Kyoto Japanese Restaurant

4.7
747 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
A Salt Lake City icon, Kyoto has delighted literally generations of diners. This cozy restaurant gives the feel of a bit of Kyoto Japan in the Rocky Mountains. Kyoto specializes in authentic Japanese cuisine. House favorites include the Ebi Tempura and Steak Teriyaki. Kyoto is also known for its Sushi Bar. Patrons may either dine at the Sushi Bar or order sushi from a Japanese style booth.

Kyoto Japanese Restaurant was opened by Sam & Yoshiko Tada in 1984. Sam (a native of Kyoto Japan) brought his culinary skills & Yoshiko managed the accounting and service. Both Sam & Yoshiko still participate in the day to day operations of Kyoto.
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JanP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Place was good and very asian feels. Food was great especially the rolls. We ordered a medium-well steak but when served it was raw. So it went back to the kitchen twice, still disappointed with the result because its still raw inside. Me and my family almost lost our appetite waiting because service of the food took “more than an hour” to be served on our table.

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ASaltLakeDiner
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We haven’t been to Kyoto for over 10 years and was so happy they were still in business. Food was delicious and just as we remembered it.

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Katie
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Completely blown away by this place! Food was stunning and priced very fairly, service was impeccable, and ambiance was perfection. I will never go to another sushi restaurant again!

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ASmith
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place to dine. The food was truly amazing and there was plenty to eat. Will definitely dine here again.

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robin
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Japanese restaurant we’ve been at! Everything was great

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JordanM
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good good and atmosphere. The staff doesn’t not Check ok you very often though. Overall a great place to dine.

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JamesW
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good. Portions were very large. They didn't seem understaffed, but service was pretty slow. If you wear a dress, you might not be seated in the "traditional" Japanese booths.

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Marsushi
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such a pleasure to have dinner with marlene and peggi. We’ve been following marlene for the last 20plus years and yet to have her disappoint. We dine at kyoto every week and look forward to the wonderful food and staff.
Bob and jan Bayle.

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KateS
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A family favorite for birthdays and special occasions — my dad lived in Japan for 2 years and says the beef sukiyaki is as close to authentic that’s he’s ever found in the US! We always get some whenever we go; it’s my favorite dish at Kyoto!

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vipPrestonW
Salt Lake City
21 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

great neighbor hood find. great food and people. Peggi is the best Sushi chef around.

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ShaunH
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great servers. The only thing this place is missing is their outdoor dining set up.

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Jennifer
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food anywhere!! Great service reasonably priced. I've been coming here for 20 years - always my first choice.

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ScottB
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Kyoto restaurant. My wife and I both enjoy Japanese food, and we both feel that Kyoto is the best Japanese restaurant in Salt Lake City. It has been a favorite of ours for over 25 years.

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Marsushi
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the sushi was fabulous and the service from peggi and marlene was extraordinary. Our server Matt was very attentive. I would recommend kyoto for over all Japanese quinine and service. We have been long time customers of Marlene’s for over 20 years and have never been disappointed.

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RobertH
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Kyoto is great we love the food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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vipDeeA
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic. Never disappointed.

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HiddenLake
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

We joined another couple for dinner at Kyoto as it was one of our favorite restaurants and we hadn't been for a few years.

WE HAD A HORRIBLE NIGHT.

The server was great, but great stopped there.

The appetizers were OK (salads, miso, tuna tataki)

THEN came dinner. We all have previously enjoyed Kyoto Tempura, so we all ordered our preference (shrimp, seafood or vegetable). Three of us got our orders and my wife had to wait an additional 20 minutes to get hers. None of the Tempura was cooked properly. The batter was white, oily and soggy - not brown and crisp. All the ingredients were undercooked. We ate a little, but it was not good.

THEN - three of the four of us got serious gastro problems that have lasted through the night and into the second day.

WE WILL NOT BE BACK!!!

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TashaP
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It always a great experience here . This will always be a favorite to go to .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kyoto was a fresh reminder that Salt Lake City does have good. After living in Japan , I can confidently say that Kyoto named the taste, texture, and ambiance of a real Japanese restaurant. We really enjoyed the food!

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JennA
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Ordered only sushi, probably should have tried other options. Ambiance was awesome

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DanD
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was absolutely wonderful the food was delicious and we sat outside on the patio which was a little distracting as it's so close to the street. But as usual, I love this place.

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Rachel
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious!!!! Quick service too! Do, make a reservation ahead of time. Parking is tight.

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JaeJ
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

several options for vegetarian sushi lovers. food is fresh and delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with grandchildren.

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MarciaE
Boise
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We are sashimi lovers and the otoro tuna underbelly we ordered was not nice and thick and buttery as usual. It was cut paper thin and was disappointed paying $14 for it. The Hamachi was 10 times better we were expecting the same type of otoro as last time but now will shop around.

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Luvgreatfood
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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MichelleF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the booths, the good variety on the menu got us reminiscing about our trip to Japan, and we vowed to come back soon.

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vipCyndiM
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The teriyaki chicken wasn’t cut up very well. The sushi was excellent.

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AlexE
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food alongside excellent energy! Staff was nice and prompts.

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Cobop
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perennial restaurant still living up to it's rep. Always a welcoming environment. Great service. Food is exceptional.

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EmilyR
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is always so amazing here, the food, the ambience, the staff is so friendly!

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MichaelH
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a treat to visit Kyoto restaurant. The tempura is fantastic, the teriyaki glaze is delicious.

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Kimohana
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was great at Kyoto. Although the place is clean enough, Kyoto is in desperate need of an an update. The food preparation had slipped just a little from before with ‘loose’ sushi rice and more Americanized sushi rolls. But overall still one of our favorite Japanese restaurants.

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PeterC
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is delicious. The service is great. It's more authentic and twice as much at night than during the day. Well worth it either way.

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PaulS
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, liked the waitress, more food than what I was expecting, easy parking. This was recommended by a friend.

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STC55
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening with good food and attentive service.

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LeeB
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was very helpful and our meal was made as ordered.

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vipJimC
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect location for our business meeting of 6 people. The service and the quality were excellent!

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RonS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved their sukiyaki and teriyaki. Friendly service.

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vipPrestonW
Salt Lake City
22 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Peggy and Marleen are the best sushi chefs in Salt Lake. Always friendly and welcoming. All the staff are lovely. Great fresh food

FAQs

Kyoto Japanese Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (801) 487-3525.

Kyoto Japanese Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 747 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.