When you walk into Kabuki restaurant in Town Square, you're immediately greeted at the hostess stand.
A wall of glass shelves lined with sake gives you a sneak peek into the bar area where there are comfortable couches and a vibrant bar scene.
After being seated, try some signature cocktails, like the floral lychee martini or a "saketini" like the creamy peach, a very smooth, fruity beverage.
Relax and munch on appetizers including an endive boat, fresh endive leaves filled with chopped albacore, tomato salsa and chopped avocado topped with a tangy sauce. The endive boat is a great and healthy way to start the meal.
If you're looking for something a little more substantial, try the calamari-stuffed eggplant. A thick slice of Japanese eggplant is hollowed and filled with thin strips of fried calamari tossed in a sweet miso sauce. Served with mixed greens, this appetizer is sure to be a comforting crowd-pleaser.
Ginger shrimp with crispy rice is another great way to go ? fresh jumbo shrimp sautéed with ginger are served on small round pancakes of crispy rice.
Kabuki also serves a variety of sushi rolls. Try the lotus on fire roll, a decadent California roll topped with lobster and eel sauce. Other popular rolls include the spicy tuna, topped with crunchy lotus root and the spider roll, served with soft shell crab, avocado, and a smelt egg outside. The spider roll exemplifies just the right amount of crunchy to creamy ratio.
The paradise roll is a treat for sushi lovers, and includes an exotic blend of mango, wasabi, tobiko (roe of flying fish) and smoked salmon with cream cheese. This roll is great for sharing, or for one person with a healthy appetite.
For dessert, a must try is the ice with sweet milk. Shaved ice is topped with fresh berries, your choice of ice cream including vanilla or green tea, and doused in sweet milk for a cold, creamy and light way to end your meal.
The restaurant features wine, beer and sake options, available by the glass, carafe, bottle or as a sampler. Having trouble deciding on what to drink? Let the on-site sake sommelier help you choose.
Kabuki restaurant seats 171 and their outdoor patio area seats 32.
-- Review by Nikki Neu