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Kotobuki Japanese Steak House

Japanese, Steakhouse, Sushi, Asian, Mongolian
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2463 SW 27th Ave, Ocala, FL 34471-0807
352-237-3900
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  • 23
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  • 14
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Sushi fix

Kotobuki is Ocala's original sushi/ habachi restaurant is still a cut above the rest. While Japaneese restaurants have cropped up all over Ocala Kotobuki has always held a high standard of Japaneese fair. From their habachi grill, sushi, sashimi down to the kids offerings you will find taste of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Kotobuki is Ocala's original sushi/ habachi restaurant is still a cut above the rest. While Japaneese restaurants have cropped up all over Ocala Kotobuki has always held a high standard of Japaneese fair. From their habachi grill, sushi, sashimi down to the kids offerings you will find taste of Japan like no other in Ocala. I have been going here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

We recently went to Kotobuki for my husband's birthday. As always, John was perfect. He is funny and a great chef. He always remembers us no matter how long it is between visits. My husband loves the Yakiniku and I always get the steak. Our waitress was nice. We always have more food than we can eat. One of the... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. The food was delicious. The price was very reasonable. The quantities were copious. The servers were very polite and efficient.

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Ocala, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The first time I ate here was in the early `90`s. It was good back then! Now the place is run down and not very clean. It was a friend's birthday and he wanted to go to this particular restaurant. After reading the health inspections I wasn't very sure that it was a good idea. But we all agreed to... More 

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Gainesville, FL, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This place is hidden in a shopping center in a commercial strip. Although such "holes in the wall" are often quite good, such was not the case here. The atmosphere in the teppanyaki grill area is very noisy and had something of an odd aroma to it. The entree prices are in line with those at other Japanese steakhouses in... More 

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Statesboro, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Staying near by looking for a place to eat. Seemed fine going in , but the dining area was dark and smelling of oil oil. Food average. Service spotty. Wouldn't go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

Kotobuki is hands down my favorite Japanese restaurant. The quality of the hibachi food and the sushi is top notch. The chefs are fantastic. The prices are very reasonable, especially the early bird menu. John is the best chef I've ever had. I adore this place and will continue to go whenever I am in Ocala.

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ocala ,florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Been comin here since 1989! When I moved here from New York ! The sushi and sashimi. Is the absolute best in town ! Been to them All but nothing compares !!!!

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Elizabethton, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We always eat here when we visit Ocala. The food is really great! So fresh and generous portions! It's such a fun experience to watch your food being cooked in front of you like a show. The wine is good and sushi is great too!

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I have eaten sushi all over the US and Canada on both coasts and I really did not expect much from this restaurant but thankfully it was really very good. It deserves rave revues. Sit at the sushi bar and talk to Ric, he'll take care of you. You have to try the Dragon Roll. I ate two full orders... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2463 SW 27th Ave, Ocala, FL 34471-0807
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Ocala
  • Phone Number: 352-237-3900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Steakhouse, Sushi, Asian, Mongolian

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