Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs

4.6
603 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 603 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mekaboo
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Service was great! I believe the grill was too hot so my rice, noodles, shrimp and lobster we’re all burnt. And there were barely any soy sauce use when cooking the food and you can taste the difference. Also the other guests that were sitting with us asked to hold the container of Yum Yum sauce and it was given to them and they pass it around the entire table. I feel that with Covid going on that shouldn’t have happened because we have no way of knowing if anyone’s hands were clean prior to touching something that the cook is touching the entire time.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mr Niceguy was a great cook and personality. Food was delicious

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded 3 days ago

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

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SandraC
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and makes for good entertainment Substituted extra vegetables for the noodles. Great decision.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded 3 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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MelindaE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

There was not enough rice for the 7 of us so cook went and got more but had given all us very little and then my daughters got the extra which they couldn't even eat while the other 5 of us didn't have enough.

i said no onions and server wrote no veggies at all so then he was going to cook them after the fact. i said no

it was 82* in the dining room and they acted like they couldn't turn the AC down. my daughter had red cheeks and was feeling faint it was so hot.

the salmon had no seasoning no taste. i salted it so it tasted a little better but couldn't even eat. server never even ask.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on July 22, 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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Sharice
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience and the service was impeccable from the time my party entered the restaurant. The server Jason is an amazing asset to the establishment. He was knowledgeable about the food and the drinks. And the cook was remarkable.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on July 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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PatsyC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Chef Ichebond was awesome. Waitress was lacking. Slow service, waiting for drinks, appetizers and salads.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on July 20, 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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RobinG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

The waiter was wonderful. The food was very disappointing. The portion of the rice, noodles and vegetables was very small. My party and I were shocked as we go there often. The noodles were a bit hard as well. My Tuna didn’t taste right and I actually was sick later on in the evening and morning.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on July 19, 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
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Sat us at our reservation time promptly, service was good and fast, sushi and food was cooked well. Problem was AC was not working and could not enjoy my sake, soup and food. Thermostat was 82 degrees and sweating bad.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on July 19, 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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vipElizabethG
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best hibachi we have ever had!! Spencer’s and randy were amazing!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on July 19, 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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GallowayV
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Javier amd momo

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on July 17, 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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Juliana
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kobe’s is a great group experience. The waiter and chefs are always very nice, always try their best to accommodate you, and very energetic. Our chef did cool tricks and was very entertaining. The steak was great and we got our food cooked exactly how we said we wanted.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on July 18, 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
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Highly upset that we was seated then asked to move because a large party was being added to the table for the group to be vegetarians and causing us who eat meat to have to wait until they were completely served before even starting our food. All of my food vegetables, rice, noodles were soooooo cold by the time the meat was prepared there and our portions of vegetables were small because it was given to the vegans as if the rest of the table didn’t eat vegetables. There was no attempt to keep our food warm while we waited which affected the overall taste. If known vegetarians are being served they shouldn’t be place with people who aren’t because it affects the overall experience.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on July 17, 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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GabrielaR
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I used to love going to Kobes every chance we got, but its been the second time now that it seems servings sizes have decreased. This place is expensive and before i had no issues paying the prices because the food amount was good but I will not be returning anymore.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on July 17, 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. 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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Table3
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It's a typical Japanese Steakhouse. Above average food quality, ok service due to the servers having too many tables to attend to, and fairly expensive for what you receive.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on July 17, 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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AprilB
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Randy and Javier were amazing. Will definitely come back in the near future

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on July 17, 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
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was great

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded 2 days 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
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Or chef was awesome. Kept the kids engaged.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on July 15, 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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JuanM
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sam was great, he cooked some pretty good food and was funny

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

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

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JamesH
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The server was pre occupied and could not remember orders, when asked for a refill on soda he would not come back for many minutes if at all we ended up asking other servers for refills, maybe it was an off night for him but not getting orders correct and waiting on drink refills does not make an 18% tip mandatory, the cook however was spot on

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on July 12, 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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HDorsa
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Sushi and teppanyaki was great!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on July 12, 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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SusanS68
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service!! Fun show while your food is cooking!! It is a bit expensive, but the food quality is superb. The ambiance is fun also, everyone dresses the part, Hostess, cooks, etc... all wear costumes for the complete experience.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on July 12, 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Overall a nice dining experience. Bruce B Downs location is a great place!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on July 6, 2021

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

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NigelL
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with cool Lam, our daughter’s birthday was a success. Thank you!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on July 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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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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

Excellent service and food was above awesome ! I will be back soon

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on July 3, 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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PatriciaL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Food, chef, and server was great. The prices have gone up and the value for the money is poor. Our table mates didn't get any vegetables but they still got charged for them in addition to a charge for no rice extra noodles. They do handle food allergies really well.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on July 1, 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and was wonderful

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on June 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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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn’t been to this restaurant in 1 1/2 years because of Covid. It was wonderful, food excellent. The changes in recipes was phenomenal.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on June 30, 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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LaKeiDodson
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great show, food, and atmosphere. The kids loved watching the food being prepared. I would definitely recommend.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on June 30, 2021

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

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Mplynch
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Kobe Japanese Steakhouse. We went for my son's birthday and everyone had a blast. Our server was great and our chef was amazing! The birthday thing is always a great time!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on June 30, 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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FredS
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The food was good but our cook Mr Nice Guy (I think that was his name) refused to give us Ginger sauce, there was four of us and all us asked him 4 times. We have never had this happen at Kobe. We asked 4 times and he ignored us and refused to give us any ginger sauce. Very surprised at this attitude. The young man that took our orders was excellent

We will not return to Kobe on Bruce B Downs.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on June 30, 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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MarkM
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My wife and I always go to the Clearwater location but since we where in the area we decided to go to this location..Our server seemed rude or just wanted to turn another table .when other guest would ask a question he acted like we where brothering Him... Also The rice you serve seemed better at your Clearwater location....Just a total different vibe all the way around ..We won't use this location again !!!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on June 28, 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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kevins
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

They would have gotten 5 stars across the board however the Chef "Mister Nice Guy" from the time he walked up to the table repeated, "I need 5 dollars" over and over again. The result is that two members of my party were guilt-ed into giving him an extra 5 dollars. This was for a party of 7 and I was more than happy to pay the 18% automatic gratuity. If he wasn't so rude like a panhandler he would have received 25% from me. I love Kobe they are great the food is great. This Chef was not.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on June 28, 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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JessicaM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and our chef, Sam was fantastic!

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

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

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AntoniaC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Good food, service and entertainment… I especially love the cucumber martini…

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

Excellent!!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on June 21, 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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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great Father’s Day dinner with the kids!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on June 22, 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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HazelV
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Mr. Nice guy was amazing, funny n energetic and he included everyone at the table in his jokes.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on June 21, 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
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mr. Nice Guy was an amazing chef. This is always a family favorite!

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

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

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DianeE
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our server was nice and very attentive. Our chef was good but the food was very watery and at the end he was very pushy about getting a tip and getting a 5 star Google review.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on June 21, 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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Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs is rated 4.6 stars by 603 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.