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Kabuki

Posted on | January 17, 2010 | No Comments

As part of a ‘blogger promotion’, (which included a subsidized meal) we went to Kabuki the other night. I’ve walked by the restaurant numerous times (it’s located right across from H&M AND Yogurtland!) but this was my first time trying the food there.

For some reason, I was expecting a somewhat Americanized and commercialized version of Japanese food, but this wasn’t the case. While it may not be the most authentic Japanese restaurant I’ve ever been to, Kabuki holds decently close to it’s Japanese roots. Very nice, especially for a chain restaurant!

The restaurant is medium-large sized, with a casual, dark, and lively interior. The menu has a generous selection of Japanese fare, including a nice selection of sushi, as well as beer, wine, sake & shochu drinks.

We decided to get two appetizers, two of their specialty sushi rolls, and one entree. This, along with miso soup and edamame, was way too much food for the two of us! We were hungry, but left stuffed and with leftovers.

Here’s what we ordered:

Sesame fried chicken: this was a nice version of the dish. The chicken was brought to us blazing hot, and was nicely seasoned and not overly greasy. I would’ve liked it to be just a bit more crispy on the outside, but still, quite good. The accompanying sauce was excellent… much like a spicy teriyaki sauce, but without too much sweetness.

sesamechicken

Agedashi tofu: Its hard for me not to compare any version of this dish with Raku’s version, which sets the bar ridiculously high! This was a nice version, crispy on the outside, soft in the middle, with a tasty dashi broth.

tofu

Lotus on fire roll: This was essentially a simple California roll, topped with spicy tuna, then topped with lotus root & jalapeƱo. The fish tasted quite fresh, and I really enjoyed dipping the pieces in the spicy sauce and tempura crunchies on the side, which gave the sushi a nice texture contrast. My favorite of the two rolls.

lotus

Sunkissed roll: This was a bit more of a basic roll, a spicy tuna roll with salmon and avocado. Good, but it didn’t stand out as much as the Lotus roll.

sunkissed

Beef teriyaki with tempura: Adam and I agreed that this was one of the better beef teris we’ve had. A great cut of meat which was quite tender and cooked medium, just as we requested. The sauce was good, and not overly sweet. The tempura was nice and crispy, and served to us blazing hot. Accompanying the entrees were the requisite bowl of rice, miso soup, and salad with ginger miso dressing.

beef

tempura

Overall, a very good meal. The service was excellent, but I have to note that they did know that I’d likely be reviewing their restaurant. I’d like to believe that the service is always good, though!

Cost: $$

6605 Las Vegas Blvd S Ste 147, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone: 702 896-7440

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