New KITA on the Block

East meets Western at this Japanese steak house and sushi bar.

By Tessa Woolf December 5, 2022 Published in the Winter/Spring 2022-23 issue of Park City Magazine

After a day on the slopes at Park City Mountain Resort, mosey down to Canyons Village for an Asian-inspired take on après-ski at KITA, located inside Pendry Park City (2417 W High Mountain Rd, 435-800-1990; This Japanese steak house and sushi bar is equal parts beautiful and delicious—the fashionable but welcoming interior features a modern, neutral-hued palette that feels more akin to a San Francisco hot spot than a slopeside eatery (tip: request one of the cozy-chic booths for a more intimate setting).

For après, swap chilled Champagne for warm sake, and instead of the traditional charcuterie, order from KITA’s sushi menu (read more about that on page 110) or put your chopsticks to good use with small plates of hamachi crudo and katsu-fried cauliflower. For dinner, dig into the complimentary milk rolls and then warm up with a large bowl of miso soup with shitake mushrooms. Steak lovers will delight in the menu’s shining star: A5 Wagyu beef—sourced locally from Snake River Farms and finished with a range of sauces, from brown butter ponzu to yuzu koshu chimichurri. Also not to be overlooked is a supporting cast of stellar entrees, including fork-tender, glazed short ribs, miso-sake halibut, and the Karabuta pork chop.

If your ski pants aren’t bursting at the seams after all of that, finish your meal with a serving of strawberry, mango, or matcha mochi; milk-bread pudding with a whiskey cream sauce and almond crumble, or a Japanese chocolate pot de crème made with azuki red bean and mandarin orange. Book your reservation now before the Sundance set arrives.

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