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KOTO Japanese Restaurant

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260 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12110-4805
+1 518-869-8888
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 15:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My first hibachi grill experience was on a cruise. When we got home we treated our daughters to a night out. There are a few Japanese restaurants to choose from in the Capital District and decided upon Koto. Glad I did. Easy on line reservation process although as we arrive it appeared not to be needed. In fact only one... More 

Thank Jarry W
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We had a pleasant meal here the night before an early morning flight out of the Albany airport. The restaurant is quite large and covers all the bases (hibachi, sushi, booths, bar). The waitress we had was surprisingly knowledgeable about the menu and pleasant.

Thank bdapauley
new york
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

IDK why this is a "steakhouse" as I saw two offerings with steak on the menu. We started with two drinks, Pineapple bay breezes that had too much 151. I usually wouldnt complain about too much booze, but baccardi is the exception. Miso soup came that went back as did the soup at a table behind us and across from... More 

Thank NewYorkBighawk68
Troy, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I wanted to host my husbands 29th birthday here, so I called to see what sort of options they could provide. They were able to fit 15 of our guest into a private room with 2 hibachi tables for us all to sit out. Our waiter Eric was super friendly and attentive, and the men working the hibachi made the... More 

Thank Mandarianbrewmaster
North Hudson, New York
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Was staying in the hotel next door and got some sushi and edamame to take back to the room. I have eaten sushi from here once before and it is always fresh and flavorful. The menu is very extensive and provides many choices to choose from--not just sushi, but soups, salads, hibachi, and a nice selection of meals you would... More 

Thank KaronsWolf
Albany, ny
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

I have been here many times and usually love it; however tonight we went as a party of 7 and only 5 received the meals at one time and the other two were staggered later, so late that the first 5 were almost finished when the last member received his dinner. In addition, the mango chicken and ginger chicken were... More 

Thank ssotda
Halifax Region, Canada
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95 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

My family and I have been on a long vacation, and we decided to try Koto on the last night we were in the US. I am really glad we did. the food was delicious and well plated and presented, the service was friendly and the price more than reasonable for everything we got. Japanese food and sushi is a... More 

Thank JenCanadian
Watervliet, New York, United States
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122 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Had a family gathering at Koto. Usually go to the fabulous Sake in Latham, but undergoing renovations. The food wasn't as fresh as at Sake and the timing of everyone's food being ready at the same time was way off. I was done with my Hibachi meal, even before the last person got their main entree. Will not go back.

Thank Susan S
Clinton, Massachusetts, United States
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Took the time to walk here while staying at a hotel next door. Best decision I made. The food here is fresh, hot and so tasty. The staff recognized me on my second visit and knew my name on the 3rd. Everyone would come up and ask how I was doing, even if they were not serving me that day.... More 

Thank William S
Key West, Conch Republic
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

I found my way to Koto because a lunch business meeting planned for adjacent Blu Stone Bistro had found that restaurant closed despite the information on their website (BEWARE Blu Stone .... they take no responsibility for mis-information on their website!) After some frantic text messages to find the nearest place to meet, we were immediately seated at Koto in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
15:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 260 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12110-4805
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-869-8888

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?