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1864 Rio Hill Ctr, Charlottesville, VA 22901-1143
+1 434-975-9995
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
3 Mar 2018
“A nice quiet place to have a semi upscale meal”
5 Aug 2017
“nelson trip”
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
1864 Rio Hill Ctr, Charlottesville, VA 22901-1143
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

This relaxed little place is in the back corner of rio hill shopping center. The food is good and unusual in an interesting way.

Thank Bruce W
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Great food and service in a family atmosphere. The owners were on site and made it a point to talk to my family and I.

Thank kimionelson
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Stopped by Lunch and got the Japanese green tea to go along with our meal. I do not know if it was different than ~normal~ green tea or if it was because the woman up front made the tea fresh, and by fresh I mean...More

Thank Kaitlin S
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Based on some pretty solid Trip Advisor ratings, I popped into Kyoto for lunch. Wasn’t so much bad as it was disappointing. One would think that, with a name like Kyoto, one could reasonably expect Japanese fare, maybe even some sushi or sashimi? But the...More

1  Thank John V
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

This is an excellent family run restaurant hidden in Rio Hill Shopping Center. We have eaten there many times and have never had a bad experience. The service is "laid-back", never rushed, yet service is attentive. Food excellent.

Thank marlin22936
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite little Japanese restaurant right next to my favorite store TJM ax Enjoyed the sesame shrimp. 6 fresh large shrimp with broccoli and you get soup too. I love the hot and sour soup! The best around!! Excellent value, clean,fresh with great...More

Thank PremierVA1
Reviewed 12 February 2016

This was our second visit for dinner at Kyoto. While the hostess and server were friendly and polite, the food was sub-par. Wine glasses were murky and streaked. The Chicken Teppanyaki was cold, and tasted as though the cooking oil might've been rancid. Side vegetables...More

Thank Suze L
Reviewed 20 December 2015

A favorite place to dine with excellent delicious food and superb service. Never disappointed and always a real treat. Extensive menu with something for everyone. Don't miss this quaint & enjoyable experience.

Thank Ward S
Reviewed 3 December 2015

This place was basically a "Mom and Pop" operation for a long time, but they recently retired and sold the restaurant. New owner has changed the menu a bit (curry, bang bang shrimp on it, and other things) Still pretty good, prices about the same....More

Thank samtrip12345
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

Great Japanese teppanyaki with soup and salad - very fresh and generous portions. The hot Japanese green tea is authentic and the best around. Not from a bag!!! Must try this restaurant nice owners and staff

Thank PremierVA1
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1864 Rio Hill Ctr, Charlottesville, VA 22901-1143
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-975-9995
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