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Kyoto Japanese Restaurant

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3232 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3329
+1 805-687-1252
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good48%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“miso soup” (3 reviews)
“sushi” (17 reviews)
“fresh fish” (2 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
3232 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3329
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11 - 20 of 34 reviews

Reviewed July 27, 2015

We asked about local sushi and Kyoto was recommended by our waiter at Sambo's while we were having Sunday morning breakfast…….It's always good to ask the locals (especially in a college town like Santa Barbara) where the good (and reasonably priced) sushi is! We took...More

Thank MiasCoolMama
Reviewed February 21, 2015

We had an appetite for Japanese food and found this place searching through the internet. My wife and daughter both had the Tempura Udon and I had the Chicken Katsu. All dishes were very nice. While we were there, there were several large groups celebrating...More

Thank buchabob
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.

Thank Jamie P
Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

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...More

Thank amjacobo
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...More

Thank richard b
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...More

Thank S R
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.

1  Thank Geoff R
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.

Thank rooseM3
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...More

Thank Judith A
Reviewed December 10, 2012

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....More

Thank PapaRichWee
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3232 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3329
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-687-1252
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