Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon

4.6
1176 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 1176 people are saying
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4.6
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Rita
Orlando
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Our chef was the best we had at Kobe's.

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DonnaG
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server ashlie and chef Ty were excellent. First time out in restaurant since covid and felt safe. Prices had gone up since last visit though.we even brought a friend who had never been before. She enjoyed too.

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TeresaP
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our chef was amazing!! My daughters 18th bday and he made it so fun for her and all of us!!! I can't remember his name but I think it started with a V..maybe Veno...I don't know..but he was amazing!!!!

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AmbiorixC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food3service3ambience3

I not the same as before the pandemic, need to improved everything and the price was very high. Need to cut down the price

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

My husband and I love this place and normally when we go here service is outstanding. For this visit service was off.

Staring off, our reservation was at 730pm EST and we received our text to be seated at 756pm EST. What’s the point of making reservations when you still have to wait for almost 30 minutes?!?!

Then at first, our server was overly aggressive and borderline rude. As the night went on he became more friendly but first impressions are everything. They didn’t have the alcohol we drink, so no drinks for us!

In conclusion, the chef was good but at the end he seemed ready to leave so the food tasted a little undone for me.

This was average for us last night and we’re use to excellent when we go here. We’ll go back but for the prices these actions can improve!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded 6 hours 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It was an overall good experience, as usual, but we did not like the new seasoning that is being put on the food. If it was just on one item it may be okay, but you could taste it in everything.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded 6 hours ago

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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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good service, good flavor!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded 6 hours ago

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

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KaycieO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Worst experience at Kobe and we have bee there many many times. The server got our drinks wrong the whole time. You still Advertise kids eat free on a Tuesday’s and she didn’t. (I wouldn’t have ordered her food) I got shafted on my chicken because the cook forgot I ordered it. It was
My daughters actual birthday and he still wouldn’t give her a free meal. This was a terrible experience. What can you do to fix this for me?

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded 2 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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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It Was Nice As Usual

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded 2 days ago

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

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KiaraT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing energy and atmosphere was amazing as we’ll definitely will be returning. Customer service was great

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded 4 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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ClaytonH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food and great customer service!!!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded 5 days ago

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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FrancineF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NAAN was an amazing cook. The food was delicious. I would definitely let him cook for us again.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded 2 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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OpenTable Diner
Miami
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my 11 year old sons birthday and his friends came along and it was super fun and all the kids loved the food. Good and service was excellent
Thank you

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded 6 hours 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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PriscillaB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing I had a great birthday and I felt very appreciated and it was a great birthday dinner with friends and family

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded 5 days 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Had the sirloin and chicken. You get so much food you end up having to take it home. You really get your moneys worth.

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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CraigH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ty was our chief and he was amazing. He kept us laughing the whole time.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded 2 days 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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vipKellyK
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time at this location and no complaints. Food is great, so is the service. We came for my daughter’s birthday and the other little two loved watching the chef cook at our table.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded 6 days ago

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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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was fantastic, the food slot more salty then Benihana if you like Japanese Hibachi style. My wife who has issues with a lot of sodium couldn’t really eat the food. Food was great if you like a lot of seasoning and salt. I would recommend if you like high seasoned food.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded 6 days ago

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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MarshaF
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Kinda high priced but food was excellent, cook was excellent and funny. Little slow service on getting drinks.. overall very good.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded 6 days ago

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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience from the minute we walked through the front door. Delicious too!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on June 11, 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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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Not the best chef we have had there but still good. Not the most well seasoned either. Usually it’s better, but still good

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on June 10, 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Our chef Shawn was impressive and entertaining. His food tasted amazing and my family took home 6 To Go boxes. Lots of good food! Anthony our server gave exceptional service. We will be going back as we were very satisfied with our entire dining experience.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on June 10, 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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Mone
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaun is the best Cook been there since 2011 have Great sense of humor!! Very funny young guy

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on June 10, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ashli was our waitress and she was AMAZING!!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on June 9, 2021

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

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MelM
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

18% Automatic Gratuity is automatically added to your checks for large parties regardless of the billing breakdown. The food and the staff was great. And the servings are huge!! Make sure to make a reservation!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on June 7, 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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Rita
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome crew! Loved my Cook! Great entertainment.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on June 9, 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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MindiR
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great chef & assistant. Manager was very helpful with a slight problem we had only negative hard 2 have a conversation very noisy & we were spread out at the table. Plentry of food !!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on June 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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LuvSteak
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall the experience was a good one. Two issues I have, one is the overall noise level was intrusive. In an environment where interaction with your chef is part of the experience the noise and masks made it difficult at best. The second was the rudeness of the hostess outside. When trying to get clarification on how long the reservation would be held I was rudely cut off mid-sentence and told to listen. I would have been happy to listen if she was providing even the slightest bit of information related to my question.
The food, waiter, and bussers were all very good and Ty our chef was excellent!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on June 6, 2021

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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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great for birthdays and gatherings!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on June 7, 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!!! And lots of it!!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on June 5, 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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vipBobby
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good but our chef was exceptional! Great laugh!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on June 5, 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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TahitaG
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our famiky had a wonderful time celebrating our honor graduate. Loved our chef.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on June 4, 2021

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

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CatrinaC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't like the fact that an automatic gratuity is charged at 18% .

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on June 4, 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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LisaH
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was our first experience at Kobe’s. The food was delicious and the service and chef were wonderful! The only negative thing is the group tables are so close together and it made the noise level so loud you could not converse with people in your own party. We will definitely go again though.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on June 2, 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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Used2LoveThisPlace
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food portion sizes have gone down quite a bit. The waitress couldn't be understood because she was wearing a mask. Everyone in my party had to keep asking her to repeat herself. So inconvenient and embarassing. The chef was good and talkative but couldn't hear him because he was wearing a mask, also. My parents eventually gave up and stopped interacting with him and I had to interpret/mediate between him and the waitress. So very sad. The chef didn't do the train animation and he didn't do the butter-fly animation. The bill included an 18% gratuity, but the waitress left our drinks sit empty for too long. All in all, it wasn't worth the $160+ we spent. We were hoping that this visit would be better than before - but it was worse. We will think twice before returning.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on June 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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ChristinaH1228
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I had a great time at Kobe’s! The service was amazing, and the food was even better!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on June 1, 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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Doug
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

All-In-All we had a most enjoyable evening. Our Reservations were "spot on" and although arriving a little early, we were immediately taken to our table. Great. Vedo? our Chef and An our Server were nothing short of Great.

For some reason my Food, the Kobe Trio w/Filet was O.K. My whole meal seemed short on flavor compared to my last @ the Kobe in Seminole, FL. (Seasoning) Maybe it was just me. My wife had the Shrimp & Filet and loved every bite of her meal.

Great Restaurant and we'll be going to the newest location in Clearwater in July during our "Beach Week" at our condo!

One thing worthy of mentioning. On our Reservation I specifically stated we were celebrating our Anniversary (50th) yet the Birthdays were immediately acknowledged at our table, but nothing re: our Anniversary...kinda a bummer as it was a "Special Night" for my wife in particular..

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on June 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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GurneyW
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Chef was excellent and humorous.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on June 1, 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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vipRobert
Tampa
39 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best time we have had here! Our chef was very entertaining and the food was fabulous!!! We all had such a great time!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on June 1, 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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TeritaS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience at Kobe's was fantastic. My cook was the "new black - japanese" guy and he keep us entertained and seasoned food terrifically. The whole overall evening was GREAT🙂 he had his own original jokes and gave awesome customer service!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on June 2, 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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Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon is rated 4.6 stars by 1176 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.