Thursday, June 10, 2010

Kotobuki's


Kotobuki's is a well-known Japanese restaurant in Ocala, having been in business here since 1986. It recently moved to this new location in a small shopping center near the Paddock Mall.

19 comments:

bfarr said...

I am not sure I like the minimalist design here. And the name of the restaurant sounds like a motorbike. Having said that, I am sure the food is delicious.

EG Wow said...

I like this look for an eatery, a place where I would expect the food to be carefully prepared in a super-clean environment.

brattcat said...

I got to say, from the outside I'd never know this was a restaurant. It's lacking a certain "got to come in here and get something to eat" quality, don't you think?

Paula said...

It looks like Home Depot went into the restaurant business, but unless you plan to dine in the parking lot that's probably not an issue. If the food is good.
I'm assuming the food is very good.
:)

Small City Scenes said...

Well I think it looks very posh. Always an adventure. MB

magiceye said...

lovely sense of space here

VP said...

A very pleasant view from outside.

lewi14 said...

I don't know Japanese food. I hope the food in this restaurant with this interesting name will be fine.

Daryl said...

LOVE sushi ... very clean styling there

Dan J. said...

It would be interesting to see the inside of this place. They must be able to rely on word of mouth after being established for so long. I would never have known what this place was if it wasn't for you describing it.

Lois said...

The food must be good if they have been in business that long.

Cezar and Léia said...

As I love Japanese food, I would love to have a dinner there, mainly in these Summer nights!
Léia

Rob said...

how is their sushi?!

Halcyon said...

I hope the new building has more charm. This just looks like your typical strip mall place.

tapirgal said...

Wow, I really like it, except I wish they'd finished off the window and door area with some color rather than leaving it so plain. They could have had a real statement here.

tapirgal said...

. . . Maybe not more color, maybe just less of the metal framing. I think they ruined what could have been a great look. It's funny what captures one's fancy.

Memphis MOJO said...

Some have called it minimalistic, but I like it.

There's a trend for businesses in shopping centers to "blend" in.

Sashindoubutsu said...

I love Japanese food. California maki.

A promotional poster near the door or window might help attract more customers.

Nice shot!

Rose said...

You must have been hungry...I guess I should have come down here and posted first...but taking pictures of restaurants. I am glad I just had a snack!

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