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Kyoto Japanese Restaurant

4.6
4.6
1007 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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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:45 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:45 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:45 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (801) 487-3525

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Peggi Ince-Whiting

  • Neighborhood

    Salt Lake City

  • Cross street

    1100 East

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,007 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Utah

    Great for Lunch

  • Salt Lake City

    Fit for Foodies

  • Salt Lake City

    Great for Lunch

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  1. AD

    AndreaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a terrific dinner for our anniversary. Great food and service!
  2. O

    Oddastra

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    After only a couple of visits, you'll feel like family. Homey and unpretentious, but classy and professionally run.
  3. m

    maco

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and service
  4. N

    Noodle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy and delicious. The staff was great 10/10 would do again
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Simple lunch on a Friday. The edamame and gyoza were very nicely cooked, and the Pink Power Roll was very creative, as well as tasting great!
  6. JA

    JALE

    Jackson Hole

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Love this place! Wish we had a great Japanese restaurant like this in Jackson! Fantastic food and we always stop in when we’re in SLC!
  7. RR

    RichardR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant in the valley. Not only the best Japanese food, my favorite place to enjoy a fine meal with someone I care about. Not only the food, but the service and hospitality is something you only find when people go through the constant effort to make it a dining experience i want to enjoy again!
  8. NK

    NedK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant experience with friendly service and delicious food.
  9. TF

    TomF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a great evening, our server Sean was very understanding and attentive.
  10. MD

    MatthewD

    Las Vegas

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We were sat 30 min after our reservation… so the night didn’t start great. I will say that our server was amazing. The chicken skewers and steak skewers were great. The rolls and sushi are ok….
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Delicious and Extensive menu. Best dishes were the hot home style noodle soups and appetizers. Loved the tatami room and ambiance and service from our sever was very good. Only criticism was while we were waiting for our dessert to be served a a different staff member abruptly appeared and told us other people had a reservation for our table and we needed to get moving. That certainly could have been handled better- we hadn’t even gotten the check! That said, rest was fabulous so I will be back.
  12. PC

    PCED

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food quality appears to have been sacrificed for mass production. Had to struggle to find the unagi in the unagi roll. Medium steak came as rare. Tempura shrimp was spongy and bland. Teriyaki sauce was a thick unflavored goo.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It wasn’t all that! The food was ok not many choices! The service was slow!
  14. S

    Skyler

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff felt like family, and the food was AMAZING! Pretty quick too for a full-service restaurant. Can't put my finger on it, but the experience was unique and something I've never had before. Love them!
  15. GM

    GenaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in SLC by far! Great service, great atmosphere.
  16. KW

    KrisW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved everything about this restaurant. I can't wait to go back again!!!
  17. SZ

    ShaunaZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect and tasted good. The server was awesome and gave us great service. It was just the noise level that wasnt what we liked but it was ok because we made a reservation and then came early and they seated us by the sushi bar, but it was fine because we got there earlier and they got us in to eat sooner so no complaints. The food was fantastic.
  18. JC

    JayceenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always good and the staff are attentive and helpful. Parking is limited so make sure you leave plenty of time to find on street parking if needed.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    A solid place to enjoy a meal and drinks with friends. The food was good, though I wish there was a tad more variety. The environment and service is amazing, it really makes you feel that you can sit and enjoy your experience with your company. I would come again, but I wasn’t blown away from the food. If you’re interested in visiting the restaurant, absolutely visit — but it’s best to book a reservation (even on slow nights, the wait can be 45-60min).
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The food was pretty good but a bit overpriced. Service was great! Our waitress named Ping provided great service!! Everything overall was good. We may go back after a while.
  21. J

    Jules

    Salt Lake City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    love it here! great food and environment. I have never had a bad meal.
  22. TH

    TroyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the finest and best restaurants in the country. I have loved this place for over 35 years and it is still in my top two places to eat regardless of type of cuisine. Exquisite Japanese food!!! Best Gioza and Miso soup in the world. Food is always perfectly prepared, DELICIOUS and the service impeccable. HIGHLY recommend this restaurant to anyone who values quality, flavor, ambience, value and incredible mouth-watering Japanese food. If I could give higher than 5 stars, I absolutely would.
  23. S

    Steve

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The food was good, I only noticed one fly as other reviews had indicated. The tempura was as wonderful as I had remembered.
  24. NM

    NancyM

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite! My family travels from Ogden for this place.
  25. a

    allesfresser

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience3
    Food was delivered cold by a waitress who clearly had better things to do.
  26. HW

    HeatherW

    Phoenix

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place! We are from out of town but found this place on Open Table because we wanted sushi. We arrived early since we were hungry and instantly liked the atmosphere and were greeted immediately with friendly staff. They have a great menu, reasonably priced and everything was excellent. The place filled up quickly so we were happy we had arrived early! I’ll be back for sure!!!
  27. T

    Tony

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was all very enjoyable. Great service. Very good food at a fair price. We will go bd k!
  28. KF

    KalinF

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Food was gross, lots of flies. The service wasn’t really that great either.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    homecoming dance
  30. MM

    MaryMB

    Salt Lake City

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had not been here in years. The menu is extensive and very well-priced. I thought it was a good value. Service was good. The sukiyaki that I had is hard to eat. Next time I will get tempura or some other finger type food.
  31. RG

    RobertG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    There were flies around our food and table that made dining less enjoyable.
  32. T

    Teehee

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    We like Kyoto's, but the last two times I was there, there were many flies buzzing around our food. Nothing worse than eating raw fish with flies landing on the food. Please rid your restaurant of flies, as it is not only a health hazard, but makes for a poor environment.
  33. RE

    RyanE

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The service was great… the booths need some maintenance. The sushi was cut very small, not great (too fishy) But the sukiyaki was very good. Quite expensive for such small and haphazardly cut sushi.
  34. H

    Hungry5

    Hawaii

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great Food! Large portions! Prices reasonable! Waitress was friendly! Food came out quickly! Restaurant looks dated!
  35. r

    rascal9

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Sushi was very good. Gyoza not the crispy style we like but still good. Shrimp tempura okay, probably won’t order again but get more sushi. Fun/busy atmosphere and pretty noisy. Prices are fair.
  36. M

    Mimi

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I love the ambience at the Kyoto and the food and service are excellent. The reason for 4 stars, was that there were flies inside while we were dining.
  37. JW

    JoanW

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Good food, nice place. Good service. But we were plagued with flies. All around our table and the food. Think we won’t go back until a good hard freeze
  38. JF

    JeanF

    Salt Lake City

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very classic Japanese food. Our booth carpet was a bit used and soiled however. Food is heavily salted but otherwise very tasty. We did have an enjoyable time though. Our wait person was very attentive and friendly.
  39. FJ

    FJ72

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the service was second to none!
  40. WO

    WendyO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, generous portions. We always have leftovers when we order the beef sukiyaki, which is great because it warms up perfectly at home.

FAQs

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

Kyoto Japanese Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1007 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Kyoto Japanese Restaurant

1080 E 1300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84105-1859

Additional information

  • Cross street

    1100 East

  • Neighborhood

    Salt Lake City

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:45 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:45 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:45 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Peggi Ince-Whiting

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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