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Kabuki Japanese Restaurant Restaurant Review: Kabuki is a chain of Japanese restaurants with a menu of classic dishes, a range of saké cocktails, a well-chosen wine list, fresh and creative sushi and a lively, modern vibe. This location at Huntington Beach’s Bella Terra Mall is situated right across from the movie theater, making it a good place for a pre- or post-film snack or meal. Corporate chef Masa Kurihara oversees the menu of hot and cold appetizers, salads, noodles, bento boxes, sushi and sashimi, signature entrées, massive family-style multi-entrée "boats," seasonal specials, a wealth of vegetarian items and desserts. We enjoy starting with spicy and salty garlic edamame and a cold Japanese brew. Or try the crisp yet tender fried calamari with a tangy garlic ponzu sauce. We also suggest the sea bass, with its seared and smoky exterior, succulent meat and pungent saké-soy sauce. Kids' meals have grown-up tastes, as in the slightly spicy bone-in barbecued beef ribs with white rice and green salad. Both kids and adults enjoy the apple tart roll, banana tempura and the dark chocolate hazelnut torte for dessert. Don't want to drive to Huntington Beach? There's a second location in the Irvine Spectrum.