Kabuki Japanese Restaurants

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Kabuki Japanese Restaurants Reviews

Updated December 4, 2014
Updated December 4, 2014
16 Reviews
3.1
16 Reviews
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  1.  

    Awesome restaurant and awesome employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Host
    Current Employee - Host

    I have been working at Kabuki Japanese Restaurants part-time

    Pros

    If you are in college or have other obligations they are very willing to work with your schedule. Free and discounted food. Good way to network with others.

    Cons

    High stress environment which leads to some tension between customers and employees. Tips are not so good for hosts, but pretty good for servers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to be an EEO employer! Diversity is key!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Working for a Korean Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Floor Manager
    Current Employee - Floor Manager

    I have been working at Kabuki Japanese Restaurants full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Growth in the company is there and if you are willing to put in the time they have opportunities for some.

    Cons

    For a company that is expanding they have not expanded to letting other people out side of their comfort zone in. The company is dominated by Korean workers a lot of which know each other. Experience and hard work is appreciated, but their comfort takes president when promotions take place. Being of that ethnic background (just a younger generation) its hard to see the company let in other people, not because they are discriminating but because they are uncomfortable of the unknown. Culturally they put their employees down whether it be their management or their bottom level staff making the moral of the workers very low and keeps them from retaining employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the branches work and only step in when there are REAL issues. Expand the thought that there are a lot of good people working for this company if they look outside of just what they are familiar with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Great restaurant, great food, great employees.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Host in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Host in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Kabuki Japanese Restaurants part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Free food, fast pace, meet new people, and great tips!

    Cons

    Sometimes you get rough customers, and just like all people, your co-workers can be tough on you due to the high-stress level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure there's great diversity on the team!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Mediocre at best.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Host and Cashier
    Former Employee - Host and Cashier

    I worked at Kabuki Japanese Restaurants part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Get to meet new people.

    Cons

    Lackluster training, at least when I was hired. Compensation is not up to par as it should be. Expect you to do more than what you're getting paid to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It's okay

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Kabuki Japanese Restaurants part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    It's a great place to work because of the people.

    Cons

    The management team is a bit unprofessional.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kabuki Japanese Restaurants part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great managers and friendly coworkers. Good hourly pay and flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Servers tip out over 50% of what we make that night, mostly to sushi staff. It is often frustrating when you work so hard and receive only half of what you earned that night. Corporate managers need to be more understanding of what servers are doing, and make more of a connection.

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    Hostess

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hostess
    Former Employee - Hostess

    I worked at Kabuki Japanese Restaurants part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    You get a free lunch

    Cons

    None of my three managers spoke English and it was difficult to understand them. The hours were okay and the schedule had plenty of flexibility except I was still in high school and by law, high school students cannot work any later than 10 but one manager made me stay until almost midnight on a school night

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Fun and fast paced working environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server in Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Hollywood, CA

    I worked at Kabuki Japanese Restaurants part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fun and interactive working environment, fast-paced, time goes by fast, earn good tips, provide free meals, meet new people, great coworkers, good management.

    Cons

    Need to be good at multi-tasking, it can sometimes be stressful when it gets really busy especially on the weekends and nights.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a higher hourly wage to its employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Terrible wait staff experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Waitress in Wakefield, RI
    Former Employee - Waitress in Wakefield, RI

    I worked at Kabuki Japanese Restaurants part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Got paid on time, friendly customers who tipped averagely well, but that's about it for pros.

    Cons

    Terrible management, yelled at staff, allowed customers to drink beyond tolerance, and bugs on floor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much to mention

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Performance vs Politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Kabuki Japanese Restaurants full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Kabuki offers a great platform for personal growth, as long as you're committed to constant learning and self-improvement.

    Cons

    Politics often takes precedence over performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on improving recruitment practices and prioritize talent retention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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