Kimi's Chop & Oyster House

4.7
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Nestled in the heart of Sugarhouse, you’ll find Salt Lake City's newest, freshest, hippest, sexiest Oyster Bar in town! We source our Oyster's, Fish & Seafood directly from Seattle, Prime & Wagu Beef from Snake River Farms in Idaho, Morgan Valley Lamb along with numerous other locally owned small farmers and cheese artisans.
What isn't new about this restaurant concept is local restaurateur, Kimi Eklund and her long time Chef, Matt Anderson. With superior quality restaurants under their belts, "Absolute! Restaurant, Dijon Bistro Provencal and Kimi's Mountainside Bistro" this new culinary delight is their best hit ever!
Warm, glowing fire pits welcome their guests as they walk up to the front of the restaurant. Entering the Oyster Bar the stage turns elegant and chic, welcoming you to the most delightful ambiance to devour your chops & oysters!
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BP
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic ambiance and food was on point!! We loved it and will continue to come back! Thanks Kimi!!

JS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service- our group was very we’ll attended to and the menu selections were great. The appetizers including oysters were very good. Our group of eight was more than satisfied- we highly recommend Kimi’s.

DD
Salt Lake City
11 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Memorable Thanksgiving meal. Kimi has the room looking spectacular for the holidays. One of our local fine dinning gems. Romantic; delicious!

C
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife ordered the surf and turf which was to die for. 5 year old son ordered the coconut balls which we enjoyed as well. I ordered the turkey special which was delectable. Wife ordered 3 oysters which in turn she wished she ordered more. Highly recommend this establishment for a special night out. We will be returning as we live in the Sugarhouse area.

FD
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We held a customer lunch at Kimi's and it could not of worked out better, the service, food, and ambience made the customer feel important and appreciated the lunch.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and very polite staff who were friendly and helpful with the menu. Will def be coming back

EL
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service, drinks, and food was excellent. Oysters weren’t amazing, but to be somewhat expected in UT - decor and ambience was nice if not slightly out dated. Bartender was great!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kimi was lovely. The staff and food were perfect. This is a wonderful venue for a special occasion. And free parking to boot!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Service and food were excellent! Kimi was clearly highly engaged and making sure all was well!

JL
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had a Saturday 5 PM reservation prompted by a gift card from the Hogle Zoo auction but came at 4 PM after our meeting ended early. A bit quiet as most guests do not arrive until about 6-8 pm. Food is not served until 5 PM but there is a great selection of appetizers. We chose the cheese fondue (haven't had fondue in years) with Brussel sprouts, peppers and bread along with a couple of drinks. Tasted outstanding. At 5 we moved into the dining room for dinner and ordered seared tuna and the halibut special. Again both delicious. Service was prompt and attentive and we had a great conversation with JB, our waiter. Finally, we had to leave as we had eaten all the food, but will definitely be back. Parking is conveniently just outside the restaurant.

w
Salt Lake City
19 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It always is discouraging to see the mark up on wine, makes it hard to buy a bottle when it's marked up over 100%. But everything else was lovely.

KS
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed a date night at Kimi's. We chose to dine at the bar and the bartender, Kenn, was fantastic. He's a great bartender, but knows the menu well and made great recommendations.

OT
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Beautiful space, atrocious food. The menu sounds wonderful but the food was just no good. Portions were large, service was fine but we couldn’t finish any dish. It all tasted horrible. All on the cook, weird herds, bad combinations, heavy, just weird.

I almost never write bad reviews. I normally want to support the many restaurants I’m privileged to visit. Here I am simply perplexed. How could all the food taste that bad. I feel a responsibility to at least post this warning. I’m sorry to do it.

If you do go start small with one dish and a drink. You’ll know what to do from there.

s
Boise
15 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed another great dinner at Kimi's with a friend. We shared appetizers-clams, fondue, calamari and wedge salad. I love that they split the salad on two plates. The tables are well spaced and the noise level made it easy to talk.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was delicious and service was prompt and lovely. It was very quiet, not a busy night. I hope this business stays in Sugarhouse!!

JD
Salt Lake City
17 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It is always one of our favorite places. Excellent food, excellent ambiance.

DF
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great and the Mixologist makes the best Old Fashion in Salt Lake!

DD
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Highly recommend server Michelle and her hilarious personality! Best oysters in Utah!

W
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a Great evening, my girl friend has said we need to go back at least once a day since we ate here. Very enjoyable from the moment we walked in.

JS
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went to Kimi’s ‘s for our anniversary dinner after Reading reviews. We were not disappointed! We loved the atmosphere, our service was great, and the food was delicious we will definitely be going back!

MB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place - the only complaint was that the weather was not nice enough to sit on the patio ;)

C
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my new favorites when I come into town! Kimi was so sweet! She has done an amazing job!!!

K
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kimi’s always has great food and outstanding service. My favorite SLC restaurant.

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing!! Kimi knows how to make things perfect!

BS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Kimi's was a fantastic experience. My girlfriend and I were seated next to each other on a very comfortable love seat at a large table perfect for a romantic dinner. We started with a delicious fish and bread plate and cocktails, and then had a pork chop and salmon for the main course. Our server did a great job of timing our courses and keeping our drinks full.

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BY FAR THE BEST FOOD AND ATMOSPHERE IN UTAH!

G
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my Mom here for her birthday. Wonderful food and service. Cozy seating made it easy to chat. Will definitely be recommending Kimi's to friends!

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food! The fondue was amazing. Our first visit and will definitely be back!

OT
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful service and good food.

LH
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a delicious meal. Erica was appropriately attentive, she checked in on us at just the right time. It was calm and quiet at the time of our reservation.

OT
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Kimis!! It’s a great space in a trendy part of SLC! Love the food and the service! Our favorite place to take guests!

SJ
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delightful venue for a romantic night out! We sat on a soft shade couch with soft light coming in through the window. Our food was exquisite and the service was amazing. Can't go wrong with this restaurant. Worth the price!

t
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

OT
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic patio
Delicious food
Top notch service (thank you dimitri)

This is an absolute gem in sugarhouse. Can’t wait to come
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OT
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

G
Salt Lake City
16 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and the food was excellent!

K
Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service. I highly recommend.

p
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

DISAPPOINTING! Will not be back! Clicked on Eventbrite advertised as Bourbon & Jazz. Pre paid at 50 dollars each. Arrived to restaurant, waiter really was not informed and did not know too much about the event. He was unskilled in fine dining as well. He stated he had no menu to offer us for viewing Bourbon selection as well as there are no food pairings as well. At that point we should have asked for a reversal to our credit card and left since there were no advance preparations. However, we decided to give it a try. Upon 3rd time asking waiter for options for Bourbon which were scribbled on a piece of paper, he hastily finally opted to let my husband snap a pic of options. He was also not sure of each of their prices. He spoke too fast, walked fast and hopped over a few chairs. This was anything but RELAXING! It was as if you were at morning rush counter behind McDonald's. We ordered baked brie as appetizer. It arrived as a 1-1/2 in square of rind covered up with sprouts including several slices of dry stale bread. Naturally we sent it back and opted for fondue. It was good but at the end of the plate there was the same bread as before only cut up to bite size pieces. Then ordered a berry salad and salmon entree. Berry salad, overdressed with sour vinaigrette and fruit soggy. Entree included shrimp, which were slightly over cooked which makes shrimp rubbery. Salmon slightly overcooked as well. Jazz music was good, if you call a person singing into a harsh environment with zero acoustics. Every wall is surrounded with oversized paintings which do not create any ambiance. Table size awkward and gray chairs are wore out. Foam is shot! Kimi or whoever went around and pulled up a chair and sat with a few guests while blocking navigation for waiters around tables. Overall super disappointing. Do not wast your time at a loud, clanky, uncomfortable, unprofessional, restaurant.

Kimi's Chop & Oyster House
Responded on August 11, 2019

Rosemary Dodds, I would like to inform you that as owner of Kimi's I have the right to offer or deny service to any person I deem unfitting of joining me at Kimi's. You may voice your opinion about how you viewed your dining experience; it's disappointing that you didn't mention it to me when I visited your table. The PRIVATE comments you left me on OT express bigotry which I will NOT tolerate from anyone! I believe in freedom of expression and identity, I LOVE LGTBQ! You're unwelcome at Kimi's!

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M
Los Angeles
90 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to sit at the bar and have a lite dinner and drinks (we have always sat at a table). It was great fun talking to the bar tender. The food is always great every time we have gone there and this was no exception.

ES
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place but on the pricier side, however that's to be expected with such high quality food service and ambiance. The live music band was a nice touch! We'll be back for sure!

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