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Kobe Japanese Steakhouse

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101 Venture Dr, Smithfield, NC 27577-4754
919-938-3200
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We had a baby with us and she loved the show at Kobe. The food was great. The people who sat us were a little impatient (one of us needed a diaper change before the meal), but the man who prepared the food was great. I am not a huge fan of "sit with strangers" dining, but this wasn't too... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 26, 2014
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Clemson, South Carolina
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18 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Smithfield, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We have been patrons of this restaurant since they opened. We are great sushi fans and have been thrilled with the quality of the sushi and the sushi chefs. We have bragged that our little town is very fortunate to have such wonderful sushi. (When we travel we go to great lengths to find the BEST sushi restuarants...so feel that... More 

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Clemson, South Carolina
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69 reviews 69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We had a baby with us and she loved the show at Kobe. The food was great. The people who sat us were a little impatient (one of us needed a diaper change before the meal), but the man who prepared the food was great. I am not a huge fan of "sit with strangers" dining, but this wasn't too... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I did remember coming to Kobe in Smithfield, one year ago. I did like the Sweet Potato Roll. I also like some other assortment of sushi. It is a nice area in Smithfield. The next time when I comeback, I'll try hibachi!!

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Lillington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Took the family our for my grandsons Birthday, great service and Great Food plus experience , Prices reasonable

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Troon, Scotland, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I have never been in one of these restaurants before And was slightly nervous sitting at hot oven plate alongside two other parties of folk I had never met! But what an experience - we laughed to much and were in complete awe of the "swordsmanship" of our chef that any nervousness passed quickly As typical - portions were far... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Typically I get take out and they are quick in preparing it and the food quality is good. The price is average I think and the people are friendly.

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Exmore, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Unique experience as compared to the many other Japanese restaurants we have visited. Chef doesn't really care what you ask for, he is going to do it his way. A nice place to be amused by antics of the staff, but not such a great place if you want to relax and enjoy a meal. Prices are a little too... More 

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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We have been in the area for 14 years. This place used to be really good, used to be. Within the last year we have eaten here and regretted both of them. The service was bad both times but extremely bad the last (both the server and cook). The food was barely mediocre, lacked flavor and definitely not worth the... More 

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Newton Grove, North Carolina
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11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

I have eat at Kobe since the doors opened. It was the only way at the time to get my sushi and sash-mi fix. Since then they have had there ups in downs in service but now I think they have it down pat. Fish Sauce is GREAT!

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

We ate here because of the Kobe name expecting great food and service. It was not bad but could have been a little better. Chef put on a pretty good show. The steak was good but the shrimp was not as good. Service was ok but my appetizer came almost at the end of my meal. The baby had fun... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 Venture Dr, Smithfield, NC 27577-4754
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Smithfield
  • Phone Number: 919-938-3200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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