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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
17:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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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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Seattle, Washington
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Level Contributor
23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
Nanaimo, Canada
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208 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Friendly and prompt service, interesting menu but ultimately standard-tasting fare. Everything over-salted, or too much MSG, or soya sauce.

Thank 29carfrae
Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Great place, fun and entertaining. Food is great and cooked to your order. The only bad thing is that the sometimes play with the eggs in their hats. My family don't mind because the egg is in the shell but OCD people do!

Thank andelias2016
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

I have eaten at many Japanese steakhouses, but this was the first one I have tried in Tampa. I should have asked friends for a recommendation, because Kobe should be avoided by those who appreciate great food. The restaurant is old, dated, and lacking in overall cleanliness... it has a dingy, sticky feel. The value for the food just isn't... More 

1 Thank kkabky
Land O Lakes, Florida
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

My wife and I recently ate here for her birthday. Chef Steven did a great job chopping up vegetables and making us laugh. We have been here many times for special occasions and it is always a treat. We love the appetizers and the drinks. The staff always asks us how our meal is going and they keep high standards.... More 

1 Thank Iegep
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

This place was jam-packed on a Thursday night, so its popularity cannot be denied. I have eaten at many Japanese steakhouses over the years, and they all share most of the same components. Same good, solid, entertaining show from the chef and pretty standard menu. Most of the differences are in the area of food preparation and portion size. This... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?