Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista

4.8
898 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
For parties of 11 guests or more, please contact your preferred Kobe 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 898 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SulieM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great experience. Tony the manager is super cool! The food was outstanding ! They went the extra mile to recognize our birthdays!

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Responded 15 hours 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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GeorgeE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Kobe provides a unique dining experience. It is a combination cooking show and very good dining. The service is excellent and the server and cook do a great job of responding to customer needs and request. It was my wife and I first experience with Kobe and we most likely will be repeat customers and hopefully include other family members as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for celebrate our anniversary! Thanks a lot for the good service and the delicious food!!! 100% recommended!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday gathering

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded 15 hours 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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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and outstanding service

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AdriannaB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was the best!
Our server Annie was very attentive with refills for everyone. Chef Shima was very entertaining! His skills were top notch. Tony the manager was accommodating as well. Highly recommend!

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AP0511
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! The staff was quick to accommodate our party of 10 celebrating 2 birthdays and early mothers day.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded 4 days ago

We so appreciate your positive review on your most recent visit with us. We take pride in providing an amazing experience and happy to hear that reflected in your visit.

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gloriac
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of fun! Food was absolutely delicious. Had steak and scallops and they were perfect. Would definitely go back. Probably great with a group!!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded 4 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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JenT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still has strong Covid protections in place and felt completely safe.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded 4 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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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthdays!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. We will definitely come back when we’re in town again!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded 6 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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FantasticFox
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fun time!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded 15 hours ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good service was good overall great experience

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded 7 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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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a great experience as always at Kobe.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice way to celebrate our cheerleaders

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DULCIMAR
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food awsome.e, great service. But too much people insiste.

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SabrinaK
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The food was very bland. Even with sauce added. This was so unfortunate as based on the reviews I was really looking forward to dining at Kobe. The service was okay. I would not choose this restaurant again.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded on May 3, 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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vipKristopherB
Oklahoma City
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Smaller food portions than we are used to visiting other Hibachi restaurants but it was all prepared and cooked to perfection.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
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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vipsmm1
New England
15 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Abe, Joseph and Manager Tony provided a memorable dining experience and a delicious meal.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded on April 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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AngelaM
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family dinner! Tony, Kazuki and May were wonderful. Will definitely be back

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded on April 29, 2021

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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TishaS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic experience. Both kids and adults enjoyed it. The employees were on point from the moment we walked in until the time we left. Really great staff. Most importantly the food was delicious and very generous. Thank you for making my husbands birthday so enjoyable!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded on April 28, 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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Bill
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have to go to Kobe whenever we are in the area. One of our favorite places. Food is always good, get plenty. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Was there for my birthday and they sang to me and a birthday cupcake.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded on April 28, 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 April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the top down this was a great experience. We truly enjoyed the hospitality.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded on April 25, 2021

We so appreciate your positive review on your most recent visit with us. We take pride in providing an amazing experience and happy to hear that reflected in your visit.

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ZBTMARK
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from Michael. Tony was very attentive as the manager. Pasuki (not sure of spelling) was entertaining and skilled. The taste was amazing.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded on April 26, 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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JohnG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service all the way up to the manager tony making sure everything went well couldn’t ask fo better service our cook was awesome! Will be back again!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded on April 27, 2021

We so appreciate your positive review on your most recent visit with us. We take pride in providing an amazing experience and happy to hear that reflected in your visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

This was our first time at this location and it’s pretty small and tight

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded on April 26, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. 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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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joseph, our waiter and Aba, our chef were wonderful and made our night out great! Our food was cooked to perfection!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded on April 25, 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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DebbieS
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration for my husband and son.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded on April 26, 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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MichaelV
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Terrific overall. Good plentiful. Chef was entertaining. I’d go back for sure.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded on April 26, 2021

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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Brandylyn
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was EXCELLENT!!! Food was PLENTIFUL!!!! Had more than enough for lunch the next day!!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded on April 26, 2021

We so appreciate your positive review on your most recent visit with us. We take pride in providing an amazing experience and happy to hear that reflected in your visit.

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Karenk
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I “unknowingly” tipped 20% on top of the already added 18% service charge. We were only a table of 4. Not 6.

The waiter should have told me there was a 18% service charge already added to the Bill. I was a waiter for 4 years in college. I always told my customers when we added a service charge.

Not happy.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded on April 25, 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. If the service is not up to your standard or at any time you wish to remove the service charge, please feel free to ask our management team to remove it for you. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience you may have experienced.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded on April 26, 2021

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and portions are huge. Loved it all!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded on April 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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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my daughters birthday and everything from start to finish was wonderful. Joseph was the server, the cook was amazing, all of the food was wonderful & he did a lot of fun tricks for us. The manager, Tony came over and made sure we enjoyed everything at the end. Everyone was a delight. Thank you for making the occasion special for us. Would definitely recommend for any special occasion.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded on April 23, 2021

We so appreciate your positive review on your most recent visit with us. We take pride in providing an amazing experience and happy to hear that reflected in your visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, Yama, Natalie and the manager super hosts.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded on April 21, 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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MMK1
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service... good value for food served

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded on April 22, 2021

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

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BryanM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely had a fantastic time with the family. The chef was amazing and talented. The food was great! Can’t wait to go again.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded on April 20, 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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MCKENZIEL
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service ! We were very pleased with the server & the food

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded on April 19, 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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NancyB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We do enjoy Kobe. The pandemic means some of the "entertainment" value has been toned down. The portions of food are astronomical!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded on April 20, 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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Alexrramirez
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food amazing service Hannah is great! Manager was so attentive. Chef was on point and hilarious!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded on April 19, 2021

We so appreciate your positive review on your most recent visit with us. We take pride in providing an amazing experience and happy to hear that reflected in your visit.

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