Careers

Careers

Core Values

Honesty, integrity, reliability, positive attitude, hard work and teamwork.

Kobe Teppanyaki Chefs

Our Mission

We bring fun & flare to every dining experience at our restaurant & for take-out!

Teppanyaki Cooking

Service Standards

Excellent customer service, quality & delicious food, clean & safe environment, consistent & on time.

Kobe Teppanyaki Dining

Our Purpose

To help people celebrate and create great memories while dining in or enjoying tasty take-out!

All Party Platters

Employee Spotlight

"I enjoy serving, helping and caring for others, especially Kobe customers. Working at Kobe has given me the opportunity to improve myself and grow in many areas in my life. Kobe has taught me the values of hard work, teamwork and having a positive attitude. I am blessed to be a part of the Kobe team with a very supportive staff and management, who are always there for me."

Teppanyaki Chef Anton T. 
Kobe Kissimmee
2 Years at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2021-05-27T13:51:21-04:00

Teppanyaki Chef Anton T. 
Kobe Kissimmee
2 Years at Kobe

"I enjoy serving, helping and caring for others, especially Kobe customers. Working at Kobe has given me the opportunity to improve myself and grow in many areas in my life. Kobe has taught me the values of hard work, teamwork and having a positive attitude. I am blessed to be a part of the Kobe team with a very supportive staff and management, who are always there for me."
"I love working at Kobe because of the wonderful people. I’ve developed an amazing bond with not only my coworkers, but also the managers and customers. It has impacted my life tremendously because it has helped me become a better version of myself. They have motivated me to be more disciplined and driven."

To Go Server Tiana L. 
Kobe St Petersburg
Less Than 1 Year at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2021-05-27T13:57:12-04:00

To Go Server Tiana L. 
Kobe St Petersburg
Less Than 1 Year at Kobe

"I love working at Kobe because of the wonderful people. I’ve developed an amazing bond with not only my coworkers, but also the managers and customers. It has impacted my life tremendously because it has helped me become a better version of myself. They have motivated me to be more disciplined and driven."
"I’ve been working at Kobe for 14 years and Kobe has become my second family. I love my Altamonte team and I’m willing to help whenever the store needs me. Kobe has also provided me a stable income."

Teppanyaki Server Pom V.
Kobe Altamonte Springs
14 Years at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2021-05-27T13:59:00-04:00

Teppanyaki Server Pom V.
Kobe Altamonte Springs
14 Years at Kobe

"I’ve been working at Kobe for 14 years and Kobe has become my second family. I love my Altamonte team and I’m willing to help whenever the store needs me. Kobe has also provided me a stable income."
"It is the people here that make working at Kobe so enjoyable.  They are all my family here.  In addition, Kobe has always given me the ability to spend time with my husband and parents.  I've have grown here through many changes these past 20 years and am proud to be a part of it. "

Teppanyaki Server Loi H.
Kobe International Drive
20 Years at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2021-10-04T15:05:16-04:00

Teppanyaki Server Loi H.
Kobe International Drive
20 Years at Kobe

"It is the people here that make working at Kobe so enjoyable.  They are all my family here.  In addition, Kobe has always given me the ability to spend time with my husband and parents.  I've have grown here through many changes these past 20 years and am proud to be a part of it. "
"Working at Kobe has been a fun experience. I love being a part of the Team. Working here has given me a chance to form connections with various people and allowed me to increase my communication skills. The environment is great and I look forward to coming to work. "

Bartender Najee F.
Kobe St. Petersburg
4 Months at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2021-10-04T15:13:57-04:00

Bartender Najee F.
Kobe St. Petersburg
4 Months at Kobe

"Working at Kobe has been a fun experience. I love being a part of the Team. Working here has given me a chance to form connections with various people and allowed me to increase my communication skills. The environment is great and I look forward to coming to work. "
"So glad I was able to join Kobe Steakhouse in my last step of my career! With 42 years of restaurant experience I thought I had a lot to share, but it turned out I was still able to learn a lot as well. Corporate is welcoming and gave me a lot of learning opportunities. I found myself working for a well oiled machine. Compensation scale is nice and fair. The Corporate culture runs from Upper Managements all the way down to the individual restaurants. It's fun to work with a bunch of dedicated professionals. Special thanks to my GM Kim. The old dog learned so much more! My only regret was not joining this nice company sooner! "

Manager Tony L.
Kobe Lake Buena Vista
Over 4 years at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2021-10-18T14:02:24-04:00

Manager Tony L.
Kobe Lake Buena Vista
Over 4 years at Kobe

"So glad I was able to join Kobe Steakhouse in my last step of my career! With 42 years of restaurant experience I thought I had a lot to share, but it turned out I was still able to learn a lot as well. Corporate is welcoming and gave me a lot of learning opportunities. I found myself working for a well oiled machine. Compensation scale is nice and fair. The Corporate culture runs from Upper Managements all the way down to the individual restaurants. It's fun to work with a bunch of dedicated professionals. Special thanks to my GM Kim. The old dog learned so much more! My only regret was not joining this nice company sooner! "
"Working at Kobe has been the best place I've ever worked. From the Co-Workers to Managers they have all been amazing. I love the family aspect and that we are all friendly to each other. Kobe has taught me a lot. It has shown me perseverance, courage and teamwork! "

Teppanyaki Chef Jaden R.
Kobe Longwood
2 years at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2021-10-18T14:13:36-04:00

Teppanyaki Chef Jaden R.
Kobe Longwood
2 years at Kobe

"Working at Kobe has been the best place I've ever worked. From the Co-Workers to Managers they have all been amazing. I love the family aspect and that we are all friendly to each other. Kobe has taught me a lot. It has shown me perseverance, courage and teamwork! "
"Working at Kobe not only prepared me with gaining experience in the work force, but also teaches me the importance of teamwork. All the staff and Managers are wonderful people!"

Lobby Attendant Dat L.
Kobe St. Petersburg
6 Months at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2021-10-18T14:29:50-04:00

Lobby Attendant Dat L.
Kobe St. Petersburg
6 Months at Kobe

"Working at Kobe not only prepared me with gaining experience in the work force, but also teaches me the importance of teamwork. All the staff and Managers are wonderful people!"
"Working at Kobe Longwood has really changed my life because my coworkers have become my family, even more than a lot of my blood relatives. The best part of work is knowing that no matter how hard the night may get, I’ll be with my family."

Host Cody S.
Kobe Longwood
2 Years at Kobe 

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2021-04-29T11:50:27-04:00

Host Cody S.
Kobe Longwood
2 Years at Kobe 

"Working at Kobe Longwood has really changed my life because my coworkers have become my family, even more than a lot of my blood relatives. The best part of work is knowing that no matter how hard the night may get, I’ll be with my family."
"I’ve worked for Kobe a long time and like working with the management team and employees. Working at Kobe has helped me provide for my family."

Prep Cook and Dishwasher Remercilla C.
Kobe International Drive
5 Years at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2021-04-29T11:58:13-04:00

Prep Cook and Dishwasher Remercilla C.
Kobe International Drive
5 Years at Kobe

"I’ve worked for Kobe a long time and like working with the management team and employees. Working at Kobe has helped me provide for my family."
"Being trained in multiple departments at Kobe has helped me learn extra skill sets that allow me to help others when needed."

Line Cook Duy L.
Kobe St Petersburg
3 Years at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2021-04-29T13:48:58-04:00

Line Cook Duy L.
Kobe St Petersburg
3 Years at Kobe

"Being trained in multiple departments at Kobe has helped me learn extra skill sets that allow me to help others when needed."
"I personally love the job. I love this job because I feel accepted and appreciated. Kobe has given me the opportunity to better myself and show my strengths, that is my favorite part."

Server Assistant Jaden C.
Kobe New Tampa
Less than 1 Year at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2021-04-29T13:55:13-04:00

Server Assistant Jaden C.
Kobe New Tampa
Less than 1 Year at Kobe

"I personally love the job. I love this job because I feel accepted and appreciated. Kobe has given me the opportunity to better myself and show my strengths, that is my favorite part."
"Working at Kobe has been an amazing experience for me. Everyday I discover new challenges that make me improve myself to be better ."

Line Cook Oscar P.
Kobe St. Petersburg
One Year at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2021-08-18T14:18:41-04:00

Line Cook Oscar P.
Kobe St. Petersburg
One Year at Kobe

"Working at Kobe has been an amazing experience for me. Everyday I discover new challenges that make me improve myself to be better ."
"My work ethic in my stay at Kobe's is the direct result of my environment. I am fortunate enough to have Managers with superb leadership skills and coworkers who exemplify Teamwork. My years at Kobe as a Server Assistant have taught me humility. It also has reminded me of the importance of hard work to further develop both my personal and interpersonal skills. Excellent tutelage of Management and a happy work place always results in top productivity as well as success. I am thankful for the opportunity to be a part of this Team."

Server Assistant Raymundo A.
Kobe Lake Buena Vista
7 Years at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2021-08-18T14:39:50-04:00

Server Assistant Raymundo A.
Kobe Lake Buena Vista
7 Years at Kobe

"My work ethic in my stay at Kobe's is the direct result of my environment. I am fortunate enough to have Managers with superb leadership skills and coworkers who exemplify Teamwork. My years at Kobe as a Server Assistant have taught me humility. It also has reminded me of the importance of hard work to further develop both my personal and interpersonal skills. Excellent tutelage of Management and a happy work place always results in top productivity as well as success. I am thankful for the opportunity to be a part of this Team."
"I love working here because the environment makes me want to be the best person I can be. It's also very rewarding to be a part of a great Team that wants the best for it's employees and customers. "

Teppanyaki Server Linh M.
Kobe Altamonte Springs
4 Years at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2021-11-17T15:17:16-05:00

Teppanyaki Server Linh M.
Kobe Altamonte Springs
4 Years at Kobe

"I love working here because the environment makes me want to be the best person I can be. It's also very rewarding to be a part of a great Team that wants the best for it's employees and customers. "
"Kobe has a welcoming, family-like environment. They offer flexible schedules, and I feel very comfortable working here. The work is challenging but it motivates me and I have found many opportunities that have fit me well here."

Head Chef Koji

District Head Chef Koji
Kobe Alafaya
15 years at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2021-03-04T10:14:38-05:00

District Head Chef Koji
Kobe Alafaya
15 years at Kobe

Head Chef Koji
"Kobe has a welcoming, family-like environment. They offer flexible schedules, and I feel very comfortable working here. The work is challenging but it motivates me and I have found many opportunities that have fit me well here."
"When I work here it feels like home. Everyone is friendly, happy and takes good care of each other. Working here has given me the chance to interact with many people who enjoy good food and company."

Sushi Chef Hung L.
Kobe Lake Buena Vista
21 years at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2021-11-17T15:28:09-05:00

Sushi Chef Hung L.
Kobe Lake Buena Vista
21 years at Kobe

"When I work here it feels like home. Everyone is friendly, happy and takes good care of each other. Working here has given me the chance to interact with many people who enjoy good food and company."
"I love working with a lot of people. Kobe is a very fun place to work. I love seeing people happy when they eat our food and I love it more when I see them come back. Working at Kobe keeps me young. I love interacting with the people. "

To Go Server Hue L.
Kobe Alafaya
8 Months at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2021-11-17T15:37:23-05:00

To Go Server Hue L.
Kobe Alafaya
8 Months at Kobe

"I love working with a lot of people. Kobe is a very fun place to work. I love seeing people happy when they eat our food and I love it more when I see them come back. Working at Kobe keeps me young. I love interacting with the people. "
"My time a t Kobe has been a fantastic experience. I enjoy my coworkers and each day is something to look forward to. "

Prep Cook/Dishwasher Noah L.
Kobe St. Pete
3 Months at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2021-11-17T15:50:17-05:00

Prep Cook/Dishwasher Noah L.
Kobe St. Pete
3 Months at Kobe

"My time a t Kobe has been a fantastic experience. I enjoy my coworkers and each day is something to look forward to. "
"Working at Kobe has been a great experience. It is my first job and being able to work with customers as well as help people is something I am very fond of. Being a Hostess has allowed me to improve my speech as well as get more comfortable speaking with people I may not know. Thank you for my first job and helping me become more comfortable in social situations. The people I work with are very lovely and I appreciate everyone."

Host Leylani R.
Kobe Kissimmee
5 Months at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2021-07-30T14:44:21-04:00

Host Leylani R.
Kobe Kissimmee
5 Months at Kobe

"Working at Kobe has been a great experience. It is my first job and being able to work with customers as well as help people is something I am very fond of. Being a Hostess has allowed me to improve my speech as well as get more comfortable speaking with people I may not know. Thank you for my first job and helping me become more comfortable in social situations. The people I work with are very lovely and I appreciate everyone."
"Working at Kobe has given me the realization about how to invest in something. As in the company and people will invest back tenfold as long as you are dedicated and hard working. The work ethic in the company shows a great sense of fulfillment and accomplishment."

Server Assistant Cody K.
Kobe Brandon
Less than one Year at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2021-07-30T15:07:50-04:00

Server Assistant Cody K.
Kobe Brandon
Less than one Year at Kobe

"Working at Kobe has given me the realization about how to invest in something. As in the company and people will invest back tenfold as long as you are dedicated and hard working. The work ethic in the company shows a great sense of fulfillment and accomplishment."
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Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant

Employee Benefits

EMPLOYEE REFERRAL PROGRAM

Employees that refer a friend or family can earn up to $1,000 bonus because we know that a personal recommendation is the best compliment we can receive! Cash referral bonus will be issued to the employee if the referred employee stays with us for 6 months and one year.

EMPLOYEE LOAN PROGRAM

Financial stress is suffered by millions of Americans living paycheck to paycheck and is impacting workplace productivity and employee retention. At Kobe, we offer employees with temporary financial support with personal loans in times of extreme need.

401(K) RETIREMENT PLAN

Kobe not only cares for our employees in the present but for their future as well. For the years to come, Kobe offers a 401(k) retirement benefits program for full-time employees with one year of service.

PAID TRAINING

Kobe offers paid training and continued learning and development for those interested in working in the restaurant industry. No experience needed!

EMPLOYEE MEALS

Team members can enjoy a complimentary employee meal prepared by our chefs during each work shift. Enjoy a variety of meals as our chefs showcase some of their unique cultural dishes with their colleagues.

COMPREHENSIVE HEALTHCARE

At Kobe, we understand the importance of a well-rounded benefits program and are dedicated to providing you with unique benefits that meet the needs of you and your family. We are proud to offer all full-time, eligible employees with medical, dental and vision plans that help protect you in the case of illness or injury.

Hourly Opportunities

We are constantly expanding, and each of our restaurants has vital hourly roles which exist to provide harmony and success within our restaurants. From the Greeter and Host to the Chefs, they all play a vital role in our Kobe restaurants.

Excellent Hourly Benefits

  • Flexible Evening Schedules
  • Full-time and Part-time Positions Available
  • In-house Training Provided
  • Health Benefits
  • 401(K) Retirement Plan
  • Employee meal provided each shift
  • Opportunities to grow within the company

Management Positions

GREAT MANAGEMENT COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
More than half of our managers are promoted from within. Whether you start in our front of house as a host or back of house as a sushi chef, we’ll help you develop your skills and advance your career.

Salary: Kobe’s salary structure is very competitive and highly regarded in the restaurant industry.

Bonuses: Managers/Assistant Managers/Head Chefs earn bonuses based on their home location’s monthly profitability and based on their performance.

Paid Vacation: Ten days of paid vacation per calendar year is provided to all Managers. The number of vacation days increases with seniority.

Life and AD&D Insurance: We offer eligible Management staff Life and AD&D Insurance at no cost. Life insurance will provide your family members or other beneficiaries with financial protection and security in the event of a death.

Kobe Corporate Phone Plan: Save some money on your phone plan with Kobe’s T-Mobile Corporate phone plan discounted rate.

Semi-Annual Meeting

Kobe Semi Annual Meeting

Year-End Annual Party

Year End Party

Kobe Anniversary

Kobe 34th Anniversary

Bonus Meeting

Kobe Year End Party 2018

Kobe Dream Team

Kobe Team

Team Building

Kobe Office Team Building
Kobe is an equal opportunity employer. Kobe does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit & business need.

 

 

Food Handler Booklet

Employment GuideSome New Hire Kobe Employees will require a Food Handler Certificate. Current Employees must renew every 3 years. Employees can process their payment for their Food Handler booklet here. The booklets are distributed by managers. Please contact your manager or HR before purchasing HR@kobesteakhouseusa.com

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