Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs

4.6
560 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 560 people are saying
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Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Can get pricey pretty fast.

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LauraL
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Psrfect for my daughters Birthday! They mDe the celebration truly memorable. Food was awesome, so much food! We will have dinner again today! Thank you for great experience!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded 3 hours 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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GregoryC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good however the Orlando location was much better. Our table was split with another family with a party of 4 and we were a party of 5. Needless to say it was very tight and a bit uncomfortable.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded 3 hours ago

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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Jennifer
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was good cook could have talked a little more but when he did talk he was very funny!

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

Kobe’s always has the best service to bad I had a really bad tooth

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded 2 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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christinem
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun birthday celebration for my 11 year old. They made her feel special!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded 2 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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Coastboy228
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!!! Great food! Great service! Great atmosphere!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded 4 days ago

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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Marquesy
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded 4 days ago

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
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made 9pm reservations. Arrived at 8:40. Wasn’t seated until 9:15. Didn’t get out drinks until 9:30. Took 2 hours for our meal! Worst habachi experience in a long time. All the food was a little burnt. Couldn’t get the order right and he had to keep remaking food because he didn’t have enough.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded 5 days ago

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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Angie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

First time I got burnt food! Food cooked way too fast with lots of black chards covered in food. Not a good experience and I brought my best friend whom never been to kobes so this was quite embarrassing to me!!!!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded 6 days ago

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
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Seating area is a little cramped, noodles were very plain compared to usual and the portions were completely off between the people. Most people had double pretty much everything I got without actually ordering double. Definitely was not fair for the price.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded 5 days ago

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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JoyWriter
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

AMAZING HIBACHI and very nice staff. Will definitely be back here!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on June 7, 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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SamanthaM
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mr. Nice Guy made our son’s birthday dinner an amazing and unforgettable night! We had so much fun and enjoyed his entertainment.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on June 8, 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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JoseP
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food served by a jovial and funny chef, Mr. Nice Guy.
Will be back.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on June 7, 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
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Chef was great but spoke very quiet so it was hard to hear him. Steaks had a little too much pepper on them but we’re still good. Noodles and rice needed more sauce but we’re still good. Overall experience good I’ll definitely return.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on June 7, 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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LeahD
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food excellent service.
Always a pleasure.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on June 7, 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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RajuK
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Water is leaked from above on us and table in the middle of the dinner. Not sure if it is rain water or plumbing leak.
They moved us to a different table.
Facility needs to be fixed for water leaks and other damages.
Waiter took the order for the soup and the soup is not available other than the soup with beef. There is no printed menu.
Food is good.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on June 6, 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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Jawjagurl
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to a couple of Kobe’s in Tampa this one has the best cook

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

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

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KaylaaSmileyy
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I Hoban was a great chef, super entertaining. Our server was also great she always was there when needed.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on June 1, 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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ChristinaK
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my late birthday celebration...n Mr. Nice Guy made it a VIP experience that no one has done before. And the food was amazingggg.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on June 1, 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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keithg
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

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

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

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Markie
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing so was chef and waiter. Drinks were incredible too.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on May 27, 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
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess and server were wonderful. Randy our hibachi chef was great! Thank you for the birthday treat, made my dads birthday extra special. Filet Mignon was so tender!! Will recommend.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on May 27, 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 May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The teppanyaki is amazing. It was a great celebration experience for all of us. Our Chef Randy was hilarious. I definitely look forward to seeing him again when we visit.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on May 24, 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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vipBeer22
Tampa
32 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious food, less salty than previous visits. great place to celebrate a special occasion

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on May 25, 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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KishaH
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always exceptional service and tasty meals.
Birthdays must be celebrated here

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on May 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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KarenW
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a Marvelous experience! Will go back for next occasion.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on May 24, 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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Mark
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went out for birthday dinner. Everything was excellent. Our server Ryan and Chef Mr Nice Guy did an outstanding job.
Great place to go for a celebration or just hang out and have sushi and drinks.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on May 24, 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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NancyP
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We celebrated my granddaughter’s birthday last night and the food and service was excellent. I was very disappointed however, as in the past the birthday person received a free meal on the day of the birthday. The biggest shock of all was the cost of the food has risen to a ridiculous amount. I sincerely feel that I won’t ever be returning mostly because of the cost. $40 for a filet is totally overpriced. I could have gone to Berns steakhouse for that amount.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on May 21, 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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MicheleE
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We were there to celebrate a birthday. We had Mr. Nice Guy and normally he has been pretty entertaining, but not last night. He did nothing, the grill was on too high and he wound up burning some things, also he wound up giving the 2 girls that were not in our party alot of extra food, when we had ordered extra veggies for 2 of the guests and he had to get more from the kitchen, along with extra rice, because it burnt.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on May 18, 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
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Hibachi in Florida!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on May 21, 2021

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

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BrookeS
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mr nice guy 5 stars! Loved how funny he was and super interactive

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on May 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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DonnaM
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed my sirloin and shrimp, the yum yum sauce was great. I enjoyed the chef as well. I'll be coming back.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on May 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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TonyM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere…a bit pricy but you get a lot

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on May 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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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our daughter’s 17th birthday! It was a wonderful dining experience. Thank you.

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

This is always the place my daughter wants to go for her birthday and they did not disappoint! The food was fantastic. Three of us got the Kobe Trio, steak, chicken & shrimp! The steak & chicken melted in your mouth, it was so tasty! Everything was! Will be back soon! Plenty of leftovers too!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on May 16, 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 appreciate and value your patronage and hope you will continue to make our restaurants your dining choice.

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MichaelW
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No complaints very respectful, love the atmosphere very entertaining, energetic food is very good.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on May 14, 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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LisaW
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere and food was superb! Definitely will attend again.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on May 15, 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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JennaG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time. Food was amazing. Our chef did a great job.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on May 16, 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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PerryH
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great entertainment and the food was tasty as usual ! One of our favorite places !

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs
Responded on May 15, 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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Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Bruce B Downs is rated 4.6 stars by 560 OpenTable diners.

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