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1864 Rio Hill Ctr, Charlottesville, VA 22901-1143
+1 434-975-9995
11:00 - 22:00
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 crushed the tea leaves when ordered. While the food did not make me back flip... More 

Thank Kaitlin S
Annapolis, Maryland
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235 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
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 restaurant describes itself as serving exquisite Chinese and Japanese fare. What I had could be... More 

Thank John V
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
Gordonsville, Virginia
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 service! Try it!

Thank PremierVA1
Charlottesville, Virginia
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93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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 were greasy. The rice servings seemed to have been prepared earlier in the day, and,... More 

Thank Suze L
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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
Charlottesville, Virginia
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467 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
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. Attentive staff person (and owner comes out from the kitchen to help) Will see how... More 

Thank samtrip12345
Gordonsville, Virginia
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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
Charlottesville, Virginia
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Best Chinese food i've had in years, or maybe ever; definitely the best in Charlottesville, and I've been to most all of the others. My mom gets the Japanese, she says it is the best ever. Small restaurant, the staff/owners are so friendly, fast service, reasonably priced, very clean and great A/C on a hot day.

Thank TracyMoon
Brooks, Georgia
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Really good food. The wait staff was very friendly, and very attentive. The service was fast. We were a party of 14 and everyone enjoyed their food.

Thank CP171717

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?