Located conveniently in downtown area, kyo-ya is NOT:
1. a bang for youre buck. They have a so called ""ala carte"" menu which I think its nothing but 2 diff. kinds of seaweed ( a pickle sweetened and or a.....seaweed! ) & only 2 main available course ( you get to choose one ) for around $25 - $30 bucks.
2. Food Variation: Most japanese restaurant have popular items on their menu, kyo-ya dont have that, if they do, its very diff.
3. Wine by the glass. Popular calif. cabernet ( woodbridge ) & chardonnay ( kendall & BV ) cost almost $ 13 bucks.
Service - helpful & attentive. Staff - courteous & modest.
In all.... at a neighborhood or authentic japanese restaurant, for $25-$30 bucks you can have an ""ala carte"" dinner which has a soup, salad, main course, & one or two appetizers, some have generous portions.
Pros: location, attentive, service. Staff are, modest.
Cons: limited choices of, sushi & sashimi. a, bit expensive.