Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Glendale
Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Glendale

Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Glendale

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.kabukiglendale.com/
  • Phone: (623) 772-9832
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Masa Kurihara
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Adjacent to Jobing.Com Arena
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Glendale
Kabuki Japanese Restaurant, the folks that make Japanese cuisine for all walks of life. Never tried sushi and Japanese cuisine? Visit Kabuki and we promise you"ll walk out hooked on our food. That’s what we do best; making non-believers into believers that Japanese cuisine is the new comfort food.

When you walk into a Kabuki Japanese Restaurant, you won’t be overwhelmed with Asian decor and soft slow music. What you will encounter is a fun, casual atmosphere with our friendly staff welcoming you through the doors.

Our food and beverages are passionately crafted by two gentlemen who are dedicated to providing you the best in Japanese cuisine as well as spreading the culture of Japanese dining to our guests. The tireless efforts of Executive Corporate Chef Masa Kurihara and Master Sake Sommelier Yuji Matsumoto are aimed to attain total satisfaction from you. They will be heart-broken if you feel otherwise. We look forward to serving you.
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Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Glendale reviews from OpenTable diners
4 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.8
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (2)fit for foodies (1)good for groups (1)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)special occasion (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Kabuki Japanese is Awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    I went during happy hour and I was really impressed with the several options to choose from. Some places only have a few food items/deals and a few drink options. Well this place had so much to choose from & everything was freshly prepared & delicious. I will be returning in a few days.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!!!!
    reza56
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Service great, management very accommodating, food was delicious, and our server was by far the best I've ever had
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Desert Sushi?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We have enjoyed Kabuki regularly since last NOV, the sushi is as good as an ocean side experience. Staff is always friendly and the location is very convenient for local people or guests at the nearby hotels. We've enjoyed many of the entrees in addition to sushi and they are always excellent. Tempura, edamame, salads are excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only review submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 30 reviews are from the Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Glendale reviews archive.
  • girlsnightout
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Exactly what I was looking for when my cousin suggested a girls dinner for us to catch up on what's been going on with each other! :) atmosphere was very comfortable! Food was amazing!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It is ok
    gridrVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Did not live up to the hype. The sushi was average nothing super fresh then again we are in Arizona and then again we are in American base sushi place so it don't be authentic sticky rice and fresh fish at best to be of California imitation crab dressed up in a fancy role at a 11-15 sticker price highway robbery
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place for happy hour
    kfai
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Food was delicious. Service was good. Great place for happy hour with friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service could have been better,
    enjoysushi
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Service could have been better, server in my opinion should be trained to keep an eye on the table more, refill drinks and think about how good is brought out when there are multiple courses verses all at once.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Spot
    blakecarrington
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    I really like the location. Westgate is a gem to our community, Over all this was a really pleasing experience. Nice setting good food EXCELLENT sake... check it out if you can
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas handicapped
    gastrodon
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    They seemed short staffed and unprepared for the level of attendance on Christmas Day . This was our second visit and not representative of the quality experience this restaurant is capable of
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi for beginners
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    For someone who is a sushi novice, this is the restaurant for you. The website even suggests that the intent of the Kabuki is to introduce Japanese cuisine as comfort food. While that is admirable, it will ultimately pigeonhole Kabuki as merely a stepping stone to much better restaurants serving Japanese food with much better precision and execution, and consequently much better tasting. The very fact that the sushi pieces are so large as to require 2 bites or more is indicative of poor technique (or adherence to the paradigm of quantity equalling quality). My entree arrived before my sushi, the flavors subsequently interfering with the delicate flavor of the sushi, despite using the ginger to clean the palate prior to eating the sushi.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the service, as usual is fantastic.
    kaddle
    Dined on 7/28/2013
    the service, as usual is fantastic. The food never disappoints. This restaurant can accommodate true Japanese cuisine aficionados as well as those who like the more traditional (westernized) Japanese style dishes. They easily know how to please both types of palates.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Atmosphere
    TiaCCCC
    Dined on 5/30/2013
    We celebrated our nieces 8th grade promotion dinner at Kabuki. The sushi was wonderful. We enjoyed it!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, not so great service
    Alonzodhs
    Dined on 5/22/2013
    We had a bad experience with the server, we were a group of 11 people and a few of us ask for the same entree but the server got all confused and some of us ended up with no food at all, we had to ask him again but it seem like he was lost, also there was not enough napkins and utensils, we asked for it and he only got 3 loose forks for a group of 11 people lol, I usually don't complain but it was my sisters graduation and we wanted to have a good experience but this server didn't try to provide a good service. Food was excellent, we all loved it even those who never tried sushi in their life, they would deffenetly try kabuki again, but not with a service like the one we experienced.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Japanese food was excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/11/2013
    The Japanese food was excellent. I would go back again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • average sushi in a nicer than
    LuvFranceVIP
    Dined on 3/11/2013
    average sushi in a nicer than average restaurant with good servers
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was very good. Everything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/21/2013
    The food was very good. Everything on the menu looked so good that we ordered far too much food for ourselves. The service was quick and courteous. The only issues I had were the reservation I made online a couple hours ahead of time was not received by the restaurant. Also, the table are placed to close to another table. Overall it was a very nice dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just Good
    DinerFan
    Dined on 12/23/2012
    Dinning here was just GOOD. Nothing above or below average. Our waiter was great! It was a very busy night and he did forget to bring us a couple of things but he was very apologetic and just seemed to be a nice guy. The food was good and well made. I had sautee'd mushrooms and they were awesome. I will go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not exceptional. Nothing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/5/2012
    Not exceptional. Nothing special. I will probably seek out other restaurants prior to returning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • When you walk in and the first
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    When you walk in and the first person you see is the hostess and she can't even greet you with a smile it turns you off completely! I even tried to joke with her and nothing! It was 115 outside and she asked us if we wanted to sit outside... Really? Then she seats us and plops down the menus and walks away! Our waiter took his time to get to our table he was ok nothing special. Once we received our sushi it was sub par nothing great I think for the price it should of been a whole lot better, presentation was sloppy. The vegi ramen was great but my teriyaki salmon was horrible. I would try it again to see if things are better and only order the soup. They really need a nice hostess that knows customer service and knows how to smile.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wasn't great food, little
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Wasn't great food, little overpriced for the area. Service was poor, though there was a Coyotes game that night, so that may have been the issue. I don't think I'll go back, though.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sushi and food was not the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Sushi and food was not the best Japanese food that I've had. I prefer RA Sushi Bar over Kabuki. My son who is 10 liked the food and the restaurant was very kid friendly. Service was good and I loved their green passion tea. Food was just not as high of quality as I've grown to love at Ra.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food mediocre service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/8/2012
    I was disappointed with my experience at kabuki I placed on my reservation that it was my birthday and I did not receive one mention of that during my experience. Not either the hostess nor the server said anything. We ended up telling our server that it was myself and an 11 year old girls birthday and he brought out one ice cream scoop with one spoon. The table next to last was having a birthday as well and a group of servers came out and sang to them.. That didn't sit well with the rest of my table. Also at check out my server did not mention the kabuki card which I have and wanted to use the $15 towards my bill and i forgot to give the server. I will not be able toreturn before that $15 expires so it was a complete waste.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was a business dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/26/2012
    This was a business dinner and everything was just great...both the food and the service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fine Cuisine and Excellent Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/19/2012
    Wonderful Japanese cuisine, including sushi and sashimi. Some original sushi rolls that are unique to Kabuki that are very flavorful and tastes superb. One such is the Spicy Tuna Crunch roll. All very moderately priced. Wait staff eager to provide the best service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I really enjoyed this place,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/15/2011
    I really enjoyed this place, however my coworkers that I was traveling with got dizzy from the atmosphere (everything's tilted). I thought it was unique & inventive though. The sushi was good & the location was excellent as it's in a shopping center.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The sushi was fresh and spectacular
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/3/2011
    The sushi was fresh and spectacular. I was very pleased with the service however we went for lunch so im sure it did not reflect a typical dinner service. I will be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The bar / lounge area was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/8/2011
    The bar / lounge area was a perfect fit while the tables were being prepped for Mother's Day. Kabuki had a great vibe and the albacore sashimi was seared nicely. Would recommend for couples who would like a good night of sushi.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unholy Mackerel but still nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/25/2011
    Kabuki's great. Service great. Salmon sushi Banana tempura awesome. Ambiance versatile. Sake menu great. But... my way of testing chef dynamics is by the way the Mackerel is prepare and served. Should be served unapologetically. Mackerel should coat the mouth with a wonderful pungent oil and a slight whisper of lemon or hint of wine vinegar. Kabuki seemed to try and tame it down or make it palate friendly for the average guests who may not be familiar with mackerel and could be put off by mackerel in its natural form. So to be blunt the mackerel was a bit dry and bland, as if it was pressed between paper towel to be less oily. The Spanish mackerel was dry and flavorless it was so dry that it cracks in between flakes. But is is a good place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, fair service from
    JAMMSVIP
    Dined on 3/3/2011
    Great food, fair service from both the hostess and watress. Both seemed to lack knowledge about Open Table and use of the restaurants computer ordering system. Drinks from the bar took 20 minutes after waiting 12 minutes for the first contact by the waitress. Manager came by and addressed my issues.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FANTASTIC!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/13/2011
    My experience at Kabuki was as good as can be. The food was great, the staff was exceptional, the whole dinning experience was fantastic!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Set up reservation through
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/19/2010
    Set up reservation through open table, showed up to restaurant and they didn't have my reservation. Had to wait for a table.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I heard negetive things about
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/28/2010
    I heard negetive things about this restaurant. Why? This is a great place for so many occasions. The food was excellent and the drinks. I was impressed to walk in and see the design of the restaurant. All three hostesses greeted me. Our table was ready, sat down right away, and our server was great! I would love to go back. The experience is what you make it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • IT WAS NICE TO SEE THIS FRESH
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/22/2010
    IT WAS NICE TO SEE THIS FRESH OF SUSHI SINCE WE HAVE JUST MOVED FROM WASHINGTON STATED TO ARIZONA......THE FOOD WAS AMAZING AND OVERALL HAD A GREAT TIME AD THE DESERT AT THE END WAS FANTASTIC
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate