Fun, good food, good show:
Fun, good food, good show: hibachi guys, sushi (REAL sushi and sashimi) bar. We go as often as we can.
2/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fresh Sushi; Lively atmosphere
Good experience at Koto. Started out with one of the special rolls - which was huge - and quite good, very fresh. We had Bento Box entrees, which were also very good quality. I wouldn't recommend the chicken in it (dry breaded chicken strips), but everything else was great. It's a busy place (especially if you do hibachi), so reservations are a must. The staff were very friendly. It can be loud during peak, but we were able to have good conversation in the dining room section. In sum, a good experience and will be going back!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
First and not my last time!
This was our first time to this restaurant and we will be back.
My wife and two children had an absolute fabulous time marvelling the chef and the quality of the food. We made our reservation on line, got a call back to confirm, arrived early and subsiquently we were sat earlier than our initial reservation. The Bartendress was busy but very attentive, the hostess was swamped but very cordial and the service was prompt. We sat with an additional 4 people who were enjoying themselves as much as us. The food was fresh, cooked to perfection which tells me (ex chef)it was not an accident that we stumbled on this gem in South Burlington. We highly recommend you give this place a try when you are looking for a fun night out!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Koto always puts on a good
Koto always puts on a good show as you watch your food be prepared in front of you at the Hibachi grill. The food was wonderful, although at this particular occasion it was a little more peppery than usual. Kids portions are generous and definitely allows for leftovers. The prices are $20+ for an adult meal and around $10 for kids.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
great placer for sushi
had dinner here a few times always a great place for sushi
i usually will sit at the sushi bar for dinner
the chef will sometimes prepare a small sampler as a free bee
the hibachi tables seemed always full and the guests well entertained
I will keep this one on my list when in Burlington
3/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for the teppenyaki and
Went for the teppenyaki and it was entertaining and delicious, it is the only destination for Japanese cuisine in VT in my opinion. Will definitely visit again!
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
reliably decent sushi. Wouldnt
reliably decent sushi. Wouldnt call it the best sushi restaurant definite;y the one i frequent the most.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to have a fun time with family or guests. The hibachi grill is great and the showmanship is awesome to watch!
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sushi in Burlington has no equal
Good sushi, fast, impeccable service was my latest experience at Koto. Honestly, when my girlfriend craves sushi, we come to koto, and 9 out of 10 times it does great!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've eaten here several times
We've eaten here several times for both lunch and dinner and have always enjoyed the food and the great service.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went to celebrate my fiances birthday. It was good. We both love sushi and enjoyed our meal. Only thing was the occasional noise from the Hibachi grill but we tried to sit far away from it. Service was good.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Business Team Dinner
We had a great experience with a group. The restaurant was a great location with good food and not too noisy. The food was excellent and the preparation was entertaining. Looking forward to my next visit to Koto.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service and food.
The service and food are always exceptional and the entertainment of the chef is great fun! Its a nice easy going place to have a family get-together. The Sushi bar is absolutely fabulous!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Open Table_IM Review
We went to the restaurant for Mother's day. It was a bit noisy and busy but overall the services was very good, food was excellent. Our hibachi chef was very entertaining and my 3 granddaughters thoroughly enjoyed the show and the food. The Host was extremely calm and helpful. Food was cooked perfectly and delicious. I would recommend to others. If you want a quieter atmosphere you can request a smaller room towards the back of the restaurant.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Successful Group Dinner
I needed a place for a group dinner where people could talk, and enjoy good food.
Our group had a wide age span and there was something for everyone.
KoTo turned out to be the perfect spot. The service was excellent.
Sitting around the Hibachi made conversation easy.
The food was prepared to everyone's needs.
I highly recommend Koto
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food & Atmosphere!
Food & show was great! Looking forward to dining
There again in the near future!!!
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special Birthday Dinner !
The food was wonderful as always. I took my Mom to Kotos as it was her Birthday and I wanted to make it special for her so I requested to have the staff sing Happy Birthday to her. I made this request online when I made my reservations. And when I got to Kotos I asked if they saw my special request and if they would be able to do that and they said no problem. Anyway we finished our meal and the check was brought to us and nobody sang to her. We come here a lot, this is our favorite place and it was disappointing.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Airplane delayed, nothing else open
Was stuck in Burlington for an extra night due to weather conditions in Philly and our plane had mechanical issues. By the time we got to a hotel it was around 9pm. Hadn't had dinner yet so we were starved! Found this place was open late, got in around 9:30pm and had a fantastic meal that was quickly prepared. It hit the spot!
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Good Find
A few miles south of Burlington, Koto was well worth the short ride. Excellent sushi, delicious duck and tender filet mignon. Friendly service. A nice selection on menu.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun evening for birthday meal!
My fiancée and I went to Koto for my birthday. Also she had never been to hibachi dinner before.
Food was good, presentation was fun and server was very attentive. Would go back again with more friends to fill table. Also want to go back to try lunch.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love going to Koto with my family and friends. Food is always wonderful and fresh
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining for birthdays, events
The food is very good and sitting at the Hibachi table makes for a fun evening. They are entertaining and quick. You can go with a small group or large and it works either way.
The food is always good.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome. Love this place.
Awesome. Love this place. August was 1/2 price on all rolls!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
There was 14 of us and two chiefs served us. They were professionals and the hibachi was fun to watch--
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
nice time good food
sushi chef did great job always good food been here 2x and sit at the sushi bar
habachi tables looked good for groups and kids
i will be back
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing, Spectacular, Entertaining
The service was amazing just like the food!! Our server was spectacular!! The chef was very entertaining and food was great!!
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved the waitress and
We loved the waitress and the Hibachi chef. Good times with my co-worker buddies!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Special Occassions
We took my daughter who's celebrating her 10th birthday. She had never been there before and we all had so I thought it would be a special treat. She loved it so much she asked if we could go back the next day! This will be on our list of favorite places to eat for sure. Making reservations ahead of time really did help and we were seated right away!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our dinner was great. We where visiting our son at University of Vermont for parents weekend. We wanted to go somewhere fun and lively and our son wanted steak! Koto Japanese Steakhouse was wonderful. The place was packed, so the vibe was fun and energetic. We all chose from the hibachi menu, which comes with soup, salad and your grill choice. The soup and salad where both fresh and very tasty. My son and I ordered the filet mignon and my husband had the salmon. The food is cooked tableside on a big steel tabletop is a fun show, the food was delicious and the portions are enormous. Very nice drinks menu, and my son finished the night with fried babnans for dessert, he devoured them. Next time we will get sushi as well, it looked incredible.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great even late!
My sister and I are avid sushi lovers and we had been trying to catch up between our busy schedules for weeks. We had wanted to try Koto for a while so we decided to head out there even though we could only meet at 9:30 pm. Koto was fantastic even so close to their closing time. I was impressed by the beautiful atmosphere, delicious food, and excellent service. I have and definitely will recommend Koto in the future.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service by Kylie.
Excellent service by Kylie. Great time for the bunch both young and old!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent; seated in 10 minutes with reservation - waiting for table to clear. Noise level is boisterous because of cooking stations and crowds. Could hardly leave because of all people waiting for tables. I have a dislike for cilantro and I wish I had known that the udon with soba had Chinese parsley or cilantro in it. Otherwise meal was excellent with top-notch sushi. Attentive service but had this subtle feeling that we were being rushed out since the rest of our station had left five minutes earlier. We still had drinks to finish. All in all - would definitely return and definitely have resesrvations!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Different and Fun
I thought it would be awkward having the chef come to our table, but he was fun and made everyone very comfortable as he threw food at us! haha! It was great!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Kids love it
When my grandchildren have the option to select where they eat out, Koto is the hands-down winner.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM