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Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant

721 W 21st St, Norfolk, VA 23517-1920
+1 757-628-1025
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“sushi” (13 reviews)
“teriyaki” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
721 W 21st St, Norfolk, VA 23517-1920
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We love going Kotobuki. The atmosphere is nice and the sushi is fantastic. Service is always very pleasant. Always get the agedashi tofu appetizer and buddha roll & king cobra roll.

Thank Tabb P
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The owner is on-site, often in the kitchen, and provides surprise little dishes for regular customers that are not on the menu, each one special. But the menu is special too. There's everything usual, with the sushi bar dishing up its offerings in cute wooden...More

Thank anxious2
Reviewed 31 December 2016

The staff is super friendly and the sushi is outstanding! We had an amazing dinner and it will be my number one sushi place in Norfolk! Thank you!

Thank 552bethanyh
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Delicious food, every time. My favorite is the eel and the tuna. Great seaweed salad too. The kids love yaki soba and shu mai. And the nicest people own and operate. You can't go wrong.

Thank David O
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Good food, very pleasant ambience, wonderful owner and staff... Try the Udon soup, super on a cold day to warm the spirits... The teriyaki is excellent as well... Sushi bar has everything...

Thank Petronius X
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

After a six week recovery at home I needed something special to tease my palate. Sushi popped into my mind and I chose Kotobuki Japanese restaurant in Norfolk. I discovered that their sushi is first class (that means fresh and tasty and presented properly) the...More

Thank Sman913
Reviewed 17 March 2016

My wife and I have been there twice now - I should have commented before, shame on me. This restaurant proudly offers great food and terrific service - highly recommended.

Thank Charlie R
Reviewed 3 December 2015

Very friendly atmosphere. The cooked food is delicious as is the sushi and tempura. If you want real authentic soba, you have to try the Okinawan Soba noodles. Sushi is affordable and very fresh.

Thank KayteeHC
Reviewed 26 October 2015

This is a hidden gem. The decor is kind of spartan, but they have two kinds of seating: Western and the zashiki (which is nice). The owner is almost always onsite and she is delightful. The quality of the food is probably above average. Because...More

Thank NanciAnne
Reviewed 17 May 2015

I've been here twice, one of take out and the other for dining in. The service was great both times with the hostess and waitress both very attentive. The food both times were just ok, I've ordered the salmon teriyaki dinner, not bad, not great...More

Thank fancylisa
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 721 W 21st St, Norfolk, VA 23517-1920
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-628-1025
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