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Kabuki 1

170-26 Aza Yamada, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido 044-0081, Japan
+81 136-21-2233
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Ranked #50 of 85 restaurants in Kutchan-cho
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Perth, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Kabuki is fun for the novelty effect, I cooked a traditional Japanese omelette which was nice. The teppenyaki was also nice. You are given the ingredients and instructions and you cook it all yourself. We did feel that there were many other options for dining that were better tasting and better value.

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Tasmania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Best part about Kabuki 1 is that you cook your own food, so we thoroughly enjoyed the whole menu. Not too expensive, decent wines.

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Australia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We had two meals here. Such a great experience - we knew from the start we were cooking it all ourselves so we were not surprised. Very generous serves and very affordable! Tons of fun and delish meals. The drink service was great also. I like the authentic feeling when sitting on the floor also

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Sydney, Australia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

After a hard days skiing went to Kabuki 1 for dinner. Good wine list. The staff assisted us in choosing our dishes. We then cooked our chicken, salmon, squid and vegetables on our personal hot plate. The restaurant is a fun place to relax and have dinner after a day's skiing.

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deepsteep, Manager at Kabuki 1, responded to this review

Dear MarkF54, thank you for visiting Kabuki 1 and taking time to post a review. I'm glad you enjoyed the unique experience of cooking your own Japanese cuisine using fresh ingredients. We try to create a relaxed atmosphere where good food and drink can be shared with friends and family after a day on the mountain. Once again thank you... More

Melbourne
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Fabulous, fresh, delicious, nice service and good fun. Just small portions (as in many places in Niseko), so we ended up ordering 3 meals between the two of us. It still wasn't too bad price-wise. Kabuki 1 is cheaper than Kabuki 2 because you cook it yourself at the table. It's good fun.

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deepsteep, Manager at Kabuki 1, responded to this review

Dear ShlomGit, thank you for visiting Kabuki 1 and taking time to write a review. I'm happy that your experience with us lived up to expectations and that you appreciated the atmosphere and fresh food we provide to cook and share together. We hope to see you again on your next vist to Niseko. Yours sincerely, Laurence. More

Perth, Australia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Yes it is a little smoky from the cooking, We enjoyed to cook and share a variety of dishes, from Korean, omelette, salmon, noodles and beef. Instructions were provided.

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deepsteep, Manager at Kabuki 1, responded to this review

Dear ReginaCH, thank you for taking your time to post a review on tripadvisor. I'm glad you enjoyed the unique experience we aim to provide in Niseko and appreciated the wide range of authentic Japanese cuisine on offer. Kabuki is all about cooking and sharing food together with family and friends in a relaxed atmosphere after a day on the... More

Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Food was average but the service was really lacking. I was really surprised that there was little Japanese service on the 2nd floor where we ate tonight. The service was rather poor - except (oddly) for the woman I spoke Japanese with. Most of the other wait staff were not very attentive nor responsive. Because you cook everything yourself, it... More

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deepsteep, Manager at Kabuki 1, responded to this review

Dear TokyoSalaryMan, thank you for your visit to Kabuki 1. I am sorry the level of customer service was not up to your expectations. We try to provide a high level of customer service by providing on-going staff training but I admit that at the busiest times it can be difficult. Cooking your own food is not for everybody but... More

Niseko-cho, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Nice to cook your own and have fresh veggies up the mountain. Would recommend for vegetarians. Great for families and couples.

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deepsteep, Manager at Kabuki 1, responded to this review

Dear idragonfleye, thank you for visiting Kabuki 1 and I'm glad you enjoyed your dinner. We provide a good selection for vegetarians with Okonomiyaki, Yakisoba and Teppanyaki all being suitable. Furthermore, our vegetables are sourced locally in Hokkaido with some being from Niseko itself! Kabuki is a great place for families as children love the unique cooking experience with Japanese... More

Jakarta, Indonesia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Because our party was large and we were late in booking, Kabuki 1 was the only option available for one of the evenings in Niseko. We would have had a much more enjoyable evening if we had stayed in and ordered pizza. Honestly, this place is terrible. We were treated like cattle. When our orders were delivered to the table,... More

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deepsteep, Manager at Kabuki 1, responded to this review

Dear WorldTraveler888_888, I do apologise for the poor customer service you received on your visit to Kabuki 1. You visited at a very busy time of year when we hoped to have completed our expansion - we now have an additional 15 tables upstairs in a brand new room with a funky design. This has alleviated any problems with over-crowding... More

Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
438 reviews 438 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

We had 2 okonomiyakis - prawn and pork. 1 is not enough for 2 people. There is instruction for "How to cook". Place is rather warm and with the hot plate in front to you where you cook your own (which is fun), don't wear too many layers. The teppanyaki is also fun. There's also the yaksoba (fried noodles). Come... More

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deepsteep, Manager at Kabuki 1, responded to this review

Dear Tweetcoz, thank you for taking time to write a review. I'm glad you enjoyed the fun experience of cooking authentic Japanese food on your own teppan. We have recently expanded Kabuki 1 to alleviate the problems you cited. We now have 16 extra tables on the super cool, brand new 1st floor to provide customers with more space. And... More

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