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“Great pre-show dinner”

Kodama Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #929 of 13,748 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Japanese
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Midtown
New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
469 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Great pre-show dinner”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

Delicious sushi, reasonable prices and friendly staff make this a great option in the Theater District. While it's always packed, they try hard to be accommodating. We were more than happy to sit at the sushi bar, so were seated immediately. The rolls I ordered were great, but my favorite part of the meal was the sauteed eggplant in sweet miso sauce.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
312 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“It needs to be redecorated”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

This place has been around a long time and needs an update on the decor. There's tape holding the old carpet together and a very uneven floor. The bathrooms are disgusting. The entire place looks worn and dirty. The tables are too crowded. Service is uncaring. Overall, it's not very nice but it's very popular. The food isn't bad and isn't great--it's just average.

  • Visited June 2014
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Hampstead, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fresh and delicious”
Reviewed June 4, 2014

On our recent trip to NYC, Kodama restaurant was recommended to us by someone who used to live in the area. I had the traditional California roll and one of their specialty rolls that had salmon and was fried. Both were outstanding. My husband had the Kinky Boots roll and the Chipolte tuna roll. The freshness of the tuna was unbeatable. Would highly recommend a visit to this small but delicious restaurant.

  • Visited May 2014
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Fairview Park, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent dining near Times Square/Theater District”
Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is the 2nd time we have eaten at Kodama before a Broadway show. The first was in 2011, and then a couple of weeks ago. Quality is the same and we enjoyed our dinner. Service can be a little slow, but they are always accommodating and friendly. It is refreshing to have a good sushi restaurant without the NYC prices (alcoholic drink, appetizer, large roll, small roll = $25.00).

Recommend the double spicy tuna roll!

  • Visited May 2014
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Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Okay”
Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

I ordered the Broadway Box and it was pretty filling with all that's included. I was disappointed with how plain the chicken teriyaki was, considering we waited for quite a long while for our meals. The sushi that came with the box was okay too but we also ordered the yellow tail sushi which was very tasty. Overall, it was very filling and it's still better than just going to a restaurant I've already been to.

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