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US$11 - US$21
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Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews pad thai duck panko prawns teriyaki rice salad asian food fantastic food and service ate here lovely restaurant cork city dish starters spicy
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Charming competent staff, delicious food, (especially the yellow curry ) lovely setting. Highly recommend this fabulous restaurant

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 30 August 2022 via mobile

My go-to restaurant whenever I’m in Cork. The food is great, definitely 10/10, and unlike most places, if you ask for your food spicy, it actually comes back spicy! Only thing is I’ve been going here for years and it’s gotten really expensive :( Thankfully,...the portions are big so I guess it could be worse.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 24 August 2022 via mobile

Came with family during a business trip. Restaurant was Very busy Food was good. The restaurant has character located in cork city.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 20 August 2022 via mobile

Great food. Great gluten free options, good value. Food was delicious. We had sambal hake and hoi an duck(spicy) . Both were really good. Servers were excellent. We will be back.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 14 August 2022

Really fantastic food and service. Everything was cooked to perfection and the waitstaff couldn't have been more helpful.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 31 July 2022

My husband, twin daughters and I had the most delightful lunch at Koto Asian Kitchen and Bar on a lovely sunny afternoon. We ate outside - the restaurant is located down a sweet alleyway behind a church, but the decor inside is gorgeous so it...would be equally fun to eat inside! The food was fantastic - loads of Asian/Fusion combinations. My husband and I both had Thai inspired noodle dishes and my girls had fried rice. The staff were wonderfully friendly and service was fantastic! Great price-point for such a wonderful meal. When we are back in Cork, we will come again. Can't recommend enough.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 27 July 2022 via mobile

Hidden place in an alley on Casey Lane. Looks small but there is a upstairs also, very modern look. We ordered the prawns, pad thai, pineapple margaritas and some beer, delicious. Service was quick, our server was friendly.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 16 July 2022

I called in mid week on speck for dinner with my partner and was greeted by a very friendly, polite yet interactive young lady who was knowledgeable about the menu and returned mid meal to see if everything was satisfactory. I strongly believe that good...service is remembered long after you forget what it is you ate, unless of course the food is either extremely good or extremely bad ! The young lady in question demonstrated all that is good about Irish hospitality, a trait that is sadly lacking in most restaurants these days. The restaurant is clean, bright and spacious and as stated in other reviews it may be a little expensive for the fare on offer but as anyone who has passed by a fuel station recently knows - what isn't these days. On the recommendation of the server I order a teriyaki duck dish and my partner ordered a prawn dish ( amended without fuss to her palate and dietary requirements ) both of which we found substantial and flavoursome, well presented and ate every bit as good as they looked. I would certainly return.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 30 June 2022 via mobile

Generally a 9/10 place to go to all the time. Visited last week and whoever decided to use frozen chicken goujons in the katsu curry really needs to go back to the way it use to be. Before you would get a huge portion of...freshly breaded chicken, now seems to be a few jelly like chicken goujons on top. I know the cost of things are going up ect but please don’t let standards fall here it will affect ye in the long run with return custom. Nice friendly staff just don’t change what wasn’t brokenMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 19 June 2022

Nothing special €17.90 for a bowl of noodles sure the price is on the menu but definitely nothing special. Well and truly over pricedMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Jeff H, Owner at Koto, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2022

Logan, as we replied to your other reviews - we’re obviously not the right restaurant for you. I’m not going to go into all the time, effort and costs that went into serving you your “bowl of noodles” nor going to debate our prices with...More

Reviewed 26 May 2022

Lovely restaurant. Great friendly atmosphere. Excellent choice of healthy tasty food all cooked to order. Very generous portions so be aware! Four of us had dinner three had the Saigon dish and I had the Zinger dish. We cannot recommend the dishes highly enough. Also...great value for money. A great big Thank You to all at Koto.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 27 March 2022

Loved this place. Food was just so tasty and fresh. We had Chicken Teriyaki and Cashew nut Prawn. Rice is €1.50 extra. The cocktails look amazing. Would have liked a non alcoholic cider. The staff are friendly and can’t fault the food. Will definitely return.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 27 February 2022 via mobile

Very good lunch there. The midweek lunch deal is very cheap for the quality of the foods had a really great time with my girlfriend.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 14 February 2022

The servers are well informed on the menu, pleasant, friendly and attentive, whilst the food is prepared fresh to order, well presented and flavoursome, if a little more expensive than the general Asian restaurant offerings in the area. One slight negative, depending on your menu...choice, is that the meals are predominantly a single dish style serving, hence there is no separation between the rice and sauce of your dish, which probably explains how I found my duck dish to be a little overly sweet and wet, as I was unable to control the exposure of the dish to the sauce. My partner loves chillies but even she found the single chilli emoji of her dish on the menu to be a little mis representative of the heat which she experienced whilst eating her meal. So be sure to ask the server beforehand, they will be only to willing to assist you.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 28 January 2022

We are in Cork for the weekend, we booked Koto at the last minute based on reviews, and we are very glad that we did. The food was absolutely delicious. Panko prawns to start, he had pad Thai, I had terriyaki chicken….. both equally as...delicious. We switched half way through and enjoyed every mouthful. Strawberry meringue dessert was also yummy. The service was top class, friendly and quick. A really good atmosphere and lovely setting. Will definitely revisit on our next trip to Cork. Thank you.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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abdullaht265
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Response from K3776HQj | Property representative |
Yes we do. Our chicken, duck & beef is halal
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Hello, I’m afraid we are closed the 25th and 26th and back to business on 27th. Many thanks, Jeff
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5