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“Just Ok”

Kabuki Japanese House of Steak
Ranked #156 of 463 Restaurants in Cary
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Cary, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Just Ok”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

My wife and I recently ate here for lunch. It wasn't overly busy and we were seated promptly although it seemed like we had to wait quite awhile before the chef came to our table. In my opinion the Japanese steak houses are all quite similar. I was disappointed that they didn't have any salmon on the lunch menu. Overall, it was an average experience although the food seemed to have an extraordinary amount of soy sauce making it quite salty. We probably won't plan to go back due to the ordinariness.

  • Visited December 2011
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English first
Cary, NC
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Typical japanese steakhouse”
Reviewed October 1, 2011

We go as a family for birthday celebration dinner and such. It's ok but pricey for what you get.

  • Visited September 2011
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Titusville, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
160 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Agree with other reviewers...sadly..”
Reviewed August 23, 2011

This was selected by inlaws as one of their favorites, but I have to admit I agree with many of the other reviewers. Service was bad (we were here for lunch), and food was sub par. Could have made much better at home with a frozen dinner. Taking the advice of others on this review board, we avoided the steak (and were glad we did) as it
looked horrible when others ordered it. Fatty and nasty looking. Our shrimp was tiny and overcooked, sauce bland, rice bland...and no real veggies. A few tiny broccoli pieces. Carrots were way over the top sweet. Very overpriced for what you get.
I would avoid totally....and instead go to your local frozen food section at the grocery store for dinner.

  • Visited August 2011
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Inferior Copycat of Kanki”
Reviewed June 20, 2011

Prices are not any cheaper than Kanki, but the food definitely does not have the same quality. I had the steak and chicken hibachi, the steak was fatty and the chicken was slightly overcooked. The chef was a good entertainer but the waitress was terrible. Will not be going back.

  • Visited June 2011
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Kanki prices with poor service and bad food.”
Reviewed December 30, 2010

Sushi roll was small and tasteless. Waitress disappeared and didn't bring drinks/appetisers/etc.

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