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Kotobuki Japanese Steak House

Japanese, Steakhouse, Sushi, Mongolian
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2463 SW 27th Ave, Ocala, FL 34471-0807
352-237-3900
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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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
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2014
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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Ocala, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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 

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Statesboro, Georgia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Waterloo, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
631 helpful votes 631 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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, Mongolian

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