Kitchen428 Restaurant
Kitchen428 Restaurant

Kitchen428 Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mojoskitchen428.com/
  • Phone: 5306610428x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open 7-Days-a-Week - Lunch: Everyday: 11:00am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Everyday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our Private Dining space is located on the Third Floor and is available for large parties, private meetings & celebrations. We can accommodate a wide range of budgets and can seat 50 people for dinner or up to 60 people for cocktail parties. Please call 530-661-0428 to schedule your next banquet.
  • Private Party Contact: Christy Hayes 5306610428x
  • Special Events: Mojo's Hot Summer Nights Cruise-in Car Show: Every Third Thursday May-October: Cars Cruise in anytime after 5pm (FREE) Music & Car Show starts at 6pm. Free All Ages Event

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bust Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Free Street parking available on Bush & First Streets.
A word from Kitchen428 Restaurant
Kitchen428 Restaurant & Mojo's Lounge are Woodland's premier dining and gathering spots for lunch, dinner, special events, banquets & cocktails. Located on the First Floor of the Jackson Building (Former home of Morrison's Upstairs) Kitchen428 Restaurant specializes in fresh, local and seasonal ingredients in both the creative dishes from the kitchen and in our hand crafted cocktails just next door in Mojo's Lounge.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Kitchen428 Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
40 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (26)fit for foodies (21)special occasion (19)good for groups (11)great for lunch (11)romantic (7)vibrant bar scene (7)great for brunch (6)notable wine list (5)hot spot (4)great for outdoor dining (4)scenic view (2)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Very Good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I would recommend this restaurant for a nice and quiet dinner. The restaurant has some music playing in the background just at the right volume which allows you to have a nice conversation. The service is very good and the food is excellent. This is probably one of the fanciest (if not the fanciest) restaurants in Woodland. I'm from Davis and I don't think that we have anything like that here, so it was good to change a bit.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs to grow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our first visit to this Farm to Fork restaurant was nice but not out of the ordinary. There are few fine dining experiences in the area, and our experience was good but not memorable. The noise level was high, in part because we were seated next to two large parties, one with kids who were up and down, and ready to leave a lot sooner than the adults. The food was well prepared and ample, but the menu was basic and there were fewer locally sourced elements than you'd expect. Our waitress was not knowledgable about their wines, nor did she offer to find out when she didn't know about the two local ones we asked about. I'm glad a proprietor in Woodland is seeking this niche. It is a fit for Yolo. But it should be a lot better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OTfanVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    It was a perfect place to meet after the first Friday art walk. Fun waitress and excellent service
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Atmosphere
    Discouraged
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We love Kitchen 428. We love the bar, Mojo's, too. Lesson learned: Don't book dining room Friday nights. We enjoyed my wife's wonderful birthday dinner on a Wednesday for the prime rib. We left discouraged for my birthday dinner Friday night. Between vibrant bar scene, packed dining room, the kitchen gets slammed. Some diners may feel like they're "in the weeds," too, especially if the service is spotty. We'll return, especially to the bar, which we love, and to the dining room on Wednesdays. Excellent food. Great atmosphere. Highly recommended if you get good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    Ellen
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This was our second visit. On both occasions, the food was well prepared and beautifully served. It would be a good choice for a special occasion. The service was good and our order taken promptly. There was a couple of times when our server was very busy and it was a little more difficult to get her attention. We really like this restaurant and will certainly return. It is one of our favorites when we go to the Woodlnd Opera House.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special lunch
    HungryMungry3
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I love Kitchen 428 and have visited multiple times. I took several friends to celebrate a birthday. They had not been to this restaurant. Great food, great experience. We have made plans to return for he next birthday in he group and we will be bringing our husbands for either brunch or dinner. Looking forward to it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food
    FTWF
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The food was fantastic!!!! Service slow but worth the wait.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent time at Kitchen 428
    Discouraged
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Really enjoy going to Kitchen 428. Great service and food in a pleasant atmosphere. We love the bar, Mojo's, too. All-in-all this is a great place to spend the evening. Food is vastly improved over an earlier trip to Kitchen 428 about a year go. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth a return visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    A very pleasant surprise for a family dinner. Everyone felt it would be a "repeater"... excellent service...only feedback is that the meat was cooked more than expected. Steak ordered as medium rare and served medium. Hamburger ordered medium and served well. In all other ways, the meal was delicious. The ribs were especially noteworthy falling off the bone and bbq sauce excellent. Great kid's serving...they really know how to cut an apple for a 2 year old...he gobbled it up! Reasonable corkage fee which I appreciate.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a few issues
    firstimpression257
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    So we were sat and offered water. We waited 10 minute before we got asked if we wanted any drink. This whole time we have no bread or anything to snack on, she didn't even asked what we wanted for starters. So another 15 minutes go by. We finally order .she then brings out our bread to snack on. My mother asked for lemons(they brought 2) my mother finished her water & had to flag down our waitress to get more water and lemons. By then a 50 minutes goes by and we are on our second round of bread and chatting. After an hour I get my starter and then immediately following we get out entire meal. My steak was cooked perfectly. my mom's food.. Terrible, warm salad, barely any sirloin meat especialy for the price. Was not impressed. No tip.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty good
    Veggie
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Service was a little slow, maybe not enough servers. Food was pretty good. Not much attention from server, had to take bill up myself after waiting 10 minutes
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fun Place with lots of history
    BillEBoy4food
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We enjoyed both the Kitchen428 and Mojo's Lounge next door! We will be traveling from Palm Springs to Bend, Oregon just about once a month. We always stop in Woodland as the halfway overnight. We will be going to Kitchen428 for dinner every time we visit Woodland. Food and ambiance are wonderful.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happydiner
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Mojo's is our favorite restaurant in Yolo County. The food, ambience and service are always excellent. Even though it is busy we never feel rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 68 reviews are from the Kitchen428 Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Our favorite dining experience
    2fromRdg
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We live in Redding, CA, and happened to be in Woodland about 18 months ago. Kitchen 428 was recommended to us for dinner by our motel. The entire experience was totally awesome!!! We've referred several friends to them if they will be anywhere near Woodland (i.e., Sacramento, etc.) The food is creative (beet salad is sublime), beautifully presented, tastes wonderful, the wine list is good, the wait staff very friendly, even when busy. Their pastry chef's choices are wonderful, too -- blow your diet on the Meyer lemon cheesecake! We made the trip this week, SPECIFICALLY, to have dinner there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best shortribs around. Slow cooked.
    DCvisitors
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We are always pleased here. Friendly service and a nice menu with good specials.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Favorite place to eat.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Love the beet salad. Rib eye is like butter. Lots of variety for all. Delicious and healthful foods at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable!
    FairVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We had a late dinner (began at 9pm) with a group of 6 the night prior to our son's graduation. Service was excellent, parking was easy, seating was not packed together. Overall great! The only thing I would change is that my ribeye was medium and I ordered it medium rare.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice and Quiet
    lovetoeat
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This was a very nice, quiet restaurant with outstanding service. We celebrated my son's graduation with lunch since his ceremony was in the evening and we were pleasantly surprised with this gem of a restaurant. It was small and intimate and we were able to have good conversation. Did I mention the great service? The food was good, but the service will definitely bring us back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Real Find
    good2enjoy
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Woodland is a historic small town with a rural feel, it was a nice surprise to find a farm to table ecellent restuarant with an calm but upscale menu and wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TSLACHOW
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We've eaten a lot of Prime Rib over the decades and it doesn't get any better than this! Tom and Lucy
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for lunch
    SatisfiedCustomer
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Used 428 for large family lunch after son's graduation from college. Place was quiet, food was good, and service was attentive. I would definitely go to Kitchen 428 again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the price
    TammyS
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We came here for dinner on a Sunday afternoon. The atmosphere is very casual, the service was OK and the food was OK. I started with the spinach strawberry salad, which was, BY FAR, the highlight of the meal. I had the rosemary & red wine braised beef short rib. The beef tasted OK but not a lot of wine or rosemary. My dish also came with a bland squash succotash, which was fine - but it didn't really add much to the dish. The problem I have is that it was NOT a $22 meal. $14, maybe $16, but not $22... not with a screaming kid sitting 4 feet away and a water glass that spent a lot of time empty. All told, we spent $111 + tip - not worth it! If I had to go again, I would probably order the strawberry spinach salad and add some chicken to it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Saturday lunch
    Onehorsetown
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Able to make reservations last minute for out of town guest lunch. Great good, sat in nice corner with plenty of room. Did however add a 17% tip to bill that I felt was steep for a sandwich lunch of 6 people.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good again
    Joel
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    This was our second visit, and it was just as good as the first time. Food and service were both very good. It was a Sunday evening, and was very quiet. A/C was cold.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FIRST TIME
    NAPAJIM
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    THIS WAS OUR FIRST VISIT TO KITCHEN 428. IT WAS A VERY PLEASANT EXPERIENCE. I LIKED THE BAR AREA, CLASSIC "OLD BOY'S " KINDA PLACE. THE RESTAURANT WAS ALSO NICE. SERVICE WAS SPOT ON THROUGHOUT THE MEAL. STEAK WAS TASTY AND TENDER, BURGER WAS BIG AND JUICY AND THE KAMIKAZE WAS EXCELLENT. A NICE DESSERT WAS PROVIDED FOR OUR FRIENDS ANNIVERSARY. WOULD GO AGAIN NEXT TIME WE ARE IN THE AREA. NAP
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch experience
    clearmist
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We visited Kitchen428 for lunch on a road trip to Yosemite. The food choices were excellent for our multi-generational family, entrees split easily for smaller appetites to share and we enjoyed the excellent presentation of delicious cuisine.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Great addition to Woodland and Yolo County. Owner on site and went out of her way to talk to us & seemingly all patrons.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale dining in Woodland, CA
    NDChan
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We were delighted to find a nice upscale restaurant amongst the Mexican and BBQ places in Woodland, CA. The food was good, the atmosphere was very nice and the service was good. My short ribs were a bit dry, but the ciopinno was very good. We will dine there again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Thank you for a wonderful Easter Brunch. My sister was here from Seattle visiting and she loved the place. I really like the unique way that you present the check to customers....I will be back!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem for now
    Hurk
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Date night with the wife and found this great place from a posting from Yolo County Visitor Facebook page. Our waiter Louis made us right at home, answered all our questions without felling rushed! The food was prepared and presented with great care and quality. The atmosphere is rustic with de-door and windows on the celling and walls. Having been in the restaurant business myself for twenty years this place deserves you try it at lease once. I know my wife and I will be back and probably make this a go to restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Table needs space
    libraryvolunteer
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Food great. We sat at the table next to the door between the restaurant and the bar. Constant stream of people and noise. Could not carry out a decent conversation because of the noise. Would go back but only if we could sit at a different part of the establishment.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A++ Restaurant in Woodland
    happywoodlander
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Overall experience is great. Food is always good and service is great. So happy to have a place to bring out of town guests.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed our dining experience
    Josefinamarie
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We hadn't ever eaten in Woodland, and decided that since we were attending a concert at Mondavi, we'd try a Woodland restaurant. This was a great choice. Good service and interesting, fresh, local food. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We headed north from Davis
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    We headed north from Davis and were thrilled to find Kitchen428. We will be back!! The food was yummy, service great and atmosphere relaxed and peaceful!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot winter date
    kwahdavid
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    It was all a lot better than good. Tried the winter beet salad. Refreshing. Tried the clam chowder a Friday must. Had the clam and salmon cakes. Meaty. Instead of very grudging amounts of meat. Had the portobello cap as an entree. Yummy veggie meal
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best airport dining
    JeeLaw
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We picked up friends from Sac airport and wanted a good meal on the way to Wine Country. Kitchen428 was perfect. Close to airport took 113 to 80-so convenient and food and service were great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our Discovery, again!
    Timothy
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    We live in the east bay and we need no occasion to drive 1 hour to have a wonderful dinner. We told our cousins, who live in Rocklin, to meet us half way at a restaurant that we discovered about a year ago. They love good food and atmosphere as we do. Again, we were not disappointed on any level... Good happy hour drinks, great service, great food and good company makes for a fun get-a-way for dinner. We always have a great dinner experience at our 'discovery'! Your darn right we will come back to do it all over again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had to be in Woodland for
    TandTVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Had to be in Woodland for a family event but needed dinner before. Made a reservation for an early dinner. The wait staff was very attentive. The food was very good. The restaurant is very nice and comfortable. Love the old doors hanging from the rafters. Really a lovely dinner. Our waitress was excellent. She didn't hover but was there whenever needed. Would go back again if in Woodland. The short ribs were really good. Large portion so I took half home for lunch the next day.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food, terrible waiter
    Patty
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I am sorry to report that while Kitchen 428 has fantastic food, our waiter, Michael, very nearly spoiled our evening. His mood ranged from zero personality to acting ticked off that he had to wait on two women for dinner. When we asked him to describe the specials, he was unenthusiastic, acted bored and did nothing to make the specials sound special! The food at Kitchen 428 is excellent. We were disappointed that our enjoyment of the evening was affected by the waiter's attitude.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, good value
    elalmirante
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The menu is very interesting. Best sliders I've ever had. We had brunch last Saturday. Great prices, all you want Mimosas for $12, good Brunch menu. Service was great. They have a good draft beer selection and full bar. We have also eaten in the restaurant, and enjoyed the food there as well. Worth the drive to Woodland.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.