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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Wheelchair accessible
1. Wheelchair accessible
"Great food"
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2. Japanese Gem
2. Japanese Gem
"Great spot for delicious food. Staff were super"
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3. Top Class
3. Top Class
"I awarded Kyoto 5 stars for the top quality food."
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PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$17
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Thai, Japanese, Asian, Street Food
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rude, aggressive, angry stuff horrible customer service. I love dining out for food and let’s just say this is one of the worst experiences I have ever had, I was shouted at numerous times by staff members at this restaurant and the manager. While eating...my food, I overheard two of the waitresses speaking badly about me. ( laughing that I didn’t know the difference between lunch prices and dinner prices, that I asked for more ice in my glass, that I had a bite of food from my partners plate )I overheard them while eating my food, they made me feel so upset and I was shocked they had done this right in front of me . My partner was served a disgusting Katsu curry which was beyond average. (Which they were charging a ridiculous price of €18 for!) he complained about his dish, the short haired, aggressive, shouty Asian lady who said that he could order something else. We had presumed that she meant we would not pay for the Katsu curry as he described in depth how much he disliked it. However, that was not the case. When I came us paying for the bill, she tricked us into paying for both dishes that my partner had ordered even though she said she wouldn’t charge for katsu curry. Then she began shouting at us and we told her we wanted to speak to a manager. She called her manager. We waited 15 minutes for her to arrive. Let’s just say she was no help when she arrived and demanded we pay for both dishes, which we had not eaten. One dish was takeaway and the other was the Katsu curry we had not eaten. My partner said we will only pay for one dish however she insisted that we pay for two. Most of the stuff they’re working. There were shouting at us and even trying to get customers to side with them. In the end, I had no apology for them talking about me numerous times behind my back or for my partners dish. She told us that she had called the police on us because he refused to pay for both dishes which we never ate. We left without taking home, the takeaway dish and safe to say I will never return there or recommend this place to anyone. Especially to people who value good food and friendly customer service. Also, the manager keep trying to say in comments that we are lying and saying how we are trying to slander her business. No I am not. I am trying to get the truth out there about your establishment and the behaviour of you and your staff. you make me sick, you should not own a business and you should not be running a restaurant. Finally, to note, me and my partner are all ways eating out and trying new food. We also took a lot of foods from different cuisines. We know a lot about food and flavour. I can safely say that this restaurant is disgusting and has flavourless plain food, only people that know nothing about food would enjoy the food from here.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 29 August 2022

Before we had even entered the doorway, attentive staff had removed a bench for my husband to slot in at the table, which was the perfect design from a manual wheelchair perspective. This will be our new favoruite eat out. Bento boxes are so filling...and great value. No booking necessary for mid week lunch. Loved the miso soup & the takeaway option for for when you want to take your leftovers home. Wheelchair accesible toilet at the rear of the restaurant. Great food!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 21 November 2022 via mobile

The food was excellent, always has been here. But the service was also excellent. Staff regularly checked in with us throughout the meal to see if everything was ok and offer additional drinks. 10/10, I will be back.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 18 September 2022 via mobile

Oh dear, I wish I could be more positive but reality is all I know of. I turned to trusted TripAdvisor to point me in the direction of the best Japanese restaurant before returning to Dublin. I left underwhelmed when all I wanted was some...simple flavoursome Japanese flavours. Let’s be positive also, a great welcome and very friendly staff but the kitchen lets the place down. Please don’t serve wilted slices of cucumber to me or lettuce thats about to turn dark green, I really don’t like my salad like that at any time. Ask my mom. I wish you well in your endeavours to remain at number 1.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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茂荣 庄, Owner at Kyoto, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2022

Hello, first of all, I'm sorry for your bad experience. Salads are served daily from the largest vegetable vendor in Ireland. Sometimes that is just what they supply. But it's not rotten and not fresh.It is the supplier's excessive cleaning of the vegetables that destroys...More

Reviewed 6 August 2022 via mobile

Service was very friendly and prompt. We had dinner here - miso ramen with salmon, spicy ramen with tofu, a vegetable futomaki and a hot sake. The servings were so generous, we were stuffed by the time we finished. I loved my salmon ramen which...was tasty and came with my favourite beansprouts, though it definitely wasn’t authentic Japanese. The salmon was done perfectly! My partner loved his spicy ramen but warning - it is SPICY. The vegetable futomaki was surprisingly delightful - I especially loved the fried sweet potato in it. And what’s not to like about hot sake - in particular the sweet price point. Vegan options available on request. I’d be happy to return when I’m back in Waterford.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 22 July 2022

We were turned away from two other restaurants (no space) on a Friday so returned to Reg. The manager found us a table for 4 and we were attended to immediately by Holly ( who was excellent throughout). We order the seafood sharing platter and...drinks which came quickly despite the place being busy. The fish, calamari, mussels and oysters were all excellent and thoroughly enjoyed. All too full for a dessert. Highly recommended if a bit noisy.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 21 July 2022

We stumbled into this spot for a late lunch and it was a welcome change from fish & chips! Great service and a delicious meal.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 24 April 2022 via mobile

Terrible attitude and manners from the staff. I have been a long time customer but will never return here. Upon my visit today I ordered the salmon hosomaki and the spicy tuna and requested water for the table. The waitress grunted in response went to...the register and came back abruptly to tell me that there was a minimum service charge and that she would not serve us until we had spent more! This has never been in place before and is stated absolutely no where. Very shocking behavior as this was always my go to order. Avoid if you want a pleasant dining experience and unfortunately you will not find good sushi or Japanese food in Waterford city.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 9 April 2022

Ordered spicy ramen. Flavourless and veg and noodles completely overcooked. Cant justify calling this Ramen. Overcooked mess in bath water.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 10 March 2022

Only the beer seemed to fit the restaurant name. Tempura batter was chip shop level, tofu sauce was so sweet it could serve as dessert, and all in all it would be more accurately called Shanghai than Kyoto

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 4 March 2022

I went for dinner, ordered spicy ramen and the taste was so bad i had to order other dish. Me and my friend got intoxicated with the food, he ordered sushi.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 15 January 2022

I've eaten here for years but the last 3 times I visited I left unhappy, I'm done now I won't be back. My issue is with their sashimi. The last time I got it I couldn't chew it, it was awful, they balmed their vendor....I know about sushi, I know about sushi grade fish.. Today I brought in my friend who was visiting from France. We ordered over €60 worth if food (sushi pigs, I know 😂) I had no issue with the rest of the food, just the sashimi cut and the girls attitude.. I couldn't eat the tuna so I suggested I pay for half but she disagreed. If you know what good sushi and sashimi is then I would avoid this restaurant.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 29 December 2021

Great spot for delicious food. Staff were super. Food affordable and good portions. Spotlessly clean.Delighted I visited

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 29 December 2021 via mobile

Really enjoyed our food. So so tasty and reasonably priced. Lovely to see authentic Asian food without ubiquitous Irish Chips, nuggets & steak added on. Will definitely be back!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 16 December 2021 via mobile

Love this place! Their menu is excellent it’s very good always fresh and very tasty! We had food a few times also in their restaurant service is very pleasant and attentive. Definitely would recommend to anyone who likes Japanese food 🙂

Date of visit: December 2021
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Kyoto is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5