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Koto Japanese Steakhouse

792 Shelburne Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403-6934
+1 802-660-8976
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“hibachi grill” (10 reviews)
“sushi” (28 reviews)
“bento box” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:30All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
792 Shelburne Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403-6934
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1 - 10 of 121 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with a friend. Wasn't very busy when we were there. We order some sushi to start. I'm not a huge seafood fan so I got some sweet potato sushi which was excellent. The preparation was fun and entertaining just as any hibachi restaurant....More

Thank Janet L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a party of 10 surrounding a hibachi grill. Our server was quite attentive and our cook was quite the showman. The food was FANTASTIC!! If I am ever in the area, I will definitely return here!

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Wanted sushi while in VT, this place had come recommended by one of my co-workers. Got the Koto roll, big portions and very tasty.

Thank Edward M
Reviewed 6 May 2017

the food is always high quali But the cleaning is less then desirable. When I see the cleaning staff but the dirty dishes on the table pilled up and then unpile them on the table which now food residue touches and she does not clean...More

Thank viaumh
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Little taste besides salt and butter. It takes away from the natural flavors. Makes you feel 200 pounds when done.

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Pretty good sushi menu, above average sushi chefs. Pretty tasty and fresh. Waited for almost 30 mins to get a habachi table for 2 on a Tuesday night so to say this is a pretty good place to eat is an understatement. Really good hibachi...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Best food EVER! A little expensive but totally worth it! The hibachi chicken is BOMB! The servers always have a smile and the sushi is the best i have ever tasted ! Melts right in your mouth!

Thank Natasha C
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We have visited a few hibatchi grills in this area and we like Koto's the best. They have delicious soup, salad, and I absolutely love their filet mignon and fried rice with the ginger sauce! My husband gets the steak and shrimp with noodles and...More

Thank BrainstormVT
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Ate here recently with my wife. We both had a hibachi lunch. She had the filet mignon, I had scallops. Both very tasty. Service was good too. Enjoyed the Coy Pond that ran through the restaurant.

Thank cwikroxed
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Hibachi grill is excellent and a lot of fun for all! Choices are plentiful with Vegetarian options available.

Thank Cmmfood
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 29 - USD 31
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
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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