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Jul 8, 2005 01:54 PM

Kotobuki in Hauppauge - is it as good as they say?

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Curious to hear about your experiences there. Especially if you can compare it to someplace like Blue Ribbon in Manhattan/Brooklyn or other well-regarded city sushi destinations.


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  1. I've been to the one in Babylon many times and endured long waits esp. on FRI. & Sat. but well worth it. They had a fire recently not sure if they opened yet. If Haup. is half as good I would give it a try.IMHO best place west of the hamptons.

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    1. re: MKS

      Have been there and liked it but was not bowled over but i think it is my lack of sophistication. Any suggestions on ordering?


      1. re: MKS

        hands down, our favorite place for sushi in the tristate area outside of manhattan!

      2. I was there once; it is very good. But I live closer to Nisen and it is also excellent.

        1. I've only been to the Hauppauge branch, and it is as good as they say. You can't go wrong with the sushi special for 2 (or 3 or 4), which includes soup, salad, fried oyster appetizer, and a stupendous assortment of sushi, sashimi, and maki. At $25 per person, it is a great deal.

          I also love their tuna/avocado salad, spider roll, and many of the specialty rolls. They don't take reservations, so if you go at a peak time, you will wait...but it is worth it. I simply can't eat sushi from anywhere else and really enjoy it anymore.

          1. I've been going there since I was wee (and once this week!), and I've gotta say that I haven't had significantly better fish--certainly not yellowtail or fresh salmon--anywhere else. Somewhat limited selection, super-suburban crowd, always glisteningly excellent fish.

            1. Thanks for all the (concurring) opinions! I will add it to the list next time we're up for sushi and a bit of a drive. :-)