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About Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Hollywood

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.

1545 N Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm.

Cross Street:
Between Selma Ave & West Sunset

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(323) 464-6003

Website:
http://www.kabukirestaurants.com/

Parking Details:
Parking Structure (1-Hr. Free w/ Validation). Metered Street Parking on Vine Street.

Executive Chef:
Mr. Masa Kurihara

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Hollywood Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

service

3.8

ambience

3.7

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4.1

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Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (112)
Fit for Foodies (91)
Great for Lunch (83)
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Romantic (23)
Casual (17)
Great for Brunch (17)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Good for a Date (11)
Notable Wine List (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Healthy (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Outstanding Value (5)
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Good for Birthdays (4)
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Disabled Access (3)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 26, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants in LA. Love the food, service and ambiance.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Worse service ever

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Both the women's and men's restrooms were badly in need for attention. The women's had no toilet paper at all and the handicap stall did not lock. The men's had over flowing trash cans according to my husband. Several of the plates had chips in them bad enough that I sent them back adding for new ones. This was for my husband's birthday, I expected much better for the amount of money we spent. I would not recommend this place

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We've eaten at Kabuki a few times before; it's just down the street from the Pantages Theatre, where we occasionally see big shows. Our most recent visit there was truly a mixed experience. I ordered sukiyaki, a dish I probably last had in the late 1970's (!!!), and it was really good. So was the soup and salad that came with it. Unfortunately, we can't say the same thing about my wife's entrée. She ordered sea bass and there was definitely something wrong with it. The restaurant was very cool about that; they took it back and did not charge for it. She ordered a few pieces of sushi to replace the (cooked) sea bass, but they definitely were not the freshest pieces of raw fish she ever had. As a result, we probably will look for other options in that neighborhood the next time we're going to the theater there.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Wonderful Japanese Restaurant in Hollywood.

Excellent menu and reasonable pricing. Knowledgeable staff an great service.

Have Sukiyaki which is one of favorites (awesome BTW).

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Our waiter Espi was amazing. We had a good time. We will be back.

Tags: Live Sports, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Vegan, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, People Watching, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 21, 2017

The place was packed when we arrived, but we got seated right away. The waitress took our order without writing anything down - which seemed to be the way they did it there - but she forgot our order. The soups never came until after the sushi arrived, and that was after we reminded her and the appetizer we order also never came, and when we asked about it, she said she had to put the order it - because she forgot that one too! The food was good -but basic and commensurate with the cost. It was convenient since we were going to the theater afterwards. Good thing we gave ourselves plenty of time because we also didn't get the check in a timely manner and I had to finally ask for it so we could leave to make it to the show on time.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Food was goid and authentic, great value right near walk of stars!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Quick Bite
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The food was very good, and the service was wonderful

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Lowkey, casual spot that won't break the bank. Service was great! Will go again.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Their Manager was Fantastic! They had a mishap in their kitchen, but she came over to speak to us and check on our table, and apologize for the delay. We were very satisfied with her Customer Service and would not hesitate to recommend this Kabuki!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Pretty good sushi for the area. Not ridiculously priced either. Definitely satisfies that sushi craving.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Great sushi for a very fair and convenient price! Very good choice to complete a nice evening if you are going to the Pantages Theater to see a show.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 17, 2017

It is very close to the Pantages Theater and reasonable prices. Getting there before 6pm we made happy hour and beat the crowd.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 14, 2017

Dirty table and floor, charged for something we didnt even recieve. Bad 👎

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 12, 2017

This is a good pre show dinner for my family with varying tastes. Service tends to be slow but the food is tasty.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Good for pre-theater dinner - walking distance from the Pantages. Good food, reaaly good sushi.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Great for kids too Left happy and no complaints.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Outstanding Value, Hot Spot, Quick Bite
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 3, 2017

The food was quite good; very nice cuts of fish and of high quality. However, the painfully clueless millennial wait-staff makes it unlikely we'll go there again. Hard to know who our server was; they never made eye contact. Brought all the food at once. No common sense. (Like setting the hot wasabi down in front of our 4-year-old, instead of in front of the adult diner, who was the one eating sushi!) Great food, dumb millennials.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 3, 2017

My miso soup was cold. Apparently they warmed it up by pouring hot water in it, which made it lukewarm and flavorless. My entree was served at about room temperature, which I don't believe is the norm for grilled beef. My friend had a salad and had to make 3 requests over 10 minutes to get a fork.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Their Ramen is awesome. Sushi/rolls were so-so but you'll forgive them everything after outstanding Tonkatsu Ramen.

Tags: Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2017

We find Kabuki to be a great choice before taking in a play at the Pantages. They offer all kinds of authentic Japanese foods not just sushi.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 4, 2017

The server didn't put our order in correctly and omitted many items. When my son's food came we were already to go. It was the craziest experience I have ever had there and a lot of confusion involved. The original server had already left and it was hard to recover the experience. They admitted fault when the manager at the time came over, however, she only deducted three dollars from our bill when we express that we didn't want any dessert. We were ready to leave.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2017

We always look forward to Kabuki before going to the Pantages for a show. Fast service & delicious food!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2017

This is my 2nd time dining here and overall the food is good for the price point. The service at the Sushi Bar was good, however, the waiter service was really slow. They should validate 2 hours of parking instead of 1 to make up for some of these inefficiencies.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 13, 2016

We found this restaurant a good option for dining before our show at the Pantages Theatre. Our family of 4, including 2 teens who are somewhat reluctant to try new things, were all happy with the food. Our daughter even tried miso soup for the first time, and liked it. The food was good value for the money and the service was relatively fast.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 3, 2016

Kabuki uses good ingredients and the food comes hot. Our server realized how displeased I was that she was serving other tables who had been seated after we arrived. Our cocktails took forever. She apologized after seeing my mood as expressed by my lack of enthusiasm and telling her to get our drinks. My food arrived quickly and my wife's food which included and appetizer arrived considerably later. The appetizer was mouth burning hot. At the same time they brought her sushi roll which could have fed four people and was quite spicy. So we were OK but it will make me think twice about returning. Fifty bucks for the two of us plus tip.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 1, 2016

This place may be billed as romantic, date-night spot. It is not. It's old tables and chairs. It's loud and unpleasant. The wait staff was nice enough and the food was fine. The clientele seemed to be young people who play music too loud in their cars. It would have been a fine evening had I expected this atmosphere,

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2016

Love this place. I am regular here. Best rolls are: Lava roll, Cilantro Albacore roll, Spicy Tuna crunch roll, lotus on fire, sunrise roll.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 24, 2016

Food was excellent and different. Service was impeccable, although we were there at a time when there were no other customers. Green tea lemonade was delightful. And I highly recommend the steamed buns.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 20, 2016

Very poor service. Forgot one meal and delivered 10 min after first two were served. Vegetable tempura was mostly green beans and sweet potatoes. California rolls were good. Very noisy high ceiling open.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 14, 2016

Excellent service.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 6, 2016

All the food came out basically at the same time, while it should have been spaced to allow us to finish one course before the main course came. Our waiter was VERY inattentive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 28, 2016

We visit this restaurant almost every time we see a show at the Pantages. This visit the food was good as it normally is; however, the service was almost non-existent. Our server did not come around to check on us; in fact, we had to ask another server to order our last items and had to request refills on our drinks from one of the guys who brought out our food. Our server brought the refill but dropped them on the table and walked off without even acknowledging us. When we were ready to pay, I tried multiple times to get her attention but she wouldn't even look our way even though she was helping the table next to us and visited their table multiple times. Finally my husband walked up and asked for the check which she also brought and dropped on the table without saying anything. She processed the credit card and brought it back still without saying a single word to us. I don't know why she chose to treat my husband and I like persona non grata during this visit but it was painfully obvious she did not want to serve us.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 23, 2016

Food was average. Service was very slow. Waiters and waitress were not attentive. The restaurant was too loud to have any conversation with friends. I did not have a pleasant experience.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 5, 2016

A nice restaurant. They have a frequent guest reward program and send you specials and a reward on you birthday. Good Happy Hour during the week days.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 22, 2016

Service sub par.....about 15 people in the restaurant and the waiters and waitresses were not attentive not professional

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 1, 2016

This Hollywood location was a perfect find for my husband and I to have a meal before going to a show at the Pantages theatre. Public parking nearby and just a short walk to the theatre. We got there on a Sunday afternoon and we probably didn't need a reservation, although we had one. I'm sure Saturday's are much busier. The service was great and the food is not only presented well, but very tasty. What impressed us the most was the cost of the food. We frequent Japanese restaurants often and they are usually quite pricey, but not this one. This has become our new go-to place when we are hungry for Japanese food. It is a chain, but we have also been to the one at Irvine Spectrum and I would give it the exact same review. Great sushi and sashimi too. Give it a try and you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 27, 2016

It was a bit hard to find as the signage for the restaurant wasn't that noticeable. My wife and I walked past it a few times and didn't realize it. We have been to several other locations and all have been great when we've dined there.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 24, 2016

Great food from start to finish. Some of my favorites were the chicken wings, chicken fried rice and sea bass. The server was very graceful and attentive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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