Kodama Japanese Restaurant

(212) 582-8065 | View Website

301 W 45TH St, New York, NY | Directions   10036

40.759189 -73.988411

Open Hours

Monday 12:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Tuesday 12:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Wednesday 12:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Thursday 12:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Friday 12:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Saturday 4:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Sunday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

 
Restaurants, Japanese, $$$  more

Tags: Food Delivery, Private Rooms

Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Midtown, Clinton

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Menu
Edamame, Hijiki, Steamed Broccoli, Nasu Miso, Ebi Shumai, Tori Gyoza, Kodama Chicken, Negimaki Appetizer, Spicy Miso Salmon, Spicy Calamari... more

Reviews for Kodama Japanese Restaurant

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Good Affordable Sushi – Just ate and had two tempura dishes. It was good food and would definitely go back. The server was a little slow and not super attentive, but maybe that's cause I'm a visitor and don't know how things work in the city.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great find! – Kodama's sushi cannot be beat in the theater district. Honestly, its so hard to find a decent lunch special, but I love Kodama! The prices aren't bad and the fish is super fresh! If you love sashimi, you must get the sashimi deluxe! You get so much fish compared to almost every other sushi place in town. They also have teriyaki bento boxes and most things come with soup and salad. If you're a fan of rolls, the scallop tempura roll is fabulous. During lunch, the place isn't very crowded so its not hard to get a seat. The service isn't the fastest, but I usually get out in a reasonable amount of time. Highly recommended!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Surprisingly Good – I didn't expect much of this place given its near Times Square location and low key atmosphere. The service was great and the portions were decent. Prices were not extremely inexpensive but it seemed nice for a small night out with a nice date.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Kodama has changed since 2003 reviews – The Kodama folks must have read these awful reviews and gotten their act together because the food is fantastic!! the fish is super fresh, and they have wonderful specials each week. I would suggest the Manhattan roll, Avenue Q roll, and Celi roll for you vegeterians out there. So ok, aesthetically is not the prettiest place, but who cares about that when you have FRESH sushi? The prices are quite reasonable for NYC anyways..it's no more expensive than any other Japanese place. For those of you who hated it, you should give it another try. It's become my favorite sushi in Midtown.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

I liked it – I read reviews before I went to this restaurant last night but I trusted a friend and I am glad that I did. We had a great meal. We felt that everything was fresh and the tasty. It is not a beautiful restaurant but if you want good food for a great value, I would try it.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

crap and ripoff – The food is worse than most takeout sushi, rice bowl places but I was shocked that beef teriyaki entrees were 16$. I guess it's a convenient location in that it's midtown, but the fish tastes like it's been in the freezer to long and the beef and chicken felt like rubber in my mouth. No wonder we were one of the only people in there. I'm never going back.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

The Best Maki in NYC – Though the food at Kodama is pretty darn average, there is one exceptional maki that they make - the Canadian Roll. Raw salmon, spicy greens and a special spicy garlic sauce that they don't use with any other dish. Very highly recommended. Kept us going back again and again. Eventually our order consisted of a couple Canadian rolls and whatever sushi pieces were especially fresh that night. The miso and salad are great too.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

better elsewhere – Little deceived by the high rating. The other reviewers were right, the service with an attitude doesn't go well with their average sushi - but we thought to give Kodama a try, try we did & it's our last try. Fish was just ok, good variety of rolls, spicy rolls ok. There is better at Raku or Tomoe.

Doesn't Recommend
2.5
over a year ago

sorry but I found someone else – I have been coming here for years and have been very loyal. But witnessing the service attitude change has been disappointing (with other customers). The food is OK but no longer amazing. Quality and consistency varies though I have been forgiving. But my friend found another spot nearby and we are moving on to 'smaller but better'. It was a good run while it lasted.

Doesn't Recommend
2.5
over a year ago

not worth the walk - go to raku – Stayed at the W Hotel - checked citysearch for nearby sushi spots. Tho Blue Fin & Kodama had low ratings I normally like to try for myself. Out of my 3 day stay here tried these 2 & Raku. Should have respected the ratings as the sushi was ok, I sure don't see/taste the raves the others have given. Seems their service is suspect as it was not attentive for a small restaurant. Next time I will stay with Raku as their rating holds true over time. The spicy tuna/salmon/scallops are far superior at Raku's though Kodama does have some interesting selections. But for fresh best sushi/rolls/lobster I vote for Raku & the value is ultra-fare for midtown prices.

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