Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg

4.7
824 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 824 people are saying
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JRich
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, food was very good. Our server was T and waitress Noona both did a wonderful job for our party of 12.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded 10 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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JOSEPH
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE WILL BE BACK WITH FRIENDS. EXCELLENT ALL AROUND.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded 10 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
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, wonderful food! My family and I had a great time!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded 2 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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Care2help
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our chef was so awesome, Fluffy, very entertaining and good chef..food was great but too much..

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
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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HeatherB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner and service was great! My mom usually does not like Japanese Steakhouses but they actually changed her mind. My daughter had a great birthday!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded 3 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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Hondu19
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We made the reservation for 7:30pm, but wasn't seated until 7:50pm. Our server was exceptional. She was on top of everything and very pleasant. We were seated with family of seven with five children. Two of were not school aged. One cried half the time. Not exactly how I planned to spend my 55th Birthday. The food was delicious and our chef put on an awesome show. The pricing I found to be bit more than similar other Japanese Steakhouse within 2 miles. I would go again, but request to be seated with others similar to our age or dynamics.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
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. 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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NickJ
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We were there to celebrate a birthday and had a great time.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded 7 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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AnthonyV
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tony was the best chef we’ve had since me and my fiancé started coming to Kobe’s. And he also loads the chicken up with that good sauce which makes me like him even more!!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
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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SarahD
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food as always was perfect. Can always count on Kobe for best food around. Rain the chef was very good as usual. The table across from us had Fluffy and they were having a great time too! Trust us you can not go wrong with Kobe and the fried rice with yum yum sauce!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on October 17, 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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BelindaJ
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was ok didn’t offer sauces to go with leftovers and chef was fast but chicken needed more flavor

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on October 17, 2021

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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DJFeldy
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Tried cramming our party of 3 in a spot nearly big enough for two people as another party of 4 was crammed into the table to the edge. Had to complain to state we are sitting there especially for the amount of money we are going to spend and to be uncomfortable the whole time and not be able to enjoy ourselves or let alone eat. The girl sitting ppl was clueless! The food was greasy and mediocre at best, we will not be going back! Waste of money and quality has extremely gone down!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on October 17, 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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Nita
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usually it was an amazing experience. Celebrate my husband's birthday there and the entire family had a great time.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on October 17, 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 October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Experience! Jose and T were Awesome! Say hi from their puertorrican friends

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on October 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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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience celebrating our daughter getting student of the month! So so and Shine we’re amazing and gave phenomenal service

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on October 15, 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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SherylR
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Our waitress Soso is super and remembered us from our last celebration there.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on October 15, 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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LizG
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family was celebrating my daughter’s birthday! She had a very nice time!
Thank you!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on October 13, 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 October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my dad here for his birthday & per usual it was a great dinner!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on October 11, 2021

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

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CherylH
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All in all, it's good. Noise is crazy loud. Plus, adding automatic tip, is a bit tacky. One should have the choice on what to tip. What if the experience was very bad?! Should one still be obligated to pay 18%! Tacky!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on October 11, 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. If the service is not up to your standard or at any time you wish to remove the service charge, please feel free to ask our management team to remove it for you. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience you may have experienced.

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MandyH
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our chef Fluffy was very entertaining and the food was amazing as always. I am happy the company opened a location is south Pinellas. We will definitely be returning again.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on October 8, 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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RoryT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing and the food even better. Alex was on the ball with service and Hugh was an awesome cook

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on October 8, 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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PatriciaB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice it was my first time and it was a very nice experience the only thing I would change when you’re making reservations for people who don’t like to do it online it would be nice to be able to talk to a real person or world is getting way too non-social to me.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on October 8, 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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CynthiaB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The interior was nicely decorated. Very open design and welcoming.

Was addressed by the waiter for what we wanted to order from the menu.

I did feel that we were being rushed to be done with our meal. It was a Monday night
so not very busy as on a Fri would be. Otherwise we did enjoy the dining experience.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
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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Peter
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a positive experience! Good food and good service are just two of the reasons why I keep going back to Kobe's. And you get a lot of food too!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on October 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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DianaH
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Extremely entertaining. Great time!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on October 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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ambaker
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not as flavorful as in the past. Butter and garlic not used on noodles. Chef restricted dipping sauce to 1 dish. He did refill them but we are use to double dishes.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on October 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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DavidB
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We enjoyed till they put my sons birthday cupcake in front of his dinner
Which he was still enjoying. While he was in the restroom! Upon sitting they lit the candle on carried on very tacky in my book! If there is a time limit to our reservation u should in form us! We paid a good price for our time and food.
Very rushed feeling! Which bothered
me! Do u care not sure.
Our bill was over 250 so being rushing not very impressed
Would I recommend yes but would say eat fast

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on September 30, 2021

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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AshleyB
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!! Really appreciative! It was my birthday and I enjoyed myself also my party also extends their gratitude!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on September 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
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great Birthday celebration!!! Thank you

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
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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KarenL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our cook and waiters were great! We had a great time!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on September 27, 2021

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

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DanielM
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael and Tony were wonderful and made my friends birthday even better by the excellent care they took of us

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on September 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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KennethH
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks, me and my wife had a great time... definitely our new favorite restaurant...

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
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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ANNW
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our birthday celebration at Kobe. Ambience, drinks and food were great

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
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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KathrynN
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time, great place to celebrate a birthday.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on September 26, 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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vipJohnR
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The chef was great, food was best we’ve had a Japanese steakhouse in quite sometime. Only negative was the table was over crowded, there was 10 people at the table & not room for each customer

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on September 26, 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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vipSarahL
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, yummy food.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on September 26, 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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SandyS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our chef, Fluffy, was very funny and entertaining for all. Our server was excellent as she was very attentive and fast with refills. Overall it was a very nice dining experience.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on September 24, 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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SarahD
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Shine he was our chef and did an amazing job!!!!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on September 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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HarryO
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent is the only word I can use to describe the service and food

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on September 19, 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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BeverlyS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasantly surprised. The experience was amazing, so was the food, atmosphere and Staff .....definitely will return!!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on September 20, 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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JorgeG
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great time definitely coming back again and again

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on September 19, 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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You can order delivery directly from Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg using the Order Online button. Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (727) 273-0018.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg is rated 4.7 stars by 824 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.