Kyoto Japanese Restaurant

4.8
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
581 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
What 581 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
KB
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite sushi in SLC.

CW
Houston
50 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!

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

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

b
Salt Lake City
1 review
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.

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

Great food and service.

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

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

KM
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.

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

Great food and atmosphere

B
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

LC
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.

b
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. Service and recommendations fo food was excellent. I had the seafood tempura and it was more than enough food for two people. Tried warm sake for first time.

FG
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the ebi (shrimp) tempura and a teriyaki steak. The tempura is very light and it at all greasy. The steak was extremely, cut- with-a-fork-tender, and very flavorful. The teriyaki glaze, complimentary and not overpowering. Very attentive service. Got there right at 5 with a reservation. Gets busy quickly. I've been going there for about 40 years. Always outstanding.

LS
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service and all is A+!!! Food and ambiance is so authentic. Tempura batter is so light and not greasy! Great place to take family, friends and loved ones..

KB
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time! Service was great!

B
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kyoto is a go to higher end sushi place for us in SLC. The service is always great, the fish is fresh and the ambiance we love. We enjoyed the flight and sashimi this time and added on some additional nigiri for the fatty tuna and suzuki. Highly recommended for years!

OT
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice restaurant and excellent food! It was a little loud, but that’s only because the people in the booth next to us were extra loud talkers. The service was good, but we were overcharged an extra entree. The person paying the bill didn’t catch it...I called the next day and they fixed it and were so nice about it. We’ll definitely be back!

S
Salt Lake City
31 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great, traditional Japanese food. Highly recommend.

GW
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food is good quality, but it's the basic, what do Americans want offering. Surprised to see it rated as high as Takashi. Nothing disappointing, just average. If I was local, I would go for convenience.

SP
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice ambiance and food was delicious. Large portions, could have shared the entree.

MG
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife there for our anniversary. The service, food, and atmosphere was simply perfect.

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

always great food and service

OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Felt a tad rushed by the waitress . Not crowded and I was w friends I hadn’t seen for awhile

KM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing the service was great the best sushi we ever had !

KH
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kiyoto never disappoints. The quality of the food is consistently wonderful and the service is top notch. I have been visiting this restaurant since I was a young girl and have never been disappointed.

DO
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere and delicious food. The Teriyaki steak was the best I have had.

P
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent as usual. The only complaint heard at my table of 7 women were that the portions were too large (and only because a couple of them would have shared had they known).

OT
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Went to Kyoto July 23rd for a birthday celebration for my daughter. Food, service and value are always excellent. The problem we had was with how absolutely filthy the floor of the room was in the private room. The floor was greasy, dirty, old food just sitting there. Really disgusting. Had a napkin that looked "previously used". Not sure who's in charge of cleaning the room/vacuum up from the earlier guests to our reservation but it was as bad as I've seen, anywhere. It appeared that nothing was cleaned between reservations. We will eat there again but hopefully this isn't a sign of things to come.

SB
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was pretty good. Make sure you specify if you want fried or steamed vegetables. Sushi just ok, but only tried 1 roll. Nothing that blew me away. Honestly, the wife and I were calling it a quiet tepenyaki. Will go again for sure, haven’t really scratched the surface on menu yet.

LS
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A+ in all!!! We love going to this restaurant every time we are in SLC, Utah.

HW
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kyoto is always are easy go to. Food and Service is always great!

SL
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wish things were not quite so fast! We were in and out in 45 minutes! Less a dining experience than fast food—albeit very good sushi.

P
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, excellent service, have been going there for years and love it.

OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Japanese restaurant in SLC

Report
OT
Salt Lake City
21 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Kyoto is a family favorite. It is consistently wonderful food and an excellent food value. The service is friendly and welcoming. Kyoto has been a neighborhood favorite for many years

DA
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprisingly good sushi. Menu items seem a bit expensive at first glance, but there serving sizes are large.

OT
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had enjoyable birthday dinner

TP
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We would recommend Kyoto to anyone. They are very accommodating, and welcoming to all!! Peggi & Addy at the sushi bar are the BEST!! MAKE A RESERVATION!! This restaurant is sooo busy, you'll want to make sure you do!!

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with my daughter. Son in law does not come due to an issue we have had in the past with cross contamination. He is allergic to shell fish. We told the waitress at the time. He still had a reaction. Now, my daughter and I have dinner here only when he is busy and cannot make dinner. Food is always great, service always good as well.

OT
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints. Great variety of Japanese dishes to choose from, and they are all delicious.

S
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far my favorite Sushi place in Salt Lake! Service is great, too.