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Kyoto Japanese Restaurant

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6320 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-7935
815-477-8300
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 5
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This is one of the family favorites in Crystal Lake. It's been around a long time so we decided to stop in for lunch. We were seated in a smaller dining room near the sushi prep bar. The menu was pretty good sized for lunch. No cooking at the tables for lunch like they do at dinner time. All... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Jerrybuch
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My family went here to celebrate my birthday - was an awesome time from start to finish. The food and entertainment were great! My 5 year old was highly entertained as were the rest of us. We also left with a picture of our entire group to remember the occasion. We will definitely go back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This is one of the family favorites in Crystal Lake. It's been around a long time so we decided to stop in for lunch. We were seated in a smaller dining room near the sushi prep bar. The menu was pretty good sized for lunch. No cooking at the tables for lunch like they do at dinner time. All three... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is a great restaurant to go to for a different dining experience. We (7 people) went on a week night for a birthday celebration and we were seated immediately. (we made reservations) Our waitress was very attentive and our cook did a fabulous job. The food was very good. A wonderful way to celebrate a birthday. Highly recommend.

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food is prepared in front of you, our cook was entertaining and very personable. The food was outstanding. The only problem we encountered was being seated near the door and the bitter February cold blew down our backs each time it opened.

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Melrose Park
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We like going here on special occasions, Very entertaining. The salad dressing is the best I have had compared to similar places. Food is really good every time we have been. Kids really like it. Chefs are always really funny. Make reservations if you don't have time to wait. Go early evening. Best Golden Shrimp and great filet. We always... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Kyoto Restaurant in Crystal Lake is very similar to the Benihana chain of Japanese restaurants. When you make reservations, you have the option of traditional seating or seating at the cooking tables where you are entertained by the exciting cutlery feats of the knife wielding Japanese chefs. Needless to say, it is a real hit with the small frys in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Our party of 4 had a wonderful dining experience at one of the hibachi grill tables. The ginger salad dressing is amazing and can be bought to take home also. If you prefer you can be seated at a regular table with the same menu selections and full waitress service, but the grill seating is very entertaining. Cost was about... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

OK - we have been going to Kyoto's for years, even before they moved in to their new location - which is quite nice. It is a bit pricey but you do get a lot of bang for your buck. Their ginger salad dressing is a must have. Since their move they are literally packed on the weekends. Even with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Last minute dinner. Came in just before close. Our chef "Billy" was great. The service great and the food very good....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have been here many times and have never been disappointed. A very fun place to go with a group, especially birthdays, and sit around one of the hibachi grills. We recently went for a birthday, had reservations and were seated and waited on immediately, staff was very attentive and our cook was hilarious! portions are huge and reasonably priced.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6320 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-7935
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: 815-477-8300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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