After reading a few questionable reviews we went anyways, desiring dinner with some entertainment. We could not have been more pleased. The filet and scallops melted in your mouth. The food was amazing and memorable. In addition, several staff members stopped and asked if we needed anything and how everything was. We would definitely eat there again and recommend the place. Awesome!
Kabuto has the best Japanese food I've ever had, period. The sauces are amazing. I really like their shrimp tempora with a special sauce. The best part is the ginger sauce, which I pour over everything. I always get the filet with shrimp and fried rice. There's so much food they have to roll me out of there. My only warning is don't go there on New Year's Eve. Everything on the menu will not be available, as they try to hussle you in and out as fast as possible to get more seatings. Other than that day, it's a great place to go.
Our experience definitely earned 5 stars. The Chef was clearly experienced and knew what he was doing. All of our food was cooked perfectly. Out of all the times I've been to Japanese steakhouses this was my first time. You would think growing up in Richmond I would have gone there before I moved. I'll definitely be back.
The happy hour is the best! The service is always very friendly, but know that it can get slow when it's crowded (there are usually only two people making the sushi orders behind the sushi bar). My favorite rolls there are the volcano roll and the power roll! And if you sit right at the sushi bar sometimes the chef will throw in some freebies ;) This is definitely one of the better - if not one of the best - places to get sushi in Richmond!
The happy hour sushi and drinks are great for the buck! Both the bartenders and sushi chefs are a delight to chat with while enjoying one's meal at either bar. I especially recommend the ramen on Sundays.
Best Japanese food ever!. Well I have been going to Kabuto for over 15 years and it is the only Japanese resturaunt I will eat at. The prices are a little high but if you go for lunch it's not nearly as bad. Nice atmosphere and watching them cook is half the fun!
The absolute worst. I have had great japanese food but this by far is the absolute worst. If I could give a negative I would. Extremely too expensive for the small portion. The sauce is too soupy. You have to pay extra for the tiny portion of fried rice. The food isn't seasoned well and you need to add salt. I could go on and on. The absolute worst!!!
WAY too Over Priced!. The restaurant was very nice - 14.00 for a kids meal - and 25.00 for an adult and you get the SAME portion .... Also you have to pay EXYRA for fried rice???? I guess are really costly - whatever. Chicken was fatty - white sauce runny - at least I was able to eat the food but we will NEVER go there again with the overrated prices
Kabuto is the best at what it does for 20 years. Why in the world anyone would go to a steakhouse for seafood has always escaped me. Much like going to Red Lobster for a ribeye. I have been going to Kabuto for lunch and dinner regularly for over 25 years and would NEVER consider getting a meal that was not one of their signature meals. What they do, they do perfectly. I miss the old interior, but building fires are unforgiving that way.