446 Tyvola Rd, Charlotte, NC | Directions 2821735.162006 -80.886269
Neighborhoods: Montclaire South
Watered down drinks. – The food was per expectations for this kind of retaurant. The drinks were lousy. It was quite obvious that they were shorting the alcohol on everything. When I complained, the MANAGER said I was mistaken. We ordered Kamakazis that we all (6) agreed HAD NO VODKA. The manager made no attempt to remedy the situation at all. She maintained that I just couldn't taste it because of the other parts of the drink.
One of our party had a Tequilla Sunrise. Same problem. We are not hard core drinkers, we had not been drinking before we arrived.
THE DRINKS ARE WATERED DOWN. THEY WILL CHARGE YOU FOR THE FULL ALCOHOL AND THEN NOT GIVE IT TO YOU.
Save yourself the trouble and visit one of the other Japanese steakhouses. They will probably make an honest drink.
Stay away at all costs...even if you have to go hungry! – The onion soup was bland with next to no taste. The eating space at the grill (for those sitting in front of the chef) was barely a plate deep and your legs got very warm from the heat from the grill. There was absolutely no display of tossing the spatula/fork around. The chef just dumped the food on the grill (and a good bit of oil) and cooked it. No playing around with the food at all. The portion sizes were very small. I ordered jumbo shrimp and these shrimp were the size of normal shrimp at every other place I have been to. In addition, the chef burnt the shrimp! I wondered why a few of the people ordered extra sides of fried rice, and after seeing how small mine was, I understood. It barely covered the spatula and was barely an inch thick at it's thickest point. The vegetables were soaked in oil and either over or under cooked. I would never recommend this place to anyone. The whole experience was rushed. From the moment we sat down to when we were handed our checks was around 30 minutes or so. Normally I would have complained to the manager about being hurried, but after that dining experience I was more than happy to leave. I am often in charge of selecting dining places for my company to have working lunches or after work dinners...I will never pick this place! I would rate it 0 out of 5 stars if possible. There are many other places in the Charlotte area that are much better. Oh, although the place is advertised as a Sushi Bar, they only serve Sushi there on Thursday and Friday. I would avoid this place if you can. Go to McDonald's or go hungry before you eat here.
You'll find better – The staff was friendly when we arrived. The chef was inexperienced and sloppy. We went at lunch time and our party of seven all agreed that we felt rushed. The chef raced through the preparation of the food and kept dropping food as he served it. The chef also didn't portion well, so when he was serving things such as fried rice or vegetables, by the time he got to the last person at the table, they got much less than the rest. He was consistently bad at this. Try Nakato on Highway 51 for better hibachi.
Good Food but pricey – I went there for lunch and the only difference from dinner is the lack of a salad. lunch is $10 dinner is $20. Expensive salad
Kabuto Yum! – I have visited here each time I am in the area, and am never disappointed. Great sushi and service. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.
Very entertaining – Kabuto serves delicious, fresh food with a wonderful atmosphere of fun for adults and kids alike.
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