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Koto Restaurant

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Lal Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal
+977 1-4256449
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
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Nagarkot, Nepal
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50 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I know looking for sushi in a landlock country is almost impossible and unrecommended, but when my cravings for sushi or Japanese curry pop up, I always get my fix at Koto. Not the cheapest place to eat, but worth the splurge.

Thank JemK_ima
Level Contributor
20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed a casual dinner here one evening, stumbling upon the restaurant quite by accident and were surprisingly impressed.The service was excellent, the food was quiet good and looked healthy fresh. They have a Brilliant Menu!!The soup and sushi were delicious. The prawns were also amazing..

Thank Pujan L
Kathmandu, Nepal
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Best place to have Japanese food in Nepal at Heart of Kathmandu, Durbarmarg. Great customer service with warm ambience gives you a feeling of Japanese culture. World class food served with perfection. Pocket friendly menu prices with tasty and quality food.

Thank Hoobangantama
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Although the Restaurant is a little out of the way on the first floor, it is quite pleasant inside. Staff were very helpful and friendly and there was a large selection on the menu. I found that the prices were good value compared to my hotel, and Japanese food can be a pit pricey generally. The food was excellent, and... More 

Thank John C
Tembagapura, Indonesia
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Had Teriyaki chicken with spinach and it was good. Other diners were more adventurous and their meals looked great. Seems a popular place and I would definitely return again. Good wait staff.

Thank JimBaillie1
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We were given a warm welcome on arrival. Restaurant and toilets were immaculately clean. Great tasting food with pictures on the menu which is very helpful for those who have not eaten Japanese before. Staff very obliging and always smiling! Will visit again....providing we can find it!!

Thank JulesinCambridge
Tokyo, Japan
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57 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I had Tendon and Gomaae, and as a Japanese who lives in Delhi, India, I enjoyed my meal! The staff was also very polite and attentive (e.g. giving tea, offering to change the mug if tea got cold, bringing toothpick after meal, etc). I would be happy to go back there. I noticed that the restaurant has a space for... More 

Thank KikiHanoi
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

A popular Japanese restaurant in a great location. There are two separate units a few metres apart form each other with shops in between. Not sure if there is a lift, restaurant is on the top floor. Great food and service which is prompt. Would go ther again for the food.

Thank Sabina P
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Very tasty food. Very much like food that taste in Japan. It is the only restaurant that has similar taste of Japan. Very nice. Resonable price.

Thank Lhakpa S
Kathmandu, Nepal
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26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

There are two Koto Restaurants on Durbar Margh (Kings Way) in Kathmandu and on the same block. It is the most authentic restaurant serving truly traditional Japanese food starting from Karashi ae, Goma ae, Sashimi, Sushi, Tonkatsu set, Sukiyaki set, Ten Zaru Soba to Nabeyaki Soba. The restaurnat is absolutely clean, meals are awesome, ambience is true Japanese with a... More 

Thank Bibhu T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lal Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Location: Asia  >  Nepal  >  Central Region  >  Bagmati Zone  >  Kathmandu Valley  >  Kathmandu
  • Phone Number: +977 1-4256449

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?