Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon

4.6
1269 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
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1269 people are saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AllisonC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food4service3ambience2

My reservation was at 830. I was seated just after but had to wait for other parties to show up before I could get any service. 15 to 20 minutes later, I ask for our server and if we could get drinks while we wait.

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MelissaB
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Even took 2 grandbabies(3yr old & 4 year old) and they were entertained the whole time! TY all for that!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded 13 hours ago

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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Dyana
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and the Chef did an awesome job. Made our birthday celebration special.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded a day ago

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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BryseC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

One of our orders we asked for no veggies extra rice. But they wrote down extra noodles and rather than getting more rice to make sure the rest of the table had enough, they made the rice portion for everyone smaller and gave a normal rice portion to the person who asked for extra. I asked for my steak medium rare and got medium well. The other party with us was given a big portion of the food so my husband and I didn’t get as big of a serving as we are used to at $30 a plate. I told the server that it was my husbands birthday and they completely ignored that fact. I had to have them fix the bill in order to get the $15 off since they wouldn’t acknowledge his birthday. They didn’t even do the singing or bring out the cupcake. It was a pretty awful and annoying experience. I assume it’s just that location, we’ve been going to kobes for years and never have an issue. But it was our first time at the Brandon location and we won’t go back there. We will just go to one of their other locations.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded a day ago

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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2margaritas
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and good amount of food for the price. Always go home with left overs.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded 5 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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CharanekaJ
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Our server was terrible! He had an attitude all night got an attitude when we mentioned how hot we were and stated that he’s hot all of the time and he just deals with it.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded 7 days ago

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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BaylisG
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was really good for the most the service was good just had trouble getting a refill on my drink other than that we had a good time and will definitely return!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded 7 days ago

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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Samantha
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Come here every year for our anniversary, love it!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded 7 days ago

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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MichelleL
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

There was still a wait even with reservation, there was too much going on. Our appetizer was forgotten, coverage I think was an issue for the staff. The Orlando Kobe’s has so far been the best one I’ve gone too been there a few times. Twice at the Brandon location.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. 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. 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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MarkM
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Even with reservation we had to wait 1 hour before we were served. And the steak was very dry!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded 7 days ago

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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LynnB
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food 🍱 Rice and noodles needed to be cooked a little more but they were also very busy last night! Had a great time and our cook was bey entertaining.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded 7 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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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time for my friend’s birthday dinner! I love this place for such occasions!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on July 23, 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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CliffordS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience4

They would not honor my daughters meal for her birthday

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on July 22, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We strive every day 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! Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience you may have experienced.

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

It is a nice place to go for families and for date night.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on July 22, 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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LinaG
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is a bit pricey, but you get what you pay for. The food is always amazing and the service from everyone is top notch!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on July 22, 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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KristinaN
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our chef was amazing! The food was great and he was engaging all of our party

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on July 20, 2021

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

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WarrenR
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Skillful chef was real friendly and fun to be around

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on July 22, 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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MarkC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to the Brandon, FL, location for the first time with my wife. Service and food quality was excellent.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on July 22, 2021

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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KimberlyW
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall1food5service2ambience1

Was terrible, we were sat with a group of people that were loud, drunk and obnoxious. Staff was so occupied with this situation that they forgot our celebration completely. Very disappointed.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We strive every day 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. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience you may have experienced.

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TonyF
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience n food. Hover, the sliced teriyaki steak had hardly any flavor. Plenty of food to satisfy our appetites.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on July 19, 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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vipMaiii
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Ly and Chef Quan were amazing!!!!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on July 19, 2021

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on July 19, 2021

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

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SaundraS
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I go to Kobe the customer service is always good and so is the food I have no complaints I love kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on July 19, 2021

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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DerRhiannaS
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server, Shawn John was amazingly awesome. So was the other server

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on July 19, 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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roxxs
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kobes has great and tasting food. Reservations are only for hibachi show not booth was not specified when reservations were made. Also, they are including an 18% service charge per check! I love Kobe’s but adding more to my bill isn’t the way to go. Other than that it was great :)

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on July 19, 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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LouieT
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went in with 7 other friends and from the beginning the awesome experience. Accommodations were made for all of us and we were seated in 5 minutes. The chef "Shawn" made some first time guests seated with me a true believer of the quality and professionalism offered at the Brandon location. Shawn is the appitamy of superior customer service. Thank you from my party and myself for that great experience you provided.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thank you so much for the positive review concerning service. We work really hard to provide an atmosphere that reflects amazing service with every Guest and we are glad to hear that it was reflected in your last visit. As always we love hearing from our Guests and value your patronage. We hope to see you again soon!

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Christopherd
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

great food...great show just a party of 11 next table..very loud!!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on July 19, 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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SandraC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prices are too high. Portions were plentiful and food was good. Chef was also entertaining and friendly. Always celebrate birthdays there.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on July 17, 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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JacariA
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I just don't like when you don't have all of your party that they dnt seat you. If the deadline is 715 and your party is 5mins away then you have to wait longer. We waited almost an hour before we ate

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on July 17, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We strive every day 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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Jessica
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

My birthday reservations were for 8:30pm. We got seat at almost 9pm and didn’t receive our soup until 9:45pm. After finishing our food we had to request for our birthday song and cake because the servers forgot and were giving us our check. Not the best experience.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on July 16, 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Large party that included 3 birthdays! The table could have been a bit bigger, but we were able to work it out. Chef was awesome!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on July 17, 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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Miatotpa
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love coming here. Service is good and quick. One of our Favorites

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded 7 days ago

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

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Feacher
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food s great, chef Ethan and Kalina were exceptional. I highly recommend them, great personalities and we felt very comfortable. It was my mom's birthday and she also enjoyed herself.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on July 15, 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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RachelS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations, got right in. The waitress was very helpful with the ordering. I dont really care for the menu on the phone. Didn't work for the kids that don't have a phone. She was able to bring menus for the kids to read. The cool was very good. The kids loved his show he put on. Always a good time. Thank you for helping celebrate my birthday!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on July 15, 2021

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

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TheJohnsonsblessedfamily
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and the chef were amazing, we definitely enjoyed the food. We will be back soon.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on July 13, 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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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Forgot how much I loved hibachi! This place is great and the food was outstanding.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on July 17, 2021

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

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HelenA
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Checked in for our reservation at 930 and waited an extra 15 minutes for our table and then felt very rushed bc they were closing at 10, why allow 930 reservations, then got an 18% gratuity added to the bill that was not mentioned prior or on the online menu that I could see anywhere which is against Florida law, nor did I see a sign at the front that informed of automatic gratuity. Food was good and so was the chef but prolly won't be returning. I always tip well but I feel that the forced tip for the service and being rushed just wasn't worth it.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on July 11, 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. If the service is not up to your standard or at any time you wish to remove the service charge, please feel free to ask our management team to remove it for you. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience you may have experienced.

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Trishachavez
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cook was amazing. He made dinner extra better. Laughlin entire time. Great time!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on July 11, 2021

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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Lindsey
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

:) amazing cook, kept us entertained and food was superior!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on July 12, 2021

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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HazelW
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent service waitress Hadeal & cook Keeron. Restaurant located in Brandon

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on July 12, 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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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 1269 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.