Derek Chang's Koto sushi is fast becoming the best known name in town for great sushi in a great location. Located just off I-10 on College Blvd, it is in the heart of Baton Rouge with ample parking. I've been to the other sushi resataurants in town, but Koto's remains my top pick for quality of food, service and atmosphere.\r
The owner and head chef, Derek Chang, is a great guy who will come out to your table, say hi and ask you how you're doing. That kind of friendly, open service has drawn me back over and over. Under Derek's management, Koto has quickly evolved from the old buffet sushi people used to know at the same location to be a fun place for families to sit around the hibachi grill, couples to order exquisite sushi rolls from the bar, or bachelors who just want to pick up sushi for take-out. Koto has a large variety of interesting and delicious speciality rolls along with the regular favorites -- but if you want to get the true flavor of Koto, try the signature roll: ""The Bomb!""\r
When you come in and look around, you'll see new developments underway include transforming the front end into a sake bar lounge and many new drinks are being added to the bar each week. Check out the changes, as well as the best sushi around!
Pros: best sushi in Baton Rouge, family friendly, fun
Cons: still converting from the previous structural layout, some construction and changes. ambient but not romantic.