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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
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful sushi

Shrimp awesome roll, blue crap roll, are the best, this is some good quality sushi, and reasonably priced

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Shrimp awesome roll, blue crap roll, are the best, this is some good quality sushi, and reasonably priced

Thank bmgrace
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Starting with a good note; Sushi and shrimp appetizer was yum! I ordered the gator roll. Everything tasted on par but the price was a little high for what we ordered on the hibachi. They charge extra for fried rice and for the extra you pay you receive about half of the portion you get from other JSH in the... More 

Thank Abethea
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We actually got our sushi to go so I can't really rate the ambiance of the restaurant. I have been to a lot of sushi restaurants but have never had sushi that had this much sugar in the rice. It seemed that maybe someone got the seasoning ratios a bit off. The spicy tuna and yellowtail rolls are extremely mayonnaise... More 

Thank Bytheforest
Lady Lake, Florida
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

we had to wait for our table to be fill up w strangers then messed up sushi order. i got the torando sushi and we couldnt finish it because it tasted so bleh.

Thank Shannon B
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

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 

Thank Ottoandjenny
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 

Thank Brenda81012
Ocala, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank BubblyBetsy
Ocala, Florida
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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 

1 Thank K M
Gainesville, FL, USA
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank radishmom
Statesboro, Georgia
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank Mike C

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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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