Koto Japanese Steakhouse - VT

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393 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
We are Vermont's premier Japanese restaurant, serving our guests 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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4.3
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Loosechloe
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious and entertaining. Counter means at the grill and they were right on time for our reservation ! Loved it!

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Burlington367
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food at a very popular restaurant! Reservations highly recommended on weekend nights. This place is busy for a reason!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience3

Asked for a booth. Got table and chairs. Window area was very drafty and cold. Waitress was great.

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Rondy
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My family loves to get together and come to Koto’s. It’s entertaining, food is delicious, it is relaxing and a great drink menu !

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vipKevinG
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

The food was pretty solid hibachi and pretty generous portion sizes. The service was good, but the hibachi chef was uninspired. I’ve never seen one completely fail on the onion volcano! He seemed more focused in cooking quickly than entertaining, which should be part of the hibachi experience, no?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

Poor service almost every time. Due to under staffed wait service and Hibachi service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful!

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AlexD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food, fun hibachi table experience.

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vip1TMQ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

Despite having a reservation days in advance, we were put in the back room that is claustrophobic and has very little ventilation. Our clothes now need to be cleaned because they smell like burned oil.

Do not eat here. Burlington has much better options.

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Carlos
Mexico City
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

Great sushi

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

The food is okay!
The service was good.

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SamanthaA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Grace was awesome and the food was perfect! We enjoyed everything

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NancyW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

Absolutely the worst service. We’ve brought guests many times over the years and it’s been okay—but a terrible night. Server in a bad mood and honestly did nothing except throw our food at us all at once. Won’t return unt assured of changes!

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JenniferB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience1

We were seated in a back room with no AC during a 95 degree day

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JoshuaM
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Koto's is one of those nice hidden gems in Burlington. It's on the more expensive side, but you get a good portion and the food has always been a hit. The drinks are great too. Lovely ambience and friendly staff.

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JonK
New England
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

The service was very attentive, but a table of drunks came in at the next table. Fortunately we were near the end of our meal. A fun place to eat but you take your chances w/ the dining companions. Also a poorly ventilated room for the time of year. Our server said as much.

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JamieD
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food, we went for a work dinner which was great but we felt very rushed to get out. Chef was great, food was perfect!

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PattyM
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Food was just okay. Lots of zucchini, very little other vegetables. Fried rice was rice and egg - as in 1 egg. That's it - nothing else in fried rice - just rice and 1 egg. Price was ridiculously high - not worth it for skimpy vegetables and lame fried rice. Server was great - that's the only good thing. I would definitely not recommend this place. So disappointed.

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vipMichaelD
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

An average place, Hibachi chicken had a weird texture. We’ve had better hibachi before.

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ROBERTS
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We were puzzled when we made our original reservation (8 weeks in advance) for 1:00PM, and then we’re told we had to change it to Noon or 3PM (3) weeks prior to our special occasion celebration. Everything in the end worked out,however, we wish that our original confirmed reservation had been able to be kept. The food and service here is consistently outstanding.

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Marie
New England
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5Food1Service4Ambience4

Sadly, there isn't anything outstading, taste wise.
Anyone can do better in their own kitchen

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Nanatellie
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I talk my grandson & his friend every year for a special time together. We love everything about Koto & always look forward to a fabulous meal. I’m from Colorado & it’s a real treat for me!

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PaigeD
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They were very accommodating at Koto, the service was fantastic and the food was delicious.

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vipKimH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We celebrated college graduation at Koto with two families of multiple generations, and it ended up being the perfect place to do so. The menu is large and includes something for everyone. The space was comfortable, and we were able to visit with each other and enjoy a meal together.

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JanM
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a fun and exciting experience!!! It was our first time and my kids and I LOVED it!! Can't wait to go back!

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Partyof11
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had made a reservation for 10 people at 3 after my daughter’s graduation. During her graduation we were contacted to say we couldn’t be accommodated unless we came at 2. However we stayed until 345 and there were two huge hibachi tables still open in the back and unsure of out front. We had to rush thru graduation and pictures to get there an hour away. So that was frustrating to find out we could have been accommodated. Not sure why that happened.

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Electra
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was not as good as usual. Almost no flakes in my sushi roll. Spicy tuna was TOO spicy. Hibachi noodles were too soft and bland. Hibachi chicken a little overcooked.

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ScottM
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

I'm giving 4 start because never received a call that the hibachi table was unavailable and that was the one thing everyone was wanting. So we get there and they explain they tried calling to advice us of this and I had my phone all day and never got the call and had to find out when we got to the restaurant and had driven all that way and could have saved ourselves the trip and scheduled for a different timeframe.

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JenniferT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was great! Service was great as well. It wasn’t very busy when we went there yet underneath our table was a whole bunch of food and a straw and a fork. They should really ensure the space is clean before they seat customers.

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JordynJ
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time! It was a first experience for a couple people in our group. We all enjoyed the show, the food and the experience. Thank you to all involved.

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EmilyR
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Always love the food!!! Brought our friend in for her first visit to Kotos and she loved it.

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JenniferM
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a fun time our family had over the weekend at Koto! The hibachi chef was very entertaining, we laughed a lot! The atmosphere is relaxing and the fish are fun for the kids to look at. It's definitely a great experience for the entire family!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The wait staff was pleasant, the chef was entertaining and the food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience4

座席が狭かったのですが、
賑やかな店内、
行き届いたスタッフのサービス
子供用のメニューもあり
子連れ家族には良いレストランでした。

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Habatchinchef flat personality. Didn’t season or cook food. Veggies were not cut up or cooked very much.

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Danny the chef! We always ask for him if he’s working

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hibachi was awesome! And the indoor pound was so neat! Wish we were from the area so we could go here again!

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JordanB
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

Hostess was super rude and ignored guests and was snappy with them.

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Valbarbin
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

The food was so-so. Edemame were just steamed no seasoning. No sauce with the hibachi diner. Tempura were extremely heavy and oily and tasted like oil only. Not what we are use to. Soup was just beef broth with a couple of mushroom. No impressed. Service was ok.

FAQs

Koto Japanese Steakhouse - VT offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (802) 660-8976.

Koto Japanese Steakhouse - VT is rated 4.3 stars by 393 OpenTable diners.

Koto Japanese Steakhouse - VT does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.kotovt.com.