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Kotobuki Japanese Steak House

Sushi, Japanese, Mongolian
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2463 SW 27th Ave, Ocala, FL 34471-0807
352-237-3900
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    Very good
  • 12
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  • 4
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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
Most recent review
Best Japanese in town !!

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 !!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
maryjay07
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ocala ,florida
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ocala ,florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Saint Albans, Vermont
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Ocala, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We have been eating lunch and dinner at this restaurant for years. The location is convenient, however, it is in a shopping center and is hidden. The store front is not enticing, but once you get inside the serve is friendly and efficient. The sushi is well prepared and truly an art form. The hibachi chefs are wonderful, entertaining and... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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98 reviews 98 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
558 helpful votes 558 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The entrance area, very pretty, very nice. But once we walked into the restaurant you could tell it was an older place. The decor and the atmosphere isn't comforting, it's older. We were sent to the back because our main goal was sushi. The grill smelled delicious but we were there for the sushi. The back area we way too... More 

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

What this restaurant lacks in ambiance it makes up for with stellar service! Both our hibachi chef and our server were very engaging and greatly enhanced our experience. The food was somewhat average but we actually overlooked that since we were having a great time! We were there for dinner, but noticed that this hibachi restaurant is open for lunch... More 

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I went between a two and a three on this review. If you like hibachi grills, you may be in luck. If you want to have a nice dinner with friends or spouse, you will be ushered to the back end of the restaurant. The back part feels sort of like a Dairy Queen. They really should update the area... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Yes, I met here for a business meeting, and it was kind of hard to find, if your not local. Same shopping center as Best Buy. We had steaming fresh edomome, with seaweed salads that had a nice crisp tangy vinigerette. We had sushi for lunch and had the albacore and mackerel and they were both fresh and tender. We... More 

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Ocala, FL
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I will definitely go again! The food was delicious and the service was excellent. The staff was courteous.

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michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

went to kotobuki with husband, daughter (14), son (12) and two friends (adults). traditional japanese steakhouse with good sushi menu too! chef did the usual show, food was really good (I had lobster and shrimp and it was perfectly cooked and delicious!), and it had a fun atmosphere. will definitely return!

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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: Sushi, Japanese, Mongolian

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