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Kiyo's Japanese Restaurant

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531 F St, San Diego, CA 92101-6308
+1 619-238-1726
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2009

Hubby took the deluxe sushi, I took the fried vegetables and egg noodles. Everything was excellent. It was nice to have dinner quietly. Staff was nice but service was poor. They brang the miso soup (included with the deluxe sushi) after two minutes and as soon as my husband had the last spoon in mouth, the brang the entree. Meanwhile,... More 

1 Thank Bigmoumout
Phoenix, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2008

We have been eating at Kiyo's since before 2000 when my wife, Lyn, discovered it during a trip to Gas Lamp. When airfares were cheap we would fly to San Diego from Phoenix every month. Kiyo welcomed us and got to know us so well that we can call him a day or two before arriving and he will find... More 

2 Thank ButsuButsu
Tucson, AZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2008

We ate dinner here, after taking a look at a few other Japanese restaurants in the area. We had sushi, udon with egg, and vegetable tempura. It was all delicious, and prices were also quite reasonable.

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San Diego, CA
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2008

This is the best sushi I've had in San Diego with the best quality fish. People that dislike this place are obviously not Japanese. If you want a chill atmosphere and experience real Japanese food, you'll enjoy Kiyo's.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2008

One of the only places in Gaslamp to get a nice bowl of udon.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2007

Food was ok. Service was rotten waited 1 hour and never had dinner. Left the place and so did a few other people.Spend your money somewere else.First time the ratings let me down.

1 Thank VizziOne
San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2005

I discovered Kiyos when I moved to the Gaslamp, and it promptly became one of our favorites (a twice a week habit)! The owner, Kiyo, has been in the same spot for more than 15 years, and you will still find him behind the sushi bar, preparing phenomenal rolls. Everything on the menu is good, but if you are undecided,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 35
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 531 F St, San Diego, CA 92101-6308
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-238-1726

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