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Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Pasadena

Kabuki Japanese Restaurant, the folks that make Japanese cuisine for all walks of life. Never tried sushi and Japanese cuisine? Visit Kabuki and we promise you"ll walk out hooked on our food. That’s what we do best; making non-believers into believers that Japanese cuisine is the new comfort food.

When you walk into a Kabuki Japanese Restaurant, you won’t be overwhelmed with Asian decor and soft slow music. What you will encounter is a fun, casual atmosphere with our friendly staff welcoming you through the doors.

Our food and beverages are passionately crafted by two gentlemen who are dedicated to providing you the best in Japanese cuisine as well as spreading the culture of Japanese dining to our guests. The tireless efforts of Executive Corporate Chef Masa Kurihara and Master Sake Sommelier Yuji Matsumoto are aimed to attain total satisfaction from you. They will be heart-broken if you feel otherwise. We look forward to serving you.
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34 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
(34 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 34 reviews
5 stars
(13)
4 stars
(17)
3 stars
(2)
2 stars
(1)
1 star
(1)
Food 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Service 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Ambiance 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Noise Level
2.1 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • good for groups(12)
  • fit for foodies(10)
  • great for outdoor dining(10)
  • great for lunch(9)
  • kid-friendly(7)
  • late-night find(7)
Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Pasadena Reviews List
Review 1 for Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Pasadena
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 2/04/2016
 2007
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Review 2 for Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Pasadena
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Fabulous

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"I went with a group of friends for my birthday. They were very friendly, as soon as I said I had a reservation they wished me a happy birthday. The food was AMAZING! I will definitely go back."
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 3 for Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Pasadena
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/07/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/07/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/07/2016
 2013
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Review 4 for Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Pasadena
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 12/29/2015
 2014
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Review 5 for Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Pasadena
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 7/24/2013
 2010
Dined on 7/24/2013
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/24/2013
 2010
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Review 6 for Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Pasadena
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/08/2015
 2006
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Review 7 for Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Pasadena
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Hit the Spot!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Just arrived in town on business, hit Open Table, found Kabuki, walked right in and it was perfect! Waiter Amando was superb, took great care of us, and we walked away very satisfied. Couldn't ask for anything more. Another reason to use Open Table!"
Dined on 10/14/2015
 2011
Special Features: great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 8 for Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Pasadena
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/05/2015
 2011
Special Features: great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 9 for Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Pasadena
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/03/2015
 2011
Dined on 9/03/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The Alaskan ROLL n triple A box always very yummy. Tried the sangria for the first time n definitely going back for it again"
Dined on 9/03/2015
 2011
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Review 10 for Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Pasadena
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 8/05/2015
 2012
Dined on 8/05/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/05/2015
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 11 for Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Pasadena
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/22/2015
 2006
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 12 for Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Pasadena
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 7/16/2015
 2012
Dined on 7/16/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/16/2015
 2012
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Review 13 for Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Pasadena
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 7/16/2015
 2015
Dined on 7/16/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 7/16/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, hot spot, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 14 for Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Pasadena
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

The food is wack...overpriced..don't come here

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Dined on 7/06/2015
 2015
Dined on 7/06/2015
 2015
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 7/06/2015
 2015
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Review 15 for Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Pasadena
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/30/2015
 2008
Dined on 6/30/2015
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/30/2015
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 16 for Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Pasadena
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 6/25/2015
 2014
Dined on 6/25/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 6/25/2015
 2014
Special Features: late-night find
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Review 17 for Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Pasadena
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Needs improvements

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Although Kabuki Japanese Restaurants are one of my favorite places to dine for Japanese food, the Old Town Pasadena location is lacking in food quality. If this location was my first experience with Kabuki Restaurants, I probably wouldn't bother trying other locations. I had ordered the Garlic Beef Yaki. The sliced garlic is usually cut thin and is cooked just enough to be brown and crispy but, not burnt. I asked for the beef to be cooked medium rare but, I was served medium well cooked meat and it was just thrown on the plate like a pile of beef. The presentation was very unappetizing. The Miso Marinated Cod was a watery marinade which made the fish taste bland. The only thing good about this restaurant are the servers, who were very pleasant, efficient and apologizing. The Hastings Ranch in East Pasadena location is how all Kabuki Japanese Restaurants should be."
Dined on 5/19/2015
 2013
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Review 18 for Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Pasadena
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/11/2015
 2011
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Review 19 for Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Pasadena
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 5/20/2015
 2015
Dined on 5/20/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/20/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
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Review 20 for Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Pasadena
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Had dinner at their Pasadena Old town location, to celebrate my daughter's birthday. It was a tuesday and parking was easy, behind the building. Hosts were warm, greeting you, getting in. We even had our choice of seating. Ambience was wonderful, cozy, nice and quiet, modern interior. Food selection was great with colored pictured menu, helpful. Waiter was knowledgeable as well as helpful, food was wonderful, very presentable, tasty modest portions, as shown on the menu, excellent. Thumbs up !!! I'll bring back my family again, soon."
Dined on 5/12/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 21 for Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Pasadena
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Our waiter was the absolutley BEST

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Dined on 2/10/2015
 2011
Dined on 2/10/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We had the sangria which is the best in town. Food was excellent."
Dined on 2/10/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 22 for Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Pasadena
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

fake happy

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"All was great, just would have been nice if waitress was a little more personable. A occasional smile would have been nice and her tip would have been much nicer. Enjoyed the food and my company."
Dined on 1/07/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Pasadena
Based on the average of (12) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
8 out of 8 recommend this product
Food 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Service 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
2.3 / 3
Energetic