Koto Sushi Lounge

4.5
362 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Japanese
Welcome to Koto Sushi Lounge, a new Calgary favourite for fans of exceptional sushi and Japanese cuisine. Enjoy the contemporary ambiance and meticulous service of Koto Sushi and discover a menu filled with traditional selections and inspired creations, made from the finest ingredients available. Choose from an amazing variety of sushi, sashimi, teriyaki, and tempura all expertly prepared and beautifully presented. Serving downtown Calgary, Koto Sushi Lounge is just minutes from the best the city has to offer and makes a perfect destination for a quick meal with friends or a memorable evening with someone special. Satisfy the craving for great sushi at Koto Sushi Lounge.
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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service, fast food and tasty

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JosephineD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was good and the servers were friendly and for sure we will go back again someday! Thnx

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None
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was decent but pricey for the quality. I would only recommend happy hour menu and perhaps just as appetizers.

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MelissaK
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and attentive staff! The food was delicious and the ambiance was warm and inviting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service here is always so warm and friendly. There is plenty of space to distance and the have large plexiglass dividers bw tables. I really enjoyed the current unifest menu, which gave them a much needed increase in dinner business, but still not busy at all. Get there early in the week as they do sell out! I was glad to see it pick up during lunchtime as ppl returned to downtown, but now that we're back in 28 day restrictions, I hope they get a good bump in takeout business.

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tbelot
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistent and good quality. Good service during a busy lunch hour.

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vipAndiamo
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was my best Daddy Daughter evening! Thank you! Alain

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Henry
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Koto always delivers a fantastic and delicious meal and is well priced. The perfect destination for lunch or dinner

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Enjoyeroffood
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and prompt service. Even the misi soup was extra delicious. The smoked salmon sushi had generous amounts. The steak was delicious.

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FrankV
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best Japanese restaurants in Calgary, plus outstanding service!

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Logan
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, atmosphere/ decor and food. Can't say enough good things about KOTO ^_^

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Coriander
Calgary
39 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful date night! Happy Hour menu is essentially small plates of regular menu (with a few bonus items!). Fantastic food and great service.

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vipmel1
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! Great social distancing protocols. Make a reservation and you will be in good hands.

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vipYYCFoodie
Calgary
53 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Koto was our go to sushi place and it’s just not the same anymore. Portions were noticeably smaller...by 30% to 40%, perhaps the owner is trying to stay afloat in these Covid times by cutting food cost? Was nice to see one of the old servers and catch up on how the rest of the staff are doing.

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EdJ69
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Restaurant was closed during Covid-19.. been waiting to come back and enjoy the delicious sushi/service

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JustineG
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy the sushi and service at Koto - discovering their Happy Hour menu was an added bonus!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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csc89
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Good happy hour deals, decent sushi. Could have more of a selection on the happy hour menu but it is understandable why it is reduced.

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JennyV
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Waitress was not wearing a mask and overall our experience was unsatisfactory

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here to get some of their amazing happy hour items! Server was great. We really liked their soft crab roll. Will definitely be coming back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Sushi was good, service was great and friendly

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vipLengleson
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice experience.

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vipSHunter
Palm Springs
18 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Usually a good experience of service and good food but today was different. Perhaps they were short staffed. Item's are usually served up all at once, but this time we had to continually ask for the other dishes to be brought out. As a result the meal took over an hour to receive (on 2 at our table, and the restaurant was only 1/2 full. Server never returned to refill our water or ask how our meal was.
Probably will not return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

It’s ok. Over priced ok sushi. Much better options available around town

Koto Sushi Lounge
Responded on May 5, 2020

Please try our happy hour menu from 3PM to 8:30 PM .

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LionaN
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food is fairly expensive (it is a downtown restaurant) but the sushi was bland and not worth it. Service is friendly but somewhat slow given it was lunchtime.

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Lily
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Don't order any raw sushi or raw oysters. It was old, the salmon maki rolls were made with leftover salmon bits and raw oysters were very old--not worth the happy hour deal. Also ordered a few pieces of sushi, the sushi rice wasn't properly seasoned and didn't hold its shape. Only redeeming quality was the specialty rolls and that's because it was cooked. The table next to us ordered tempura and it looked very appetizing.

If you want real sushi, don't go here. However, this may be the place to eat if you like specialty (cooked) rolls and tempura.

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BDiddy
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Koto provides OK sushi. Some of the rolls are pretty tasty. However, I would say their menu is on the high side in terms of pricing. Probably 20% to 30% overpriced in my opinion. Sushi is OK, not spectacular, but not terrible. Good to go if someone else is buying lunch. I would never go on my own dime, too expensive.

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JLou
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was amazing and food was great! I loooved the calamari and seaweed salad and sushi. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience5

The food is extremely overrated & over priced. Wouldn’t recommend them.

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JohnD
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It’s a great restaurant if you’re not bringing a small child. Food was excellent, but it took over 15min after sitting down for someone to come take our order, which is long when you have a hungry child. The restaurant was at less than 30% capacity at the time so it was not very busy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A rare case of a venue's fate getting better and better over time! I strongly recommend Koto for business lunches!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Came here for the Uni festival. The Uni and scallops were fresh, service was lacking.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was perfect
Like the fact it’s not too loud

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AllisonR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. Service a bit slow, but that was okay.

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vipYYCFoodie
Calgary
53 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Tried the Happy Hour menu this time. For the price and size of servings, we will stick to the regular menu. It’s better value for the money.

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vipSarahH
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I work and live DT and always bring people to this location. The food is amazing and service is on point.

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JustinS
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great sushi.

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PattiB
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always consistently great and reliable. Best coconut shrimp and tempura in town.

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TheFoodie
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The male server at night has some attitude problems. He is not really nice in treating customers.

Also, I agreed with other dinner's comments "Don't like they put tips amount on the bill. either 15% or 20% which makes the customer not happy as if both your service and food are good...".

FAQs

Koto Sushi Lounge does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Koto Sushi Lounge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 457-2898.

Koto Sushi Lounge is rated 4.5 stars by 362 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.