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Koto Japanese Steakhouse
Koto Japanese Steakhouse

Koto Japanese Steakhouse Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://kotosyracuse.com
  • Phone: (315) 445-5686
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Carmen (315) 445-5686
  • Special Events & Promotions: For special events and large parties please refer to Carmen, Events Coordinator. Event Menus can be designed to accommodate your party budget. 315.445.KOTO(5686)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Thompson & Midler
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of parking space in our private lot in front of the restaurant.
A word from Koto Japanese Steakhouse
Open for lunch and dinner, come feast with our entertaining hibachi chefs who will be cooking your meal in front of you while performing tricks! Our sushi bar artistically prepares fresh sushi, sashimi and rolls to satisfy any craving. Our full bar provides fine wines, cocktails, domestic and imported beers. Come experience a flavor of the East with us, with free parking, private rooms and 14 hibachi tables—perfect for couples, families, kids, and large groups.

Reservations Recommended. Please specify if you want to be seated at the Hibachi Grill (where the chefs cooks) or Dining (for sushi and traditional cuisine).
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Diner Reviews
  • "Wonderful place to celebrate graduation with a small group of 7"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Great food, great service, and great entertainment! Wonderful place to take kids, friends and family for a great night out. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "As is usual in Hibachi style cooking, food is cooked on the grill at your table. The cook this evening was very entertaining and interacted with all guests at the table. The food was cooked perfectly and as requested."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Overall pretty good! a couple minor complaints - the squid was not what I expected, big thick slabs instead of rings, didn't pick up flavor well. our server was great at the hibachi. I'd definitely go again, get the pickled veggie appetizer again, a lot on the menu looked good."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The food was horrible for the price. My chicken you couldn't ever chew and they made me another one and still chewy and funny taste."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Birthday night for a 7 year old... She LOVED IT !."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "This, and the Destiny Koto continue to surprise me with how filling the portions are. Its not cheap, but the fish was fresh, and we walked away full and happy. Get the SMALL hot sake. The big on is a bit much for 1 person. If you have a large appetite, go with the combo plates! the sashimi and sushi are excellent. The Calamari in wasabi sauce is a great appetizer for 2. Service was a little slow, but attentive. Lemon Drop Koto-tini was very nice!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "It was a pleasant atmosphere with pleasant waitresses with a friendly smile and very attentive. The Restaurant had a touch of ambience with soft lighting, not that we needed as it was a business lunch but felt serene and peaceful. I would recommend to a friend, a group, for lunch, dinner or anytime for that matter."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "great food, great times. loved the atmosphere as well."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Generally, the food was pretty good, but there were other aspects of the evening that brought our opinion down. The waitress was nice and pleasant, but not overly knowledgeable and couldn't answer some basic questions. Between the large crowd, the roar of flames from the hibachis, and the constant rhythmic clapping and yelling for birthdays, the atmosphere was very loud, bordering on frenetic. It took almost an hour to get our food. People seemed to be having fun, but we kind of felt like we were just sitting there watching because of the long wait for the food, and no visits from the waitress to refill drinks etc. Overall, considering the amount of the bill at the end, I kind of doubt we'll be back."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "The only problem that I had at dinner was no room on table. My party of three and I were seated at a hibachi table with two other groups of three. I kept bumping elbows with my neighbor. It was hard to enjoy my meal without getting a cramp in my hand from trying to keep my elbows close to my side. Also when the check came I was unable to use my coupon."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Out of a group of eight, they ask how they want our steak, yet it was all cooked together an no difference between rare, med rare or med! One of the people in our group asked for a combo and didn't get it! Also there was a compliment drink that we were not even offered."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Huge rolls never seen in Japan. Fun place though. Loud."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "I think this restaurant has really good food and the hibachi tables are fun. We did see a rowdy bunch if really dressed down SU guys but it didn't ruin the dinner. I recommend the filet mignon and shrimp combo."
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "Great date spot...we stayed right until closing and we were never once pressured to leave."
    Dined on 10/3/2013
  • "We were treated very well by the staff. The lobster and the scallops were overcooked but the flavor of everything was very good. The ginger dressing was a bit too sweet for my personal taste. Overall, we really enjoyed our experience at Koto."
    Dined on 9/22/2013
  • "Our service was great, friendly staff, huge menu, we had a hard time picking because everything sounded great! Our salads and sushi were delicious, I can't wait to eat there again!"
    Dined on 8/2/2013
  • "Delicious food, drink menu with very delicious drinks. The atmosphere is extremely fun and great for a big group! Reasonable pricing for all the food that is given! Definitely will be going back!"
    Dined on 7/24/2013
  • "Our hibachi chef was funny and did a good job. For a brown rice option, they serve a brown and black rice combination that was really good. In addition to the hibachi option, there is an area for individual table dining."
    Dined on 7/25/2013
  • "I went to Koto for my birthday with 10 of my friends. Seating around the hibachi wasn't an issue and I had friends from all walks there with me. It was nice to have a fun, entertaining atmosphere to get everyone interacting and laughing the whole meal. We all had a great time and it made for a memorable evening!"
    Dined on 6/3/2013
  • "By far the most entertaining Hibachi Chef I've ever had. Our group was entertained from start to finish!!! Job well done."
    Dined on 4/20/2013
  • "Our Hibachi Chef was very good and had some unusual moves. He was very entertaining. I will say that the salad dressing was very good but my salad came with a rediculous amount of it."
    Dined on 3/30/2013
  • "Arrived to find our Open Table reservation was nowhere to be found. We were seated in the hibachi table room and that was like eating at a circus. My wife's chicken teriyaki was served at least 20 minutes before mine and my daughter's sushi orders arrived even though twice we were told the orders were coming right up. The sushi, once served, was very good. However, the chicken teriyaki was simply awful; slices of dry chicken breast with a thick gloppy sauce spread on top. We mentioned our dissatisfaction to our waitress but got little if any sympathy. We will never return again which is too bad because we've had good meals and service in the past."
    Dined on 3/3/2013
  • "Koto was great fun! The hibachi chef was great with the kids; the kids menu was reasonable and tasty; the waitress was very helpful and friendly - it was very special for the kids, and they loved it all! We were treated well, the kids were respected and in return, they rose to the occasion too. Can't wait to go alone without the kids!"
    Dined on 2/15/2013
  • "Food very good put the price wasn't for two people."
    Dined on 2/20/2013
  • "Great show and great food. Service was nice and fast."
    Dined on 2/13/2013
  • "The food was excellent and it was fun to watch it prepared in front of you. Too noisy!"
    Dined on 2/2/2013
  • "The hibachi menu and the food was great. A great deal for dinner and a show. The service was great and the whole meal was enjoyable. Will be going back."
    Dined on 2/2/2013
  • "If you make a reservation via Open Table and you DON'T want the hibachi table, make sure you call and tell them. We waited 45 minutes for a regular table. They assumed we wanted hibachi when we (thought) made it for a regular table."
    Dined on 1/26/2013
  • "Very good food. Wonderful presentation. Extensive menu with something to please everyone. We are repeat diners and have never been disappointed in the food offerings from the standard menu as well as the creative and beautifully presented "specials". Good food fortunately overshadowed "spotty" service."
    Dined on 1/12/2013
  • "Always enjoy it, my only complaint was we went early and it took me a few minutes to decide on a cocktail but once I FINALLY decided on one, it was unavailable, kind of disappointing when the restaurant is located on a main strip, if that is such a popular drink someone should have took a trip up the street to the stores for re-ups on everything. Other than that very enjoyable."
    Dined on 1/5/2013
  • "We had our office Christmas party at Koto's, a party of about 20 people. We had a very good time. The food was Delicious, the chefs were entertaining and the server(s) were very attentive. I would/will recommend Koto's to family & fiends and I will definately be back."
    Dined on 12/21/2012
  • "We had a great overall experience at Koto, and we will be going again!"
    Dined on 12/8/2012
  • "Great food. Great service. Very entertaining chef. Definately worth every penny."
    Dined on 12/7/2012
  • "Enjoyed a birthday dinner with family ranging in age from 3 to 85. First time in a hibachi restaurant for the elders. Three children enjoyed the cooking and the chopsticks. thanks for a fun evening. First time in this restaurant - wont be the last."
    Dined on 12/2/2012
  • "Excellent. Fast service, great hibachi, food was awesome, will definitely go back. Booking reservation through Open Table was easy and fast."
    Dined on 11/17/2012
  • "Hibachi choices are more limited than what I'm used to, but the "show" was great and the results very tasty. Only two shrimp are included with the hibachi meals unles you order more. Seriously--ony two shrimp? They aren't large, either, so why bother?"
    Dined on 11/4/2012
  • "I had my 21st birthday dinner and it was delicious! Our waitress was a lot of fun!"
    Dined on 10/30/2012
  • "The food and the service good and the food was excellent, but I wished that chef was a little more energetic like most other of them were. Other than that it was great!"
    Dined on 10/20/2012
  • "Food was very good. Service was fair. Did not like that drinks were half price in the bar but full price at the table."
    Dined on 10/16/2012