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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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4:30 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: Dinner, Reservations

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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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Roanoke, Virginia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Kabuki has always been one of our favorite restaurants in Roanoke. Not only is it a fun place, but the food has never been anything but delicious. Our most recent dining experience was perfectly cooked thanks to Felix, our chef for the night. Filet mignon medium rare, hibachi shrimp, lightly browned scallops, vegetables not over-cooked, and that delicious house ginger... More 

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Florence
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We've been going to Kabuki for years.. From anything from teenage birthday parties to just a casual dinner to celebrations. They have the normal entrees, and Kabuki has ginger, mustard, and now white dipping sauces. When we arrived for dinner with a reservation, we waited for 15 mins to get a table and didn't order drinks until 30 minutes after... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 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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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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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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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Northern Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about Kabuki Japanese Steak House

Address: 3503 Franklin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24014
Phone Number: 540-981-0222
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Japanese, Steakhouse

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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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