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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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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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    Very good
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Entertaining for everyone

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
MLB768
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Clemson, South Carolina
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English first
Augusta, Maine
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5 reviews 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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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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
25 helpful votes 25 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 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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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, Steakhouse, Sushi
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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