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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 good50%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (19 reviews)
“fresh fish” (2 reviews)
“agave inn” (2 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Food
Value
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LOCATION
3232 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3329
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1 - 10 of 36 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I live in Santa Barbara and go to Kyoto’s at least once or twice a month. The have a sushi bar and private teto

Thank martigarcia1
Reviewed 3 January 2018

I find it tricky to try new sushi places - will the food be fresh? prepared well? Kyoto's is not only one of the finest sushi restaurants I've tried, it's incredibly affordable and the staff are very accomodating. On top of that, they have a...More

Thank Carrie W
Reviewed 27 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 28 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 26 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 3 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 11 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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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