Kyoto Japanese restaurant in Sugar House is one of Salt Lake City's oldest and most popular Japanese restaurants. It's also one of my personal favorites. Kyoto focuses on traditional, well-prepared sushi rolls, nigiri and sashimi as well as tempura, teriyaki and other Japanese favorites.
Some of the standout dishes on Kyoto's menu are the wonderful, sweet-but-not-too-sweet chicken teriyaki and the light, tasty tempura. The shrimp and vegetable tempura are especially good. Kyoto's miso soup is the best I've had in Salt Lake City. Kyoto's portion sizes tend to be huge, so plan to share or take home leftovers.
The atmosphere at Kyoto is calm and quiet, and the kimono-clad wait staff are charming and attentive. Kyoto gets busy on weekends and even some weeknights, so it's a good idea to call ahead for a reservation. Ask for a private booth - these are usually reserved for four or more people, but if they are available you can usually use on for a smaller party.
Kyoto Japanese Restaurant
1080 E. 1300 South