Kabuki is a popular Japanese and Peruvian restaurant in Medellín with two locations. The two restaurants have a fusion of Japanese and Peruvian food with ceviche, sushi and other seafood.
This is one of my favorite seafood restaurants in Medellín. I have eaten at this restaurant several times and the service and food has been very good. Kabuki has two restaurants in Medellín, which are both located in El Poblado.
The chefs at this restaurant reportedly include a chef from Osaka, Japan and a chef from Peru. So, the restaurant has some fusion of Japanese and Peruvian food.
In my experience, the dishes at this restaurant chain are well-prepared and well-presented. Also, there are some creative dishes on the menu.
Note the above photos are courtesy of Kabuki.
More About Kabuki
Kabuki reportedly first opened in Medellín in 2010. The restaurant offers Nikkei cuisine, which fuses the most exotic and representative flavors of Japan and Peru.
The essence of the food at this restaurant is based on seafood-based preparations enriched with characteristic ingredients of both countries.
The fusion of Japanese and Peruvian food started with the first Japanese who arrived in Peru. These Japanese immigrants used the food techniques of Japan with the ingredients from Peru.
So, in Peru you will find many restaurants with a fusion of Japanese and Peruvian food. And there are a few of these fusion restaurants located in Medellín.
The Food Menu
Kabuki has a menu with several ceviche, sushi, seafood and rice dishes on the menu.
There are 16 different sushi dishes on the menu priced from 29,500 to 85,200 pesos with smaller orders available for lower prices.
Also, there are five Peruvian rice dishes priced from 36,500 to 47,500 pesos, which are with seafood or beef and chicken. And there are nine different chef specials that are seafood, chicken or tenderloin beef dishes priced from 32,500 to 42,500 pesos.
Also, there are six different appetizers on the menu priced from 13,500 to 38,500 pesos and three of these appetizers are ceviche dishes. Furthermore, there are six other appetizers meant to share that are prices from 13,500 to 38,500 pesos.
In addition, there are four salads on the menu for 24,500 to 38,500 pesos. Finally, there are five desserts on the menu priced at 12,200 to 14,800 pesos.
The Drink Menu
Kabuki has a fairly small drink menu. There are eight different beers for 7,000 to 9,500 pesos. And there is sangria and a house wine available for 19,000 per glass or 78,000 pesos per bottle.
In addition, there are six different cocktails priced from 18,500 to 24,500 pesos. Also, there are five liquors on the menu with prices from 74,000 to 198,000 pesos per bottle or 8,000 to 19,000 pesos per shot.
On the menu are many non-alcoholic drinks including sodas, teas, waters and natural juices with prices from 4,500 to 10,500 pesos.
How to Get to Kabuki
Kabuki has two locations in Medellín listed below.
- El Poblado (Provenza) – Carrera 33 # 8A-37
- El Poblado – Mall Interplaza, Carrera 20 #10-228
The Provenza location of this restaurant is about a 20-minute walk from the Medellín metro Poblado metro station on Line A. And it’s also about a 7-minute walk from Parque Lleras.
In addition, you can take a taxi from the Poblado metro station to Kabuki in Provenza, which will be about a minimum fare of 5,500 pesos.
Phone: +57 4 311 6152
Hours: Monday to Thursday: Noon to 10:00 pm; Fridady and Saturday: Noon to 11:00 pm; Sunday: Noon to 5:00 pm.
Payment accepted: Credit and debit cards and cash.
The Best Seafood Restaurants in Medellín
So far on the Medellin Guru website we have looked at seven of the best seafood restaurants in Medellín and the Aburrá Valley:
- Donde Bupos – a popular seafood restaurant in El Poblado with excellent seafood.
- Rocoto – a popular Peruvian restaurant with very good ceviche and other seafood.
- Mistura – a popular chain of three Peruvian restaurants that are a fusion of Peruvian and Japanese food.
- El Barco – a hidden gem restaurant in Itagüí near Medellín with very good seafood.
- Kibuki – a chain of two Japanese – Peruvian restaurants with a fusion of Japanese and Peruvian food.
- Kuelap – a popular Peruvian restaurant in El Poblado good ceviche and other seafood.
- Lo Exquisito del Mar – a popular seafood restaurant in Medellín with good seafood.
Also, we included Kibuki in our list of the best seafood restaurants in Medellín.
The Bottom Line: Kabuki – a Popular Japanese and Peruvian Restaurant in Medellín
Kabuki has some very good sushi, ceviche and other Peruvian dishes. And it’s an interesting fusion of Japanese and Peruvian food with some good seafood dishes on the menu. So, it’s popular in my experience. On the weekends this restaurant chain of two restaurants can get busy so we recommend reservations.
This is the second restaurant in Medellín we have looked at that is a fusion of Peruvian and Japanese food. Medellín has some other good Peruvian restaurants and we plan to look at additional Peruvian restaurants in the city.
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Nice post and I agree that Kabuki has some very good seafood. I have been several times and had the ceviche and sushi and other seafood that were all very good and perfectly prepared.