Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Tempe
Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Tempe

Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Tempe

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.kabukitempe.com/
  • Phone: 4803509160
  • 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: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: McClintock
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Tempe
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 - Tempe reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (4)kid-friendly (3)special occasion (3)great for lunch (3)neighborhood gem (3)fit for foodies (3)great for outdoor dining (2)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (2)notable wine list (2)great for brunch (1)romantic (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Consistently great dining...
    NotableNewYorker
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    This is the third time to Kabuki and the food and service consistently delight. We had a 7 pm reservation. Our group of nine was greeted with smiles and immediately taken to our table. The server was friendly, efficient and managed our orders with perfection. Pricing is reasonable and food quality and cleanliness are top notch. Always a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a japanese steakhouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I was expecting a japanese teppanyaki restaurant but it wasnt. But everthing was wonderful , fresh, tasty and beatiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Sushi in Tempe
    GlendaleATILuv2GrubVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This is the place to be if you are looking for the best selection of Sushi in Tempe. If you want fresh fish, good service and creative rolls for your meal, this is the place to go! Being an avid Sushi afficanado, having spent time on the docks in Tokyo, sushi school and dining every week, I'm a "non professional" expert when it comes to any matter involving "eating" and "sushi!"
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place
    QueenVenus
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Our waitor was excellent. Mike keep up the great work. We are definitely visiting again and again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 49 reviews are from the Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Tempe reviews archive.
  • Variety is key
    Variety
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    At Kabuki there is a little of something for everyone. I visited twice last month, once with vegan relatives who were able to find something as well as fish lovers who had many choices.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • best I've had in a long time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Food was good enough for me to advertise on my Twitter and instagram pages
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JUST GREAT !
    mikiejlew
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    this was our second time,and once again we were very happy . we had a party of 6 , so cocktails ,lots of sushi and everything was brought in a timely manner. its a great place for large parties or just two. great sushi ! i would recommend this restaurant to anyone !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kabuki is a gem!
    MeiCVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    I was very impressed with my dining experience at Kabuki. The service was great and food came quickly. I had ordered the Deluxe Omakase and it was very delicious. Definitely will return to this restaurant in the future :)!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No "open table" when we arrived
    Dissapointed
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    We made a reservation for 6 people about 1 hour before we planned to arrive on a Thursday night. When we arrived we were told that we hadn't made our reservation at least 4 hours in advance and "there are other people ahead of you". I explained and showed the hostess our e-mail confirmation. She said "sorry" there are other people ahead of you at this time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it. Only have been there
    Gary
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Love it. Only have been there twice (since we were only visiting that area twice in the last year). Excellent food, great service, lots of choices. Great sake!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great price!
    EluqVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Can beat good food for a decent price. This is your place. Walking around Tempe Marketplace after lunch was also super pleasant. Can go wrong with Kabuki. Cheers
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Got there before happy hour
    Jlou
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Got there before happy hour ended and was able to get a couple of things at reduced prices which was nice. The happy hour menu included beer and wine. I had the wine, don't know what label it was but it was very nice. We ordered rolls after sitting there for quite a while and they were all very good. Unfortuneately, most of them were on the very spicy side so be careful what you order. Everyone else at the table loved them, they were just a little spicy for me. Will definitely go back and certainly for happy hour. 3:00 - 6:00
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and Service were good
    Risingstock
    Dined on 12/9/2013
    We have eaten here a few times and the food and service are consistently good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A casual alterative to Ra
    FishLover007
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    Nice, airy environment. Liked having a booth--- comfortable seating. Fast service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    eatingwithkids
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    Our family of 6 went to Kabuki on a Monday night to celebrate our daughter's birthday. We were happy with the extensive menu and our 3 boys loved the choices on the kids menu. The kids meals filled them up and they had enough to enjoy an after school snack the next day. We were disappointed they don't offer anything when celebrating a birthday however. After spending over $100, maybe throw in a free dessert for the birthday girl.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Open Table doesnt apply
    lAOTIANdAD
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    Nice Japanese style food, with a Fusion quality to it, theres a sushi bar.. but this service Open table doesnt taker reservations on Saturday night, wonderful so i defeats the purpose of this srvice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food and atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/3/2013
    Usually go there for lunch but have done dinner a few times. Great food and atmosphere. Very fresh sushi and never had a meal that was not really tasty and good! Great chicken teriyaki, Chilean sea bass and seafood salads!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tempe's best sushi
    SeanMcc
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    This was my third time to Kabuki, but by far the best yet! Both the sushi and sashimi were incredible and the green tea was just amazing. What separates Kabuki from other sushi restaurants, in addition to the great food, is how above and beyond the servers and staff go to make sure you enjoy your experience with them. So much fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi was excellent quality.
    DurantsGem
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    Sushi was excellent quality. Prices not too bad. Seemed unorganized at the hostess table, but we got seated right away.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We made the reservation on
    JaneVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    We made the reservation on Open Table and received a confirmation by email,however upon arrival they informed us that they did not take reservations by Open Table on Friday or Saturday. The good news is they were very good to seat us very quickly and the hostess was the most gracious. In fact the hostess was more professional than we have seen most restaurants recently.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was a great place to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    This was a great place to spend Valentine's day. The atmosphere is pleasant and the staff were very knowledgeable and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/12/2013
    Delicious food with a very wide selection of sushi. A local favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kabuki is always a great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/27/2013
    Kabuki is always a great experience for us. We eat there at least twice a month and gorge ourselves on sushi for around $70 total for two.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slow and Horrible Hostess
    Natalie
    Dined on 11/7/2012
    The service is very slow when busy. The hostess at the front desk was HORRIBLE. No customer service, no smile, it was like we were putting her out by wanting to come eat there. She is not someone that you need greeting your customers to say the least. We were served the wrong roll and had to wait for the other one to come out. No discount nothing for waiting another 10 mins to get a roll. UGH!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a party of 6 that turned
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2012
    We had a party of 6 that turned into 7. It was a great dining experience. They even kicked up the a/c when one of my party began to fan herself. The service was wonderful and the food was amazing. My only complaint was that the music was VERY loud. I couldn't hear half of my group. If the hostess wouldhave offered outside dining, I would've taken that. But overall, will definitely be going again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was Amazing!! & Thank you
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/7/2012
    It was Amazing!! & Thank you to our outstanding server Louis!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • I love their sushi and I am
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2012
    I love their sushi and I am that they are on open table now but i am getting tired of them not even looking for the reservation for lunch and crediting the points right away. Its not hard Kabuki Management. Train your people!!!!!!!! The $1 per reservation it is costing you to do Open Table is worth much more in reservations. Train you people to know that some of us are dining to get points.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great birthday for a young girl
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/11/2012
    We had a group of 12. But could not reserve one table together. So had to put it in in 2 reservations. But when we arrived they were nice enough th accommodate and put all 8 of us together( 4 cancelled). They took a little time to get the tables ready. It was my daughters 20th Bday. Very nice setting and decor for the younger generations. Especially girls who like sushi and light healthy dishes. Very well chef'ed food. Appetizers were excellent and savory. Negative: took them 10 mins to get us forks and knives! Gotta know how to work chopsticks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant has good food and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/7/2012
    Restaurant has good food and wait staff. Had issue with hostess not having my reservation from opentable. She said, if manager doesnt check often, they dont get them. Kinda funny since reservation were made 2 weeks prior to coming. So that is ample time to receive reservations. Overall, still a good place to eat
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nothing really 'wow' you about
    RuPriceVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2012
    Nothing really 'wow' you about this place, the food is okay but not great. Service is slow and not very friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great happy hour. Sushi is
    TerryVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2012
    Great happy hour. Sushi is fresh and plentiful. Lots of fun and good choices. It's not upper scale gourmet sushi, but when you need your sushi fix, it's wonderful and priced right. We take our grandson often and he loves it too. Something for everyone,
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • our first time coming here,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/12/2012
    our first time coming here, the sushi we ordered the lotus roll and dynamite was amazing. the service kind of slow in the beginning but soon it was fine. overall my fiance and i enjoyed it every much. we will come back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is good. Portion size
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Food is good. Portion size is real good for the price
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was my first time there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    This was my first time there & I thought the food was good. I took my wife there for lunch on her Birthday.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food itself was good but
    In2HotSpotsROYGBIVVIP
    Dined on 2/5/2012
    The food itself was good but it was hard to order anything different then was on the menu as it was a sub-charge for any type of change. I find that frustrating especially if you are going to ask for a substitution that is actually cheaper then the what is on the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't go for the sushi...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/27/2011
    This restaurant had a nice environment and ambiance however the food and service were both mediocre. My boyfriend did not order sushi and really enjoyed it. I would go there again except the expense for two people (32.00) was too much for average food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great sushi and wonderful
    GodofredoVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2011
    Great sushi and wonderful Japanese menu. Miso marinated cod was a winner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sushi was so-so. Service was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 10/18/2011
    Sushi was so-so. Service was ok. Nothing great, but nothing bad.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot to meet for lunch.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2011
    Great spot to meet for lunch. Great access from Scottsdale, Tempe, or Downtown.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome sushi!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/21/2011
    The sushi here is awesome! I am a big sushi eater. The quality of the sushi is outstanding and the portions are really big. Tried many different things ... all excellent. I'm from Houston and wish we had a Kabuki here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate