Kabuki

★★★★☆
34.1502 -118.077
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626-351-8963

3539 E Foothill Blvd

Pasadena, CA

91107

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Last dining experience was horrible and memorable. They served old halibut sashimi that went sour minutes after they served it. The service there are also mediocre. Wouldn't recommend.

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★☆☆☆☆

Last dining experience was horrible and memorable. They served old halibut sashimi that went sour minutes after they served it. The service there are also mediocre. Wouldn't recommend.

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typical Japaneses designed Restaurant they also have tatami rooms.. gotta try their boats.. at least 2 orders, which is about $14 per person during lunch.. lots of varieties, beef & chicken teriyaki, sushis, dumplings, tempura, and salad.. at the end, don't forget the desert!!! tempura ice cream.. its like fried ice cream.. I don't know how they make that but it is GOOD!!!!! Service is Great.. food its so AWESOME!!!

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★★★★☆

typical Japaneses designed Restaurant they also have tatami rooms.. gotta try their boats.. at least 2 orders, which is about $14 per person during lunch.. lots of varieties, beef & chicken teriyaki, sushis, dumplings, tempura, and salad.. at the end, don't forget the desert!!! tempura ice cream.. its like fried ice cream.. I don't know how they make that but it is GOOD!!!!! Service is Great.. food its so AWESOME!!!

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The food was decent and the servers were of good service. The manager wasn't too friendly though. He didn't seem to care much about the problem with my food.

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★★☆☆☆

The food was decent and the servers were of good service. The manager wasn't too friendly though. He didn't seem to care much about the problem with my food.

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If you're on a budget and looking for a decent Japanese restaurant, this may be the place to go. It's "decent" because of the service and the food. I've never been completely satisfied with the service here. There isn't a designated server for your table so you get a few different people come up to you asking the same questions. The quality of the food isn't the best I've had either. However the good thing about this place is that it has great sushi deals if you dine in. I was surprised at the end when my bill was $20 less than i expected.
I wouldn't really recommend this place for a person who want's quality.

PROS: Great Sushi deals
CONS: Quality, service

3
★★★☆☆

If you're on a budget and looking for a decent Japanese restaurant, this may be the place to go. It's "decent" because of the service and the food. I've never been completely satisfied with the service here. There isn't a designated server for your table so you get a few different people come up to you asking the same questions. The quality of the food isn't the best I've had either. However the good thing about this place is that it has great sushi deals if you dine in. I was surprised at the end when my bill was $20 less than i expected.
I wouldn't really recommend this place for a person who want's quality.

PROS: Great Sushi deals
CONS: Quality, service

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this place doesnt have the very best sushi, but it's not too bad either. I went here with my boyfriend for dinner and it was pretty crowded. The wait didnt take that long though. We were seated sort of in the back where not much waitresses pass through, so it took awhile for us to get our refills of water and our check. Besides that, i think i would go back again.

4
★★★★☆

this place doesnt have the very best sushi, but it's not too bad either. I went here with my boyfriend for dinner and it was pretty crowded. The wait didnt take that long though. We were seated sort of in the back where not much waitresses pass through, so it took awhile for us to get our refills of water and our check. Besides that, i think i would go back again.

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Slow staff, slow refills, sushi is ok priced but if you're looking for a quick sushi fix, this is the place to go. Freshes of sushi varies when I visit

PROS: cheap sushi, calamari salad is awesome!
CONS: slow service, slow service, slow service

3
★★★☆☆

Slow staff, slow refills, sushi is ok priced but if you're looking for a quick sushi fix, this is the place to go. Freshes of sushi varies when I visit

PROS: cheap sushi, calamari salad is awesome!
CONS: slow service, slow service, slow service

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My girlfiend and I go out for sushi about once a week, and there are times when we just don't want to spend too much. Kabuki is a good place to go for 3-4 star sushi without having to break the bank. They offer half-priced sushi for just about all the hours they're open, which is great is all you want is sushi. They do half some excellent non-sushi offerings as well. We almost always get the Seared Albacore Salad. The Miso Marinated Black Cod is also quite delicious. If you want world class, melt in your mouth, fresh as can be sushi, you might want to hop on over to Studio City or West L.A. But for good sushi at a moderate price with a good choice of delicious entrees, Kabuki is a great choice.

PROS: Pretty waitresses, 1/2 priced sushi, a few delicious gourmet dishes
CONS: very busy during dinner times

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★★★★☆

My girlfiend and I go out for sushi about once a week, and there are times when we just don't want to spend too much. Kabuki is a good place to go for 3-4 star sushi without having to break the bank. They offer half-priced sushi for just about all the hours they're open, which is great is all you want is sushi. They do half some excellent non-sushi offerings as well. We almost always get the Seared Albacore Salad. The Miso Marinated Black Cod is also quite delicious. If you want world class, melt in your mouth, fresh as can be sushi, you might want to hop on over to Studio City or West L.A. But for good sushi at a moderate price with a good choice of delicious entrees, Kabuki is a great choice.

PROS: Pretty waitresses, 1/2 priced sushi, a few delicious gourmet dishes
CONS: very busy during dinner times

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Kabuki is a sushi restaurant located in Pasadena. They serve sushi, seafood, sashimi (raw fish, not for everybody), and other popular Japanese cuisine. The sushi is good and they have a wide range of sushi. They have special deals such as half off for lunch on certain days and times. They also have a dessert menu that includes tempura green tea ice cream, which is fried green tea ice cream. It is delicious and something different.

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★★★☆☆

Kabuki is a sushi restaurant located in Pasadena. They serve sushi, seafood, sashimi (raw fish, not for everybody), and other popular Japanese cuisine. The sushi is good and they have a wide range of sushi. They have special deals such as half off for lunch on certain days and times. They also have a dessert menu that includes tempura green tea ice cream, which is fried green tea ice cream. It is delicious and something different.

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If you love sushi, then you're going to love Kabuki! Kabuki is located just North of the 210 freeway. You can either sit at the sushi bar or a booth. They also have private rooms in the back for larger parties. They offer a large variety of sushi favorites. They offer a 1/2 price menu when you order two or more orders per person. The prices are unreal here and the food is also. The atmosphere is very cultural and the people are friendly. It's not a large restaurant and so if you go on certain nights you will probably have to wait, but it's well worth it! It's also next to a movie theatre and so you can make a night out of it with dinner and a movie.

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★★★★☆

If you love sushi, then you're going to love Kabuki! Kabuki is located just North of the 210 freeway. You can either sit at the sushi bar or a booth. They also have private rooms in the back for larger parties. They offer a large variety of sushi favorites. They offer a 1/2 price menu when you order two or more orders per person. The prices are unreal here and the food is also. The atmosphere is very cultural and the people are friendly. It's not a large restaurant and so if you go on certain nights you will probably have to wait, but it's well worth it! It's also next to a movie theatre and so you can make a night out of it with dinner and a movie.

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Kabuki offers the absolute best selection of Japanese food you will ever see. Their Sushi is so fresh, that it tastes like they just caught it. No matter what you order, you will not be disappointed. Their "Love Boats" for two are perfect for you andyour date. They have great terriyaki, shrimp tempura and many other delicious items. Give them a try.

5
★★★★★

Kabuki offers the absolute best selection of Japanese food you will ever see. Their Sushi is so fresh, that it tastes like they just caught it. No matter what you order, you will not be disappointed. Their "Love Boats" for two are perfect for you andyour date. They have great terriyaki, shrimp tempura and many other delicious items. Give them a try.

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Check this. Sure Kabuki is a chain (which should be an immediate red flag for most astute culinary critiques) but THE SUSHI IS 50% OFF AND IT IS PRETTY GOOD. When ever I go to ethnic restaurants I always look at the ethnicity of the patrons, and I generally like to see some correlation. This is very true at Kabuki and is what made me try it in the first place. Sushi is great and the price is even better...

5
★★★★★

Check this. Sure Kabuki is a chain (which should be an immediate red flag for most astute culinary critiques) but THE SUSHI IS 50% OFF AND IT IS PRETTY GOOD. When ever I go to ethnic restaurants I always look at the ethnicity of the patrons, and I generally like to see some correlation. This is very true at Kabuki and is what made me try it in the first place. Sushi is great and the price is even better...

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Hands down the best sushi in town. Everyday lunch special is 50% off rolls and during dinner rolls are 50% off if you order 3 or more per person. The menu offers a large selection of sushi, both raw and cooked, as well as other traditional Japanese dishes. It's a great place for families or dates and the staff is extremely friendly and attentive.

5
★★★★★

Hands down the best sushi in town. Everyday lunch special is 50% off rolls and during dinner rolls are 50% off if you order 3 or more per person. The menu offers a large selection of sushi, both raw and cooked, as well as other traditional Japanese dishes. It's a great place for families or dates and the staff is extremely friendly and attentive.

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Kabuki is one of my favorite sushi restaurants in Pasadena. Always friendly, prompt and attentive to customers.

Whether at a booth or at the bar, the atmosphere is comfortable and service consistently positive.

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★★★★☆

Kabuki is one of my favorite sushi restaurants in Pasadena. Always friendly, prompt and attentive to customers.

Whether at a booth or at the bar, the atmosphere is comfortable and service consistently positive.

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This place has decently priced sushi, but I don't remember thinking it was anything special for sushi. The atmosphere is a bit dark but very spacious. You usually can get seated fairly quickly, and the menu is pretty comprehensive. They've got someinteresting menu items, including a seafood salad with octopus, but if you're in the mood for cheap sushi, this is a good one. It's also conveniently located near lots of shops on Foothill.

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★★★☆☆

This place has decently priced sushi, but I don't remember thinking it was anything special for sushi. The atmosphere is a bit dark but very spacious. You usually can get seated fairly quickly, and the menu is pretty comprehensive. They've got someinteresting menu items, including a seafood salad with octopus, but if you're in the mood for cheap sushi, this is a good one. It's also conveniently located near lots of shops on Foothill.

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Like the half price sushi. And the california tempura roll are to die for!

4
★★★★☆

Like the half price sushi. And the california tempura roll are to die for!

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The sushi is rad and it's affordable. If you eat here, you will get full.

4
★★★★☆

The sushi is rad and it's affordable. If you eat here, you will get full.

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It's always busy for a reason!!! Good sushi for a great price. Went on a weeknight and ended up waiting 30 minutes for a table...but for the 1/2 price sushi...its well worth the wait. The place is pretty casual with several televisions around the resturant so you can sit...have sushi and watch a game. Beats the regular happy hour!

4
★★★★☆

It's always busy for a reason!!! Good sushi for a great price. Went on a weeknight and ended up waiting 30 minutes for a table...but for the 1/2 price sushi...its well worth the wait. The place is pretty casual with several televisions around the resturant so you can sit...have sushi and watch a game. Beats the regular happy hour!

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Good sushi and teriyaki. Very simple decor. Casual atmosphere. Nice "everyday" sushi spot.

5
★★★★★

Good sushi and teriyaki. Very simple decor. Casual atmosphere. Nice "everyday" sushi spot.

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We've been going here for years and it keeps getting better. They have always offered the 1/2 price sushi. The fish is always fresh. They have a great california roll with baby lobster on it served with ponzu sauce, but that one is not 1/2 price. They have other things to choose from for those who aren't into raw fish. I love their house salad and the saki is good too.

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★★★★☆

We've been going here for years and it keeps getting better. They have always offered the 1/2 price sushi. The fish is always fresh. They have a great california roll with baby lobster on it served with ponzu sauce, but that one is not 1/2 price. They have other things to choose from for those who aren't into raw fish. I love their house salad and the saki is good too.

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Nice place for Japanese food and sushi. Open tables on weeknights. Recommend reservations on Friday and Saturday.

4
★★★★☆

Nice place for Japanese food and sushi. Open tables on weeknights. Recommend reservations on Friday and Saturday.

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We love this kabuki. They operate faster and generally give better and generous cut of sushi. Our favorite is the kabuki roll and the kids love nabeyaki udon

6
★★★★★

We love this kabuki. They operate faster and generally give better and generous cut of sushi. Our favorite is the kabuki roll and the kids love nabeyaki udon

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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.

5
★★★★★

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.

Pros: fair prices excellent selections great service

Cons: ice cream a little icy

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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.

5
★★★★★

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.

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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.

3
★★★☆☆

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.

Pros: remodeling, casual, family friendly, great overall

Cons: valet,

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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.

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★★☆☆☆

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.

Pros: Spider Rolls

Cons: Horrible customer service

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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.

2
★★☆☆☆

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.

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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.

2
★★☆☆☆

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.

Pros: price

Cons: service , food, hours

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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.

2
★★☆☆☆

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.

Pros: Inexpensive Sushi

Cons: Horrible Service

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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!

5
★★★★★

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!

Pros: 1/2 off Sushi, Great Sushi, Good attitude

Cons: food takes some time

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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.

2
★★☆☆☆

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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Was an overall Great experience!
Id be more than willing to go again.

5
★★★★★

Was an overall Great experience!
Id be more than willing to go again.

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Went on a saturday night with a group and were seated within 20 minutes. Their 1/2 price sushi is a pretty great deal, with lots of sushi for $2.50-4. The only catch is that each person has to order at least 3 rolls. That's not a problem when you're hungry but one person in our group just wanted to try 1 or 2 pieces so our waitress didn't count him for the final order. Midway through the meal, she came up to our table and said we HAD to order 3 more rolls because she saw him eating more than 1 or 2. He was just trying a few, but she wouldn't let that go. The quality of the fish is not excellent, but just average. However, one thing, stay away from the crab and vege roll!!! It smells like the bottom of the sea...not a good thing...

3
★★★☆☆

Went on a saturday night with a group and were seated within 20 minutes. Their 1/2 price sushi is a pretty great deal, with lots of sushi for $2.50-4. The only catch is that each person has to order at least 3 rolls. That's not a problem when you're hungry but one person in our group just wanted to try 1 or 2 pieces so our waitress didn't count him for the final order. Midway through the meal, she came up to our table and said we HAD to order 3 more rolls because she saw him eating more than 1 or 2. He was just trying a few, but she wouldn't let that go. The quality of the fish is not excellent, but just average. However, one thing, stay away from the crab and vege roll!!! It smells like the bottom of the sea...not a good thing...

Pros: cheap sushi, good parking

Cons: stingy service, fishy smell inside, crab/stirfry vegeroll

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The appetizer and main dish were brought to the table at the same time. Later when I told the waiter that an appetizer should come first he said it was almost impossible to do because the employees were new and there were over 70 working there.

The calamari eggplant appetizer was swimming in oil and because I ate the appetizer first, the shrimp and vegetable tempura were somewhat cold when I got to it. The shrimp tempura was also soggy and the batter too heavy. They do give you four shrimp, which is two more than other Japanese restaurants. Unfortunately it is just a lot of heavy batter. If you want to fill up on big portions and are not discriminating, then eat here.

2
★★☆☆☆

The appetizer and main dish were brought to the table at the same time. Later when I told the waiter that an appetizer should come first he said it was almost impossible to do because the employees were new and there were over 70 working there.

The calamari eggplant appetizer was swimming in oil and because I ate the appetizer first, the shrimp and vegetable tempura were somewhat cold when I got to it. The shrimp tempura was also soggy and the batter too heavy. They do give you four shrimp, which is two more than other Japanese restaurants. Unfortunately it is just a lot of heavy batter. If you want to fill up on big portions and are not discriminating, then eat here.

Pros: parking

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In several visits to Kabuki, it's been mostly lower than my expectations. Last time, the toro hand roll was cheap, but the fish was chopped, still frozen, and the seaweed was no longer crispy. It does have a larger than usual half price selection. Choose carefully.

3
★★★☆☆

In several visits to Kabuki, it's been mostly lower than my expectations. Last time, the toro hand roll was cheap, but the fish was chopped, still frozen, and the seaweed was no longer crispy. It does have a larger than usual half price selection. Choose carefully.

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Sushi..ok. People who went crazy and went overboard about how good their sushi are the people who haven't been around much eating sushi.

Very rude service. After spending over $200+ and paying them over 20% tip, the hostess asked us to leave. Right after I signed my check. I was so upset. I WILL NEVER GO BACK TO THAT RESTAURANT. I DON'T RECOMMEND ANYONE GOING THERE EIHTER. There are plenty of sushi places w/ better suxhi and better service.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Sushi..ok. People who went crazy and went overboard about how good their sushi are the people who haven't been around much eating sushi.

Very rude service. After spending over $200+ and paying them over 20% tip, the hostess asked us to leave. Right after I signed my check. I was so upset. I WILL NEVER GO BACK TO THAT RESTAURANT. I DON'T RECOMMEND ANYONE GOING THERE EIHTER. There are plenty of sushi places w/ better suxhi and better service.

Pros: None

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The food was good andthe prices were reasonable but it wasn't as great as I thought it would be. However, the service was decent. It is a fairly typical Japanese restaurant.

3
★★★☆☆

The food was good andthe prices were reasonable but it wasn't as great as I thought it would be. However, the service was decent. It is a fairly typical Japanese restaurant.

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Had dinner there one night with a bunch of friends, it was alright...not too crazy about the fishy smell (not that fresh?) We all had various types of sushi and some teriyaki chicken and beef. Overall, it's o.k., I couldn't say it's bad because it's not. But if you want sushi...well, I take this very seriously,
read my rating about "Noshi Sushi" in L.A.!

3
★★★☆☆

Had dinner there one night with a bunch of friends, it was alright...not too crazy about the fishy smell (not that fresh?) We all had various types of sushi and some teriyaki chicken and beef. Overall, it's o.k., I couldn't say it's bad because it's not. But if you want sushi...well, I take this very seriously,
read my rating about "Noshi Sushi" in L.A.!

Pros: service

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I've been looking for good Japanese food for some time now and I finally found one. Don't let their half price fool you. Their food is a lot better than other over-priced, over-rated Japanese places. I go their at least 3,4 times a week. I can't stop craving for their fresh fish and especially their chilean seabass.

5
★★★★★

I've been looking for good Japanese food for some time now and I finally found one. Don't let their half price fool you. Their food is a lot better than other over-priced, over-rated Japanese places. I go their at least 3,4 times a week. I can't stop craving for their fresh fish and especially their chilean seabass.

Pros: good food, good price, good service

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I went there for lunch because I had heard the reputation from some people. I was shocked to find no Japanese staff working and dishes are not authentic Japanese.
Taste, atmosphere and price are not bad for casual lunch. But please don't take it for real Japanese cuisine..

3
★★★☆☆

I went there for lunch because I had heard the reputation from some people. I was shocked to find no Japanese staff working and dishes are not authentic Japanese.
Taste, atmosphere and price are not bad for casual lunch. But please don't take it for real Japanese cuisine..

Pros: inexpensive, casual

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I felt the price was well worth the food and the environment. There was no need for dressing up. I liked the place alot, and its always packed (which shows that the place is worth going).

5
★★★★★

I felt the price was well worth the food and the environment. There was no need for dressing up. I liked the place alot, and its always packed (which shows that the place is worth going).

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This is definately a Korean-based restaurant. So don't expect to be enlighted by Japanese culture and customs. The food is average. Since they offer a 50% discount (with 3 or more orders per person), they try to fill you up on rice. The sushi and rolls are decent for the discounted price. Nothing fancy or fresh! But it's a good atmosphere to bring your coworkers or classmates for a casual gathering. And the Korean waitresses are not as mean or as abrupt as the ones in K-town.

3
★★★☆☆

This is definately a Korean-based restaurant. So don't expect to be enlighted by Japanese culture and customs. The food is average. Since they offer a 50% discount (with 3 or more orders per person), they try to fill you up on rice. The sushi and rolls are decent for the discounted price. Nothing fancy or fresh! But it's a good atmosphere to bring your coworkers or classmates for a casual gathering. And the Korean waitresses are not as mean or as abrupt as the ones in K-town.

Pros: parking, atmosphere, casual dining

Cons: food, not authentic

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Yep, the price is OK, but the service is lousy. It's a Korean-run sushi restaurant, so they are not speaking to you in Japanese, for those that sit at the bar.
If you are into cheapness, there is another one just like this about a mile south on Colorado, it's cheaper, same type of atmosphere, called Gin Sushi. Definitely not a date place.

3
★★★☆☆

Yep, the price is OK, but the service is lousy. It's a Korean-run sushi restaurant, so they are not speaking to you in Japanese, for those that sit at the bar.
If you are into cheapness, there is another one just like this about a mile south on Colorado, it's cheaper, same type of atmosphere, called Gin Sushi. Definitely not a date place.

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i love Kabuki! the atmosphere is very modern, the chefs yell hello is japanese, there's barely any wait time, the place is always crowed, they sing to you on your birthday, you can eat with that special someone and the check will be $35 bucks at the most, the sushi has more meat/fish than rice, and most of all:IT'S 50% OFF HALF THE MENU OF SUSHI!!! can't beat that!

5
★★★★★

i love Kabuki! the atmosphere is very modern, the chefs yell hello is japanese, there's barely any wait time, the place is always crowed, they sing to you on your birthday, you can eat with that special someone and the check will be $35 bucks at the most, the sushi has more meat/fish than rice, and most of all:IT'S 50% OFF HALF THE MENU OF SUSHI!!! can't beat that!

Pros: atmophere, food, inexpensive

Cons: variety of sushi , parking (sometimes), need bigger menu

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I've been here multiple times; tried to give it a chance. It's very, very slow service and takes a long time to get your food.

Too much vinegar in the sushi rice. Fish is mediocre, not very fresh. They were also running a "Half-Off" gimmick, but rather than honoring it, they forced us to order so many pieces of sushi that it turned out to be more expensive than going to a regular, full-priced dinner at other places.

It's definitely not worth the long wait. This is not real Japanese sushi, it's Korean sushi, but that's not the main point: It was just not very fresh, service was bad, and it's just overrated.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I've been here multiple times; tried to give it a chance. It's very, very slow service and takes a long time to get your food.

Too much vinegar in the sushi rice. Fish is mediocre, not very fresh. They were also running a "Half-Off" gimmick, but rather than honoring it, they forced us to order so many pieces of sushi that it turned out to be more expensive than going to a regular, full-priced dinner at other places.

It's definitely not worth the long wait. This is not real Japanese sushi, it's Korean sushi, but that's not the main point: It was just not very fresh, service was bad, and it's just overrated.

Cons: Long wait, mediocre fish, Poor service

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The affordability and atmosphere is inviting, but the organization and staff are untrained and not professional. I do expect top notch 4 Star Service from a Sushi Bar, but when you order an appetizer, wait 20 min. then recieve all orders at the same time, with barely room to move on your table...that is messed up!! Just pure common sense, lets eat appetizers and then have the dinners in order, is that too much to ask. I always get this at Japanese Restaraunts, so maybe there culture does not understand the concept of appetizers being an "Appetizer"....Entree served at a later time, but I guess I expect too much. Anyway, prices are well worth it, just don't overdo it, cause meals are enormous....unless your an avid buffet goer...voracious appetite, then go for it...ENJOY! Oh yes, beware of some Sushi Roll are not Half-Price, study the menu.

1
★☆☆☆☆

The affordability and atmosphere is inviting, but the organization and staff are untrained and not professional. I do expect top notch 4 Star Service from a Sushi Bar, but when you order an appetizer, wait 20 min. then recieve all orders at the same time, with barely room to move on your table...that is messed up!! Just pure common sense, lets eat appetizers and then have the dinners in order, is that too much to ask. I always get this at Japanese Restaraunts, so maybe there culture does not understand the concept of appetizers being an "Appetizer"....Entree served at a later time, but I guess I expect too much. Anyway, prices are well worth it, just don't overdo it, cause meals are enormous....unless your an avid buffet goer...voracious appetite, then go for it...ENJOY! Oh yes, beware of some Sushi Roll are not Half-Price, study the menu.

Pros: Affordable, Decent Quality, Comfortable Atmospher

Cons: Pushy Staff, Pricing Tricky, Felt Rushed

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My party & I have had to walk out of there twice for bad service. The waitresses couldn't be slower if they tried. Their manners seem to be lacking, also. Because of the great PR about the sushi, we have eaten there - only to find that the sushi was mediocre. There are far too many good sushi restaurants in Pasadena to waste your time and money here.

1
★☆☆☆☆

My party & I have had to walk out of there twice for bad service. The waitresses couldn't be slower if they tried. Their manners seem to be lacking, also. Because of the great PR about the sushi, we have eaten there - only to find that the sushi was mediocre. There are far too many good sushi restaurants in Pasadena to waste your time and money here.

Cons: Bad Service, Sushi is Mediocre

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I haven't been to kabuki for a long time. Because I didn't like the service. But last time I was there everything's changed a lot. They remodeled. It looks much more bright and modern. Also one of their waiter was attentive and nice. My friend and I really enjoyed fresh sushi. Even better they still keep their 1/2 price sushi!

5
★★★★★

I haven't been to kabuki for a long time. Because I didn't like the service. But last time I was there everything's changed a lot. They remodeled. It looks much more bright and modern. Also one of their waiter was attentive and nice. My friend and I really enjoyed fresh sushi. Even better they still keep their 1/2 price sushi!

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The service and food have deteriorated from what has gotten it acclaim. The waitress are rude and unattentive. The fish is not fresh, leaving the sushi very disappointing. Each time I decide I get reeled in because of the moderate price, I leave sorely disappointed and frustrated by the service.

1
★☆☆☆☆

The service and food have deteriorated from what has gotten it acclaim. The waitress are rude and unattentive. The fish is not fresh, leaving the sushi very disappointing. Each time I decide I get reeled in because of the moderate price, I leave sorely disappointed and frustrated by the service.

Cons: bad service, fish not fresh

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First time there for lunch w/ several other friends. Frankly, I dont care about the services, but the waitress could try a little bit harder to be at least a little more cordial. I serious don't get it why ppl give it good review. Did they just change their chef? The foods aren't really good at all. They don't even cut the rolls right!!! I guess this place is for ppl who had never taste authentic japanese foods.

4
★★★★☆

First time there for lunch w/ several other friends. Frankly, I dont care about the services, but the waitress could try a little bit harder to be at least a little more cordial. I serious don't get it why ppl give it good review. Did they just change their chef? The foods aren't really good at all. They don't even cut the rolls right!!! I guess this place is for ppl who had never taste authentic japanese foods.

Pros: parking

Cons: waitress, food

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Kabuki Restaurant was an excellent sushi bar that has a variety of sushi and seafood. I would recommend it to anyone who loves sushi!!!

5
★★★★★

Kabuki Restaurant was an excellent sushi bar that has a variety of sushi and seafood. I would recommend it to anyone who loves sushi!!!

Pros: good parking, friendly, great environment

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This mini-chain has responded to the growing sophistication of the sushi-consuming public by stepping up its game considerably. Kabuki has a decor that combines the traditional (ornate fans and screens) with the contemporary (neon lighting…

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