY
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“By far the best sushi in New Paltz”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

Hokkaido always has the freshest and most delicious sushi in the area. Its smart to make a reservation as they fill up often.

The food: The lunch bento box is the best deal in town. For dinner the spicy cold sesame noodles, shogun roll, and the yosen nabe hot pot are our personal favorites.

The service: Usually very good. They stay on top of your table but don't overwhelm you.

The decor: The inside is quite small but cute and some of the tables are practically on top of each other. If you make a reservation you can request a table by a window which are a little more secluded. The outdoor area is a little cafeteria like, but still great on a nice day.

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Delicious Chirashi Don”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

Whenever I eat japanese, I always like to try the Chirashi. The Chirashi Don here at Hokkaido is very fresh and delicious. I sat outside and the area was very unkept....definately no Zen here! I bet dining inside would've been Zen-like, but when I arrived there was no room for a single diner.

  • Visited May 2013
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Albany, New York
Level 6 Contributor
211 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Best Japanese Food in New Paltz”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

I've gone to dinner at, and ordered takeout from, Hokkaido many times--it's good stuff. Good miso soup, and I love their dinner options that offer a whole package of miso soup and three kinds of rolls (I usually get the avocado roll, the sweet potato roll, and the asparagus roll).

True, you'll wait a bit (takeout is usually a 30-minute wait), but this is the sign of a faithfully successful, small restaurant. Seating at the sushi bar or at tables, and maybe room for 30 people. Nice decor and ambiance inside, and staff is always friendly. The food is worth the wait; it's good, and not overpriced.

  • Visited July 2012
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Gardiner, New York, United States
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Home away from home--a true Japanese experience”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

Hokkaido is a quaint little restaurant tucked in corner off the main drag of New Paltz, a college town filled with great energy from nearby Woodstock and the world class outdoor playground of the Shawgunk Mountains. Having lived in Japan for 8 years, I have missed terribly my Japanese diet of sushi, tempura vegetables, gyoza, and of course soba noodle soup. Hokkaido is answer to prayers. Authentic atmosphere, friendly owner/staff, very reasonable prices and delicious food means I stop there sometimes several times a week, alone or with friends.

  • Visited April 2013
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New Paltz, New York
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“Best Japanese in town”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Elegant, fresh, delightful. Really good sushi and wonderful quiet very zen service. The Devore if delightful and simple.
The menu is engaging. The bandanna dessert outstanding!

Visited March 2013
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