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Kabuki Japanese Steak House

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3503 Franklin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24014
540-981-0222
Today
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Dinner, 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were passing through and read all the good reviews from other people. Since we love Japanese, we decided to try it. We had to wait - no problem. The waitress was very attentive and friendly - great. However, the cook was awful. He was definitely in a hurry to get done. He kept flinging the food on the table... More 

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Virginia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Son, daughter-in-law, granddaughters, and husband had a great Mother's Day meal at Kabuki. We live about an hour away, but we always come away being glad that we traveled to get there. Cook had lots of different meats to prepare, but he kept the food coming while being entertaining and pleasant. I had steak and chicken and enjoyed it as... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Our party of 12 had an amazing experience. We came on mothers Day. It was busy, but we were seated and served quickly. Great entertainment! Very nice staff. Everyone loved their food and the free picture they took of us and gave to us. Scallops are my favorite! Such a special place for a special occasion!

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S.E. USA
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45 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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23 helpful votes 23 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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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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
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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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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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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, Steakhouse
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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