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Koto Japanese Restaurant

9B North Parade Avenue, Oxford OX2 6LX, England
+44 1865 553000
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (13 reviews)
“ramen” (19 reviews)
“cod” (6 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9B North Parade Avenue, Oxford OX2 6LX, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Koto is a small restaurant on North Parade serving authentic Japanese cuisine. The lunch menu and dinner menu are quite different : at lunch they serve Ramen noodles and Katsu curry, whereas in the evening there is a much larger choice of sushi, sashimi, tempura...More

Thank R C
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Heard about this lovely restaurant through a chance meeting with the chef involving a stray cat and pretty quickly became a regular. All the ramen on their lunch menu is very very good— you can tell it’s good when you see it because the yolk...More

Thank Catherine X
Reviewed May 28, 2018

We love to eat at this tiny Japanese restaurant if there is a table available. Fast service, high quality very fresh food at reasonable (for Oxford) prices. All the usual you would expect including sushi, ramen, maki rolls. I haven't tried the Japanese curries. Everything...More

Thank Adam S
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Superb. Get away from the obvious things like teriyaki. The salads, plum wine on the rocks, goma-ae, all great.

Thank PotterPotterHere
Reviewed March 22, 2018

Eating out in Oxford can often be a decidedly underwhelming experience but Koto hits the spot every time. The restaurant is small and unassuming but cosy, service is polite and friendly and the kitchen turns out some fantastic Japanese food – fresh, healthy and delicious....More

Thank Andalapanda
Reviewed March 13, 2018

We ordered the soft crab sushi for our appetizer which was pretty good but small vis-a-vis its price point (£13). We also ordered the black cod and the ribeye steak for the mains, which with rice came up to be about £18 each. The taste...More

Thank Aulia S
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Its worth the trip, parking Traffic, and most of off waiting for the food, its all worth it, go enjoy, sit back and savour, I promise you will not be disappointed.

Thank aaronbeattie3
Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

Wow. Very happy to have found this place. The lunch menu is affordable and great. The ramen noodles were especially excellent. Definitely worth walking15min from the city centre but check before going as you may struggle to find this place and it can get very...More

Thank ShuHOX
Reviewed December 14, 2017

We stepped in for some ramen on a cold November evening only to find out that ramen is just served at lunch. We stayed and had some salmon and katsu, sushi and rice as well as miso soup to start. The portions are somewhat small...More

Thank holly04
Reviewed December 4, 2017 via mobile

Having found Koto by chance, I have now eaten there on a regular basis for well over a year and am consistently pleased by the quality of the food, service and general experience. I have sampled most of the menu and can confirm that their...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9B North Parade Avenue, Oxford OX2 6LX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 553000
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