Kotosushi

4.6
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$30 and under
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Koto Sushi is a new BYOB Japanese restaurant located blocks from Washington Square, the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, right in the middle of Jeweler's Row. Koto Sushi's menu offers a variety of fresh sushi, sashimi, signature rolls, and Hawaiian-style poke, as well as delicious dishes off the hibachi grill. If you're coming to Koto Sushi after 5:00pm, we will pay for your parking at 625 Sansom Street when you spend $60+ (for dine in only), just bring us your parking ticket. We look forward to serving you the best sushi in town at Koto Sushi!
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vipSexyDiningCompanion
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Quiet sushi place on Jewelers Row. Nice and quiet on a Monday night. The sushi was very good and the platter fir 2 is really a good deal, definitely enough food for 2 hungry people. We had a very full meal for less than $60.

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vipMelanieA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved this place! The staff was extremely friendly. The service was amazing. We got our food so fast. Every single thing we ordered was delicious. We will definitely be back!!

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WarrenL
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We loved Kotosushi - super fresh and delicious sushi at a reasonable price.

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vipKMBCJB2
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed fried dumplings, udon noodles and 3 specialty rolls. All of the rolls were fresh and delicious. Our server was attentive and friendly. I’ll definitely return.

CF
vipCindyF
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried 6 different sushi rolls everything was amazing and delicious. Try miso lobster soup and sweet heart roll. Can't wait to go back. We try to get here at least once a month. Wish we lived closer so we would be there once a week.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great sashimi and fish salad

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service and amazing food. Very chill for a 6:30 on a Friday but it was still a great atmosphere. Definitely would go back.

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DeniseM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband & I ordered the Koto Hibachi - delicious!! The service was great, the food delicious. We will definitely go back. On our way out, the owner introduced himself and thanked us. Nicely done!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing! We tried it for the first time last week and we will definitely be back many times after that!

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vipCindyF
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sweet heart roll is the best, so delicious. The Caterpillar roll also very yummy. All the rolls are great and BYOB too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My daughter and I dined here on a Friday night. We enjoy Japanese food even if not the most adventurous dishes. We started with a variety of veggie sushi and Agedashii Tofu, then I had the tuna sushi and she had the Yaki Udon. Plus the Chef brought out a fish dish for us to sample. All the food was great. Very fresh. The service was wonderful if only a bit slow (although we were more than a bit hungry). The restaurant is simple but very clean and well decorated. In the end I was surprised that our meal was only $59 plus tip. We will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to try this restaurant when in Philly for the day and had no expectations. It was such a pleasant experience! The Manhattan roll and Lobster Dynamite roll were both spectacular and the pan-roasted Chilean Sea Bass, let me just say OMG! We will definitely return to this cute little establishment and recommend it to anyone visiting Philadelphia.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very welcoming and accommodating plus, the food was great!

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SherylC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted and seated as soon as we arrived. Everything was fresh & well prepared. Food artistically displayed. Service was friendly and courteous. We look forward to coming back again!

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MeaghanH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks so much!! Had an excellent experience

KD
vipKDUBS
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, as usual. This place never disappoints. The sushi is so fresh and flavorful and the service is friendly. The spicy tuna pizza and lobster buns are absolutely incredible!

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CharlieM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is our third visit to Kotosushi. A very welcoming experience, お帰りなさい, coupled with fine native Japanese food. Plan to return.

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vipGigi
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very welcoming and friendly staff. Food was delicious. Sushi was fresh and tasty. Tempura shrimp was crispy and flavorful. Prices were reasonable. Server was so accommodating. Even brought us a sample of a new dish from the chef. Our only negative was the lack of air conditioning. It was a steamy night. The doors were open for ventilation but really needed ac on.

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vipMargaret
Philadelphia
250 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Love the tempura chicken, heavenly! Staff is incredible, really tops!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love going to Koto! The food is always excellent and the servers are so sweet and attentive. Everything always comes out of the kitchen looking beautiful and tasting even better.

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BarbieO
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing menu, food, and staff. Great for date night, and it's BYOB. Will come back!

CF
vipCindyF
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi is always excellent every time we eat here (this was our fourth visit in past 5 months).
We have tried several different rolls at each visit and all of them were yummy, fresh and delicious.
Sumai and green tea ice cream also yummy. Friendly staff and BYOB too.

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vipCarmenH
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love going to Kotosushi for dinner. Staff is so nice and the sushi rolls and salads are great! We love trying something new or one of there specials when we go. JJ the owner is so friendly and welcoming.

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vipNoelle
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best dumplings and Asian food we have ever had in the city. Excellent place. Incredible service! Remember to bring your own bottle.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

JJ and his staff did it again. The ingredients in our sushi were all very fresh. The food was beautiful to look at and the flavors were delicious. The staff was attentive to our needs but never smothering. All in all, it’s a great meal at a reasonable price.

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vipTheBigCheese
Philadelphia
232 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Their sushi is some of the best in Philly. We usually order the Sushi Sashimi combo for two and there is enough fish for both of us. If you don't want to spend a couple of hundred bucks, this is the place for you.

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vipCindyF
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here and loved it again.
Perfect for dinner before a show at the Walnut street theater, it's within walking distance. Sushi is always fresh and delicious. Tried the shumai.appetizer this time which was also yummy. Pleasant staff, nice ambiance and a Byob too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
76 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There was a lot of choices which is great since I do no eat sushi. The 3 people I went with did and loved it. The poke bowl was delicious and ingrediants fresh. My only complaint is that the ginger side salad was so tiny! It needs to be at least double to triple the size. The owner does everything and was so nice.
Also, no handicap entrance. Can the restaurant at least make a ramp? Thank goodness I was able to walk up the stairs with help since I use a walker because I would never have been able to eat there.

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vipAdam
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food!

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dianaH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food great service nice place to have sushi before the show at the walnut street theater right around the corner! We will definitely go back

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ChristyB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was attentive and courteous to us! They even gave us a free appetizer. Sushi and sashimi were fantasic.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food was just okay. We’d go again, but only if we were in the area and hankering for sushi. It’s not the sort of place you’d make a special trip for. More of a reliable neighborhood joint.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The value was great.

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vipTracyZ
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

So so good!! Reasonably priced! Can’t wait to go again!

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vipCindyF
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi was so fresh and delicious it just melted in your mouth. The Caterpillar roll and tuna roll were the best. The fresh lobster roll was great too. Definitely coming back here before our next show at WST. Wish we lived closer so we could eat here more often. BYOB.

AB
AnneB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the sushi is great, great service, friendly servers, all around great meal! We ate sushi, and had an awesome miso lobster soup for an appetizer.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful meal. Excellent food. Like it much more than other places we have tried, will be back even though it is more of a trek from our place

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good people... Thanks Jojo... Fish great... Fresh flavorful. Sashimi large pieces. Selection of fish moderate, but all good great value. Jewelers Row, Sansom.

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vipNemo
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, attentive service. Had sushi and the individual nigiri as well as rolls were tasty and inventive. Very reasonable prices. Looking forward to visiting again and again.

SG
StephanieG
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great experience! Took my 9-yo out for a birthday date to this location and Walnut Street Theater. The staff we very friendly and efficient. Food was delicious and not expensive. Following our meal our server asked if we were in the area for Christmas shopping, and I explained the reason for our visit. He excitedly rushed to bring a mochi dessert and sing happy birthday to my daughter. Then, he surprised her with a balloon animal, which was totally unexpected and made her feel so special! There were a few other parties dining but the restaurant was calm, cozy, and comfortably quiet. I would definitely recommend this for a bite between shopping or before/after a show at the theater. We will definitely be returning!

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Kotosushi does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats.

Kotosushi is rated 4.6 stars by 79 OpenTable diners.

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