Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kissimmee

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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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and experience was good. Enjoy our chef. Our only complaint is that even with a reservation, and it wasn’t busy, we had to wait 30 minutes to be seated.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kissimmee
Responded 2 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. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience you may have experienced.

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SC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding chef was amazingly funny will definitely be back

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kissimmee
Responded 2 days ago

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

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OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kissimmee
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for dining with us. Domo Arigato!!

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IQ
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My only complaint is that there is sometimes a noisy group nearby.Kast night there was a group of 16 seniors behind us that were VERY loud but obviously having a good time.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kissimmee
Responded on January 10, 2020

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. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience you may have experienced.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and friendly service

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kissimmee
Responded on January 10, 2020

Thank you for dining with us. Domo Arigato!!

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RD
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go every time we come to Central Florida. Great food and value

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kissimmee
Responded on January 10, 2020

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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R
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire staff were very accommodating, food was delicious as usual... we enjoyed the time together at this location .

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kissimmee
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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OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our chef was hilarious! He kept the conversation going and made everyone laugh. Everyone was friendly and attentive. Food allergies were addressed promptly and dealt with appropriately. Quality of food was great and portions were huge! Outstanding experience!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kissimmee
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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GA
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's pretty pricey, but we had a lot of fun! Go for the experience, leave with enough food for another two meals.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kissimmee
Responded on January 10, 2020

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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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday . It is always a great experience, atmosphere and customer service. Food is great and big amount.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kissimmee
Responded 2 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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EH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kobe is one of our favorite restaurants. We always request Nikki as our Chef.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kissimmee
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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LA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Cook was entertaining, but not a good cook. Rice and noodles had too much garlic, sirloin pieces weren't bite size and shrimp was undercooked. He was clearly rushed. The protein sizes were smaller then usual and compensated with extra carbs. A trend I noticed recently. It was New Years Eve and our annual family tradition, but next year we will do something else. The thing that angered me most was the server not giving me my birthday reward which I get every year. The excuse was the holiday, but that's never been an issue before. I mentioned it to the Manager on the way out and she said I should have gotten it. What good is telling me that...when I already paid and the reward expires on January 1st. Her solution... let her know the next time we have dinner and she will honor it. Not how I want to go out to dinner...hassling with the Manager about a reward I should have been given. That's just bad customer service. The Kissimmee location has declined over the years with 30 minute to an hour wait times with a reservation... n not on holidays. This is not a good use of time, its not a good value for my money with less protein and extra carbs...and just not worth the inconsistency in service or quality. So our NY Eve dinner tradition was a bust and now no longer. Honestly, a bummed out because my family has spent at least 15 years having birthdays and New Years at Kobes that we won't be having anymore.

b
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

For the first time in nearly 25 years of going to this location, we question going back. The meats were very salty, the server did not come back for drink re fills and DONT order chicken any longer as they over cook it severely!! We understand being sure it is cooked but this was like jerky and salty. The soup was hot and tasty, the chef was nice but food quality seems to be going down hill and over seasoned. When we expressed this to the manager we were told om our next visit to just ask for meat with no seasoning. Seems odd if everyone felt it's salty maybe re think the pre seasoning.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had a marvelous time!

WW
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience2

Normally we have a great time at Kobe‘s. This last visit the cook was awful. The food did not taste good at all. Very disappointed.

KB
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We dined here before and the experience was as expected. On 12/28 we had reservations for 9:30pm a party of 8. They added 2 more people to be seated with us. The chef said he was supposed to get off at 9pm and they made him stay even though he wanted to leave. He knew the couple that were not with our party and talked to them mostly. He divided up the rice portions so that couple’s plates were overflowing and my party received really much smaller portions. My husband and I were taking out 6 teenagers to celebrate a birthday and their rice was gone after only a few bites. I complained to my husband and the chef could hear. The chef overflowed my plate with noodles and said here you go mommy, eat... eat it all. I wanted to give him a piece of my mind but I didn’t want to ruin the birthday party. The couple on the end also received some of our meat portion. They each had so much food to go they each had 2 full boxes of meat and 2 full boxes of rice. Those are some of the portions I was charged for my party of 8. I appreciate when we have a great experience and am known to be a great tipper. The chef got nothing from me. I own not complaining to the manager but there are a lot of other places we can try. I expect to find a place that values their patrons.

LF
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My party got to the restaurant and got our seats within a very reasonable time. We were seated and getting our drinks ready for our entertainment/cook to begin.We were eating and laughing at the same time.

RW
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Called because due to a highway accident we might have been late. Told if we were more than 15 minutes late we would be treated as walk in. Got there 8 minutes late. Waited another 30 minutes after we got there because they were running behind.

Guy on the phone was rude and unaccomodating on the phone. Started with a bad tatse

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had a great meal here. We were a large party and had a reservation, however we were not seated until 30 minutes after our reservation time. It was slow to get drinks too, once we were seated. But once the chef came out with our food, it was a great experience. Chef and food were excellent as usual.

DK
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Family tradition

C
Indiana
25 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous. Our chef was very interactive. The food was exceptional. We definitely will be back the next time we are in Orlando.

g
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my wife's birthday. Great experience. Food was great, our server and chef were Right On, and we enjoyed the visit. Thank you

RD
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Like always. Food was great service was great and had a wonderful experienced cook.

OT
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great value for the $$.

KE
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our meal was very good. The cook was very nice but none of us could hear him so he nor us got the chance for interaction.

LB
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The chef spoke very little English. He did not understand what many of the people at the table were trying to explain.

JS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and entertainment. The seafood trio hit the spot

RW
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Kobes in Kissimmee. We made reservations a week in advance for my Grandaughters birthday. Toyota was our chef, and he did a great job as he has done in the past for us. Very good chef and extremely entertaining. We will be back soon!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kissimmee
Responded on December 24, 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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DB
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Management was rude, food was overcooked. Waste of time & money

BM
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We've been to several Kobe restaurants, many dozens of times, over the past 15 years. The service at the Kissimmee Kobe was some of the best service we've EVER had ANYWHERE and it blows away our past service at other Kobe restaurants, which has ranged from poor to acceptable. We simply couldn't stop talking about how great the service was. Not only was the wait staff exceptional, but the chef, who went by the name "Toyota", was one of the best hibachi chefs we've had anywhere. He was entertaining, polite, and went way beyond normal levels of service to accommodate his customers. It's a rare opportunity to note that the service out-shined the food. Even though we live an hour away in Tampa, this Kobe could be come our top choice in the future.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kissimmee
Responded on December 23, 2019

We appreciate your loyalty and business. 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. I made sure that Toyota and his team got the recognition they deserved.

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CS
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kobe’s has consistently provided a great dinner and great service, and for that we thank you and will constantly return.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kissimmee
Responded on December 23, 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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TW
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the serving size was enough for 3 people, it was my 1st time here and definitely will be back

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kissimmee
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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AL
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, love, this place. Great chefs, servers, management, food, and atmosphere. I go here several times a year and I will continue to do so in the futurr

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was Great! Our Chef Nikki was awesome

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kissimmee
Responded on December 23, 2019

Thank you for dining with us. Domo Arigato!!

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ND
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great staff.
Go was very entertaining.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kissimmee
Responded on December 23, 2019

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

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N
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time with great food. Consistently delivers an entertaining visit.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kissimmee
Responded on December 19, 2019

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 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have the best Hibachi food hands down. Would recommend to all

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kissimmee
Responded on December 19, 2019

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

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DK
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a great experience. The staff was exceptional. We had an infant with us so they purposely keep the flames down, which was very thoughtful of them. We had a large party and for several of the members it was the first time for them. We will be back.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kissimmee
Responded on December 17, 2019

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

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CM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice facility. I will certainly return here on my next visit. I have no complaints, only compliments.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kissimmee
Responded on December 17, 2019

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

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OT
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our chef was phenomenal, food and presentation was awesome!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kissimmee
Responded on December 16, 2019

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

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