Kyoto offers new Lunchbox to stay or go for just $15

Kyoto Bento Boxes
Kyoto Bento Boxes
Kyoto Bento Boxes

Acclaimed chef Peggi Ince-Whiting has introduced a “Lunchbox” bento box option to Kyoto’s lunch menu. Perfect for those who just can’t make up their mind on which traditional Japanese entrée to choose, it’s also a terrific value at just $15 and offered both in the restaurant at lunch or delivered as a “to-go” option for parties, meetings or events.

Peggi’s love of Japanese cuisine and creative combinations shine through each delicious bite. The Lunchbox is filled with her delectable chicken teriyaki, ebi (shrimp) tempura, gyoza, tuna sashimi and California roll and is served with rice and a choice of miso soup or house salad.

“We are pleased to offer this new option for those wanting a taste of more Japanese specialties. It’s also a big hit with companies ordering out for something different for corporate meetings,” says Whiting, “I love the Lunchbox addition to our traditional offerings of tempura, teriyaki, sukiyaki, katsu, udon, donburi and sushi.”

Kyoto / 1080 East 1300 South in Salt Lake City / Phone 801-487-3525 /

Peggi Ince-Whiting: Peggi has been making sushi in Utah for over 30 years.  She is one of a handful of female chefs to work behind a sushi bar in Japan.  Peggi was trained by Sushi Master Inou at Hama Sushi in Tokyo.  After finishing her apprenticeship under Master Inou, Peggi returned to her native Utah to open her own restaurant, Ichiban Sushi.  Over the 20 years that Peggi owned and operated Ichiban she received many awards and acknowledgements for her talent from US publications such as Bon Appetite, Fine Cooking and Zagat.  She has also received notations in numerous Japanese publications. 

About Kyoto: A Salt Lake City icon, Kyoto has delighted literally generations of diners. This cozy restaurant gives the feel of a bit of Kyoto Japan in the Rocky Mountains. Kyoto specializes in authentic Japanese cuisine. House favorites include the Ebi Tempura and Steak Teriyaki. Kyoto is also known for its Sushi Bar. Patrons may either dine at the Sushi Bar or order sushi from a Japanese style booth.

Kyoto Japanese Restaurant was opened by Sam & Yoshiko Tada in 1984. Main Course Management, (operators of Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar, Current Fish & Oyster, Under Current Bar, Oasis Cafe, Cafe Niche, Trio Café Downtown and Trio Café Cottonwood, and Golden Braid Books), strive to maintain the amazing legacy that Sam and Yoshiko spent a lifetime creating. Main Course Management prides itself in providing top-quality fresh ingredients, friendly and efficient service and a welcoming atmosphere at all their locations.

Stuart is the founder, writer and wrangler at several sites including Gastronomic SLC, Utah Now and, The Utah Review; Stuart is a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune and has worked extensively with other local publications from Utah Stories through to Salt Lake Magazine and Visit Salt Lake.