About Kyoto Palace Restaurant

We are located in The Pruneyard Shopping Center in Campbell on the second floor since 1976. We are a teppanyaki restaurant where the chef "chops, dices and tosses your food right before your very eyes". We have the most skilled and entertaining chefs in the area. They will interact with you and your guests for that special occasion. It is a great place for birthdays, anniversaries, proms, graduations and best of all a great place to treat yourself to a fun night out. Enjoy great steaks, seafood and lobster. Also, enjoy the freshest and most exotic sushi prepared by masterful Sushi Chefs.

1875 S. Bascom Ave.
Suite 2500
Campbell, CA 95008
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Happy Hour: Monday-Friday: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (sorry, no OPEN TABLE reservations accepted for Happy Hour)

Cross Street:
Campbell

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(408) 377-6456

Website:
http://www.kyotopalace.com/

Entertainment:
KARAOKE WEDNESDAYS

Every Wednesday night from 7:00 PM- 11:00 PM. Enjoy the best sushi in the area while being entertained by our amateur singers.

Parking Details:
Large surface area parking. Also a 4-level parking structure located 300 yards from our building. Drop off young children and elderly at curbside and park in the structure for easy check in.

Public Transit:
Bus stop directly in front of Shopping Center and Hamilton Ave. light rail stop walking distance.

Executive Chef:
Yih Chuang

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Treat your sweetheart to dinner and a show. Featuring 12 of our most popular combinations of steak, chicken and seafood: Dinners include; soup, salad, shrimp sautee appetizer, hibachi vegetables, steamed or fried rice, ice cream, California Korbel Champagne and a rose for the sweethearts.

Kyoto Palace Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

service

4.3

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4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (34)
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Kid-friendly (20)
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Good for Anniversaries (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Happy Hour (11)
People Watching (8)
Business Meals (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Authentic (6)
Cozy (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Romantic (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
Spicy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

one word..AWSOME.from the bottom to the top.. cant wait to come back..Oh qnd ig its your Birthday make sure you bring your crew and turn it up! That's all I'm sayin'

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·Dined on January 15, 2018

Usually a great go to spot for Birthdays. I feel like they are riding their reputation. Chef should be a HUGE showman and our guy was not!
Service was slow, with EVERYTHING, our birthday person was COMPLETELY blown off. Even if we don't want ice cream we should get the birthday part for the guy with the birthday.
Overall my worst Kyoto experience and very pedestrian.
Benihana's would have been a better choice.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Classic teppanyaki, but our onion volcano failed to steam and there was no chicken from an egg cookin’ artwork. Still fun to enjoy.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Just enjoy the restaurant. Lots of fun

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I had a party of 11 , and it just wasn’t comfortable seating for that many . We barely were able to eat , some of us had to eat with our plates in our hands
But as always the food was delicious

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·Dined on January 8, 2018

It’s great fun but getting tired. Havnt been for about 5 years but bar area has no ambience , the whole place just seems ready for an upgrade

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Been to Kyoto before and I wasn’t really impressed but our last visit was excellent food, service and it was really fun for our grandsons birthday. I was very impressed with the food quality and how quickly we got our food. Definitely returning.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Awesome as usual!!! Love this place. Eat there as often as I can.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Kyoto Palace is such an amazing place to eat. I took my niece and nephew for lunch and I was blown away at how reasonable the prices were. It really is such a fun experience...even if I didn’t catch the egg in my mouth. 🤪

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Food was very salty

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Celebrating New Years Eve... it was louder than usual but not bad overall...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

As always great food and it is always fun to watch them cook the meal. They did jack up prices though on New Year's Eve. We expected it, but we are regulars for occasions so we know you are not getting more for the extra dollars. Nevertheless, great food as always.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Kyoto Palace has always been our go-to for extended family gatherings. They have great table set ups for large groups. This time, we went in a group of 14, and so we had both halves of the u-shaped tables, which was nice. Our server greeted us promptly and politely, and so it started off great. However, after that, it was unfortunately disappointing. The pace was very rushed. We were in and out of there in 70 minutes, including dessert. One of the two chefs was finished with his part of the cooking in about 7 minutes. Boxes for leftovers were staged by our plates within minutes of the food being served. We didn’t really see our servers much again either. The biggest problem, though, was the quality of the food was really not good. The shrimp was dry, the scallops (the best of it) were fresh, but thin, 1/4 slices. The filet mignon was almost too tough to eat. The veggies were undercooked and nothing had seasoning on it. For $700 (18% tip is automatically included), it was really a disappointment.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Fun place to go for a birthday.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We had a reservation for our party of 10. Waited over 30 minutes past our reservation time before we were seated. After being seated, it took awhile before our orders were taken and additional time for the chef to come out. Generally not like this so likely due to Christmas/Holiday rush. Food was good and we had a good time.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was good. Service was terrible. The waitress never came back after the initial drink and food order so we were left without water and she also forgot to bring our our salads. I asked at the end to be packed up to go and she said of course and then forgot again.

We also waited more than 30 minutes AFTER our reservation time to be seated.

Not the best visit we’ve had there.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food was great as always, and I always enjoy the "show" put on by our chef

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

My husband and I went for Christmas Eve dinner. We had reservations so did not have to wait long. The place was packed. Greeted promptly. Food was great; the shrimp was slightly over cooked. Had to hunt down the waitresses for another beverage. I did not mind due to the fact it was so busy. They have a coupon in Valpack. Great deal for an awesome meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our yearly family outing is always a treat. The whole family enjoys the chefs and the delicious food. A good time was had by all.

Tags: Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a fun time. Our chef was fantastic and made our experience even better!

Tags: Authentic, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Overall the experience is good. However for the money spent the food is NOTHING special. So keep in mind this is more about the experience and interaction with your chef.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We had our company Holiday lunch here and the food - and its preparation - were fun and delicious. We came early which allowed us to have a quiet atmosphere for the first 45 minutes or so. Once the restaurant fills up the noise level is high and casual conversations across the table come to an end. Even so - we will return.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We waited more than 45 minutes for our table- with a reservation. Our chef seemed confused by orders and some didn't get the correct items.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Terrific food as always, cooks are quite talented. Everything is fresh and very flavorful, lot os mushrooms.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Dinner with my two little girls. Perfection!!!! Chef Jose was wonderful per usual!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The food was bland, but super salty. Shrimp was way over cooked. Not somewhere I will go back to. The chef was super funny though.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

I always have fun and enjoy a great meal at this restaurant no matter what the occassion. It’s pricey but worth it.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Overall, decent experience. Food resembles the Asian restaurants in malls. Very energetic and fun though.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was great had wait half hour to get our table

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

First, despite a reservation we had a long wait time. Then our chef appeared distracted and made some mistakes with many at our table. When confronted with the mistakes politely there was not much effort to resolve the issue. For example, my boyfriend asked for medium rare steak and was given medium steak. When a comment was made the chef did not offer any type of apology or fix. Usually, the services here are much more positive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 30, 2017

it was so amazing and i had fun while i ate. it also happened to be karaoke night which was very cool.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

This is a great place for business meals as these talented chefs will entertain your team-members.

Cheers,

Nicole

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

This restaurant is great for larger groups with 8 or more people because they sit you on teppan (iron plate) cooking tables with seats for 8 people on one side and the chef stands on the other side. If you have more people there is another table with the diners facing your table and the two chefs stand in the middle. The chefs are the entertainment and chefs as they demonstrate their slicing and skills with the utensils while cooking in front of you. A great restaurant to meet people, but I do not recommend the restaurant for a quiet, romantic couple-only dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Reserved a seat at 630pm on a Tue night. We had to wait 25min to get seated. Once seated, order and drinks are taken and served. Appetizer is served shortly. The 'show' started 7:40pm.
Food is decent for how it is prepared. There is no do over if its salty or not. I thought it was just right. I had a lobster-shrimp-filet mignon. It was cooked right as ordered.
No need to dress up for this setting, all the smoke gets in your clothes, and hair.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

This is a great restaurant for birthday parties- young or old. It is pretty noisy with all of the celebrating, but the food and entertainment are worth it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

We celebrate my son’s birthday every year here ! We love it

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Always great food and service. The wait staff is amazing and the chefs are the best !

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Authentic, Business Meals, Spicy, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food was great. Very entertaining. service was good. One of my favorite places to go out to dinner

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Came for a birthday dinner are chef was very entertaining and very kid friendly.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

We arrive 10 minutes early for our 830pm reservation and was told the wait would be 20 Min, we were finally seated at 9pm. The waitnfor everything was loooooong. Our appetizers took forever and were MEH at best. Our chef was fun, but messed up and made the wrong rice for the whole table, which left my husband and I riceless for our meal. It was strange that we never got it and he didn’t even ask! In addition to MEH food, the greasy smoke in the air was disgustingly strong which made wanting to eat the food even less appealing.
I think it’s fun to try once, but other places are much better.

Tags: Good for Groups
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