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Kabuki Japanese Steak House

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3503 Franklin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24014
540-981-0222
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice show. Reservations seem useless!

The food here is pretty good, Nothing extraordinary. 40 bucks for a pile of rice and zucchini and 3 shrimp expertly divided into 12 pieces. Reservations seem useless as we waited well over an hour to be seated! Just don't get that!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
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English first
S.E. USA
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80 reviews 80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We had reservations which were totally disregarded. We waited over half an hour after our reserved time to be seated in a room with no one else in the room and sat there over half an hour waiting for the cook to arrive with no sign of him. I got up and asked for the manager and told her this... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

First of all staff was a little indignant when we showed up without a reservation. I guess we caused them an inconvenience. Entertainment value good. Good quality more like cafeteria quality. It could be so much better with higher quality ingredients. I guess we will have to go back for kids because they lived it, but we will return reluctantly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The food here is pretty good, Nothing extraordinary. 40 bucks for a pile of rice and zucchini and 3 shrimp expertly divided into 12 pieces. Reservations seem useless as we waited well over an hour to be seated! Just don't get that!

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Arrived with a friend and was seated very quickly. Drinks served and orders taken straight away by the friendly waitress, which we appreciated. I had a sushi starter, I've had a lot of sushi, and the best would have to be on the market at Tsukiji in Tokyo. This was pretty average fare from what I'm used to, similar standard... More 

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Northern Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My wife, daughter, and parents went for an early dinner on Friday, and I was very happy with everything. We sat for a hibachi style dinner and enjoyed the show and the food. They even cooked my mother's meal on a separate grill due to her shrimp allergy. Due to my wife's love of this style of food, we've frequented... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Just came home smelling like burned grease but what should one expect when food cooked right in front of you. Fumes coming from cooking coat the customers. Food quality generally good though my teriaki chicken had a slightly burned taste. Quantity was much more than one could eat. Chef personable and funny. Waitress was prompt but failed to deliver one... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We have ate at Kabuki many times over the years and have had a great experience each time. The food & staff are great. The portions are generous, but you can have a shared dinner with your child with a low additional charge for the additional soup, salad, rice & vegetables. The dinners are absolutely worth their price.

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Roanoke, Va
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90 reviews 90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great family place for food and entertainment. Great service and price was reasonable for the amount and quality of food.

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Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We went on Easter Sunday for lunch and walked right in. Food was good and chef was entertaining. It is a little pricey but nice for a treat once in awhile.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

loved this place. I will say make sure you make a reservation as we called on a Sunday afternoon and the hostess said we didn't need one, just come on it..well when we got there at 7, it was packed and we did have to wait 20 min or so, so definitely make one! All in all, from the soup,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3503 Franklin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24014
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
  • Phone Number: 540-981-0222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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