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Koto Japanese Steakhouse

792 Shelburne Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403-6934
+1 802-660-8976
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“hibachi grill” (12 reviews)
“sushi” (32 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
792 Shelburne Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403-6934
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I got food poisoning eating the deluxe sushi at lunch. I phoned the restaurant to tell them and they were nice enough to give me a refund. When I spoke to a friend about eating at Koto, he told me he had eaten there in...More

Thank USTourist1
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Love sharing the hibachi style grill tables with 7 other family or friends. Good food cooked in front of you, with flames and an entertaining waiter, etc.

Thank shelleyrichardson29
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant about 5-6 times, the sushi and hibachi is good BUT we have find again a hair in our food. The first time it was in the hibachi chicken. They changed our plate and we taught it was just a...More

Thank Anickdc
Reviewed 29 October 2017

As someone who has lived in Burlington for almost 15 years, I take Koto for granted. I think, "hmm-- feel like going out for sushi." But it seems when I bring friends from out of town to Koto they LOVE the place. Not sure if...More

Thank Eric R
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We had a pretty good meal here recently. We were a big group and they put us on the back which was perfect! It felt like we were alone in the restaurant. The food was good and the show was very good!

Thank Tileman1213
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We love sushi and decided to try Koto while in the area visiting colleges. Great food and attentive service with a smile! Reasonably priced. Creative options! Nice atmosphere. 😊

Thank sweetpea4423
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Koto is always such an amazing place to get together for any occasion. It's so fun with loads of energy. The foods always amazing and you get so much for what your paying. I absolutely love this place I wish we had one in Arizona...More

1  Thank Jonathan L
Reviewed 3 August 2017

I recommend. Good location, excellent service. Liked dishes seafood teriyaki and assorted tempura.Good interior. perfect place!

Thank LilianaKz
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Koto is a great place for celebrations; the food is always good. We always order the Habachi when we come here. We find ourselves not visiting too often lately due to the LONG wait times for your food to be cooked. This is the biggest...More

Thank taylormstro
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Family joined us for a great night out. Food was fabulous as was the hibachi grill performance. Chef an entertaining showman and the food perfectly prepared , cooked and presented. Was extremely popular so recommend you call ahead. Good parking and atmosphere. A memorable night.

Thank Greygypsies
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 792 Shelburne Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403-6934
  • Public Transportation: On the CCTA bus route
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  South Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 802-660-8976
We are Vermont's premier Japanese restaurant, serving our guests for 11 years, since 1999. Come enjoy our Japanese ambiance with a pond full of koi fish and running water --always a hit with kids. We have plenty of free parking and a full bar stocked with fine wines, beers, and a variety of liquor. We look forward to serving you and your family in the near future. We have four options of dining in our establishment. Hibachi, dining room, tatami and sushi bar. Please specify the type of dining experience you'd prefer under special notes. For weekends and holiday please inquire within to confirm your reservation. Thank you.
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