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Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant

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377 Smithtown Byp, Hauppauge, NY
+1 631-360-3969
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Fri 17:30 - 22:30
Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Hauppauge, New York
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably the first sushi restaurant in the area. Terrific fresh sushi, shashimi, and inventive rolls. Get there early or you'll wait a while. Has a branch in Roslyn, but this is better. Like all sushi restaurants, expensive.

Thank Gary K
Melville, New York
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We have eaten here dozens of times over many years. Kotobuki still has the best sushi and it's consistently great - never an off night. The sushi and sashimi specials are a fabulous value. Outstanding rolls - try the spider roll, or the heartbreaker roll. Not unusual to wait a half hour or more for a table on a Saturday... More 

Thank BarbaraMichael
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is the place to eat Sushi. I live in LA but work on Long Island and while we have fantastic sushi here nothing compares to Kotobuki. I am VERY lucky to eat here, y usually once a month when in town. Unfortunately, its the only sushi I want! So fresh, so innovative and super consistently good. The wait is... More 

Thank Shelley J
New Hyde Park, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Perhaps the best sushi I've had in my entire life. Quality is unbeatable and presentation is amazing. Decor is so so but when you are eatin sushi of that grade nothing else will matter to you! Go as soon as possible!

Thank evelynv23
New York City, New York
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful menu featuring the freshest choices. Frequently crowded, no reservations taken, so be sure to go early!

Thank Daphne S
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228 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent teriyaki shrimp tonight at Kotobuki. I wasn't in the sushi mood so I tried the teriyaki and wasn't disappointed. Well done!

Thank DancersDaddy
Smithtown, New York
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I eat here weekly, usually for take out because the place is packed 6 days a week. Always the freshest fish. Can never go wrong and nothing better in the area.

Thank Brandon S
Milford, CT
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110 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

As others have mentioned, the food here is great. Everything is very authentic, even down to the staff which is very harried and not the friendliest. But that's OK, that's what I expect from a great Japanese restaurant. The sushi is fresh and well prepared. Portions are much, much larger than other Japanese restaurants, it's more of an American portion... More 

Thank dsr1122
Huntington, New York
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198 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

My order was somewhat incorrect, they don't ever have Shiso (Japanese mint leaf). The uni was not great, nothing was great. My wife had a beef dish that she enjoyed and she loved the rice. When we were told her lunch came with soup and salad, we asked for the soup to go and they said that they don't normally... More 

Thank Dede A
New York City, New York
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134 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Never thought I'd find authentic Japanese food in this part of Long Island. This restaurant is small and fun by a husband/wife team. The food is authentic. Those of you who want a Boston roll or some other made up American style might be in for a shock. This is real Japanese food and so much better than what most... More 

Thank MBenzinger

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 377 Smithtown Byp, Hauppauge, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Hauppauge
  • Phone Number: +1 631-360-3969

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