We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Koibito Japanese Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1707 Harrison Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98502-5242
13603524751
Website
Today
11:00 - 21:30
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

32 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 31: English reviews
Oslo, Norway
Level Contributor
29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

i've eaten here for years and each time its great. its kind of a funky little place, but i'd much rather have the impressive meal than great looks. it seems very authentic, its always packed, take away comes up fast.

Helpful?
Thank astra s
KoibitoSushi, Guest Relations Manager at Koibito Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear astra s, Thank you for your loyalty in dining with us for years. We appreciate your kind feedback and will continue to focus in serving the freshest sushi and tasty Japanese food in the area. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

We used to eat here at least once a week for over two years. The last two times my family and I ate here, we became ill. I looked into this and found out the department of health had served the restaurant with several food related violations, as well as uncleanly handling of food. I would love to have a... More 

Helpful?
Thank lodgingproreview
KoibitoSushi, Guest Relations Manager at Koibito Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear lodgingproreview, First, thank you for dining with us for over two years and we sincerely appreciate your candid feedback. I apologize to your family about the last two dining experience resulted in illness. We take overall cleanliness and condition of operation seriously in which reflects the freshness of the food we pride ourselves in. It is our everyday goal... More 

Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
132 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

It's not much to look at, but excellent sushi and sashimi. Service and quality are very good. Not open on Sundays.

Helpful?
Thank cupperr
Oldtown, Maryland
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

Love the chicken teryaki, any sushi. My boyfriend took the 911 roll eating challenge and made it through. They take your picture and hang it on the way, give you a t-shirt, and its free if you can do it. Sushi chef is welcoming and staff remembers you.

Helpful?
Thank Christina W
Olympia, Washington
Level Contributor
35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

Very good sushi restaurant. The best sushi and sashimi in town. They do not have a lot of creative roles that many people look for-- they simply have the best fish in the Olympia area and that's all we need in a sushi place

Helpful?
Thank 503Ian
Olympia, Washington
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

Shortly after we first moved to Olympia, a long-time resident recommended Koibito. We've eaten a TON of different meals here and have never been disappointed. Good quality, and great prices. The sushi, miso, and seaweed/cucumber salad though are the best. We've had the Dynamite, Alaskan, Olympia, Shrimp Tempura, and West Coast rolls among others...all have been good and fresh. Their... More 

Helpful?
Thank Michellin101
Missoula, Montana
Level Contributor
48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

My friend and I tried the sushi and sashimi here based on other highly rated reviews, and it did not disappoint! They had a refreshingly large selection of sushi rolls to choose from (and not the usual/standard choices, either) and having tried several rolls and some of the sashimi - I'd definitely eat here again.....and again and again and again.

Helpful?
Thank ValleyAli
New Braunfels, Texas
Level Contributor
149 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2015

Miso soup is divine. We all shared California rolls, tempura shrimp/veggies, chicken teriyaki and tuna rolls. All were excellent. It doesn't look like a 4 star + restaurant - but it is.

Helpful?
Thank reeltxn
Ningbo, China
Level Contributor
92 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015

It's Westernized sushi, didn't feel authentic or too flavorful. The pot stickers tasted like they were taken out of the freezer and microwaved. Everything was lukewarm, the staff is nice, but there are better sushi places around Olympia. Went here for the convenience of near my brother's home, if we hadn't been drinking we probably would have drove somewhere else.... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank WackaWacka520
Level Contributor
78 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch. Huge new rainbow roll that tasted fantastic. Also huge serving of edamame. Miso soup was brought to the table without even asking (I liked that). Great service without being intrusive. Nothing fancy but comfortable.

Helpful?
Thank Petethekid

Travellers who viewed Koibito Japanese Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Koibito Japanese Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1707 Harrison Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98502-5242
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: 13603524751
Description
A friendly quaint Japanese cuisine eatery serving creative made-to-order rolls, the freshest sashimi, variety bento boxes, udon and other popular dishes.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Koibito Japanese Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?