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Nov 25, 2013 11:37 AM

KABUKI - Japanese restaurant - Kapiolani Blvd.

I have not been to this place for many years...Finally went there to dine. . Somewhat disappointed with the slow service... the place was not crowded... and the quality of food. Ordered tempura and chicken dinners -- the tempura was soggy and the chicken was bit dry. Any other opinion? Is it still worth visiting? The only good thing is free parking...:)

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  1. Last time I went was several years ago and disappointing as well. Not worth it in my opinion.

    1. we used to go to kabuki in waimalu because my grandpa liked it, and i kind of dreaded it. the food isn't horrible, but it's not good, especially when there are so many great japanese restaurants here. old people loose their sense of taste, i think.

      my rec is gyotaku for similarly priced teishoku that is really ono. they also have a larger menu that includes great sushi for the price. some people here at CH don't care for gyotaku, but i quite like it.

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      1. re: indelibledotink

        Never been to Gyotaku. I think Yanagi Sushi is also a nice place, but it's very pricey for the food and the place is very small. Kabuki is more like a family restaurant...I just wish they maintain their food quality. .

        1. re: indelibledotink

          i am anti gyotaku
          i think it is expensive for what you get
          but that's my personal opinion
          i am anti zippy's too (except for their malassadas and garlic miso chicken plate)
          and i know i am in a very small minority on that one

          1. re: macsak

            the zips garlic miso is teeeeeerrrrible, all sugary sauce.

            they have malasadas?

            1. re: indelibledotink

              i said, it's MY personal opinion

              on the other hand, everyone i have talked to likes their malasadas
              more cakey than leonards, but they don't get soggy, even hours later
              not available at all locations, not even at all the ones that have bakeries
              i believe there is a list on the zipz website

                  1. re: indelibledotink

                    vineyard (closest to us) has malasadas AND andagi, both made to order!! we'll be by soon.