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Kobe Japanese Steakhouse

101 Venture Dr, Smithfield, NC 27577-4754
919-938-3200
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Ranked #24 of 75 restaurants in Smithfield
Cuisines: Japanese
Most recent review
- Jul 12, 2014
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Lillington, North Carolina
1 review
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 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 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 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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milford de
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62 reviews 62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Our chef was a bit new at this restaurant so i will give him a break Shrimp was very fresh but sirloin steak was overcooked and tough Sake good and inexpensive for happy hour Ask for a more tender cut of beef lots of food for the money

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Smithfield, North Carolina
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86 reviews 86 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012 via mobile

I love the miso soup and the OMG roll. The hibachi grill is fun too

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Colorado
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317 reviews 317 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

We have eaten here multiple times in the past couple months. We have done habachi & just a restaurant table & bar. Same food every time. The fried bananas are the best! Sushi rolls also very good. I would try the specialty rolls, they are always good. Additionally, they have drink specials & fun drinks. There is usually a wait... More

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