Where 2 Go & What 2 Get


Mark Johnson’s weekly foray into awesome dining

Where to go: Koto Japanese Steak House

Where it is: 14490 Lowes Way, Carmel

When it’s open: Monday through Friday, Lunch: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Monday through Thursday, Dinner: 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Friday, Dinner: 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.  Saturday, Lunch: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dinner: 3 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Shrimp tempura

Mark’s take: If the thought of a Japanese steakhouse sounds appealing to you, then you are in luck. Why? There’s one right in Carmel. Koto Japanese Steak House is a stylishly elegant dining experience. Furnished in lush Japanese decor, this restaurant offers a variety of Japanese cuisine in your choice of settings: restaurant or hibachi. Appetizers, soups, salads, and a wide array of entrees are what you will find at Koto. Whether it’s a family, couple, or group of friends, this is a must destination.

What to get: It’s hard to grasp the bevy of great entrees, but for me, the shrimp tempura is always a winner. As with the other entrees, this comes with soup and salad. The portions run large and are very filling. I highly recommend it.

What’s the cost: Entrees run $10 to $30.

Dress: Casual

Online ordering: Available

Want to know more? Call 317-575-5686 or visit kotocarmel.com.

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