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About Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Tempe

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.

2000 E Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe, AZ 85281
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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 - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
McClintock

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(480) 350-9160

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

Executive Chef:
Masa Kurihara

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

Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Tempe Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined on October 30, 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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 20, 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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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 18, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 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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·Dined on October 4, 2017

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Spicy, Gluten Free Options, Great Beer, Fun, Romantic, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

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

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·Dined on September 17, 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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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 14, 2017

The salmon teriyaki was awesome!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 9, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 21, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on July 17, 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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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined 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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Manitoba)·Dined 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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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 2, 2017

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

Tags: Spicy, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 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.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Vegan, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Healthy, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 16, 2017

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

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Authentic, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Great food and service

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 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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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 17, 2016

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 27, 2016

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 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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 (Phoenix)·Dined 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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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2014

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 30, 2014

They have an extremly varied menu, and everything is outstanding

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 6, 2014

Fantastic food and service made at first unexpected date a very good one for the both of us. We would come here again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2014

This is the third time to Kabuki and the food and service consistently delight. We had a 7 pm reservation. Our group of nine was greeted with smiles and immediately taken to our table. The server was friendly, efficient and managed our orders with perfection. Pricing is reasonable and food quality and cleanliness are top notch. Always a great experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 28, 2014

I was expecting a japanese teppanyaki restaurant but it wasnt. But everthing was wonderful , fresh, tasty and beatiful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 29, 2014

This is the place to be if you are looking for the best selection of Sushi in Tempe. If you want fresh fish, good service and creative rolls for your meal, this is the place to go! Being an avid Sushi afficanado, having spent time on the docks in Tokyo, sushi school and dining every week, I'm a "non professional" expert when it comes to any matter involving "eating" and "sushi!"

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 24, 2014

Our waitor was excellent. Mike keep up the great work. We are definitely visiting again and again!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 15, 2014

At Kabuki there is a little of something for everyone. I visited twice last month, once with vegan relatives who were able to find something as well as fish lovers who had many choices.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining
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