Kyoto Japanese Restaurant

4.7
723 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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MarciaE
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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MichelleF
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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

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AlexE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
21 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

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MarkS
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant. Great location, tasty food, nice ambiance, easy parking, and super friendly staff.

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lindak
Salt Lake City
13 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been going to Kyoto for years. They never disappoint! Everything is so delicious.

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VirginiaP
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

One person got their dinner served 15 minutes before the other 3 at the table, they forgot to do one order for my 98 yr old mom. They did however, comp hers. Ther tempura batter was thick and white very poor quality for the Kyoto. I am hesitant to come back at this point, There are a couple of other Japanese restaurants that surpass in quality. Personally, I think the quality has dwindled since original owners. Was very disappointed this last visit to say the least

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vipAdamant
Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service and sushi nigiri in town

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ChrystalC
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was absolutely delicious. Had a great time with great food. Thanks guys!

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Bigs14
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Delicious food. Outstanding service. Our food came to our table promptly.

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JenniferC
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kyoto is one of the most understated sushi restaruants in SLC. The fish is always super fresh and they source responsibly. Their menu has a wide range of fun delicious appetizers to share. Peggy, their sushi chef, has been nominated for a James Beard Award. Where else in SLC do you get that?! Also, they typically have super fresh Uni 7 & Spanish Mackerel nigiri, as well as an assortment of rolls.

If you like a wide range of crazy rolls deep fried, on fire, and covered with mayonnaise it might not be your first choice. They have good ones but not the variety of those types as other sushi restaurants. However, if you care about the fish above all else, this place is so fantastic. They also have a great lunch menu!

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MorganH
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal, loved the atmosphere, service, taste of the food, all for a reasonable price!

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AndreaP
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Kyoto is a family favorite. The menu has a wide variety of Japanese dishes to accommodate all. We love the sitting under the table and the authentic Japanese waitresses. My husband speaks Japanese with them.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Delicious food. I was really surprised!

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LiliC
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Food is blah and overpriced but staff was friendly and quick

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Retirement from college volleyball

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CelesteP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Wonderful environment, service and sushi. Great Utah classic sushi spot.

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DebP
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service

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SophiaH
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Going to Kyoto was amazing as usual! My boyfriend and I go frequently and we always have an amazing time there. The food, setting, service, and cleanliness are always spot on! Excited to come back!

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MartinD
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food - lots of choices - excellent service and ambiance.

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vipKristinaJ
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing quality, service and experience. “I’m hooked”.
This is a must try & a must return.
Fresh fish.

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vipPamelaH
Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite. The lunch box is an amazing value!

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vipSI808
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Kyoto is a Sushi and Japanese dining restaurant. Only did sushi on this visit and it was good as usual.

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vipKristinaJ
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great price.
We will keep returning.

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MelodyV
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super yummy food and my family had a good time. The food came fast and the server was super nice. I really enjoyed it and plan on coming back

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DennisL
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Excellent food and you’ll be pleasantly pleased with the cost. Excellent service!

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Shepism
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kyoto has been a favorite for many years. It's close, comfy, quiet, and they always make me feel at home. I have favorite dishes, but my go-to is the steak and sashimi combo. Always yummy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great , very good

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 723 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.