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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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Brandon, Vermont
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate here recently with my wife. We both had a hibachi lunch. She had the filet mignon, I had scallops. Both very tasty. Service was good too. Enjoyed the Coy Pond that ran through the restaurant.

Thank cwikroxed
South Burlington, Vermont
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hibachi grill is excellent and a lot of fun for all! Choices are plentiful with Vegetarian options available.

Thank Cmmfood
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70 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beware if you go the establishment is old and rundown. Restrooms are always a good indicator and they are in rough shape. Food at the Hibachi was good, however if you have any food allergy, don't assume they can or will accomidate. Also if you order a non alcoholic beverage know that you are charged per drink. They will ask... More 

Thank QCcutie
Barre, Vermont
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Hey people..tired of that boring sit down steak dinner at Average Joes steak house..Try Koto, you won't regret it. Ok..some of you are fans..already. Make your reservations as it can be busy. The food was very good and the service top notch. The chefs are entertaining doing there routine moves flipping a chicken breast or tenderloin. My ownly negative was... More 

Thank Michael
Lima, Peru
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76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

The best nigiris I've tried in Vermont have been here. I tried uni (sea urchin) for the first time, and boy was it dissapointing; a weak flavour, but at least the creamy texture was enjoyable. The maguro had a beautiful red color, and it tasted good, but the toro was the winner; even though 6 dollars for one piece is... More 

Thank Lucio C
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 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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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

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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139 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
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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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 HurricaneLuke10

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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
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
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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