Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon

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$30 and under
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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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BH
Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Great place for a birthday! Great food and our chef was excellent!

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Responded 18 hours ago

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MH
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday celebration was wonderful, the only negative is that we were put on the edge of the table and I didn't have sufficient spa e for my plate let alone arm space. I felt like I was in someone else's space right in front of me. I think Kobe would benefit from making larger tables. The chef was excellent and funny, food was AMAZING like always. Kobe never disappoints, love going there but that seat I was I on was the worst, hoping to never get that one again!!!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the wonderful review, Marlin. We apologize for the inconvenience you may have experienced.

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MS
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great the service and chef were amazing and the surroundings were very inviting. Love the koi pond as well. Kobe never disappoints! My daughter's Birthday dinner was a success!! We will be back soon!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on October 14, 2019

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KB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My parents loved it for their birthdays. My Dad especially said it was the best food he had eaten there.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded 6 days ago

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MW
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very fun and enjoyable

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on October 14, 2019

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

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TR
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff, and the customer service was amazing. I will be back this Saturday

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on October 14, 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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r
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

We were served "cheap" food. Lots of rice and noodles, very little vegs. Steak too tough to eat. The onion soup was ok. wanted to show some friends a pleasant evening with good food. We had to apologize for the poor choice of restaurants. Would not return or recommend.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on October 10, 2019

I'm sorry to hear that, hope you’re feeling better today. At Kobe, we pride ourselves in ensuring a healthy, clean and comfortable atmosphere for our customers. Please take a moment to contact me for more information (check number and date of your visit). Your feedback helps us to make improvements and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again.

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AB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Our noodles were hard and not cooked. There was to much salt / msg in the food. Not enough rice was brought out and the cook had to send a request back to the kitchen. The food seemed to be cooked very quickly not given enough time in between him passing it out. Ive been to Kobe's in Carrollwood many of times and have always had a great experience. Our soup was just broth with no mushrooms in it. It was supposed to be a special day for my dad's 62 birthday who is terminally ill. The food was no good but I was happy to just spend time with him.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on October 10, 2019

I'm sorry to hear that, hope you’re feeling better today. At Kobe, we pride ourselves in ensuring a healthy, clean and comfortable atmosphere for our customers. Please take a moment to contact me for more information (check number and date of your visit). Your feedback helps us to make improvements and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again.

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

Great food

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Responded 18 hours ago

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

Always amazing!

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Responded 6 days ago

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

If was my daughter bday everything was great we really enjoy the chef tin

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on October 4, 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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AN
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The cook forgot one of my daughters meat and didn’t realize it. We had to bring it to his attention. More meat was brought out but then he has to rush and cook it so while everyone else was eating my daughter had to wait for her meat. We took it to go.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
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 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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A
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

I love Kobe’s it is my favorite restaurant and I love the food. But I’ve noticed when we have 1 waiter I do not like the service. I understand it’s busy and they serve other tables but this certain waiter is very slow. I see other waiters that have waited my table before and they are pretty fast. Next time I will ask to be seated with 1 of the good waiters.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on October 4, 2019

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

It was so amazing! Everyone was so accommodating and friendly. The chef is such an entertainer! Delicious food!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on October 4, 2019

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

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

It is yummy and most friendly!! I wish that the price wasnt so high! Much higher place than alot of this type restaurants in my area.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on October 4, 2019

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

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AS
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

A solid Japanese steakhouse. Seat tables in groups. Too much rice and pasta (fillers). Seems to ne the trend with most of the Japanese steakhouses these days - but they do provide the option to do double vegetables instead of noodles, which is nice.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
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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k
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sean was the best server. This was only my second time going there but he was amazing and we got our table to ourselves.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on September 30, 2019

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

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j
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Our hostess Ashli was great. And the chef was was on point with the food delicious.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on September 30, 2019

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

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p
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

The food was too salty and very slow service!

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

The only issue we had was that we had a party of 12 and they squeezed us all into one table. Very tight and wasn't as enjoyable to eat.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on September 30, 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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j
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Very entertaining for the kids too! Great place for a birthday!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on September 24, 2019

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

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WM
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Vedo did an excellent job. He kept us well entertained and was amazingly funny. My family from out of town enjoyed him very much.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on September 30, 2019

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

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JW
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

We visit this location a lot when we are in town but tonight I guess we got a brand new chef who really wasn’t a very good chef .he was very friendly but the food was not as good as usual. We were reall disappointed in the taste.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on September 24, 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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CP
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a great way to celebrated a family members birthday. Thanks

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on September 19, 2019

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

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MM
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our server was Maria and she is excellent! Our chef was Chris M and also excellent, engaging and funny! We were a party of 9 and had the table to ourselves with several of us with special needs (allergies), special requests and so on. Each request was met with a smile and perfection! We will be back!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on September 19, 2019

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

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NM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will go back with family and do the whole show experience.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on September 19, 2019

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

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KW
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The worst experience we’ve ever had. The chef...if you could call him that did a terrible job. No show at all. Food fixed in such a hurry that it had absolutely no taste at all. For all of the money we spent we should have gone to longhorn. We will not be returning.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on September 19, 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 for more details (check number and date of visit), we 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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JP
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server and Chef were both exceptional at providing our birthday dinner party of five with delicious food and entertainment!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on September 16, 2019

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

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RA
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

The cook was not nice and friendly as usual... Food portions was not satisfactory seems like he gave certain people more food. I spent all most 100$ and I will not be back any time soon.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on September 12, 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 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came to celebrate my birthday with a large party (20 people). They got as in as close to the expected reservation. Everyone was friendly.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on September 12, 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
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely birthday dinner for 5! Always a great time

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on September 8, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! Domo Arigato

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place and mosato is the best chef! Along with Ashley being our most attentive server we have had! Always has a smile

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on September 8, 2019

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

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

The food was delicious as always. One of our favorite places for family dinners.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on August 28, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! Domo Arigato!!

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and experience. My family always loves coming here

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on September 8, 2019

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

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CW
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding service and food. Mr. Bruce Lee was fantastic. Thank you so much

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on August 19, 2019

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

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AS
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service was great, the chef was great and engaging, the food was great as well! Thank you for our fun birthday celebration!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
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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OT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the first time dinning, and the experience was amazing grate service, and a very happy ambiance. The only thing is that my reservation was at 9:30 and I really wanted dessert and the server told me that it was to late because kitchen was closed, so that would be the only thing that if your reservation is at that time you won't get the full service and they didn't ask if anyone wanted dessert before the kitchen closes.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on August 10, 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. Your concerns have been taken under consideration and are being addressed. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience you may experienced.

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LH
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good and the chefs were great! We celebrated my daughter’s birthday and the family had a blast!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on August 10, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We appreciate it.

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

We usually eat here once a week and it's very enjoyable, this time the chef gave my wife and I a VERY small amount of rice, noodles and veggies. The other guest offered to even give theirs to us. It was very noticeable!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on August 7, 2019

We appreciate your dining with us at Kobe Steakhouse. We strive everyday to ensure our guests have a wonderful meal and a marvelous time at our restaurant, which includes consistent food quality and quantity. 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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PD
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We often go to Kobe’s always had excellent Service. But our favorite best chef is Thai

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on August 6, 2019

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

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