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Kabuki Japanese Steak House

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3503 Franklin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24014
+1 540-981-0222
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri 16:30 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Roanoke, Virginia
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118 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a large family group in for the Holidays, and thought we'd try Kabuki out for Christmas Eve. They took reservations, and seated us promptly on time. The service was efficient and polite. The food quality was very good. We had appetizers of tempura seafood and sushi, which were good. The soup and salad were fine, and of course,... More 

Thank robert p
Lexington, Virginia
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97 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

The Kabuki is a very interactive restaurant. The chef prepares the meal right in front of you on the hibachi. Chop! Chop! If that is not your cup of tea, there is also a Sushi area and a bar, that is much quieter. Sometimes, my husband and I just go for for drinks and sit at the bar. The ceiling... More 

1 Thank NancyLovesRehoboth
Bedford, Virginia
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

The food at this restaurant is always consistent we had a fabulous time laughing with the chef. The waitress was nice but did not speak much English so maybe that was why she seemed quiet. We noticed they added egg to the rice which was a new thing but we simply asked for no egg and they cooked it that... More 

Thank rjoyce6018
Roanoke, Virginia
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Ambience is okay, the foods was pretty good, the cost is a little high ($8.00 for a glass of grocery store wine?), but the waitress was curt almost to the point of being rude. Too many good restaurants in this area to put up with that. It's doubtful that we'll be back.

Thank robert e
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Take the scrambled egg out of the rice! You had the best rice in Roanoke now it tastes like scrambled eggs and rice! New owners but we dont need a new menu, it was perfect the way it was! Plus I was charged for extra rice when I didnt even order vegetables or a salad!

Thank Misty E
Yoshi K, General Manager at Kabuki Japanese Steak House, responded to this review

Ownership is still the same, and sorry you do not like eggs but you can request have your rice without the eggs next time. please let your server know next time you come in. please call us at 540-981-0222 after 2pm if you have any other questions, Thank You. More 

Goodview, Virginia
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We visit this restaurant about 2-3 times a year. Always for my son's birthday because it's his favorite. We always experience great service and the food is great. This year the only disappointment was the servers (not the cook). We were seated and were quickly brought our drinks, soup then salad but the servers never cleared the table of those... More 

Thank Traveler57777
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Overall food is usually good. Service is a big hit or miss. Tonight was a miss for our table. The cook was already cooking before we got our salads, it seemed our waitress may have forgotten them. Not much of a show from the cook. Not a wow experience versus other restaurants of the same brand.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Last week I went to a 5 star sushi restaurant that everyone in the town I'm currently visiting (not Roanoke) raved about. Let me just say that if this place is the 5 star in town, they're lucky Kabuki isn't anywhere around because they'd be out of business. Seriously the best sushi I've ever had, and I've had a lot.... More 

1 Thank HyruleAnn
Covington, Virginia
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Great for big night! I go almost for every birthday! It's awesome! The rice is amazing it's my favorite part! But the soup is really good and so is the salad! If your going make sure to make reservation especially for bigger party's. Never ate sushi myself but my family members enjoyed it highly.

Thank gabbz97
Covington, Virginia
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Great for a group dinner ! It is a tad expensive but it's worth it! The rice is amazing ! Chicken & Shrimp is my favorite! The soup is great! Make sure to make reservations !

Thank gabbz97

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3503 Franklin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24014
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
  • Phone Number: +1 540-981-0222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?