Why Us?

Why Us?


1. Our mission is to bring fun & flare to every dining experience
We believe there is always a reason to come together with friends and family and celebrate. Whether it is a birthday or just for fun, Kobe provides an exciting and dynamic dining experience for everyone. Come to Kobe and expect to laugh, be entertained, and have a lot of great food and drinks to enjoy.

2. Simply delicious food
We believe delicious and craveable food starts with the basics of quality ingredients. Because we are locally owned, we are able to ensure that all our meats, seafood, and produce meet our quality standards. It’s quality that you can see when you sit down at your dining table.

3. We’re family
All of us at Kobe like to deem ourselves as being a “Kobe Family”. Since 1984, we have been serving the Orlando and Tampa market as a place for locals to come celebrate special occasions year after year and for visitors from afar to experience a unique local offering.

What does Teppanyaki Mean?

The Japanese word “teppanyaki” combines the word “teppan” which means iron plate with yaki which means grill. The meaning of Teppanyaki is, literally, “iron plate grill”.


Kobe Japanese Steakhouse is Florida’s premier Japanese Steakhouse. We specialize in teppanyaki dining where our skilled chefs delight guests with their culinary skills as they prepare guests’ dinners right before their eyes. Although originally a traditional Japanese dining method, Kobe has reinvented the teppanyaki experience with more flare and excitement. Guests can be prepared to have fun and enjoy the upbeat ambiance that is created by the many celebrations that occur at Kobe.


Voted Best Japanese and Family Friendly Restaurant in 2019 Dining Awards hosted by Orlando Magazine. Voted Best Japanese, Best Sushi, Best Dinner Show, and Best Steakhouse in Central Florida in 2017 Foodie Awards hosted by Orlando Sentinel. Voted Best Japanese in 2017 Dining Awards hosted by Orlando Magazine. #1 Kid-Friendly Restaurant in Orlando Magazine’s 2017 Best of Orlando Awards.  Voted best Sushi 2016 by Best Bets.

From Ashley W

Ichiban was such an amazing chef! He is so very talented and always makes sure we have a great time! He makes the entire experience!! Precious was such a helpful and kind server as well. Both were very attentive to our needs and made sure everyone was happy. Thank you chef Ichiban for the amazing food and fun!!!!

From Violet R

Food was really great. Our chef Eddie Tan was amazing. He’s really jovial and swift with those knives. It was a pleasure to watch him work and eat at his hands. The overall service of the waiter was also great, he was always quick to do refills as though he was just right there. A place to visit for sure.

From Susan W

Went there with family from out of the country who had not experienced hibachi before. They loved it. Food was good and plentiful, so much we couldn’t eat it all. Our ‘cook’, ‘trick master’, Tri, was good and very entertaining. However, our server, Connie really made our experience a great one, she was there checking on us throughout the meal, refilling our drinks, making sure we had all we needed. She was really funny and entertaining in her own right, made us laugh so much we had jaw ache. Well done Connie and Tri, you made our night. Thank you!

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