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Kiyo's Japanese Restaurant

531 F St, San Diego, CA 92101-6308
+1 619-238-1726
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good11%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible0%
31 Aug 2014
“So Sad....Kiyo's is now closed........”
11 Jul 2013
“Very Authentic Japanese Food....Summemasen!!!!!”
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
531 F St, San Diego, CA 92101-6308
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1 - 10 of 17 reviews

Reviewed 1 September 2014

I am back in San Diego Aug 30, 2014 and headed to get some excellent Japanese food from Kiyo's. Unfortunately, the restaurant has now closed. I will miss this gem of the Gas Light District.

1  Thank Richard B
Reviewed 11 July 2013

Kiyo's has very authentic and very good Japanese foods. Lunch prices are very reasonable. The other restaurants in the Gas Lamp districts are quite pricey. Kiyo's is reasonable.

3  Thank Richard B
Reviewed 3 September 2012

We have been going to Kiyos restaurant since the 90's. Although we live on the East Coast we have family in San Diego and come out often. We always make a point of going to eat at Kiyos. Kiyo usually goes to the fish market...More

1  Thank gsinha
Reviewed 24 July 2012

Not horribly expensive and the food is great. Service is wonderful. Nice ambiance--quiet, no TVs. Terrific place to go with a group of friends as it's quiet enough that you can actually converse (imagine that--eating and conversing rather than watching TV). The sushi is delicious...More

1  Thank Jill P
Reviewed 17 July 2012

After reading everyone's reviews I was expecting something a little better than what I received. I didn't order anything extra special... the edamame came out ice cold. The spicy tuna roll was just like any other and the hand roll I had was average as...More

1  Thank AnnaGS26
Reviewed 30 June 2012

I live right down the street. It is by far the most authentic Japanese restaurant I've ever been to in America. The staff is EXTREMELY friendly and the food is great! The table right by the window is very romantic; great for a date!

1  Thank Alex K
Reviewed 13 March 2012

But really nice employees. We were celebrating a bachelorette party and they were very accommodating and helpful. It wasn't my favorite sushi ever, but I didn't think it was awful.

1  Thank mburton0000
Reviewed 12 June 2010

I was almost offput by the mixed reviews of Kiyo's despite the four star overall review. I'm glad I wasn't swayed. A tiny hole in the wall that you'd blink if you missed, with a charming, almost outdated feel, Kiyo's has a relaxed but authentic...More

1  Thank thomeygirl
Reviewed 2 June 2010

Love the sushi here and love the staff. SO friendly! The place itself is well-worn and -- well, frankly, woefully run-down... but they know their fish. And things are very reasonably priced. Try the soft shell crab roll.

1  Thank MollyMcLolly
Reviewed 9 November 2009

This place had decent sushi, although the group I was with wasn't very adventurous (CA Rolls, etc) What I did have was very good. The place wasn't very full, but the service was still slow for some reason.

1  Thank ACWilson
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Average prices
US$15 - US$35
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Meals
Dinner
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Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 531 F St, San Diego, CA 92101-6308
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-238-1726
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