Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Clearwater

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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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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great Place!!! Great Service!!! Yummy food!!! Had another great experience at Kobe's Clearwater location. They took wonderful care of my family and went out of there way to make my son's birthday dinner a success. We come as often as we can and have always had a great experience. We will definitely be back again!!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Clearwater
Responded 3 days ago

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

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VM
Tampa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful birthday dinner celebration for my sister!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Clearwater
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for dining with us Veronica!

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

We had a great time, only negative was still having to wait 30 min for a table even with a reservation. We were delighted to see new vegan options on the menu and were very impressed with the knowledge of vegan options from our waiter. The tofu wasn’t cooked that great.... but overall a great experience and a perfect place for vegan and non vegans to enjoy a nice birthday dinner out!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Clearwater
Responded 5 days ago

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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CB
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I always feel to cramped at the tables. People should not have to be touching each other.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Clearwater
Responded 5 days ago

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.

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CS
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, and just a fun place to go with the family.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Clearwater
Responded 5 days ago

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

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

We love the family friendly experience at Kobe’s- it’s a great place to celebrate special times and we enjoy watching the chef delight the children with his magic skills. The food is always excellent and portions are large, and the service is fast and accurate.

CK
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took sister for her birthday. Did need reservations, but it was worth it. Little pricey, but we had great time.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Clearwater
Responded on October 10, 2019

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

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CS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I love going to Kobé especially for the dinner for 2. You get a lot for your money and the show they put on while your food is being made is great! I always laugh and have a great time when I go!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Clearwater
Responded on October 10, 2019

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

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OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had one past birthday and two
upcoming and our daughter loves Kobe’s and wanted to go. She signed up in the past so received a discount for her bd dinner. They also bring a cupcake for each person celebrating and sing to them

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

I Always have a really good experience and time at Kobe’s.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Clearwater
Responded on October 10, 2019

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

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Loud food was OK expensive food for what you get. Unable to do substitute and they charge 2 for low carb eliminating the rice and noodles and increasing the vegetables. I will not return.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Clearwater
Responded on October 10, 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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SB
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another enjoyable dinner at Kobes love this place would reccomend this place to anyone

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Clearwater
Responded on October 4, 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.

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BG
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I didn’t like our chef. We have been to Kobe many times and something happened that has never happened before. Marsha good night sir goody goody sauce. Normally, when the sheriff serve the yummy yummy in the goody goody sauces, give them to you at the same time. Our sh Marsha good night sir goody goody sauce. Normally, when the chef serves the yummy yummy in the goody goody sauces, and give them to you at the same time. Our chef served the yummy yummy sauce and he made a comment about it and I didn’t quite catch it but he did not serve the goody-goody sauce and I believe he did it on purpose. I had to actually ask for it for me and my wife. I looked around at other tables and the other tables had yummy yummy and goody-goody sauce but ours did not. You would’ve thought that when I asked for it for myself and my wife, he would have served it to everyone else but he did not. It is not going to keep me from coming back but still, I thought it was weird that he would do that.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Clearwater
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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CM
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was really good. The waiter was really nice and very helpful. The cook put on an amazing show. I was very pleased.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Clearwater
Responded on October 4, 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.

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NK
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our 19th year of marriage. Thank you Kobe for such a delicious dinner.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Clearwater
Responded on October 4, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! Domo arigato!

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n
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Food is always decent but the last few visits the service has been horrendous!! Waitress was inattentive and seem bothered that she had to work as well as the chef. Very disappointing and won't be back.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Clearwater
Responded on October 10, 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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DF
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Not sure if I would recommend You really feel rushed to get done and get out which is why most box up their dinners to take home Food Not as good as it used to be See cut backs in sauces Not offered but need to ask They plate your salad and soup and take the rest away Less meat on your plate We can see where they are cutting back but prices remain the same

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Clearwater
Responded on September 30, 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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SS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Took a friend for a birthday dinner. Food and service is excellent, but the tables can be a little cramped when full. Had a fun experience and plenty of leftovers. My filet and scallops were cooked perfectly.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Clearwater
Responded on September 30, 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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 2

You MUST download the Kobé app and receive a birthday coupon to get your meal free. I called ahead to see if the manager would honor the coupon since my mom hadn’t received it yet because before new management, they used to go off your ID for the birthday. By phone they said yes & that they would notate our reservation. Once arriving at the restaurant, I informed the waiter multiple times that it’s notated on our reservation. Our dinner had been over and after waiting for the manager, he came over and questioned us like we were liars, once he realized we were the ones who called, he claimed that they “didn’t know who called” and only honored $15 rather than the full $25 coupon. Overall it was a disappointing experience because the manager could’ve made it a lot better and more professional. Not coming back to this location again.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Clearwater
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We strive everyday 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 comments are imperative in helping us improve our restaurants, please accept our apologies for any inconvenience you may have experienced.

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WL
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love love love Kobe’s!! My family is so stoked our favorite Chef is back, Hau! We’ve been faithful patrons here at the Kobes Clearwater location for over 5 years and we have never been disappointed. Top Notch service.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Clearwater
Responded on September 24, 2019

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

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NS
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great as it always is! Thanks for making my dads 84th birthday special!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Clearwater
Responded on September 23, 2019

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

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PB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food and service! Fun place to go!! Party of five and we all enjoyed ourselves! The shrimp and chicken is my favorite!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Clearwater
Responded on September 23, 2019

Thank you for dining with us, PhillipB! We appreciate your feedback and look forward to your next visit.

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OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter Birthday! Service and food was excellent.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Clearwater
Responded on September 19, 2019

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

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 4

My girlfriend and I frequent this restaurant often and we were very disappointed with our experience this evening. Typically it is a wonderful night out with great food and service, but this evening our experience was not the same. We were sitting at a table with a family and a another couple. The couple shared a meal and the family ordered two kids meals for their two children. Both the couple we were eating with and the four-year-old next to us got noticeably larger portions even though they were paying for a kids meal and they were splitting a meal. We were both paying full price entrées and got much smaller portions than them. It was very disappointing. Typically we leave the restaurant full and with leftovers, but this time neither one of us had anything left on our plates. This has never happened in our many years going to this restaurant. We wanted to express our disappointment and frustration with this evening. It has left us thinking should we start splitting a meal and getting larger portion sizes for half the price?

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Clearwater
Responded on September 16, 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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XM
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome dining experience as usual! Great food & great people. Can't wait to go again!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Clearwater
Responded on September 19, 2019

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

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and experience for my Husband’s birthday.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Clearwater
Responded on September 23, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! Domo arigato!

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l
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love eating here, we come every year on Christmas day, and this time we had 3 people celebrating birthdays.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Clearwater
Responded on September 16, 2019

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

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l
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So accommodating to our dietary needs. We always love it!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Clearwater
Responded on September 12, 2019

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

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

A very nice atmosphere and very funny chefs, the food is good and portions are great. Would be better if they incorporated some compound butter and yum yum sauce into their cooking! Overall it was great.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Clearwater
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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OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Didn’t get birthday dinner free or discounted for my son. I guess you need a birth certificate even though they said I did not.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Clearwater
Responded on August 28, 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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H
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time. Danny our chef was awesome... We will definitely be back.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Clearwater
Responded on August 28, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! Domo Arigato!

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e
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Kobe is always a place on my list for celebrations. The food is always delicious and well prepared. The service is wonderful, and the best quality for the price.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Clearwater
Responded on August 28, 2019

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

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TB
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time and great food! The service was fantastic, and the chef was funny!
Pretty noisy though...

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Clearwater
Responded on August 26, 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. We apologize for the inconvenience you might have experienced.

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DS
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Everything was great except we had reservations for 7:30 and we weren't seated until an hour after that, even though we had the full party ready..

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Clearwater
Responded on August 22, 2019

Hi DavidS! We apologize for the inconvenience of the long time and strongly recommend that you book Priority Seating with us in advance and online, which guarantees the shortest available wait time. 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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E
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I bring 6 people to eat 4 a and two babys the rice over cook over pay on two dinners the MRG was not nice to us we come there all the time not good time at all. 813-650-1003

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Clearwater
Responded on August 22, 2019

I'm sorry to hear that your recent visit was not up to par. Would you please contact me at the email below 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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MM
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and great service. Would definitely recommend.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Clearwater
Responded on August 22, 2019

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

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PS
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Easy to make online reservations Love the birthday promotion

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Clearwater
Responded on August 22, 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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DG
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Loved the show! Everything was the way a good busy restaurant should be. Attentive but not overbearing, appetizers were served well before main meal, all in all a great dining environment!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Clearwater
Responded on August 26, 2019

Thank you for dining with us, Dennis. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you soon!

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TV
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

We've been going to Kobe Clearwater every year for the last 15 yrs or more in June and August for our kids birthday's, and it's almost ALWAYS a 5 star experience. However, our experience this past Saturday night was terrible and were very disappointed. First off, we had a reservation but were asked to wait for a hibachi table to open. After waiting 20 mins my son asked to borrow my cell, which was in the bottom of my purse. When I pulled it out I noticed I had a missed text from Kobe from 5 mins earlier letting me know our table was ready. No one advised me I would get a text msg and could've been sat earlier. Then the chef mumbles everything he says the entire time he's cooking. No one could hear or understand a word. He messed up all his tricks, dropped a cooking fork, dropped an egg on the grill instead of the bowl, etc. But the worst part was his cooking. He burnt everything!! My family sat on the end to his far right... and he started serving from his far left. So by the time he was serving us, he was scrapping off burnt food from the grill, and THAT'S what he put on our plates!! Our rice was hard and crunchy with black rice all through it, and the vegetables and noodles were also soggy and burnt. The steak wasn't burnt but it sure tasted like it by the time it was mixed in with the rest of the burnt food on our plates. At one point my daughter asked the cook how long he had been cooking there and he said he had been working there for 10 yrs as a waiter and just recently started cooking. THAT EXPLAINS IT! During our meal, other staff started prepping the table beside us for new guests and were literally THROWING all the plates down on the table. We about jumped out of our seats when the first plate landed! Needless to say it was just awful all the way around. And my son's birthday dinner was not a happy experience this year. He said he was jealous of the table next to us who were laughing hysterically and applauding their chef!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Clearwater
Responded on August 19, 2019

I'm sorry to hear that your recent visit was not up to par. Would you please reach out to us via email 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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CH
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun place for a birthday celebration

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Clearwater
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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