Kyoto Japanese Restaurant

(801) 487-3525

1080 E 1300 S, Salt Lake City, UT | Directions   84105

40.741523 -111.859897

Open Hours

Fri-Sat: 11:30am-9:30pm, 5pm-10pm, Sun: 5pm-9pm, Mon-Thu: 11:30am-9:30pm, 5pm-9:30pm

 
Restaurants, Sushi, Japanese  more

Price: $

Tags: Local Favorite, Lunch Spot, Private Rooms, Quiet, Romantic Dining, Theater District Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, Check, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: East Central

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Menu
Chicken Teriyaki, Beef Teriyaki, Salmon Teriyaki, Ebi Tempura, Seafood Tempura, Yasai Tempura, Beef Sukiyaki, Chicken Sukiyaki, Tonkatsu, Gyukatsu... more

Reviews for Kyoto Japanese Restaurant

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

So delicious, super consistent, cutie waitresses – I love this restaurant! The sushi is always fresh, the miso soup is always excellent, and even the soy sauce tastes like it was made with love. Before dinner I sometimes wish there was more parking, but tonight, for instance, we had to park like a block away and after dinner I was sad we hadn't parked even farther away, because it's so nice to walk after a delicious satisfying meal. You know what I mean?

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

bad smells from the fish – I orderred Sanma, smelled very bad (I dont know why)

and tastes not good.

I have eaten a lot of this, but it was different from other places.

Even several weeks ago, my friend cooks Sanma, that was much better than that.

Also, fried onion was too oilish. I might wanna ask what kind of oils they use.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Japanese food --Great Shrimp Tempura – My husband and I have been going to the Kyoto restaurant for years. The food is always delicious and the service is quick, friendly and efficient. My group of co-workers went for the first time about six months ago. They couldn't believe how fresh and good the food was. It has since become a favorite place to go to lunch at work.

I have no reservations in recommending the Kyoto restaurant. One of my husband and mine favorite thing to do is to go to Japanese restaurants. The Kyoto is one of the best!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Authentic and Excellent – If you are looking for a great Japanese dining experience in Utah, look no further than Kyoto Restaurant. It is one of the very few "neighborhood" restaurants in Salt Lake City and offers excellent cuisine and a sushi menu that is refreshingly absent of trendy rolls and bad sushi combinations that are the norm in less authentic Japanese eateries around the city.

Each time I have dinner or lunch at Kyoto I am treated to excellent service, food and atmosphere. The waitresses are on top of their game and can answer any questions about the cuisine, the portions are very satisfying and everything on the menu is delicious. On Friday and Saturday night you can expect a full house, so it is a good idea to call ahead for a table.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Well worth the queues – Kyoto is perhaps my favourite Japanese restaurant in SLC.

There are fancier places, cheaper places and more inventive places around for sure. But every time I go back to Kyoto, its like slipping on a pair of old comfortable slippers.

The atmosphere is relaxed, service attentive (front of house is a litle rushed) and the food spot on. The food in fact is perfect on every occasion I have dined here. Not once have I been served a poor or cold meal. Something that a LOT of restaurants in SLC should take note of.

Start with their excellent in house made miso and try a deliciously fresh seaweed salad next. If your a sushi nut the offerings here are traditional and as fresh as I hav had anywhere in Utah. There are no silly maki rolls here that take 6 hours to evaulate on a never ending menu. Just the subtleties of fresh fish. And hey if you like sushi, that is what your after right?

If a standard entree is more to your liking the usual suspects of teriyaki, tempura, katsu and cooked fishes are all here. The entree plates are nothing short of huge. They come with soup, salad and bowl of rice. With an average price of $14-$16 for an entree you could happily stuff youself full. I defy anyone to go here and try one of the huge combo meals and leave hungry.

Kyoto serves a small range of Japanese beers and a variety of Sake. They have also added a wine list of late I believe. The alcohol isn't the cheapest and when we dine this is where our main expenses lie at Kyoto.

The only word of caution is the busyness. If you intend to go at the weekend plan on booking ahead. Sometimes you may get the opportunity to sit at the sushi bar but if you planned on a nice prviate booth you will kick yourself for not making that call in advance.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

ALL THERE COMBINATION PLATES ARE GREAT – THERE FOOD IS GREAT BEEN GOING THERE FOR OVER 10 YEARS AND NEVER HAD A BAD DINNER AND THE PEOPLE THERE ARE FRIENDLY

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

great waitress! – Went to Kyoto at 9pm on a Friday night, no reservations, and had a table for 6 within 20 minutes. The waitress was fabulous and very friendly, even with the more finicky members of the party. The sushi was very good, the Avalanche roll was fantastic, a great first roll for my boyfriend. He's hooked! The miso is flavorful and VERY CHEAP, and the edamame was nice and salty, but a bit cold. Parking is rough during peak hours, but the wait staff is very friendly and the sushi great!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great Food & Great Service – The service and food is great! The people are so warm and welcoming each time we go there! I love it and will continue going to Kyoto! The ambience is great. It is a great place for singles, couples or families. They have really great prices for lunch and dinner. If you haven't gone you are missing out.

The only downfall is they do tend to get busy but it is worth it everytime!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

An unforgettable experience from Japan – As soon as I walked into Kyoto with my best friend and sister, I was greeted with a friendly waitress who immediately seated us at a booth with our request. The waitress gave us an appropriate amount of time to decide on what we were going to order. Since this was our first visit to Kyoto, the waitress gave us some recommendations and suggestions for our order. Their service was good, my water was kept full at the most, and the DELICIOUS sushi was made by authentic Japanese chefs. I would definitely recommended Kyoto for someone who is looking for a new place to enjoy a heartwarming meal accompanied by top-of-the-line service :)

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

One of the Best – We eat sushi in every city we visit and Kyoto is in our top 5 sushi restaurants. The sushi chefs are creative, make beautiful dishes, and the fish is incredibly fresh. The service is friendly and prompt. The ambiance is Japanese upscale - what more you can you want?? We can't wait to return to Kyoto!

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