We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Central Lakeside, Pokhara 33411, Nepal
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 28: English reviews
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Level Contributor
484 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 661 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Surprisingly authentic, we had our wedding anniversary dinner here. The staff made us feel special, I would imagine that their service is normally top notch. The food was great and well priced. A great night had by all.

1 Thank Ashley E
Yokohama, Japan
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2015

この店舗は2015年4月25日の地震災害よりも1か月ほど前に、閉店しました。 多くの方のレビューにあるとおり、ネパールの飲食店としては価格設定が大変高く、支払額に不満を持つ方が多くおられたようで、地元では長期間赤字が続いているレストランとして認識されていました。 たとえば、厚さ1mmか2mmのノルウェー産スモークサーモンが乗った押しずしが1,000ルピー、これに10%サービスチャージを掛けたうえで、さらに13%のサービスチャージが加算されます。こうなると合計金額は1250ルピーほど(約1500円)になります。この寿司の品質は日本のスーパーで398円で買えそうなパック詰め押しずしと変わらないわけですから、不満を持つ方が多いことも納得できます。また、テレビ番組などで『寿司』として紹介されるのは通常江戸前握りずしですが、こちらの押し寿司は単一のネタのシンプルなものですので、寿司には多くの種類があることを知っている日本人ではない方が注文する場合には江戸前握りずしをイメージして注文されたのでしょう。そして白と赤しかない単調なサーモン寿司がでてきて、不満を書いた方が多いと思います。カトマンズではいまでも何件か営業しているようです。 Although they were serving good food and services, the restaurant was closed before the earthquake in April 2015.

Thank HirokunRZ
Level Contributor
80 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2014

little different from other places where i have tasted but is ok,, not to complain about. if you love sushi,, give a try,, you may like this

Thank Thomas D
Taipei, Taiwan
Level Contributor
33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2014

Visited this lovely and serene place after my 5-day trekking to Poon Hill. Having only fried rice, momos and basic food in the mountain for a while, my friend and I decided to try this comparatively-fancy place to take care of our carving for some good-quality meal. Service is professional and nice, while the dining area really gives guests the... More 

1 Thank VitoChen
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2014

I would had to recommend this restaurant, this is by far the best tasting Jap restaurant I had ever tried in Nepal. Pricing is steep though. You have to try the sukiyaki set, yakitori(s). the best thing? you'll get a hot towel to wipe your hands when you are seated.

1 Thank sweetish12
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

Hmm let me think of the best way to describe Koto's sushi. Take any sushi chef from a $9.99 all you can eat Chinese-Japanese "fusion" buffet preferably with a Japanese sounding name that was clearly thought up by someone who doesn't speak any Japanese and didn't even bother to consult Google Translate. Take that sushi chef, tie his hands behind... More 

Thank pauliwago
Level Contributor
12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2014 via mobile

But too expensive on service charge. Combined with VAT, it is almost 23% T.T

Thank 씨코미
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2014

Awesome food and great value. Try the Sukiyaki Set Meal!!! This absolutely fulfilled my Japanese food cravings and if I had more time I would go again!

Thank Itsallaboutfood
Mudjimba, Australia
Level Contributor
27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2014

Fresh food so tasty and delicious Had a set meal could share 1 between 2 people Extremely filling Staff helpful Clean and smart restaurant Feel like something fresh and simple then give it a try Little sister of KOTO in Dubar marg so busy and so good they have 2 locations in Durbar Marg KTM : )

Thank Jesslee E
Level Contributor
103 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2013

We felt like we were back in Hawaii or Japan. Probably the cleanest restaurants we visited in Nepal. Organized menu, delicious food, attentive staff that was there when they needed to be.

Thank Matthew F

Travellers who viewed Koto also viewed

Pokhara, Gandaki Zone
Pokhara, Gandaki Zone
Pokhara, Gandaki Zone

Been to Koto? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Central Lakeside, Pokhara 33411, Nepal
  • Location: Asia  >  Nepal  >  Western Region  >  Gandaki Zone  >  Pokhara

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Koto staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?