Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman

4.6
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$30 and under
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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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Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great! We were there for our anniversary.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded a day ago

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

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SJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've always received excellent service and the price is reasonable. So much food, I had to get takeout!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded a day ago

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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Orlando
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I’m very disappointed in the fact it was my sons birthday and we always do hibachi for his birthday but moved out of winter garden so we made reservations at Kobe’s . The food was okay saturated in soy sauce and butter . Could not qualify for free birthday dinner since we didn’t apply for a _”membership “ but we were charged an adult meal although my son just turned 11. When we brought it up to the server he told us he would tell his manger to fix it . The manager asked us how we ordered the meal . We stated when the server came around the table he ordered the chicken and the manager stated we had to specify that we wanted the children’s meal . This cost $10 more . What a joke . Never coming back who a tourists trap. It not our responsibility to specify I’d clear the is a child .

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded a day ago

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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OT
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Love the food! Chef Pandora was amazing!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on January 6, 2020

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

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Key West
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Du show du show du show! Dîner fantastique avec un chef cuisinier pour un spectacle culinaire. Les plats teppaniaky sont délicieux, les cuissons parfaites! A recommencer

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on January 10, 2020

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

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BL
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun. A lot of food. Great time. Funny chef. No long waits for food or drinks.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on January 6, 2020

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

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AP
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Twee was a great server. Super chef too

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on January 6, 2020

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

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SL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Tharry was awesome!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on January 6, 2020

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

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was a mix up with our booking. I booked the night before for 18:00. When double checking today there was no booking on record and I booked for a later time. When I arrived the restaurant couldn’t find record of either booking, but managed to seat us after a 15min wait. I received a “no-show” e-mail

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on January 6, 2020

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

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TN
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server and cook was superb .
Fast , friendly, and prompt.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on January 6, 2020

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I decided to bring my wife here, her first time & as always, Kobe's never disappoints ..front the chef to the food .. everything was perfect!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on January 6, 2020

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

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JR
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! So much food.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on January 10, 2020

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

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JW
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect atmosphere and Houston was incredible as our waiter. Would definitely recommend this property and will go there again ourselves soon!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on January 6, 2020

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Overall experience was very good. Seating by the table is cramped up. If you are seated by strangers definently you will be heating elbows and making new friends.
If you go there first time its fun and funny. Every other time jokes become lame and if you look for experience personalization shoud be priority.

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Responded on December 23, 2019

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

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JR
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was amazing. This was a better experience from the last time.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on December 23, 2019

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

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DG
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

We ended up having to wait an awfully long time to be seated, then it seemed like we waited a long time for our food. It would have been OK if we were more informed during the process.

Our chef may have been having a bad day, but he made us uncomfortable more than actually making us laugh. I feel like that was also the case for the party that sat with us.

The food and drinks were good, though. Same quality I would expect from any Kobe.

I have always loved Kobe, but I'm not sure that I would return to this location.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on December 23, 2019

We’re sorry that you were disappointed during your recent visit with us. Please take a moment to contact us with check information for our team to reach back to you. Your feedback helps us to make improvements and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Please feel free to "Copy/Paste" your review in order to save time. Thank you.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Kobe’s experience is pretty consistent. We went here for my husband’s birthday. Always a good show while you watch your food being cooked.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on December 19, 2019

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

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LC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Our server was amazing!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on December 16, 2019

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

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a 16th birthday dinner. It was so much fun as usual and welcoming. The food was amazing as usual. Highly recommend this place!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on December 16, 2019

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on December 19, 2019

Thank you for dining with us. Domo Arigato.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We waited for an hour with reservation

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on December 12, 2019

We sincerely apologize for the experience and inconvenience. 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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Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on December 11, 2019

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

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KA
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NEVER HAD A BAD MEAL AT KOBE! LOVE THE SHOW AND SERVICE

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on December 11, 2019

Thank you for dining with us. Domo Arigato!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my friend’s birthday and everything was fine! Luke was our server & he was Excellent!! Eddie was our chef & he was fun & entertaining! He was also careful to not mix up our food with another girls food as she had a shellfish allergy ... great evening overall!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on December 3, 2019

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

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M
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE this Kobe’s! Server Happy and Chef Eddie are the best. Food is always amazing, service is spectacular, and it’s always a great experience. I love bringing my friends to Kobe’s!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on November 29, 2019

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner. This location is fantastic. They go out of their way to make the experience great.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on December 3, 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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AW
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the visit
Great place for Birthday celebrations

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on November 27, 2019

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

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MR
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything about the experience was awesome. chef Yabu was fantastic. Server Polly was on top of everything.
Food portions were a lot. Maybe serve one or the other but not both (fried rice and grilled noodles).
other than the portion being too much, our experience at Kobe's was a 10 out of 10!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on November 27, 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
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food ;;Birthday fun too!! Thank you,,,,soooo good!!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on November 25, 2019

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

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JC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun environment & great food for a 21st birthday dinner!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on November 25, 2019

Happy 21st Birthday. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us.

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JA
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The people that had shrimp said the were cooked to long. Rubbery hard to eat.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on November 27, 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. 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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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and entertainment for the whole family.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on November 25, 2019

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

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LJ
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Anniversary

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on November 25, 2019

Happy Anniversary!! Domo Arigato.

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HH
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have been many times and always have a good time.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on November 20, 2019

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

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MH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to multiple Kobe Locations thru the years. This was bar far our best experience. Our entire team was extremely attentive to everyone at the table and the Chef was great entertainment! We Will be coming back again for sure!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on November 20, 2019

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

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FS
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We waited to be seated only to be served the salad and soup then had to wait an hour after eating salad for the cook to finally come out. Then he came out didn’t do a performance and burnt my steak. It was really horrible I don’t know if they have new people but I need the old employees back.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on November 20, 2019

We’re sorry to hear that your recent visit was not up to par. Please take a moment to contact us at the corporate office 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. Thank you.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dinner and a show. Enjoyable time at Kobe with good food and friendly service. Large amounts of food, good selection of drinks all for reasonable prices.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on November 18, 2019

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

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HL
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phi and Tho Le was awesome.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on November 15, 2019

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

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RM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to eat at Kobe’s. The service is fantastic and we always enjoy the show and food.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on November 18, 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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KB
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Had a great experience

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on November 15, 2019

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

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