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Ken of Japan

4340 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063-2352
805-527-6490
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Ranked #98 of 230 Restaurants in Simi Valley
Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Japanese
Most recent review
- Nov 29, 2013
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English first
Bourne, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

Went the other night. Huge menu and separate menu for sushi appetizers. I had the Shrimp Tempura which was very nice and filling. The friend rice was so-so. Others at the table ordered lots of sushi and were not disappointed. Overall, nice evening, great atmosphere. Next time will try the hibachi tables.

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Simi Valley, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

They are empty on a Friday night, which doesn't look good for them. But we could certainly understand why. The interior is run down - the carpet old and stained, several broken pieces of decor; Their food wasn't worth the price - BlueFin (Madera St and Royal St - South East side of Simi) might be a couple of dollars... More

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southern california
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

not the best, nor worst of Japanese food. the beef teriyaki isn't bad , but it is chewy. We have been here dozens of times. always is chewy or slightly chewy. Tempura is good. Love the miso. teppan has been hit and miss. couple times good. last time we were squashed into a table and it made it uncomfortable. food... More

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Simi Valley
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

It was my wife's birthday and I made reservations for 5 adults and one child. We ate in the side where the food was cooked in front of us. The chef was great, funny and a good cook. There were 4 different dinners ordered from meat to scallops, and everyone was well satisfied. Even with the leftovers that we took... More

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Fallbrook, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

They have great food but TERRIBLE service. I used to live here and would sometimes dine here 3 x a week. They are very rude now. I asked some friends in town and they told me they don't eat there anymore due to the way they were treated. With so many dining options I am very surprised that this wouldn't... More

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Simi Valley
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013 via mobile

The food is excellent at Ken of Japan. The only negative is that they are seriously understaffed. But the reason I keep returning to this restaurant is the Sake Bomb Special. $8 buys you a huge beer and a large hot sake, what a great deal! I cannot name another restaurant where you can get that tipsy off of $8.... More

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Bakersfield, California
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124 reviews 124 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Love Boat plus all other foods very good. Service is excellent, atmosphere very nice. Sad to move away from Simi and not have this restaurant.

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Simi Valley, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Ambiance is terrific. Cooks right in front of you.

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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011 via mobile

Place is awesome!!! The people are friendly, food is great, and its fun to watch them cook. I love this place! Come here all the time and am never let down.

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los angeles
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2010

ok, so my man and i used to go there about once a month. it was honestly my favorite place to eat until last night. i work at a cafe and steak house, i understand it was a busy night, but there was so excuse for this. the service was TERRIBLE! it took a good 20 minutes in the front... More

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