Best "Wakami Salad" ever!! At 6:30 the place was empty and the music was too loud yet it def filled-up fast after 7p ... then the ambience was better because the 'amped', young and good-looking wait staff finally had something to perform.
Delicious food and great vibes!
Tasty food from an interesting Japanese inspired menu and great service. Not many vegetarian options would be my only watchout.
Chotto is a perfect date spot with moderate priced meals, blentiful drinks and good service.
We recently ate at Chotto and found the sushi items limited but the rolls they did offer were interesting and very tasty. The ramen soup was ok. The service was friendly and accommodating but it seemed they were out of every other item we ask for.
We ordered basically 1/2 of the small plates for 4 of us and everything that came to the table was great. The only thing we wouldn't re-order would be the mushroom skewers, they were delicious, but were overshadowed by all of the other amazing things we ordered.
Also- the sake selection is expansive and well curated. I wish I could remember which option we ended the night on because it was delicious.... guess I'll have to go back and try them all again.
Love this place. Always a great experience.
The food here is excellent (bacon mochi is a must) and the ambiance is also great. This time around, they were quite short-staffed and our waiter was quite busy attending to a bunch of different things at once so not ideal service.
The best sashimi scallop and sea urchin we ever had, I am not a sea urchin person but this was so good had to ordered 2nd round. Good selection of sake and everthing else we order was good.
We ordered the chicken wings, Korean bar-b-q ribs, garlic fried rice, house salad, and ramen noodle soup. Each dish was delicious. This was our second time
The last two times I have come here they have forgotten half the food, forgotten drink orders, and billed us incorrectly. It's been different staff each time, so appears to be an overall service issue rather than related to an individual server. They appeared understaffed and it was difficult to get anyone's attention when something was wrong. Too bad, because the food is great, but probably won't be coming back.
We arrived early to nearly empty restaurant, which filled rapidly. Service was attentive and friendly, but became a little slow when restaurant filled. Food was spectacular. We had a party of five and tried lots of things. The only weak one was the skewers. The black cod was even better than Sushi Ran. Highly recommend this restaurant, but it would be good to get there early.
This was my second visit to Chotto, and I can happily say it did not disappoint. It's a good place to go with my boyfriend, since I almost always want sushi and he almost never wants it...the ramen is good, the agidashi tofu is good, and the sushi is pretty good too (and I'm a major sushi snob). Not a huge sushi selection, but that isn't really the point of this place. The koika fried calamari dish was really good too...overall, pretty solid, and we were able to get a reservation for 2, night of on a Friday, which was nice.
A bit pricey, but tolerable. Very fresh sashimi. Bacon Mochi is awesome. Uni Hotate is to die for. Daily special we had was black cod - a bit on the sweet side for our taste but overall a good dish. Lime ginger sochu is subtle and tasty. Attentive service for sure. Will come again.
Sushi rolls that are unique! A roll with spicy tuna and butterfish on top sprinkled heavily with tobiko starts the tastebuds asking for more...In addition to the rolls, there are some of the best goyza you will taste...cooked to perfection and served with the perfect very light sauce. The little room at the end of the bar is both cozy and beautiful...Japanese paper lanterns of various designs complement the open area to the bar. A perfect neighborhood place...including the fabulous/friendly/competent wait staff...
Go for the black cod. The Brussel sprouts are also quite tasty.
Chotto is a great place if you are a foodie or simply like Japanese food. Pork belly and bacon mochi are must tries!
Try to black cod special! Skip the bacon mochi.
We went to Chotto with a group of seven people for a relaxed night out and, boy, did they deliver. Izakaya, or Japanese bar grub, is small shared plates of fried things. Here, everything was delicious - a special shout-out to the sushi and the scallops. You wash the pieces down with a beer (decent selection) or sake (good selection). Service was fast and attentive, but our attitude did have a bit of an attitude.
Fabulous Asian food at very affordable prices. Try the Tokyo manhatten!
My clients were blown away with this restaurant. Every item was delicious!
Thank You Chotto
We had a great little dinner at Chotto. The head server / manager was a machine and it seemed like she was serving every table without being rude or short.
The food was great - we had sashimi and 2 bowls of ramen which were absolutely first class.
Decent value for money without being too expensive.
It's is not your typical Japanese Restaurant, yet delicious.
If you are expecting roles with tons or rice, this is not the place. They have about 3 roles on the menu but most of the dishes are served sashimi style seasoned to taste.
chotto has become an obligatory stop to pleasureville every time we're in the city. everything was incredibly tasty, beautifully prepared and artfully served. from the bacon mochi to the short ribs to the banana tempura for dessert... 5 stars all around! we'll be back
Delicious dinner! All of our plates were fresh and deliciously seasoned. Some highlights include the hamachi crudo and butterfish, the skewers were all delicious and the salads and brussel sprouts were great. The short rib is a great portion and great sharing entre. Come here if you like to get a lot of plates and share!
Our server was friendly and polite, but it takes more than that to give good service. All the food that arrived on our table was delicious. But three small plates didn't make it on to her order pad, and one thing that arrived on the table wasn't what we ordered. Again, everything we got was great, but it was a bit of a guessing game wondering what would arrive next.
Also, pretty much all the food arrived in one overwhelming barrage. Maybe this is because we were there early on a Sunday night so the place was practically empty so the kitchen only had us to take care of. But to me that seems like there's less distraction, so I'm perplexed imagining our server dealing with multiple tables given how questionably she handled ours.
Their sake listing was not categorized as we expected; we asked for "very dry" sake, and got sweet, perfume-like sake. It was good, but not what we thought we ordered.
So, if you are willing to take the gamble of ordering one thing and perhaps receiving it, but perhaps getting something totally different but still tasty, this is the place for you. We loved the duck breast kabob and uni risotto.
The food is consistently outstanding.
The food was fine and the surroundings are pleasant, but the lack of good service really made the experience worse:
- waited for 20 minutes despite having reserved beforehand,
- not given water, menus, or a spot at the bar during that time,
- not given water for yet another quarter-hour after sitting down at the table,
- mixed-up orders (additional rice, left out the fish we'd ordered),
- not checked upon even when the traffic in the restaurant died down.
This is a terrific little gem - small, intimate with a modern, open feel. Lively but also easy to have conversation. The small plates were so incentive and so delicious!
We had the bacon mochi (YUM!! Our favorite), the spicy house wings (not that spicy so perfect for us), uni risotto (a bit too much uni flavor for our taste but for those who love it I think they would really appreciate this dish), brussel sprouts (excellent) and Korean short ribs (oohh these were so yummy we could have had a second helping.)
Make sure to make a reservation and bring an open mind - you won't be disappointed by their inventive dishes! Oh - and consider bringing a bottle of wine and paying the corkage - the wine list was a bit limited for our taste.
The menu is a fun exploration. Great udon shareable for the table. Sushi is fresh and enjoyable. Wait staff is attentive and knowledgeable. The only complaint is we were there at 6pm. We were told the specials of the day. All sounded delicious. We chose one and after our waitress went to the kitchen we were told they were already out! Yikes not great planning to be out of a special by 6pm. Overall, we really loved the whole experience and would be back!
We ordered the spicy ramen, salad, bacon mochi, dessert and sake. The spicy broth was the highlight of the ramen dish. If you love bacon, go for the bacon mochi. The (delicious) greasy appetizer can be balanced out with an order of salad. :) The sesame ice cream was surprisingly good, and you can't really go wrong with hot tea and sake. The food came quickly, staff checked in often, and we really enjoyed the meal. Thanks!
Had a yummy dinner! As we are from Australia and enjoy Japanese food. It was just as good as home!
All of the food was well seasoned, maybe a bit too much.
we came again mainly for the grilled meats which were tasty and memorable. the kobe beef tongue was a bit overcooked but still super beefy and satisfyingly chewy. pork jowl was a bit too fatty, but otherwise enjoyable. duck sqewers were a bit overcooked as well, but tasty. lemony sprouts were tasty but over salted. Ramen has excellent thin al dente noodles, broth was very tasty but not too fatty which was good. the butterfish, was tasty but not nearly as tasty as the cooked food. super cold sapporo and asahi is an understated requirement. very good overall experience. will come again soon
Had high hopes based on reviews, look of the place, and interesting menu. But none of the dishes were better than okay. Crab croquettes, calamari, uni risotto, bacon mochi (best dish), daily special miso cod. Wouldn't return, despite good waitress and generous glasses of wine.
A 'small plate' Japanese fusion restaurant. Most of the dishes we ordered were good, although they tend to be on the salty side. .One of the daily specials, miso black cod, was perhaps the best dish.
Our server should know what we have ordered, but came by a few times if we wanted to offer more before all our dishes arrived.
Price is very good.
Great small plates to share with really reasonable prices. We had the chicken karreage, garlic fried rice and bacon mochi along side a few great cocktails. I would definitely go back.
The tapas style Japanese fusion food is unique and tasty. Prices are good for location and what you get. a little disappointed that the tofu did not taste fresh. Other dishes such as kalbi and ramen are still very good. Service is fast and courteous.
First time here, we loved every dish. OK, one we just liked: the grilled mackerel that my boyfriend talked me into. But that is a step ahead of my usual reaction to mackerel. The uni/scallop was so good we ordered a second plate of it. Fried calamari were perfect. Brussels sprouts excellent, as was the hamachi special. Unusual dishes, all executed brilliantly ---- MMMM, and a terrific waiter. Will return!
Great specials. We had the hamachi sashimi and black cod. Gyoza was great and so was the tuna roll. I'll pass on the butterfish skewer next time. Nice place with good service.
Must try the bacon mochi! While it is not classic Japanese food, the crispy mochi paired with the bacon was amazing. Not over powering and a good way to start the meal.
The restaurant is small, but since we had a reservation we were sat right away. Great service as well!