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5640 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3M7, Canada
+1 902-423-8787
11:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Sat 11:30 - 14:30
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Dartmouth, Canada
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334 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

This is an excellent place for the freshest sushi served with warm rice. Your order is made and delivered to you immediately. You will have a hard time finding better sushi in Halifax.

Thank Pat M
Ottawa, Canada
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Everything we ordered was fresh and delicious. The spicy salmon was incredible - with depth to its spicy sauce! Sweet potato tempura and fresh scallops were a hit for our table. I've never seen our three year old inhale sushi at the rate she did tonight! Don't let the basement location fool you, the space is bright, colourful and welcoming.... More 

1 Thank Fran M
Dartmouth, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 9 February 2016

I was in Japan for 5 yrs. Folks, this restaurant is the real deal. The believe is that the rice makes or breaks sushi. Ko-Do's rice preparation and texture is perfection. The owner/chef and staff, who are Japanese, are so welcoming you feel at home. They have a beautiful Japanese dining area and have alcohol available including Sake. Simply the... More 

Thank frankbou
Halifax, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 November 2015

I never even heard of Ko-Doraku until I started working in the business tower next to it. It is the best sushi in Halifax, hands down. I have only been to the 1949 Upper Water St. location, but the staff are so friendly and genuine that it makes the experience that much better. It is also cheep too! The Kodoraku... More 

1 Thank Leah L
Columbus, Ohio
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

I thought it was reasonably priced but was disappointed with the imitation crab on the California roll. The service was fast for lunch time on a Tuesday. GF soy sauce available upon request.

Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

This sushi was tasty and authentic. The staff are actually Japanese and appear to take pride in the food they are preparing. It was a bit tricky to find. It is in the basement of mall on Spring Garden but has its own entrance off a side street (Brenton)

Thank Ade_Lamb
oakville, ontario
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2014 via mobile

Pleasantly impressed! grabbed a few items for lunch, spicy sushi, salmon, yoga and miso soup! The chef was so quick, the food so fresh and am very impressed. I too like the warm rice, delicious! Would definitely go back!! Falling in love with Halifax!!

1 Thank Kim F
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2014

I must say this sushi is "sushi" I recommend to people as a Japanese person. I have visited some Japanese restaurants in Nova Scotia, but most of them are not authentic. If you are looking for real sushi for very reasonable price, Ko-Doraku is the place to go. It's a eat-in or takeout place now, so good for lunch or... More 

1 Thank 8EEN
Dartmouth, Canada
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334 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Dropped in to their new location on Saturday. This is about 50 feet from the old one. The Chef was there and has a passion about the food he is serving. Sushi was very good and the warm rice makes it even better. Prices are reasonable and the staff are very friendly.

1 Thank Pat M
Halifax, Canada
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2014

This little place is unassumingly tucked in the bottom floor food court of Spring Garden Place. One of the few sushi restaurants in the city that is staffed by Japanese cooks, Ko-Doraku offers quick and affordable high-quality sushi. What their menu lacks in breadth compared to larger restaurants, they more than make for in quality. There is not much that... More 

1 Thank Mike W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5640 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3M7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-423-8787

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?