Kotobuki

(Now Closed)
Japanese Restaurant · East Village
56 3rd Ave (10th Street), New York, NY 10003, United States
Price:
$$$$
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Dinner
Drinks:
Wine
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
No
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  • Pia
    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
    Pia · May 2, 2012
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  • Oliva T.
    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!
    Oliva Talavan · April 10, 2013
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  • Amber R.
    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.
    Amber Rachael · October 13, 2013
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  • Charlie O.
    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.
    Charlie O'Donnell · January 7, 2013
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  • Matt H.
    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.
    Matt Hantz · June 18, 2012
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  • Jack G.
    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
    Jack Gashi · January 10, 2014
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  • Casey A.
    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
    Casey Alexander · June 5, 2014
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  • Ki C.
    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.
    Ki Choi · May 16, 2013
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  • a. h.
    $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!
    a. hirata · November 26, 2012
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  • Nikhita M.
    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 :)
    Nikhita Mahtani · November 18, 2013
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  • Jackie
    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.
    Jackie · February 23, 2014
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  • neerad jet ..
    Sushi & sashimi combo 4 nigiri , 8 sashimi ,salmon carpaccio , california & u.f.o. Roll. Includes salad , soup an d green tea $23. (dinner)
    neerad jet . · April 17, 2012
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  • Jason G.
    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
    Jason Gelman · January 7, 2013
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  • Liza
    Great sushi. Get the sushi for one and split it with two. Dumplings were also delicious
    Liza · August 19, 2014
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  • neerad jet ..
    K-2 deep-fried soft shell crab topped with julienne crab sticks , cucumber and mayo with side of Tuna & avocado salad. $14.50
    neerad jet . · April 18, 2012
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  • Jerry C.
    The sushi & sashimi special for 3 is more than enough for 4 people. Quality and quantity!
    Jerry C · August 24, 2014
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  • Patrick S.
    The sashimi deluxe was excellent quality and an awesome deal. We liked it better than ordering 3 separate rolls.
    Patrick Siu · September 9, 2013
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  • Seth T.
    The Chirashi (pictured) is an amazing deal for the generous amount and variety of delicious sashimi you get.
    Seth Terpstra · July 18, 2014
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  • neerad jet ..
    Just as amazing as the long island branches. sashimi lunch a bargain at $14 includes salad, soup and green tea.
    neerad jet . · April 10, 2012
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  • Angela C.
    The food, the service--everything is great here! Love the omakase entree. Def will leave you full and happy :).
    Angela Corpus · January 14, 2014
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  • Sal L.
    Oysters on the appetizer menu is a MUST. Sushi/Sashimi combo special for 1 is enough for 2 people.
    Sal Lee · September 23, 2013
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  • Cameron B.
    Get the sushi and sashimi special for one. It is enough to feed two people easily and it is delicious.
    Cameron Blank · April 7, 2014
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  • Brian D.
    One of the better sushi spots in the East Village. Try their sushi pizza and radish wrapped rolls.
    Brian DeVito · August 7, 2014
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  • Marc P.
    Average sushi at a great price. Ate two rolls, tempura, and one bowl of edamame with my father. $35 before tip.
    Marc Phillips · July 23, 2012
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  • Vanessa V.
    If you aren't getting the spicy tuna pizza, I have one question for you: why aren't you getting the spicy tuna pizza?
    Vanessa V. · July 19, 2013
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  • Rasha B.
    Go-to casual EV sushi spot. Consistently clean and super fresh fish. Creative no-rice rolls too.
    Rasha B · August 23, 2013
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  • Alicia
    Sushi and sashimi combo is all you need to know. Service is slow but well worth the wait.
    Alicia · May 20, 2014
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  • Imtiaz K.
    The sushi + sashimi platter is massive. And delicious. For 1 is more than adequate for 2 people
    Imtiaz Khan · September 8, 2013
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  • Nicole N.
    Wow!! Fantastic new sushi place that just opened on Thursday. Yellowtail Jalapeno is to die for!
    Nicole Nadel · April 15, 2012
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  • Ian G.
    Hamachi Kama appetizer was delicious, sushi rolls are pretty skimp with the fish. Too much rice.
    Ian Glazer · June 5, 2014
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  • Chelsea D.
    #FabuLIST Mac sliders, spicy tuna pizza, yellowtail jalapeño sashimi, and any of the rolls!
    Chelsea Dubinsky · March 3, 2013
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  • Mohsin S.
    It gets really loud here and weekend nights. If you want somewhere peaceful to eat, this isn't the place.
    Mohsin Saber · February 9, 2014
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  • Clarka H.
    This is a die-for sushi! K-mac sliders & spicy tuna sandwich are absolutely mind blowing!
    Clarka Honziku · December 2, 2013
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  • Rebecca S.
    If you want to wait 45 minutes for your reservation, you should come here. Better off getting wings down the street.
    Rebecca Shillenn · June 16, 2013
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  • Samantha M.
    K-Mac sliders and sashimi salad(pictured) are crazy good
    Samantha Mushnick · January 23, 2013
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  • James K.
    Mediocre sushi and insanely crowded. Pay the extra bucks and head a few blocks over to Sushi Dojo.
    James Kiernan · August 19, 2014
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  • Matt S.
    Usually I cant tell the difference, but the sushi here is so good. Try the special rolls
    Matt Szenics · May 22, 2012
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  • Clarka H.
    One of the best sushi places in Manhattan. Too bad you cannot try everything at once ;)
    Clarka Honziku · August 17, 2013
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  • Naz C.
    They overbook reservations and give you edamame to shut up for an hour wait
    Naz Colakoglu · February 23, 2014
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  • sara n.
    Try the fried red bean ice cream for dessert. At $5, it's a delicious steal.
    sara ng · November 18, 2013
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  • Steven Y.
    The sashimi deluxe is really great value - high quality fish!
    Steven Y · July 11, 2014
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  • Lauren M.
    the tuna pizza and mac sliders are to die for!
    Lauren Myer · May 20, 2014
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  • Matt H.
    They have a yellowtail ceviche with jalapeños that's not on the menu. It's a "must get".
    Matt Hantz · July 26, 2012
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  • Yvonne W.
    Amazing deal on sashimi combo - great price for high quality fish!
    Yvonne W. · June 1, 2013
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  • Helena H.
    The house salad dressing and spicy girl roll are BOMB.
    Helena Hounsel · June 8, 2014
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  • Crystal
    Pink lady roll - very unique no rice roll if you want something different
    Crystal · September 8, 2012
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  • Uyennie
    having a bad day? the mardi gras gone wild roll will make it better by at least 67%. #itstruebecauseisaidso
    Uyennie · February 26, 2013
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  • Shirley L.
    Highly recommend the American Dream! It comes with everything!
    Shirley Lu · October 28, 2013
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  • Amy L.
    Sashimi omakase - fresh and a great deal!
    Amy Loh · January 10, 2013
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  • Brittany I.
    The crazy salmon roll is phenomenal 👍
    Brittany I · March 1, 2014
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  • rod
    Get the spicy tuna pizza. It's actually nothing like it sounds. #totesyum
    rod · August 30, 2012
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  • Nikki 🌺
    Amazing sushi! Try the crazy rolls!
    Nikki 🌺 · April 6, 2013
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  • Michael L.
    Crunchy yellowtail maki is delicious!
    Michael Lever · January 30, 2013
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  • Shawn C.
    Reservations aren't real here. Come early and call ahead. You'll sit down 10x faster.
    Shawn Cheng · July 15, 2013
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  • David Jon A.
    Let's hope the food is better than the service. No water or menus for 20 min!!
    David Jon Acosta · July 7, 2014
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  • Jennifer D.
    Best thing is the k-Mac sliders. Perfect fusion.
    Jennifer Diamond · March 26, 2013
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  • Andrea B.
    Crazy good menu. Not just your typical sushi items
    Andrea Barrezueta · August 30, 2014
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  • neerad jet ..
    Sashimi lunch includes salad, soup and green tea. $14
    neerad jet . · April 11, 2012
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  • Jason W.
    Might be a new sushi king in town in the east village
    Jason Weldon · December 26, 2013
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  • Mark S.
    DO NOT GO, horrible quality fish and terrible service.
    Mark Sherman · August 24, 2014
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  • Keith B.
    Everything was super yummy!
    Keith Boucher · July 6, 2013
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  • Leora K.
    3 words: spicy.tuna.pizza
    Leora Kaplan 💕 · January 23, 2014
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  • Barbie S.
    Great sushi, great price, great sake
    Barbie Sellmeyer · June 20, 2013
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  • Jake L.
    Great spot and well priced
    Jake Levine · September 14, 2012
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  • Jo S.
    It was really good. Loved the sushi.
    Jo Sakyi · May 30, 2014
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  • Lisa F.
    Fried oysters are phenomenal!
    Lisa Fazz · January 9, 2013
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  • Liz
    Spicy. Tuna. Pizza. That is all.
    Liz · October 23, 2013
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  • Jason D.
    Sushi for 3 is really for 8
    Jason Densky · February 24, 2014
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  • Lauren M.
    Try the k-Mac sliders!
    Lauren Montemurro · March 10, 2014
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  • Sam L.
    Try the mac sliders
    Sam Levy · September 6, 2012
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  • Mike U.
    Gotta order the K-Mac sliders
    Mike Ureña · September 12, 2013
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  • Michala
    Crazy salmon roll is unreal
    Michala · April 29, 2012
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  • Cara S.
    Holy tuna, yes please! 🙌
    Cara Siskind · February 7, 2014
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  • Laura M.
    Get the sushi pizza!
    Laura Moreno Saraga · December 16, 2013
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  • SunJet
    Sushi and sashimi for two!
    SunJet · November 16, 2013
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  • Fabien A.
    Freshest fish ever !
    Fabien Azoulay · February 12, 2014
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  • SNOCRU
    Gold coast was phenomenal
    SNOCRU · November 27, 2012
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  • Erin S.
    Took forever to get the check!
    Erin Shea · July 31, 2012
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  • Nitzan
    Great food and atmosphere
    Nitzan · January 31, 2013
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  • Red W.
    This place is UNBEARABLY LOUD.
    Red W. · July 22, 2014
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  • Manolis G.
    The place suck.
    Manolis Grillakis · September 18, 2013
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