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KOTO Japanese Restaurant

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260 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12110-4805
+1 518-869-8888
11:30 - 22:00
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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Providence, Rhode Island
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Kind, swift, and attentive service at Koto. I sat in a booth within view of the hibachi grill. Very entertaining. The chefs were skilled at presentation. My bento box with scallops was excellent, and the portions were quite large. I would definitely return. Recommend.

Thank travelmama15
Level Contributor
41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has potential. Some notable shortfalls are the fried rice has no vegetables in it and the shrimp was over cooked. Their sauces were excellent however and the ambiance was pleasant. So it got a high 3. But I'd try it again because I think this place has potential, with the right chef!

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Kingston, New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

The Hibachi was very good, service was great. The ambiance was very good. Very good seating, no waiting very accommodating for large parties. Definitely will be going back.

Thank Howard C
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 January 2017

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
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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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
Warren, Vermont
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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 

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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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, 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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?