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Kabuki Japanese Restaurant

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88 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1940 (De Lacey Avenue)
+1 626-568-9310
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Love this place in old town Pasadena. Sitting outside with great food and a cold beer whilst people watching is my idea of relaxation. Keep up the great work x

Thank Lawrence T
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241 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Happy we stopped in here despite slow lunch service. Portions were good and we loved the little bowl of soup that was included just wished the food arrived ten minutes quicker. It did not seem that busy either. But overall we were happy as the food was decent as was the value.

Thank Richard H
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

I just wanted a late lite dinner. I ordered smoked salmon and a California roll with a beer. I was pleased to find they have a late night happy hour so my meal did not cost as much. The staff was friendly and the fish was tasty.

Thank justLinda2013
HB, Ca
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

While this is a chain, it benefits from what chains do best, consistency. Great selection that changes from time to time. good drink selection and thoughtful service.

Thank mrmalph
Los Angeles, California, United States
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Took my wife there foe her birthday , our daughter suggested to give it a try and we did , I like the food and atmosphere the servers ,and their not pricey !!.

Thank Song L
Pasadena, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

For me, eating indoors in this restaurant is a no-no. There's a smell of fish that I don't like. But sitting at the patio, open air, and the exhaust from cars etc. mask the odors. The food is ok, but nothing to write home about. It's affordable and good.

Thank DiranAfarian
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95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Went out for a few drinks on a Friday evening in the popular South Pasadena and ended up at Kabuki. We have been here several times over the years. Given that Pasadena can be rather upscale in terms of prices, we got a table very quickly and service was fun and friendly. 3 of us went for the teriyaki combo... More 

Thank The_Hatwoods
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We went to kabukis' for lunch and all four of us were satisfied with our meals. We had sushi, a combo plate and tried to types of poké-bowls with brown rice. The price was reasonable and our bill total was 71$

Thank MalZander
Pasadena, California
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

An average Americanized Japanese restaurant. Seems well liked by customers however food is average at best. I'd rather not return. Try Sushiya on Altadena/Foothill for better sushi (and cheaper beer). Other than that it is a typical chain Japanese restaurant with mediocre food

Thank Jon L
Jakarta, Indonesia
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We were walking down the Old Pasadena when my eyes caught an interesting serving of bed slices over hot stone. Japanese serving needs to satisfy not only our tongue but also our eyes, this indeed serves both. The Ishiyaki Hot Stone Grill worths the try, it is served fresh and the wagyu beef is so juicy, be careful not to... More 

Thank Tjokrosaputro

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1940
    (De Lacey Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-568-9310

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