Kabuki Japanese Restaurant

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They are so wonderful in here. The food is amazing and very fresh tasting. They provide the best Japanese experience in here compared to other restaurants.

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★★★★★

They are so wonderful in here. The food is amazing and very fresh tasting. They provide the best Japanese experience in here compared to other restaurants.

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This place is absolutely amazing! I went for my anniversary and they are a 5 star restaurant! I had a nice waitress and the food was to die for. I wish they were open 24/7 so I could buy their food all the time anytime. I figured a nice place like that would take ten years to get my food but they were quick and it was delicious. I'd recommend this place to anyone! I don't know what all these psycho people are talking about saying it's horrible. They must've went some where in a Twilight zone. This place is wonderful!!

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★★★★★

This place is absolutely amazing! I went for my anniversary and they are a 5 star restaurant! I had a nice waitress and the food was to die for. I wish they were open 24/7 so I could buy their food all the time anytime. I figured a nice place like that would take ten years to get my food but they were quick and it was delicious. I'd recommend this place to anyone! I don't know what all these psycho people are talking about saying it's horrible. They must've went some where in a Twilight zone. This place is wonderful!!

Pros: Everything!

Cons: Not open 24/7!

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This was an awful dining experience! I encourage you to avoid Kabuki if you are looking for good sushi or good service. I found neither here.

I ordered a Las Vegas roll. The server described the roll as fried on the inside and the outside. I am used to this roll only being fried on the outside, but I thought I would try it. It came out with no outer crust, it was only fried on the inside which cooked the tuna. I asked the waitress if this was the way it was supposed to be prepared and she said yes. I had one bite of the roll and it tasted like canned tuna. YUCK. I did not eat the rest of the roll and placed it in the middle of the table. The server never returned to ask if we liked our food.

The bill came and they charged me for the 'Las Vegas'/Canned tuna roll that I did not eat. The waitress indicated that since I ate part of it she could only take part of the bill and she never apologized. I will NEVER return to this restaurant and highly discourage you from eating here.

I ended up eating ice cream from Sheridan's for lunch.

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★☆☆☆☆

This was an awful dining experience! I encourage you to avoid Kabuki if you are looking for good sushi or good service. I found neither here.

I ordered a Las Vegas roll. The server described the roll as fried on the inside and the outside. I am used to this roll only being fried on the outside, but I thought I would try it. It came out with no outer crust, it was only fried on the inside which cooked the tuna. I asked the waitress if this was the way it was supposed to be prepared and she said yes. I had one bite of the roll and it tasted like canned tuna. YUCK. I did not eat the rest of the roll and placed it in the middle of the table. The server never returned to ask if we liked our food.

The bill came and they charged me for the 'Las Vegas'/Canned tuna roll that I did not eat. The waitress indicated that since I ate part of it she could only take part of the bill and she never apologized. I will NEVER return to this restaurant and highly discourage you from eating here.

I ended up eating ice cream from Sheridan's for lunch.

Pros: Convenient to location

Cons: Food and service stink!

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Dinner here was to begin a fun and special evening. All the people involved in the service, from waitress to fake management, should be ashamed of how bad the experience at Kabuki was. First waited over 45 min to get drinks, then orders were wrong, did not get appetizers and staff was EXTREMELY RUDE!!! We would have walked out on bill but all that would have accomplished was us getting arrested...Sad when you have no recourse for being treated so badly...Spend your money where your patronage is appreciated...

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★☆☆☆☆

Dinner here was to begin a fun and special evening. All the people involved in the service, from waitress to fake management, should be ashamed of how bad the experience at Kabuki was. First waited over 45 min to get drinks, then orders were wrong, did not get appetizers and staff was EXTREMELY RUDE!!! We would have walked out on bill but all that would have accomplished was us getting arrested...Sad when you have no recourse for being treated so badly...Spend your money where your patronage is appreciated...

Pros: NONE

Cons: RUDE STAFF - HORRIBLE SERVICE - LONG WAIT

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We went for a special night out with the girls and left angry and upset!!! They ruined a good portion of the night for us! It took FORTY FIVE minutes just to get drinks!!! They forget to bring out soups and salads to certain individuals, although we asked and reminded them numerous times, we still did not get them! They did not bring the appetizer we order and the hot food took longer than the cold! We tried to be patient and polite but that can only go so far when they are rude when you ask for a drink or refill of water! I would never recommend this place to anyone. In fact, you couldn't pay me $100 to go back!!!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

We went for a special night out with the girls and left angry and upset!!! They ruined a good portion of the night for us! It took FORTY FIVE minutes just to get drinks!!! They forget to bring out soups and salads to certain individuals, although we asked and reminded them numerous times, we still did not get them! They did not bring the appetizer we order and the hot food took longer than the cold! We tried to be patient and polite but that can only go so far when they are rude when you ask for a drink or refill of water! I would never recommend this place to anyone. In fact, you couldn't pay me $100 to go back!!!!!!

Pros: NON!

Cons: SERVICE

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I went in for dinner at a Friday night with friends. We waited one hour to get our food. When I asked about our orders, the server said she could check for us, but everybody here was before us. That was not a nice response that could be, especially after having us waiting for 50 minutes already The food was no good either. We didn't get served once during our 2 hours there, no water refilled. I was really unhappy with their service, so I decided no tips. But later on I found out that my credit card was overcharged: they added 28% tips on their own. The manager said she didn't have any copy of my receipt when I called, and asked me to come down there with my receipt copy. That was the worst dining experience I've ever had. Really ridiculous! But I was not the only one who was screwed up that night. A group of 9 or more waited even longer than us, and they left mad without getting any food. Seriously, stay away from this place!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I went in for dinner at a Friday night with friends. We waited one hour to get our food. When I asked about our orders, the server said she could check for us, but everybody here was before us. That was not a nice response that could be, especially after having us waiting for 50 minutes already The food was no good either. We didn't get served once during our 2 hours there, no water refilled. I was really unhappy with their service, so I decided no tips. But later on I found out that my credit card was overcharged: they added 28% tips on their own. The manager said she didn't have any copy of my receipt when I called, and asked me to come down there with my receipt copy. That was the worst dining experience I've ever had. Really ridiculous! But I was not the only one who was screwed up that night. A group of 9 or more waited even longer than us, and they left mad without getting any food. Seriously, stay away from this place!!!

Pros: no

Cons: slow, horrible services, overcharge your credit card

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Growing up in Kansas City, as a high school freshman, I began my first stint of gainful employment in 1985 (part-time) as a dishwasher for Jun's (then on 103rd & State Line). I was then first introduced to a delicacy known as sushi (unheard of in my peer circles at THAT time) and started my education in Asian cuisine. Arigato, Junsan for those heaping bowls of sushi we'd get from the overstock on Sunday nights.

Since the mid-80's, I've certainly taken in my fair share of sashimi and maki, and aside from Nara (for you regular rollers, Koji and Fumi are like no other - 'you know what I mean') - the sushi chef's (and wait staff) at Kabuki are the friendliest bunch that you'll ever come across.

The atmosphere is what you'd expect in a casual yet classy sort of way. Kabuki's prices match their decor, reasonable and the consistent. YOU SEE WHAT YOU'RE GETTING on the menu. Speaking of which, for you 'out-of-towners', if the menu or service should not meet your 'demands' - then feel free to ask for the boss, Ted-san (who's ALWAYS there) to make your current and next visit a pleasure. Shame on those for applying New York standards to my Kansas City budget and PASSION for that which is sushi.

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★★★★☆

Growing up in Kansas City, as a high school freshman, I began my first stint of gainful employment in 1985 (part-time) as a dishwasher for Jun's (then on 103rd & State Line). I was then first introduced to a delicacy known as sushi (unheard of in my peer circles at THAT time) and started my education in Asian cuisine. Arigato, Junsan for those heaping bowls of sushi we'd get from the overstock on Sunday nights.

Since the mid-80's, I've certainly taken in my fair share of sashimi and maki, and aside from Nara (for you regular rollers, Koji and Fumi are like no other - 'you know what I mean') - the sushi chef's (and wait staff) at Kabuki are the friendliest bunch that you'll ever come across.

The atmosphere is what you'd expect in a casual yet classy sort of way. Kabuki's prices match their decor, reasonable and the consistent. YOU SEE WHAT YOU'RE GETTING on the menu. Speaking of which, for you 'out-of-towners', if the menu or service should not meet your 'demands' - then feel free to ask for the boss, Ted-san (who's ALWAYS there) to make your current and next visit a pleasure. Shame on those for applying New York standards to my Kansas City budget and PASSION for that which is sushi.

Pros: Always a seat at the sushi bar (for one)

Cons: Lighting was a little dim to see the menu

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I spent several years of my life living in Tokyo, so I know a few things about sushi. There are a lot of sushi places in the US that actually serve up a good roll, but Kabuki just isn't one of them.

I ordered the "Sashimi and Sushi Dinner." First up was, oddly enough, a very generic American-style salad with Thousand Island dressing. Next was miso soup which was VERY bland - the restaurant had made no effort to disguise the fact that it is from the cheapest of cheapest powdered mixes. It was served lukewarm. I ordered one each of Kirin and Asahi beers - they apparently had only one size which stands in stark contrast to many other sushi places where you can get larger-size bottles.

When the food arrived, it was immediately apparent that the sushi chef had little/no experience or dedication. Each roll was a thinly sliced speck of fish atop a wobbly sphere of rice. No effort had been put towards enhancing the presentation at all. Meanwhile, in all seriousness, the annoying Muzak in the restaurant blared out the theme to The Pink Panther.

As mentioned in another review, all restaurant staff remained at the bar watching TV the whole time we were there. The only time the waitress paid attention to us was the one time she appeared to be headed to the bathroom in the back of the restaurant while taking a break from watching TV.

Really, this place is overall pathetic. Judging by how uncrowded it was during peak dinner hours, it seems that most other locals have figured this out already.

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★☆☆☆☆

I spent several years of my life living in Tokyo, so I know a few things about sushi. There are a lot of sushi places in the US that actually serve up a good roll, but Kabuki just isn't one of them.

I ordered the "Sashimi and Sushi Dinner." First up was, oddly enough, a very generic American-style salad with Thousand Island dressing. Next was miso soup which was VERY bland - the restaurant had made no effort to disguise the fact that it is from the cheapest of cheapest powdered mixes. It was served lukewarm. I ordered one each of Kirin and Asahi beers - they apparently had only one size which stands in stark contrast to many other sushi places where you can get larger-size bottles.

When the food arrived, it was immediately apparent that the sushi chef had little/no experience or dedication. Each roll was a thinly sliced speck of fish atop a wobbly sphere of rice. No effort had been put towards enhancing the presentation at all. Meanwhile, in all seriousness, the annoying Muzak in the restaurant blared out the theme to The Pink Panther.

As mentioned in another review, all restaurant staff remained at the bar watching TV the whole time we were there. The only time the waitress paid attention to us was the one time she appeared to be headed to the bathroom in the back of the restaurant while taking a break from watching TV.

Really, this place is overall pathetic. Judging by how uncrowded it was during peak dinner hours, it seems that most other locals have figured this out already.

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This is a great place to go if you are looking for a quick and easy sushi lunch. Even if you don't have time to sit down for an hour, it is extremely easy to call ahead and they'll have your food ready for you to pick up. The food is average price, and very tasty!

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★★★★☆

This is a great place to go if you are looking for a quick and easy sushi lunch. Even if you don't have time to sit down for an hour, it is extremely easy to call ahead and they'll have your food ready for you to pick up. The food is average price, and very tasty!

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OMG I am 12 years old and this is the best sushi in the world i went down to texas this was better my mom and dad have been going here for about 20 years we made up 2 different recipes awesome. If you like california rolls come here. Fried muselles my favorite, they treat me like roalty thanks kabuki love you all

and go sushi bar chefs their the best my family can talk private with them!!!!

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★★★★★

OMG I am 12 years old and this is the best sushi in the world i went down to texas this was better my mom and dad have been going here for about 20 years we made up 2 different recipes awesome. If you like california rolls come here. Fried muselles my favorite, they treat me like roalty thanks kabuki love you all

and go sushi bar chefs their the best my family can talk private with them!!!!

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I have just moved to KC from NYC, love sushi and ate it all the time in NYC. I have dined at some of the upper market places in NYC such as Nobu, Kai and Gheisa, adn whilst Kabuki is not in this class, my first experience was up there with a reasonable mid-range Japanese restaurant. We ate on a Monday night, slow night. But there was about 1/3 full, and one regular sat next to me and seemed to know the sushi game and the sushi bar chef was straight with him when asked what was good and fresh and was just ok. We will go back there and look fwd to takeaway. Maybe they read some of the reviews and addressed the service issues - but I will not know that for sure until a more busier night.
Good luck.

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★★★☆☆

I have just moved to KC from NYC, love sushi and ate it all the time in NYC. I have dined at some of the upper market places in NYC such as Nobu, Kai and Gheisa, adn whilst Kabuki is not in this class, my first experience was up there with a reasonable mid-range Japanese restaurant. We ate on a Monday night, slow night. But there was about 1/3 full, and one regular sat next to me and seemed to know the sushi game and the sushi bar chef was straight with him when asked what was good and fresh and was just ok. We will go back there and look fwd to takeaway. Maybe they read some of the reviews and addressed the service issues - but I will not know that for sure until a more busier night.
Good luck.

Pros: Good price and quick service

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As a sushi lover, any other sushi restaurant in Kansas City is better than Kabuki. Kabuki is often less than clean. Kabuki has terrible service. Kabuki sometimes uses mayonaise on their rolls. Yich.

Hikari is inconsistent. Sushi House is overpriced, but the environmnet is the best. Juns is reliable, but service can be lacking. Siki is the best overall.

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★☆☆☆☆

As a sushi lover, any other sushi restaurant in Kansas City is better than Kabuki. Kabuki is often less than clean. Kabuki has terrible service. Kabuki sometimes uses mayonaise on their rolls. Yich.

Hikari is inconsistent. Sushi House is overpriced, but the environmnet is the best. Juns is reliable, but service can be lacking. Siki is the best overall.

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The service is absolutely horrific. I took clients to this place for lunch and after ordering, we waited 1 hour before we were served. Last night, I went back and had to search for the waitress at least three times because we were out of drinks, forgot apps, etc. I'm fairly forgiving if the restaurant is full, but each time, she was at the bar watching tv.....

I won't be back.

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★☆☆☆☆

The service is absolutely horrific. I took clients to this place for lunch and after ordering, we waited 1 hour before we were served. Last night, I went back and had to search for the waitress at least three times because we were out of drinks, forgot apps, etc. I'm fairly forgiving if the restaurant is full, but each time, she was at the bar watching tv.....

I won't be back.

Pros: good location

Cons: service is horrible

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After having arrived here in KC, I was so glad to find a sushi place so near, as I am a real sushi-lover. I was a little astonished to find fried calamares on the menue wich is definitely not a typical japanese dish. The rolls were good, with some unusual ingredients - which is nice. Service could be more friendly.

2
★★★★☆

After having arrived here in KC, I was so glad to find a sushi place so near, as I am a real sushi-lover. I was a little astonished to find fried calamares on the menue wich is definitely not a typical japanese dish. The rolls were good, with some unusual ingredients - which is nice. Service could be more friendly.

Pros: Nice rolls

Cons: Service

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I went for the first in 2001 and had good service and pretty good sushi. But on my most recent visit the quality of everything from service to food was terrible. The service was so bad that I came close to walking out. The walls and floor were so dirty that I really did not want to order food from this restaurant then on top of that when we received our food there little flies flying around our table indoors in February!? Will never go there again.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went for the first in 2001 and had good service and pretty good sushi. But on my most recent visit the quality of everything from service to food was terrible. The service was so bad that I came close to walking out. The walls and floor were so dirty that I really did not want to order food from this restaurant then on top of that when we received our food there little flies flying around our table indoors in February!? Will never go there again.

Pros: None

Cons: Expensive, terrible service, dirty

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Kabuki is a wonderful place for lunch or dinner at a great price. I make it a point to stop in whenever I'm in KC. The food is fresh, and they are gracious hosts. The atmosphere is incredibly calming, which is perfect if you've had a long day of work or shopping. It became one of my top 5 KC favorites from the first time I dined there several years ago. If you're looking for an elegant and relaxing restaurant with wonderful cuisine and service, try Kabuki.

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★★★★★

Kabuki is a wonderful place for lunch or dinner at a great price. I make it a point to stop in whenever I'm in KC. The food is fresh, and they are gracious hosts. The atmosphere is incredibly calming, which is perfect if you've had a long day of work or shopping. It became one of my top 5 KC favorites from the first time I dined there several years ago. If you're looking for an elegant and relaxing restaurant with wonderful cuisine and service, try Kabuki.

Pros: Authentic Japanese cuisine, excellent service.

Cons: Wish I lived closer.

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Kabuki is one of the few Japanese restaurant that is actually owned by Japanese people, very nice and friendly. It's location in the Crown Center and authentic sushi selections will be a great treat for 1st time visitors.

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★★★★☆

Kabuki is one of the few Japanese restaurant that is actually owned by Japanese people, very nice and friendly. It's location in the Crown Center and authentic sushi selections will be a great treat for 1st time visitors.

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I waited for 15 minutes to finally be told that I could have just gone in to eat at the sushi bar. Took a while to get something to drink. Sushi chefs are very nice and friendly. They gave me some soy beans, to snack on which were good, but you can't eat the whole thing. I didn't know that. Open the pod and just eat the beans..to save yourself from the embarrassment. They have a huge variety of all the different kinds of sushi and make it special if you only want certain things. I ordered some rolls, yellow tail, white tuna, soup, & tried somthing new. All for 21 dollars....you can't beat that. Very Fresh!!

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★★★★☆

I waited for 15 minutes to finally be told that I could have just gone in to eat at the sushi bar. Took a while to get something to drink. Sushi chefs are very nice and friendly. They gave me some soy beans, to snack on which were good, but you can't eat the whole thing. I didn't know that. Open the pod and just eat the beans..to save yourself from the embarrassment. They have a huge variety of all the different kinds of sushi and make it special if you only want certain things. I ordered some rolls, yellow tail, white tuna, soup, & tried somthing new. All for 21 dollars....you can't beat that. Very Fresh!!

Pros: chefs friendly, nice enviroment

Cons: too long to be seated

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I'm not a fan of sushi. But when I worked in downtown KC for five years, this was a favorite lunch spot for my coworkers. I first tried tempura here, which is fantastic. Their salads are wonderful, too. Great atmosphere - the moment you walk in you'll forget you're in a mall. The food presentation and service are outstanding, too. Highly recommended.

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★★★★☆

I'm not a fan of sushi. But when I worked in downtown KC for five years, this was a favorite lunch spot for my coworkers. I first tried tempura here, which is fantastic. Their salads are wonderful, too. Great atmosphere - the moment you walk in you'll forget you're in a mall. The food presentation and service are outstanding, too. Highly recommended.

Pros: food, service, presentation

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Kabuki, in the Crown Center shopping center in downtown Kansas City, offers the best maki sushi (rolls) in the Kansas City area. They offer a wide variety of unique rolls including a Salmon and Asparagus roll, Volcano roll covered in spicy sauce and lit on fire, Arrowhead Roll which comes complete with spicy sauce and asparagus. The sushi chefs and wait staff are very friendly and the sushi chefs also do a great job of presentation with their sushi. Prices can get expensive, but it is well worth it for the quality and selection of sushi often not found in other sushi restaurants around the city.

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★★★★★

Kabuki, in the Crown Center shopping center in downtown Kansas City, offers the best maki sushi (rolls) in the Kansas City area. They offer a wide variety of unique rolls including a Salmon and Asparagus roll, Volcano roll covered in spicy sauce and lit on fire, Arrowhead Roll which comes complete with spicy sauce and asparagus. The sushi chefs and wait staff are very friendly and the sushi chefs also do a great job of presentation with their sushi. Prices can get expensive, but it is well worth it for the quality and selection of sushi often not found in other sushi restaurants around the city.

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We went during lunch hour and weren't greeted. We sat at the sushi bar and no one came up to us for 10 minutes. The sushi was not as fresh as it could have been. The waitress then messed up my check. The only good thing was that the sushi chefs were extremely nice! I would not go back...there are much better places for sushi in KC!

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★☆☆☆☆

We went during lunch hour and weren't greeted. We sat at the sushi bar and no one came up to us for 10 minutes. The sushi was not as fresh as it could have been. The waitress then messed up my check. The only good thing was that the sushi chefs were extremely nice! I would not go back...there are much better places for sushi in KC!

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KABUKI IS HANDS DOWN THE BEST SUSHI IN TOWN ALL THE NEW LITTLE SUSHI PLACES OPENING UP AROUND THE METRO AREA JUST DON'T CUT IT IF YOU WANT TO GET $1 FROZEN LOW QUALITY PIECES OF SASHIMI THEN GO TO THOSE OTHER PLACES. BUT IF YOU WANT "A" QUALITY SASHIMI PREPERED BY REAL JAPANESE SUSHI CHEF THEN YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT KABUKI.

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★★★★★

KABUKI IS HANDS DOWN THE BEST SUSHI IN TOWN ALL THE NEW LITTLE SUSHI PLACES OPENING UP AROUND THE METRO AREA JUST DON'T CUT IT IF YOU WANT TO GET $1 FROZEN LOW QUALITY PIECES OF SASHIMI THEN GO TO THOSE OTHER PLACES. BUT IF YOU WANT "A" QUALITY SASHIMI PREPERED BY REAL JAPANESE SUSHI CHEF THEN YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT KABUKI.

 

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