The place: Kabuki Korean Restaurant and Sushi Bar, 848 S. Main St. (Ohio 48), Centerville
Restaurant Week menu:
Option 1 (feeds two people for $25.14):
2 House salads
2 dinners (choice of Dol Sot Bibimbop, Spicy Pork, or Orange Chicken.)
Option 2 (feeds two for $30.14)
2 House salads
3 Specialty Sushi Rolls
What we thought: My dining companion and I opted for the $30.14 sushi special — and remember, that’s not $30 apiece, it’s $30 to feed BOTH of us. Diners have a choice between the Miso soup or the spicy vegetable soup, both well-made. The steamed, salted Edamame pods were addictive. And the sushi rolls at Kabuki are larger than at many Asian restaurants — we took home leftovers. Although a couple of rolls — including the lobster roll and a Buckeye roll — are not available as part of the Restaurant Week special menu, there were still well over a dozen choices, some spicy, some not.
Each of our three choices, all spicy, were well-executed. The Tuna Mania Roll consists of minced spicy tuna and avocado rolled and topped with tuna tataki, scallions, and a citrus-based ponzu sauce that gave the roll an unexpected, refreshingly tart kick. The Mafia Roll utilizes salmon and yellow tail topped with tuna, avocado and three sauces that pack a pleasant kick. The Centerville Roll was a departure from the first two, since it is fried and served hot, filled with cooked salmon, shrimp tempura, avocado and cream cheese, served atop a salad and anointed with thin ribbons of four different sauces.
If ordered separately from the dinner menu, this three-sushi-roll meal, with the salads, soups and edamame, would have cost nearly $50, making Kabuki’s $30.14 Restaurant Week option a genuine bargain.
This restaurant in south Centerville serves sake, a nice array of Asian beers (12-ounce and 22-ounce) and wines by the glass.
The info: (937) 435-9500 or EatatKabuki.com