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Kobe Japanese Steak House

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14401 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618-2000 (Formerly Kobe Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar)
+1 813-908-3879
16:30 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:30
Sat 16:30 - 22:30
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Land O Lakes, Florida
Level Contributor
58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you sit at the hibachi table, then u probably have more fun We made the mistake of sitting at a regular table. We were assured that the food and the menu would be exactly the same as at a hibachi table. To make a long review short, the food was awful and the service worse. Better Asian meals can... More 

Thank reygato
Kobe-Ichiban, Manager at Kobe Japanese Steak House, responded to this review

Reygato, I am so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the food during your recent visit with us, please feel free to contact me at kayla.lavigne@kobesteakhouseusa.com. I will be more than happy to look into this for you, and see what we can do to make things right. More 

Sarasota, Florida
Level Contributor
39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To celebrate our son's 45th birthday, we decided to go to Kobe Japanese Steak House, because they were able to accommodate our crowd of 13 people around the cooking table. Because our group included 5 children, it was an ideal setting to see the cook prepare our meal in front of us. The food was very good, and the portions... More 

Thank JohnBA7411
Kobe-Ichiban, Customer service representative at Kobe Japanese Steak House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've always loved eating here because this place is beautiful and the cook is full of entertainment. The food is soooooooooo good to me plus you get your money worth of how much food is given to you. I highly recommend this place to everyone that k ow me.

Thank latonja1969
Kobe-Ichiban, Customer service representative at Kobe Japanese Steak House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Tampa, Florida
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158 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

My daughter is a big fan of Kobe and asked for it as her birthday meal. My wife and I accompanied her, her sister, and three friends on a Sunday evening. Highly recommend the call-ahead, priority seating. Its gets busy and if you just show up, it might be a deal breaker. Great service from our chef and the young... More 

Thank 3lionsfan
Jamestown, North Dakota, United States
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150 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Went with my grandson, who loves the place. The entertainment was good but there was just too much food, The quantity could have been replaced with quality for the price. 8 out of 9 of us took home a lot of food. I had shrimp and mushrooms that were overcooked. The vegetables were large and sporadic in their cooking. I... More 

Thank Clifford W
Kobe-Ichiban, Guest Relations Manager at Kobe Japanese Steak House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Clifford. I hope that you will give us another try again in the future. More 

Seattle, Washington
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We were about 45 minutes early for our reservation, but they fit us in right away. The hostess were very helpful and friendly. Our chef was amazing! The food was even better. I can't wait to go back again.

Thank kristany1
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

If you don't make reservations you're in trouble there don't make you wait forever and that became so know to other people your name the food is not the same it's not even close and the price is very high if you want to try it and see your welcome to it we hope this helps you out and the... More 

Thank Jeffrey R
Donna, Texas
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

When we visit Tampa, Kobe is a must visit. We had priority seating done on the internet with ease. Greeted at the door by two lovely ladies with smiles. Seated promptly. Wait staff was prompt and welcoming. Our cook at the grill was entertaining and very accommodating to special requests. We had another party sit with us with 2 young... More 

Thank CampersontheGo
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I have been travelling a lot in retirement and where ever possible I look for a fine Japanese restaurant, and in the Kobe Steak House at Tampa I was well rewarded. We had been advised to book to ensure a seat at the required time so, we arrived ten minutes early and seated at the appointed time. The restaurant is... More 

Thank silverfox69brentford
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We went at about 8PM a party of 11. The soup was good, the vegetables fresh and the meat and shrimps delicious. Three of us ordered scallops which were not cooked until we finished and the chef accepted that he forgot. No apologies offered by manager. The restrooms were clean and the ambient cheerful.

Thank Julio P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14401 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618-2000 (Formerly Kobe Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-908-3879

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?