Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Pasadena

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Sukiyaki
Pasadena's Original "Best Sushi in Town". Experience signature dishes by Executive Chef Masa Kurihara. The freshest sushi and rolls. Premium sakes and contemporary cocktails. End your meal with any of our famous deserts. Great food, great service, great value and a clean, pleasant ambience.
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1 review
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was flawless, and our servers were pleasant and efficient (not to mention good looking)...

2
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great, service a little slow but our server was very nice may have just been short staffed. Overall good place for lunch.

C
Los Angeles
94 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

It's been several years since I've eaten at Kabuki's and fortunately it hasn't changed. Menu offers a large variety of Japanese food with good value and fresh preparation. Service was fast and attentive and food was good. This restaurant is located in area where there are a lot of restaurants and despite the rain attracted a good number of customers. I will definitely return here to eat!

T
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Food was good but service was beyond horrible. Not sure why but they could not get anything right. Normally would not leave a bad review but this place just did not seem to care. Too many mistakes for me to even list here.

RL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always amazing, the employees are always so awesome they are always on point to help you or to replenish your drinks and food

MM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Quality of food was good, as it must be in a sushi restaurant, but all of the non-sushi dishes were way too salty. Salad, brussels sprouts, soup, were all loaded with sodium. Enough salt to give us headaches. Not recommended for people with high blood pressure or otherwise adverse to high sodium.

P
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was outstanding!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

perfect as always

LA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The waitstaff was very attentive and cooperative with my severe and numerous allergies. (Not many options for one who is allergic to ALL fish and shellfish.) We had a reservation for 5 and they gave us a tatami room and didn't bat an eye when we ended up with 6 and a baby. It was a delightful room for us to talk and celebrate a birthday.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was very helpful and nice. Service was quick and food was delicious! They even brought out the cutest dessert with Happy Anniversary written on the plate, as we were celebrating. Will definitely be coming back!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Chilean Seabass not Fresh and it smells.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Quality of food is getting worse. One of the dishes didn't taste good at all. It should've been taken back

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I ordered the Steamed Pork Gyoza and the Sashimi Omakase Special. My only complaint with the special was the sauces used. I'm not a spice guy and it seemed like that was who this dish served.

I like plain masago, octopus by itself and no sweet or spicy drizzle. The sheer quantity of sashimi in this dish was wonderful and I have several meals for the next few days.

BJ
Los Angeles
76 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Tawny was a great server, seemed eager to please. Uni not very fresh. Food sometimes very good and other times not so good, not constant. Soup on one visit was so salty it could not be eaten, next time it was perfect. Overall a good value with many choices.

VI
Orange County
398 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great lunch specials. Good for business luncheon. I would recommend for children.

V
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter Marcelo was outstanding. We got our food quickly and he checked on us often.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We ordered a sushi combination and an uni udon. The uni was brown AND cooked when it came out and when inquired with the server, she said that is how it's suppose to look. No, I've had uni udons plus both the menu and the Yelp picture of the same dish AT THE SAME Kabuki have the uni appearing orange-yellow and FRESH! I was disappointed that the server didn't just immediately ask if we would like something else; we had to call for the manager and return the udon. Then the server comp'ed our ice cream but it was already too late, we left with a bad taste in our mouths for this restaurant and the staff.

BJ
Los Angeles
76 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Miso soup too salty, happy hour saki price error on bill, brought entire order all at once, left off seasoning on poke bowl. Just a bad day for Raphael, not usually like this. We come here for the Poke and Chicken Ramen, always good and will be back.

PM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

When we arrived, there was no record of the reservation I made on Open Table. They informed me that they do not accept reservations. I went to this location instead of the Burbank one, in which I am familiar, because no reservations were available in Burbank.

They seemed understaffed for Valentine's Day. Our server had no less that 20 seats at the sushi bar and a full table section (4-6 tables). She also seemed as though she was new and couldn't handled the pressure of such a large amount of people.

Our Sushi Chef was amazing! He basically handled the orders and got on the waitstaff about our service . I received and finished my entire meal (I ordered sushi) prior to my husband receiving his soup which came with his meal.

Then we waited more than 20 minutes for our check, with our dirty dishes in front of us, and no drink refills. I finally got up and requested the check from the hostess. It was an additional 10 minutes before it arrived.

I won't go back to this location.

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