Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon

4.6
1033 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
For parties of 11 guests or more, please contact your preferred Kobé location to speak with a manager to book.

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.

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • 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 1033 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AndreaB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Was not satisfied that I had a reservation and still had to wait 30 min to be seated

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KelvinD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, presentation and atmosphere all exceeded our expectations.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded a day ago

We so appreciate your positive review on your most recent visit with us. We take pride in providing an amazing experience and happy to hear that reflected in your visit.

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Scott
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very enjoyable. Will definitely return

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded a day ago

Thank you for dining with us. We really appreciate you taking the time out to let us know about your most recent visit with us. Looking forward to seeing you again!

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HarryB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservations are a must. Clean and safe place to enjoy a chief prepared meal right before eyes. You won't go away hungry. No problem on asking for a takeout tray to enjoy what you couldn't eat at the restraunt to enjoy again at home.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded a day ago

Thank you for letting us know about your recent experience at Kobe Steakhouse. We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed your visit with us.

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CharlesO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and dining experience. We will certainly go back again. Our daughter came over from Palm Bay to join us and loved the food.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for dining with us. We really appreciate you taking the time out to let us know about your most recent visit with us. Looking forward to seeing you again!

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BaylisG
Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food and Service was Great just wish there was more enthusiasm during the presentation/ slideshow

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JustinW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's expensive but you get a lot of food. Very fun experience.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for the positive review. As always we love hearing from our Guests and value your patronage. We hope to see you again soon!

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Jontaes
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Our chef took over 35 minutes to come to our table

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Stacie
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for dining with us. We so appreciate you sharing your positive experience with us. Domo Arigato!!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We always enjoy Kobe. But our group of 5 sat in a private room with a party of 15. It was very awkward. I would prefer being combined with a separate smaller party at our table out in the main room.

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KayceeW
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat! Really great for kids, chefs enter act with the kids and they really make it a great experience for everyone at the table.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on April 14, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. At Kobe Steakhouse we value our customers' feedback as we work really hard to provide an amazing atmosphere.

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JasmineP
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Food portions were terrible. I only got 4 peices of vegetables while others got seconds.... the rice more meata was seasoned and i go there often usually its seasoned. 18% gratuity was added in and my meal sucked. Completely not satisfied

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on April 12, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It took us a while to get seated even tho we had a reservation but our chef was awesome so it made up for it

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RonM
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our appointment time was met and the service was outstanding. MRNICETAI Was an excellent chef and entertainer.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on April 13, 2021

Thank you for dining with us. We love hearing from our Guests and knowing our Team made sure you had an amazing experience!

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Melodee
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The noise level is a little loud, but I've found that the case in all hibachi-style restaurants. We didn't get as much of a show as usual, but that could be due to Covid and keeping motions reserved. I also liked that different households at the same table were separated by Plexiglass. Not only did this protect each household, but it made conversation easier. The chef was very personable and friendly. The service was impeccable, very attentive. The food was fabulous!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on April 12, 2021

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

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DebraD
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall experience was wonderful. My son enjoyed his birthday and was so happy.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on April 12, 2021

Thank you for dining with us! We appreciate your positive feedback about your experience and we look forward to your next visit.

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jimp
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Only got $15 off for my birthday. Should have been $25. ????

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LaceyG
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious and plentiful! Our server and the other staff were very friendly and attentive. It was a little bit loud and overwhelming for my husband, but we made do, and enjoyed our meal.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on April 12, 2021

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

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vipBobby
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The check in was easy because I made reservations. I’ll be glad when you go back to open doors and optional reservations

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I was surprised how I had to ask for water several times and I didn't just get a refill then we ate an hour and 45 minutes after being seated when we have reservations at 9 but overall it wasn't too bad of an experience and the food was alright

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SherriS
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This was a fun experience, however over priced. The chef was awesome and interactive.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on April 11, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. 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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MarkC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

The food was average good, but extremely salty.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on April 10, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. 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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MelindaB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Prices have increased but food quality seems to have decreased. Waited over 25 minutes for a refill and food ended up being cold. The cook who was great had to waive down a random server to get us drinks.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on April 10, 2021

We're sorry to hear your experience did not meet your expectations. We strive to provide an enjoyable atmosphere for our customers and constantly look for opportunities to improve our customers' overall dining experience.

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AnnaH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Our waitress Ashlie was awesome and our chef Shawn was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service and food was great and my wife and kids love it when it came to the taste of there meal 👍🏼 but as for me it was a little to greases but beside that it’s a repeat 👍🏼👍🏼

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on April 8, 2021

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

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Lainiev
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great our host was super awesome and our chief was great also.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on April 8, 2021

We so appreciate your positive review on your most recent visit with us. We take pride in providing an amazing experience and happy to hear that reflected in your visit.

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JamesS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Anniversary

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KimberlyC
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server and chef were great. The chef (Mastaco) did extremely great. I was impressed by the way he cooked and entertained. Overall a great experience, Thank You, You made our anniversary great.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on April 8, 2021

Thank you for dining with us. We love hearing from our Guests and knowing our Team made sure you had an amazing experience!

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CarmenC
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place every time I visit The rice is the best

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on April 8, 2021

Thank you for dining with us. We so appreciate you sharing your positive experience with us. Domo Arigato!!

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MarinellR
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good food, staff very professional and friendly
Fun time for the kids with the volcano
fire and train action

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on April 6, 2021

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

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LynnW89
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Bruce Lee was the best! He kept us laughing during the entire dinner! He needs a raise and a comedy show!

The food was great, large portions! The drink was great as well!

My only issue was the tempura sushi. It was fried so hard we could barely bite into it.

But that will not stop us from returning!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on April 7, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. At Kobe Steakhouse we value our customers' feedback as we work really hard to provide an amazing atmosphere.

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AnaS
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

I had reservations for 4pm, very long wait to be served. didnt agree with 18% grtuity after the service we got. Cook was cool food was not so good. waiter seemed like he was stahling for something and wasnt as attentive to our guests fort he amount of money spent

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SydneyJ
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was ok but the chef who did my phone made it a lot of fun to be there. We had a great time overall.

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Jack
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is good and the experience is entertaining.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on April 5, 2021

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

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FelicitaB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place for every occasions and great food.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on April 4, 2021

Thank you for dining with us. We really appreciate you taking the time out to let us know about your most recent visit with us. Looking forward to seeing you again!

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DebraJ
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Unfortunately we will not be returning to this restaurant. We have used this location for years. 4 times in a row bad service badly cooked food. This time the food all of it was burned black noodles , rice . And th coup de gra.... 18% added to the bill. That and tax was $20. Goodbye Kobes

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on April 1, 2021

We're sorry to hear your experience did not meet your expectations. We strive to provide an enjoyable atmosphere for our customers and constantly look for opportunities to improve our customers' overall dining experience.

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AngelReader45
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Let's start with making a reservation for 7pm and not getting seated until 7:30pm. The hostess out front told us we had to wait until our whole party was there to check in. Not five mins later, she checks her friend and their part in, even though they were waiting for another member to arrive. Our waitress disappeared about halfway through. We had to flag another waitress to get our to go boxes. The absolute best part of the night was the Chef! He was skilled and engaged. If not for him, this would be a one, maybe two, star review.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on April 4, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. Due to our unique communal seating arrangement at the Teppanyaki table, our reservations are based on Priority Seating, which will offer you the shortest available wait time when you check in and your party is complete. Our goal is to seat priority seating within a 15 minutes window but sometimes many celebrations stay longer than expected and cause a delay for your party. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience you may have experienced.

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KennethH
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service, and food! Chef was a delight and helped make a birthday night out even more special.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on April 1, 2021

Thank you for dining with us. We so appreciate you sharing your positive experience with us. Domo Arigato!!

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Melissa
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went because of the free birthday meal. It was very good. Our chef was Shawn and he was very nice! Chicken was so tender and cooked perfectly.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on April 1, 2021

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

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JohnW
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Don’t like when there are hidden charges. We booked a reservation for three people and when we got our bill there was an automatic charge of 18% gratuity. I know from the past that usually happens with parties of 5 or or larger. So I asked the waiter why the automatic gratuity charge and he told us that is because of Covid. I think when booking the reservation they should tell you this and not let you be surprised.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on March 30, 2021

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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You can order delivery directly from Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon using the Order Online button. Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (813) 653-2171.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon is rated 4.6 stars by 1033 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.