Kobe Japanese Steak - International Drive
Kobe Japanese Steak - International Drive

Kobe Japanese Steak - International Drive

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kobesteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 4072032803
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Hibachi, Japanese, Asian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering services are available. Please contact 407-389-1081.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private banquet rooms are separate from the restaurant, giving you and your guests the privacy you want. Full-service, sit-down teppanyaki dinner where a chef cooks at each table, or buffet style options are available. Presentation equipment is available for business meetings and other special occasions such as a wedding rehearsals.
  • Private Party Contact: Truong Le 4072032803
  • 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: W Sand Lake Road
  • Public Transit: International Drive offers stops in front of International Drive Kobe.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Limited parking is available in front of restaurant. Majority of parking is located towards the back of restaurant. Valet is available on Friday and Saturday.
A word from Kobe Japanese Steak - International Drive
Experience the best Japanese dining experience Orlando has to offer at Kobe Japanese Steakhouse! Specializing in teppanyaki dining, our chefs will dazzle you and your guest as he skillfully entertains and cooks your dinner right in front of your eyes. Along with teppanyaki dining, Kobe also offers a sushi bar and traditional dining that serves a wide array of Asian favorites. This is the perfect place for all celebratory occasion such as birthdays or anniversaries. For very special occasions or Corporate events, Kobe has large banquet rooms that can seat up to 100 guests and offers Banquet Services to help you with all you event dining needs. Family owned and operated over 25 years and awarded the ‘Best Japanese Restaurant’ over 10 years, Kobe truly is an Orlando gem you must visit.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Kobe Japanese Steak - International Drive reviews from OpenTable diners
28 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
73% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (20)kid-friendly (14)special occasion (12)fit for foodies (6)romantic (5)neighborhood gem (3)hot spot (3)great for lunch (2)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Great time.
    Prico22
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Best grill place ate at so far. Check in process and have garlic noodles.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special prefix menu
    RubyDew
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Enjoyable evening with good food and good service. Somehow when you get a prefix option, the portions are smaller...not so here. Everything was prepared to our specifications and was not rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a meal
    cruzluversVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Our first visit to Kobe for Magical Dining Month and were we happy we had chosen to dine here. Seated at a large friendly table of nine diners, we enjoyed the "performance" of our hibachi chef, Chris. Between making jokes and performing tricks, he prepared an excellent hibachi meal for all of us. We all ordered different entrée items (seafood, filet mignon-medium rare, chicken, etc) and each person got their entrée just the way they wanted it. The food was so plentiful that we all ended up taking boxes home to enjoy another day. It was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kobe I drive
    Hawaiian
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This was the best service at a Kobe ever. We had a 5:00 pm reservation and our buzzer rang at exactly 5:00 pm. Norberto was very nice and super efficient. He was also very knowledgable with the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Hour after 9pm!
    KJN927
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Loved our visit we signed up for Kobe rewards before we went and did the after 9pm happy hour that includes sushi rolls drinks a few apatizers and we did the 2 for 35$ habatchi
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pamela
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Used the same sauce on all cooked foods. All food began tasting the same. Used the same sauce on steak, lobster, chicken, noodles, rice and vegetables. Their freezer was down for the magical dining dessert so the only dessert was a cupcake which was less than average. Service was good. Disappointed and will not return to this chain.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointed
    luvdm
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We reserved a table via open table. When we arrived we were told to wait. Others came in after us and we're seated promptly. After about 15 mins we were called to be seared at a table with a group. We were there for sushi and not hibachi. I told the hostess and she just said..."oh, I guess I should have asked that" once seated our waitress seemed stoned. She asked if we wanted forks, we said no, and we realized once our food arrived we had no napkins. We asked for some and she seemed confused...brought me cocktail napkins. All the other tables had clothe so I laid tiny paper napkins over my lap to protect my dress and wipe my hands. The only saving grace was my sushi roll was good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SueR
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had an awesome time & experience. Our hibachi chef was very entertaining, engaging, funny & great with the kids. Will definitely come back! !!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Personal Favorite
    stingnc
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This is our favorite Japanese Steak house. We visit Kobe either on International Drive or across from Celebration EVERY TIME we are in Orlando!!!! Great place. The food is always perfect and great, great service. We love coming here!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Splendiferous!
    AnnjelFS
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I went with a group of 9 and having experienced this type of grill, the overall experience was amazing. The children were enthralled and the adults were amused. The service was prompt and attentive. The food - to die for! Definitely a must do on our return to Orlando.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place and experience
    juanafVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We had great food, excellent service, the place is beautiful and the chef was a lot of fun. We loved it =)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Surprise!Great Experience!!
    clvesq
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Went to Kobe with my family of 7 to meet a friend for dinner. Never have been here before and given its location, was worried it could be a tourist trap ... but to our surprise, the food was great and plentiful -most could not finish their dinners and had lunch the next day (this included 4 teenage boys). The services was great and our server Shirley was extremely fun even though she was not Norwegian (inside joke here). Will definitely go back when I am in the Orlando area.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    This experience was a lot of fun. Chefs make it entertaining. Food was delicious, fast service, great meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kobe Japanese Steak - Interna Drive
    unhappy01
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This restaurant was awful.. we made a reservation with you, and when we got there the two woman at the desk ignored us, laughing and giggling at something on the computer.the restaurant was basically empty and yet they made us wait an additional 20 minutes to be seated. we seemed like a bother to them. we also told you that we were celebrating a birthday and that went totally ignored as well. Will not go back and will definitely warn others about this location.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 34 reviews are from the Kobe Japanese Steak - International Drive reviews archive.
  • Wonderful food and experience!
    clutexas
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    We hold our annual company team dinner at Kobe Steaks while attending a conference in Orlando each year, and were not disappointed. Food was fantastic and our chef was quite entertaining. We had guests who had not experienced a hibachi grill before and they were very impressed. The only drawback I can think of was the amount of food - no one leaves hungry! Thanks again - we'll be back next year for sure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasingly pleasant
    PositivelyFabulous
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Noodles seeved and rice puts Kobe ahead of Benihana in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unforgettable dinner
    Noodleyummoments
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We were celebrating late Mother's day, Mom's bday and a recent high school graduate - they all were acknowledged by the Chef Hikaro?? (I apologize if it is not his name) - anyway, he made the dinner and show a memorable one for my three kids - he engaged them in the food process, encourage them to use chopsticks, invite them to try new food and that for me was outstanding. I thank the chef for being gracious, patience and inclusive - Love it all and my family was appreciative and kept on using the nicknames used by the chef. Many thanks, Bertha
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    Rosy
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Sitting at the hibachi grill was not only great food, but also great entertainment. The food is reasonably priced and you get plenty to eat. I chose the Kobe Special which was $30. It came with a crab cake appetizer, steak, chicken, and shrimp on the main course, and a cupcake for desert.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the salmon
    julzrulz
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We enjoyed the show - great for entertaining company.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    MrsHats
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    I come from the U.K and have eaten at Kobe's many times, with many different people and always had a wonderful experience. The food and service are amazing.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food Disappointment!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    I am a new fan of Kobe! I tried all of them in my area. This one was probably the worst quality food of them all. The heat must have been on way to high. cuz my son had all black burnt things in his rice. Shrimp taste burn n distasteful! Not a very good experience for someone who is a faithful customer.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Hibachi
    VacationersinOrlando
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We ate dinner at Kobe while on vacation in Orlando. The food was great but the service was even better. Great experiance, a highlight I our trip.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Restaurant.
    GoodFood
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We had a great time in this restaurant. It was full when we got there, of course it was Friday night, but we did not have to wait long to get our table and go in. We chose hibachi which is the chef cooking for a group right there on the table. The show was cool and he was funny, also very knowledgeable. In overall we will come again soon, we had a great date and experience there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • expected more, got less
    TalnVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Found the food lacking its usual flavor; far more butter used than usual and far less seasonings; the sauces were lacking which is not common for kobe. disappointed.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food.
    Wp123
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    This is a big Kobe. The chefs are very animated and do a great job. It is fun to watch them cook. Food was prepared very well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food and Service
    MiamiJoe55
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    This was first trip to this Kobe's as we have been to others and it didn't disappoint. The food was good the chef entertaining and the servers were on point.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I booked this for my daughter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I booked this for my daughter and her boyfriend who were out for a meal together.. It really wasn't the dining experience they were looking for as they were put together with a large family group. They enjoyed the food but not the random company!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The long wait
    Customer
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    We were seated promptly on our reservation time. Then it began 1. Had to ask 3 different people for a high chair 2. 3 of us ordered one of their speciality drinks. They were all different even though we ordered the same drink and the waitress verified that we ordered and received the dragon berry. 3. Cook prepared 1 persons food at a time. By the time the last person got their food we were ready to leave. Everybody else was finished eating. Food quality was good and the food was prepared good. Every other Kobe style restaurant cooks seafood together, chicken together and beef together. The cook too forever!!!!!!! We will not return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food
    angie
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    The food was great, even though I could not eat it all. I had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good so as nice ambience;
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Food was good so as nice ambience; service could improve somewhat ( arrived a little earlier than reserved time, but were asked to wait 15 minutes while visibly plenty of empty seats available in the dining area).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love it
    Maryandbill
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    First time at a Kobe. Have been to Japanese-type grill venues before many, many times. Was delighted we had such a wonderful time! Great service, food's yummy, chef did a great job. Server-assistant so courteous, and anticipated our wants.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I thought the food was a bit dry and lacked a creative taste. We could have gone anywhere for that.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • after the wait
    roccy564
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    After the wait it wasnt a bad experience. Food was good about what i expected . The cook was very entertaining and kept conversation going among the 3 different groups at the table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The ambiance was very nice
    Karen
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The ambiance was very nice and the food exceptional. We had a great time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good venue -good value
    JAKII
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    We had a small group traveling to Orlando for a trade show. Great place to build camaraderie among a group and have fun. The sharing of food and stories make the dining experience memorable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Place for the Family
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    Had a really good meal. Head Chef prepared our Hibachi with great sense of humor and really good food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Took a family of 10. Great
    bobanley
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    Took a family of 10. Great service and great food. Had 4 kids who loved the show.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal with great entertainment
    hayeswildrick
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    We took our three teenage kids to Kobe over Christmas break, and were seated right away at one of their abundant cooking tables. Our chef, Eliot, described himself as Orlando's only Puerto Rican Japanese chef! His easy going sense of humor and corny jokes connected with our teens and they listed this dinner as a highlight of our vacation. The food is plentiful and delicious. Nothing too creative, but that's not what you expect at a Hibachi restaurant. It's the interactive show with your chef while he cooks your dinner that makes or breaks the meal. We will definitely go again next time we are in Orlando.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    We dined at Kobe after also trying tepenyaki at Disneyworld - the chef at Kobe was fantastic, the food excellent (and we have high standards). The chef was attentive to all of our needs, including being sure we had sake or any refills we needed. Great place, we were pleasantly suprised
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience. Chef was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Great experience. Chef was fantastic and made the evening fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate