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Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Tempe

4.4
98 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Perfect For:
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Creative Cuisine
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: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm,
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(480) 350-9160
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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
Masa Kurihara
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
McClintock
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 98 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

The sushi was great and tasted really good. The cocktails were good also. A bit pricey however great food and drinks. Well worth it.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

As always the food was GREAT. Although it can be a little on the loud side the quality of food at Kabuki never disappoints. Our favorite.

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4.0Dined on February 12, 2018

food choices decrease. Request to serve better healthier meat quality

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

Always amazing!

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2017

Anniversary

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2.0Dined on November 21, 2017

11/21/2017.

The front desk hostesses did not understand about open table process.

They tried to send me somewhere else to chat about the open table points.

The server and food was excellent. It was our daughters birthday and they didn’t mention anything .

Disappointed. We spent a lot of money .

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4.0Dined on November 20, 2017

Very bad service very expensive food

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4.0Dined on October 29, 2017

Visited Kabuki while staying in the area on a business trip for a Sunday dinner with a friend. Fun atmosphere. Good sake selection - waiter made a great recommendation. Quickly filled up on small plate dishes (miso black cod was excellent) and rolled sushi. Service started out great but it took a while to find someone for the bill. Reasonable prices, will visit again when nearby.

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5.0Dined on October 19, 2017

Great food, good service. Loved sitting outside and people watching while eating with friends. Sushi was very good and a wide variety.

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4.0Dined on October 17, 2017

Great service and the sushi was very fresh and had great taste.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

My family and I had a wonderful time! The food was great and the service in the bar area was outstanding. It was a very memorable night.

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5.0Dined on October 3, 2017

I loved the food. It's pricey but you don't get gypped.

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5.0Dined on September 20, 2017

Just perfect. We will come back tomorrow ! Our last day in Arizona !!

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4.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Excellent vegan options including a Tofu Steak main entree, spicy ramen soup and several vegan friendly rolls. Our server was a touch inattentive, and the atmosphere is a bit corporate, but we love eating at the chain restaurant.

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5.0Dined on September 14, 2017

The salmon teriyaki was awesome!

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2017

Always a great meal at Kabuki. Top notch, one of my favorites!

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2017

The 6 of us had an enjoyable experience. Sushi was good - and presentation was fun, wait staff was attentive.

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3.0Dined on July 16, 2017

The food was excellent, but the restaurant was dirty. The table was not properly cleaned before our seating. The walls were covered in grease and splatters. The glass partitions were also filthy and dusty. This really detracted from what would otherwise be a pleasant dining experience.

I will not recommend to anyone until I see that this location has been properly cleaned.

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2017

This is a young, hip place that would draw a new generation of such lovers. The plates (nigiri moriawase and sea food on hot stone grill) we had showed a new twist that deserves recognition. The wait staff, while genuinely polite and attentive, was young and not very knowledgeable with Japanese cuisine, especially sake. With a bit of staff training, this place could rise to the next level.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2017

Great food, great prices, but a tad noisy for me.. Might have just been the time of day.. Otherwise outstanding place for something other than just teriyaki chicken bowls.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2017

Kabuki did not honour my open table reservation, first not believing that I had one and then not believing that I had one at their branch, and then not believing the confirmation email that I showed them. Apparently they don't accept reservations on Friday and Saturdays.

They were very busy and the waitress asked me if I was done after I ate my appetizer. When I pointed out that my main had not yet arrived, but that I was supposed to get soup or salad, she rushed off and brought me soup shortly after the main arrived.

The food was sloppily made but tasted acceptable, although the raw fish was mushy in texture.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2017

The sushi is consistently fresh and well prepared. Nice bar selection, service was very good and food was served quickly.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2017

Popped in for a quick dinner with a friend before going to the theatre. Ordered miso soup, the pork belly, and a California roll. I figured the soup would appear first, but the pork belly did instead. Large pieces that were moist and flavorful. It was served over raw onions (they didn't really cook on the hot plate) with cilantro and sliced jalepenos sprinkled on top. The California roll and miso soup were good as well. Good service, wait staff were friendly.

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2.0Dined on March 19, 2017

For the price, I would have expected better food. While the menu offered a ton of options, the food did not match the decor. My fiancee's ramen broth looked like watered down soup. My Unagi Bowl took extra seasoning before I could eat it. I also requested no avocado as I am allergic to them. They put them in there anyway. My mom ordered the teriyaki chicken, which was apparently good. Sad that they offer so many options but really only nail the basic dishes.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2017

Really delicious Japanese food and wonderful service. Our waiter was really cute too!

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2017

Everything was perfect. A great place for dates, Birthday celebrations ect. The food was amazing and fast. Service was great as well.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2016

Great food and service

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4.0Dined on November 13, 2016

While the food and services were very good, this restaurant did not get us credited for our Open Table points. Our reservation was listed on a "white board" and never got entered into their system, despite a specific request to that effect.

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2016

Excellent customer service, delicious food, and great atmosphere! Every aspect of the meal was perfect!

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2016

It was extremely busy when we were there because it was ASU Graduation week and for the most part the service was very good until the end when we sat there for ~20' waiting for our bill. It could've been because it was so busy and it wouldn't deter me from trying it again. Food was excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2016

Whenever we go to Kabuki we order multiple dishes and everyone shares. The one dish we always return for is the Broiled Mussels. We spent several weeks on the east coast last year and we never found anything we liked better than this! We pair it with several small plates. Last time we tried the Crispy Brussels Sprouts which were delicious. We always have the Seaweed Salad, which has a great nutty flavor. When friends join us we add a large plate like the Black Cod and some of the wonderful sashimi. The Salmon is positively buttery. And the Tuna Poke is perfection. Add a crisp glass of wine or sake and lots of water for a special meal to share with friends and family. This is probably our favorite restaurant!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2016

sushi was very fresh the yellowtail melted in my mouth . i now have a new place for sushi

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2016

Great food and excellent service. Many options to select from. Very fresh produce and very attractive presentation. Highly recommended .

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4.0Dined on December 7, 2015

Great good with excellent prices. Nice variety for all types of eaters. However service has always been super slow so of your Ina hurry plan ahead to schedule yourself enough time.

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4.0Dined on November 16, 2015

The sushi was amazing! Service was wonderful! We truly cannot say enough good things about our dinner here! We tried so many different rolls and they were all wonderful. We also had the tuna poke and that was delightful! We will be back next time we come to visit!

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2015

If you have not enjoyed this GREAT place, let me recommend two plates, the Dragon Roll … for flavor .. presentation .. and value! The Kabuki roll had been recommended to us and it was also a GREAT plate with all the flavors and eye appeal that this restaurant is known for.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2015

To start, this is a Japanese Restaurant not a Japanese Steakhouse. The menu is huge with a wide variety of excellent dishes. The beef sukiyaki is one of my favorites along with the seafood soup. All the sushi we had was excellent too. The lunch specials were excellent and a great value. We had the asian beef short ribs with tempura veggies and salad. Service is a little slow but manageable. We have always been happy with our overall experience here. I highly recommend it.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2015

The sushi at this place is fantastic, but if you don't like sushi? That's okay! They have plenty of other meal options that fit the whole family. This place is great if you are trying to watch your calories, plenty of healthy substitutions and their Happy Hour and Reverse Happy hour give you a lot of bang for your buck.

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2015

Great experience. Sushi was great. The menu is extensive and everything was served perfectly.
Udon noodle soup was perfect. Lobster & Albacore sushi was really fresh, we will definitely be back to try many more menu items.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2014

Wonderful dinner! Highly recommend the lobster combo...delicious!

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