Kimi's Chop & Oyster House
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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We had reservations to watch/listen to a jazz band. Arrived on time, but still waited 30 minutes to be seated. They seated us in a back room, at a back table. We couldn't hear or see the band because of the conversations in the large room with bad acoustics. We requested to move but was denied, even though seats at the bar went empty the entire time. Then they lost our food order. The saving grace was our waiter who went out of his way to help us. Even though they were short on staff, our waiter was a professional.
Never a disappointment. Food and service is always exceptional. This is our go to place.
Mother’s Day brunch
Beautiful building and ambiance. It was my first time there and the server gave great recommendations. The scallops were cooked perfectly. All the seafood was amazing. Everything we ordered was delicious.
The food and service were both excellent, not to mention the beautiful atmosphere.
Such a fun night. Great food, great service, great building. We will be returning, and I will recommend to others.
We went to Kimi’s for our anniversary and had an amazing experience!!! The food, service and atmosphere were absolutely fantastic!! We will definitely be back soon!!
Such a cool spot. We were celebrating my daughters birthday and it was her first time there. We all had fun.
Tim was a great waiter.
This library turned fabulous restaurant is well worth your time. The ambiance is exceptional, albeit a bit noisy and hungry customers crowd in. The food is magnificent. Presentation is even more mouthwatering. Plan to spend extra time enjoying your food, wine and friends. You pay for it but the service and entire restaurant experience make it well worth the price.
Easter brunch buffet was excellent!
We love Kimi's!!!
The service is beyond outstanding!!!!
We are Salt Lake residents that frequently dine at area restaurants, and all five of us were extremely pleased with our experience at Kimi's. The ambience is unique for Salt Lake and since we were a party of five adults, we enjoyed the bar-designated (kid-free) dining room. The cocktails and oysters were terrific. Our party had scallops, fried chicken and tuna, and each of us found our meal to be delicious and perfectly prepared. This was a special occasion so we didn't mind the bill, which was hefty but worth it.
We have been to Kimi's several times. The food is outstanding, the service is outstanding , the place is outstanding. Need we say more!
Always great food and excellent service! It is a great spot for celebrating special occasions! Ambience is so unexpected for Utah!
One word! AMAZING! Just like Kimi!
The Beet carpaccio was well-prepared and plated. It was also flavorful. This was not the case with the portobello mushroom or pasta fra Diavolo dishes. The mushrooms were overcooked and the pasta was flavorless. I salted it twice and asked for some olive oil to give it some body, but that only made it eatable. Tim, our server was awesome. The water runner was utterly unavailable. Tim picked up the slack, but it got to be a bit much by the end of the meal. The wine list is well-selected and fairly priced. We had a tasty Nebbiolo d' Alba. The space is quiet enough and well appointed, but the food just isn't that good.
I think it’s great we have fine dining in SugarHouse. However, for the price (including $42 for the special - fish and chips) I would expect and have had better service and better food. The food was rich and greasy - so much so that I had uncharechyeristic heartburn.
Again - love having fine dining. But for the price, everything should be a level or two higher.
The food was exquisite. We started with Blue Crab lettuce wraps which were a lovely beginning to the meal. Some bread with hummus was also provided, but neither of us are eating a lot of carbs. It did look great, though.
We both got the same dinner entree. It was a sea scallop dish with Brussels sprouts and whipped mash potato. I abstained, but my date said the potatoes were creamy, rich, and properly salted. The scallops were perfectly cooked, tasted fresh, and melted in my mouth. So good.
Ambiance is a bit odd, there are parts that are casual seeming and parts that are more formal seating, but overall it is a very interesting space to eat in and I liked it a lot. Our waitress was friendly and attentive.
The only minor quibble is the price. I think it is a bit overpriced. Delicious, but not $19 appetizer, and $40 entree delicious. Perhaps if there were other bonuses provided I would say yes, but this was pretty basic as far as all of that goes.
I would return once I save up the money.
Overall we loved this restaurant. The food was amazing, the atmosphere great and though it's a bit pricey we felt it was worth the money. The only hickup to the evening was the server couldn't split our check to accommodate how we wanted to pay. She had to split it 4 ways which left us to make up the difference amongst ourselves. Definitely not something we expected at this type of high end establishment.
Our waiter TIM was fantastic and really added to an enjoyable evening.
Everything at the restaurant was amazing. There was a party that came in after we were there that was loud and uncouth. Jeremy did a fantastic job for us. The filet special was outstanding. I would definitely dine there again!
It was nothing special. The appetizer was bland and meal just oK
Amazing for parents and family. A must go!
I will ALWAYS support Kimi's. Not only is the food amazing, the service professional/friendly/timely, but Kimi herself embodies the definition of "good hostess." She is warm and welcoming and this attitude spreads throughout the organization. I love Kimi's and simply do not get to go often enough!!
This visit, I had a delicious halibut dinner. My son had the mac and cheese with shrimp and bacon. We shared a fabulous bottle of premier cru chablis and a lovely dessert. All fantastic!
Food was amazingly innovative. Kimi was present herself which demonstrates her passion for this business and it clearly showed through in the food and service. Have been there before with my wife and then came back with a group from my work. Will be back.
Great food and great service. I look forward to my next cocktail hour/dinner at Kimi's.
The food was very disappointing for the price and ambiance. The service was also a bit disjointed, as only one server was responsible for all the tables being served during lunch
Amazing food and great atmosphere. Perfect place for a date night.
We had a very enjoyable evening. The food was superb and the waitstaff even better. Could night have asked for a more completely wonderful dining experience.
Great food, excellent service, calming decor.
Unique restaurant - interesting interior, nice lounge space and real bar. Food portions are large but good quality. On the pricey end, but worth it.
Waiting area is cold and unwelcoming. It would have been nice to have the option of waiting in the bar with a drink - it wasn’t busy.
Went there for my birthday and had an excellent time with my childhood friend. She had the scallops and I had the fillet with crab. Both were phenomenal!
We had a reservation and have been to Kimi's several times, My usual complaint is always their slow service but this time was extra slow. We had a reservation and were seated very fast. Once we sat down we waited 10min to get water and a server, I said I wasn't sure what alcohol drink I wanted but my husband ordered a lemonade, We waited an additional 10min for him to come and ask if I had decided on a drink, at this point we had been sitting there for 20min with nothing but water, I told the waiter we had jazz tickets and needed to hurry, We had arrived at 6:45 and left at 8:15, 15 min after our game started. The service was slow, there was a private party in the restaurant so there was NO music on, usually Kimi plays weird music for how sexy and cool her restaurant is but this time it was so boring all we could hear was the people in the private party laughing and talking. Kimi's has such good food and a cool ambience, I really hope she can get it together with her staff and figure out that she needs cool sexy music not 80's,90's or no music to fit her vibe of her restaurant.
The food is outstanding, as delicious as the restaurant is beautiful. Kimi’s is a wonderful host. Best restaurant in Salt Lake.
I believe Kimi lives at the restaurant. Her dogs barked for two hours in the upstairs bedroom, until she finally came up and took them for a walk. The food was good, but overpriced. Kimi didn't schedule enough servers, and our server had way too much going on. We waited 10 mins for a greeting, 20 mins for wine, 40 for apps, and almost an hour and a half for entries. As a comparison, we were at Market Street Oyster Bar two nights before, spent half as much, had much better food, and timely service. We eat out a lot and we've worked in restaurants, so we know what we're talking about. And I almost never post reviews, but this had to be shared.
That said.... I had the best dinner guests a guy could ask for, and would gladly spend time with you guys anywhere anytime.
A unique and beautiful atmosphere! Kimi and the staff are exceptional and accommodating in every way; and the food is simply amazing. A one of a kind experience in the sat lake area for sure!
We had heard a commercial on the radio for Kimi’s Chop and Oyster house and figured why not try it out. The food was delicious. Our waiter was awesome and very tentative to our request. We will definitely be back!
A fantastic experience from start to finish. Everything was very prompt, even thought we tend to be just fine with a very relaxed pace. We just ordered a number of tapas selections and we absolutely thrilled at every single one of them. Plating was gorgeous, food was fresh and expertly prepared. I fell in love with the Sugarhouse 75 and will certainly order this again. This is a venue for an elegant night out and you should plan to spend time there and just savor the experience. The decor is absolutely stunning! We will definitely return when we have another special occasion or just want to really treat ourselves out. This is high end food at a premium, which we were just fine paying based on the value we received. LOVELY!!!