Kabuto Hibachi and Sushi

4.2
72 reviews
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Kabuto Hibachi Grill & Sushi is a beautifully design new restaurant in the heart of Rockville town square. We have amazing Sushi & Hibachi items that is sure to satisfy every guests desires & palate. State of the art hibachi tables, beautifully design space combined with amazing food and service will make your experience at Kabuto a memorable one.
We look forward to serving you and making Kabuto Hibachi & Sushi one of your favorite places to dine out.
Please keep us in mind for your special gatherings as we have beautiful private dining room options available.

Thank you!


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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great and staff was very friendly and accomodating! Will sure go back!

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JW
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our hibachi chef was outstanding. He had our whole table laughing hysterically!
The food was so good and everyone had some left over to take home. We can’t wait to go back!

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DP
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had lunch there at 2pm this past Sunday. They had a happy hour there & all you can eat sushi or sashimi for $24.99 per person., including miso soup & salad. The fish was fresh & delicious. The sashimi was cut just the right size (not too thick). We gorged ourselves & left a generous tip. It's a shame that a large restaurant such as this one is not doing a great business. We highly recommend it. It certainly compares much more favorably than Sushi Damo which is right around the corner & quite a bit more expensive. At another time, we had the hibachi dinner, also wonderful & reasonably priced. We will return. Hope others will go as well.

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San Antonio
29 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Came for sushi this tome instead of hibachi. Good selection of rolls. Enjoyed them all. Even though this side of the restaurant was basically empty (only 3 tables), the service was very slow since only one waitress was working. I would go back since it is so con isn’t for me to walk there.

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CO
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This is a place for groups to have fun...with each other and the staff. The hibachi chefs come to the table with the ingredients to cook to order and the jokes and antics to make everyone laugh. Each guest can become a seal for the moment and catch a piece of broccoli, playfully tossed by the chef, in their mouth. It's not good table manners but it's fun and kids love to watch adults join them in the "sport". The meal is cooked on the grill before you customized to your tastes: oil or no oil, onion or no onion, low salt etc. Food is portioned out from the group cooking so a couple can share chicken and steak or grab all of one meat for themselves and their partner the other. The table is fun for couples too as there is a lot to talk about later about your dinner partners and their responses to the chef's corny ( literally) jokes. The meal is filling so dessert is best enjoyed later after a walk around downtown Rockville. Parking is complimentary by validation or walk from Rockville metro. You can order sushi rolls at the grill too.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

I made a 7pm reservation for my partner's 50th birthday dinner. We had been there once before and had enjoyed it. This time, however, after being arrested right away, or take waited more than an hour for a chef to come to the table. We spoke to manager at the hour mark and were told that the chef had accidentally give to the wrong table. When the chef finally did arrive, he did a great job with the food, but he also spent a great deal of time complaining about his pay and his working conditions. I'm not unsympathetic, but I'm also here paying quite a lot to try to celebrate my partner's birthday. After dinner, we again waited quite awhile for our check, which I finally had to go to the bar and seek out the manager AGAIN to ask for. There was no offer to make things right. We will not be returning to this restaurant.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Our hibachi chef wasn’t lively & entertaining enough. Plenty of food though.

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D
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious and the chef was engaging. The price was reasonable compared to other hibachi restaurants. We had to wait 25 minutes past our reservation to be seated but they didn’t inform us. They could have offered a drink or something as a courtesy while we waited since we were on time for our reservation. They also could have told us why and when they estimated we would be seated.

Also we were surprised that we had to pay for green tea but that they charged again for a refill on the tea.

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m
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

This is the third time we've been here, first at the hibachi. They've finally worked out the kinks with service. Previously the service has been really bad, very slow, inattentive, untrained. That has been rectified completely. Things went very smoothly and it was an enjoyable experience. I am already planning on taking a 10-person party later in the season. Keep up the good work!

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TM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing hibachi and great service.

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K
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Foods were too sweet and their mochi ice cream was old . I could not eat.

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OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Soup was barely warm. Took a long time to receive drink orders. Our cook was great.

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M
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience with our family! All loved it, the hibachi chef was awesome. Definitely will be going back.

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B
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A very solid Hibachi option for the area in a convenient location to the Rockville area.

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TO
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The meal was delicious. Our chef was not as into the performance as some others that we saw but was still good.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Good experience. A little slow service but the cook was outstanding & extremely efficient.

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FM
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was pretty good - typical hibachi fare- but too much sauce on the meat. The tuna and salmon had less sauce than the chicken and were thus better. The fried rice and noodles were tasty. My husband never got his white rice though.

The servers were not particularly attentive or available. We had to look for a server to ask for more water. Also there was too long of a wait between the salad/soup and the hibachi. (We noted a woman at the next table actually went to the servers to complain about the long wait.). The service was definitely not swift. Finally, it was very loud because of the hard surfaces and number of tables. You can really only converse with the people on either side of you.

Our kids enjoyed the meal and overall it was pretty good for hibachi. The space is new, modern and clean.

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K
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Your standard hibachi restaurant. What separates one from the next really is the service and the experience and interaction with the chef at the table. In our instance the chef was not very animated or engaged. And the orders got messed up for our party and the ones around us; multiple people were missing rice or various proteins from their order. It looked like other tables were having a more enjoyable time, so just our bad luck it seems with who we were assigned.

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A
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter loves this restaurant and picked it for her birthday dinner. The service was so great, the food was delicious and the staff made her birthday memorable. Love this place. Will return.

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KB
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

The place was great-not super packed for a Thursday evening, so it allowed our chef to spend some good quality time with our group. Food was fantastic and he had us laughing the entire time.

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MS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

It was a birthday party for my wife and it was a disaster. Apparently, a chef did not show up. Instead of telling us this at the beginning, my party and 3 people next to us sat waiting for food for 35 minutes after we finished our soup and salad. Our children kept asking what was taking so long. The three people next to us left. We had ordered some wine so we needed our check to leave. My wife wanted to leave but it was now 7:45, and we were afraid we would not be able to get food elsewhere. They said they would gave us 50% off and eventually the Chef showed up. But he still had to cook!! The food was okay. But, obviously there was no show because he had to rush and get to the other two tables that had now waited an hour for food. They gave us a gift card to return. I couldn't imagine going back there.

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LL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was very friendly and professional. I will recommend Kabuto to all of my friends, family and co-workers.

Thank you!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent spot. Highly recommended.

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I
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was beautiful!! Everything was perfect from the food to the service. Def will he going back again. AND the drinks were amazing!

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FD
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visiting. Went with another couple, also their first visit. We did the hibachi table and had BJ as our chef. He was very entertaining, Funny guy! I started with an order of sushi, Tuna Amazing Roll - Excellent, I would go back just for that! The cocktails took a while to come, and were OK, not great but not bad.

The hibachi meals we all had Were very good! Shrimp Was perfectly cooked, I upgraded from steak to filet as did my wife and that was also cooked very well. You definitely do not leave their hungry, the sautéed vegetables and fried rice all done on the hibachi were also very good. The only thing that all of us took a pass on was the soup which was included, it came in the middle Of the meal, maybe by design, I don’t now. But none of us ate it, didn’t need it, not much to it anyway. We will definitely go back, everybody had a great time. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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LL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The restaurant is kid friendly which is good. The service was good. The staff are attentive. The food is good for the value. I will recommend it to other people.

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SM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very attentive staff. Lovely decor. Parking validation for three hours.

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c
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Lots of food.

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S
San Antonio
29 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

You don’t leave here hungry for sure. The experience is determined by your chef and how much you participate. Bring a larger group to ensure you have a good time. Very loud do not the place to bring your first date. The service was weird and slow at the same time. I asked for iced tea and they brought me Pepsi. They looked at me funny when I didn’t want the Pepsi. Overall drinks were not refilled very quickly regardless of what you were drinking. Still a positive experience that I would repeat.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The hibachi was great, the chef was funny, interactive, and had some crazy skills. The cocktails were also tasty. Will be coming back.

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OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere the wait staff was friendly and personable. Would definitely visit again

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was by far our favorite restaurant we came to when we traveled to D.C. Our sever, BJ was hilarious and made the meal so memorable. We laughed so hard, enjoyed great food, and will always remember the hibachi experience!

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SA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Tried this for the first time. The atmosphere is great, but it was not that busy. More advertising should help this. The chef (BJ) was awesome. One of the best hibachi chef's we've had. The food was cooked perfectly and had great flavor. We like hot sake and they only offer their house sake hot. The house sake tasted like hot rice wine vinegar instead of sake. That's the only thing that was disappointing. They have a nice large bar that would be more appealing if there were some bar tables in the large open area. I am sure they could bring in a nice happy hour crowd with the additional tables due to the atmosphere there. We will definitely go back

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LF
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We weren't sure if we wanted sushi or habachi so we had to sit at the habachi table. The sushi was pretty good...not outstanding but good. The habachi was mediocre.

The problem with sitting at a habachi table is that it is impossible to have a conversation when there are 4 or more people as they want to line you up side by side. We requested a corner, which helped but still not great for conversation. Consider this isn't a place to have a conversation except for the person sitting beside you.

Nice looking place and service was good.

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C
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

It was our first experience with Japanese food and our first time at Kabuto. We thought the food was good but would stay away from raw fish from now on. This is a sushi place but you can do hibachi which is more like cooked food. Unfortunately we chose not to do hibachi for our first experience with japanese cuisine. We tried.
The service was not that good though, waiting a lot in between dishes. Our waitress forgot to ask us if we wanted desert and we were told by the greeter she was giving us our bill shortly so we mentioned desert and they graciously offered it to us (no choice though, cheesecake or nothing).
My husband ordered a Cognac which came in a kitchen glass. A cognac needs to be poured in a proper sniffer glass to be fully appreciated.
So, overall I would say the experience was not great but we would return to try the Hibachi table.

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I
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great costumer service. Bj is the best chef !!
And the food is delicious !

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff, excellent food. We will definitely come back!!

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N
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant and the food was delicious. They need to work on the service part. Everyone was friendly but the restaurant was empty and took forever to get our drinks and other requested items.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. The sushi is amazing and so is the hibachi! My husband loved the philly roll and the mango madness roll was my favorite. Our hibachi chef was funny and very entertaining and the service was great!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the experience. Our kids were very entertained by our chef for the evening. Our only complaint and it was minor was that the whole experience was 2 hours plus which is tough with 2 kids under 6.

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