Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Altamonte Springs

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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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Orlando
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

everything went very well considering there were quite a few of us.

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Responded 5 days ago

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

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J
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have already recommended Kobe Japanese steak house to several friends. We will be back!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Altamonte Springs
Responded 3 days ago

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

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C
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience for my husband's birthday. Never wanted for a drink refill and the chef was very fun and engaging.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Altamonte Springs
Responded 5 days ago

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

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OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always go to Kobe’s for my birthday. It’s delicious

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Responded 5 days ago

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

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LR
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Salad had many brown lettuce, had to send back. Server then had an attitude after asking for a fresh salad.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Altamonte Springs
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking your time to provide us your feedback. We're sorry to hear your experience did not meet your expectations. We strive everyday to ensure our guests have a wonderful meal and a marvelous time at our restaurant. We will continue to review the matter internally with our staff, in addition to evaluating our training program for opportunities to improve. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience you may have experienced.

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LT
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We came for my birthday and didn't realize you had to pre-register with the App to get the birthday discount. I asked the server if they could make an exception but she said she checked w/management and they were unable to. I spoke with the manager directly and she kindly agreed to offer us this discount since we came specifically for that promotion - it was super nice! They went above and beyond by offering the promotion and I'm really grateful. Our server, on the other hand, seemed a little peeved (which I get) and wasn't the warmest to me. Oh well, still a nice time w/family :)

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Responded 5 days ago

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.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Unfortunately this wasn't my first issue however it was the first time I've had an issue while bring kids... We get seated everything is great it's my party of 4 and an older adult couple thinking to myself great I have a 9yr old and a 10yr old should be smooth sailing... Then a party of 3 sits down in there mid twenty's and orders sake bombs!! Cool whatever but then we proceed with the whole song and show... Like seriously guys I'm sitting here with kids and your glorifying how cool drinking is.... Like seriously not ok not really fair to have to make a parent explain what's going on, especially when the pounding has mortified my child on her 9th birthday... Decent dinner but I wasted a 112 bucks basically and ruined our evening

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Altamonte Springs
Responded 5 days ago

We deeply regret the experience you had with our team and appreciate you taking the time to share your concerns. We will continue to review the matter internally with our staff, in addition to evaluating our training program for opportunities to improve. Again, please accept my apologies for any inconvenience you may have experienced.

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DP
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had visitors from out of state. They had a blast! Amanda our server was fantastic and fun. We of course had been to Kobe several times but our chef Sato had all kinds of new food entertainment. It was a fun time.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Altamonte Springs
Responded on October 10, 2019

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

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KM
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Bartender was rude and seemed miserable. Chef undercooked rice, noodles, veggies and didn't season anything. The overall feeling felt rushed. We've never in the dozens of times dining here felt any of these concerns but for some reason, this night was off.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Altamonte Springs
Responded on October 10, 2019

I'm sorry to hear that your recent visit was not up to par. Would you please contact me 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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TT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is fantastic! Never disappointing. The Chefs are always entertaining. And the food is awesome. I would highly recommend this for anytime, birthdays, anniversaries or just a regular dining out night. Kudos to the staff!

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Responded on October 10, 2019

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

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Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Altamonte Springs
Responded on October 9, 2019

Thank you for dining with us!

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J
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service. The woman that served the salad needs to next time not just dump the dressing. I had a little too much. The cook was good and funny. Made it more enjoyable. Food was really good and cook the way I liked it.

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Responded on October 9, 2019

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

We did not enjoy our experience with Chef Jason at all. Anytime I go back I will specifically request NOT to be at his table. Very arrogant, did not listen to the orders, messed the orders up and we had to tell him correct orders, burnt some items, acted annoyed when we asked for sauces, and completely focused on one party and basically ignored the rest of the table. We love Kobe’s but this was our worst experience.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Altamonte Springs
Responded on October 4, 2019

We’re sorry to hear that your recent visit was not up to par. Please take a moment to contact us at the corporate office 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. Thank you.

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K
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time celebrating birthdays! Energetic environment! And of course, great food!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Altamonte Springs
Responded on October 4, 2019

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

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

As we go there many times we aren't surprised by the excellence they provide their customers. Our chef was great and he entertained the adults as well as the children. My grandchildren love going to Kobe's. They are usually the ones that say hey grandpa let's go to Kobe's. I highly recommend if you haven't been please go. After a one time dining experience you will be a regular.

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Responded on September 30, 2019

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

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CH
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

The person who was cooking the food was great but the others that took the order and served the soup and salad was not very happy or nice.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Altamonte Springs
Responded on September 30, 2019

We’re sorry to hear that your recent visit was not up to par. Please take a moment to contact us at the corporate office 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. Thank you.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

The sushi was good. The person I went with was vegan. We ate at the tepanyaki grill, so soup and salad were part of the meal. However, the onion soup we were told was made with a beef broth and the salad dressing was made with eggs, so my friend couldn’t eat either. We were not given any accommodations. Also, we did not get any shrimp appetizer. Also, the only vegetables my friend got in her meal (ordered the vegetable delight) was carrots and onions while the rest of us got broccoli, carrots, and zucchini. Also, the other Kobe locations I have been to serve a brown sauce with the meal along with the mayo. We were not served any brown sauce, so my friend did not have any sauce with her meal. Not sure why they were so different than other locations, but will NOT be going back to this one.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Altamonte Springs
Responded on September 30, 2019

We’re sorry to hear that your recent visit was not up to par. Please take a moment to contact us at the corporate office 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. Thank you.

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YM
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a good time at Kobe's. Lots of energy by the chefs cooking at your table and lots of food! You don't walk away hungry! And a free birthday meal on top if it all!!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Altamonte Springs
Responded on September 30, 2019

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

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NF
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kenji and Lynn M. we’re wonderful. We had a great time and would request Kenji the next time we go.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Altamonte Springs
Responded on September 30, 2019

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

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

We love Kobe, if any suggestion it would be too many people at one table- I had to sit sideways so the person next to me and I had enough leg room. My brother said his phone in his pocket was ringing but he was so sandwiched between people in his seat he couldn’t get it out of his pocket to silence it. :-)

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Altamonte Springs
Responded on September 23, 2019

Thank you for your feedback, KellyL. 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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JN
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great celebration for my birthday. We love KENJI!!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Altamonte Springs
Responded on September 23, 2019

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter’s 30th birthday

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Altamonte Springs
Responded on September 23, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and Happy belated birthday to her!

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AD
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had my birthday celebration there in 2018. Besides the cupcake, there was a delicious, petite dessert that was better than the cupcakes. They discontinued it sometime ago. It was not offered at my husbands' celebration this week, Sept. 17, 2019. I wish they'ed bring it back. It really topped off the meal.
Thanks for your time.
Anne

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Altamonte Springs
Responded on September 23, 2019

Thank you for your feedback, AnneD. 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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Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome chef. The food was delicious and we had large servings. Very satisfied and w will be back.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Altamonte Springs
Responded on September 16, 2019

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

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LM
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy dinner at Kobe! Thank you for the great service!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Altamonte Springs
Responded on September 16, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and we thank you for your feedback, Lori!

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WG
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and personnel are professional and courteous

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Altamonte Springs
Responded on September 16, 2019

Thank you for dining with us William!

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CS
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

It was too loud compared to the Kobe in Longwood. The food and the service was good but I would not recommend this location because of the environment.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Altamonte Springs
Responded on September 16, 2019

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

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Server got one food order incorrect (asked for salmon and chicken combo, chef broth out steak and chicken) and received alcoholic beverages when non alcoholic were ordered. We finally got the right things ordered but the inconvenience could have been avoided. Server shared benefits of joining birthday club and I agreed to join but then he never shared additional information.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Altamonte Springs
Responded on September 8, 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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J
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Kobe dinner was delectable and service was super at the Altamonte Springs location on 8/29/19

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Altamonte Springs
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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Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

They changed how they prepare the food and it was a huge disappointment

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Altamonte Springs
Responded on August 29, 2019

I'm sorry to hear that your recent visit was not up to par. Would you please contact me 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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SR
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have a great time with great food at this restaurant and location.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Altamonte Springs
Responded on August 28, 2019

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

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

This was my first experience, it was amazing! Great staff, quick service! Food was awesome! Literally going to make this a once a month thing!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Altamonte Springs
Responded on August 26, 2019

This was my first experience, it was amazing! Great staff, quick service! Food was awesome! Literally going to make this a once a month thing!

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always amazing. We loved our chef tonight. A poor little girl got hot sauce in her eyes and the staff was very helpful. They all made sure the child was ok. I love the funny things the chef does with the food.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Altamonte Springs
Responded on August 20, 2019

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

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Experience was great but was stuck at a table that had a screaming baby the whole time. Managers did everything to help without asking them to leave which was nice. Younger couple such as us and another couple shouldn’t have been placed with them. Was just the luck of the draw. Kenji our chef was great as always.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Altamonte Springs
Responded on August 19, 2019

We strive everyday to ensure our guests have a wonderful meal and a marvelous time at our restaurant. 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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UG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We always enjoy the Kobe's experience. We typically dine there for a special occasion and they never fail to deliver a good time and good food. I do feel that their portion sizes are getting a little light and I miss the days long gone when you were given a warm towel prior to your meal. It would be SO great if they would bring back that "special" touch which would set them apart from the other chains.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Altamonte Springs
Responded on August 13, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We strive everyday to ensure our guests have a wonderful meal and a marvelous time at our restaurant. We are always looking for ways to accommodate all our guests and ensure their happiness. Your comment is valuable and we will certainly take it into consideration!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrate two birthdays in August and both love Kobe’s. It has become tradition for the last 7 years to gather our loved ones and fill a table at Kobe to celebrate! Always delicious and fun.

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Responded on August 13, 2019

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

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TL
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go to place for any occasion and just for fun! Staff is always friendly and food is always yummy!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Altamonte Springs
Responded on August 15, 2019

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

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TL
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time was had by all. Celebrated my birthday (with my reward) with my family. Who knew they offered early bird prices all day Sunday & not busy at all. Seated & served right away.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Altamonte Springs
Responded on August 15, 2019

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

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AR
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Average food, nothing to be amazed. If you wanna eat cheap and a lot it’s good. Now, if you wanna good food, this is not the place. Sorry but this is only for the avarage

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Altamonte Springs
Responded on August 13, 2019

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.

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SA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

You go for the experience and the ambiance but the food is so-so and a real carb overload with Fried Rice, large portion of noodles and potatoes.. - potions of veggies are very small.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Altamonte Springs
Responded on August 13, 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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