Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg

4.7
787 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 787 people are saying
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SarahD
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
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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HarryO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded a day 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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BeverlyS
Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded 14 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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JorgeG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great time definitely coming back again and again

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded a day ago

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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SaraM
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and entertainment! Highly recommend!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded a day 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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OresteA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience, great chefs and great staff. Food is great as well

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Brooklyn
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Only complaint is COVID distancing. I had to request shields for sitting elbow to elbow with strangers and in the middle of a pandemic that should have been automatically done NOT A REQUEST ON MY BAHALF!
We can not wear mask while eating, so shame on them!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded 7 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. 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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SarahL
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came with friends and had a wonderful time celebrating their move. We had a great table with nice guest who were talkative and made for a great evening. The chef did an awesome job and service was wonderful. Food was very tasty and cooked to perfection. We all got a mix of seafood and steak/chicken and we all enjoyed. The bar tender was really nice too, we started with a beverage at the bar before dinner. Highly recommend!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on September 13, 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 September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good awesome fun

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded a day ago

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

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Ariel
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservations on 9/11/2021 for a private table of 5. We chose to get a private table because I am Autistic and don't do well with strangers near me and wanted to be comfortable around my "safe" people who let me be me. The Manager and the staff were very accommodating and understanding and so kind during our first visit there. To get the private table you just need to spend a minimum of $300 or more in which we did lol. It was a bit loud for me but I was able to handle the noise as I forgot my noise canceling headphones but I know next visit we'll probably book a private room even if it's just a for 5 of us again. The food was great and we had the Wagyu beef for the first time and it was so delicious. It melted in your mouth like butter! it was interesting to try the hot sake and yes if you're a light drinker like me it will hit you and you'll get a good buzz! The mango flavor was my favorite sake and there were other flavors you can choose from. The prices a tiny bit high but for all the food you get and the service you get it was worth paying the price. The experience was fun with all the fun cooking tricks our chef did and my little nephew had fun too.. he was a bit scared but did pretty good... All in all we had a great time and enjoyed the food and drinks and will be going back again! Thank you Kobe St Pete for the wonderful first time experience!!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on September 13, 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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JoanO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dining at Kobe. Did not wait long to be seated. Our server was great. Our cook, Fluffy, was wonderful. Very funny. We all really enjoyed our food.
Our only complaint was how loud it was, especially when they use the drum for a birthday celebration.
We will definitely return.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on September 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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RichardA
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Prompt service. Pretty loud at times. Enjoyed the experience. Nice for a Birthday or other celebration. Will return!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on September 13, 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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JerDil
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Im gonna go earlier from now on. The food was amazing!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on September 7, 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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EricaE
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! The cook Fluffy was very entertaining and made our food delicious. Will definitely return.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on September 2, 2021

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

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Brandon
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went there for my birthday, was an amazing experience and worth every penny. The only thing that took me by surprise was that even though we were a party of 6, we shared a table with another party.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on September 1, 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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CindyG
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was over cooked. Service was nice . Attentive to drinks. But expensive for over cooked food.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on August 31, 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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VincentA
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 10 had a great time. Our hibachi chef was incredibly funny and amazing, I think his name was shine. I highly recommend Kobe in St Pete.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on August 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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LizC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and food were excellent. Nice atmosphere, enjoyable evening

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on August 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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ReneeS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable experience - especially the birthday surprise of a lighted cupcake on a plate with happy birthday written in chocolate.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on August 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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CyndC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and drinks! Highly recommend Kobe to anyone looking for great food!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on August 30, 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
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. Food was excellent. First time getting potatoes with my steak at hibachi. Will be back.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on August 29, 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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Sylver
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Mid level food, in relation to other Japanese Steakhouse restaurants. Better value @ Benihana...

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on August 27, 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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PaulSr
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a very nice meal with great service and flair from the hibachi chef. I enjoyed the food so much and hot quite full so I took some of it to go. I will be dining here again soon. Just what I was in the mood for.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on August 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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ThelmaB
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kobe's was very and the food was very good. I would recommend to Kobe's to family and friends.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on August 24, 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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ToddS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and would
Definitely recommend going and checking it out

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on August 23, 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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CoriJ
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food! Always a fun experience!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on August 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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KatA
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time for my birthday. The food was delicious and so were the drinks.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on August 23, 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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DerekG
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was great. Very polite and attentive. Noodles were kind of bland. A lot of food but seems very cafeteria like with salad and soup. My wife’s steak had a lot of chewyness at a medium cook. Chef was funny and talented but the red meat seemed to be less concerning in his cooking. Chicken was excellent.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on August 23, 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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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Social distance not respected with other guests at the table

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on August 23, 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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ChrisG
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Way better ingredients and preparation than other hibachi places. Nice, clean, and new.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on August 20, 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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MakaylaB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wnt for my early birthday celebration, overall great experience. We usually come once a month!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on August 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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vipJasonB
Tampa
66 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on August 19, 2021

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

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Deannac
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alec was great an our chef tray (T) was great!!! We will return

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on August 19, 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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IRBGirl
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were on point. Even though we had a reservation, we still had to wait a while to be seated. Overall, great experience.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on August 18, 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
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and plentiful . We all took half of it home. It was my sons birthday , they sing , give a cupcake and bang a drum. It is overall a very entertaining evening . The chefs are fun and the food very yummy

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on August 15, 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
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and portions were very good. Cocktails were also well balanced. Did a good job not overloading one table too.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on August 16, 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
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was great, and our chef “Shine” was absolutely amazing! If we are back in this area again we will ask for him again!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on August 13, 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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RCandMC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for my husbands birthday, it was a good time and a fun experience.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on August 9, 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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ShondaT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our chef T was amazing and out Server Amara was great as well.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on August 9, 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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RoseK
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! The chef was very good with all the people - old and young

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - St. Petersburg
Responded on August 9, 2021

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

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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 787 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.