Kyoto Scottsdale

3.9
200 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
What 200 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.9based on recent ratings
3.9
food
3.8
service
3.6
ambience
3.5
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The chef at the hibachi table gave us his whoa is me story while he was cooking for us. He made our meals and was gone. It was the most depressing experience I’ve ever had at a restaurant.

MG
MattG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kyoto is always a hit! Great sushi, good prices...the original Scottsdale sushi restaurant.

l
viplisas
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had an outstanding dinner at the cooking table!!
Everything was perfect.. NY steak, Chicken, Filet Mignon and steak and lobster!
Celebrated my son’s birthday, and he loved it!!

A
Ashley
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolutely awful, awful experience. Came here with 14 people for a birthday. We were not put at the same table, food was salty and expensive, our reservation was at 7:30 and didn’t leave until 10:30! Manager was incompetent and useless. NEVER coming back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great. Service was great. Had an incident that was quickly rectified. Will be back for sure!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

For a birthday dinner, the entire experience felt rushed and lacked any personal flare. Food was good, but the tapanyaki portion lasted maybe 10min with 8 people at the table while other tables seemed to get the full half hour or so show!

SL
vipSLoopChicago
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Although we went for Teppanyaki, my wife ended up ordering off the menu. For some reason they decided to bring my wife her meal before I, and anyone else at the table received their salads. I would not go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Everything was prepared perfectly. Fantastic service and friendly staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Only one teppanyaki chef was working and the host did not combine any parties to help accommodate him. They also over served a man at the bar and attempted to kick him out as we were leaving. It was very uncomfortable. Do yourself a favor and dine anywhere else.

SM
StaceyM
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere and the food was delicious!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was Delicious and the service was excellent

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Loud loud and loud. Sake bombs, and chef banging the metal on the metal hood. They cleaned 3 grills at the same time. The smoke was hanging in the air like fog. I don’t think the hoods worked well. Needless to say, it got hot. Our server was fantastic though. The only saving grace. Some of the sushi mishmash was good. Fried rice was hard. Szechuan shrimp was good. Pork in the pork ramen was good.

A
vipAwesome
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, food was fantastic a little noisy but that’s ok, will be back many times!!

TR
vipTomR
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience2

Sushi rolls and yellowtail sashimi were excellent! Hostess and waiters could use some training. Keep up the good work with the food!

S
Steveinmpls
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Chef and waitresses were not friendly. We were half way though the first course before drinks were even brought out. Chef hit us twice with greece from the table.

R
Rascal
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

We were celebrating Father’s Day with our two sons at my husband’s favorite place needless to say our food orders were all mixed up and the food was not up to parr? The chef was coming for two different families at the same table and was all confused on the food? The taste was just not there this time? Is sad due to this is our favorite place and we were celebrating. And it was extremely hot in there like no air was on?

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Great sushi but watered-down cocktails.

W
Walter
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We had a 7:30 pm reservation. We were seated at the habachi table waited up to 9:30 pm and still hadn’t been served salad and soup. We walked out and they gave us a 50 percent discount. I would not recommend this place to anyone unless you like waiting hours for mediocre food.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

What a complete disappointment. We made reservations for 6:30 pm at a Teppanyaki table. We were seated promptly but then waited over an hour for someone to come to the table. They had a completely full restaurant and only 1 table chef that was traveling table to table. He was not engaged and didn’t interact with our table at all. The food had so much salt it was almost inedible. My husband and I ordered sushi while our kids had the teppanyaki. The sushi showed up after everyone else had their meal cooked and after they finished eating their meal. Doubt we will go back. Disappointing for one of our formerly favorite spots...

CA
vipCaraleeA
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

I will never go back. I have eaten there many times in the past usually with grandchildren who enjoyed the show. It is now like a sports bar with tvs all over. Our table faced a wall with 3 tvs. The noise level was almost unbearable. There was not a mask in sight.

G
vipGene
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Horrible - Everything about this place is all wrong. Food quality was totally sub-par for the premium price. Service was horrendous. Definitely a low-grade teppan joint.

SK
SamK
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

This was the worst hibachi experience I’ve ever had. The chef was cursing up a storm and was very rude. Our server was also rude and unknowledgeable of the menu. The food was bland and way overpriced. They charge for everything— even teriyaki sauce and fried rice. The bar tender was great though and they played great music. Do not recommend this place at all. It was the only bad meal we had while on vacation. Take the extra 10 minutes to drive to Tempe and go to Kobe!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for a birthday party... it was tons of fun & great food!!!!

D
vipDshmk
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The chef was in a hurry and did very little to interact with the table. On our table there were children who had never had hibachi, but he didn’t make it special for them. We had a birthday, and nothing was said or done either. Won’t be back.

RB
RyanB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The waitress was very nice and the chef was very skilled and friendly!! Overall, it was just a nice experience.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Establishment doesn’t have kids portions so you have to purchase an adult meal for the children. Food was okay but overpriced for the quality that was provided.

L
vipLuisiana
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Muy mala experiencia. El lugar se veía sucio, la comida de baja calidad y el personal y el chef de la barra de sushis, sin aplicar los protocolos de salud e higiene ( sin cubrebocas, sin lavarse las manos antes de preparar los alimentos y sin guardar sana distancia.

Report
MO
MarkO
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thought it was very nice. We made reservations for 4:30 but arrived about 4:15 and it only took a few minutes to get our table ready. The waitress was nice and helpful and the chef was good although hard to understand but my hearing is bad. Overall a very nice meal. One of my daughters ordered from the entrees and didn’t think it was that great but the rest of us thought food was great.

L
vipLola
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Very dirty restaurant
Tried to charge me more than what the menu said

F
vipFoodie
Omaha
40 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We used to eat at Kyoto’s back in the late 80’s. It was a popular place back then. I surprised my husband for his 61st birthday and we had dinner here with our family. Our server was nice and interacted with us, but the chef seemed like he didn’t even want to be there. The food was ok, definitely not worth the $375 I spent for the 6 of us. Very disappointing!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We paid for the “show” and the only thing he did besides slicing the meat, was an onion volcano. The food needed seasoned more and we ended up leaving half of it. Not worth taking home.

LO
LisaO
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We always loved going to Kyoto when the children were younger, thought it would be a great way to revisit for my husband and my birthday. I did explain we had a birthday, however no special song or gift as last times we have gone. Just some recognition would have been nice. The chef was great, however not a personality to give us a show, and he forgot to give us sauce until the end of our meal. Not at all the experience that we were looking for from the past.

J
vipJanet
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

The service was good and quick, but the sushi was not good at all. We left most of it uneaten.

LL
LLWscottsdale
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We normally have a great experience at Kyoto but this time we were disappointed. It started at the bar while waiting for our table. We waited a very long time for service having been ignored by multiple people. This included the manager who was more interested in chatting up a couple at the bar rather than acknowledging our existence.

It then continued once we were seated at our table. Our server was rude and disinterested. She seemed annoyed answering questions we had about the menu. The only high point of the evening was our teppanyaki chef. He was both entertaining and friendly plus our food was cooked perfectly and was tasty!

Unfortunately we felt rushed to finish our food and drink as were asked to give up our table for the next group and offered to sit at a vacant table behind us. You would think that we were lingering at our table for a couple of hours but it had only been roughly 45 minutes. Important to mention that our bill was $400 so one would think that would be an incentive to provide better customer service overall.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

This review has nothing to do with COVID.
The food was not up to par for our expensive it is.
We had a reservation for 8 and waiting 30 min to finally get a table and then waited an additional 45 min to get any sort of food on the table.
The service was horrible.
Do not recommend.

p
peterm
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was ok. The food was of so-so quality, it felt like slightly cheap ingredients were being used with a reliance on high-fat (rich) recipes and strong sauces. Their famous volcano roll, for instance, was too fatty and salty to my taste. The service was haphazard and a bit unpredictable, but everything got to us in good time.

The drinks, like the hot sake, were decent. Overall, it felt like a place that catered to lowest common denominator American tastes. There was a emphasis on active presentation, like food on fire or certain tables where the chefs would come to perform elaborate tricks. Not my kind of place, though I can see why some people would like it.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner at Kyoto at a Teppanyaki table! The chef was so knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating, the food was really good, and service was great. We have a vegan friend and they made everything completely vegan for him and were super nice about it. The manager also came over to our table to check on us twice and was very on top of things. Great experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Valentine’s Day and my husbands birthday ! Amazing food and service .

S
vipSoso
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food was very tasty and the chef was entertaining. As far as covid restrictions, the place made me think, if I am going to get it, it would be while I am here... 3 tables exhaust fans were not operating so seeing the smoke settle all over the restaurant only amplified that feeling. Lucky for us the couple who would have been seated with us didn't show so we got our own table. But others were seating at capacity and not all one group. Additionally, their prices meet the expectations of Kasai without the ambiance of Kasai which why I rated value low. Overall could be a fun post covid restaurant!

NC
vipNazC
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service - staff were very professional and helpful. Fiid was delicious.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Kyoto Scottsdale using the Order Online button. Kyoto Scottsdale also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 990-9374.

Kyoto Scottsdale is rated 3.9 stars by 200 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.