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Kabuki Japanese Steak House

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3503 Franklin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24014
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Waitstaff

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a delicious meal

This is a nice place to go for hibachi grill style food. A Roanoke favorite, it it fun and entertaining. Service and food are very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jeff S
Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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206 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice place to go for hibachi grill style food. A Roanoke favorite, it it fun and entertaining. Service and food are very good.

Thank Jeff S
Roanoke, Virginia
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We annually celebrate my husband's birthday with family and grand children by going to Kabuki. They have a varied menu including a children's menu and it is a fun place to celebrate. We had reservations and our wait was less than 10 minutes. Our drinks arrived promptly after the order was placed and our waitress was attentive. Food was fine,... More 

Thank Carolyn S
Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is a Roanoke staple, and if you like Kabuki style dining, you will not be disappointed. Enjoyed Father's Day and a birthday with my husband and grown son and his wife. Food was good, entertainment was fun. We all enjoyed ourselves.

Thank Roanokefoodie
Roanoke, Virginia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Thank SouthernMusic
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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 

1 Thank shanx4
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3 reviews
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 

Thank Jessica S
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67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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 

Thank BankerLady123
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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!

Thank seitzfam
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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 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Roanoke, Virginia
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110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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.

Thank Brad D

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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
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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