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Kobe Bay

3.3
35 Reviews
$30 and under
Fusion / Eclectic
Situated right across from Toledo’s beautiful downtown skyline on the banks of The Maumee River, Kobe Bay serves seafood boils and varieties of fusion entrees with 3 full liquor bars and live entertainment. An ideal venue to enjoy a wide selection of cuisines from our Signature Bay Crab Boils to cast iron skillet protein dishes along with inspiring appetizers and drinks. Come dine in a relaxing, fun-filled atmosphere with an amazing waterfront view. Kobe Bay, where family's meet, friends gather and memories are made!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 35 people are saying
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DavidC
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful. Poor excuse for Asian food. Bland, small portions, and wayyyy overpriced. Won't go back......so totally not worth it.

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Ijogi
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place for the perfect date night. The ambiance is beautiful we sat at a table with a wonderful view of the river and the downtown Toledo skyline. The food was amazing from appetizer to dessert. I recommend the cast iron hibachi chicken, spicy salmon roll, and raspberry cheesecake. The salmon roll was absolutely delicious and the cheesecake was so light and creamy. To top it off our server was awesome. He made sure we had a perfect evening. I can’t wait to come back again and I am really looking forward to enjoying dinner and drinks on that beautiful patio on a nice summer night. This restaurant is definitely a local gem.

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Michiganfan
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the sushi and the Main Street boil. There was plenty of shrimp and huge mussels in the boil. We also had the pot stickers. Tipped off with a nice view on the river.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place - one of our go-to date night destinations.

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BillfromWC
Cincinnati
30 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

The bagged seafood was expensive and over cooked.

JD
JohnD
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice job! Enjoyed the food. Service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

I Only got one straw for both drinks. Only had one set of silverware till we had to ask for another one. Waitress said she was leaving then rushed us on the check. Then after she left nobody came to ask if we needed boxes or anything. But we asked and then received some. On the bright side of things my food was good and the view outside is beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

If you want an experience GO to Kobe Bay! We made a reservation for 7:45pm The wait was extremely long, wait staff unorganized. We ordered an appetizer, drinks and our meal. We got drinks, appetizer and 1 of 2 meals. The first order was cold on arrival AND we did not get silverware to eat. Went to ask for silverware and they said it’s over there. Then it wasn’t where they said it would be. The second order of food did not come out until 45 minutes later. We were cashing out at 9:20. We could have gone to the grocery store and made our own food in that time. We were offered 10% off of our bill. But everyone in our area made the experience pleasant with jokes. A table had silverware but no food and offered to trade silverware for food. This place is completely mismanaged. The egg rolls were good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place in the area to go eat seafood ! Amazing crab boil, great portions and amazing atmosphere. Gets pretty packed most days and it is understandable because the food was spectacular. Definitely worth a visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Toledo
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The garlic seasoned combo with shrimp, corn, potatoes and crab, lobster was delicious. It was a total mess but that made it all the more fun. The atmosphere and live music were great! Would love to come back another time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I came here for a romantic weekend dinner night. We ordered the boil seafood, Bang Bang shrimp, and the Pork BBQ. The dishes are great. Highly recommend! The restaurant is next to the river so the view is great! One thing to suggest for improvement is getting more servers so can cut the waiting time for table serving. Will come back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
Toledo
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I drove one hour from Michigan to Kobe Bay for dinner because lots of my friends strongly recommended it to us. We were very happy that we listened! The food is so good that we ended up eating a lot. We also love the location where it's river front and has a quiet and relaxing river side walk. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Toledo
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best view in Toledo downtown! Our bay crab boil was absolutely amazing, beautiful atmosphere and our server, Miles, was attentive! He always made sure we had exactly what we needed despite them being super busy. Definitely recommend this location!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We got seated shortly after we arrived for our reservation. After 25 min someone brought us water and after 30 min without a waitress to greet us, we left. Will not be back. Poorly staffed

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OpenTable Diner
Toledo
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here to have a family dinner and to enjoy the July 4th fireworks. Kobe Bay has the best view on the Docks. Live music brings lots of enjoyment to the dinner. The dinner is great! The waitress Emma is lovely and helpful making the dinner very pleasant! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful BBQ and super personal service. The food was fresh and enchanting. Will easily recommend this spot to others. Reasonable rates and generous portions. Good job.

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OpenTable Diner
Toledo
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing and broad, the meals was enchanting and the prices were very inexpensive. fast, effective service and very friendly staff. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Toledo
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here a few times over the past few years. We have always enjoyed it. Service has been good and the staff has always friendly. Lately we enjoyed new menu with smoked ribs and Bay crab boils which were really, really good. Looking forward to having that again.

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OpenTable Diner
Toledo
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just finished the dinner at Kobe Bay. It was a wonderful experience! The Host and the waitress Emma are extremely nice and helpful. The dishes are delicious! Here are some of my orders that I would highly recommend to everyone! They are Bang Bang shrimp, Georgia Pulled Pork, St. Louis Style Ribs and Smoked BBQ pulled pork Nachos. I will certainly come again and again!

Steve

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OpenTable Diner
Toledo
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is amazing. Got it to go and everything was still perfect by Maumee River. Great brisket, smoked chicken was some of the best I’ve ever had, definitely recommend the Mac and cheese as well. One of the best meals I’ve had in a while.

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CharlotteW
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot. Miles was great and very attentive. Food service was quick but tasty!

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vipMadaj48117
Detroit
51 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Is not sushi anymore. Is bbq. Place lacks management, if there are any at all they shouldn't be higher then a dish washer. Was a unorganized free for all, basically no one knew what to do and were kids running around upstairs.but a couple employees tried to make it right. In the end the bbq was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Not great hibachi

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RS2015
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Kobe Bay has a cool vibe with a view of downtown Toledo and the Maumee River. The service was good, but the food was only “okay.”

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mannagills
Toledo
14 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was just ok. Service was good and the pricing was not bad.

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JoshG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good. Service was outstanding and waiter was very helpful and nice.

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Seandavidson
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice decor, good food, good service

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SCraden
Toledo
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The first time I ever been there the food was amazing(back in 2019). They had hibachi and the portion sizes were great for the value. This time around was my second time going. Thinking it will be the same as last time. I saw no hibachi tables (I assumed maybe because of covid they weren’t doing it so it was understanding) when it came to ordering our food, I picked the steak hibachi from the menu but you couldn’t choose how you wanted your steak cooked (only medium but I promise you mine was well done.) The portion sizes were awful for $22. The steak was well done and not medium, the miso soup was so watered down, the fried rice was dry and tasted like frozen fried rice and everyone’s meal was not even warm. At the end, the waiter messed up a few checks (I normally don’t get mad if they do, we all make mistakes, some people were just missing a few items.) If you have 8 or more people, they added gratuity which is understandable and it was 18%. But the checks that were messed up he added a 30%. So we asked if they could redo them because he did that. I wouldn’t recommend going here again. I normally don’t write long reviews. Our reservation was for 7 and we didn’t leave there till 9:15. The service was slow, the food wasn’t good and the atmosphere was bland. I heard they are under new management as well. If you are going to be a restaurant that says they have hibachi, at least let customers know that it’s from the kitchen, not the whole hibachi table atmosphere.

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MichaelC
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meals. The food is good. We had the seafood boil. The only negative side is that our crab legs were so small they were virtually not edible. That was disappointing. The sushi was good. We had the shrimp tempura and veggies appetizer. While it was tasty, the grease factor was higher than what we could handle. The service and atmosphere was awesome. However, the music was a bit loud so we were pleased with our table location far from the music so we were able to enjoy each other's company. We plan to return.

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BrianH
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite pleasantly surprised. What stood out were the riverfront view across downtown Toledo and the vibrant expansive dining area. Ample room in between tables and the lofty two story ceiling did help ease the conversation. The service was prompt and the food was delicious. Will definitely visit again.

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TinaS
Toledo
10 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good, we went for sushi happy hour. 1/2 off rolls. I recommend the Lobseter Fest or Captain Dan Rolls.

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AndrewS
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

The service was awesome...our waitress was quick, friendly and if it werent for her my review would be less than what this is now. The food was just ok have had better at other places. Not what we expected.
The atmosphere or the place itself seemd like it was in shambles or in the middle of construction or demolition. Not impressed and probably wont go back.

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MaryC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

The chicken basket only had 4 pieces of chicken and small pieces, should be more for the price you pay for them. But other then that the food was good just sad that the hibachi is closed.

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BigCray
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place for friends and family to get together!!

The reviews below were submitted before August 1st 2020, when this restaurant changed management.
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SherylF
Toledo
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

The service was very poor we had to wait about two hours before we could even start the hibachi the food was good but the service was very poor I was very surprised because this could be a very successful restaurant if they had enough workers and they need to clean up a bit the patio last year when we had dinner on the patio was very dirty, This day the fifth March 5 was very important because it was my mothers 90 birthday and my son’s birthday so they were very disappointed as well We tried to make the best of it we considered leaving a few times.. I would recommend copies only if they clean up and get some help.

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KathyC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I was so looking forward to the evening, but I was so disappointed with the experience. My first warning should have been that there was hardly a wait when we arrived, which is unusual for a hibachi grill on any friday night, let alone Valentine's day. The host was extremely disorganized about whom was to follow him where. The descriptions I had seen of the restaurant never mentioned that their table seating was family style, if I wanted to sit with strangers I would have requested a grill and at least been entertained. The wait staffed seemed to be good, but I wouldn't know, for some reason the host/manager/I'm not quite sure his position waited on the table I was sat at. There was one other couple at my table and one couple at another table, the two large tables behind me were empty for at least an another half an hour. The host took a long time to come and take drink orders, he at least took dinner orders when he brought beverages back. Soup and salads took a long time to come out, I'm used to hibachi grills bringing those rather quickly. Mine was brought out first, and my boyfriend had to wait until the host seated someone to ask where his was, and by ask I mean get this guys attention to have him come over to the table to ask where his soup and salad were, cause the host was seating people while talking on the restaurant's wireless phone. The host apologized, but his apology never really stopped and he kept patting my boyfriend on the shoulder and it was just really off putting. Finally our meals arrived, and we were unfortunately very disappointed. We both had ordered steak/filet, and it was very tough to eat. Mine looked decently cooked on the out side, but was pretty raw in the middle. There were no seasonings, like salt, pepper, or sesame, used at all. The food was edible but didn't taste great. The check was slow, the host never checked in on us. O saw enough staff, but the place was so terribly unorganized. 0 of 10, do not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Toledo
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really good food, quick service, lots of food for value

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OpenTable Diner
Toledo
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My only complaint was that the bus boy did not do a thorough job cleaning the hibachi tables, never once did he flip the rag over nor did he ever go back over the table again with another towel to ensure the cleaner doesn’t streak. But unfortunately he didn’t and still left food pieces on the table still and put clean plates and silverware down still. My advice is to spend more time checking tables after your bus boys clean.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun. Loved the staff!

FAQs

Kobe Bay offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (419) 464-0299.

Kobe Bay is rated 3.3 stars by 35 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.