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“Best sushi in Cincinnati” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kyoto Japanese Cuisine

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Kyoto Japanese Cuisine
12082 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45249
(513) 583-8897
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Ranked #181 of 1,750 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best sushi in Cincinnati”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

I have been to Kyoto several times and it never fails. I have tried more Sushi spots in Cincinnati than I care to count and this is by far the best. The quality is always good and the presentation is beautiful. I highly recommend it for something different and affordable.

Visited June 2013
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Knoxville, TN
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
“Great food with great prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We ate here recently while staying at a hotel not far away. We arrived late and didn't have many options in the area that were still open, but that was lucky for us since it resulted in our visit to Kyoto. The service was excellent and everyone was very friendly. We ordered off of both the sushi menu and the regular menu. The sushi was excellent and was very reasonably priced. The bento box meal off of the regular menu seemed a little pricey at first until we saw how much food was packed into that little box - it was overflowing with tempura, chicken, rice, and sushi. We also tried the strawberry-banana dessert roll. Not everyone enjoyed it as bananas and strawberries fried tempura-style is certainly an odd combination, but it was good if you happen to have the taste for it. They also have a fairly large selection of alcohol for such a small place. The restaurant is small, so it would be difficult to go with a large party, but that just added to the friendly local feel.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lebanon, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Best in Cincy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

I have been here numerous times and have never been disappointed. Fresh food, great service and overall and excellent experience. The only downfall is having to wait for a table.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati
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81 reviews 81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“All around good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I ate at Kyoto for dinner tonight. We were all around impressed! I had beef teryaki, and my wife had chicken hibachi. Both of our meals were top notch. The quality of the steak was very good. The sauce was excellent. All around very tasty.

They did not furnish a fork; you are encouraged to use chop sticks. I'm sure they'd give you a fork if you ask. But, everyone was using the chop sticks, which fits the atmosphere of this place.

Atmosphere. The place is small, close quarters. It's not fancy, almost feels like it should be a street cafe in a busy Japanese city.

We aren't sushi fans, but they certainly had an extensive list.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Average food, Excellent Prices”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

The sushi is fresh, but not creative or flavorful. We ordered their special rolls that included spicy salmon and spicy tuna. In addition, we had soup, salad, and edamame.

We didn't realize that there were special happy hour prices for the sushi so the bill was extremely affordable. In fact, I don't remember ever getting sushi at such a low price. So, if you're in the neighborhood, especially around their happy hour time frame, then it's good enough.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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