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“Just Delectable”

Koto Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #153 of 698 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
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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 for the prices but the food was just delectable. The service was also very competent, polite and friendly. Recommended

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Thank holly04
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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 Paitan Ramen is excellent, as is the sushi and Katsu curry. The prices are reasonable and the portions a good size.

Service is always fast and friendly. Everyone is very helpful and eager to please. I have taken family and friends there for various occasions, from Birthday meals to dates and causal lunches.

It is worth knowing that it’s a small place and they don’t take bookings for lunch. It can get busy, so if you want to be assured of a table, get there for 12 noon when they start the lunch service. For dinner, you can book so there’s less pressure on timing. They’re never open on Mondays, so bear that in mind.

All in all, totally recommended. Give it a try!

Thank ZCCMM
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Reviewed November 29, 2017

I love going to Koto, and eat there often. The service is terrific, minimal but warm interior, delicious food, extensive sake menu, and perfect location on North Parade. Highly recommended, limited seating so please book ahead!

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Thank cthomastravel
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Reviewed November 28, 2017

They only serve main courses - no deserts - but the food was well-cooked, the atmospher was relaxed, and eating there was a fun experience. I had an unusual Japanese yoghurt drink, which I've never come across before.

Thank Richmond_lady_too
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Reviewed November 6, 2017

On a short visit to Oxford we happened upon Koto and used it twice, both times for takeaway meals. The staff are super friendly, the atmosphere of the small restaurant space is warm, simple and stylish. The vibe is relaxed and the food is lovely. Thoroughly recommend.

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Thank Mike M
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