Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Huntington Beach

3.8
54 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese

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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(714) 898-9239
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mr. Masa Kurihara
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Cross street
Center Ave. & Beach Blvd.
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Parking details
Kabuki Huntington Beach is located inside Bella Terra Mall. Free parking is available in the parking structure just west of Century Theaters.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.6
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4.0
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3.5
ambience
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KB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I went for happy hour. Service was decent. Food was subpar at best. Sushi rolls so large in diameter they are hard to eat. Sesame chicken not good and sauce was all wrong. Asked for ponzu instead. Terrible ponzu. I won’t be returning.

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Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Dirty surroundings!

We had a nice lunch, after we got past being turned off by the very dirty surroundings. the leather/vinyl bench seats looked so dirty that it was quite off-putting. it is difficult for a restaurant to get great reviews when the surroundings are so unclean and unkempt I wanted to tell a manager, but nobody every came over; so I wrote to the restaurant, and have not yet heard back. We were meeting there before a movie, so it was difficult to change our plans; but the restaurant really has to get a better management with better health and cleaning skills.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Very average sushi - at a premium price

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M
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The sushi is always fresh and I was pleased to see that the menu was the same as the Brea location.

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RR
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Reservations were fine and table was acceptable. We had four people . One person was serve their meal and after 5 minutes or so we had to ask a waiter where the other meals were. They came out of the kitchen in another 5 minutes. The food was tasty and prepared well.
There does not seem to be a dedicated wait person to the table. We did not know who our server was. It was a guessing game if you wanted to get some more beverages or anything else.

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M
Central Coast
33 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Our 3rd and last visit here. Service; "What service ??" No bartender during the day time. An Employee that was just there to collect her check had to make us our drinks and as you can imagine they were awful and had to be sent back ~!! Then we were told the managers would make our drinks. But they never came out of the back office ... "REALLY??!!" They're Short staffed to the point that even the waiter complained about the situation to us ??!! Where do I start ??!! Poor food quality; Restaurant and bathrooms filthy. 3 Industrial strength 1 gallon cleaner bottles on floor in plain site in bar area. Dirty bar counter top with left over food and chop sticks. No wasabi or ginger put on our plates. We actually had ask for this ??!! Even the hosts wasn't friendly. What a shame in this day and age of THOUSANDS of restaurants in which to choose from. What an incredible waste of time and money. Great example of Corporate Greed & Stupidity ~!! We are patrons not the black side of your corporate ledger ...

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ME
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ask for Nancy. She had great suggestions and is the sweetest gal.

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P
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

We thought we would eat here before seeing a movie because we haven’t been in years. Started out with soft shell crab which was gross and served up on a sizzling bed of onions like a fajita. Sushi roll was soft and fish tapas was slimy. Entry wasn’t to bad. We left quickly and both of us felt kinda sick after.

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M
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food and our friends love it too! Enjoy the ambiance!

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s
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My third visit; each time the food and service has been very good. Large portions and well priced. Three of us had salmon teriyaki and were surprised to receive two fillets instead of the usual one we get at other restaurants. My husband had so much chicken teriyaki left over we had enough for two more meals. I liked that they had a choice of white or brown rice. Although they brought my salad with dressing (I asked for none due to food allergies), they apologized quickly brought me a replacement. When they also had dressing on my vegetables (I forgot to ask how they were prepared), they also quickly replaced them but not before a manager came to clarify if the vegetable sauce or teriyaki sauce needed to be replaced. I appreciated that they took the time to make sure they accommodated my request correctly. Our server, Luis, was very attentive and checked on us several times during the meal.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall the service and the food were great but they didn't actually seem to care about having made a reservation. I still had to wait for a seat to be freed up and with that being said they didn't take my special birthday request into consideration either.

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OT
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always there fir happy hour. Fresh sushi

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OT
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite sushi place always there about 2/3 times a week. Happy hour 3/6 the best

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JA
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service

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Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The receptionist said they do not accept reservations on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Despite having made an Open Table reservation, she would accommodate us anyway. After being seated and fuming about this treatment I asked her to check her computer for Open Table reservations and sure enough my name appeared on the screen. This Kabuki location needs to me educated about Open Table reservations.

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L
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I made a reservation via Open Table and when our party of 6 arrived they refused to seat us claiming they were closing. Hours posted on the door said open until 10:30pm and our reservation was made for 9:30. Hostess was extremely rude to us. We took our party elsewhere and suggest you do the same.

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TX
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Made a reservation for a Sunday evening, only to get there and be told that Kabuki doesn't honor reservations made through open table on weekends. They sat us anyways without a wait, but that's oddly confusing and should be cleared up between open table and the restaurant before making it available online.

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Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food. The steak was fantastic. Would recommend it to friends.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I eat here a lot with just my wife and I. On father's day, I needed a reservation because we had 8 people including my father and my brother's family. When I showed up, they said they do not take reservations.

WTF - why do they show up on Open Table as taking reservations when they don't. My father and other are handicapped and if they did not have a table ready, we were going to be in big trouble.

Restaurant good. Open Table BAD!

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, service was good, the kitchen was fast getting our food to us, and price was reasonable. Overall a great experience.
BUT beware. Open Table allows you to think you have a reservation at Kabuki, but you don't. We reserved on Open Table and got our confirmation email. When we arrived at our scheduled time, we were told that Kabuki doesn't accept reservations from Open Table. However, they were very accommodating and found us a table immediately.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2017
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 3

made a online reservation and they said that even though i received a email confirming it they said it doesn't work on Friday, Saturday online reservations. That was very DISAPPOINTING.
I THOUGHT i had a reservation but they said No.

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Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this sushi place happy hour is the bomb me and my kids are there by bring friends also for happy hour at least two or three times a week that's how much I love this place compared to others. service is awesome servers are very nice food comes to the table pretty quick love it love it love it

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R
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Quality of the food was very good. We received one item that we did not order, and shorted an item that we ordered. They finally realize their mistake (when we told them) and ordered the item we were shorted, but we ended up getting billed for the other item as well.

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y
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I wrote it was my bos's birthday but there was no surprise and I asked left over to take out box but there thought away

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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Kabuki for my dad's 87th birthday and he loved it! The food was delicious and the service was great. They even sang happy bithday to him and made it so special for him. We will go back soon.

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L
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

It was quiet at the restaurant, but we still had to wait 30-40 minutes for our food to come out.

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Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I made the reservation on Open Table then called to change the time and number in the party. I was told they don't take reservations on the weekend. it would have been very frustrating to arrive at the reserved time with friends only to be told they don't take reservations on the weekends

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M
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Happy Hour menu offers a variety of tasty treats at a reasonable price.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

GO PLACE FOR DATES. WILL COME BACK FOR FUTURE DATES

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LL
Atlanta
69 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Maybe it was because it was raining, and had been for several days... but this was a less-than-stellar experience. The food was excellent. But, I was sat at the far end of the sushi bar... which happened to be next to the kitchen. Every 30 seconds, a server would walk by and shout "corner" so they did not collide with another server. And, it was difficult to get water refilled.

As for the food... try the Baked Scallop California Roll. AWESOME! I also tried the lobster topped roll, but it was pretty sweet/rich.

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g
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Our server Paul was the reason everything was perfect. He was so friendly and accommodating his timing was so right on.

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Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2016
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Usually a good restaurant and location. Few larger parties made the dining room louder than usual. Unfortunately on this night it seemed like our waitress (Laura) great service under the conditions to follow. She seemed to be the only waitress actually working. We frequently saw her working table from the front of the house to the back of the house. As a result I think our hot foods sat around and were cold by the time they reached the table. Even when we requested to re-do the food that was cold service still took a long time. Bad experience on this occasion but a very good restaurant and good food.

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Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love everything about this place great sushi, happy hour, friendliness, I'm there often.

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Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy hour, great sushi it's my favorite sushi place

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A
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall good solid sushi/rolls dinning experience. Great for kids.

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HI
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Brussels Sprouts were delish. Service started out badly. Server was very busy which I understood. What was bothering is no one considered to help in just greeting my table. A simple hello would have been perfect. Server finished strong though. Stay away from the hot stone cooking. It's to awkward.

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p
Los Angeles
208 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

WENT WITH THE DINE OC MENU--BAD MISTAKE. 2 OF 4 HOT STONES WEREN'T HOT ENOUGH TO COOK THE FOOD. WAITRESS (JESSIE) BROUGHT ONE APPETIZER, BUT NOT THE OTHER UNTIL AFTER THE MAIN HAD BEEN SERVED. SHE NEEDED TO BE REMINDED THAT THE MAIN CAME WITH SOUP OR SALAD AND RICE. THE SAUCES WERE EXCELLENT AS WAS THE DESSERT. SAW SUSHI DELIVERED TO OTHER TABLES AND IT LOOKED GREAT AND RAPIDLY DISAPPEARED SO MUST HAVE TASTED GREAT ALSO.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sushi, nice atmosphere, and good service. Will come back soon.

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f
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is the second time I made a reservation thru open table and both times, when we arrived, they said there was no reservation. But they were able to get us a table right away.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We all enjoyed the visit. The food was very good. The service was very good. Nobody had not one conplaint.

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