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Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant

€€ - €€€Japanese, Sushi, Asian
721 W 21st St, Norfolk, VA 23517-1920
+1 757-628-1025
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“seaweed salad” (4 reviews)
“edamame” (3 reviews)
“yakisoba” (3 reviews)
Closes in 13 min
11:00 - 14:30All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
€€ - €€€
721 W 21st St, Norfolk, VA 23517-1920
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for lunch with my wife, based on the positive reviews. Only a few people in the restaurant at noon. The hostess/waitress was friendly and very attentive. I had the lunch sushi and a seaweed salad. My wife had the Yakisoba bento box. Both...More

Thank sailor11101
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We wanted Japanese food, and went off the recommendations of TripAdvisor. Kotobuki was a great find. The owner waited on us, and was very friendly. We tried the dueling dragon, king cobra, and a salmon avocado rolls - all were delicious. My kids love the...More

Thank lexluthor31
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We love going Kotobuki. The atmosphere is nice and the sushi is fantastic. Service is always very pleasant. Always get the agedashi tofu appetizer and buddha roll & king cobra roll.

Thank Tabb P
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The owner is on-site, often in the kitchen, and provides surprise little dishes for regular customers that are not on the menu, each one special. But the menu is special too. There's everything usual, with the sushi bar dishing up its offerings in cute wooden...More

Thank anxious2
Reviewed 30 December 2016

The staff is super friendly and the sushi is outstanding! We had an amazing dinner and it will be my number one sushi place in Norfolk! Thank you!

Thank 552bethanyh
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Delicious food, every time. My favorite is the eel and the tuna. Great seaweed salad too. The kids love yaki soba and shu mai. And the nicest people own and operate. You can't go wrong.

Thank David O
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Good food, very pleasant ambience, wonderful owner and staff... Try the Udon soup, super on a cold day to warm the spirits... The teriyaki is excellent as well... Sushi bar has everything...

Thank Petronius X
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

After a six week recovery at home I needed something special to tease my palate. Sushi popped into my mind and I chose Kotobuki Japanese restaurant in Norfolk. I discovered that their sushi is first class (that means fresh and tasty and presented properly) the...More

Thank Sman913
Reviewed 16 March 2016

My wife and I have been there twice now - I should have commented before, shame on me. This restaurant proudly offers great food and terrific service - highly recommended.

Thank Charlie R
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Very friendly atmosphere. The cooked food is delicious as is the sushi and tempura. If you want real authentic soba, you have to try the Okinawan Soba noodles. Sushi is affordable and very fresh.

Thank KayteeHC
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 721 W 21st St, Norfolk, VA 23517-1920
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-628-1025
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