Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman

4.7
750 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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 750 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
service
4.6
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CourtneyB
Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef was outstanding, great personality, and entertaining

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded a day ago

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

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ZettyJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The restaurant was too loud and scary for my 3 year old grandson. We heard other children crying at a nearby table during the fire cooking tricks. The server was efficient but never smiled. The chef was great but I couldn't hear him most of the time. Food was awesome.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded a day 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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ChristinaH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our chef (We) was amazing! He was engaged and energetic! By far the best experience we’ve had at Kobe’s. We look Howard to coming back in the near future!!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded a day 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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CHerylS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service & entertainment. The food was so good and filing. I would highly recommend.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
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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Chris
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. Accommodated food allergies for one guest in a party of ten. Overall great experience.

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Responded 4 days ago

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

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GeniceS
Orlando
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food delicious, great server and funny chef, we need to wait even that we made reservations, but overall great experience totally recommend

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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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vipChels
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and such great portions! Will definitely be going back.

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Responded 6 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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CandiAnne
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Utterly amazing!! We left so stuffed lol. Though there were 9 of us at the table we could still hear each other. They had plastic barriers up between the parties for covid concerns. The food was completely on point. We were pleasantly surprised by the bill, even with me having the steak and lobster. It was a perfect mother's day

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded 7 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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ShaynaK
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant and location was perfect for my 27th birthday dinner! So much fun, entertaining, GREAT quality food, and incredible overall experience!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
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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JacquelineC
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We did go on an extremely busy day with reservations. They made us wait outside and it was hot only 2 seats were available outside. When we were let in 15 minutes past our reservation they had the whole waiting area which is separated empty. It would have been much nicer to let us wait there as we would have spent money getting a drink while we waited. Overall once we were sat our waitress and chef were amazing as usual.

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Responded 4 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. We are always looking for ways to accommodate all our guests and ensure their happiness. Your comment is valuable and we will certainly take it into consideration! Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience you may have experienced.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating Mother’s Day!! The

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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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DanE
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Not bad. Not sure what to say. It was hibachi and my wife and kids had sushi as well.

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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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DevonC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always, we enjoy passing special moments at Kobes.

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Responded 7 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
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are tappanyaki lovers and the quality was a plus

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on May 9, 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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CurtisS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to eat Japanese Steakhouse. This is one of the best we have ever been to. The service was great. The Chef was great and most of all the food was so flavorful. We would definitely recommend Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman for locals and travelers alike. The Japanese Old Fashioned was fantastic as well. Very unique twist on a classic cocktail.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on May 9, 2021

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 love hearing from our Guests and knowing our Team made sure you had an amazing experience!

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LeonaD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and the chef was very entertaining!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on May 9, 2021

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

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JZvegas
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday party for 2 neighbors

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on May 9, 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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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great time with family for birthday

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Responded 2 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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YoungEarlybird
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early Mother’s Day

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Responded on May 5, 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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vipStoneBlue355977
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration but we frequent Kobe often! Always great service, food, entertainment and the double-check your order. Hot food with entertainment. What could be better?
Chef Wee and server Huin were so attentive. We could eat at Kobe every week. Wait, we almost do!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on May 5, 2021

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 love hearing from our Guests and knowing our Team made sure you had an amazing experience!

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StephanieS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Love using my birthday reward!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on May 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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vipKRod
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time. Food is awesome, service great, chefs could be a bit more entertaining- they tend to not do so much when in a rush

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on May 3, 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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KiaN
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eddie was great! Entertaining my kids loved him as the chef

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on May 5, 2021

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

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LeslieB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was an expensive night. Very loud very rushed. We thought we ordered house saki @ $7.00 a bottle and got Black saki at $25 a bottle. The food was good but over priced for the show we got. We were crammed in to the room like crazy and if your on the end seat... be prepared to be bumped and crammed into when food is brought in and out.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on May 3, 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. 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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SandyBB
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an experience, started from the minute we arrived. It was a busy Friday night, and we had reservations. We did not wait long to be seated. We were served drinks & our order was taken fairly quickly. The portion size is huge! Even the kids portion can be split! Overall, a great experience

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on May 3, 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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ConstanzaV
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, the food and the ambience were great. We had a wonderful time there!!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on May 3, 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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Sarah
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious hibachi, tons of food that can last me for two meals, reasonable prices, nice ambiance, and easy location to get to. This is my favorite hibachi spot in Orlando. Went there on a whim 2 days ago and our server, Hien was very attentive and personable. Also, Lil Panda is a fantastic chef!! I love Kobe!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on May 3, 2021

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 love hearing from our Guests and knowing our Team made sure you had an amazing experience!

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CourtneyG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Waited 45 minutes to get sat after having a reservation.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on April 30, 2021

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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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always visit this location. Harry is the absolute best chef and it’s one of the reasons we always go to this location! The staff is always nice and courteous as well.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on May 3, 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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MelissaB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, delicious food, great convenient location. Would definetly visit here again on my next visit to orlando

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on April 30, 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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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome and such a great experience

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on May 3, 2021

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

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vipImpresme
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great going there after a long day at Volcano Bay. We’ve been going to Kobe’s for so long we have seen just about everything but the chef did a great job at still entertaining and doing new things! The food was cooked perfectly and the waitress was on top of keeping our glasses full. They are good about keeping people safe with shields between parties, masks and sanitizer everywhere. We have been to everyone of Kobe’s locations and some are better than others but we really enjoyed our time with friends and family this night!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on April 29, 2021

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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jamesbond
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

food was excellent. our cook was funny, and the strangers we sat with were energetic.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on April 28, 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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SkylarJ
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!! Will be back next time we are in town!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on April 28, 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
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome experience as always!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on April 27, 2021

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

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Cooper
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! I loved the clear partitions in netween each party!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on April 26, 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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Lolo
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, reservations strongly recommended especially on the weekends, great service.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on April 26, 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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LauraB
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was awesome! I took my Girl Scout troop as a year end celebration and knew most of them had never experienced a Japanese Steakhouse before. They all took pictures and videos. Their favorite part was the fire 🔥. Great memories forever 💗 thank you for the awesome time!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on April 26, 2021

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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AliciaL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The portions were very small for the price and the food was just not that great.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on April 25, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to share your concerns. At Kobe, we strive to provide our customers the best quality & delicious food, excellent customer service, and maintain the same quantity of food by doing a quantity check with each order. 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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HollyB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and the chef was very entertaining. I would recommend this place to anyone. In fact everytime we are in Orlando we go eat here and have never been disappointed.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman
Responded on April 25, 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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Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman is rated 4.7 stars by 750 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.