Careers

Careers

Our Benefits

  • Full-Time & Part-Time Positions Available
  • Paid Training
  • Flexible Evening Schedules
  • In-House Training Provided
  • Employee Meal Provided Each Shift
  • Opportunities To Grow Within the Company
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Employee Loan Program
  • Employee Discount
  • Scholarship Opportunity
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COMPREHENSIVE HEALTHCARE

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

401(K) RETIREMENT PLAN

Kobé offers eligible employees with a robust 401(K) plan through Empower Retirement to help employees save for their retirement. Participating in your company 401(K) plan lowers your tax bill and makes monthly savings automatic.

Kobé offers 401(K) matching, which is free money for enrolled employees. Kobé will match 50% of what an eligible employee contributes up to 6% of an employee’s paycheck.

EMPLOYEE REFERRAL PROGRAM

Employees that refer a friend or family member can earn up to a $1,000 bonus because we know that a personal recommendation is the best compliment we can receive! Half the cash referral bonus is issued to the employee when their referee is employed for 6 months, and the other half at one year.

HIRING BONUS

Kobé is looking for qualified candidates for select positions. New employees hired full-time in these positions can receive a $600 Hiring Bonus! The new hire must complete 3 and 6 months of full-time employment at Kobé to receive the full bonus. Full-time employees average 30+ hours per week. Our Hiring Bonus promotion can be combined with Kobé’s regular Employee Referral Program.

OUR MISSION

We ignite happiness by bringing fun and flare to every dining experience at our restaurants and beyond.


CORE VALUES

Honest, Integrity, Reliability, Positive Attitude, Hard Work, & Teamwork.

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Employee Spotlight

"The Kobe's Team and Teamwork keeps me here and I enjoy working alongside them all. We are like Family. The pay is very good too."

Traditional Server/Line Cook Brian D.

Kobe Clearwater

3 years at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2022-05-20T15:43:25-04:00

Traditional Server/Line Cook Brian D.

Kobe Clearwater

3 years at Kobe

"The Kobe's Team and Teamwork keeps me here and I enjoy working alongside them all. We are like Family. The pay is very good too."
"Working here has helped me see the general impact of what my will and self worth is made of. Being here has showed me how to apply many things into my daily life and routines."

Dishwasher Austin K.

Kobe Tampa

2 years at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2022-05-20T15:50:13-04:00

Dishwasher Austin K.

Kobe Tampa

2 years at Kobe

"Working here has helped me see the general impact of what my will and self worth is made of. Being here has showed me how to apply many things into my daily life and routines."
"My experience working at Kobe is great! I love working here because I have amazing Coworkers and Managers that make my job fun and enjoyable. The people here have become like my family and I am grateful for them."

Lobby Attendant/To Go Server Loan T.

Kobe Longwood

15 years at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2022-06-01T18:41:57-04:00

Lobby Attendant/To Go Server Loan T.

Kobe Longwood

15 years at Kobe

"My experience working at Kobe is great! I love working here because I have amazing Coworkers and Managers that make my job fun and enjoyable. The people here have become like my family and I am grateful for them."
"I love working for Kobe. I have been working here for 7 years. I finally discovered myself while working here. I always tell myself "Empty your mind, find your soul, pick up that spatula, be that Kobe's Chef and accept your fate." Work hard and anything is possible."

Teppanyaki Chef Go

Kobe Kissimmee

7  years at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2022-07-15T14:52:01-04:00

Teppanyaki Chef Go

Kobe Kissimmee

7  years at Kobe

"I love working for Kobe. I have been working here for 7 years. I finally discovered myself while working here. I always tell myself "Empty your mind, find your soul, pick up that spatula, be that Kobe's Chef and accept your fate." Work hard and anything is possible."
"I love working with Kobe because it supports me and my family financially. I also love working here because I have a great time having fun with the Guests and my Coworkers."

Teppanyaki Chef Yuki

Kobe Lake Buena Vista

11 years at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2022-07-15T14:59:52-04:00

Teppanyaki Chef Yuki

Kobe Lake Buena Vista

11 years at Kobe

"I love working with Kobe because it supports me and my family financially. I also love working here because I have a great time having fun with the Guests and my Coworkers."
"My experience with Kobe helped me in so many ways. Kobe has helped with communication skills and I have had the opportunity to meet a lot of good people here. It has also allowed me to meet my Best Friend/Brother Ben!"

Server Brian N.

Kobe Clearwater

5 Years at Kobe

                                                                                                                                                                      

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2022-11-01T17:55:41-04:00

Server Brian N.

Kobe Clearwater

5 Years at Kobe

                                                                                                                                                                      

"My experience with Kobe helped me in so many ways. Kobe has helped with communication skills and I have had the opportunity to meet a lot of good people here. It has also allowed me to meet my Best Friend/Brother Ben!"
"My experience with Kobe has been fulfilling and very educational. It has provided me with great opportunities for growth!"

Line Cook Nicholas D.

Kobe St. Petersburg

1.5 Years at Kobe

                                                                                                                                                                      

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2022-11-01T18:01:20-04:00

Line Cook Nicholas D.

Kobe St. Petersburg

1.5 Years at Kobe

                                                                                                                                                                      

"My experience with Kobe has been fulfilling and very educational. It has provided me with great opportunities for growth!"
"I love working at Kobe because every thing is always fast paced which keeps me busy. I also love to laugh and have fun with all the staff."

Lobby Attendant Hanh H.

Kobe Longwood

7 Years at Kobe

                                                                                                                                                                      

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2022-11-01T18:05:12-04:00

Lobby Attendant Hanh H.

Kobe Longwood

7 Years at Kobe

                                                                                                                                                                      

"I love working at Kobe because every thing is always fast paced which keeps me busy. I also love to laugh and have fun with all the staff."
" I love working with Kobe. Everyone I work with is like family, and that makes me happy when I come in. I also enjoy talking to customers, and helping whenever I can . "

Lobby Attendant Romaine A.

Kobe Altamonte

1.5 Years at Kobe

                                                                                                                                                                      

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2022-11-01T17:37:50-04:00

Lobby Attendant Romaine A.

Kobe Altamonte

1.5 Years at Kobe

                                                                                                                                                                      

" I love working with Kobe. Everyone I work with is like family, and that makes me happy when I come in. I also enjoy talking to customers, and helping whenever I can . "
"I love working at Kobe because I like helping others out. I love coming into a work place where everyone treats me like Family and works as a Team!"

Prep Cook Duc T.

Kobe Lake Buena Vista

1 Year at Kobe

                                                                                                                                                                      

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2022-11-01T17:44:35-04:00

Prep Cook Duc T.

Kobe Lake Buena Vista

1 Year at Kobe

                                                                                                                                                                      

"I love working at Kobe because I like helping others out. I love coming into a work place where everyone treats me like Family and works as a Team!"
"I have worked for Kobe for 17 years. I love working here because everyone comes to work with joy and happiness. Working at Kobe has impacted my life immensely, it has made my life and family better. I love Kobe."

Prep Cook Hong D.

Kobe Alafaya

17 years at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2022-06-15T13:32:02-04:00

Prep Cook Hong D.

Kobe Alafaya

17 years at Kobe

"I have worked for Kobe for 17 years. I love working here because everyone comes to work with joy and happiness. Working at Kobe has impacted my life immensely, it has made my life and family better. I love Kobe."
"I love working for Kobe and have been here for almost 14 years. I am still looking forward to continue my employment for many more years to come. I would like to thank the Upper Management for giving me many opportunities to move up within the company. I started as a Hostess and have been able to move my way up to a Manger position. This has helped me to be able to support my family with a stable income along the way. I have been able to make fond memories with and old and new friends. I have learned a lot along the way as well and I would like to thank Kobe for this amazing journey so far."

Supervisor Okie L.

Kobe Kissimmee

14 years at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2022-06-15T13:41:57-04:00

Supervisor Okie L.

Kobe Kissimmee

14 years at Kobe

"I love working for Kobe and have been here for almost 14 years. I am still looking forward to continue my employment for many more years to come. I would like to thank the Upper Management for giving me many opportunities to move up within the company. I started as a Hostess and have been able to move my way up to a Manger position. This has helped me to be able to support my family with a stable income along the way. I have been able to make fond memories with and old and new friends. I have learned a lot along the way as well and I would like to thank Kobe for this amazing journey so far."
" I love working for the Managers and Employees here. They treat me very well. Kobe makes me want to work hard and earn more. I am part of a great Team and Family."

Dishwasher Jeantho M.

Kobe International Drive

10 years at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2022-08-10T12:56:12-04:00

Dishwasher Jeantho M.

Kobe International Drive

10 years at Kobe

" I love working for the Managers and Employees here. They treat me very well. Kobe makes me want to work hard and earn more. I am part of a great Team and Family."
" Working at Kobe has impacted my life, because it gave me the support I needed to go forward in my education. It has also taught me to adapt to situations in a timely manner. "

Host Jessica A.

Kobe Tampa

1.5 Years at Kobe

                                                                                                                                                                      

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2022-08-10T13:05:45-04:00

Host Jessica A.

Kobe Tampa

1.5 Years at Kobe

                                                                                                                                                                      

" Working at Kobe has impacted my life, because it gave me the support I needed to go forward in my education. It has also taught me to adapt to situations in a timely manner. "
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Email our recruiter today to learn more about job opportunities at Kobé!

career@kobesteakhouseusa.com

BECOME A TEPPANYAKI CHEF

Teppanyaki is a traditional Japanese style of grilling on a large hotplate. Our Teppanyaki chefs combine their advanced culinary skills and showmanship to provide our guests with unique and memorable experiences. If you have a passion for cooking and entertaining, Kobé will train you to be our next star Teppanyaki Chef!

ASPIRING CHEFS

Regardless of your experience level, Kobé will set you on the path to becoming a great Teppanyaki Chef. Your training experience will start as a Prep Cook to learn the basics and then you will receive one-on-one training from a master chef to learn how to cook quality food on a hibachi grill and entertain your guests the Kobé Way. Our specialized Teppanyaki Chef Training program will teach you everything your need to know!

EXPERIENCED CHEFS

If you are looking to expand your culinary skills, our Teppanyaki Chef Training program will enhance your knowledge and expertise in knife techniques, performance mastery, and teppanyaki style cooking. Dedicating time to training our chefs is the key to the Kobé Way!

BENEFITS

Our Chefs have a prominent role in creating memorable experiences for guests. Our Chefs receive an hourly wage, making them eligible for shared service charge, tips and overtime. Our Chef’s dedication and strong work ethic are directly reflected in their earnings. Currently, our full-time Teppanyaki Chefs are expected to earn a gross average of $80k this year.

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.

Competitive Manager Salary

Manager Bonuses

Manager Paid Vacation

Provided Life and AD&D Insurance

Discounted Corporate Phone Plan

OUR STORY

Kobé is a family run business, where everyone including our employees and our guests are treated like family.

Our story began in 1984 when Doi Tan Nguyen, along with his son Chau left Montreal, Canada. They came to Altamonte Springs and launched Kobé, Florida’s Premier Japanese Steakhouse. Nguyen had big ideas for his restaurant concept in the Orlando market. He wanted to deliver a unique dining experience that would offer an exciting and vibrant environment for guests to gather and celebrate over delicious food and drinks.

In 1996, with the passing of his father and joined by his sister and uncle, Chau Nguyen took over the company and remains the principal owner of the Florida native brand.

Over the years, Kobé has grown to become a big family business that includes his children, nieces and numerous dedicated employees that have been with the company through the decades.

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.
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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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