Pasadena >Food & Dining > Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Pasadena
88 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA | Directions 9110534.145615 -118.152549
Neighborhoods: East LA, South Arroyo
Bad Service – The price of the sush is cheap and fresh. I have been to both locations in Pasadena and the one in West Hollywood. I try to avoid Kabuki in Old Town Pasadena. Recently the service has gotten worse than a year ago. Head towards the other Kabuki off Foothill where the wait is shorter and the service is better. I believe service is just as important as the food. There isn't anything special about their rolls but if you just want simple Japanese food, this is a good place to go. It is quick and cheap for sushi.
It is Good, not Great Sushi – Although the interior still looks like the Crocodile Cafe that was there before, the space is still nice. Service is pretty good, very polite and prompt. Yeah, the sushi is not "world class" but it is tasty and so well priced. Take out is more expensive, you do not get the 1/2 off sushi deal with take-out. Still, it is fresh, and is not really expensive like some other sushi places in Old Town.
Great location, Great customer service – There aren't too many Japanese restaurants where you can eat sushi at 1/2 the price while enjoying a great view, but Kabuki in Old Town offers you just that. On a Saturday night, you can expect the restaurant to get very busy, but the service manages to stay both friendly and efficient. On my last visit to this particular location, my girlfriend and I decided to dine at the patio, where we were provided with excellent service by our server, James, who responded well to our needs and recommended a variety of both drinks and appetizers/dishes. What I enjoyed the most, however, was knowing that I could sit outdoors on a busy street like Colorado Blvd and enjoy sushi that is not only offered at 1/2 the price, but is also high in quality as well
eh – i dont mean to be a sushi snob or anything, but this place is really just mediocre. I mean if you take out, it will cost you about 15 bucks for two rolls-- i expect good stuff for that, but i think i'd be better going to the sushi counter and the super market.
bargain sushi. – come on... 1/2 price sushi??
if price matter to you, this is the place.
you'll get sushi at a very cheap price.
is it good?
you get what you paid for....
meaning small fish portion with huge rice portion....
the taste is not consistent.
Good, cheap sushi! – It's about time I found some sushi that costs less than my mortgage in the Los Angeles area! This place has good sushi and good everything else. Sushi is half price all day if you order 3 orders per person. It's a great deal! It's a casual atmosphere and isn't busy during lunch hours.
Average Japanese cuisine – Kabuki is an Americanized sushi restaurant. I went with a huge group of friends. I ordered the tonkatsu (fried pork cutlet), and I found it just mediocre compared to others I've had at authentic Japanese eateries at a cheaper price. The selection of sushi is bismal. Yet the 1/2 off deal balances out that negative aspect. The server was friendly, but he got the orders mixed up. Also, the food did not come out at the same time for everyone.
only good for the 1/2 price sushi – if you want some 1/2 price sushi (spicy tuna & etc) w/a pitcher or beer, it's a great place. But, service is slow, and when u order tons of sushi for a big group they tend to bring out a few orders at a time and it takes forever to get all the sushi.
Better than the East side Kabuki – I have eaten at the Kabuki on Foothill in Pasadena and was very disapointed.
This Kabuki in Old Town is just fine. The food is good and fresh. I ordered two different dishes the two times I have eaten here and enjoyed both of them. Both times I have eaten with several others, who all liked their food.
Crowded + bad service= not recommended – It is normally full of people and service from servers to sushi chef is not that great. I have been there a couple of times already and had the bad service twice. Sushi chef received my order and I got my Tuna sushi maybe 20 minutes later- and i was sitting at the sushi bar..
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