Kabuki Japanese Restaurant
3539 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107
Fax: (626) 351-7726
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Family: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Caterers, Family Style, Take Out, Fast Food, Sushi, Seafood, Chinese
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
Good for Kids: Yes
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I love coming here with my friends for hh .. the only thing that is very unpleasant is the service .. our waitress kept telling us in a min or later when
we asked for certain things. I mean if u want to be rude to customers or cant handle a few tables go to a small resturant that doesnt require working under pressure.. I love the food and will keep coming back .. but they need to step up there game with the servers !!!!
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08/09/2009Provided by Citysearch -
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.
This is our weekly place for sushi takeout. The sushi is consistently good. If you are looking for a good, moderately priced restaurant, this is the place for you. We have other sushi restaurants we visit occasionally for that "wow" sushi but this is our regular place and we would definitely recommend it.
04/16/2007Provided by Citysearch -
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.
02/22/2007Provided by Citysearch -
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.
08/16/2006Provided by Citysearch -
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.
11/16/2005Provided by Citysearch -
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.
09/17/2005Provided by Citysearch -
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.
03/11/2005Provided by Citysearch -
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.
02/02/2005Provided by Citysearch -
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...
11/09/2004Provided by Citysearch -
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.
10/12/2004Provided by Citysearch -
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.
10/07/2004Provided by Citysearch -
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.