Kabuto Hibachi and Sushi

4.4
176 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
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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TonyR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate birthdays! The staff makes a big effort to deliver a fun experience.

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NormanM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Great happy hour prices. Good service and parking is validated!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, beautiful restaurant. Our aervice was also good. Very attentive despite being under staffed. We will come back.

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ShelliG
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Food was a little too salty and steeped in butter/oil for my taste. Nice menu, attractive restaurant, good cocktails.

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Greenie
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden treasure. Great hibachi food either at your table or not. Food was tasty and ample. Beautiful restaurant

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vipRusDF
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kabuto stands out among the many choices for sushi and Japanese food. Authentic food, well prepared and presented. Nice ambience and good service.

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KevinY
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great services. Definitely will come back!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We had a reservation for 7 PM, didn’t get seated until 7:30 PM, and the chef didn’t get to our station until 9 PM. If you’re coming here, be aware there’s a staff shortage, so it’ll take MUCH longer for you to be serviced. Eat beforehand :)

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Cassidy4kids
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Had 530pm reservation but they couldn’t seat us at Hibachi table bc they had a huge party so chefs weren’t available. The manager said he’d buy us the first round of drinks at the bar. Finally started cooking at 7pm. Service was good. Food was good. Sushi as apps was delicious.

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viphoward
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

First time at Kabuto last night. Waited an hour to be seated. I suppose COVID has created staff shortage. Still a long wait. Restaurant is VERY loud. Seems that the cooking and ventilation systems they bought have noisy mechanisms. Feels like you’re in a train station. Also no noise abatement in restaurant - hard floors and ceilings with close together tables. Hard to talk to each other without yelling. Chef yelling at us to be heard. Chef was fantastic - funny and good cook. Food was very good. Drink was good and strong. Took 2 hours to have dinner. Yikes.

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CORKyVino
Washington DC
75 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kabuto is a fun night out. Communal dining yet socially distant and very skilled and entertaining tableside chefs. Food is plentiful and tasty. Wait staff is friendly and present.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and happy hour specials! Our server was very good as well! I will return!

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Reese
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere in newer/modern setting. Very good food, both hibachi and sushi.

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MarcelaV
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food ,I’m will try more dishes next time ,nice place

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TedR
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We got good value for our dinner because we had a free birthday meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our sushi was perfect and out hibachi Chef was FANTASTIC! The food was prepared well and fresh. We had 3 x steak and scallops and one filet mignon and chicken. The bar and service were a good bit slow but we will be back.

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SamanthaG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience! The chef, server, food, everything was perfect! Such a fun time and the food was delicious. We definitely will be back!

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ericak
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my son we had the best experience. Got seated quickly. Good and service was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We haven’t been to hibachi since pre-covid and have missed it. This one is near work, but we had never gone. So happy we found it and gave it a try.
Needs more staff- but this is a post covid issue everywhere and we knew (sign posted) that staff was working as quickly as possible.
Good, service and entertainment was great!!!
We will be back!

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vipTheo
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This is a great neighborhood spot and a bargain in every way. Convenient, validation for parking, great sushi and hibachi, and a delightful performance by the chef preparing your hibachi. Amazingly broad selection of sushi and hibachi choices. Selections are generous. Wonderful for get togethers for couples and families. I am very happy that they came back four months ago after closing last year due to the pandemic.

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Hakeem
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant. The food was good and tasty. The staff was prompt and pleasant. The chef was professional and entertaining.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a good job and very accomdatting

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JessJonMegCam
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very great!

My friends & I all went for a celebration and It went well!

The food was yummy!

Will come again!

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BarbW
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fun atmosphere! Bday coupon made us try it but we will be back!

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Michellec
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time for my Birthday

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vipSusanS
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought a couple we know here. Excellent service and atmosphere was so nice. Server was also very accommodating, checked on us frequently even though we could tell she was very busy. Sushi was delicious as was the hibachi style and appetizers. We will be back!

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vipDennis
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Overall this was a disappointing experience. The service was extremely slow. They seem very overwhelmed with the number of people who were there on a weeknight.

The food was okay. I've had much better Japanese steakhouse experiences. The fried rice was fried so hard that it was crunchy in some areas. They now do noodles with the fried rice. This was a novel experience but there was almost no flavor to the noodles beyond being drowned in sauce. Most of our party ordered chicken and one person ordered steak. The steak was undercooked when they had asked for it to be medium well. The chicken they used were tenderloins and not breast. I make this as a note because as many of you know a giant tenderloin will also have a giant tendon running through the middle of it this is not pleasant to eat and not something I expect in a quality meal. The knife he was using to cut the chicken must not have been very sharp because many of the pieces were still connected and I had to pull them apart with my fork in order to have a reasonable bite. The vegetables were undercooked the chicken was overcooked. For the shrimp appetizer there were two generous size shrimp. My first one was fine a little overdone but quite edible. The second one I had to spit into my napkin. It was mealy and had an odd flavor.

I would not recommend this restaurant. We were there for over 2 hours because the time in between the courses and the time that we waited to order were so long.

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ValeryB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing evening there. The place was really busy and they couldn’t sit us on time so the manager invited us to the bar and offered to get a round of drinks while we are waiting. The food was delicious, the performance of the chef was great! Thank you for an amazing night!

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vipBigRube
Washington DC
150 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I should probably give Kabuto two reviews as our experience when we went there was like the restaurant had 2 personalities, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. We got there a bit early and decided to sit on the sushi side for drinks and a few rolls. The drinks were very good, as was the sushi, and the service was excellent. Our only complaint would be that, even for sushi, we thought the prices were a bit high. It was also quiet enough that we could converse with one another (2 couples), which is sometimes difficult as both my husband and myself have hearing problems. Had we known what awaited us on the other side of the restaurant, I think we would have chosen to remain where we were.

The other side was the typical Japanese steak house, and we shared the table and cooking area with two other couples. I knew it would be difficult, but I did order a steak that no one else at the table had ordered, and I asked the chef to use very little soy sauce on mine as I need to severely limit my sodium intake. However, EVERYTHING was overly salty, and even my husband and our friends left a good part of their dinner uneaten because, even for the average person, it was way too salty. In addition, there were several children in that section, and the staff stirred them up so the sound was way too loud to even hear the person next to you. We had only gone there because they had sent us a twofer for my husband's birthday. I can honestly say that we will never go there again.

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vipBritR
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

They are just understaffed. Chef was great, food was good, server was good she was just very busy.

Would give it a second chance for sure.
Our little guy had so much fun!

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Greenie
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great surprise restaurant! Went there for a birthday celebration. There is free parking in the lot next to the restaurant. Our waitress, Jeni, was very helpful in understanding the options on the menu. The restaurant is decorated nicely and the noise level is very tolerable. The hibachi dishes we ordered were outstanding; i.e., tasty, lots of food, nd included a soup and salad first, the salad dressed with a peanut sauce. My wife ordered salmon and steak and bth were terrific. I had the shrimp dish. I can only say that thank goodness we didn't order appetizers as we took home food we couldn't eat.
Basically, a restaurant to which we will return We gave it 5 stars for a reason.

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Dineblog
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The hibachi chef was entertaining. He was the best feature of the whole dining experience. The service was palatable but nothing to write home. The waiter took orders and did a piecemeal in bringing in whatever what we ordered, which took way too long more than several minutes. Additionally, their pacing of bringing in soup and salad, which comes before the main course, felt like they were hurting us although there was very little folks in the hibachi room. The food was just heavy with butter and garlic spread, and seasoning, which covers the taste of the whatever protein was selected. I understand this is the cooking method but as we get into more healthy cooking, it would help to be creative it looking into the use of butter and garlic spread. Would I comeback back probably yes, but certainly only to bring friends for the show and after my cholesterol levels become normal.

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vipMRINDC
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Reasonably good service. Nice menu but the food was bland. Large portions though.

The hibachi dining area was cluttered with boxes, so ambience wasn’t that great.

Noise levels were excessive and it was impossible to have a conversation.

Perhaps teething problems post pandemic, so will likely give them another shot later.

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PatriceP
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very good for the price & qty / quality served.
Patrice

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vipDining4Pleasure
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was great and plentiful portions were served. We will definitely go back. Our friends had the sushi and sashimi. We had the hibachi. Service was also top-notch. We will go back again very soon.

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RJ42
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Food was very good, service friendly, if slow. Ambience was ok, but it was noisy in the cavernous space even without all the tables full. We would go back, at least until more tables are occupied and it becomes impossible to carry on a conversation with your dining partner.

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vipSteveS
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As with many restaurants on Father's Day, they were crushed with diners but unfortunately not staffed enough to handle it. Our server was nice but harried. The food was good but the service was slow. I liked my experience enough to try again on a regular, non holiday night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing HH

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate a birthday. Not cheap but worth it.

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LisaP
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We ate at the Kabuto Hibachi for the first time and had a very enjoyable experience. The Hibachi "show" was fun and the food was very good. We enjoyed the company of two other couples that we had never met before. The parking was free. The room was a bit noisy but not enough to keep us from returning, perhaps when we have out of town guests to entertain.

FAQs

Kabuto Hibachi and Sushi offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 978-7923.

Kabuto Hibachi and Sushi is rated 4.4 stars by 176 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.