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“Excellent experience”

KYO Restaurant & Lounge
Ranked #424 of 10,290 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$50
Description: KYO brings a hint of Japan to Dubai and allows guests to experience an authentic glimpse into this inspiring culture and cuisine. Meaning both ‘Today’ and ‘Entertainment’ in Japanese, KYO is about accepting each day and making the most of every moment. This ultra-stylish restaurant boasts both indoor seating, arranged in a social and contemporary design, and an impressive outdoor lounge, with reserved sections for private gatherings. The lounge style seating, authentic Japanese cuisine, attentive service and unforgettable ambiance at KYO combine to bring a one-of-a-kind dining experience to Dubai.
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Description: KYO brings a hint of Japan to Dubai and allows guests to experience an authentic glimpse into this inspiring culture and cuisine. Meaning both ‘Today’ and ‘Entertainment’ in Japanese, KYO is about accepting each day and making the most of every moment. This ultra-stylish restaurant boasts both indoor seating, arranged in a social and contemporary design, and an impressive outdoor lounge, with reserved sections for private gatherings. The lounge style seating, authentic Japanese cuisine, attentive service and unforgettable ambiance at KYO combine to bring a one-of-a-kind dining experience to Dubai.
Reviewed 3 May 2018

We had a marvelous fish dinner. The food was fresh and tasty. The service was great. The place is fantastic. We will surely be back here.

Thank jimmore2018
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Sebastian R, Manager at KYO Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Dear jimmore2018,

Thank you so much for your review on Kyo Restaurant & Lounge, we are glad to see you had a great time at our restaurant.
We hope to see you soon!!!

Kind Regards,


Sebastian Rosas,
Restaurant Manager

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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

We went to the restaurant between 7-9pm .. it was empty and staff were friendly..
The food is just average and the prices are higher than quality of location, services, and food. Drinks options is lower than what we used to have in other Asian lounges and restaurants.
* There are a lot of mosquitos in the place..

Thank Ajmal-BH
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Sebastian R, Manager at KYO Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Dear Ajmal-BH,

Thank you for taking the time to review Kyo Restaurant & Lounge, we are looking in to the points you mention in your review, however please feel free to get in touch to discuss your feedback to detail.

Kind Regards,

Sebastian Rosas
Restaurant Manager

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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

This is my first visit and very surprising to find real Kyoto in the middle of bustling place . The concept | the picturesque | the freshness of Sushi (outdoor) gives you the feeling “Japan is Real”! Wide selections from breakfast | Lunch | Dinner with gourmet western touched :) On top of that, staff are amazing, errorless, and so humble owner Ahmed who visits each table to ensure that everybody’s upon satisfaction and happy!

P/s Dubai Residents: KYO offers different discounts, check it out!

Thank Leonila B
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Sebastian R, Manager at KYO Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2018

Dear Leonila B,

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, we are very happy to know you enjoy your visit to our restaurant, reviews like these motivate us to continue working hard to achieve guest satisfaction.
We hope to see you soon at Kyo Restaurant & Lounge.

Kind Regards,

Sebastian Rosas
Restaurant Manager

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Very good scallops and tuna. Dumplings with goat cheese sauce exceptional. Wagyu beef ok, but too spiced up

Thank Karl H
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Sebastian R, Manager at KYO Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Dear Karl H,

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant, we are glad to see you enjoyed our food, we will make to inform about when a dish is hot.

Hope to see you soon at Kyo,

Kind Regards,

Sebastian Rosas

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

I was really excited to visit this restaurant. I live right by it, and had walked past the garden area many times, wondering why nobody was ever in the restaurant.
I received an invitation to join them for a free sushi platter on Instagram, so I thought I'd take the opportunity to check it out.
Upon arrival we were told that everybody gets a free platter as standard, and a pushy manager tried to push their Thursday evening brunch menu upon us. AED 149 for sushi and a hot stone dish - sounded great, only we weren't that peckish, and asked if we could first sample the platter whilst we looked at the a la carte menu.
Not happy with this, the manager assumed we wanted to spend no money, and offered us a tiny table in the smoking section, claiming that all the big tables were reserved for brunch.
9.30pm at night, I knew this wasn't true, I walk past this restaurant daily, and it's been practically empty since it opened!
We were refused a different table and decided to leave, until they realised they had ample seating on the pavement - but not in the garden. Annoyed, we settled anyway and received the platter - no menu. We got a menu when we asked for the second time, and ordered a few extras.
We sat for just over an hour, and not one group took the tables in the exclusive garden area - which I am sure has better ambiance.
The sushi tasted good, however, both myself and my partner were not well the next day - if the slack service wasn't enough to put us off, the dodgy belly certainly was.

At least I now know why it's always empty! Expensive, snooty, no alcohol - a silly approach when surrounded by 5 start hotels and restaurants with, alcohol, great food and service.

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Thank LaurenOfArabia
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Sebastian R, Manager at KYO Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Dear LaurenOfArabia,

I would like to apologize for the bad experience and thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant.
Please do not hesitate to contact me directly via email Sebastian.Rosas@kyo-cafe.com to discuss your concerns in detail.

We hope to see you at Kyo one more time and change your perception of our restaurant.

Kind Regards,

Sebastian Rosas

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