Pasadena >Food & Dining > Kabuki
3539 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA | Directions 9110734.150160 -118.076713
great experience will go again – great variety to choose from first time there and was quite impressed with the food and the cost very reasonable. our guest had the sushi plates i had the specialty beef plate the wife the sashimi salad. food is excellent and dessert shared the tempura banana different and everyone enjoyed it. will try something different not your normal japanese menu especially the specials.
SoCal Japanese mini-chain satisfies with solid, well-priced sushi , teriyaki, noodles and beyond. – In Short
Interiors boast sleek, modern design, with an eye toward mixing traditional decor with more trendy elements like track lighting and exposed brick. All branches are located near major shopping areas such as Old Town Pasadena, Cerritos South Street and in the Howard Hughes Center. The menu features entrees such as tempura, teriyaki, hibachi plates; noodle dishes like udon and soba; and a full range of sushi. Full bar available along with sake, wine and beer.
Love it! – Kabuki restaurants are great places to get dinner with friends or family. Their delicious dishes can compare to any high-priced sushi restaurant in Los Angeles. Pro: the edamame are free. Con: they boil their edamame too long, so they have a pea-like consistency.
overall great restaurant, waay crowded on weekends, o.k. service – I dont like the valet parking so i just park on the street behind the restaurant. Its too bad that they dont take reservations on weekends, but if you've ever been there at night during the weekend, you will understand why. It gets reaallly crowded, the amount of people on the waiting list is crazy! I just went today, it seems like their doing a mini remodeling. It's going to look great. For a great experience, i always try to go when it isn't too busy, great for a cheap and quick lunch when you're having a sushi craving; again, expect to wait during weekends. Its not too bad though. The regular sushi and rolls can be small sometimes, but great variety and taste, i recommend Mu Sake =). Service has been great for the most part, they have a new manager. When it's busy, its understandable. After all the servers have to wait for the kitchen and chefs. It's modern, casual, and intimate. Not exactly the most romantic place but, depends on the person. Large selection of drinks, new drink menu too! i love it. great place to bring your family. OVERALL its great, if you are a regular you'll notice the service can be inconsistent, but thats why i remember who i liked, and i just ask the host/hostess who's working and i tell them who's section i want to be seated in. Don't be cheap and jip them! especially if you had a good experience. They do remember the jippers you know. Trust me, i've worked for a while at several different restaurants, i know what its like. If you can't afford it then why would you be dining out. When you jip the tip, the server has to owe money, so they lose money on the table =/. On the flipside, if you had a bad experience, then tip accordingly. Being me, i still tip 10% always if i get bad service, 15% for good service, 15% + for great service. but thats just me.
Sushi is okay, service is terrible – I think the owners need to hire more waiters/waitresses; the hostesses are also very rude. In the restaurant's defense, the spider roll is very good, but unfortunately, that's the only good thing I can say that's good about this place.
The quality of the food and services has increasingly declined with each of my last few visits. First we waited 45 minutes to receive the first order of sushi. Then when sushi began to arrive the quality was very poor. For example, the Mackerel was dry and the meat in the salmon-skin roll was barely present very hard.
Kabuki is officially off my list of Sushi restaurants.
lower your standards – Great location to eat if you are only interested in the pirce of your dinner. The half off sushi is half the size and taste. As for service, there is none. Expect to wait a long time for whatever you need. Also, don't go late. They are not open as late as they say they are. The closing time on the door and the large open sign are justed used as decorartion. They stop serving food long before their closing time.
Horrible Service.. Worst Dining Experience – This was the worst dining experience I ever had. The service was horrible! We were celebrating a friend's birthday so we told our waiter to sing a birthday song for him. We waited for 10-20 minutes, no one came. So we told another waiter about it and waited for another 10-20 minutes, still no one came. After looking all over for our waiter, we finally stopped him and asked for the third time. We waited again with no result. We thought maybe because they were busy and that's why they didn't do the birthday song. We were about to leave, until we heard a few of the waiters singing for another table! So we tried one last time, but of course, they never came by our table. This was the worst service I ever had. It totally ruined the birthday mood. We will definitely never come here again.
Awesome Sushi! – This place has great sushi and attitude. They are fast to bring you in and takes a bit to get your food, but its worth the wait! The 1/2 off sushi lured me in and caught me and all of my friends. Truly, I would recommend this for all!
Stinky – The sushi is not bad, but only worth it if you can take advantage of the half price special. For some reason though there is always a wait which is good since it lets you get used to the fishy smell before you sit down to eat. The service is spotty at best. The new Old Town location is much better.
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