The Best Japanese Restaurant in Texas.
My husband and I have tried Japanese restaurants all over the world. Kyoto?s, is hands down, the best Japanese restaurant in Texas. Kyoto?s is inconspicuously located on the southbound access road to I45 between Woodland Parkway and Rayford/Sawdust. Currently celebrating its tenth year here in The Woodlands, it is also the oldest in The Woodlands.
So what makes Kyoto?s so good? Besides the great food and the quiet atmosphere, Eva and Eric and their entire staff treat you like royalty. They remember your favorite dishes. They always know when you may need a refill of hot sake or green tea. Time and time again, they serve with friendly warm hospitality. Having grown up in Taiwan, Eric learned to cook in some of the finest restaurants in neighboring Tokyo, Japan. Lured into moving to the United States by a satisfied customer in Tokyo, happy customers continued to encourage him to first work in Virginia, then in Houston and finally here in The Woodlands.
Like a fine craftsman, Eric ?crafts? each dish to perfection. If you want a special treat, sit at the sushi bar and watch as Eric and his assistant, Steve, delicately and carefully hand make each dish. Everything at Kyoto?s is handmade even the handmade origami mobiles, floating cranes, that the staff make in their spare time. Inexpensively priced, they make extraordinary and very unique gifts.
And finally, you will return to Kyoto?s again and again because Eric and Eva go the extra mile. After Hurricane Rita skimmed by The Woodlands when the area was experiencing blackouts, when it got so hot and stuffy that everyone had to get out of their homes, there were no restaurants open. Even the Mc Donald?s was closed. But not Kyoto?s. Since they lived near and since they had electricity, Eric and Eva decided to open for business. And business they had. Even though most of their staff could not make it to work, Eric and Eva fed a standing-room-only crowd all night long.