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“Completely Converted to Japanese Food!”
Review of Kyoto Kitchen

Kyoto Kitchen
Ranked #2 of 220 Restaurants in Winchester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$33 - US$66
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Specialising in Sushi and Sashimi, our menu contains many different dishes that will introduce you to authentic Japanese cuisine.
Reviewed 10 May 2014

We have just had one of the best evenings in this fantastic restaurant. This was a new experience for my husband and I having never had Japanese food before so in the company of some great friends, we spent the evening in Kyoto Kitchen and we are truly converted. The atmosphere is wonderful, very small and intimate without feeling cramped, and the food (we had the taster menu) was superb from beginning to end. The staff were attentive without being 'hovering' and at the end, the owner came over (apparently our friends are regulars!) to ask about our evening and introduce us to the delight that is sake, at 20% proof, now that's an end to an evening! We are coming back!

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Thank Emma R
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

Went to the Kyoto kitchen last week on a rainy Friday after shopping in Winchester. Chose it completely based on its ranking for Winchester and location.
We felt quite cramped and jammed in from the start and when we asked for more space we were put downstairs in by the toilets in a somewhat after thought of a room.
Maybe it was due to where we were but the service was so slow, 20 minutes for drinks and a further 15 for our starters which although very tasty (tempura prawns) the prawns were only just warm, the gyoza again barely warm. The sushi was ok but the prawn tempura roll was quite greasy.
Main courses (delivered 1hr 30 min after ordering) were just ok, nothing special. Didn't have dessert as had a booked train.
We left feeling deflated and slightly annoyed. I don't think Winchester has too much of a food culture if this was one of the very best.

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3  Thank murthag k
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

This place is utterly genius, having had a brilliant evening for my wife's 40th I returned the other day to experience one of their news delicacies. We tried the Lobster Wasabi and pepper sauce - a whole lobster with wasabi and pepper foam - it was very, very special! You simply can't go wrong in this restaurant. Great food, great service - pure perfection!

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Thank George B
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Tucked away from the main drag in Winchester, Kyoto Kitchen is a small and friendly restaurant serving beautifully cooked food.

I'm a big fan of Japanese food, having lived in the country for a couple of years, and Kyoto Kitchen did not disappoint. Four of us took the set menu which ranged from sushi and sashimi to tempura and teriyaki-style dishes with light fluffy rice.

There were also some new slightly spicy variations on old classics which gave the taste a bit of a twist.

At the end of the meal we had a nice surprise - the staff sang Happy Birthday (someone had tipped them off), bringing out a selection of desserts.

All in all it was a lovely evening. I can't wait to go back for that crispy tempura.

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Thank 900Emma
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Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

I went here with a friend after reading positive reviews and I was truly not disappointed. The food was amazing and so well presented and the staff were very polite. The ambience and decor are beautiful and the restaurant! I would highly recommend this for anybody looking to try authentic, fresh Japanese food.

Thank Kelley F
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