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Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Irvine

Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Irvine Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.kabukirestaurants.com
  • Phone: (949) 453-0724
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 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, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Mr. Masa Kurihara
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Adjacent to Edwards Cinemas at Irvine Spectrum Center
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Kabuki Japanese Restaurant Irvine is located inside Irvine Spectrum Center, adjacent to Edwards Cinemas. Parking is available via valet, lot or garage conveniently located next to the restaurant.
A word from Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Irvine
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.r />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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Diner Reviews
  • "Chose Kabuki for my wife's birthday dinner as she is a big Japanese food fan. When we arrived, I informed the hostess of my Open Table reservation. I even showed her my confirming email. She was unimpressed with that and said they don't accept reservations on weekends. They would, however, still be able to accommodate the 6 of us. The only panic point for me was that I had requested some Special Occasion attention on my Open Table entry for the birthday. Now I had to try to resurrect that despite the staff's apparent lack of interest in my reservation. Once we got past that start, things improved greatly. The food was very good and Amy, our server, was really great. By the time we were finished, all was forgiven and we would gladly return."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Waiters/Waitresses very attentive. Food came out quickly as well."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "They could find our reservation, but but the volume was lighter so not a problem to seat a larger group."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Frist time at Kabuki and we enjoyed! We will go back again."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Definitely recommend this restaurant. Great food… Great service… Reasonable prices… I have been to Kabuki in Irvine and Huntington several times and every visit has been excellent."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "If looking for a nice Japanese restaurant that is not a teppan yaki place nor a sushi bar, this may be your pick. Prompt service, decent dishes, some of them really nice. Of course, the fact that Kabuki joined the OC Restaurant week helped tremendously. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Overall an enjoyable lunch. The service was good - from the host to the waitress. The portions were a good size, and food presentation was pretty. Spicy Tuna was fresh and had good balance. The Yakibuta was delicious and benefited from the fresh Jalapeño Slices. The teriyaki sauce was a good consistency and flavor. The green tea ice cream with fresh fruit finished off the meal nicely. The choice for brown rice was appreciated. The accommodations for my food sensitivities was much appreciated. The outdoor dining has a good view for people watching. Thank you for an enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Three adults, two toddlers, midweek dinner. Menu is very extensive. They will make adjustments based upon dietary restrictions. That said, don't go midweek. Slow as molasses."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Lost our reservation. Loud, crowded, understaffed. Beer is not cold enough. Food is tasteless. Entree composition does not match the menu."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "There were several problems with the food order, not as ordered."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Went with 3 of my girlfriends for lunch and we had a great time. The food and services are pretty good. The prices are okay compare to any typical Japanese restaurant."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "Has a confirmed reservation thru Open Table on a Saturday night. Got there and they said they do not accept reservations on Friday or Saturday nights, even though I had a reservation. As a result, they would only put me on a 60-min waiting list. Problem with Kabuki's reservation system allowing reservations on nights they do not take reservations. Also, people in the front were rather rude and did not care about the problem. We left and went next door to a nice veggie place and food was very good."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Very creative menu, unique dishes, food was delicious."
    Dined on 10/1/2013
  • "I am rating this restaurant average... The service was excellent however food just average.....Spicy tuna roll was ok, the tuna was mixed with something else I prefer the real deal. Chicken was dry.....Our server was great."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "Made reservations on open table and it took 5 days to down load the 100 points.>.< Don't understand that! Never had that problem with any other place. The service was not real good. Was very loud....lots of kids. Will not be coming back anytime soon! 1 1"
    Dined on 9/22/2013
  • "This was a birthday celebration. It was our first time at this restaurant; it had been recommended by a friend. We enjoyed it very much! We will definitely return!"
    Dined on 9/16/2013
  • "I had dinner with a girlfriend to celebrate our birthdays. We enjoyed the Happy Hour menu for part of our meal and it's a great value. The items were hot, fresh and the rolls were generous in size and tasted great. We will return."
    Dined on 8/29/2013
  • "We loved the service here... Our server was so nice and gave us recommendations. We are vegan and they have a full menu for vegetarians, everything but the honey dressing is vegan. This food was so flavorful and looked amazing. The prices were great too ... definitely will be back"
    Dined on 8/25/2013
  • "Our group's first time eating at Kabuki. Read other's online reviews and the place lived up to an excellent reputation. Great food, good prices, excellent service. Will definitely be back for more!"
    Dined on 8/24/2013
  • "The food was mediocre and the service could use some improvement. I thought Kabuki would be a fun and great place to have my daughter's 21st birthday dinner. I was not impressed and more than likely, I won't be visiting Kabuki again. Very disappointed. :-("
    Dined on 8/13/2013
  • "Our server was great kids loved the options and our dishes were absolutely delishes"
    Dined on 7/28/2013
  • "Kabuki has a great menu at very reasonable prices. The best part is that people who enjoy Japanese cuisine and people who are a little unsure can go and both find something great to eat. The combination bento was HUGE and the ramen was great. The sushi rolls were fresh and quite big as well. The staff was super friendly and the food came out quite quickly. I can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 7/27/2013
  • "Not sure if this is the fault of the just one person, or a collective error. But it starts with a simple order: one appetizer, one entree and one roll for myself (party of 1). The entree came first, a seared tuna tataki, one of their signature dishes. When I pointed out that I was also expecting an appetizer, a yaki onigiri, they left the entree on the table and two minutes later returned with the missing appetizer. So imagine my dilemma: I have two warm/hot plates and I can only devour one at it's ideal temperature. Hard to leave a good food review in this situation. Oh and the roll, it was forgotten. I decided to leave it at that and not tempt my fate with a rush order."
    Dined on 7/7/2013
  • "Really good food...you can tasty the quality .....but in some occasions you can tell restaurant is understaffed....service is really slow...had a really bad experience on July 3rd.....do not think they were expecting that many people on the night before independence day."
    Dined on 7/3/2013