Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Hollywood
Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Hollywood

Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Hollywood

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.kabukihollywood.com/
  • Phone: 3234646003
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 400pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Mr. Masa Kurihara
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Selma Ave & West Sunset
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking Structure (1-Hr. Free w/ Validation). Metered Street Parking on Vine Street.
A word from Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Hollywood
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 - Hollywood reviews from OpenTable diners
8 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (3)kid-friendly (3)good for groups (3)late-night find (1)romantic (1)special occasion (1)great for lunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)fit for foodies (1)Show More
  • Very Marginal
    dlb1
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    i was unimpressed with the food and service, although it was 6:00 PM on a Thursday night, very few customers. The Pasadena version of this restaurant is much better in food at least. This one was my mistake
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 67 reviews are from the Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Hollywood reviews archive.
  • Fresh & fun
    foodfan
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Great location when in Hollywood, delicious fresh food, excellent selection of sake, fun atmosphere! A good find.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!
    LadyDi
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    The quality and size of food portions is outstanding given the price! Have been here numerous times, and consistency is always fantastic! Love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly consistent
    scuffer
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    First time at this Kabuki and pleased as always. Very convenient to grabbing a pleasurable meal before a show. Well within walking distance of the Pantages and the parking. We've eaten at different Kabuki, from Hollywood to Las Vegas and the quality of food and service is remarkably consistent! That's why it's a good bet no matter where you are. Lots of new items on the menu. Try the Chilean Sea Bass. What a great taste!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a quick pre show
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Great for a quick pre show bite. Food quality is good. Service was great!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place for Sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    My partner and I visited for dinner on our way to The Book of Mormon that was playing down the street. We loved the sushi and were surprised by the prices given the great quality. We enjoyed the Alaskan Roll and would def recommend it to anyone who loves sushi. We also enjoyed the courteous service from our waiter, Leo, who was very friendly, easy to talk to, and was knowledgeable about the menu items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good menu, plenty of choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    I liked this place, the service was friendly and efficient, the menu was nice and diverse and the food was good, Recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had mixed reviews
    NinaT
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    I loved what I got (mixed teriyaki dinner), but my husband wasn't as happy with his (a spicy roll … which arrived a bit watery and a rainbow roll). We appreciated the complimentary edamame at the start of the meal. And our server, Noa, was friendly and eager to please.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, excellent service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Good food, excellent service and reasonably priced. Also very close to theaters.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Started out bad and improved from t
    queencaren
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    Staff had neglected to transfer our reservation from their computer to their handwritten reservation book. Manager had to come to the front desk to straighten things out before we could be seated. Food was very good, generous portions without being ridiculous and prices surprisingly reasonable. I did want a glass of plum wine after dinner and the waitress brought our bill without our asking, nor did she ask if we wanted anything else. Flagged her down and got the wine which was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food- Bad Service
    Luvsfood
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    I love Kabuki, but this LA location was horrible. The food was great but the service did not deserve a star. The waiter did not attend our table at all. No refills on anything and we asked about 3 times and he still didn't bring it & even the other waiters that brought out our rolls gave attitude when we asked for a fork or condiment. The only time we had quick service was when we asked for the check. Love it but I won't be going to that location again. There are other sushi places not to far and I am sure with better service. Too bad.
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  • The service was some of the
    Sundae
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    The service was some of the worst I've ever experienced. The server actually told me that taking another table's order was more important than fulfilling my request for wasabi. And the food was awful. Inedible. I would've sent it back except for the fact that my server never came by to check in. And when he did, he made sure to tell me how busy he was and made me feel like I didn't matter.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Happy Hour
    findberry
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    Go from 3-6ish on weekdays for great food at a great cost
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome!!
    Berna
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    We had dinner here for my boyfriend's birthday. The service, the food, the ambience.. EVERYTHING WAS GOOD!! They served our food fast and that's very important to me. I will definitely come back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch
    idobooks4u
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    Everything was as expected. Food was delicious, service fast and friendly. Enjoyed our lunch immensely! Pricing was reasonable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great but not the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    I do honestly enjoy this place but I must admit I wish the sushi was a bit fresher and the rolls weren't so small. I frequent many sushi restaurants and have had better but it's good enough not to complain and still keep me coming back. :)
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hollywood Kabuki
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/30/2013
    Normally a good choice for before theater....this time we had a long long wait to get our food and when we ordered a couple extra sushi pieces, 15 minutes passed and nothing. We ran out of time, cancelled the order, and tried for another 15 minutes to get a bill. Sushi order and bill arrived at same time...and we ended up running three blocks to make the curtain. Didn't understand slow service because they weren't that busy. Had three different waiters in an hour. Original waiter disappeared all together.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My Lunch time hot spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/13/2013
    i come here alot for lunch and enjoy a nice round of Sushi and Ginger!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not only sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2013
    i like getting the teriyaki chicken and green tea.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice presentation, although
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/2/2013
    Nice presentation, although on one of our orders of albacore I'm not entirely certain that both pieces were the same fish. After some past poor experiences with service here, we opted for bar seating and had a nice time, getting our orders quickly and happily from the sushi chef.
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  • Food and service was great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/25/2013
    Food and service was great! Definitely will be seeing me again soon!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had the Teriyaki chicken and
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2013
    Had the Teriyaki chicken and california rolls YUMMMMMMMMM!!! good food and service, thanks!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • On the reservation site, I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/4/2013
    On the reservation site, I had indicated that we were celebrating two birthdays but nothing was done for them. When I arrived and said I had a reservation they didn't even ask my name but the food and service once seated was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was slow (my waitress)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    Service was slow (my waitress) even though the restaurant was less than 1/3 full and my area (station) only had 5 tables occupied by diners.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant service was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    The restaurant service was not so great. I took my wife with me, it was not a romantic experience. But the food and drinks were very delicious.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Near the Pantages Theater!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Great place to dine when attending a performance at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood, which is within waking distance from the restaurant. The food and service were great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was great, service was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    Food was great, service was excellent, and it was a very comfortable place to hang out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot for a before-theatre
    RemarkableGi
    Dined on 1/16/2013
    Great spot for a before-theatre dinner. Service was quick, attentive, and the food was very plentiful and perfectly prepared. My teriyaki beef was exactly the medium-rare that I like, tender and flavorful. Prices were moderate and we all enjoyed our pre-theatre dinner!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was a great find! Staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/10/2013
    It was a great find! Staff was very friendly and the Food is incredible! Will definitely go back there when I revisit Los Angeles! I highly recommend the Rainbow Roll :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Average & Noisy
    Scott
    Dined on 1/8/2013
    This is a very energetic and bustling restaurant, probably good for large groups but due to the layout and their choice of pumping music, it is a very noisy choice if you want to have a conversation with one other person. While they were friendly, none of our servers spoke much English so making any special orders is a challenge. The food was ok - they have a good mix of sushi and Japanese style dishes, not expensive but you can find the same quality food at lower prices in other restaurants not located in the tourist hub of Hollywood.
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  • Good value in Hollywood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/19/2012
    The food is really tasty and a great value. The server did get out order wrong but rectified the situation quickly and professionally with sincere apologies. When the food did come out, it was freshly prepared and delicious. Some seating areas are directly under their a/c and can get chilly. It was a good thing we were able to switch tables.
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  • The sushi guy,Pedro was great
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2012
    The sushi guy,Pedro was great and very attentive. I didn't wait long for my meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Simple good food, reasonable
    randylue
    Dined on 10/30/2012
    Simple good food, reasonable prices, VERY close to the Pantages Theater
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food with so many
    MargoVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2012
    Excellent food with so many menu choices and the prices are more than reasonable!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WHEN I WANT SOMETHING SIMPLE
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2012
    WHEN I WANT SOMETHING SIMPLE , I COME HERE FOR THE AVOCADO ROLLS AND CALIFORNIA ROLLS WITH AN OOLONG ICED TEA. IT'S GOOD .
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was excellent and original,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/11/2012
    Food was excellent and original, unfortunately I felt like we were always chasing our waiter down or anyone for more water, drinks or chopsticks. Part of the reason we chose Kabuki was the invitation for reduced price for valet parking. When we picked up our car after the play they added on four dollars to make it ten. Felt like we were mislead.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • IT'S AN OKAY PLACE TO EAT
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2012
    IT'S AN OKAY PLACE TO EAT AND SERVICE IS OKAY TOO.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love coming to Kabuki. I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2012
    I love coming to Kabuki. I always get seated right away and they have a very robust menu. Options for everyone;kids, sushi eaters, non sushi eaters. They have some unique and tasty had rolls and I've tried all of them. Can't say much by way of their chicken and beef selections since I have never tried them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They were unorganized. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/28/2012
    They were unorganized. The food wasn't prepared the way it usually is. I had to send it back. It took a longer time than usual to get my food, and when I got it back the second time, it also took a long time.
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  • I gave a poor rating for service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/27/2012
    I gave a poor rating for service because when I first arrived I stood at the front desk waiting to be acknowledged or greeted but never was. It was not until an older couple (60's) walked in when the "gentleman" at the front desk greeted them and asked if they needed seats. They responded "yes". The "greeter" said "okay, we will be with you right away". Thats when I stepped between the couple and the greeter and said "excuse me, I was here before them." The couple said Oh, i'm sorry. It was not there fault. They didn't know the greeter hadn't greeted or acknowledged me yet. The lady seating us looked at the greeter and his response to her was "well give him a seat". He never greeted or acknowledged me. Was it because I am a black man?
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