Permanently Closed - Hito Japanese Restaurant

4.1
28 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Our mission is to provide you with the most tantalizing Japanese cuisine available in an atmosphere that captures the true cultural character of Japan. We hope that after dining with us, you will leave with lasting memories of our crafty culinary teams, as well as the wonderful aromas and flavors that came from our tables. As you can see, it is our never-ending goal to bring the finest and most authentic Japanese cuisine available to Mt Kisco.
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.0
service
3.7
ambience
3.9
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2017
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Had so looked forward to this based on other reviews. The fish was very fresh, the cutting was really rather crude, and the presentation was thus disappointing. Service was abominable. There was no one else in the restaurant for most of the time, which made our very long wait between courses excruciating. Hamachi collar was perhaps overcooked. Sake was very good and well priced, but I'm afraid that won't get me to return.

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Jack
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good sushi - large portions at reasonable prices.

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vipMQBattle
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

These guys are pure artists with their meals, sushi super fresh, never had anything less than perfect here.

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mimi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall1food4service1ambience2

I am usually not one to write reviews so when I do, it is either fantastic or horrible. This one I am leaning to disgraceful. I had an expired groupon that I needed to use but knowing that I would only get the paid value. So when the check came, I put in the expired groupon voucher and a credit card to pay for the difference. The manager came back huffing and buffing that he cannot accept my voucher because it expired. I tried to explain that the paid value never expires per groupon for the goods/service. All I was asking for was that I get the paid value of the voucher deducted from the check. He frantically waved his arms and hands in the air in frustration when I just wanted to explain what the groupon policy is. There was no point in arguing with this manic. I ended up paying for the bill all out of pocket. As I walked out of there, he couldn't even have the courtesy to say "thank you" or "have a good evening". I will tell you that for any restaurant or business in this day in age, to be in good standing and have returning customers, that is NOT what you do. For a couple of bucks, the merchant was willing to lose a customer and potentially many more how terrible the service is.

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vipHillbills
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

great food everytime. Love the crabmeat/avocado salad, sushi pizza, lots of great sushi. Great neighborhood restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing. Each of us (7) got a different dish and each was superb. The menu offered an astounding number of choices and the staff couldn't be more accommodating.
The atmosphere was wonderful; the music was low enough to allow for conversation.

The only negative is that parking, while not far (there's a nearby parking lot), is not close enough for anyone disabled to have easy access, and you have to pay for parking.

LOVE this restaurant. Can't say enough about it.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and it was amazing! The food was so good.

MD
MamaDukes
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love HITO! Wonderful food and service.
The specialty rolls are fabulous. Great Sake choices. Service is top notch. Never disappointed.

PJ
PJ53
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A reliably good Mount Kisco restaurant! We've been patronizing Hito since it opened, and were never disappointed.

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Teacher
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was Restaurant Week & we had never been to Hito so we thought we would give it a try since we all like sushi. The appetizers were good, especially my shrimp dish. Large portions. The presentation on my sashimi dish was spectacular. I am sorry I didn't take a picture of it. The sushi & tempura dishes were also very tasty & ample portions. (Sometimes the Rest. Week portions are skimpy.) The only negative was the price of the beers. We would have liked to try some of the brands we never had before but we thought $10.50 for a beer was excessive. The service was very good too. Over all a very good dining experience.

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vipOtreg
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Good sushi other than that your basic Chinese take out. No atmosphere. A glorified take out joint.

MD
MamaDukes
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2015
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Excellent food. Large menu with many choices.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2015
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Went on a Monday night - only one waitress seating, bussing and waiting tables for the whole restaurant. Way too much for an 18year old summer employee. Appy took 45 mins and the sushi was pedestrian and not our order. Anyway - 5 nicer places within 20 feet of the place should be considered first. Such a waste because the community would reward quality if they could provide it.

NY
vipNYCWestsider
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed my meal. Hito I surpringly sophisticated for a casual place. They know sushi.

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vipFoode718
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2015
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Bravo each time I visit this establishment I am surprised yet again. The chef is creative , the food is bursting with flavor and artistically plated . If I were to choose my favorite dish I would have to say the Thai basil shrimp outstanding!

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vipdeedee
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2015
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Fish is very fresh. The presentation is gorgeous. Restaurant is quiet with attentive service.

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vipmatineemom
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience.
Celebrated with friends and we all loved it!

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SaraQ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and presentation at a great price! Birthday dinner very successful! Great apps, big enough for dinner meals!!

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Jor10ohmy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2014
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Having been to many upscale Japanese restaurants with decore and service in kimonos this was a hometown affair fit for the local establishment. Right off the main drag..like many of the other eateries one is presented not with a fine dining setting but rather in and out situation. Very basic with a hit of culture and music not to ones softer ear the diner got the impression that the food would probably be blase at best. Great service but not enough detail alluding to a Japanese experience..more to some of the Chinese take outs in my area of Northern Westchester. This is Restaurant Week and my menu is with an appetizer, entree and dessert. I ordered Gyoza stuffed with spicy tuna, a hot bowl of soup with shellfish and no dessert because it was ice cream and I don't eat dairy. For lunch it was sparsely filled with patrons four to be exact. The food came out larger than life and very creative and surprisingly delicious which off set whatever the decore lacked in. Hmmm I thought I got to come back for the regular menu. The shellfish soup was made with coconut milk, vegetables and plenty of shellfish like lobster tail, scallops, mussels and shrimp. It was way too much for me to eat and asked for it to be for a take home. Also, the soup was more in spice (chili which I find to be away from Japanese food...theirs is more bland and veggie) and sweetness because of the use of coconut milk. I was transported to Thailand. For dessert the waiter was kind enough to bring me a wonderfully sliced orange the cut into pieces within the elaborately cut orange. I feel the cooks need plenty of accolades for their craftmanship of the food served...just delicious. The owner can do better with the music and appearance of the place. I will be back again and possibly bring friends for the eating experience. The patrons next to me took pictures of the food...that says something too.

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vipmatineemom
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Paradise roll is my favorite.
Always great food and service.

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vipymcebs
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of the better places in Westchaster for sushi and cooked food. Service is attentive and prices are moderate.

NY
vipNewYorker
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2014
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We ate at Hito when it first opened and loved it. We were disappointed on our second visit. The presentation is extraordinary. It's artful and authentic. The place strives for authenticity. I'm not a fan of fried food or chopped spicy fish, and most of the special rolls contained these ingredients. The seared white tune appetizer was excellent, but skimpy and expensive. My son loved his Dragon roll. My husband and I found the other sushi to be good, but not excellent. The fish was fresh and tasty, but the cuts were not generous and the prices a bit above other places in the area. The atmosphere and attentiveness do make the slight price difference worth it, but I like more generous portions. We will try it again and sample the hot dishes.

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nyrjnick
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Expansive menu with many selections to please everyone, the service was excellent and the food was artfully presented and well prepared.

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vipDiningpro
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef's specialty rolls are world class. Our favorites rolls are the Angry Dragon and Tiger and the Beef Negimaki as an appetizer.

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Daniel
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2013
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was good. Had Hito special which included 2 salmon, tuna, and yellowtail pieces of sushi as well as a chef special roll. Chef special roll was the best part of the dish. The roll consisted of crab, cream cheese, and avocado with spicy salmon on top. The sushi was fresh. But, the pieces were a little warmer than I would have liked (not so warm as to all it bad). I have been once before and the food was better (would have rated it as a very good). If they can get back on par with that and maintain consistency this place would be a gem.

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durpee
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2013
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I have been to Hito about a dozen time, and have always been very pleased with the food and service. The only "weird" thing is that on a Friday and Saturday night, I am always able to get a table. Please spread the word about this excellent restaurant, as it's located in an area on Main St. that has a high business turnover rate :(
I highly recommend their fried calamari, sushi rolls and sashimi. Next time, I am going to try the Chilean sea bass - moderately priced at about $24!
Another plus point is the fact they have an "all-you-can-drink" menu. I will definitely be inviting my coworkers for happy hour there :)

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vipLarry
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best part of the experience was the sushi.
Everything was fresh and tasty.
The prices were reasonable (no sushi is cheap) and the special rolls were innovative.o

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LMBA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2013
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Decent food, but nothing extraordinary. Service was friendly but a little 'meek', and more reactive than active.
We went early 5:30pm/6pm as we have a baby and a young child. Restaurant only had one or two other tables arrive whilst we were there so hard to tell what the ambiance would be at peak dining hours.

We did not try any sushi/sashimi, only the cooked noodle/rice dishes.

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Permanently Closed - Hito Japanese Restaurant is rated 4.1 stars by 28 OpenTable diners.