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Jul 10, 2011 10:05 PM

Kyora Restaurant, Sunnyvale - review w/ pics

In the back of the Ramada Hotel on the Right. Had a $25 off coupon, but had to spend $50 + 18% tip included on my bill. It's a lot of food for 2 people, better to bring 3 or 4. About 5 min drive from AMC Mercado, Sunnyvale.

We ordered lots of stuff:

FREE small dish of edamame

Spinach w/ sesame sauce - fine. I liked it.

Tuna Rice Balls - Skip it, worse thing we tried. Nothing special about it, it's suppose to be crispy rice, but it was just rice w/ some seaweed & tuna inside. Skip it!

Cold Ramen - Summer only. It was fine. Cold ramen, some egg, pork, pickled veggies, some light sauce. I liked it.

Albacore Tataki - lots of semi-raw albacore w/ ponzu sauce, lots of sliced onions. I liked it.

Fried octopus tentacles - B. liked it. Potato salad on the side was nice.

Grilled fish cheeks - 2 big chunks of meaty fish. Fine.

Grilled mackerel dinner - big slab of mackerel, potato salad good, salad boring. Miso soup given earlier was salty. Side of white rice.

Small bottle of hot sake - it was average. Credit cards are allowed.

NOTE: They are closing in August for remodeling - so don't go August 2011!

1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94089

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  1. I'm glad to hear it's still there and planning to remodel. Were there other customers at dinner time? It's been close to deserted when I've gone, can't figure out how it survives.

    5 Replies
    1. re: Melanie Wong

      We were the first ones there at 5:45pm Sat 7/9/11, a large group about 8ppl came in about 6pm, another table of 6, a couple sat behind us, and a couple ppl at the sushi bar.

      1. re: Melanie Wong

        >can't figure out how it survives<

        maybe they do some room service for the hotel?

        1. re: drewskiSF

          Could be. Maybe it's busy at lunch time. It's been running a discount for a long time, which is never a good sign.

          1. re: Melanie Wong

            I used to work with a company that has an office nearby and have stayed at that hotel quite a few times. Remember it is close to the Santa Clara Convention Center. It can be quite busy when there is a big convention going on. They are also busy for breakfast where they offer both an American buffet and a Japanese breakfast. They seem to attract groups of Japanese business people who are either going to the convention center or perhaps other businesses in the area. I think the restaurant does all the food service for meetings and events at the hotel too.

            1. re: pamf

              Thanks, wonder if anyone can comment on the Japanese breakfast. And if I remember correctly, it has a shuttle service which would seem to cater to visiting Japanese clientele. A nice tatami room too, hope that doesn't disappear in the remodel.