Kyoto Japanese Restaurant

4.7
830 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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anthonyr
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience like always. Great service. My waiter was excellent in every way. Recommend to everyone

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Ping, was awesome. It being our first time there, she gave us lots of great suggestions on food and drink. The food was amazing. The miso soup was delicious, and The nigri melts in your mouth. The sake was divine. It was my wife's birthday, Ping made her feel so special. Bringing us some sherbert and singing her happy birthday. It's definitely not a cheap night out but between the exceptional service, the high quality food, atmosphere and portion sizes Kyoto is well worth the money!

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GaryM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portion size huge and at a great price! Great place and friendly service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was friendly but just OK. Food was decent too but nothing to write home about. We tried to go once before and was put on an hour wait so this time we made a reservation and got in right away.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and outstanding portions. Thank you!

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Brandon
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Great sushi! I come here often and enjoy the food, but have consistently dealt with rude, unhelpful, and poor treatment from the young girls who work the front counter. This poor service and rudeness also extends to the several phone calls I have made for reservations. It seems that this rudeness comes from immaturity and the possibility that these young girls are experiencing having a job for the first time. If your easy hostess job is too stressful for you to remain kind to other humans, you have a long and difficult life ahead of you…

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Marsushi
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zola was a wonderful server. Food was delicious and cooked to perfection. Sashimi was fresh and yummy.

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vipKenB
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always very good!

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BenT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Amazing food, service and the best sushi rollers in the area

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BarbaraB
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great food.

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JeffB
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable. Limited parking but I still got a parking space.

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vipDateNight
Salt Lake City
27 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food with a lovely Japanese ambiance. Wonderful selection of saki to compliment their sushi rolls, nigiri, and sashimi. The tempura veggie selections are melt-in-your mouth lovely. Oh yeah, they are open Sundays.

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MarciR
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Gyoza was not like it normally is, granddaughter didn't like it at all. That is all that she usually orders. Noticed prices went up since they were closed for a week or so.

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AngelaW
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is always delicious and is best when shared with the whole group.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I find it hard to believe there is a Japanese cook in the kit.

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MaritessT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious Japanese food, and our server is amazing! We celebrate our son’s birthday there every year, and we are never disappointed! Thank you, Kyoto!!!

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AshleyB
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kyoto always has fresh sushi, the flavors of their rolls are amazing, and the decor and ambience are unique.

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JULIOG
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Sushi was just okay, I have had sushi from Harmon that was better. The place was dirty, not filthy but just not clean... Our glass were grimy, the table was sticky and the menus were just gross. I will not be going back.

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Sandlotmom
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good sushi and customer service -- we will be back!

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Brandi
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Overrated. Parking is a nightmare. Service was poor. The gyoza was brought to us late so it was cold. Did not receive the correct sashimi order. Had a reservation and the table wasn’t ready on time while we watched 3 other parties walk in after us and get seated before us.

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EmRT
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is wonderful, the staff were helpful. Good to have a reservation, since it's very popular.

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AngieC
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant, the food was fantastic. Highly recommend!

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MNNN
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food, comfortable seating, pleasant atmosphere, fantastic service!

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JesiG
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

reservation was easy to make, we were seated right away at our reservation time. server was very attentive and helpful. Vegetable tempura was amazing, and all of the sushi was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DELICIOUS!! Highly recommend

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vipKristinaJ
Salt Lake City
16 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It does not get any better than Kyoto.
Put this in your “must try” list.
First time guest- try the Beef Udon”, it won’t disappoint

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Jumbo
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nothing stays excellent forever. This is probably our last visit here. The food was mediocre. The Ebi Tempura was soggy and the service was almost non-existent. We will be seeking another place for special occasions.

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vipKristinaJ
Salt Lake City
17 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salt Lake City’s finest Japanese cuisine. This place never disappoints.
It is a “must try” and a “must return”.

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vipGray
Las Vegas
40 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What's not to like. This restaurant has been one of my favorites since I can remember. Great service and great Japanese food.

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MarciR
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

All of the Sushi rice was ice cold, restaurant was really cold also. Was uncomfortable for dining

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Perfect sushi!’

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AnneliS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience. We enjoyed our entrees—both the sushi and the sukiyaki were authentic and delicious. And the tatami-floored booths set the mood (and were great COVID barriers).

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AndrewW
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is probably the best and most authentic Japanese cuisine in SLC. I've been going to Kyoto for decades and love this place. Highly recommend!

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vipRandy
Salt Lake City
54 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food and service. Dining room could use some updating.

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DouglasT
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from out of town, picked Kyoto based on online reviews and menu. Very pleased!
Very nice ambiance, friendly and attentive service, and delicious food with a wide menu.

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KayG
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Kyoto is a favorite restaurants. My problem when you are busy is the noise level. Don’t know what you can do about that!

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vipKristinaJ
Salt Lake City
17 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Japanese cuisine in SLC.
This is a “must try” and a “must return”.
Kyoto never disappoints.

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yufanx
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The foods taste fair, not impressive. It is an average-level Japanese restaurant.

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vipchefpupo
Salt Lake City
32 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and very attentive service. loved the sushi and the tempura we oreered. excellent!

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vipfooder
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good that I cracked a tooth

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 830 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.