You'd hardly notice this place in the strip mall where it is located, but once inside, you're glad you found your way. Food is impeccable and extremely well-prepared, service is second to none.
We had to have three desserts, cause they all sounded so good.
No hard liquor, just beer, wine and saki.
I'm going to be a regular customer.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Must Have Kabooki!
Everything is FRESH and Henry, the executive chef, has an extensive list of rolls that you have to see and eat to believe. No no need to go downtown anymore, THE BEST SUSHI IS RIGHT HERE! Don't take my word for it, try it for yourself, and you won't be disappointed!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Sushi in Orlando!
Have you ever had Sushi on the west coast? will if you have, you'll know that the quality & freshness is far beyond anything you've had on the east coast at your local neighborhood sushi joint. Well, welcome to your new favorite sushi restaurant! This blows away every other spot in orlando. The freshness, the inventive preparation, the artful presentation, the friendly service, & the casual yet elegant ambience is perfect! For direct recommendations of what to order, sit at the sushi bar & ask Henry what his favorite menu items are or just watch them make sushi magic at lightning speed & ask "whats that?". Expect to spend a little bit of money, but believe every penny is beyond worth it. Do it! you'll thank me later!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I were surprised to discover this gem tucked away on Colonial Drive. Don't let the location or exterior fool you, Kabooki sushi is spectacular. Every dish was well prepared but it is more than that. This was sushi and japanese cuisine elevated to a new level. Everything we had was absolutely delicious and the presentation was terrific. Even the desserts were inspired. The price was not cheap but it was certainly worth it; the price could have easily been doubled had this been in downtown Orlando, Winter Park, or by the theme parks. I can't recommend Kabooki Sushi enough and I can't wait to return.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Kabooki's a Little Gem
From the moment we entered, we were warmly greeted and directed to our requested spot at the bar. It is truly the best place to dine! Both sushi chefs were personable and knowledgeable, and it was amazing to watch them prepare the rolls. We started with the Poki Tangy Tuna, and the fish was spot on delicious. We followed that with One Night in Bangkok (delish), the Smoking Double T (OMG!), and the Spider roll (a MUST try). Even though we were too stuffed to contemplated another roll, our server recommended we try one of their desserts. Do yourself a favor and take a chance on something sweet! The homemade ice creams are amazing and unique.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
food was fresh, excellent tasting and the presentation of the specialty plates was truly a work of art.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely Best Sushi in Orlando
Without question this is the best sushi in Orlando - the food quality is right up there with the premier restaurants in LA and NYC. The omakase was outstanding and the engaging chef visited our table several times tailoring his offerings to our preferences. It doesn't get better than this!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service and ambiance
Food was great I love the decor and Chris our server was very attentive which made our first time in Kabooki amazing.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chris is very nice and attentive! Excellent attention to detail.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A taste of Japan
Still fairly undiscovered, this restaurant deserves to be packed every night due to its first rate food and service. We sampled a combination of sushi and cooked dishes, all of which were prepared and presented to a very high standard. Especially noteworthy is the chef's skill in enhancing the core dish with accompanying ingredients and sauces, without overpowering it. Service was attentive and authentic without being intrusive. This would be a regular haunt if we lived in Orlando!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Finally an all-round winner
Kabooki gets everything right about sushi. The specialty rolls arent over done, they remain flavourful without loading up on sauces and heavy fried components most american sushi places have resorted to. The quality of the fish is second to none. I am a big sushi fan and have been dissapointed at the consistant quality of the protein components at other sushi resteraunts, but Kabooki has delivered time and time agian. The staff are very knowledgeable and outgoing while always offering pieces of new creations the kitchen has been working on.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
found kabooki via Internet search while on vacation. all it's reviews we're excellent, and we wanted to check it out. it definitely lived up to its reputation! amazing atmosphere, wonderful food - we has sushi and sashimi. tried the chefs special "roll of the day." everything was delicious and well-presented. can't say enough good things about this place. try it - you'll love it!
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second Home Run!
This was our second visit to Kabooki and again we put ourselves in the Chef's hands with the Omakase dinner with outstanding results! Still adhering to our general requests, he presented a dinner completely different from our first visit that was once again stellar. Hands down this is the best sushi in Orlando - you just have to try this place! A special note to OpenTable folks - they really pay close attention to your requests - they even turn down the music for us since we are "quiet table preferred" folks. Wait staff is killer as well - again, you just have to try this place!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Sushi in Orlando
Although pricey, this is the best sushi in Orlando. The menu is unique and the fish is fresh. Service is great too! This is not your typical sushi restaurant and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves sushi. Give it a try on a special occasion or a nice night out. They also have happy hour Sun through Thurs, I can't wait to give it a try! Having dessert is a must here, items are homemade and are so yummy!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I literally don't sleep at night without thinking about this place. Which is why I'm writing this review at 3 am, tossing and turning thinking about how much I want some tartar right now! Or a Hawaiian XO roll (it'll blow you away) and some of that kabu wayki(the best steak and peppers your momma never made you!). The desert is also out of this world, but I don't think anything at Kabooki sushi is bad....expect maybe when they ask if you have a reservation while the place is empty. I hope that changes for them though, and that one day they'll have a waiting list because they truly do deserve it. A great team of chefs with an Excalibur restaurant! 8D I, literally, can't wait to go back!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our third visit to Kabooki. They continue to impress us! From the excited greeting at the hostess stand (seriously, she's wonderful) to the amazing food, Kabooki has become one of our favorite local restaurants. The sushi is top notch and the chefs have an amazing ability to prepare and pair with the perfect sauce/vegetable/spice. And special requests for additional heat are happily fulfilled. The biggest challenge we have found so far is to save enough room for dessert. Kabooki has a most amazing pasty chef who happily reconstructs amazing confections. Be sure to try the ice cream!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time at Kabooki Sushi
The sushi was excellent- very fresh and prepared perfectly. We went on a Saturday night and luckily we had a reservation. The space is small and the place was packed. Our server, Chris, was excellent and very informative. We enjoyed sitting at the sushi bar and watching Jim prepare all the beautiful sushi rolls. We will definitely be back!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Freshest sushi in Orlando! Went with a vegan and they made them a special veggie and tofu roll plate that wasn't on the menu. Servers were also very attentive and knowledgable.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Live in the area and decide to give a shot. So glad we did! Waiter was the best, sushi was fantastic, presentation was great, atmosphere was great. Not only great sushi, but banana bread draft beer! No joke, our favorite spot for date night!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
second time was even better!
Second visit, even better than the first! Great food, great service. Nothing has disappointed here, ready to go again!
The wagyu beef appetizer is the bomb, especially paired with a banana bread draft beer.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
My new favorite sushi place
We are so glad we found Kabooki sushi. The sushi is very fresh, the rolls are innovative, and the chocolate dessert is to die for. It's a new favorite.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
So nice to have a great place in town
Food is amazing
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
wide variety of sushi, reasonable prices, good happy hour
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Sushi i've had in Orlando
Best Sushi i've had in Orlando thus far and i am a frequent of some others in this area.Great
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've been here quiet a few
I've been here quiet a few times since it opened and it's by far the best sushi restaurant in Orlando! The excellence of all the dishes and service is always consistent! I definitely recommend Kabooki, you won't be disappointed.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Impressive and creative creations
Impressive and creative creations from a talented chef and his team. The chef is from Southeast Asia and one could definitely call this place "fusion" but the quality of the sushi/sashimi is not compromised (as it often is in fusion places). We were very happy with the service and experience overall!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Kabooki sushi is a new favorite. It has been consistently good. The sushi is always fresh.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious and inventive
We tried Kabooki based on a friend's recommendation and it was great. We tried the day's special and it was absolutely delicious (one of the other servers recommended that whenever you go, you try the special because the chef really does some interesting things; based on the special this night, I would definitely try whatever was new that night).
We will definitely go back to Kabooki.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fish was very fresh and creatively
Fish was very fresh and creatively prepared and presented .
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
This sushi is on another level.
This sushi is on another level. Skip the tempura ridden sushi restaurants and taste what high quality raw fish and some creativity will get you! We go here way too often!
12/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Phenomenal cuisine. It felt
Phenomenal cuisine. It felt like I was dining at Nobu
12/12/2013 4:00:00 PM