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Kyo Kitchen & Bar, Halifax, NS

Kyo Kitchen & Bar

4.6
4.6
143 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Japanese
A first for the city of Halifax, Kyo Kitchen & Bar fuses traditional Japanese cuisine with new-age Izakaya inspiration. Kyo translates to ‘home’, a feeling we have tried to capture with velvet cushions, low lighting, abundant greenery, and unpretentious food. As you venture through our menu, feel confident that our staff can guide you to explore the varieties of sake, the flavours of ramen, the nuances of Japanese whiskey, or anything else unfamiliar. Sit back, order without hesitation, and let us take care of the rest.
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Ramen, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (902) 431-0477
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Kyo is the perfect space to hold small and intimate events, with a dining room to fit 30 and standing space up to 50. Inquiries for private parties at info@kyohalifax.ca. We offer set menu options, buffets or full menu ordering for both the kitchen and bar.
  • Neighbourhood
    Halifax
  • Cross Street
    Directly across from St. Paul's Church & Parade Square
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 143 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

143 Reviews
  1. Jess

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kyo is such a great place. The staff is always so helpful, our server gave me a great drink recommendation, it was delicious. The food was so good. And our server was so sweet. Definitely a favorite spot for us

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  2. Jamesb

    Atlantic Canada

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service was very good. Cocktails were a little pricey.

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  3. Johnshirl

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at Kyo. We enjoyed the experience. Food was good. Enjoyed sampling the different sake.

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  4. Cjsd

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visiting and will definitely be back. The cocktails are top notch. Excellent food and service with a nice vibe.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always incredible service, cocktails and food!

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  6. Megan

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We arrived at 7:55pm. Our medium plates came out at 8:20 and the ramen came out at 8:50 which was a bummer. The restaurant, albeit very small, was pretty full so I understand that the food may take longer but I thought it was a bit unreasonable. The Tonkotsu ramen was not very flavorful, just salty. The Yuzu Miso ramen was not good. On the other hand, the Panko Ebi and vegetable tempura were both delicious. The Gentou Season (cocktail) was really good. We also got a bottle of Umeshu but received the wrong bottle which had black tea in it so we couldn't sleep that night. It was jazz night (live music) when we went and it was insanely loud. The restaurant is really small and all the windows/doors were closed because of the cold weather so I'm not sure why the music was turned up so high. My friend and I were sitting at the furthest table from the performers but we were full on yelling at each other to talk. The servers are really nice but overall, it was not a positive experience.

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  7. Chrisp

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Waited an hour and a half for entrees. Never got checked up on.

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  8. Newfieboy2789

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an unexpected gem of a restaurant. It was a first visit for all of us. The dining room has a lively downtown vibe. It was moderately loud but one could easily carry on a conversation without having to shout across the table. The cocktail menu was varied and interesting. The cocktails were prepared by the mixologist with great care and precision-an entertaining show in its own right! Our server was very helpful,good natured and professional in every way. The service was efficient and unobtrusive. The menu was also of good variety and grouped into different sized plates. There were six of us at the table so we shared multiple dishes. All were excellent.We did not try the ramen. The food was excellent and delivered to the table in short order and at the perfect dining cadence. All in all,this was an exceptional dining experience. It is certainly much better than some of the higher profile restaurants that have opened downtown recently. It deserves to do well and is worth more than one visit.

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  9. Beth

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great cocktails , works of art and really tasty . food was outstanding as was service

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been here before and it was incredible, the food is good but the service could’ve been better. They seemed to have a scheduling problem and told us that we might have to cut it short for other guest reservations. Felt rushed which was unfortunate. But the food was good and the ambiance was very neat.

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  11. MichelleB

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was top notch. Having never had sake before, we ordered a flight and the waitress was great at explaining the differences and attentive as we had questions. The food was delicious. The drink menu was also really impressive and I recommend the Shady Business drink. For someone who doesn’t love whiskey, I was blown away. Neat ambience, wonderful service and will definitely be there again.

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  12. HalifaxResident

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall a good experience. The food was fantastic and offered at a good price for what you get. Unfortunately, the service wasn’t fantastic, we were waiting for our food for a long time and one of the plates we ordered was not made. Also there were only two servers on a busy Friday night which caused for long wait times, and for service to be delayed. I would recommend this spot, but maybe not on their busy nights - unless you’re okay with waiting. Also definitely recommend you do a reservation as it is a popular small restaurant/bar.

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  13. ChrissyP

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kyo is amazing every time. The noodle day special was probably the best ramen I've ever had. it was an incredible experience and value for my money. Y'all know you'll definitely see me again 😋

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful experience!

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  15. keithM

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress was a rock star

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  16. MorganH

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic as always will continue to go monthly :)

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  17. KristianaB

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! Service was fast and genuinely friendly; we'll be back soon!

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  18. Rcee

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dining experience. Highly recommend the premium sake flights.

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  19. Brad

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great atmosphere, service and food! Def check this place out!

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  20. Catherine

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing cocktails and delicious food (tuna tataki especially good) we loved it!

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  21. MorganH

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I make appointment recommending this to all my friends I’m trying to get there at least once a month

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful atmosphere. Great staff. Amazing food. Will go back again for sure!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was friendly and very energetic! Knowledgeable about the food and drinks !

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  24. RB12

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best drinks, food, ambience, and staff in HRM, and their decor is super cool. Couldn't ask for anything more! Their jazz nights are super nice and really great for dates or to hangout with friends 😊 highly recommended!

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  25. ERLR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We first experienced Kyo on one of Alex's Curated Food tours and decided to come back the next day for a full service. The team did not disappoint with both service along with the menu.

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  26. RobM

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff and service was great. Drinks were very creative and quite good too. Food was just okay. The gyoza was not even a little bit warm and I also think 4 one-bite size dumplings for $10 is not good value. The agedashi tofu bites were pretty good but strangely they were just luke warm. The vegan ramen bowl was pretty good. Overall a good experience thanks to the staff and the drink but there are some very simple things the kitchen could do to make it better.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, ambience and server were fantastic. The cocktails list was incredible and it was difficult to choose which to try first. I am looking forward to going again soon!

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  28. MorganH

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I haven’t going to Kyo for the last two years. I love the atmosphere service and the food I am always recommending to anyone looking for a new good vibing place to eat

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  29. Carlito

    Montreal

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! Amazing place ! Amazing price !! Excellent value!

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  30. KittyPride

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I chose this restaurant because of the extensive sake menu. Open to all diverse members of the community The staff was very friendly and professional. The food we had were small plates but each was artfully plated and very good. The karage was exceptionally 🥰 They are known for their ramen but everything looked good Saw lots of friends & couples. There’s also a small front patio. Lots of people trying the cocktails 🍸 Very nice experience and I would highly recommend this establishment to friends/family

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The server Ashley was exceptional. My wife has a corn allergy and Ashley worked with the chef to ensure a safe and delicious experience. Thank you for the fantastic service, delicious meal and great experience. We will return!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I ordered the karaage and waffles. I went for my friend's birthday. He ordered the okonomiyaki, Tokyo Coffee and Tonkotsu Ramen. I was a little disappointed they didn't have the souffle pancakes. I ordered the mango and lychee mimosas. Lychee was better than mango. The music was enjoyable and I knew most of the songs. We had the place to ourselves pretty much. I'm looking forward to going again.

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  33. MitchellC

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the best cocktails in the city. Very chill atmosphere and decor.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The server Liam was just outstanding …. Food was Very good as were drinks

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  35. AndreC

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Very good experience overall.

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  36. Ellie

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic time watching the live jazz music. Our server was lovely and accommodated all of our requests, and the cocktails were some of the best we’d ever had! The atmosphere was unbeatable and we’ll definitely be back.

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  37. MaximeB

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The setting, the food, the service are all outstanding. The staff couldn’t be nicer and more caring. I would have rated it A+ for the overall experience.

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  38. BrittanyP

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Chic vibes, tasty food, and fun/fancy drinks. Thanks Kyo!

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  39. KatrinaS

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great (we were there for brunch). The staff are very friendly and the decor is really nice. You have to check out the art in the bathrooms!

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  40. MorganH

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve tried all the Ramen restaurants in town this is by far my favourite try and get back at least once every month or two

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Kyo Kitchen & Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Kyo Kitchen & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (902) 431-0477.

Kyo Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 143 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Kyo Kitchen & Bar

1715 Barrington St, Halifax, NS B3J 2A4

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Directly across from St. Paul's Church & Parade Square
  • Neighbourhood
    Halifax
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Ramen, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (902) 431-0477
  • Private party facilities
    Kyo is the perfect space to hold small and intimate events, with a dining room to fit 30 and standing space up to 50. Inquiries for private parties at info@kyohalifax.ca. We offer set menu options, buffets or full menu ordering for both the kitchen and bar.
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