Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Alafaya

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Japanese
Since 1984, Kobe has been delighting diners with our fun and unique Teppanyaki dining experience. You and your guests will be dined and entertained as our skilled chefs prepare your dinner right before your eyes. Choose from our wide array of succulent seafood and premium steaks that we carefully select for quality, freshness, and taste. Inspired from the traditional Japanese Teppanyaki concept where a chef cooks in front of you, Kobe incorporates an element of fun and flare. From volcano onions, flying shrimp tails, to singing chefs, Kobé has been Central Florida’s premier dining destination for celebrations for the past 30 plus years. Voted Reader’s Choice Best Japanese in 2018 and 2017 Dining Awards and #1 Kid-Friendly Restaurant in Orlando in Best of Orlando Awards hosted by Orlando Magazine. Awarded Reader’s Choice Best Japanese, Best Sushi, Best Dinner Show, and Best Steakhouse in Central Florida in 2017 Foodie Awards hosted by Orlando Sentinel.
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the food and the cook was nice and the server everything was awesome 🥰

NR
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always recommend my favorite place to family and friends.

JA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We had a good time, but sorta wish we had more of a hibachi performance. Our chef was amazing and I know sometimes guests can kill a vibe a little bit by not being very involved, but I wish there was more entertainment with it.

The hibachi was amazing, but we had some complaints in our party: “The sushi wasn’t really good.” This is coming from the 3-4 in our party who did not have hibachi.

Other than this, We had a good time. We’ll be coming back.

LI
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was good but I was disappointed that we didn’t get the 25 reward for the birthday... the excused was that we had to join 8 days before ... I guess I didn’t read the fine print

MF
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh quality food ... amazing, outstanding service!

NR
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always my favorite place to have dinner or come for special occasions.

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Responded 5 days ago

Nancy, Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to your next visit.

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L
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Food was bland, semi-burnt flavor from grill and we waited nearly 45 minutes on the chef...not going back.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Alafaya
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for letting us know about your recent visit at Kobe Steakhouse. I apologize it did not meet your expectations, and appreciate you taking the time to share your concerns. We strive to provide an enjoyable dining experience for all our customers and your concerns have been taken under consideration.

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DD
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, clean and comfortable. I wish they could find a way to keep you from smelling like the food when you leave! But I guess that's not something they can control. :)

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for dining with us, Debbie. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us.

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NR
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes I always recommend it to family and friends.Everyone knows it’s my favorite place to dine.

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Responded on October 4, 2019

Thank you for dining with us. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us.

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A
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice place to eat. Loved the attention to detail with the staff and would highly recommend.

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Responded on October 4, 2019

Thank you for dining with us. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Alafaya
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to your next visit!

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AR
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was phenomenal and service was great but we didn’t receive our crab Rangoon’s we ordered and they still charged us. But otherwise, it was amazing.

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Responded on October 4, 2019

Thank you for dining with us. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us.

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MP
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Birthday party for 95 year old grandma so we were the whole table. Food was good. Service was rough. Waitress would take one request, like a drink refill, and disappear for 10 minutes. Other people also needed something, like a napkin or silverware, but if you didn’t have the first request, you couldn’t get her attention. Food was delicious, but chef missed vegetables for 3 diners, put rice on plates of 2 people who asked for low carb, and regularly seemed lost as to what everyone had ordered. Our to go order wasn’t even close to what we wanted.

Finally, we split the check between two groups. We were up front about this at the beginning and how we wanted to split the check. It was one side of the table and the other side. Not especially complicated. We got one check.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Alafaya
Responded on October 4, 2019

We appreciate your dining with us at Kobe Steakhouse. We take price to provide our customers the best quality food with excellent customer service. Your comments are imperative in helping us improve our restaurants, please accept our apologies for any inconvenience you may have experienced.

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SA
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of the staff was wonderful but a special shout out to our cook - Kevin. He was outstanding. There was a special needs boy at our table with the other party and he was very attentive and kind to him. His grandmother commented to me (a stranger) how nice he (Kevin) is. He was entertaining and informative. He carried on conversations and never missed a beat. He is a true asset to your company. Treat him well!

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Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for dining with us. We appreciate and value your patronage and hope you will continue to make our restaurants your dining choice.

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PE
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love our experience when we go to Kobe's The food & service was excellent.

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Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you for dining with us, PamE. We appreciate and value your patronage and hope you will continue to make our restaurants your dining choice.

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a
Miami
64 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best hibachi style Japanese food of all! Wish there was a Kobe in south Florida. The food definitely is tastier than all the other Japanese restaurant chains.

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Responded on September 23, 2019

Thank you aveogirl for such amazing feedback! We appreciate and value your patronage and hope you will continue to make our restaurants your dining choice.

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KD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dinner and time! The food is so good! The service was great and all employees appeared happy.

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Responded on September 23, 2019

Thank you for dining with us, KinjiD! We look forward to your next visit!

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MV
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our sever was very friendly and attentive. The chef was super funny and entertaining. He also cooked absolutely deliciuos

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Responded on September 23, 2019

Thank you for dining with us Michelle! We appreciate your feedback! Can't wait to see you next time!

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O
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy coming to Kobe's. The food is always good and seeing the food preparation is also great.We enjoy bringing our friends to Kobe's and also bring our family when they're in town.

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Responded on September 19, 2019

Thank you for dining with us, Ozzie. We appreciate and value your patronage and hope you will continue to make our restaurants your dining choice.

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YA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this place. As always the food was amazing!!!!

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Responded on September 18, 2019

Thank you for dining with us YaninaA! We appreciate your feedback!

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A
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kevin was our Chef on 09/13/2019, He was awesome and also made a couple of Naruto (Anime Show) referenced jokes that my son liked and caught on. Highly recommended spot on the East Side of Orlando!

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Responded on September 18, 2019

Thank you for dining with us, Andrew! We look forward to your next visit!

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NR
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure having dinner with my family.The service is always nice and friendly and the food is great.

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Responded on September 16, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to your next visit!

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OU
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good service and show was great. We will be back.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Alafaya
Responded on September 16, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! Domo Arigato!

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OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best Kobe location in town. Incredible service. Perfectly prepared. We love it every visit.

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Responded on September 12, 2019

Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate and value your patronage and hope you will continue to make our restaurants your dining choice.

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RE
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I didn't think the sirloin was up to the quality expected. The amount of food was more than ample but the quality was less than expected.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Alafaya
Responded on September 8, 2019

RaffE, thank you for your feedback. At Kobe Steakhouse we value our customers' feedback and we constantly look for opportunities to improve our customers' overall dining experience. Your concerns have been taken under consideration and are being addressed. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience you may have experienced.

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JV
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Cook was excellent... everyone else was “meh”

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Alafaya
Responded on September 8, 2019

Thank you for Dining with us, Joe! We appreciate your review and apologize for the inconvenience you may have experienced.

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CF
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We notice the ingredients have change and we like it. The soups had lots of mushrooms and scallions. Salads have also improved as well as the main courses. Keep up it!

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Responded on August 28, 2019

Thank you so much for dining with, Carolina! Domo Arigato!

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KS
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time going and it was for my birthday. Never had so much fun at a restaurant before. The chef was fantastic and had the whole table laughing the whole time. Cannot wait to go back!

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Responded on August 28, 2019

Thank you so much for dining with,Keith! We look forward to your next visit!

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EK
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff and food are always awesome at Kobe Steakhouse. What a great place to dine!

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Responded on August 28, 2019

Erick, thank you so much for dining with us! We hope to see you soon!

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KV
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First time being there and I absolutely loved it . One thing the chicken wings were spoiled. It had an awful smell .

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Responded on August 26, 2019

Thank you for dining with us, KimV. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We value your feedback aand apologize for any inconvenience you might have experienced. We will look into this issue with our Team.

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PK
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, great staff great entertainment and awesome fun.

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Responded on August 26, 2019

Thank you for dining with us, Paul! We enjoyed having you and thank you for your feedback!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very good example of what you expect from a good Japanese Steakhouse. We will definitely return.

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Responded on August 26, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! Domo Arigato!!

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SN
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Soup was good. Salad was chilled, but dressing could have been better, but still good. Rice and noodle servings were tasty and plentiful. Quality of the steak was OK, but I have had better. Steak was served with red skinned potatoes, which I have never had as part of hibachi, but was a nice surprise. Shrimp was well cooked. Vegetables were good as well. Service was above average. I will visit again.

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Responded on August 26, 2019

Thank you for dining with us, Scottn. We appreciate and value your patronage and hope you will continue to make our restaurants your dining choice.

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MS
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome🥢 we loved the food and the spectacular cooking process in front of us 😋

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Responded on August 26, 2019

We thank you for your feedback and hope to see you again soon! Thank you for dining with us!

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AG
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

I come all the time and never have a problem but this visit was horrible, it was my daughters birthday told me I was unable to use the rewards for birthday, told them I have an egg allergy and they still put eggs on the hot table had to take it all off, the food had no flavor, I brought my family for the first time and this was the experience we had. We didn’t even have a show they rushed it all.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Alafaya
Responded on August 22, 2019

I'm sorry to hear that your recent visit was not up to par. Would you please contact me at the email below for more details (check number and date of visit), I would like to address your concern with the store manager and make necessary corrections for your next visit. Please feel free to "Copy/Paste" your review in order to save time. Arigato!

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PB
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice service, good food and great chef. We go there quite a bit. Always good

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Responded on August 19, 2019

Thank you for dining with us, PennieB! Domo Arigato!!

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MQ
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy going to Kobe the food is great and the entertainment is wonderful

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Alafaya
Responded on August 26, 2019

Thank you Marilyn, we are very happy to hear that you had a great experience at Kobe Japanese Steakhouse. We hope to see you soon!

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LS
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wish y’all gave more shrimp and meat instead of so much veggies.

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Responded on August 19, 2019

Thank you for dining with us LouiseS! Your feedback is very important to us. Domo Arigato!

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IG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and fun atmosphere. Food always delicious

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Alafaya
Responded on August 19, 2019

Thank you for dining with us, IrmaG. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us.

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N
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All staff made me feel so special on my birthday, everyone was so kind. GREAT service and food!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Alafaya
Responded on August 15, 2019

Thank you for your feedback! We look forward to your next visit.

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