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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
My favorite restaurant in Smithfield

This is my favorite restaurant in the limited availability of Smithfield. Pros: The hibachi is always the best and I crave it all the time! The white sauce is scrumptious. On weekends you can sit around the fire and the chefs will prepare a show for you while cooking. Generous portions. Cons... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 22, 2015
LadiesUsedToVamp
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North Carolina
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North Carolina
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

This is my favorite restaurant in the limited availability of Smithfield. Pros: The hibachi is always the best and I crave it all the time! The white sauce is scrumptious. On weekends you can sit around the fire and the chefs will prepare a show for you while cooking. Generous portions. Cons: half the time, the servers are short of... More 

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Thank LadiesUsedToVamp
Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I ordered take-out for lunch for me and a friend. To begin, when I arrived I waited almost 15 minutes before anyone came from the back to take my order. I had a salad with no croutons I received a container with wilted lettuce and 1 cucumber for $2.50... the zucchini in the teriyaki was mushy. This was my first... More 

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Thank 452red
Benson, North Carolina
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41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This place is excellent for dinner and a show and if you have the right cook it can be quite enjoyable. The sushi is also very good and fresh!

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Thank Mary Lynn S
Goldsboro, n.c.
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Not only have their prices increased and dinner entrees changed, their quality has declined. I ordered the hibachi chicken with no soy sauce because of my high blood pressure when our food finally came it tasted like a salt block I told the waitress and she informed me they did not put soy sauce , I tried to eat it... More 

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Thank photoquest
Goldsboro, North Carolina
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Great food and lots of rice! They cook the food right in front of you at your table. The food is very fresh and the cooking seems to entertain the children.

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Thank NCFunFamily
Raleigh, North Carolina
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67 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

I went there with my boss and his boss, so this place had to be great! They walked in and were not impressed and asked me to make sure we wanted to eat there. I went in and asked how was the sushi and the servers said that they eat it all the time. I explained my situation and they... More 

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Thank Lance L
Augusta, Maine
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

when I go to kobes I get seaweed salad and saki. this place is nice for a good fine dinner and especially just to sit at the bar and have drinks an sushi

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Thank kb1944
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

So good! We always stop here when we pass through Smithfield and the outlets. Really close to highway and hotels. Very good.

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Thank Sarah S
Smithfield, North Carolina
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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127 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Steakhouse
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?