Kyoto Japanese Restaurant

4.7
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$30 and under
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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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KL6210
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was amazing as always! You won’t be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kyoto is a wonderful experience. The food is always excellent and the service never disappoints.

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CortneyR
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always so happy with my experience here! Looking forward to coming again

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CyndyB
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We always come here when we visit Salt Lake and the U. Always consistently great!

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AlanD
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic experience!

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BrianS
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

this is the best japanese food in salt lake city, utah

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vipKenB
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

I really like this place, but we may have gotten a new server. He was nice but disappeared a lot, slow service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kyoto is always wonderful. Best place in Salt Lake!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Kyoto. Great food and wonderful people. Nice relaxing atmosphere and very clean

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kyoto is my fave Japanese restaurant and it was soooo good to be able to go OUT to dinner on Mother’s Day. Food was wonderful as usual and our masked server was very attentive and kind. The restaurant had taken all the necessary precautions and we all felt at ease and safe

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vipOneFoodie
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal with our family of four. Three of the four of us were from out of town. Our server Ping was personable, efficient, and provided such excellent service.
The meals we had were delicious and bountiful.

I recommended Kyoto to a couple friends the day after our dinner. We would certainly visit Kyoto again the next time we are in Salt Lake City.

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ReneeK
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious every time. Peggy, Marlene and Adison are amazing sushi chefs who are happy to introduce us to new dishes that bring us out of our comfort zone.

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CarylF
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was authentic, delicious, and plentiful-huge portions for the combination dinners. Nice selection of sakes. Service was prompt and friendly and parking was adequate.

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Nope
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Been here in the past and it’s been decent. Went there on Valentine’s Day with a 930 reservation and the server, Hong, clearly wanted to get out by closing. She was rude and at some points nasty, rushed us through the entire meal, and basically would have ruined our evening had we not gone someplace else after. If a restaurant wants to stop serving immediately upon closing, the time hey shouldn’t take reservations as late as they did. I won’t be going back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food here is excellent! Very high quality and fresh fish for the sushi. The service was slow, but our waitress was nice enough and the quality of food made up for the service.

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Joey
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible combinations and exceptional quality. Would recommend and definitely return.

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KentB
Salt Lake City
18 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. The teriyaki dishes are excellent. He udon is awesome too. Huge size....enough for 2

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The highlight was our entrees which were delicious. I ordered the Combination Dinner with Gyukatsu and Beef Sukiyaki. They were both amazing and I’d absolutely order them again. My husband got the Tonkatsu and the Salmon Teriyaki which he also enjoyed. He said “4 stars.”

We ordered a couple specialty drinks. The Momo was good. My husbands drink was the Yugao and it was weird. My husband thought it tasted like a tire. I thought it tasted like you were drinking a flower.

We also ordered the gyoza for a starter and it was also very good.

Our server was very kind and attentive.

We will definitely go back.

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RalphD
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I noticed that lots of local Japanese families eat there. That's the best review of all I think.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Kyoto is as consistent as anything can come. It is appreciated. Fish is fresh, menu items are delicious, and staff is attentive.

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2015MissMargene
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Kyoto is one of our longstanding favorite restaurants! The food is delicious every single time! The service is friendly and excellent!
We highly recommend it for a romantic date....dinner with friends...or a family occasion with children.
Happy New Year!
Margene and Kevin Conde’

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ccmc
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The sushi was good, but we had to ask for the sushi sauce. The parking is very bad. There's not enough spaces and pulling out was very tight. No one wants to walk from the over flow parking lot.

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Michelle
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Kyoto is a good, accessible Japanese restaurant in SLC!

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DeeA
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our all-time favorite restaurants in Salt Like City!!

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TuesdayC
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant was small but cozy and still comfortable. The food was delicious.

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Afetzer
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent!! Best sushi!!

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DianneF
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good Value
Can be a unsettling if busy and fun folks and servers keep crowding by your table

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good atmosphere

KB
vipKenB
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite sushi in SLC.

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mirandab
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Kyoto, it's been a long-time favorite in our family for wonderful Japanese food in the Salt Lake area. The service is always incredible, too.

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vipCWandMrsCW
Houston
53 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very authentic, good quality, and so very reasonably priced.... we would return as would the local couple we were with. Arigato!

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kat13smith
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here often. The food and service can’t be beat!

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BearDaddy
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Kyoto is always good. The food was good, fresh and tasty.
If I am to critique anything, it would be the rushing to get the order in. My date was a few minutes late and she hardly had her coat off when the server was asking what she wanted. Same thing two minutes later.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service.

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PaulN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Exceptional as usual. I would eat there everyday if my wife would let me

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KarenM
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been dining at Kyoto for many, many years. It's a favorite place & they never disappoint.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

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vipBuddy
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Some of the best sushi I have ever had and I have had a lot of sushi

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LizC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. I’ve never been disappointed. I’m an original customer from when I think the chef who opened Kyoto had just left The Makado. Tada was his name if that’s not the correct spelling. It’s a great fine quality restaurant. My last visit was particularly good. Really great service and fresh hot food. Perfect tempura. My sister was here from Virginia and just loved our early dinner.
Thanks for being consistent in all areas of a good dining experience.

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 611 OpenTable diners.

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