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Koto Japanese Steakhouse

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792 Shelburne Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403-6934
+1 802-660-8976
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon 11:30 - 22:00
Tue 10:30 - 22:00
Wed - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was ok, but our server was terrible. The experience started out ok. We asked for lemon with our waters, none came. Ok, it happens. We pointed this out and got lemons. We ordered an appetizer and was served the dish without plates. Our server rushed off before we could say anything. We were able to grab his attention... More 

Thank Ethan H
Charlotte, Vermont
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fish comes in fresh on Friday...we go early to avoid the hustle and bustle of the hibachi crowd. Getting in and out of the parking lot can be a hassle.

Thank docrock2014
Hinesburg, Vermont
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35 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've been going here for take out for the past couple months trying to whittle away at a gift certificate that was given to me for my birthday. A hundred dollars lasted me 3 take out trips, with me avoiding the entrees and only ordering apps and sushi, and only eating for one. I actually had to add 10 dollars... More 

Thank novablack
Rome, Pennsylvania
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Five family members came here for a meal before my husband and I returned to Pennsylvania. There is no similar restaurant in our area so we enjoyed the show, and a chance to see our daughter, son in law and grandson. The food was plentiful, and we enjoyed three young ladies sharing a Scorpion ? drink at the next table.... More 

Thank MartiAbell
Milton, Vermont
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I had heard plenty of good things before coming in for dinner recently. Everything was excellent! I love the layout and while I didn't sit at one of the Hibachi tables, they are entertaining even from a distance. Absolutely enjoyed being able to mix both chicken and beef Teriyaki! Looking forward to coming back again.

Thank Lukas C
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

$250.00 before tip, for six at the hibachi table, entertaining, wife's clothes splattered with greasy oil. Greasy during, indigestion after, fun all around. Went when it opened years ago, maybe I'll try it again in another ten or fifteen years.

Thank Podchhdy
Miami, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

The chef came out and began cooking without any show or interaction with the patrons except a little zucchini tossing in the mouths. Shrimp and Chicken was put on the grill and unattended while he cooked all of the other things. So, the shrimp was burned on one side, the chicken was hard and burned on one side, and the... More 

Thank Thad S
atlanta ga
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

The Vermont roll is delicious (if you love salmon). Koto is a big place but don't let that put you off. They have excellent sushi and a wide selection of creative rolls. The hibachi tables are always full and the hibachi entrees look great however we always get sushi here. The daily special rolls are excellent so give it a... More 

Thank pickytraveler10
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best places for sushi in northern Vermont. Great hibachi as well - I always come here for birthday celebrations or when I'm looking to have some fun while I dine. Quick and friendly service and amazing food!

Thank Julia D
Burlington, Vermont
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Let me just preface this by saying that it pains me to write this review. I used to LOVE Koto and would go there at least once a week for sushi. I'm not sure if the ownership has changed in the past couple of years, but the restaurant (at least, the sushi) has really gone downhill. I went there for... More 

Thank Katie05401

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 792 Shelburne Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403-6934
  • Public Transportation: On the CCTA bus route
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  South Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 802-660-8976
We are Vermont's premier Japanese restaurant, serving our guests for 11 years, since 1999. Come enjoy our Japanese ambiance with a pond full of koi fish and running water --always a hit with kids. We have plenty of free parking and a full bar stocked with fine wines, beers, and a variety of liquor. We look forward to serving you and your family in the near future. We have four options of dining in our establishment. Hibachi, dining room, tatami and sushi bar. Please specify the type of dining experience you'd prefer under special notes. For weekends and holiday please inquire within to confirm your reservation. Thank you.

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