Kobe Japanese Steak House - Lake Buena Vista

Kobe Japanese Steak House - Lake Buena Vista

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.kobesteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 4072391119x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner:

    Daily: 4:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Steak, Japanese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout
  • Entertainment: While the preparation method is traditional, each chef brings their own sense of humor and spontaneity to the table. All entrees are prepared at your table by Teppan Chefs in a display of flashing knives and exotic aromas. Every meal is a culinary and performance delight that you are sure to enjoy.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: I-4 and 192
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Kobe Japanese Steak House - Lake Buena Vista
Kobe Japanese Steakhouse specializes in Teppanyaki or Hibachi cooking. Guests will delight as a personal chef prepares succulent steak, chicken, and seafood dishes according to the ancient Hibachi style of food preparation.

For a quick and private meal, step into our traditional Japanese dining room. Here you'll find Japanese favorites including tempura and teriyaki selections along with other popular Asian dishes.
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Kobe Japanese Steak House - Lake Buena Vista reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (13)kid-friendly (11)special occasion (8)great for brunch (2)neighborhood gem (2)fit for foodies (1)great for lunch (1)late-night find (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Fun night
    NMD10
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Went to Kobe while on vacation and had a fun evening, good food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect
    scarles
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We were looking for an hibachi in orlando.Everything was perfect.large choice and big plates.Nothing else to say.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the best, but quite good
    TeriroseVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I have eaten sushi at many Japanese restaurants around the country. Kobe is not among the best, but it is quite good. For those who don't eat sushi, there are many good alternatives. Ambience is good, and it is fine for the whole family. There are several Kobe restaurants in and around Orlando. I have been to three, and this one is the best of them. Recommended.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    Trish
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Great food. Filet is amazing. Staff not educated on the wines (at least the servers we had) as they serve and not able to answer simple questions regarding such. Still a great fun experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun dining
    TonyP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    A good fun dining spot, with huge portions of good tasty food and a good interactive cooking and eating experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average food quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Food quality is marginally below average. Should serve steak before fried rice and noodle. The portion for fried rice and noodle is too big. Waste of food.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good food, good hibachi, good sushi
    VinceVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    I enjoy this place pretty often since its close to my work. Their happy hour prices cant be beat!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best hibachi places!
    VinceVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    I frequently visit Kobe because the food is great, affordable. and the chefs always make it fun!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Chef had Zero personality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    the chef had no personalty what so ever! food was good as always. But there was no show. he was quite and weird
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outside of Disney
    notdisneyfood
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    If you are tired of Disney restaurants or pizza and want inexpensive food, then this is an option.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 21 reviews are from the Kobe Japanese Steak House - Lake Buena Vista reviews archive.
  • Kobe Japanese steakhouse
    Luv2vacation
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    We had a very nice dinner while on vacation. The food and atmosphere was great. The service was excellent too. My two daughters and I had a delicious dinner and enjoyed the preparation of our food at our table.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not happy
    Brujita
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We were celebrating my daughter 16 bday and the service was awful. We were a party of 20 and I made the reservation 5 days in advance to get a good table. We were sat late at 2 separate tables, we had 2 different servers and cooks. The service was awful, we were being served at different times. We didn't even get our salads at the same time. By time one table finished their soup and salad the other one received their's. It was a complete mess. I was not happy at all.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An enjoyable dinner
    TeriroseVIP
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    My wife and I have been to many Japanese restaurants. I like sashimi and sushi, she likes the grilled dishes. Neither of us wants to sit through the touristy cooking show. We were both very pleased with the food at Kobe, and we were able to sit at a quiet corner table in the sushi bar. The prices were comparable to other similar restaurants. After being disappointed at several places around the area, I was happy to receive good sized cuts of sashimi. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very great value
    Family
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    This as our second visit, and didn't disappoint again. We had 3 kids and they loved it also. New we're very surprised to see kids ate free that day also.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a great time
    TayDines
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Kobe's has a wonderful atmosphere for groups and date nights. The excitement of Hibachi matched with the outstanding food and service always makes for an awesome evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Smoky
    Kendall
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We did not enjoy eating at this restaurant because the air quality was so poor. The children had a hard time breathing and we could not wait to leave. They need to have better ventilation for all the cooking grills in the room.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bland food
    LAvisitorVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    My family did not enjoy it. Very similar to Benihana but too much oil and soy sauce. Very bland and generic Tepanyaki. We were made to wait 30 minutes in an area with no place to sit. The service was very slow.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kobe Outstanding!
    LouP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    This is the second or third year in a row that we dined at Kobe on my wife's birthday. Excellent food and great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun while visiting Orlando!
    familyoffourVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The food was delicious and our chef was energetic, witty and very good. Our teens had a blast and it was the perfect celebratory dinner to go along with a special weekend filled with theme park fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wait up!
    CavallinoRampante
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    A pleasant restaurant that serves good sushi, sashimi, and terriyaki dishes among a broad range of Asian choices. The food quality was very good and the service was prompt. We booked a table for 7:30 and arrived on time. There were only two other tables occupied out of 20+ during the whole evening, but we were asked to wait 10 minutes in an area with a few uncomfortable seats. The reception desk was fully staffed, the tables were all laid. I asked why and was told that "it was policy". When 10 minutes had elapsed, the lady on reception showed us to our table. Why spoil an otherwise good experience with this ridiculous practice?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too many kids
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    Service outstanding, sushi not bad. But the place's location near Disney means people will bring children -- noisy, ill-mannered children. You've been warned.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad really bad service
    ErikaF
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    We (6 people) made a reservation at 10:30 pm just after leaving magic kingdom. We arrived on time and they didn't want to seat us on the Non-habachi section because they said that section was already closed. So we were forces to dinner at the habachi shared table. 2 people from our party wanted to have sushi and the waiter answered that the sushi bar was already closed!!! We complaint and they opened it. The service was really slow and sometimes completely gone.
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  • Christmas Eve
    SallyVIP
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    We choose Kobe's on Christmas Eve because of it's reputation for quality Hibachi food. We were unable to dine at home and the festive atmosphere or sharing dinner with other people really appealed to us. We would certainly return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just as good as Benihana!!
    AmyFVIP
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    This is a very good Japanese steakhouse. We had a great waitress too. Nothing to complain about. Great experience! I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kid birthday
    AmyS
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    This Kobe was exactly the same as our local Kobe,so that was great for the fact that they let you feed the fish in lobby,so that was great entertainment for the 3 year old too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great restaurant
    ProfessionalEaters
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    I have been to Kobe several times and every time is great! Food is the best of any hibachi type restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality Hibatchi fair prices
    luvtotravel51
    Dined on 11/4/2013
    For a restaurant in the Orlando resort area to be at prices similar to those outside this area is rare. The quality of the meats and lobsters being prepared is quite good. Dinner was prepared in the traditional entertaining way with flying knives, shrimp tails and volcanos...Highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kobe Japanese Steak House
    feelingroovy
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    We love this restaurant. The ambiance is typical for a Japanese restaurant. The food is excellent. We enjoyed the Filet and shrimp. The filet was cooked to perfection, it was like butter. The shrimp was delicious. My daughter ordered the Chicken, and loved it. It is one of the few Japanese restaurants that also serves noodles with their meal. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They are right there for anything you need, We will definitely return to Kobe Japanese Steak House.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner......
    WyoBull
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Always a great place for a group to get together to celebrate a birthday. We arrived early and once all guest were present we were seated. Chef was excellent in presentation as well as quality.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok Tepenyaki. I've definitely
    jgb1128
    Dined on 9/9/2013
    Just ok Tepenyaki. I've definitely had better. I don't get all the starch they throw at you....why serve potatoes with rice and noodles? I'd rather have a shrimp appetizer which most of these Japanese Steakhouses give you as part of the meal. Also no dessert with the package either. The cook was good though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun!
    Koolrcky
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    Had a great experience! Went on a romantic date with my girlfriend and shared a table with another couple and a family and everyone was able to share a great experience together without it being awkward. Also, the food was delicious and there plenty left to take home afterwards.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.