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Kobe Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

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19601 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Tampa, FL 33647-2439
+1 866-543-5623
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Royal Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found ourselves (family of 6, ages 11-51) traveling through Tampa on Christmas Day. Although many places closed on Christmas we found Kobe open and accepted reservations. Upon arriving we were seated and given special Christmas menu. It had all the regular item we normally would order from the hibachi, so did not negatively effect our visit. Food and dining... More 

Thank Tina S
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Very disappointing. Soup was warm at best. Salad was room temp. Rice was flat tasting. Will not be back! Way too expensive for awful food.

Thank Faye D
Tampa, Florida
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

George was our cook and he was great. He did a great job and was interactive with everyone. With us having a large group I was impressed how he managed to get everything cooked so quickly and it wax excellent. If you happen to go there ask for George he won't disappoint.

Thank Mom_pink
Lutz FL
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134 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We did not get a receipt, as mentioned in another review with 18% gratuity. It was just an itemized list, also stated two suggested gratuity fees but did not include it. Loved our time at Kobe's. We arrived to a raucous waiting area of friends and kids but once at our hibachi table all was surprisingly quiet. You have a... More 

Thank TravelTampaHgl
Tampa, FL
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We love going to Kobe's. The service is fantastic, the cooking show is always entertaining, and the food... oh, the food. Great portions, five course meal, and all of it delicious. Thank you to Emily for being the most kid friendly waitress we've ever had anywhere, and on Tuesday when kids eat free!

Thank IHeartBacon
Tampa, Florida
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

After you dine at New Tampa Kobe, they provide you with two different looking bill, one to pay and the other to keep for your record. The one that you keep for your record shows an additional 18% server charge added to the charges. But the one that you pay shows just the total with an addition blank line for... More 

Thank shabnaam
Orlando, Florida
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Sitting at bar for 8 minutes!!! Bar tenders ignoring us. Sucks! Not even bad service. NO SERVICE. They look at you but are not interested in serving you.

Thank pg5573
Tampa, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

We called in for reservation on Thursday. The guy on the phone told me it would be available for us at 8:30 PM, and asked for me number and name, saying if anything changes he would call us to let us know. But when we showed up in the restaurant, the server told us they cannot sit up and it... More 

Thank danielwangksu
Wesley Chapel, Florida
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

I noticed this restaurant on several occasions and wondered what type of food they served. I checked them out online and was very excited to learned they're similar to a Benihana's restaurant in California. I made reservations online for that evening and when we arrived we where seated within 5 minutes. The staff was very friendly and entertaining. The atmosphere... More 

Thank travelinmama124
miami, fl
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

We frequent Kobe both this location and the one in Miami at Dolphin Mall. This one has a very good vibe, we like to come here when we want more than just a simple Chinese meal. Be ready to spend a good hour, don't expect to get in and out. The food is good, and the entertainment is always good,... More 

Thank truthNtravel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19601 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Tampa, FL 33647-2439
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 866-543-5623

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