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Kotobuki Japanese Cuisine

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457 Summer St, Stamford, CT 06901-1302
+1 203-359-4747
17:30 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

KOTOBUKI has been on my list as my favorite sushi restaurant since 1986. The chef and his wife purchased from the previous owner so the quality and service has been consistent and top notch. Clean, good atmosphere, high quality, consistent, enjoyable....THE GO-TO Japanese food restaurant for those in the know in Stamford.

Thank Bonnie M
New York City, New York
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218 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We have eaten here many times over the years as it is one of those restaurants that actually stays in business. The food is authentic and very good. Small place so seating can be tight. Go mid-week when it is not as crowded.

Thank VacaCouple2014
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352 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

I think this is my fave Sushi place in downtown Stamford. They have a great menu of non-Sushi items as well which have all been great. This is the place you want to go if you don't want some disco ball experience that Sushi places often have. It's a basic Sushi restaurant, but it's no-frills approach is very much appreciated!

Thank Erin_leigh79
New York
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

A proper sushi restaurant needs a sushi bar - Kotobuki has one with a very attentive sushi chef. We started with yellowtail sashimi with green onions, jalapeno and sesame seeds. Very tasty! Then came a nice assortment of sushi and rolls. The spicy tuna rolls with soy sauce rather than mayo was great. We got a great recommendation on saki... More 

Thank DrMaryC
Redding, Connecticut
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333 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

This was the first place I ever had sushi some 20 years ago and it's as good today as it was then. All their sushi and sashimi is excellent and fresh. The service has always been attentive. Hopefully, this restaurant will be around for many years to come. Useful tip - get there early for lunch as there's free parking... More 

Thank 15MW
Bethel, Connecticut
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187 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

i went here to try the much raved about sushi. it held up. the miso soup was good enough, the gyoza were actually homemade, a rarity in most japanese restaurants, and most of the sushi was very superb-especially the unagi, kanpachi, and raw quail egg. the maki were just average. minamalist but comfortable decor, friendly waitstaff

1 Thank steakchef_11
Greenwich, Connecticut
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789 reviews
393 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

Kotobuki has been around for years at this original spot. The owner is original and the sushi is very fresh. This place is authentically Japanese. I do not feel that the prices are too high. The quality is well worth it. Note, there is free parking in the back. You access it just past the front on your left.

Thank Reasonable50
Armonk, New York
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

The food at Kotobuki never fails to impress and the sushi and sashimi were just delightful and fresh. The staff provide excellent service.

2 Thank MK8888
Stamford, Connecticut
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

Awful. Not much else to say. And somehow it's pretty expensive too. Not sure how this place is still in business.

Thank Thor F
Fairfield, Connecticut
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015 via mobile

Awesome sushi. While we are used to all you can eat sushi from canada we found the sushi here amazing and filling! Try the gold rolls they will not disappoint. The edamame was outstanding and the children really enjoyed the goyza dumplings so much we had to order a second plate of them. We will return without hesitation and try... More 

Thank Ashley M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 457 Summer St, Stamford, CT 06901-1302
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Stamford
  • Phone Number: +1 203-359-4747

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