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Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant

721 W 21st St, Norfolk, VA 23517-1920
+1 757-628-1025
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“yakisoba” (4 reviews)
“seaweed salad” (4 reviews)
“sushi” (17 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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721 W 21st St, Norfolk, VA 23517-1920
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an awesome place for fresh sushi. My two daughters and I visited and between us have several food allergies (gluten/dairy/shellfish). The owner took care of us herself. She had our rolls custom made to our liking. She knew the menu inside and out which...More

Thank JustDuckie23
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Great ambiance. Best soba I have had since returning stateside. Everyone else had various sushi offerings, two vegetarians in the group had plenty to choose from. Met the family that runs the place. Friendly. Dinner for five was only $100. Good value and more than...More

Thank Douglas L
Reviewed 21 July 2018

They have a great vegetarian selection. I'm not vegetarian but I LOVED the buddha roll. I'm not too big on fishy fish in general (salmon tuna etc). I do eat their squid, octopus, and scallop sushi. Their scallop sushi is amazing. I like their noodles...More

Thank Cara W
Reviewed 25 January 2018

I haven't been there is years but it's still a great place. Great service but you have to wait for your sushi as there is only one chef but it's definitely worth the wait. I had the rainbow roll and California roll. I have both...More

Thank Rusty B
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Kotobuki has the best selection of vegan sushi in the area... and it’s all delicious! In fact, they have an entire vegan menu, as opposed to a limited avocado roll and veggie roll, Kotobuki has many choices. They have an extensive sake menu and sake...More

Thank Paigesherm
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Went here for lunch with my wife, based on the positive reviews. Only a few people in the restaurant at noon. The hostess/waitress was friendly and very attentive. I had the lunch sushi and a seaweed salad. My wife had the Yakisoba bento box. Both...More

Thank sailor11101
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We wanted Japanese food, and went off the recommendations of TripAdvisor. Kotobuki was a great find. The owner waited on us, and was very friendly. We tried the dueling dragon, king cobra, and a salmon avocado rolls - all were delicious. My kids love the...More

Thank lexluthor31
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We love going Kotobuki. The atmosphere is nice and the sushi is fantastic. Service is always very pleasant. Always get the agedashi tofu appetizer and buddha roll & king cobra roll.

Thank Tabb P
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The owner is on-site, often in the kitchen, and provides surprise little dishes for regular customers that are not on the menu, each one special. But the menu is special too. There's everything usual, with the sushi bar dishing up its offerings in cute wooden...More

Thank anxious2
Reviewed 30 December 2016

The staff is super friendly and the sushi is outstanding! We had an amazing dinner and it will be my number one sushi place in Norfolk! Thank you!

Thank 552bethanyh
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 721 W 21st St, Norfolk, VA 23517-1920
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-628-1025
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