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“People must be crazy thinking this place is bad, this restaurant is FANTASTIC”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Kabuki Oriental Buffet - CLOSED

Kabuki Oriental Buffet
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Tampa Bay, Florida
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148 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“People must be crazy thinking this place is bad, this restaurant is FANTASTIC”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2012

We have no idea why people can say this place is terrible, when we are there at least once a month and have never had a bad experience: great wings, crab rangoon, peppered steak and mushrooms, chicken and broccoli, salad bar. All for 4.99 for lunch.

The main thing that needs to happen is TRIPADVISOR needs to change the title of this restaurant, since it is no longer a Japanese steakhouse.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank JOE J
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Avoid at all costs!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2012

This used to be a regular spot for my family on our Florida visits, however it also used to be a Japanese Hibachi. We visited on a recent stay in Central Florida and I am sad to say that things have really gone downhill. We recognized the owners as being the same as when they offered Hibachi, but now all the hibachi tables are gone and replaced with buffets. Also gone are the Italian chefs who used to cook at your table. We always thought it was so funny that Italian chefs were cooking the food at a hibachi table. All that is gone and this place is not even worth a second look.

Terrible food! Everything was old and cold. We did not see anything replaced while we were there. I realize taste buds are subjective and some people enjoy what others do not, however I cannot imagine anyone leaving this and saying, "THAT WAS REALLY GOOD.." Its just not going to happen. We also felt that our server had an attitude and seemed put off that we had the nerve to ask for drink refills.

We left the same way we came in...HUNGRY. One of the owners was at the register as we were cashing out, and I told her how bad the food was. She looked shocked and insisted that everyone is always happy with the food. I told her we were regulars when they had hibachi tables getting rid of those was not a good idea. She said, "Oh now, that was a very good management decision....." Good decision my foot. When they had hibachi they were always packed, the night we visited, the place was empty.

We will NEVER visit again. This was a very disappointing visit to a place we used to love.

  • Visited February 2012
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Tampa Bay, Florida
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148 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Delicious and well-priced.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2011

Great variety. Lots of Chinese, Japanese, Mexican and American items for your delight.

Visited November 2011
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Tampa Bay, Florida
Level Contributor
148 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A lot of undeserving bad reviews, this place offers great food at a great price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2011

4.99 for lunch and 6.99 for dinner will buy you a great deal of tasty and delicious food at this place. The bad reviews are uncalled for, you know ahead of time what you are getting and the type of restaurant they are, so if you expect something else and stay it is your decision. Since we started eating here in July of this 2011, we have not had a bad experience there. Everything is delicious; the rice, wings, crab rangoon, spring rolls, chicken broccoli, tacos, salads, sushi; great variety for the price. Give it a try, we well recommended.

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank JOE J
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Steak house? Not even!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2011

No words can speak how bad it was. Even the rice sucked. Stay away.

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