Kimono Restaurant

4.8
432 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Kimono welcomes you to a great experience and fresh sushi, seafood, and steak. Where we take customer service seriously and make every visit remarkable.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Steak, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Friday 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday 3:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(707) 750-5418
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Hiroshi Sekita
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
St Augustine Drive
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Parking details
Free valet, along with on-site available parking!
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Public transit
There is a bus stop located near the restaurant.
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Entertainment
Great teppanyaki show, where the shrimps fly and fire twirls.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 432 People Are Saying
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RB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was for my Son’s Birthday. Everything was great, the only issue was with parking. The parking lot is much too small.

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P
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed evening with my husband. Ordered Kimono w Chicken, Shrimp and Steak w squash, soup, salad.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a blast. The food is delicious, the entertainment value was fabulous. Food is a bit pricey, but worth the splurge.

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DH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great dining experience. 😊

Had a good business meeting.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First time to this kind of restaurant and definitely won’t be my last! I had so much fun! The chefs are very talented and funny! Dinner and a show!

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PW
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a fun time with teppanyaki! Our chef's name was Diaz and he was very entertaining. We had a birthday guest & he was very attentive, making her laugh. The only problem I had was the smoke from the cooktops accumulated so it got a bit uncomfortable when the dining room got full. The shrimp was overcooked but my steak & veg were great. It's a bit pricey but it is dinner and a show, after all!

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S
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Walked in, knowing I would go home and have to wash my clothes. Very smoky inside. Very smoky outside as well. Went home...clothes are in the laundry! Entertained by the chef!

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P
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and a great atmosphere. A definite place for holidays and celebrations.

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MB
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and food -

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MH
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

It was great love the food the workers are nice I had a wonderful time

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HC
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy food with a great show and always new people to meet and share your table with!

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AV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been there twice now and both times we were left thinking that this place is
Way better than Hana Japan and Benihana.
nuff said.

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MW
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a family dinner. Folks had never been to Kimono and we sat at the Hibachi grill table.. it was so much fun and we even got to know the other people who sat at the table with us. The chefs are really personable and they know their moves and create such fascinating meals that are truly unforgettable. We will come again and bring new people every time! The chicken fried rice is incredible.. so fresh I will never order it from anywhere else!

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JV
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The only problem was grill was not turned on. Even when hot our cook took forever to come. Finally I had to go get him...grill was plenty hot. This never happened before but dinner took way too long.

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A
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun night out for my husband’s birthday dinner. Service was on point, the food was delicious and the hibachi style cooking was very impressive!

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KX
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat. Tepan style without the chain restaurant feel.

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P
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Usually very happy there. It may have been a bad night but one not wanting again. Lobster very salty, expressed. Given a hard time on charges. May have been ok but changed order to a different menu instead of just showing lobster was taken off our order we made, became confusing. Will take a break from our favorite place now and will probably not order Lobster meal again.

Had taken a friend for the first time so was somewhat embarrasing.

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LP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great time! Food and service is always top notch.

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C
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun place for preteen or teen birthday. Tables seat eight. Fun and entertaining.

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LL
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had cooking tabletop. It was very nice to also be able to order from menu also. Show was very nice, and vegan tabletop meal was interesting to watch. Food was excellent both for our vegan and meat eaters. The children love this place!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite sushi place with the best wine selection!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for birthdays celebrate my 2 sons birthdays dinner. Our server was amazing fast and friendly. Our chef put on a nice little show. Everything was fresh and tasty.

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TH
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Good: We had a great time celebrating my wife's bday with daughter, BF and granddaughter. This is like Benihana's but a bit more personal, freindly and compact. The food was great. The cocktails were excellent. (I could get spoiled there.) The service was great. The ambiance, once seated was great. It's always entertaining to watch the chef performing acrobatics with the food. The clientele was casual and friendly, which is nice when a place is crowded.

The not-so-good: It's really popular. Making it crowded and very, very loud. Valet parking is practically a must as parking lot can't accommodate as many cars as restaurant can accommodate diners. It's a bit pricier than I imagined. Easy to hit $75/plate with drinks, dinner, tax and tip. $100/plate if you really go whole hog.

I would highly recommend you get seven friends and family together, reserve a table and go have a blast at Kimono if you find the Japanese steakhouse concept to your liking.

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KJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! We love coming here to celebrate our birthdays!

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h
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fun dining with your chef preparing the food in front of you.

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LP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this local restaurant always a go to favorite when folk are from out of town or for celebrations.

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EH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We originally picked Kimono because it was midway between our two families. Now, we make it a destination! The food is great and the chefs are engaging. It's dinner and entertainment that the whole family can enjoy.

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TT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great showmanship by the Tappenaki chef. Delicious food, friendly atmosphere.

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P
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and fantastic service! I will recommend to everyone.

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SP
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just like Benihana with some employees who came over from there. Very friendly and in the neighborhood with free valet parking. Pricing comparable and usually crowed on most nights but walk ins welcome. Also great sushi and if you like Hamachi Kama it’s very well prepared. Mmmmm good!

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JN
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service was good, but our chef was slow, hesitant and non-energetic. I've been here a few times and this was the first time I experienced a subpar chef cooking our food on the grill.

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OT
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sashimi is always fresh and the waiters are all kind and courteous.

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MC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Over priced Benihana like restaurant, but not quite there.

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L
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Cooked food still tasty but could be served at a hotter temperature.
Sushi still yummy.

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d
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome experience like always!

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JM
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lots of fun! The service is great and the chefs are friendly and talented. They took my special request in stride (to cook seafood separate from the other meat). A bit expensive but that’s expected at a hibachi restaurant. Parking is terrible but there’s free valet. They even take your picture at the end and give you a free copy!

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CR
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time for my anniversary dinner with my husband! Good food!

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OT
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience. We had a delicious meal and always love to view the beautiful aquarium

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E
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our chef was great. Food was delicious and our waitress was very pleasant. Overall we had a great time.

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B
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food 💯
You want good food, come here. Entertainment 💯
You want a show, impress your guest, come me here.
You asking how much it cost ....
You don't need to come here

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