Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Pasadena
Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Pasadena

Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Pasadena

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.kabukioldpasadena.com/
  • Phone: (626) 568-9310
  • 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,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Masa Kurihara
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: De Lacey Avenue
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking Structures. Street Parking. Universal Valet Parking Service for Old Pasadena District.
A word from Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Pasadena
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 - Pasadena reviews from OpenTable diners
4 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
50% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (1)good for groups (1)great for lunch (1)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Excitement
    Loveday
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    First I would like to thank you for the invitation of Saki tasting. It was a great experience, reasonable fee, delicious rolls, happy faces serving the customers. Hope to get a chance for doing it again. I also would like it if u can have more seatings so I can bring in people ( my friends) Sincerely AA
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 21 reviews are from the Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Pasadena reviews archive.
  • Good Food
    Jayman
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Excellent food for the price. Although the menu has changed, the food is still good and maintained as before.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • creative
    Bennett
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    With a sushi list as delicious as it is creative, this if definitely a short to go to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mmm. Sushi. Beer. Hot date.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/3/2013
    Mmm. Sushi. Beer. Hot date. Pasadena. All good things!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I'm not a pro about sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/30/2013
    I'm not a pro about sushi but I like kabuki a lot. Lots of choices but 2 sushi rolls didn't fill me up. I had to order a 3rd.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, great service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/6/2012
    Great food, great service, what more could you ask for?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner meetings
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/27/2012
    I go there normally for business dinners, with co-workers to discuss projects it is a great atmosphere .
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Very Bad But Good Ending
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/21/2012
    It was my wife and I 19th wedding anniversary and so I met my wife there, and we sat there for 10 to 15 min before I went up to the hostess and showed her a posting from Yelp. It said good food but the staff stands around talking to one another. I informed her she had better send a waiter over to our table or we were gone. A young man came over and at the time we didn't know he (David) was the manger, so we explained to him about the Yelp post and come to find out he had taken my e-mail reservation and he had felt bad to hear about our service, after that the food was coming out. But why should I have had to say anything at all about the service?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was good, actually really
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2012
    Food was good, actually really good. The setting is great right in Old Town. But honestly they need to get their service in line. The waitress served us two sake drinks with our appetizers and then asked for my I.D. when I ordered a Long Island Iced T?! Since I had left it in the car, she wouldn't serve me the second drink. Since we apparently had more than one server, I asked the other server that came to the table and he got it. They need to structure their staff better (or in the first place). And from what I've seen online this isn't the first time a service issue has popped up for this establishment...honestly would never come back because of that.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not much variety of sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/2/2012
    not much variety of sushi selections available for happy hour.. but i enjoy hang out with friends there
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My first time there was great,excep
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/28/2011
    My first time there was great,except for my date. I will be back for sure next time with a different date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/8/2011
    Very nice location for a group of friends or just a place for you and your girl/boyfriend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh Sushi, Affordable, Friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2011
    It's a great place to go to load up on sashimi and other clean raw fish, salad etc at superb prices, super fast, friendly, efficient and attractive, smiling team working there.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Waiter brought incorrect dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2011
    Waiter brought incorrect dinner order to table. Waiter went on break around 7:30 pm without introducing our table to a stand-by waiter. Waiter left sushi order sitting at preparation station in excess of 20- minutes. We had to request our order by throwing our hands in the air. Too little help on the floor. Nothing was good here. I was embarrassed to have tried to introduce my friends to such a poor example of a quality restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Bit Late
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/11/2011
    First of all, reservations mean nothing here. The attendant just took us to a table even though I told her that I made an appointment through Open Table and we get points for checking in. She said that her manager would take care of it at the end of the night. For several days the points didn't credit to our account. Just checked today and it did. However, I was doubtful whether the manager really would take care of it. I've been here before and the food is fair, nothing spectacular, but if you're in Old Town Pasadena and want sushi, this is the place to go.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Did Not Honor Online Reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/4/2011
    The online reservation did not work for this restaurant. The host told me that it only worked for the other Kabuki locations. There was no wait, so it was not a problem, but why have the option of making reservations online if they don't go through. Also, the pasadena location did not take the coupons from Kabuki....oh well.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kabuki Open table Reserv #481764
    JupiterVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2011
    The restaurant had trouble finding my open table reservation confirmed on Aug 3rd for Aug 4th. Reservation confirmation # 481764 Party of (3) for 1:30pm. I have a paid receipt. Otherwise, the food is always very good, and the service is OK.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unlike the Kabuki Pasadena
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/27/2011
    Unlike the Kabuki Pasadena (Foothill Blvd) which we enjoy very much from food to service, this Kabuki Pasadena (Colorado/DeLacey) was surprisingly bad, and left a very bad first impression. The service which in my books would have compensated for the sub-par food, was terrible for a non-busy weekday. We could not flag a waiter to provide us the basic things. Perhaps under-staffed from the service standpoint for that day 7/27/11, I would tend not to venture to this particular Kabuki, again - at least not for any celebration dinner.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best sushi in Pasadena! Great
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2010
    Best sushi in Pasadena! Great soba noodles. My only complaint is that service could be faster. After the food is delivered, you are abandonned and it's hard to get the bill. That's strange, because you would think they would want to turn the table.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall I had a lovely experience,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/11/2010
    Overall I had a lovely experience, it was my partners and I anniversary and we were treated superb. We ordered the 'Love Boat' which is always amazing and our server Jessica took really good care of us. I love this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eating at Kabuki was a worthwhile
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/15/2010
    Eating at Kabuki was a worthwhile experience. The service was good; the waitresses were extremely pro-active. The food was delicious; the sashimi melted in my mouth. The restaurant atmosphere was relaxing; it's not too dark or too bright inside. If you ever go with a large group, consider getting the "love boat" item!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was great, the food
    rlsb
    Dined on 4/8/2010
    Service was great, the food exquisite, but the kitchen seemed a little disorganized in that the dishes were brought to the table sporadically and over a very long period of time. Perhaps it was just an off-night in the kitchen. We'll try again and see what happens.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic