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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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  • 28
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good Cook at the Table!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Brian S
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Melrose Park
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Melrose Park
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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Surprise, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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82 reviews 82 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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Twinsburg, Ohio
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We arrived at on time for a weekend reservation and found the restaurant packed and the waiting area packed. There were patrons waiting to check in, the front staff looked overwhelmed (they were) and it took about 10 minutes before we could let anyone know we were there. It was cold outside so there was no where to wait, so... More 

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Crystal Lake
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Just had a birthday at Kyoto, it was ok the food was tasteless and the service was bad, very bad would not go back to celebrate anything here mostly because of the staff

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We recently enjoyed a nice family dinner here. We sat at a hibachi table and our chef was quite entertaining and an excellent showman.The food was fresh and overall well prepared. The shrimp was particularly good, as well as the spicy tuna salad. The only reason I could not give it five stars is I thought the vegetables were over... More 

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Antioch, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Excellent hibachi and would definitely go back! Flavors meld together perfectly, the chef was fantastic - had a nice sense of humor and knew how to put on a show! The service, however, was horrible! The waiter took our order and didn't come back until the end of the meal. People at the table needed drinks, etc... and he never... 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: Sushi, Japanese
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?