Pittsburgh Magazine – Although small, Teppanyaki Kyoto has been enthusiastically discovered by Pittsburgh diners. Those who have traveled to Japan, or who are Japanese themselves, rave about the authenticity of this place. And folks who haven’t yet traveled to Japan enjoy the novelty of the flavor combinations. Best Restaurants 2013: Editor’s Choice.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Teppanyaki Kyoto is a departure from the midcentury relic, Benihana, where servers supplement Americanized Japanese cuisine with goofy, knife-wielding, tableside performances. This restaurant has instead imported something more authentic: Japanese comfort food with the crowd-pleasing potential for infinite varieties.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review – The relentless tidiness and uncluttered minimalism that most Japanese-American restaurants shoot for is ably replicated here: Lots of wood, some bamboo stalks at the entrance, a table and pillows for dining on the floor in the Japanese fashion in the back.
Pittsburgh City Paper – Domo arigato — our thanks — to Kyoto Teppanyaki for bringing these wondrously satisfying, mysteriously undiscovered Japanese dishes to the table of Asian dining in Pittsburgh. Perhaps their excellence will inspire some “Let’s go out for Japanese” that does not presume sushi as its centerpiece.
Food Collage – I think it is safe to say that everyone at the table enjoyed our meals, and I think it would also be safe to say that I will be back for sure. Teppanyaki Kyoto is a great addition to the Bryant Street neighborhood; my only wish is that I lived closer!
Eat Pgh – Make sure to sit at the counter (if available), and you can watch the chefs prepare your meal. The chefs carefully craft the layered pancake masterpieces on a hot metal surface. It is definitely an interesting pre-dinner show.
Urban Spoon – Food was top notch, service was wonderful! This place is a great addition to the pittsburgh dining scene!
Yelp – Very authentic okonomiyaki in a relaxed setting.
Google+ – The food and atmosphere were both good and authentic. The appetizers and okonomiyaki were great.
Facebook – The people are nice; the food is excellent; and the place is nicely decorated.
Trip Advisor – Teppanyaki Kyoto is one of those restaurants that I am anxious to return to and experience new dishes.
Pittsburgh Food Scene – Teppanyaki Kyoto is welcome addition to the Highland Park restaurant scene.