Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs

4.6
515 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
  • 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 515 people are saying
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MIMIZOE
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Chef was Awesome
He was making Funny Jokes He was so Kind and Respectful...
Food was Amazing...
Can't wait to Go back again!
Thanks!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded 3 hours 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 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Pre Mother’s Day dinner

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded a day 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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ShariH
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am never disappointed in the experience and the taste of the food at this restaurant.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded 3 hours 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my mother’s birthday and we all had a great time, the food was amazing as usual. Can’t wait to come back.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded 3 hours 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
Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Randy is the best chef! We go periodically and always ask for him! He takes such good care of us and always remembers our order and how we want it cooked!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded a day 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. Excellent food as always

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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AlexandriaH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ben was our chef and he was great! We came here for my birthday and we always enjoy our time here

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded 5 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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Bailey
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was good. The filet mignon was very tender. The amount of food that they serve is enough for you to take home leftovers. Restaurant was very clean and the staff was very nice.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded 5 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
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a group of 8 for my birthday and it was a great experience as always and the food was AMAZING as usual! It never disappoints! Our server Spence was awesome with the happy hour drinks and helped with Saké bombs for my birthday! And our chef Ben was entertaining and his food was delicious! Big thanks all around for making my birthday celebration wonderful!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on May 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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margarett
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our chief was on the money. He kept everyone engaged in what he was doing. Hat off to him.

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

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

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TriciaF
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for my birthday and had a great time. Food & service outstanding.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on April 29, 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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Cuddles
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Kobe has always been one of my favorite restaurants, but after going back for the first time since covid it just wasn't the same kind of atmosphere (understandably). The food was excellent and the service was good. My only real complaint would be that it seemed very pricey than it use to be and they also don't use the rewards program any more except for birthdays.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on April 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. 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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DarrylH
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoy my Son's birthday we had a really good time food was delicious 😋

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
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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Webb
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mr. Nice (Bad) Guy was a entertaining and hospitable. E and his team were accommodating.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
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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Nelson
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on April 27, 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
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my 15 month old and 8 year old. Food was great, servers and chef did a great job!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
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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billd
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate my wife's birthday with a total of 8 people. We got great service from our waiter, Robert. The chef, Lin, was very entertaining & efficient. The food was very good & the show was outstanding. We will be back.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on April 25, 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
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We were seated at the appropriate time even though Open Table has no idea we were there and sent me a why didn’t I make it to the restaurant and be more careful about making reservations. I’m about done with Open Table and I will consider it as a poor reflection on your establishment. Which we really enjoy.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on April 23, 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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MikeB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It had been quite a while since we had been to Kobe, so we didn't know what to expect, particularly in this time of pandemic. But I am thrilled to say we were happily surprised, and thoroughly enjoyed our visit.
We did not have to wait long to get seated, and we were placed at a table with another party, and still had 2 seats between parties. Our waitress was friend, accurate and attentive. Our chef was humorous and very skilled in his work.
So even though we did not go there to celebrate any special occasion, our outing was a total delight, and we plan to go there again in the near future.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
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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PatriciaL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing waiter amazing chef. Food was on point. My mom really enjoyed her birthday dinner

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
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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TeresaC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went to dinner and the experience was good. Our chef was fast and professional as well and Robert our waiter. We ordered seafood and it was very good..good experience.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on April 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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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The chief had no personality...

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on April 19, 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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ALEJANDRO
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, the Seafood trio was a little expensive but delicious !!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on April 19, 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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MichelleH
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun- relaxing - great place to celebrate with friends

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
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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jazmina
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my husband for his Birthday and every thing was so nice, food was amazing and the birthday show was so cute, my kids had a blast!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on April 13, 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
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent chef!!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on April 11, 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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vipKRDfamily
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. This place never disappoints. One of our favorite places to eat.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on April 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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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and accommodating of our large group.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on April 11, 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
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Randy is Awesome!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on April 11, 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
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an AMAZING time and dining experience! For many years I have celebrate my birthday at Kobe. Last year during the height of the pandemic we weren't able to eat in so we ordered to go. It was not the same. So happy to be able to dine in with my friends and family again. Mr. Nice Guy is the Best! He is very funny and truly a nice guy! He always goes above and beyond to entertain you during your meal and loves making birthday's special. He spelled out my name and 40 in rice. I have been lucky enough to have him cook for me many times over the years! Thanks Mr. Nice Guy!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on April 11, 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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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I don't if they were rushing or short staffed. I went with my son and his brother. I placed a order for them and then myself. I ordered my meal with fried rice instead of noodles with extra fried rice and extra veggies. For the 2 kids: one wanted rice and the other noodles. The chef gave the fried rice to the one who wanted noodles and vice versa. Then one wanted shrimp and the other chicken and shrimp and he mixed that up. He then gave me noodles which I didn't order but he said came with the dish but then I got a little bit of rice. If I wanted noodles instead of rice I would've asked for it smh The extra veggies was non existent so was the seafood except for the shrimp. I got the seafood trip. For that price it should have been more. I ordered a lemonade before my food and had to remind the waitress to send it out. I didn't get it until after we all had eaten and we're about to leave. Smh Not the best experience I've had here. This was my second time coming here.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on April 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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LisaR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious! Tasty without being too salty. compliments to the Chef! We tried the other local Japanese restaurant for the first time at Wiregrass and it was horrible from the minute we walked in. This was a refreshing experience! We'll be back.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
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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VilmarieM
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server was wonderful!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
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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KarimE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food quality was so bad compared to other branches. There was a problem with the bill and the manager was not able to figure it out and did not resolve it. Overall it was a horrible experience and will not go again to this branch.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on April 4, 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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AnthonyL
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food as always tasted great and was cooked perfectly. That being said, the amount of food has fallen off. I normally get the Kobe Trio and I have always gotten enough food for pretty much 3 meals. The last 2 times now it has only been enough for 1 meal. I don't expect it to be all I can eat, however having worked in the restaurant industry I expect to have plenty of leftovers when paying $35 per person.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on April 1, 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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KaneshiaSW
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as usual for my husband's 40th birthday! Mr Nice Guy is the BEST 🎉😊

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on April 1, 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
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great chef Mr. Nice guy. Went above and beyond for my daughters birthday! (See photo)
Great food as always. On time, clean and seated right away.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
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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Cb88
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Kobe! I'm newly dairy free (breastfeeding and my son has some intolerances to cow's milk protein) and the staff was wonderful at accommodating me! They cooked my food in vegan butter and before everyone, but at the table so I could stay away from cross contamination but also get the hibachi experience. We are big fans

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on March 30, 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was a wonderful experience and I was very pleased with everything.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
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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Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs is rated 4.6 stars by 515 OpenTable diners.

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