Kotobuki

Japanese Restaurant$$$$
Greenwich Village, New York
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  • Lauren M.
    "the tuna pizza and mac sliders are to die for!"(7 Tips)
    Amy L.
    "Sashimi omakase - fresh and a great deal!"(3 Tips)
    Yvonne W.
    "Amazing deal on sashimi combo - great price for high quality fish!"(22 Tips)
    Chelsea B.
    "FabuLIST Mac sliders"(3 Tips)
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  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneMarch 10
    They're back. Huge servings for price. Sushi and sashimi for 1, $34 includes 3 types of rolls and also soup and salad. Enough for 2 easily. Loud spot.
    Upvoted Sep 17
  • Oliva T.
    Oliva TalavanApril 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Always great food and be sure to ask the waiter for any off the menu special recommendations. Be sure to make a reservation on the weekends because it gets packed! Request David- he is awesome!
  • Pia
    PiaMay 2, 2012
    They are still working out the kinks as a newbie in the area & don't have brown rice rolls, but the spicy tuna & Grinch rolls were unreal. The miso soup is also delicious. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Amber R.
    Amber RachaelOctober 13, 2013
    Very reasonably priced and good sushi/sashimi! Order the "Sushi for two!" It is a huge platter of sushi and sashimi and is enough for four people! The only con is that the wines are not good.
  • Charlie O.
    Charlie O'DonnellJanuary 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Honestly, I wasn't expecting much--we picked it out of convenience to the movies. It was terrific! The squid salad was excellent and the food was deliciously fresh. I'd love to come back.
  • Matt H.
    Matt HantzJune 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Nice atmosphere and an extensive, almost too-big-to-navigate menu. I really like the Mardi Gras Gone Wild special roll ad the sashimi tacos.
  • Ki C.
    Ki ChoiMay 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Without a doubt the omakase sushi sashimi platters are the way to go. Although not on the menu, it comes with miso soup, salad and fried oysters. A tremendous value.
  • Nikhita M.
    Nikhita MahtaniNovember 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The quality of the fish is fantastic! Fresh and yummy. And the lunch specials on chirashi, sushi and sashimi are so cheap for the amount of food you get :)
  • Yisroel S.
    The "Manhattan" rolls are a favorite. This place is an overall good sushi joint. If you are looking for a good spot with friends, this is it.
  • Liza
    LizaAugust 19, 2014
    Great sushi. Get the sushi for one and split it with two. Dumplings were also delicious
  • Jerry C.
    Jerry CAugust 24, 2014
    The sushi & sashimi special for 3 is more than enough for 4 people. Quality and quantity!
  • a. h.
    a. hirataNovember 26, 2012
    $22 chirashi, worth it. soup was cold, salad dressing was on point, and actual chirashi had a nice fresh selection. my friends who ordered rolls were not satisfied, but I was!
  • letajanelle
    letajanelleSeptember 14, 2016
    The Japanese tacos are delish and the Sushi platter for one is actually for 3 people!!!
  • neerad jet ..
    neerad jet .April 17, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Sushi & sashimi combo 4 nigiri , 8 sashimi ,salmon carpaccio , california & u.f.o. Roll. Includes salad , soup an d green tea $23. (dinner)
  • Jack G.
    Jack GashiJanuary 10, 2014
    Sushi is good, but what's the point? There's a giant crowd to get in just, mainly people from Long Island. You either come here to be seen, or see someone from B-school
  • Angela C.
    Angela CorpusJanuary 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The food, the service--everything is great here! Love the omakase entree. Def will leave you full and happy :).
  • Patrick S.
    Patrick SiuSeptember 9, 2013
    The sashimi deluxe was excellent quality and an awesome deal. We liked it better than ordering 3 separate rolls.
  • Seth T.
    Seth TerpstraJuly 18, 2014
    The Chirashi (pictured) is an amazing deal for the generous amount and variety of delicious sashimi you get.
  • Sal L.
    Sal LeeSeptember 23, 2013
    Oysters on the appetizer menu is a MUST. Sushi/Sashimi combo special for 1 is enough for 2 people.
  • neerad jet ..
    neerad jet .April 18, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    K-2 deep-fried soft shell crab topped with julienne crab sticks , cucumber and mayo with side of Tuna & avocado salad. $14.50
  • Cameron B.
    Cameron BlankApril 7, 2014
    Get the sushi and sashimi special for one. It is enough to feed two people easily and it is delicious.
  • Brian D.
    Brian DeVitoAugust 7, 2014
    One of the better sushi spots in the East Village. Try their sushi pizza and radish wrapped rolls.
  • Rasha B.
    Rasha BAugust 23, 2013
    Go-to casual EV sushi spot. Consistently clean and super fresh fish. Creative no-rice rolls too.
  • neerad jet ..
    neerad jet .April 10, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Just as amazing as the long island branches. sashimi lunch a bargain at $14 includes salad, soup and green tea.
  • Imtiaz K.
    Imtiaz KhanSeptember 8, 2013
    The sushi + sashimi platter is massive. And delicious. For 1 is more than adequate for 2 people
  • Alicia
    AliciaMay 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Sushi and sashimi combo is all you need to know. Service is slow but well worth the wait.
  • Jason G.
    Jason GelmanJanuary 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Thumbs up on yellowtail jalapeno and the "crazy" tuna and salmon rolls. Service is mehh, menu is way too big and confusing, but food is good
  • Joe N.
    Joe NazittoMarch 25
    Everything rocks at Kotobuki ‼ Sushi master Yoshi has been creating the best sushi in NY since he first opened in Happauge
  • Vanessa V.
    Vanessa V.July 19, 2013
    If you aren't getting the spicy tuna pizza, I have one question for you: why aren't you getting the spicy tuna pizza?
  • Samantha M.
    Samantha MushnickJanuary 23, 2013
    K-Mac sliders and sashimi salad(pictured) are crazy good
  • Chelsea B.
    Chelsea BalkanMarch 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    #FabuLIST Mac sliders, spicy tuna pizza, yellowtail jalapeño sashimi, and any of the rolls!
  • Nicole N.
    Nicole NadelApril 15, 2012
    Wow!! Fantastic new sushi place that just opened on Thursday. Yellowtail Jalapeno is to die for!
  • Clarka H.
    Clarka HonzikuDecember 2, 2013
    This is a die-for sushi! K-mac sliders & spicy tuna sandwich are absolutely mind blowing!
  • Leah F.
    Get the sushi for two...but split it with four people. It's enough sushi to feed a small village.
  • Jackie
    JackieFebruary 23, 2014
    Good pricewise but it leads to a very long wait for both table and food. It's also extremely loud; I felt my voice going as I chatted whilst waiting for my dinner to arrive.
  • Clarka H.
    Clarka HonzikuAugust 17, 2013
    One of the best sushi places in Manhattan. Too bad you cannot try everything at once ;)
  • Maria K.
    Maria KJanuary 16
    The tuna "burger" was great. The k-Mac was too heavy for my taste (too much mayo). Good Japanese beer selection.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SzenicsMay 22, 2012
    Usually I cant tell the difference, but the sushi here is so good. Try the special rolls
  • Ian G.
    Ian GlazerJune 5, 2014
    Hamachi Kama appetizer was delicious, sushi rolls are pretty skimp with the fish. Too much rice.
  • sara n.
    sara ngNovember 18, 2013
    Try the fried red bean ice cream for dessert. At $5, it's a delicious steal.
  • Aditi
    AditiOctober 16, 2016
    ITS OPEN AGAIN!!! Must try - oysters (my fav in NYC), tuna pizza, yellowtail
  • Yvonne W.
    Yvonne W.June 1, 2013
    Amazing deal on sashimi combo - great price for high quality fish!
  • Marc P.
    Marc PhillipsJuly 23, 2012
    Average sushi at a great price. Ate two rolls, tempura, and one bowl of edamame with my father. $35 before tip.
  • Steven Y.
    Steven YJuly 11, 2014
    The sashimi deluxe is really great value - high quality fish!
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MyerMay 20, 2014
    the tuna pizza and mac sliders are to die for!
  • Shirley L.
    Shirley LuOctober 28, 2013
    Highly recommend the American Dream! It comes with everything!
  • Matt H.
    Matt HantzJuly 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    They have a yellowtail ceviche with jalapeños that's not on the menu. It's a "must get".
  • Casey A.
    Casey AlexanderJune 5, 2014
    Not really what I expected after all the hype, fish to rice ration on rolls was very low. Hamachi Kama app was great but overall I was not impressed with quality of fish or their size
  • Brittany I.
    Brittany IMarch 1, 2014
    The crazy salmon roll is phenomenal 👍
  • Jennifer D.
    Jennifer DiamondMarch 26, 2013
    Best thing is the k-Mac sliders. Perfect fusion.
  • Helena H.
    Helena HounselJune 8, 2014
    The house salad dressing and spicy girl roll are BOMB.
  • Amy L.
    Amy LohJanuary 10, 2013
    Sashimi omakase - fresh and a great deal!
  • Nikki 🌺
    Nikki 🌺April 6, 2013
    Amazing sushi! Try the crazy rolls!
  • Crystal
    CrystalSeptember 8, 2012
    Pink lady roll - very unique no rice roll if you want something different
  • Naz C.
    Naz ColakogluFebruary 23, 2014
    They overbook reservations and give you edamame to shut up for an hour wait
  • Michael L.
    Michael LeverJanuary 30, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Crunchy yellowtail maki is delicious!
  • Mohsin S.
    Mohsin SaberFebruary 9, 2014
    It gets really loud here and weekend nights. If you want somewhere peaceful to eat, this isn't the place.
  • Shawn C.
    Shawn ChengJuly 15, 2013
    Reservations aren't real here. Come early and call ahead. You'll sit down 10x faster.
  • Jason W.
    Jason WeldonDecember 26, 2013
    Might be a new sushi king in town in the east village
  • Andrea B.
    Andrea BarrezuetaAugust 30, 2014
    Crazy good menu. Not just your typical sushi items
  • rod
    rodAugust 30, 2012
    Get the spicy tuna pizza. It's actually nothing like it sounds. #totesyum
  • neerad jet ..
    neerad jet .April 11, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Sashimi lunch includes salad, soup and green tea. $14
  • Uyennie
    UyennieFebruary 26, 2013
    having a bad day? the mardi gras gone wild roll will make it better by at least 67%. #itstruebecauseisaidso
  • David Jon A.
    David Jon AcostaJuly 7, 2014
    Let's hope the food is better than the service. No water or menus for 20 min!!
  • Leora K.
    Leora Kaplan 💕January 23, 2014
    3 words: spicy.tuna.pizza
  • Ashley E.
    Ashley EderyOctober 5, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Bring back Saki. This place is crowded for no good reason (maybe one... spicy tuna pizza).
  • Ernest S.
    Ernest SakyiMay 30, 2014
    It was really good. Loved the sushi.
  • Siwen C.
    Siwen ChenNovember 5, 2016
    Fresh sashimi!!!
  • Keith B.
    Keith BoucherJuly 6, 2013
    Everything was super yummy!
  • Jake L.
    Jake LevineSeptember 14, 2012
    Great spot and well priced
  • James K.
    James KiernanAugust 19, 2014
    Mediocre sushi and insanely crowded. Pay the extra bucks and head a few blocks over to Sushi Dojo.
  • Liz
    LizOctober 23, 2013
    Spicy. Tuna. Pizza. That is all.
  • Barbie S.
    Barbie SellmeyerJune 20, 2013
    Great sushi, great price, great sake
  • Rebecca S.
    Rebecca ShillennJune 16, 2013
    If you want to wait 45 minutes for your reservation, you should come here. Better off getting wings down the street.
  • Lisa F.
    Lisa FazzJanuary 9, 2013
    Fried oysters are phenomenal!
  • Jason D.
    Jason DenskyFebruary 24, 2014
    Sushi for 3 is really for 8
  • Mike U.
    Mike UreñaSeptember 12, 2013
    Gotta order the K-Mac sliders
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MontemurroMarch 10, 2014
    Try the k-Mac sliders!
  • Cara S.
    Cara SiskindFebruary 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Holy tuna, yes please! 🙌
  • Sam L.
    Sam LevySeptember 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the mac sliders
  • SunJet
    SunJetNovember 16, 2013
    Sushi and sashimi for two!
  • Laura M.
    Laura Moreno SaragaDecember 16, 2013
    Get the sushi pizza!
  • Nitzan
    NitzanJanuary 31, 2013
    Great food and atmosphere
  • Michala
    MichalaApril 29, 2012
    Crazy salmon roll is unreal
  • Fabien A.
    Fabien AzoulayFebruary 12, 2014
    Freshest fish ever !
  • SNOCRU
    SNOCRUNovember 27, 2012
    Gold coast was phenomenal
  • Erin S.
    Erin SheaJuly 31, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Took forever to get the check!
  • Red W.
    Red W.July 22, 2014
    This place is UNBEARABLY LOUD.
  • Mark S.
    Mark ShermanAugust 24, 2014
    DO NOT GO, horrible quality fish and terrible service.
  • Manolis G.
    Manolis GrillakisSeptember 18, 2013
    The place suck.
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