Review over time. I have been going to Kabuki for 6 years now, I am a 3-4 time aweek patron. I think that Kabuki is one of the best experiences that I have had any where in the US, that is why I go back every week. Now let's face it, of couse there is going to be off days for people, we are all living lives that are stressful. I don't think that you can write a review of a restaurant after just one visit. Just like good sushi takes time so should you. Kudos to Kabuki, Hiroshi & Eric are the best sushi chefs around.
Experienced sushi chef willing to experiment. A neighborhood sushi place where the chefs have worked there forever. Constantly experimenting and very friendly with descriptive advice. For example they served raw sabe with a torch-flamed version infused with ginger recently. Monk fish liver is exceptional.
Worst Service and Attitude. I drove 20 miles out of my way to go to this restaurant because I read the rave reviews. Let me be right up front with you, in all my dining experiences, Kabuiki has to have been the worst. I mean terrible. They gave me an attitude at the door because they were closing in thirty minutes. But I'm paying customer and if you're not going to follow the schedule, then don't advertise the hours. Secondly, they were obviously put out that they had to cook hibachi style for one person. The food was rushed, still managed to burnt the vegetables. Did need to pay $35 for a single meal with a poor attitude? I get better service at fast food places. Sorry, Kuki is the worst.
BOX A & Box B lunches GREAT.
I've been at the restaurant in the sushi bar and had great food and great fun.
The lunch boxes A&B are always wonderful. Sushi and tempura for lunch. And the lunch soup, though simple is exactly what the food calls for.
The servers treat you like you're a regular even if it's your first visit.
I haven't yet had the opportunity to try the dinner tables in back, but that's my next trip.
This is what sushi should be.
This is what service is all about.
This is value with a smile.
They have FREE parking!
Even if you live further away you have time going home to savor the great food.
Kabuki shows us that great food and value aren't downtown anymore!
bad sushi. This cheesy place has lousy sushi -- eat here at your own peril!
poor. the sushi chefs weren't very nice & their attire was sloppy. the fish was not very fresh either.
Good Value. My wife and I went out for our anniversary in September and we decided to go to the Kabuki. Despite being seated with a real snobby party of 6 who had two of them show up late, my wife and I were pleased with the quality of the food and the service from the teppanyaki chef and waitstaff. While the rude people at our table were carping, we were given extra portions from the chef as a reward for our patience. Hailing from Orange County, CA, I try to keep my expectations low about Twin Cities sushi. Fortunately, I was proven wrong! The sushi was of very good quality. One suggestion for improvement that I would give would be if a full party does not show up at their appointed time for teppanyaki, they should not be seated until the whole party arrives.
Who Would Have Thought.... ...That sushi comparable to reputable places in Shinjuku, Ikebukuro and Tsukiji would exist in Eden Prairie, MN? Sushi chefs not only make the rolls in front of you, but also work tirelessly on preparation, menu and fish-vendor choices. With this in mind, the sushi chefs at Kabuki, particularly Hiroshi, are true artists and masters of their craft. The owner/host is, at best, annoying, and at worst, incredibly venal, but the waitstaff and chefs are friendly and engaging. Prices are more than reasonable for the quality. Come for the food.
Not so much. Unlike the person below who thinks this might be better than places they've heard of on the East or West coast, I have to say I'd disagree. I definitely didn't think the fish was that fresh. Although many places do make the spicy tuna roll differently, this is my least favorite of the ones I've had. The fresh water eel also seemed different than what I'm used to. The shrimp tempura roll was OK, but not for the price they charge ($8.25 for 4 pieces). Overall I was unimpressed as were my 7 other friends who went with me.
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