Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista

4.8
824 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 824 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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craigf
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an unbelievable experience at the Kobe on Palm Parkway. The food and service were simply outstanding. They did not rush us and treated us like Royalty! I wish we had one of these in our home town.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely delicious!!

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lakisha
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this was my first time being there and I must say I really enjoyed the food and they had wonderful customer service. I will most definitely be returning when I come back to Florida.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded a day 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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Jnel
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a must in Orlando or worth the drive for a special occasion! Delicious!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded a day ago

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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Scarlette
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience for my sons birthday. We are frequent visitors. This was by far the best of a bunch of visits over the years. Service was great Yuki, Corlina and Joe were excellent. The food was spot on delicious. In and out which was nice. Person in corner wiping dishes was very loud and annoying.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded 3 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 love hearing from our Guests and knowing our Team made sure you had an amazing experience!

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GFgirl
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Their gluten free menu is very inaccurate and could easily get someone sick.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded 2 days ago

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
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Everything was excellent.

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 share your experience with us. We look forward to your next visit with us.

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vipStoneBlue355977
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We frequent Kobe at least 1-2 times a month! Food is always fresh, plentiful and hot. They accommodate allergies and special requests. You won't leave hungry.

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Responded 6 hours 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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FrankT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Orlando for a family vacation and will be sure to visit Kobe Steakhouse agin. Kids had a great time and made memories!!

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Responded 3 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
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not a bad outing. We did hibachi. Food was decent to some but a bit too salty and loaded with nothing but butter to others. Tons of food. No throwing of the shrimp at hibachi or saki but assuming bc of Covid.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food !!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
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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ThomasM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated right away. Food was good. Prices in line with expectations. Chef was good. Went back for takeout the next night. 15 minutes to prepare. Was very good.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded 2 days ago

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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DEMBar
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yuki was very entertaining and his food was great. I hope to go again when we visit Orlando. Thanks for a great experience!

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FrancesB
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food for our grandkids birthday. The service was excellent and the food preparation was entertaining. The portions are huge! We took half of our meal home and enjoyed it for lunch the next day.

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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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was great but we had a reservation and had to wait 20 minutes to be seated.

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RobertD
New England
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The chef was great but got confused. Ordered filet and got sirloin. I’m sure the guys on the end who ordered the sirloin were happy with how tender their steak was. Overall service was less than desirable. Waited 15-20 minutes for wait staff to come to the table after the entire table was seated. When the meal was over had to complain in order to get my check after another 20 minutes. Did I mention my confirmed reservation was for 7:00 yet didn’t get seated until 7:30? Love the food (especially when I get what I order) but wasting over an hour of my time when going to dinner made my dining experience less than desirable and I’ll choose a different location next time.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. 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. 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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KariM
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so good! Service and chef did a great job. Plus, made both our kids have a great first experience!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
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 happy to hear that reflected in your visit.

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SarahK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Chef Phi was just fantastic! He was so funny, fun & the food was delicious!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded on April 4, 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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Mandy
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great chef, very entertaining. Perfect vacation dining experience!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded on April 6, 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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UrzulaD
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mykell was very courteous always with a smile on his face. Great customer service definitely coming again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Anniversary

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded on April 6, 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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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town for Disney World and had to visit. We always stop by every time we’re down in Orlando. Can’t beat it!

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JenifferR
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant
Very good choice for my family

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded on April 4, 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun atmosphere! Great for kids. We had a group of 10, two of which have allergies. The staff were extremely accommodating and cooked the allergy friendly meals in the back. The kids got to play the drums post meal. Food excellent! Be prepared to eat!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded on April 4, 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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CindyJ
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and entertainment from the chef. The manager even came over to see how our meal was.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded on April 1, 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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Jessica
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I love Kobe’s Japanese Steakhouse, and this is our favorite location. We came for my mother’s birthday, and we were taken care of very well, by Dave, our server. He was very kind, polite, and attentive. Toro was our chef this time, and he was so great to watch! He was very nice and funny, and we enjoyed watching all of his tricks on the hibachi grill. Toro gave special attention to my mother on her birthday, and that was very kind of him. The food was absolutely delicious. Perfect to watch, incredible to eat. Always nice to see Tony at the end, where he came to check on us, and then when they sang to my mom Happy Birthday. We love Kobe’s! We will be back soon!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded on April 1, 2021

Thank you so much for the positive review concerning service. We work really hard to provide an atmosphere that reflects amazing service with every Guest and we are glad to hear that it was reflected in your last visit. As always we love hearing from our Guests and value your patronage. We hope to see you again soon!

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AshleyB
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! Highly recommended. Great for families.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded on April 4, 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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Nisey
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I don’t like that they don’t bring enough food to cook for everyone and try hard to divide between everyone. My daughter didn’t get rice because they wasn’t enough and the guy skipped her it was already have for him to divide for everyone . The food was over cooked and burnt.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded on April 1, 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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience for dinner at Kobe’s with my wife and our friends was outstanding.

From the time we got there to the time we left

Mykiel our waiter yuki our chef and tony the manager were outstanding as well as the hostess and the bartender who’s drinks were on point.

Highly recommend for adults or children

Great times

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded on April 1, 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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NikkiS
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to go while in Orlando. Lake buena Vista locate was near so we decided to give it a try. AMAZING. Our cook Kai seasoned the food perfectly and was entertaining! Our seaver mykhal was attentive !

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Responded on March 31, 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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FernandoO
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Felt rushed by the waiter. There was a lot of noise due to the amount of people

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

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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RyanC
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, large portions, and fun chefs.

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

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

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VickieA
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michayl and Juke were EXCELLENT! Had a great time with friends.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded on March 30, 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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vipRyan
Orlando
30 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael was a fantastic server and Yuki was a great chef!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded on March 30, 2021

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

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RobertW
Savannah
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Chef Toro was great. Only drawback was timing of service. Sushi appetizer came out after food was already being cooked at table.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded on March 29, 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Celebrated my daughter’s birthday and decided to dine at Kobe’s in Lake Buena vista and we had a great experience. Our chief Hirano was super entertaining and was great with the kids. Natalie our server was very attentive and sweet. As soon as we were done the manager Tony came right over to make sure we had a very good time and how everything was. All I. All it was a great dining experience

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded on March 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 love hearing from our Guests and knowing our Team made sure you had an amazing experience!

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Was not enough food given out esp rice, & noodles. Server needs to pay more attention to detail.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded on March 28, 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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vipGonzaloL
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente!!

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Responded on March 30, 2021

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

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SamanthaW
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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Responded on March 28, 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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HeatherB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

It was way to expensive for what a person got for dinner.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista
Responded on March 29, 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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Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista is rated 4.8 stars by 824 OpenTable diners.

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