Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs

4.4
664 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
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 664 people are saying
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AnnetteW
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mr Nice Guy and Devllin were very personable and took great care of our party! We will look forward to doing this again!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded 8 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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Melly
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, service great and would definitely recommend to my family/friends. Thank you Kobe’s.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded 2 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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Enzosmom
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go-to spot for hibachi for sure. My kids love it.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded 4 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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RonnieJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great except the scorpion drink we ordered tasted like juice. We bought 3 that night between everyone that was with us and everyone said the samething.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded 5 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. 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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RichardS
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

servers are great. front desk for reservations very helpful. food great

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded 5 days 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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sahiraJ
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

my daughter 14th birthday dinner she love it BUT she was looking forward to wear the KOBE hat and their was no more :( but overall was good ,

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on October 8, 2021

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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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night celebrating my birthday! Never a dull moment here :)

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on October 6, 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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BarbaraG
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef and waitstaff were great, food was yummy. I would have liked more veggies!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on October 8, 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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JohnC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our reservation was made for 6:00 and as soon as all members arrived we were seated without delay. Greeters were courteous and professional. Waiters, chef and staff were very professional and a delight.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on October 3, 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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AaronS
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience5

The took a tip with out consent I will be calling up there to day 10/01/2021. This is consider stealing..

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on October 3, 2021

We're very sorry to hear that. Honesty and integrity are two qualities we emphasize with all of our staff, and we find these types of inquiries extremely disturbing.

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AlanR
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great enviroment, amazing food and service. Employees make you feel welcome.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on October 3, 2021

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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AmandaG
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went there for a birthday and had so much fun! The staff and our cook Sam made the night so enjoyable.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on October 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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ABon
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! The dinner service staff were exceptional, the food was delicious, and we appreciated not being rushed out so that we could enjoy our special occasion there. The staff even celebrated our daughters birthday with a treat & fun birthday music!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on October 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday, Kobe is always excellent.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on October 8, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The chicken was over cooked and dry

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on October 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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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good visit. Celebrated son’s birthday. Very good service, very attentive and accommodating. Was hard to hear the chef, was funny and entertaining but missed some jokes. My steak was overcooked medium vs medium rare, could have been caused by having to wait or shrimp to be brought out

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on September 30, 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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vipcd0496
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just decided to drop in….have seen the restaurant for about a year. Amazing. Very good sushi and hibachi

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on September 27, 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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KellyS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Kobe, food was great, service was excellent and the show was great. Kids enjoyed every moment we were there and definitely plenty of leftovers. Highly recommend Mr. Nice Guy as your chef he’s the best.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on September 28, 2021

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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Temi
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was great! Service was awesome as well! Would go back!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on September 27, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and the chef did a great job

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on October 3, 2021

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

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Rosco
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all regards! Great time, great food, great staff, and great ambiance

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on September 27, 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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Vicky
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and customer service. Have been there a couple of times and always enjoyed it.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on September 26, 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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BoomerV
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a delight from every respect. Our server was attentive and entertaining. The chef was very skilled and food perfect.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on September 29, 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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AdamK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and great service. A dinner and a show.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on September 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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Alana
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leemun was phenomenal!!! Only my spouse and I were at the table but leemun still had a bunch of enthusiasm and made the experience wonderful!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on September 22, 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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Marge
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Love going here very time.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on September 23, 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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MarionS
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Making reservations online was easy, wait was short and service was excellent and entertaining!! Great place - will definitely go again!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on September 22, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Had to wait almost 20 minutes past our reservation time. I saw one of the cooks in the bathroom with his apron on he did not remove it while going to the bathroom.
Celebrating a birthday and they gave the cupcake to the wrong person. Food was good as well as the service

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on September 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. We will continue to review the matter internally with our staff, in addition to evaluating our training program for opportunities to improve. Providing a clean and safe environment is our top priority here at Kobe Steakhouse. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience you may have experienced.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for my daughter. It’s out tradition. Everyone was nice and Chef Randy was great!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on September 16, 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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KishaH
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Tradition 🥳

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on September 15, 2021

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

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AmyL
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our server was a nice but a little too chatty and spilled our waters on the table and splashed us. Our chef Mr Nice Guy was great!! The food was excellent as always.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on September 13, 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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JoanG
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I was never so horrified as I was with our cook “mr. nice guy”. A man in his 50-60’s should never hit on a 19 year old girl, as he sis with my daughter. When we confronted the management, it was “we will talk with him later”…NOT GOOD ENOUGH…this ghouls have been handled while we were there in his presence…KEEP YOUR DAUGHTERS AND
ANY YOUNG WOMEN AWAY
FROM THIS PLACE…ESPECIALLY “MR NICE GUY”. …and notice his real name was never presented to us!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on September 13, 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

All was great except for a loudmouth diner at the table who was critical of the way her filet mignon was presented to her after others were served (they had sirloins so obviously here steak was a more lengthy cooking process).

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on September 7, 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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AimeeL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Mr Nice guy was the best and he made the experience exceptional!! Highly recommended!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on September 7, 2021

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

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TerriW
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sam was great and helped make my son’s 21st birthday great!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on September 7, 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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LeahD
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic. Would highly recommend for dinner.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on September 4, 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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HeatherR
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and highly recommended. Food and service were outstanding.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on September 3, 2021

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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Mandy
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

The AC was not working well at this location. The thermostat read 80 degrees and it was hot. When the chefs used the hibachi grills, smoke would fill the room because their vent system can't keep up. We asked the waiter about it and he became defensive and got a manager. It seemed like this is an ongoing issue. It was so hot in the place that it was hard to enjoy each other's company.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on September 5, 2021

Thank you for letting us know about your recent experience at Kobe Steakhouse. I apologize if our ambiance did not meet your expectations, and appreciate you taking the time to share your concerns. We strive to provide an enjoyable atmosphere for all our customers and your concerns have been taken under consideration.

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TerryS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were great, and friendly so I highly recommend them for a nice night

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on August 29, 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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keithg
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food, great chef

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on August 29, 2021

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

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Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs is rated 4.4 stars by 664 OpenTable diners.

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