All Reviews by jmwatts
265 West Tazewell St, Norfolk, USA
Excellent Vegan Restaurant
14 Sep 2011
This is a wonderful restaurant that is fully vegan. They are very accommodating to special requests. They frequently have nightly dinner specials for $5 - $10. They also have a daily selection of cookies, donuts and cake that are yummy. They sometimes have a vegan, gluten-free dessert.
721 W 21st St, Norfolk, USA
Delicious Japanese Food
14 Sep 2009
We have been to Kotobuki several times. They are not a vegan restaurant but they do have an awesome and extensive vegetarian and vegan menu. My favorite is the "Beef" Teriyaki. You get a very good miso soup followed by a nice salad with a fantastic dressing. Then the beef teriyaki which is served with a potato cake and a crispy, non-greasy spring roll. The beef has an authentic taste/texture and you get two large pieces. This is a very filling meal.
I also really enjoy the sweet potato sushi and the asparagus sushi. I believe that there are 8 or 9 more types of sushi on the vegan menu but I have not tried them yet.
My partner is NOT a vegetarian. She recently had the vegan "shrimp" tempura and could not believe that it was not really shrimp. She was amazed at the flavor and texture.
They also have a good vegan cheesecake which you can have "regular" or dipped in batter and then fried.
This place is considered pricey by some. We generally spend about $50-55. The fountain sodas ARE ridiculously overpriced! Aside from the price of the sodas, I do not find that they are overpriced considering the amount and quality of the food. That being said, the service is impeccable. The staff know the menu, are courteous and the service is prompt!
Well worth the trip!
It deserves 5 cows!!!
Also, if there is no street parking, they have a free parking lot in the back of the store, just zip around the block.