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Koto Japanese Steakhouse

792 Shelburne Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403-6934
+1 802-660-8976
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“hibachi grill” (12 reviews)
“sushi” (32 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
Japanese, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
792 Shelburne Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403-6934
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Though it is entertaining to sit around the hibachi watching the chef cook your food and toss his knives , I will not go back. We have been there many times and each time I hope it will be a little cleaner but never is....More

Thank Cindy1992
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made a reservation...online...of Koto Japanese Steakhouse. We arrived...no reservation on their computer system. HOWEVER, they accommodated us within 5-minutes. We were walked from the entry to the oven...the hibachi room to the immediate left of the entry. My husband and I both ordered the...More

Thank schusterbiz
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

If you wanna eat real Japanese food, just don’t go. We ordered lobster and stake. The taste is bad and too sweet...

Thank motonori s
Reviewed 27 June 2018

When we're looking for delicious, healthy food, Koto is always near the top of the list. They do phenomenal sushi, and our favorite; Bento Boxes, which have a salad, an appetizer, a few pieces of sushi and an entree, which is usually the teriyaki salmon...More

Thank GlennCo2
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Good drinks, very good sushi, first hibachi place I’ve been to where you get a choice of fried rice or fried noodles with your hibachi meal; a nice option.

Thank Steven T
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Six of us had dinner here and it was all good. Two young children split the hibachi chicken with noodle dish and also shared edamame. Tempura Soba was very good with light batter on shrimp and veggies. Seafood Yakiudon was the best. Included shrimp, scallops,...More

Thank Travelcrow
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

My family attended a birthday dinner for my 18 nephew. The chef (Danny) proceeded to insult and assault my 83 year old mother purposefully throwing pieces of zucchini at her (after holding up her hand to block the pieces). Then, and this is the worst,...More

Thank dannyindc
Reviewed 22 March 2018

I got food poisoning eating the deluxe sushi at lunch. I phoned the restaurant to tell them and they were nice enough to give me a refund. When I spoke to a friend about eating at Koto, he told me he had eaten there in...More

2  Thank USTourist1
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Love sharing the hibachi style grill tables with 7 other family or friends. Good food cooked in front of you, with flames and an entertaining waiter, etc.

Thank shelleyrichardson29
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant about 5-6 times, the sushi and hibachi is good BUT we have find again a hair in our food. The first time it was in the hibachi chicken. They changed our plate and we taught it was just a...More

Thank Anickdc
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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