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Kyoto Japanese Restaurant

3232 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3329
+1 805-687-1252
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Overview
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good48%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“miso soup” (3 reviews)
“sushi” (16 reviews)
“fresh fish” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
3232 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3329
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1 - 10 of 34 reviews

Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

The local is not cool But the food is special, The service is very good Is a traditional Japanese Restaurant Good price

Thank leon c
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Traveling through Santa Barbara and staying in motel down the street from this place we thought we'd give it a try. They have a large variety of specials such as the combination plate that I had which gave me a sampling of sushi, shrimp and...More

Thank dalijon
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We were staying next door at the Agave Inn and I saw Kyoto had a sushi happy hour and I had to try it. The salmon was delicious and half price during happy hour along with a number of other selections. The Ikura was also...More

Thank Drew S
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Kyoto has been around for several years now....for good reason. You are going to get good food that is not outlandish in price. The sushi is good, fresh fish most likely from the local area. Traditional Japanese dishes, you can't go wrong. I often opt...More

Thank Irontak
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Santa Barbara has lots of choice in sushi and there are varying opinions on quality. I do not pretend to be an expert, so this review is for a generalist. I like Kyoto because the staff are friendly, they can get food out quickly if...More

Thank expectquality1942
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Living close to Kyoto is both fabulous and dangerous (because the temptation is huge). Sushi Happy Hour is from 5-6pm Monday-Thursday, where many simple rolls (i.e. nigiri & maki) are half priced. I also suggest the Negi Maki appetizer, along with the Miso Soup &...More

Thank rajahstarr
Reviewed 2 May 2016

This restaurant has generally positive online reviews, so we decided to give it a try. It looked dated outside, and the inside was not very promising either. However I didn't want to judge a book by its cover and decided to go against my gut...More

Thank crossover604
Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

Have been to many places cheaper, but much better quality food and better environment than this place. It is not bad, however totally nothing special - the sushi was not fresh and the environment is too noisy. Service does not stand out at all. In...More

Thank Augustas G
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Incredibly fast service on a Sunday evening. We had salads, seaweed salads and sashimi within 5 minutes of ordering. All really nice. Then the mixed sushi arrived and it was also delicious. Huge dinner for two at a very reasonable price.

Thank Granduelle
Reviewed 19 September 2015

My husband and I were so disappointed with our dinner there. It was our last night on our 3 week road trip and we were dying to eat Japanese food. We found this place driving around and what a disappointment it was. I ordered a...More

Thank 2bean1295
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3232 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3329
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-687-1252
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