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Kyoto Japanese Restaurant

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6320 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-7935
+1 815-477-8300
11:00 - 22:00
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Fox River Grove, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Almost all sushi restaurants have a bad day once in a while. Not at Kyoto. It's always fresh and delicious. Other menu items are great too, in case you're in the mood for something else. This place is always packed - and for a reason!

Thank JboJim
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Entertainment by the chef and freshly prepared food! Very enjoyable. Have been back many times. The variety will be able to satisfy almost any taste buds that sit around the table/cooking surface.

Thank William M
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was very good! The service was good also, they have a small to eat if you do not want the hibachi option, but it is very small. On a busy weekend dinner it is even hard to get out of your seat, they need to expand!

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Algonquin, Illinois
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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017

expect to wait 45-1 hour when you make a reservation. they have no skills to manage time happen 2 times in the last 3 week i wont be back

Thank bobmar5
Mchenry, Illinois
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is our quick go-to place when we're hungry for an Asian meal but don't want to head to far out of town. Teppanyaki is fun for the whole family but even grabbing some sushi or a regular non "cook at the table" dinner is always very good. Quick, friendly service. Always good!

Thank Annette Y
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Living in Crystal Lake and being a regular customer at the national hibachi restaurant (ie, Benihana's, hereinafter referred to as "the other place"), I have always wanted to try Kyoto. So we went on Valentine's Day. This may have been a bad day to put them to the test, since it was SUPER CROWDED. The restaurant is much larger than... More 

Thank tompee60014
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This place is always very busy on the weekends - make sure to call ahead. I have eaten in the sushi bar as well as at the Hibachi tables. The food is great. Helpful tip - pay the extra $8 to share a meal. There is still more than enough food for two people if you choose this option. The... More 

Thank Brooke J
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Kyoto is the best Japanese steakhouse in Chicagoland. Paul is the best behind the grill. We always feel special when we go there.

Thank Cynthia S
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Delicious food, nice atmosphere. Would recommend this dinner experience for a family night out. Love the golden shrimp

Thank AnnaMarie G
Crystal Lake, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We come here every year to celebrate my oldest son's birthday!! The show is outstanding and the food is great!

Thank Gerbergirl04

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6320 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-7935
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 815-477-8300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?