Kotobuki

(Now Closed)
Japanese Restaurant$$$$
East Village, New York
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  • 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
  • Oliva T.
    Oliva TalavanApril 10, 2013
    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!
  • 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.
  • Matt H.
    Matt HantzJune 18, 2012
    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.
  • Charlie O.
    Charlie O'DonnellJanuary 7, 2013
    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.
  • Ki C.
    Ki ChoiMay 16, 2013
    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
    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 :)
  • 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!
  • 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
  • neerad jet ..
    neerad jet .April 17, 2012
    Sushi & sashimi combo 4 nigiri , 8 sashimi ,salmon carpaccio , california & u.f.o. Roll. Includes salad , soup an d green tea $23. (dinner)
  • 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!
  • Angela C.
    Angela CorpusJanuary 14, 2014
    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.
  • neerad jet ..
    neerad jet .April 18, 2012
    K-2 deep-fried soft shell crab topped with julienne crab sticks , cucumber and mayo with side of Tuna & avocado salad. $14.50
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • neerad jet ..
    neerad jet .April 10, 2012
    Just as amazing as the long island branches. sashimi lunch a bargain at $14 includes salad, soup and green tea.
  • Rasha B.
    Rasha BAugust 23, 2013
    Go-to casual EV sushi spot. Consistently clean and super fresh fish. Creative no-rice rolls too.
  • Jason G.
    Jason GelmanJanuary 7, 2013
    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
  • Alicia
    AliciaMay 20, 2014
    Sushi and sashimi combo is all you need to know. Service is slow but well worth the wait.
  • Imtiaz K.
    Imtiaz KhanSeptember 8, 2013
    The sushi + sashimi platter is massive. And delicious. For 1 is more than adequate for 2 people
  • Nicole N.
    Nicole NadelApril 15, 2012
    Wow!! Fantastic new sushi place that just opened on Thursday. Yellowtail Jalapeno is to die for!
  • Chelsea B.
    Chelsea BalkanMarch 3, 2013
    #FabuLIST Mac sliders, spicy tuna pizza, yellowtail jalapeño sashimi, and any of the rolls!
  • Samantha M.
    Samantha MushnickJanuary 23, 2013
    K-Mac sliders and sashimi salad(pictured) are crazy good
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • Clarka H.
    Clarka HonzikuDecember 2, 2013
    This is a die-for sushi! K-mac sliders & spicy tuna sandwich are absolutely mind blowing!
  • Clarka H.
    Clarka HonzikuAugust 17, 2013
    One of the best sushi places in Manhattan. Too bad you cannot try everything at once ;)
  • Ian G.
    Ian GlazerJune 5, 2014
    Hamachi Kama appetizer was delicious, sushi rolls are pretty skimp with the fish. Too much rice.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SzenicsMay 22, 2012
    Usually I cant tell the difference, but the sushi here is so good. Try the special rolls
  • 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.
  • Yvonne W.
    Yvonne W.June 1, 2013
    Amazing deal on sashimi combo - great price for high quality fish!
  • sara n.
    sara ngNovember 18, 2013
    Try the fried red bean ice cream for dessert. At $5, it's a delicious steal.
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MyerMay 20, 2014
    the tuna pizza and mac sliders are to die for!
  • Steven Y.
    Steven YJuly 11, 2014
    The sashimi deluxe is really great value - high quality fish!
  • Shirley L.
    Shirley LuOctober 28, 2013
    Highly recommend the American Dream! It comes with everything!
  • 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
  • Helena H.
    Helena HounselJune 8, 2014
    The house salad dressing and spicy girl roll are BOMB.
  • Matt H.
    Matt HantzJuly 26, 2012
    They have a yellowtail ceviche with jalapeños that's not on the menu. It's a "must get".
  • Brittany I.
    Brittany IMarch 1, 2014
    The crazy salmon roll is phenomenal 👍
  • Amy L.
    Amy LohJanuary 10, 2013
    Sashimi omakase - fresh and a great deal!
  • Crystal
    CrystalSeptember 8, 2012
    Pink lady roll - very unique no rice roll if you want something different
  • Nikki 🌺
    Nikki 🌺April 6, 2013
    Amazing sushi! Try the crazy rolls!
  • Jennifer D.
    Jennifer DiamondMarch 26, 2013
    Best thing is the k-Mac sliders. Perfect fusion.
  • Naz C.
    Naz ColakogluFebruary 23, 2014
    They overbook reservations and give you edamame to shut up for an hour wait
  • 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.
  • Michael L.
    Michael LeverJanuary 30, 2013
    Crunchy yellowtail maki is delicious!
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