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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Brea Marketplace
975 East Birch St. #K
Brea, CA 92821


The Southern California-based Japanese restaurant brings its innovative, high-quality cuisine, cocktails, and design concept to the Brea Marketplace

On Saturday, September 4, Kabuki Japanese Restaurant announces the opening of its first north Orange County location at the Brea Marketplace in Brea, CA. A nineteen-year restaurant industry veteran, Kabuki will offer a variety of traditional and inventive Japanese cuisine, artfully-created cocktails, and a contemporary, casual atmosphere for guests shopping at the center on East Birch Street.

With thirteen established locations throughout Southern California, Arizona, and Nevada, Kabuki’s full-service, casual dining concept has found great success in urban lifestyle centers throughout the Southwest. “We are thrilled to take our fourteenth location to the residents of Brea and Orange County,” says Kabuki CEO David Lee. “Our affordable and approachable Japanese menu is perfectly suited for these diners, who are looking for premium sushi and sashimi, interesting interpretations of classic Japanese dishes, and everything in between.” Kabuki will join other retailers and restaurants at the Brea Marketplace including Target, BevMo, Sprouts Farmers Market, and TGI Friday’s.

Each Kabuki outpost has its own distinct ambiance and décor, reflecting the diverse communities of which they are an integral part. The new Brea location will feature a contemporary design that draws on Japanese culture, with murals, a back-lit bar, an outdoor patio, and polished wood and granite sushi bars for both sushi novices and connoisseurs to enjoy the skills of Kabuki’s seasoned sushi chefs.

Diners will find a consistently exciting menu at Kabuki’s Brea location, as Corporate Executive Chef Masa Kurihara showcases traditional Japanese culinary traditions—comprising about 60% of the menu—along with innovative interpretations and over 150 menu items offered every day. Kabuki’s menu features signature sushi and sashimi selections such as the Pyramid Roll, made with Tuna, Avocado, Krab, and Arare, with Yuzu Tartare Sauce, served in the shape of a triangle ($9.95), and Kabuki's most popular premium roll, the Lotus on Fire Roll with Spicy Tuna, Lotus Root, and fresh sliced Jalapeño on top of a California Roll ($9.95). Signature dishes from the newly refreshed menu include Grilled Calamari marinated in fresh Lemon Juice and served with Ginger Garlic Sauce ($7.95); a Spicy Tuna Trio with Spicy Albacore, Poké Tuna, and Spicy Tuna ($10.95); and the Mediterranean Sea Bass with Kabuki Tomato Salsa, Corn, Asparagus, and Japanese Mint ($14.95).

In addition to providing an extensive selection of sake, beer and wine, Kabuki’s Brea location will also offer diners a full bar with exotic specialty cocktails, many of which are prepared with sake and soju. Master Sake Sommelier Yuji Matsumoto—currently the only certified Master Sake Sommelier in North America—has taken the restaurants’ beverage program to new heights with inventive cocktails such as Sake Sangria by the glass or carafe ($5.95/$19.95); the Buddha’s Tea—an exotic blend of Soju, fresh Mint Leaves, and Sparkling Tea Zazz in Plum Orange, Paw Paw Mango, and Yuzu Ginger flavors ($6.95); and the namesake Matsu-Mojito in Plum Orange and Mint Nigori ($8.50). Diners can enjoy a daily Happy Hour from Monday through Friday between 3-6 p.m. with premium sushi starting at $2.95 per roll and appetizers starting at $3.95, including Sesame Chicken and Mozzarella Tempura. Sake and Kirin Ichiban draft beer are also available for $1.95. Guests also receive a complimentary order of edamame with purchase of sushi.

Kabuki also provides a family-friendly environment for families, including an award-winning kids’ menu with items unique to the traditional offerings in standard restaurant chains, such as kid-friendly sushi. Introduced in April 2010, the Kabuki Kids Club Card allows young guests to enjoy six kids’ meals at any Kabuki location and receive a complimentary seventh meal. Other dining incentives include the Red Mask Club, designed to reward Kabuki’s most loyal customers by giving one point for every dollar spent at the restaurant. Diners can sign up for the Red Mask Club at any of Kabuki’s 14 locations or via the restaurant’s website.

Currently, Kabuki has 14 locations in Southern California, Arizona, and Nevada:


§ Brea: Brea Marketplace, 975 East Birch St. #K (714.255.0090)

§ Burbank: 201 N. San Fernando Blvd. (818.843.7999)

§ Cerritos: 11431 South St., (562.467.8003)

§ Hollywood: 1545 N. Vine St., (323.464.6003)

§ Howard Hughes Center, West L.A.: 6081 Center Dr. (310.641.5524)

§ Huntington Beach: 7801 Edinger Ave. (714.898.9239)

§ Old Town Pasadena: 88 W. Colorado Blvd., Suite 103, (626.568.9310)

§ Pasadena: 3539 E. Foothill Blvd. (626.351.8963)

§ Rancho Cucamonga: 12595 N. Main St. (909.646.8555)

§ Woodland Hills: 20940 Ventura Blvd. (818.704.8700)

§ Valencia: 24045 Newhall Ranch Rd, Bridgeport Marketplace (661.799.8655)


§ Tempe: 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Suite J-1051, (480.350.9160)

§ Glendale: 6770 N. Sunrise Blvd., Suite G-211 (623.772.9832)


§ Las Vegas: Town Square, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South (702.896.7440)


Kabuki Japanese Restaurant is a full-service, casual Japanese restaurant chain with 14 locations in Southern California, Arizona, and Las Vegas. The restaurant showcases traditional and innovative Japanese cuisine, inventive cocktails, and contemporary interior designs. The menu is executed by a team of highly skilled sushi chefs who have each been individually trained by Executive Chef Masa Kurihara. Kabuki also boasts an impressive beverage program featuring classic cocktails, wine, and beer, as well as creative sake libations created by Master Sake Sommelier Yuji Matsumoto, currently the only certified Master Sake Sommelier in North America. Kabuki offers a lively dining environment for sushi novices, connoisseurs, families, and friends alike.

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