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Kyoto Japanese Restaurant

3232 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3329
805-687-1252
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Ranked #182 of 449 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Busy on the weekends, had a 30 min wait. other times you can be seated easily and take your time. The fish is fresh, melts in your mouth, and the rice is done well. The price is not overly expensive.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The staff is always the most friendly group of people. Even on Saturday night's when they are packed & busy running around. We took my 2 year old nephew with us to dinner & they were very accomodating for his age. We will be back again soon

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Big Rapids, Michigan
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

This is a gem of a Japanese restaurant, right in the heart of Santa Barbara. The décor is right on, with a choice of tatami room or table. Tempura was light and fluffy, not at all greasy. Service was excellent. A bit of Kyoto in California.

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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We love the reliability of the sushi at Kyoto. We almost always sit at the bar and enjoy interacting with the sushi chefs. The fish is consistently good and the prices are very reasonable. They have a few tatami rooms that you can reserve and nice for large parties. In the tatami rooms, there are usually large parties on Friday... More 

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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

I discovered Japanese food before the craze. I look for experienced Japanese chefs in a traditional Japanese environment. Not impressed here with service attitude or quality of food and saki but other folk seem to like it.

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La Liberta
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Excellent show, excellent food, portions are good, excellent place for a date, but before you know it you have a 200 dollar bill. Watch out for that. If you play it safe youll walk out with your wallet intact.

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los angeles
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109 reviews 109 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

What a great meal was had by all at this terrific upper State St. restaurant. As a frequent visitor to Asian restaurants in LA, I did not expect the great quality of food we had. Terrific meal , very nice atmosphere and great service. Sushi was tasty, combo dinners and nice choices of unique dishes - yosenabe, sukiyaki, et. al.... More 

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Singapore City, null, Singapore
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128 reviews 128 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012 via mobile

Had dinner with family. It was crowded. The staff were diligent in turning the guests around quickly without being intrusive. We therefore have to wait only a short time before being shown to our table. We chose a selection of sushi and a set dinner. The portion was bigger than what is found in most sushi restaurants. The taste was... More 

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012 via mobile

We went on Monday at 6:30, and it was almost full. They sat us way in the back, which was fine. We had to wait a long time to get water and order. The table was a little grimy, and the decor and dishes could use a redo. The sushi combos were excellent and very generous for the price. Once... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We arrived on a Friday night, and a good sign was that it was really, really busy, with people queuing up for seats all the time. We only had to wait a few minutes for our table. We ordered a set meal to save the bother of working out how much and what to order, and we ordered a meal... More 

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Additional Information about Kyoto Japanese Restaurant

Address: 3232 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3329
Phone Number: 805-687-1252
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
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
Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese

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