Kiyo's Japanese Restaurant

(619) 238-1726

531 F St, San Diego, CA | Directions   92101

32.713527 -117.159565

 
Restaurants, Sushi, Japanese  more

Price: $$

Neighborhoods: Central San Diego, Central, Gaslamp

less
 
 

Reviews for Kiyo's Japanese Restaurant

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Kiyo's is the best Sushi Bar in SD – This place can be amazing, you just need to know what to order. All the fish is going to be local, fresh, and NEVER farmed raised. Kiyo seems to take tremendous pride in being able to identify great quality fish. While at Kiyo's I primarily went for the sashimi (tuna, yellow tail, halibut) and it was all great but nothing compared to the Grouper sashimi w/ Ponzu sauce. It was AMAZING! Of course presentation isn't everything but Kiyo is an expert so of course the presentation was beautiful too. The friends we were with love Kiyo's and I was thinking that it was a very good sushi bar until I had the grouper and that is when it went from great to wow, amazing. Kiyo also knows how to torch very well and the roll he made (sorry, I don't know what it was called, we asked him to surprise us) was another amazing piece. There is a full service kitchen which will give you some delicious udon or fried tofu.

Here are a few things I learned from the amazing 2 hour conversation with Kiyo. He basically taught San Diego sushi chefs how to do sushi correctly. He has been here over 20 years and was the first or second sushi bar in SD. He loves to scuba. Seriously, sit at the bar and enjoy your meal instead of being in a rush. This place is worth the time and I'll be going back time and time again.

This is not a trendy, Americanized sushi bar. Kiyo is not going to give you something commercial or with cream cheese in it. Go to Ra Sushi if you want that. This place is infinitely better than any of the Americanized sushi places so give it a shot. Like I said earlier, all the fish was great (grouper and tuna were the best). Oh yeah, the uni was great as well and Kiyo makes all of his sauces himself (nothing out of a bottle).

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best sushi in the Gaslamp – I have tried several different sushi restaurants in the Gaslamp area and Kiyo's is by far my favorite. The fish is fresh and the location can't be beat. Kiyo the owner is usually there and offers a friendly hello when you walk in the door. No loud music playing that makes conversation impossible. Just great food in a prime location.

Recommends
over a year ago

Editorial Review – Local favorite offers indoor/outdoor seating and specializes in fresh sushi, beef teriyaki and noodle dishes.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Favorite sushi in the city – My family and I, after trying many sushi restaurants around the city, have been going to Kiyo's regularly for almost 13 years. The fish is always extremely fresh and of great quality and the atmosphere is very authentic. Whenever I visit the city, now that I live elsewhere, I always go to Kiyo's, its like family!

 

Write a Review for

Kiyo's Japanese Restaurant…

100% 100 10 4 Votes
Get Directions
Your Friends

Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Facebook to see what your friends are up to!

Add Blog Post

Add your blog review of Kiyo's Japanese Restaurant to Citysearch

Do you have a review of Kiyo's Japanese Restaurant on your blog? If you include the Citysearch image link (shown below) in your post, we'll automatically link to your review from the business profile page. Here's how our Linkback system works:

  • 1. Include our image link in your Kiyo's Japanese Restaurant review blog post.
  • 2. Citysearch will notice that you're linking to one of our pages. We'll scan your blog.
  • 3. We'll show a link to your blog post from the Kiyo's Japanese Restaurant page on Citysearch.

The Linkback system is free and automatic. It's really that easy.

Read our FAQ for details.

Image Link

To link to our business profile page, copy the html below to your web page.

Kiyo's Japanese Restaurant on Citysearch