Kyoto Palace Restaurant
Kyoto Palace Restaurant

Kyoto Palace Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.kyotopalace.com/
  • Phone: 408-377-6456
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Happy Hour: Monday-Friday: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (sorry, no OPEN TABLE reservations accepted for Happy Hour)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Yih Chuang
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: We can do wedding receptions or family gatherings up to 180 people on Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 AM until 3:00 PM.
  • Private Party Contact: Dale or Carl 408-377-6456
  • Entertainment: KARAOKE WEDNESDAYS
    Every Wednesday night from 7:00 PM- 11:00 PM. Enjoy the best sushi in the area while being entertained by our amateur singers.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Campbell
  • Public Transit: Bus stop directly in front of Shopping Center and Hamilton Ave. light rail stop walking distance.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Large surface area parking. Also a 4-level parking structure located 300 yards from our building. Drop off young children and elderly at curbside and park in the structure for easy check in.
A word from Kyoto Palace Restaurant
We are located in The Pruneyard Shopping Center in Campbell on the second floor since 1976. We are a teppanyaki restaurant where the chef "chops, dices and tosses your food right before your very eyes". We have the most skilled and entertaining chefs in the area. They will interact with you and your guests for that special occasion. It is a great place for birthdays, anniversaries, proms, graduations and best of all a great place to treat yourself to a fun night out. Enjoy great steaks, seafood and lobster. Also, enjoy the freshest and most exotic sushi prepared by masterful Sushi Chefs.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Kyoto Palace Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
93 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (70)special occasion (68)kid-friendly (53)neighborhood gem (15)fit for foodies (13)great for lunch (10)hot spot (8)late-night find (5)romantic (5)vibrant bar scene (5)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • Commissioner
    Phil
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Kyoto Palace is by gar the best Teppan style restaurant in the Bay Area.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service! Good Food
    JonH75
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We received great service. The cook was fun the the waitress was very attentive but non-obtrusive. The Tropical Mojito was only OK... But the Long Island Ice tea was really good. They gave us some grilled jalapeno's on the side at no extra charge for those that wanted them. I have never seen done before. They were a surprising enhancement to the meal. We will be coming back for more than special occasions from now on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad for its type
    MinnamsVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Not the best Japanese hibachi steakhouse I've been to, but none of them have been particularly great for the food. This one was pretty standard--the showmanship of the chef was fine, nothing remarkable, and the food was adequate, not great. I've been to one or two where the dipping sauces are really great and the extras, like the soup and salad, are better than the norm. Nonetheless, it was the right place to take teenage girls for a birthday party, they all loved it. (It's a bit of a spendy meal for them, though, as the meals are all 22 and above.) Our waitress was indifferent, and the manager was attentive and thoughtful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expensive for what you get
    bulldog
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Noisy I have had better hibachi grill experiences. We were celebrating a special occasion and they did not acknowledege even tho others were being celebrated.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome!
    BRDM
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Love love love Kyoto palace. I have never had a bad meal here and could go every week if I could. Food is awesome and it's a place even my kids will eat at and it doesn't matter too much if they are loud! : )
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Staff did not follow up on request
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This is the second time i have gone to this place and requeated a specific cook. Both times have been birthday parties. The reason for the request is to entertain my guests. Nobody from the staff bothered to tell me (when calling to confirm my arrival, when i checked in at the hostess podium, when we were seated) that the cook we requeated was not available. Most of the cooks there have NO personality and you just sit there and watch them cook your food. If i am going to spend $400 on dinner i expect some excitement for our kids. I wont go back. Housebof Ginji or Benihanas it is!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • So and So
    ERuiz
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The food was great... however as we entered you can smell a bad order.. As if the carpets have not been cleaned in years... A musty smell. All else was great... but 3.00 green tea ice cream ... it looked like 3 teaspoons only ... bowl is really disappointing...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Off to College Party Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This was the perfect way to send our daughter "off to college" with a gathering of friends and family @ Kyoto Palace! One of our favorite dining spots---plus Wed. night was karaoke night and we love to sing listen to music! Very enjoyable evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I went for my birthday, and had a great time. I used Open Table for my reservation and asked for a certain chef and told them it was my birthday. I guess they don't read any of the notes because we didn't get the chef I asked for and they didn't even know it was my birthday. The food was great, but I wouldn't put all the hopes into your directions on the reservation to be listened to. Would eat at again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • drcru@ cruzio.com
    DiArci
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    5 PM reservation was blocked out. we took 4:30P. Even with empty restaurant they would not honer our request to be seated until the entire party was there. Checked room at 5PM and 5:15 PM Still only 4 other tables taken. Food quality has really deteriorated. Service was mediocre. Server was not at all attentive. Always in a hurry. The entire attitude is one of doing everything for their convenience, not focusing on the customer. In the past we gathered at this restaurant several times a year, This visit is our last. They have several competitors, all offering superior service, better food, and as good or better ambiance. Most at a lower price. Location is Kyoto's only strong point.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • eh just ok
    mc10s0r
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Very hard to get the attention of anyone willing to take a second drink order. The food was not a great value for the money but that's not what you expect at a Tappan yakki place. Most of our party was entertained by the non-Japanese chef.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food. Hit or Miss Service
    AgitatedPatience
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Every time I have been here the food has been fantastic! Reservation for 2 people. We arrived to find out there would be a wait, regardless of our reservation. After 30 min we were seated. We were the last ones seated at our table, our order was taken quickly, and we expected the chef to begin shortly there after. However, it took almost 50 min before our chef arrived at our table to START cooking. The whole experience was ~2.5 hours, and we even decided to skip the included desert out of fear of how much longer we'd wait for it. I expect this type of restaurant to take a bit longer, but every time I've been here there always seem to be unnecessarily long delays throughout the experience i.e. seating, food, checks, drink refills.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The food was very good, the entertainment and energy of the chef was great. He made the evening very enjoyable, had a lot of good laughs and the kids loved it!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • KitMenkinVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Always take our grandchildren here for dinner, as well as we enjoy with friends.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a TREAT!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Our family loves coming here as the menu has something for everyone. Even my picky 13-year-old craves the teriyaki steak! The sushi menu is great, too. The cocktail menu is outstanding. I enjoy the teppan shrimp appetizer so much that now I just order teppan shrimp as my meal. The kids menu is perfect for little appetites. The chefs are always entertaining. The wait staff is attentive, polite and very informative. I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tons of fun
    DadWithAHat
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I had the chance to go with a work group. Lots of laughs, a cool vibe, plenty of energy and an entertaining group of employees.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely Going Back
    pbandjamjam
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We ordered dinner plates that were outstanding. The hot soup that came first was wonderful and simple. It was followed by a cold ginger dressed salad that was yummy. The chef was entertaining although he looked like he was tired of the routine. He made a really cool picture of a rooster out of eggs. The fried rice he served up was also very good and all of that was topped off by a perfect main course. I had the scallops and they were cooked perfectly! My husband had spicy chicken and noodles and loved his too. We came with our six month old at his bedtime (6:30) and nobody seemed to mind while I stepped away to the corner to rock him to sleep. It was a great time overall and we'd definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Long wait, mediocre food
    TravelCrzy
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    After making a reservatio through opentable we had to wait 10-15 past or reservation time to be seated only to wait another 45 minutes for our "chef" to arrive. Soup is dishwater, salad if from a bag with a very odd dressing. Tepanyaki is always a fun show and usually tasty due to copius amounts of butter
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun and Consistent
    CaliBard
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Went here for a dinner with my nephew - a hungry 21 year old. We were seated within 15 minutes and the waitstaff was very attentive. We both had the "Prince" (a good dinner value with chicken, beef and shrimp) and a bit of sushi on the side. The sushi was fresh and well made. Our table was all adults and our table chef set aside most of the antics and concentrated on serving the food quickly and efficiently. He didn't speak much, but when he did, he was friendly. The table next to us was a birthday celebration and we enjoyed watching them have a great time. Recommended for a casual date or celebration time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday disappointment
    JLT1005
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I usually come to Kyoto Palace maybe around once a month. I brought my mom this time and it seemed like the staff was just bored. I told the hostess it was my mothers birthday and they forgot to acknowledge it until I brought it up which was after the bill was already delivered - the waitress had no enthusiasm and did not smile the entire time. Was very awkward and disappointing
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We went here for an early birthday dinner with our young children and had a blast! Very entertaining and great food!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just okay..need to remodel
    NinjaKim
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    No what I expected, old tables & chef was boring. The waitress was friendly and were seated within 5 minutes.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A good night!
    EC312014
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Kyoto palace is inconsistent with food taste, but tonight's dinner was flavored well....it is always a good place to go for something special with the kids.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My daughters birthday
    Athena
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The chief did not do all the fun things that they normally do, it was my daughters birthday.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • just ok
    sbytaster
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I had the Kyoto special, which consist of lobster, scallops, and filet mignon. Lobster was good, scallops were really thin, " 1/16 inch in thickness but tasted good, the steak was very chewy, both my wife and I had to spit out pieces that were tough. The cost was 42.00 which was not worth it. If I were to go there again I would order chicken and shrimp.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food/Service/Ambience
    Food4Me
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The food was very good although the scallops weren't prepared for one dish. We have come here several times and was glad to see that they updated their teppan tables or at least refinished them and what appears to be new cook tops. Our teppan cook however only did a couple demonstrations, i.e. tossed a couple items in his hat and had to be asked to make the onion volcano. There were 4 people in our group and one other person at the other end of the table. If the cook isn't going to "put on a show", you don't need a teppan table. So, was disappointed in the presentation aspect of dinner as this person was not a novice cook.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a fun dining experience
    ZGirlVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Fresh. Fun. Entertaining. Teppan-style. See you soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it!
    4Esforkyoto
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We've been coming for years from Santa Cruz, and love it. It's our favorite restaurant. Miguel is our absolute favorite. So yummy, every time!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun night out
    LGDiner
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Went to Kyoto Palace for my daughter's 11th birthday, and she loved it!!! We all enjoyed the chef show and food! Next time we go, I'd be tempted to invite a couple of friends to ensure we get the table all to ourselves.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced. Service was the pits!
    Heather
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Not worth the money! Waitress barely checked in on us for anything. Took 15 minutes for anyone to come for drinks before dinner. Food over priced and just ok. Rice was very good. Not going back . For the price of this place-go elsewhere!
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Teppanyaki The Right Way
    NotEasilyPleasedVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This is Teppanyaki without all the MSG and salt. We really love good Teppanyaki but hate the MSG after effects. High quality food Teppanyaki experience, NICE!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KitMenkinVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Always bring grandkids for their birthday here...sometimes with their friends. We always have a great time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wednesday Needs Training
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    I have been enjoying Kyoto Palace for years and have enjoyed the service and food that we have ordered except on this past visit. All of the help seemed to be complaining about Wednesday's. Seem as if the regular staff has Weds. off and it really shows. Both in service and food quality, it just missed the mark. Looking forward to coming back on Fridays.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Party
    Party
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    we brought some friends that had never been before and the kids loved it. i really enjoy bringing kids there.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grad dinner
    partyoffour
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Food and service were fantastic ! My sons favorite place. We had to get in and out in an hour so he could get to grad night . Everything was perfect !!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so good
    Californiagirl51
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    The atmosphere was pretty noisy. The place was observeably dirty, with greasy fans and duct tape on ceiling. Food was marginal- shrimp tasted not fresh, chicken was thigh meat only. For the price i expected better quality meat. Service was good but rushed. Will go to benihanas instead!
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 57 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 527 reviews are from the Kyoto Palace Restaurant reviews archive.
  • My 1st choice for group dinners
    Bucketlist2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    If you've never been, request Jose and definitely order the fried rice!! They are my favorites @ Kyoto.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service & Clean
    Stingrayz07
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    The service was excellent. Much better than their competitors in the same market. The overall environment was very clean, unlike one of their rivals. Pricing was spot on but the flavor slightly lack that of others.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Okay but not GREAT!
    Kris
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food was good but it isn't Benihana's! The scallops were great and the rest went downhill from there. The shrimp and calamari steaks were rubbery. The steak was pretty good but the food didn't have as much flavor as similar restaurants in this style. The chef was great!!! In the area I'd say this place is number three. 1. Benihana 2. Nijo Castle 3. Kyoto 4. House of Genji/Cathy
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Entertainment?
    Mothersday
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food was good. The fried rice is great & tasted fresh. However i was expecting (hopeing) for a little entertainment & interaction with the chief. We were there for mothers day.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.