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Sushi, Teppanyaki and fire is what were known for! - Kyoto Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ

Kyoto Scottsdale

3.8
3.8
250 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Kyoto Scottsdale is well known for its original recipes and flavors from Japan . Kyoto has a wide range of cuisine and a friendly atmosphere for a comfortable special dining experience. The main attractions at Kyoto restaurant are Bento lunches, personal chefs preparing your meals right before your eyes on the flaming Teppanyaki grills and master sushi chefs preparing specialty sushi rolls.


The chefs specialties include imported Japanese Hokkaido scallops, prime NY steak ,filet mignon, chicken teriyaki, shrimp tempura, and fresh market fish served with tasty appetizers, soup, salads and beverages. Signature rolls include the popular Point Break roll, Dynamite roll, Slice of heaven roll, and the Candy cane roll. Indulge in specialty cocktails and premium craft sake. Kyoto is situated on the Scottsdale Waterfront near the Fashion Square Mall.Please contact the restaurant directly for parties of 10 or more on Fridays and Saturdays. There is a 10.00 split plate for Teppanyaki

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Teppanyaki, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (480) 990-9374

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander

  • Executive chef

    Erik Yee

  • Private party facilities

    We are happy to offer private events at Kyoto to the public, please call us about our packages and we will find whats best for your special event.

  • Neighborhood

    Old Town Scottsdale

  • Cross street

    Scottsdale Rd. & Stetson Dr.

  • Parking details

    Kyoto is pleased to inform you that we have our own parking lot in the back of the restaurant as well as the lot to the right of the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    There is a Scottsdale Trolley Stop right in front of Kyoto!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 250 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Good for Groups

  • Scottsdale

    Good for Groups

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  1. DW

    DonaldW

    San Diego

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been here so many times. Always great service. Always amazing sushi and Teppanyaki. Always a good vibe. In downtown old town Scottsdale. Support local.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Server forgot half our sushi rolls and the drinks were barely drinkable
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great staff! Awesome service! Fun atmosphere.
  4. L

    Laurel

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Our chef at Kyoto was great and put on an excellent show! He was the best teppanyaki chef we have had. The food was excellent. The floors were sticky and the cheesecake for desert was totally frozen. Other than that we had a nice experience.
  5. JE

    JessieE

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Will never go back! Had a party of 14 to celebrate my fiancé and his mother for her birthday and it was the worst experience ever! DO NOT RECOMMEND! Everything about this night was terrible!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Birthday dinner. Food was late and cook was new. She did her best and the food tasted great. N
  7. LH

    LilyH

    Phoenix

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Incredibly disappointing Birthday dinner after we had extremely poor, lack lustre chef and table service. Restaurant inside seemed clean but the building is old and dirty looking with garbage bags in view.
  8. NK

    NicoleK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you go for their teppanyaki you must request Armando! He’s so much fun!
  9. FF

    FoodyFally

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Worst Teppanyaki experience we’ve had here, or anywhere. Unfortunately, our chef (although nice) was clearly new and just didn’t have any personality. There was no show- just someone cooking awkwardly in front of us. Some of the food was good, some was over cooked… not the “fun” birthday celebration we had imagined.
  10. MC

    MichelleC

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time celebrating 2 21st bdays.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    We didn’t get seated until 30 minutes after our reservation time and then we sat there for another 45 before our food started to be prepared. The food was just so-so on taste as well and our cook was not very energetic. After all that, our bill was ridiculously higher than what we thought it would be based on the online menu vs their actual menu and no free drink refills apparently. The bathrooms were hot and broken. Overall, terrible service and horrible wait times.
  12. KJ

    KasiaJ

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Our first time at Kyoto, food was mediocre. Our waitress Cameron was not very knowledgeable or helpful but the tepanyaki chef Logan saved the evening. We took our family from Europe there for the last dinner so a bit disappointed. Logan made it fun.
  13. MW

    MegW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Logan our chef was so fun. Highly recommend.
  14. MB

    MonikaB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Our food was very salty, unfortunately. Beef soup and meals from tepan grill too. Little to a no interaction between us and the chef. We definitely expected more. We wouldn't come back. Sorry.
  15. E

    English

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    Service was awful! We sat for a long time waiting for drinks and refills. The server never came to check on us. My white rice arrived after we had all eaten and not with the meal. The show itself was fine, but not the best we’ve seen. I would not return to this establishment!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Mother’s Day
  17. AG

    AllysonG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    The food was very good but we felt very rushed by our server in the ordering process and we barely had time to finish our courses before she was bringing the next. We would have ordered a lot more drinks and perhaps desert if we would have had more time.
  18. L

    Livw

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Very expensive and was a lower class type of food. Also the chef was not Japanese
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great wonderful. The only issue was leaving the restaurant. Fell walking from sidewalk to driveway. Huge decline. No markings to show the steep decline. Was with a group of 7 other people and none of us saw it.
  20. LI

    LocalIdiot

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Longtime Scottsdale party staple, it's not gonna blow you away with the food or ambience, but it's fun and as it gets later, it gets LOUD. Prices are way up as they are everywhere, but if you're out having fun and drinks and seeing a "show" by the chefs, it doesn't matter that much. Tip your chefs in cash! Don't be a cheapass.
  21. DD

    DrewD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Our chef was polite and fun enough, however he failed to exchange any final, parting words with us and just turned and walked away. The food was so, so and somewhat tasteless. The drinks were spectacular! Also, our server told us each meal came with 3 shrimp and our chef only offered 2
  22. KC

    KimC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Kyoto has gone downhill. My filet was way too salty and the texture was similar to liver. Not at all like it used to be. The place didn't look or smell clean.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great show
  24. SB

    SaraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My groups experience was amazing! The server and chef were fantastic and kept us loud and energetic. We plan to come back for another birthday/outing in the future! Thank you!
  25. OT

    OldTownGirl

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Classic place to eat in Old Town and can be fun for kids and families. The services was good but the wait for our chef was longer than expected; by the time our chef came to cook we wanted to go. The food was ok, very salty and need a lot of water to drink. Would recommend on a weekend but not on a weekday. Overall, ok, but could use some upgrading, especially with the wait time when already had a reservation.
  26. AZ

    AlixZ

    Phoenix

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Went for my mother's birthday. The server was rude to all of us, including my mother. Missed out on most of the good tricks the teppanyaki chefs are supposed to know how to do. And he was mad he didn't get a bigger tip.
  27. LB

    LouB

    Phoenix

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Bad service, bad cook, loud , messy, wrong item ordered , late order, no refills , Fitbit guest bday
  28. KC

    KCinAZ

    Phoenix

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    This is a mixed review. We waited way too long for our first server to offer drinks or cocktails. When one of our group called her out on it she just walked away without a word. After a long wait one of us went to the front and asked for another wait staff. Our new wait staff lady was right on the ball, took our drink orders, brought drinks and took our food orders. Everything turned around from the point. The chef was great, everything was timed well and the food was delicious. We were a little sticker shocked when the bills arrived. Since we were not given menu other than on our phones, it was difficult to see the pricing. One would not expect scallops, one small lobster tail along with 2 cocktails would cost $120. They really should update the menus so that you can see and realize what you are spending. If not for the $$$-$$$$ change in prices and the initial unpleasant experience I would recommend.
  29. BH

    BobH

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    Too many large tables filled with super drunk loud clowns ruin the experience for anyone and everyone not at their tables.
  30. AC

    AlexC

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are vacationing in Scottsdale and decided to try Kyoto. They treated us like friends! The owner himself made our drinks and they paid very close attention to our kids....making sure they were comfortable and gave them glow braceletes. There were several parties but everyone was distanced so the noise level was not bad. Food was delicious and restaurant was super clean. Definitely recommend you try them out!
  31. IM

    ImaniM

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was great and the food was tasty (but a little salty for someone who eats a low sodium diet). The teppanyaki chef was skilled and he didn’t do all the over the top stuff like throwing food in peoples mouth (which we appreciated).
  32. DG

    DinningGuest

    Phoenix

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Overpriced for the food quality. Sushi was questionable on freshness. Teppanyaki chef lacked energy and did not seem interested in engaging with our group - seems focused Ambiance was odd, there was no music playing when we arrive - just dead air. They turned the it about 40 mins through our dinner which resulted in speaker feedback disrupting the dinning room guests. I have higher expectations from a restaurant charging $20-$30 a plate.
  33. BR

    BadgersRGr8

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Our server was terrible. We got our soup ok, but the chef came to clean the grill but we hadn’t received our salads. I had to ask for them. Meanwhile the table next to us who came in after us got their soups and salads on schedule. When I booked the reservation, I indicated that we were celebrating two birthdays and asked for special desserts for the birthday couple. Our chef asked if we were celebrating anything. We told him that we were celebrating two birthdays, including one that was the next day and one that was last week. Our server did not acknowledge the birthdays nor did she offer any desserts. She did not check on us during the meal. She did check on the table next to us. Did I mention that 5 of the people at our table are black. The table next to us was all white. While our chef was great, I would not eat there again.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    loud, poor service, mediocre food.
  35. F

    Foodie

    Caribbean

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Great show, but mediocre food. Both my husband and I ordered filet medium rare and it was extremely well done. Should have had them redo it but we were with a large group and didn't want to inconvenience everyone.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    horrible service will not be coming back
  37. AG

    AntonioG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    The service took way too long we were there gor like 4 HOURS 2 OF THOSE Waiting for our food
  38. L

    Losey

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great place to take the family! Surf and turf all day!
  39. JZ

    JameyZ

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Sadly we felt rushed by our waitress to order and get out. She brought all out food at once and never refilled our waters. She was borderline rude and robotic. We usually Enjoy Kyoto, bit even our chef was rushed and we certainly didn’t fée thé value of our meals to the time spent engaging our table.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved every minute of it!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Kyoto Scottsdale does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Kyoto Scottsdale also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 990-9374.

Kyoto Scottsdale is rated 3.8 stars by 250 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Kyoto Scottsdale

7170 E Stetson Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Scottsdale Rd. & Stetson Dr.

  • Neighborhood

    Old Town Scottsdale

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Teppanyaki, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Kyoto is pleased to inform you that we have our own parking lot in the back of the restaurant as well as the lot to the right of the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    There is a Scottsdale Trolley Stop right in front of Kyoto!

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander

  • Executive chef

    Erik Yee

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (480) 990-9374

  • Private party facilities

    We are happy to offer private events at Kyoto to the public, please call us about our packages and we will find whats best for your special event.

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