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Oto-Oto Izakaya Japonaise

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929 W Huntington Dr, Monrovia, CA 91016-7237
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Showing 37: English reviews
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Everything looks so good here ( even the chefs). The crunchy rolls, or even the roll with avacado in it was just divine. Green tea ice cream isn't to be missed. It is a tad pricey for good saki, but all in all this place is worth it.

Thank Hanna J
NW Ohio
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222 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

OK, so we had never dined in an authentic Japanese Restaurant before. The dishes are not 100% in tune with the typical Midwest, but those dishes which were familiar were quite tasty. Some menu items new to us were an interesting experience we might not try again. We had a considerable wait before seating. We also had a wait before... More 

Thank NWOhioGuy
Arcadia, California
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I like this restaurant especially happy hours. Their food is very fresh. Not too crowded. Only thing I didn't like was, last time waitress asked us to move to other tables after we were seated because of big groups had arrived. If I were them, I would offered free ice cream or miso soup for moving customers like that. That's... More 

Thank ashamta
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We have had Japanese food before, so thought we would give this a try. The place was busy, and we were the only people in there that were not Japanese, which is usually a good sign! The service was very friendly, and they quite prepared to answer questions from us about the menu. My son was very happy as he... More 

Thank Mark G
Arcadia, California
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We have been here a few times to have very authentic Japanese food, some items I am only familiar with because my friends have had them in Japan.Good Service and awesome variety and flavors.All the seafood seems really fresh tasting, with some great sauces to accompany them.Some very interesting dishes I have to read to order, and then they are... More 

Thank Davescookin
Los Angeles, California
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

This was our family's first time dining at the restaurant. There were many items on the menu to choose from and everything looked delicious. The staff were very friendly and welcoming, but the service was slow. We had to wait a long time for our food.

Thank sunnydays4579
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

This is the third time I've dined here. The first few times food was good and well as the service. From the hostess to the waitress everyone appeared as if they hated their jobs. Food and beverage service was at a snail"s pace. Food average. No plans on returning with so many other options in close proximity

Thank Dana D
Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2015

The husband and I grabbed a late night snack last Sat. Very convenient because we stayed at the Doubletree across the street. They have Chimay, Maudite and Fin du Monde on tap! Not sure about the "regular" pricing, but for happy hour, they were served in what looked like mini snifters, so I'm not sure if they're worth the price.... More 

Thank Kelly C
Boulder, Colorado
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

Found this place while driving to another restaurant for lunch....we decided to check it out and as soon as we walked in we knew this was a must try! The fact that most of the patrons were Japanese says a WHOLE lot!!! Lunch was Superb and dessert was YUMMY (shaved ice watermelon with green tea ice cream and azuki beans... More 

Thank Kenzzzoo
Launceston, Australia
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015

the staff ver knowledgeable about there menu. they don't rush you. and the prices were very reasonable

Thank neil h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 929 W Huntington Dr, Monrovia, CA 91016-7237
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monrovia

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?