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KOTO Japanese Restaurant

Outdoor night
Sushi counter
Outdoor night
Sushi counter


Located in The Lobby building in one Canberra’s most prominent location on King George Terrace, KOTO is an integral part of the National Triangle’s new precinct, The Lawns of The Lobby. KOTO has been designed to protect the legacy of The Lobby building and continue the hospitality history in the 50-year-old Pavilion, including private dining.

Traditional architecture and dramatic interiors by world-renowned company, Odd Design. The KOTO design preserves and revitalises the half-a-century old, Japan-heritage architecture of The Lobby; taking advantage of the strength and symmetry of the original plan. The juxtaposition of the materials expresses Japanese aesthetics Wabi-Sabi; the acceptance of transience and imperfection.

Shinya Nakano is a Sushi Master who trained in Kyoto with a fifth-generation sushi Master, later working his magic at Nobu and Kisume in Melbourne where he was awarded two-hats from Good Food Guide for his 18-course omakase style menu. Nakano delivers a food style inspired by kaiseki philosophy, one of the most prestigious dining experiences in Japan, following a deep-rooted set of guidelines including that your food must represent the area that surrounds you.

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1 King George Terrace, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions
  • Bar
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Suitable for Functions
  • Lawn / Gardens
  • Non Smoking
  • Private Dining Area
  • Wine Tasting
  • Between $20 and $40
  • Dessert
  • Japanese
  • Steak
  • Sushi
  • Fully licensed
  • Over $30
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
  • Caters for people with allergies and intolerances.