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Hotoke Restaurant

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350 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2010 (Bayard Street)
+1 732-246-8999
16:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 16:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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103 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hosted 11 people here before a show. Darkly lit, but pleasant. Lengthy menu with something for everyone. Pleasant wait staff, but very long wait for meals to be served. Although we allowed ourselves plenty of time, our meals were so slow to arrive that we had to eat quickly to arrive to the theater on time. Everything was tasty... More 

Thank Jay S
Auw, Switzerland
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Offers a consistently pleasant experience, always on my agenda when in town. Service not always the most professional, but always kind

Thank Ralf G
Edison, New Jersey, United States
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92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Visited here for the first time prior to seeing a show at the State Theater. The happy hour is the best. From 4 to 7 it's half price drinks and 30% off finger foods. Drinks arrived quick as did our appy, however, waiting for the food to arrive took a bit longer and the restaurant wasn't even crowded but our... More 

Thank Christine P
New Brunswick, New Jersey
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The happy hour is the main reason I would go back to Hotoke. We came before a show at the State Theater and sat at the bar. The service was horrible, but drinks were half price and a limited food menu was discounted as well. Got sushi, and while it wasn't awful it certainly wasn't the best in town. Would... More 

Thank car0344
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Food and drinks were decent. Decor and lighting was cool. However, for the prices I expected larger portions and more flavor/creativity. Five bite sized dumplings, $10. Sushi was on the high side also $15-20/special roll which I don't usually mind yet the amount of fish was pretty thin to justify it. We went with a party over 15 on a... More 

Thank Jennifer W
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 December 2016

We stumbled upon this restaurant on a recent trip. Poked our heads in and decided to come back for dinner after a drink at another location. We came back sat at the bar where there were only 2 other patrons. There were 2 women behind the bar. One with her coat on and the other seemed dazed and confused. They... More 

Thank Tory F
West Milford, New Jersey
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131 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We ordered a ton of appetizers and thy were all quite tasty, and when we went to order the pad thai noodles, they said it was only enough for one as the fried rice was too, but when it came, it could have been share amongst two people. That incurred 2 extra items that we could have saved money on.... More 

Thank yardleywang
Yardville, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 November 2016

I have been here before and loved it. The food is delicious especially the Pork Fried Rice. Drinks are good as well. The only problem I had both times I went here was the service with the waitress. it seems like if you sit the lounge area for food and drinks you get someone different each time you need something.... More 

Thank Myshellz09
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55 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

I came here and saw that Google reviewers did not like this restaurant. I wanted to givve it a try and boy was I disappointed. Waitress got very annoyed from asking alot of questions. The soup was salty and the fish was okay but mashed potatoes too sweet. Definently do not go here.

Thank Matan O
Highland Park, New Jersey
1 review
Reviewed 1 October 2016

I would give it zero stars if possible. Ate there last night with my wife and 2 friends. We heard it had new management after years of being mediocre, we thought we would give it a try. What a mistake. Terrible place in every way. Very noisy and dark. Dining room not busy, but 35 minutes to get drinks, 60... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Sushi, Japanese, Chinese, Asian
Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 350 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2010
    (Bayard Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  New Brunswick
  • Phone Number: +1 732-246-8999
An eclectic Contemporary-Asian dining experience, specializing in sushi and creative cocktail mixing; featuring a lava stone bar, relaxing lounge, and sushi bar.

Happy Hour : Monday- Friday from 4:00 -7:00pm. Sushi special: American and Traditional rolls for half price.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?