Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Glendale

4.2
86 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese

About

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 our R&D team 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 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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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The server Naomi was excellent. Food was great.

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JRjr
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my son's favorite spot. The food, service, and atmosphere is pretty good. Portions are on the small side for the price, but overall a nice experience. We will continue stopping here for an occasional gathering. The "One a Table" feature is awesome! Table is waiting for us, on time, every time. Thanks

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WillBrazil
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite "Corporate" Sushi places! And this past visit was certainly no exception. Linde (Hope a spelled that right), our server, was flawless! The food was amazing.

SUGGESTION: Try the Baja Roll and Lobster Roll

HM
HeribertoM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My date and I had a great time visiting the restaurant for the first time. Would definitely come again.
Pros:
-Great food
-Casual setting
-Good place for a date

Cons:
-Took 40 minutes to get our food

Neutral:
-Sort of pricey for the amount you get.

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AndrewB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Kabuki is always busy for a reason, the service is very good, and more importantly, the food is always amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall4food5service1ambience5

All of us really enjoyed our food. Yummy sweet potato fries, good sesame chicken starter. Loved the Vegas roll. Service was not great-slow to get to us and really rushed when they were helping us. Better service would’ve made it perfect!

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DanV
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food tables are a little close together
Device was good

JV
JerryV
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I believe the wait staff was overloaded. Not so frequent visits to the table, otherwise they were friendly and good food.

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PhillipS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible menu selections, very friendly people, TASTY, quick service. Everyday eats!

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Amazing
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although it’s a drive for us to get to Kabuki, food is worthy it. The beef ribs is a “must order” for me. Jasmine waited on us and delivered wonderful service. Other staff are wonderful as well. Enjoyed every meal every time we come here.

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MercedesY
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing date night! We love sushi and Kabuki definitely hit the right spot! Can’t wait too come back and try everything and more! Amazing service and spectacular food. Thank you!

MC
MannyC
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Every friendly staff great food. Would dine here again

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NAW4
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience3

This place was just ok at best. Wing were crunchy but not flavorful, mushroom miso soup had zero flavor, kabuki fried rice was bland and on the cool side of warm. Had reservations arrived two minutes early and was told that were too early. The hostess made us wait an additional 15 minutes past our 7:00 reservation time.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2018
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Better service would have made it a more enjoyable dinner experience

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StevenD
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Sushi rolls were ok. Significant use of imitation "krab". Ordered "fancy lemonade" thinking it was fresh squeezed onky to find out it was Minute Maid.

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Mkit
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2018
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Going to this restaurant was a mistake - wasted an evening of my trip. I wanted to take my host out for a great meal and was highly disappointed. Lack of knowledge of the menu by the serving staff AND manager made for a very awkward and annoying experience. Worse was the quality of the food - it was akin to poor mall sushi - no flavor except maybe improperly stored fish. Blech.

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Monalisa
San Antonio
15 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We took the kids for a dinner treat and had sushi, grilled sizzling pork belly, calamari, Brussels sprouts, and mussels—all from the happy hour menu. The portions were perfect for the prices. Everything was awesome. My favorites were the Las Vegas roll, Brussels sprouts, and grilled pork. The server and sushi attendant (Christian) were very kind and accommodating. I’ll definitely return!

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BB111
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was really lovely and funny. The hostess was friendly as well. Only let-down was the mochi ice cream and the alcoholic drink we ordered but the food was delicious. Would definitely visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit. Good food. Had to catch a show and they had us fed and out of there on time which was very much appreciated.

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vipKathleenC
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Kabuki seems to be cutting back on the small things. Have dined there at least a dozen times in the last two years, and this was the first time that complimentary edamame was not offered. My husband's Manhattan was half the size it usually is, so they appear to be trying to save on liquor. Finally, the mints at the front counter were gone! If they think that long time customers won't notice, they're wrong! The food is still good, but don't cut back on the little things.

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Rayretired
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and good service. Energetic and always busy.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Amazing, friendly and helpful staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time went with my 4 kids they loved it! Kids menu was very good with hearty portions. Sushi was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant, food was amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Server was very attentive to our needs. Sushi was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Glad I made a reservation, because of the Ed Sherran concert is was packed. My sushi roll was delayed getting to my table by at least 20 minutes, the manger took care of my meal. The food was great, it was nice start to the evening finished off by the Ed Sherran concert.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I've come here on many occasions and always leave completely satisfied. The food is amazing and the customer service has always been outstanding. Be cautious of using open table as the restaurant doesn't take reservations on the weekends and does not always work as I was notified upon arrival that the hostess was not aware of my reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was my second time coming at kabuki and it still never fails to satisfy me. The employees were very friendly and often asked if we needed anything else. The food is always presentable and I'm sure to come back again

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. The waitress was friendly and on top of everything. Our food was delivered quickly, and it was delicious. We will be back.

AJ
AJMS
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed the sushi sashimi platter 54 pieces. Fresh and tasty. Our waitress was very thoughtful and brought the staff to sing Happy Birthday. Thanks for that. It was fun and memorable.

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KristinE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall3food5service4ambience4

We ate the sushi and it was the best sushi I have tasted in Phoenix. It was a problem with the booking, they had not received it. But we where able to get a table after 20 minutes. The atmosphere was great and we got a table near the open kitchen so we could see the chefs making the food. We will definitely go back on a date night.

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Mimi
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is great the only problem is they are new to open table and we made a reservation on a friday, got a confirmation but when we got there they said they don't take reservations on the weekend I showed them the confirmation and they accepted it with reluctance.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great sushi for a state no where near an ocean

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The experience was good. Our reservation didn't go through but it was only a 10 minute wait for a table and our waitress was with us in minutes. The food was delicious except for spicy tuna rolls that weren't the best quality.

JM
JaredM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in town. Love the outside any time of year. Great service and very clean.

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vipfungster
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent value for your money. Excellent location and a super place to bring out of town guests.

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MrPeanutbutter
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2016
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Made a reservation with Kabuki in Glendale for a Sunday evening, about 4 weeks before the date. It was also an NFL game day at the nearby stadium - I was aware of this and wanted to make sure our party of 6 had somewhere to eat that night. The day before our reservation, the manager called and told me that they don't take reservations for weekends or on special event days, because it was too busy. He said it was Kabuki policy too refuse reservations on busy days. Do not bother making a reservation for a weekend - even though they allow it on open table.

We ended up making it back to Glendale just before the end of the football game, so were able to get a table just before the crowds arrived. The sushi was decent but the hot food we received was lukewarm at best, tempura was soggy and cool, and side dishes were unappetizing. We sent the first entrees back and asked for fresh and hot food, but it was more of the same. Each food item (rice, meat, tempura and cold broccoli?) was on a separate plate and served on what can only be described as hospital trays. Everything seemed like it had been prepared well in advance ( I believe in preparation for the large crowd from the football game) and then doled out cafeteria style. I can honestly say I have had much better food at front counter griddle type Japanese fast food restaurants.

When we complained about the quality of the food, the manager blamed us for asking to have our food served as it was ready, claiming it was ready to serve but they could not fit as we were still eating the soup and salad they had brought only seconds before. It could not all fit on the table, so they had to wait. This was the same manager who blamed me for making a reservation on a game day.

Don't bother going on a busy night - the food is institutional quality. And don't bother talking to the manager. He says he wants his costumers to be happy, but is not willing to take any responsibility for the poor quality of his restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Tried this place twice. Cancelled on me for Valentine's day, but decided to give it another shot. The second time they screwed up again with our order and asked if I wanted anything else. We decided to just leave and get in-n-out.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our Server Jasmine was the best.
A good dinning experience . Seating was quick service was very timely, and the server was very knowledgeable of suggesting what dishes we would enjoy.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was not greeted, girl in front had her back turned and never acknowledged us it took another staff member to come over and help us. food quality was poor along with the service.

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