Kabuki Restaurant Los Angeles
I’m constantly in search of great sushi at affordable prices, but in Burbank, this can be tough to find. Nestled in the corner of San Fernando Boulevard and Orange Grove Avenue, Kabuki serves up mouth-watering fusion rolls and piping-hot ramen bowls guaranteed to fog up your glasses and satisfy your taste buds. An L.A. staple since 1991 and winner of numerous “Best Of” awards, Kabuki also boasts locations in Hollywood and Pasadena. What makes Kabuki-Burbank such an ideal eatery is not just its friendly service and scrumptious offerings – its proximity to local shops and movie theaters means you can grab a quick pre-movie nosh or dine leisurely on any given night. Just ask any Kabuki staff member – they’ll be more than happy to accommodate.
The L-shaped sushi bar is the hub of Kabuki, where chefs greet incoming guests, chat with diners seated at the bar, and create artistic rolls that table-diners polish off by the plate. On its busiest night, you’ll be seated at Kabuki within minutes, and its spacious interior allows for just the right amount of privacy between your table and the next. Whether you’re seated next to the window or under the Japanese warrior-mural, the relaxed ambience is the perfect setting for a casual dinner after work or a cozy date at a table for two. Kabuki also offers roomy booths where you can share your favorite dishes with family or friends.
If you’re in the mood for sharing, the Fire Cracker is a crowd-pleasing appetizer – a crisp pairing of fried eggroll-chips dipped in spicy tuna and fresh tomato that’ll leave you wanting more. A personal favorite of mine is the Poké Tuna: a citrusy mélange of fresh ahi tuna sashimi and melt-in-your-mouth avocado over a bed of seaweed salad.
Kabuki’s expansive menu covers just about every craving you might have for Japanese, and their specialty rolls are not to be missed. Both the titular Kabuki Roll and Rainbow Roll are house specials, serving up a selection of hand-picked, fresh sashimi and mouth-watering roe over bite-sized morsels of spicy crunch roll and classic California roll, respectively. For those just getting the hang of sushi, and for whom sashimi is a daunting gastronomic prospect, fear not. Kabuki offers a selection of fusion rolls, ranging from the Chef-recommended Lotus Roll (decadent mouthfuls of baked lobster-over-California roll, drizzled in sweet & salty eel sauce) and the classic Spider Roll, a tantalizing pairing of crunchy soft-shell crab and avocado, topped with just a hint of smelt egg. Whether you’re a novice or an expert at sushi-sampling, you’d be hard-pressed to find a roll at Kabuki that you won’t enjoy.
As a frequent diner at Kabuki, you’ll find numerous perks as a Red Mask Club member, a free-membership frequent-diners program that rewards customers with dine-in points and reward certificates for birthdays and points-accumulated. With great sushi just minutes away, who needs to sit through L.A. traffic to dine in Little Tokyo? Kabuki has you covered.