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Hotoke Restaurant

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350 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2010 (Bayard Street)
+1 732-246-8999
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 16:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The happy hour is the main reason I would go back to Hotoke. We came before a show at the State Theater and sat at the bar. The service was horrible, but drinks were half price and a limited food menu was discounted as well. Got sushi, and while it wasn't awful it certainly wasn't the best in town. Would... More 

Thank car0344
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food and drinks were decent. Decor and lighting was cool. However, for the prices I expected larger portions and more flavor/creativity. Five bite sized dumplings, $10. Sushi was on the high side also $15-20/special roll which I don't usually mind yet the amount of fish was pretty thin to justify it. We went with a party over 15 on a... More 

Thank Jennifer W
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

We stumbled upon this restaurant on a recent trip. Poked our heads in and decided to come back for dinner after a drink at another location. We came back sat at the bar where there were only 2 other patrons. There were 2 women behind the bar. One with her coat on and the other seemed dazed and confused. They... More 

Thank Tory F
West Milford, New Jersey
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119 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We ordered a ton of appetizers and thy were all quite tasty, and when we went to order the pad thai noodles, they said it was only enough for one as the fried rice was too, but when it came, it could have been share amongst two people. That incurred 2 extra items that we could have saved money on.... More 

Thank yardleywang
Yardville, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I have been here before and loved it. The food is delicious especially the Pork Fried Rice. Drinks are good as well. The only problem I had both times I went here was the service with the waitress. it seems like if you sit the lounge area for food and drinks you get someone different each time you need something.... More 

Thank Myshellz09
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49 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I came here and saw that Google reviewers did not like this restaurant. I wanted to givve it a try and boy was I disappointed. Waitress got very annoyed from asking alot of questions. The soup was salty and the fish was okay but mashed potatoes too sweet. Definently do not go here.

Thank Matan O
Highland Park, New Jersey
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I would give it zero stars if possible. Ate there last night with my wife and 2 friends. We heard it had new management after years of being mediocre, we thought we would give it a try. What a mistake. Terrible place in every way. Very noisy and dark. Dining room not busy, but 35 minutes to get drinks, 60... More 

Thank msk914
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

At first we are greeted by a sweet lady who say us, That was the best part of the night. We then spent 40 minutes waiting & waiting. This place was empty and now I know why. Finally a drink, and it wasn't bad. Mango Nectar & Vodka makes a great Martini!. Then it was onto food. We did the... More 

Thank Tom H
Edison, New Jersey
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Grilled Octopus over Quinoa was tender and cooked just right. The oysters has a fishy off smell and taste to them. I had a stomach ache for the rest of the night. The Scarlet Night roll and Tsunami roll in brown rice was amazing! The Roasted Duck was cooked to perfection!

Thank Cheryl Q
Warsaw, Indiana
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235 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Well it all started great. I had been here before - waitress was very good and I had a great miso soup and wakame salad. When the main dish came - the chirasisushi (sashimi and rice) there was white tuna that did not look like white tuna at all. Looked like tofu and tasted like tofu but it was not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Sushi, Japanese, Chinese, Asian
Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 350 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2010
    (Bayard Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  New Brunswick
  • Phone Number: +1 732-246-8999
An eclectic Contemporary-Asian dining experience, specializing in sushi and creative cocktail mixing; featuring a lava stone bar, relaxing lounge, and sushi bar.

Happy Hour : Monday- Friday from 4:00 -7:00pm. Sushi special: American and Traditional rolls for half price.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?