Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Tampa

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450 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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. Voted Reader’s Choice Best Japanese in 2018 and 2017 Dining Awards and #1 Kid-Friendly Restaurant in Orlando in Best of Orlando Awards hosted by Orlando Magazine. Awarded Reader’s Choice Best Japanese, Best Sushi, Best Dinner Show, and Best Steakhouse in Central Florida in 2017 Foodie Awards hosted by Orlando Sentinel.
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1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for a birthday celebration and had not been in at least 10 years. The food was salty but good (which was expected). The veggies and meat both fresh and entertainingly made. We were surprised that there were both vegetarian and vegan entrees offered. The kids had an absolute blast and were in awe of the chef John's skills. The waitstaff was very attentive and the chef didn't disappoint. We'll definitely be back.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Tampa
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for dining with us, NancyG. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us.

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YF
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got there 15 minutes before our reservation and we got a table right away. Drinks from the bar were served with little wait time and soda refills, almost immediately. Our chef was Amazing! Great tricks and had us engaged the entire time. Food was delicious! We visit this place at least every 3-4 months. The kids loooove Kobe's!

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Responded 5 days ago

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MA
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had reservations at 5:00 pm. Asked to put my reservations on hold another 20 minutes for the rest of our party. No problem, seated just before the next 5:30 reservations were coming in. Sat at the bar waiting for my party. Great atmosphere. Good drink & appetizer deals. I'll be back for just the happy hour in the very near future. Great customer service from all the employees I came across. Love the place. So professional & fun.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Tampa
Responded on October 10, 2019

Thank you for your feedback, MaryAnne. 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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P
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 8 yr old daughter wanted to have her birthday dinner at Kobe’s. Our chef Papa John was great & the food was delicious! We had an awesome experience!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Tampa
Responded on October 10, 2019

Thank you for dining with us, Paula. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us.

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MC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The food was not good the chef was not good overall nothing was good

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Tampa
Responded on October 10, 2019

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. Please contact us for more details so we can help resolve this issue. Thank you

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R
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a great time I am going to continue to go entrainment was excellent

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Tampa
Responded on October 10, 2019

Thank you for dining with us. Domo Arigato!!

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OT
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

It is a good show place...our chef Stephen did a wonderful job and save the night for us; food is standard but if you are as lucky as we were with the Chef will be lots of fun.
Big headache after dinner .. probably MSG main trigger of my migraines

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Tampa
Responded on October 10, 2019

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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S
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were at Kobe for a birthday dinner. We had our own table and had a great time. Very entertaining and the staff was great!

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef was awesome!!

LS
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience! Everyone was pleasant and entertaining! I think we were charged for something we did not order but hey it happens. I think the cupcake for birthday’s is a little underwhelming. I think if you have a 190.00 bill for 4 it should be a little better presentation other than cupcake.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Tampa
Responded on October 10, 2019

Thank you for dining with us, LissaS. We appreciate and value your patronage and hope you will continue to make our restaurants your dining choice.

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CK
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Cody and the Cook was amazing. The birthday celebration was a success!!!! Thank you for never disappointing!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Tampa
Responded on October 4, 2019

Thank you for your feedback! We look forward to your next visit.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, favorite restaurant

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Tampa
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for your feedback! We look forward to your next visit.

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DG
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wayne is the BEST chef! Always fun, upbeat, and a great entertainer. The Filet was delicious...along with the rice. The veggies could be a little softer...but still tasted "yummy yummy". Always a fun time and tasty food.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Tampa
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate and value your patronage and hope you will continue to make our restaurants your dining choice.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taylor was our chef and he was amazing. All of the people involved were so nice and friendly.
We celebrated Uncle Frank's 91st birthday and also his first time at Kobes. HE HAD A BLAST AND IS READY TO GO BACK!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Tampa
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for dining with us. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us.

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MF
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Fun, good food we will go again. A lot of food, good taste. A little expensive, but good.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Tampa
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for your feedback! We look forward to your next visit.

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

I had priority seating for 9pm on Saturday I got there around 8:47 I was sat down quickly but waited for a chef for an hour to come cook at our table. The wait was insane. I Had my four year old with me towards the end he was laying down on my lap. Also I was never asked if I wanted a refill or anything. Everyone at our table kept wondering why it wa staking so long

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Tampa
Responded on September 30, 2019

We’re sorry to hear that your recent visit was not up to par. Please take a moment to contact us at the corporate office for more details (check number and date of visit), I would like to address your concern with the store manager and make necessary corrections for your next visit. Please feel free to "Copy/Paste" your review in order to save time. Thank you.

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MR
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, we had a fabulous time at Kobe's. The food was delicious and our chef was entertaining. We wondering why Kobe's is not offered early bird discounts any longer. We had a 5:30 reservation but no early bird pricing was on the menu.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Tampa
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you for dining with us, Mercitar. We appreciate and value your patronage and hope you will continue to make our restaurants your dining choice, please accept our apologies for any inconvenience you may have experienced.

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OT
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Tampa
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you for dining with us!

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CR
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

I downloaded the app and secured a reservation for 14 people weeks ahead of time. When we arrived they told us that they could not accommodate my party and we would need to sit at two separate tables. I wish we were told that ahead of time. I would have choose a restaurant where I could have enjoyed my birthday with all my children at the same table. We ate at different times and finished at different times.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Tampa
Responded on September 23, 2019

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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HL
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vyvy and Ichiban was awesome. Good food.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Tampa
Responded on September 19, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to your next visit!

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IQ
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great show, fabulous food! Is a really entertaining laugh full experience and the food is delicious. what else cal you ask for? Perfect for celebrations enjoyed celebrating my son's 21st Birthday with a party of 20

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Tampa
Responded on September 19, 2019

Happy belated birthday to your son. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our cook John was AMAZING. He was engaged with the table the whole time. This was my best hibachi experience. If I’m ever in the area I would come back and ask for John.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Tampa
Responded on September 16, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to your next visit!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ljohn and vy vy were great

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Tampa
Responded on September 19, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to your next visit!

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VR
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was personable and very attentive to the desires of our group. We totally enjoyed ourselves. We love Kobes for special occasions. We had 2 birthdays.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Tampa
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We appreciate and value your patronage and hope you will continue to make our restaurants your dining choice.

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GC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to Kobe’s like 3 times a year! Chef Tyrone is the best!!!!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Tampa
Responded on September 16, 2019

Thank you for your feedback Gina! We look forward to your next visit!

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RO
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

You guys need to go back to the garlic butter you was using. Food is horrible now!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Tampa
Responded on September 16, 2019

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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IJ
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy food, fun atmosphere and good pricing. Will definitely be back.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Tampa
Responded on September 12, 2019

Thank you for your feedback! We look forward to your next visit.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a great time love Kobe Japanese steakhouse. Great food and great Chefs

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Tampa
Responded on September 12, 2019

Thank you for dining with us. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Tampa
Responded on September 8, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! Domo Arigato

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JM
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were taken right as we arrived and served promptly. Chef was very entertaining and we got some fun birthday bantering going on between our table and the one across from us. Hope we can get these same chefs again.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Tampa
Responded on September 8, 2019

Thank you for dining with us, Miss. We appreciate and value your patronage and hope you will continue to make our restaurants your dining choice.

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KA
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our chef Tyrone was excellent. The best we ever had at Kobe. Our server was also the best. Didn't have to ask for refills or anything. She was there watching. Excellent. Don't remember her name but she was originally from Hawaii.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Tampa
Responded on September 8, 2019

Thank you for dining with us. We appreciate and value your patronage and hope you will continue to make our restaurants your dining choice.

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JB
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time and great food. Great value for the amount of food they serve.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Tampa
Responded on September 12, 2019

Thank you for your feedback! We look forward to your next visit.

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MN
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

We had a 5:30pm reservation but had to wait until 6:05pm to be served. Was NOT busy but understaffed I'm presuming. Waiter was slow and we had to get up numerous times for extra napkins; refill drinks and get our bill.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Tampa
Responded on September 12, 2019

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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SO
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tyler was terrific! The best ever!!! He was very accommodating with everyone’s requests.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Tampa
Responded on September 8, 2019

Thank you for dining with us, Miss. We appreciate and value your patronage and hope you will continue to make our restaurants your dining choice.

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B
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time! We keep going back year after year. Good food !

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Tampa
Responded on August 28, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! Domo Arigato!!

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K
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

While the food tasted great & our cook was amazing, everyone ended up sick from the food.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Tampa
Responded on August 26, 2019

We're sorry to hear that you were not feeling well. At Kobe, we pride ourselves in ensuring a healthy, clean and comfortable atmosphere for our customers. Please take a moment to contact us at the corporate office for our team to reach back to you. Your feedback helps us to make improvements and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again.

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A
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our chef, I think his name was John, was the best I’ve had. He was friendly, the food was awesome and he even cut my children’s food smaller before giving it to them!

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Tampa
Responded on August 26, 2019

Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate and value your patronage and hope you will continue to make our restaurants your dining choice.

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RF
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Grandson was disappointed because I told him they put on a good show. The guy hardly talked

MT
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to go to Kobe's. The birthday special keeps us coming back yearly. Food, atmosphere, entertainment (chef) all outstanding.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Tampa
Responded on August 26, 2019

Thank you for dining with us. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us.

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JM
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and open table was so easy thank you

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Tampa
Responded on August 26, 2019

Thank you for dining with us. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us.

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