Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon

4.6
1345 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 1345 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We visit Kobe frequently but this was our first time to the Brandon location. Don’t think we will be back. Atmosphere is cramped compared to other locations. But biggest factor was service “Bruce Lee” was our and seemed to be having a bad day. Very grumpy and “politely rude”. Had to ask for things multiple times and each time seemed to be a battle.

Was told sushi rice was not gluten free and would not serve any sushi due to gluten allergy. Never in life have we been denied sushi, due to gluten.

18% tip was added automatically for our party of 2. (We normally tip more than that, but I think this server is used to getting stiffed due to service so adds ahead of time) And sales tax was charged on the service charge. Don’t even think that’s legal.

We love Kobe, but will probably still to our usual Kissimmee location.

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Stevend
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I have been coming there for at least 12 years this is by far the worst SERVICE I have ever received,,,,,also the food was just before good....... and price ,if I ever new how much it would have cost I would have gone somewhere else....

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Shauna
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience4

My main complaint was with the food. Whoever does the Seasoning was having a bad night. The Filet I ordered was so saturated with black pepper that neither I nor my daughter could eat a single bite. The fried rice was way too salty. The vegetables were completely bland with no seasoning at all. I basically paid about $40 for a meal I couldn't eat. Very disappointed.

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Denise
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere, food, waiter and chef were Amazing! I will definitely be coming back!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded 2 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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ShayH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience1

The lady that sat us down was very rude she tried to force me into a booth and I couldn’t fit because of my size . I asked for only Broccoli theh gave me broccoli that was mixed into the vegetables already and I couldn’t eat it because I’m allergic to onions .. I asked for dibble rice they gave me rice and noodles .. ruined my birthday it was a horrible experience

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded 3 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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Denise
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food5service2ambience2

Time we got all our food they were bringing boxes and bags and sitting plates on table for next guest. That was very rude. I barely had started eating

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded 3 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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AlexP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food on point. Chef Tai is always amazing! Service was good. Had Danny boy. Prompt refills and attending to everyone’s needs.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded 3 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
Orlando
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great our cook was tai he was great will be asking for him again and his sister allasa was great waitress will ask for her the next trip

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

We booked a reservation for a Birthday celebration. If your going to plan a event or get together, make sure everyone is there at the scheduled time to start. This cooking and dining event is meant for everyone to see together from start to finish! Everyone enjoyed it from kids to grandparents. Best value is the combos: Soup, salad, rice, noodles, vegetables and meats. Can’t eat everything!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for such a great review. We work really hard to offer the best food in the best possible environment, so I am happy to see that reflected on your last visit. We appreciate and value your patronage and hope you will continue to make our restaurants your dining choice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kero was amazing he made my friends birthday amazing. The food was outstanding. We will be requesting him again on our next visit.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded 4 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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ChrisB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere. Great staff. Great food and great prices

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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DawnJ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looking for a dinner and entertainment all in one this is the place to go! Food and drinks are tasty. However, be prepared to spend some money though.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded 5 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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vipBobby
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

You are my fav restaurant. I’m always dragging my fam to eat there.
But the prices are getting out of hand.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded 5 days ago

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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great from the word welcome

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded 5 days ago

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

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TimothyF
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and all wore masks for our protection.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded 5 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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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic chef and server!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on September 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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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner with the fsmily

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on September 8, 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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AbiJ
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our chef was the best and made our birthday dinner special!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on September 7, 2021

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

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vipDonnaT
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We if reservations but did not get seated until about 30 minutes later and then sat and waited for another 30. The waiter was not that attentive, reached over my plate to give my mom her drink, then totally messed up our bill and when asked about it kept questioning what was wrong. He then walked around and I was like this is not ours nor this he said that it was another party that he thought was all together after even asking us. I know that times are tough due to covid and all but some of the mistakes were made out of carelessness not short staffed.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on September 7, 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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perry
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had a great time as always, food was GREAT, and will always be there for my birthday and my hubby,s birthday to. Keep up the GREAT WORK

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on September 7, 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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MsHarvey
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome very delicious food and the staff was really nice

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on September 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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BrianA
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Chef was entertaining. Would highly recommend this place.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on September 5, 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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EricO
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We came here for my wife's bday with the family. Everything was great to the food, chef as well as our server. Thanks for the great night.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on September 3, 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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michelleh
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our chef and server we fantastic!! the chef name was Shawn

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on September 1, 2021

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

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JenniferA
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made my son's birthday a great b-day dinner and ending to a great day.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on August 30, 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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Kellyb
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ichiban was our cook and he was the absolute best. EVERYTHING was delicious.. Alyssa was an awesome waitress. Definitely will be back

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on August 30, 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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DeeM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

The server was slow and did not respond nor was she knowledgeable

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on August 30, 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 August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was amazing as always our waitress Allison was so energetic and on top of everything every customer needed.

She even gave my boyfriend and I cupcakes for our date and made it a new thing we’re gonna call dates “Love Day”. It was a very special dinner for him and I, we appreciate our cook as well he was very funny.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on August 29, 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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TravineaM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kobe’s was really nice.
Brought my friend for his birthday.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on August 30, 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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LynnB
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there with my family for birthday brunch. The food was great as usual. We love the show they put on while preparing the meal. We had a good time.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on August 30, 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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LanetteR
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was too salty. He sprinkled salt on my broccoli and mushrooms and then doused it with a lot of soy sauce.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on August 29, 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Junior showed us a few things we hadn’t seen before

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on August 30, 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
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband birthday

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on August 24, 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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FranklinK
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very very good! Better than expected.
I will come as often as possible.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on August 24, 2021

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

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sara
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yabu is the best and funniest chef. Second time having him… he is the best!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on August 23, 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
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter was celebrating her 2020 college graduation! Her class never got to walk the stage due to Covid 19. It was so great of USF to allow them to do so a year later!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on August 23, 2021

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

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Bonbon
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and entertaining chef!! Worth the wait and money.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on August 23, 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 August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful. Food was excellent. We went late as well and didn’t feel rushed. Drinks were good also was happy hour . Love this place great ambiance as well!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on August 23, 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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JoyC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was me and my boyfriend's first time visiting Kobe's. We were celebrating our 2 year anniversary. We really didn't know what to expect. But, I must say that the food, the service and the overall restaurant experience far exceeded our expectations! We will definitely be back!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on August 23, 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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SamA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for asking me to take this survey.
I have been to Kobe more than once with family and friends and we always enjoyed.
This portion of the survey is not necessary.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Brandon
Responded on August 23, 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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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 1345 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.