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Koto Restaurant

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Lal Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal
+977 1-4256449
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We recently went to koto (lalitpur) for lunch. We had 1 sushi bento, 1 salmon teriyaki bento, 1 Coke, 1 mineral water which totalled to approx 2100rs. The sushi bento was a great deal with 5 types of nigiri & maki. Both bentos had stir fried chicken, tofu miso soup and shredded cabbage salad as sides. The only let down... More 

Thank zazzy01
1 review
Reviewed 18 March 2017

this is the first time i had bad experience here.... had ordered udon and teriyaki chicken .... the service was very late and when the udon arrived it had strand of hair in it ...later we saw that the chefs did not have head cap on .. dont think will be visiting here again ..

Thank Shahita S
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

who would have thought you could get authentic Japanese in the heart of Kathmandu. Do yourself a favour and come here at least once

Thank Stefan H
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

I love the traditional Japanese food and it might come as a surprise that there are several Japanese restaurants in Kathmandu. Koto is clearly my favourite. It is not even very expensive and serve a good selection of sushi amongst many other things. It is also in a good location close to Thamel and the royal palace. The ambience is... More 

Thank Elias V
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267 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

when you need real rice this is place. if you stayed at hotel yak and yeti, this place is near. they have 2 times of open, they not open everyday. they open 2 times. best rice, best sushi. best food. best service. the location is second floor.

Thank amazinggirls
Nagarkot, Nepal
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56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

I know looking for sushi in a landlock country is almost impossible and unrecommended, but when my cravings for sushi or Japanese curry pop up, I always get my fix at Koto. Not the cheapest place to eat, but worth the splurge.

Thank JemK_ima
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed a casual dinner here one evening, stumbling upon the restaurant quite by accident and were surprisingly impressed.The service was excellent, the food was quiet good and looked healthy fresh. They have a Brilliant Menu!!The soup and sushi were delicious. The prawns were also amazing..

Thank Pujan L
Kathmandu, Nepal
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Best place to have Japanese food in Nepal at Heart of Kathmandu, Durbarmarg. Great customer service with warm ambience gives you a feeling of Japanese culture. World class food served with perfection. Pocket friendly menu prices with tasty and quality food.

Thank Hoobangantama
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Although the Restaurant is a little out of the way on the first floor, it is quite pleasant inside. Staff were very helpful and friendly and there was a large selection on the menu. I found that the prices were good value compared to my hotel, and Japanese food can be a pit pricey generally. The food was excellent, and... More 

Thank John C
Tembagapura, Indonesia
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Had Teriyaki chicken with spinach and it was good. Other diners were more adventurous and their meals looked great. Seems a popular place and I would definitely return again. Good wait staff.

Thank JimBaillie1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lal Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Location: Asia  >  Nepal  >  Central Region  >  Bagmati Zone  >  Kathmandu Valley  >  Kathmandu
  • Phone Number: +977 1-4256449

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