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For 2
Date
Sat, 2/17
Time
8:00 PM
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Kyoto Japanese Restaurant

4.7
362 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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  • Authentic
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(801) 487-3525
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Sam Tada
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
1100 East
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 362 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.5
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

Sushi was excellent as it always is. We didn’t have a server, the manager took our order. Several tables around us that were seated later received their sushi. I asked someone if we had a server and mentioned we had been there awhile and had not seen a server while everyone around us was being served. All our appetizers and meal came immediately at the same time after that. Disappointed, we eat here often and the service is usually great and quick.

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MelissaE 
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Wonderful food, great value, and nice atmosphere. The only possible improvement wouldbe in having more space for parking.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We waited for our table for 20 min after our reservation time. Then we waited 10 min for our drinks. After the bad start everything was good.

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Pupples (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The fish was fresh and delicious. Great vegetarian options too. Loved the vegetable tempura, it was incredible with so much variety. The service was on-point, our waitress had it dialed in and took really good care of us. We left satisfied, with leftovers, and had a delicious, relaxing meal.

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OpenTable Diner (El Paso)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We got seated fast. Took a long time for someone to get our orders. Food came out fast but was NOT fresh. The rolls had minimal to no fish.
Would not go there. I can get more at a grocery store for less, and fresher.

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David 
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Whenever we want beef sukiyaki, this is the place we come to. Always delicious.

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ganzelom (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Nice restaurant with good food. We enjoyed eating there very much. I would recommend giving it a shot.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Kyoto is always perfect. Traditional Japanese and great sushi. Very popular. You will love it!

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vipbecky (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Kyoto never disappoints. This is our go-to for sushi in Salt Lake.

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Camicurean (Salt Lake City)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

While this is still one of the most authentic Japanese restaurants in Salt Lake City, the new owners of Kyoto are starting to step over dollars to pick up dimes. They discontinued the soup and salad courses of the meal, opting for one or the other. The dressing on the salad also seemed to be watered down and less flavorful as visits in the past.
For my entree, I got the Chicken Sukiyaki and it seemed as though the vegetables have moved from less traditional Japanese to readily available in the US.
Fortunately, the servers haven't changed much over the years and I received the same great, attentive service I've been accustomed to over the past 30 or so years I can recall visiting Kyoto. I'll be back when I'm craving Japanese food and can't make the trip across the Pacific... unless I find a new, more authentic restaurant that isn't looking for cost-savings, but valuing traditional Japanese ingredients.

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