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234 Waynesville Plaza, Waynesville, NC
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Love it but prices keep going up

The white sauce doesn't seem to be as good as it used to be, and the meats are sometimes a bit bland, oddly enough. We love it, and we'll go back, but it's not my FAVORITE Japanese now.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Bernard S
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Canton, North Carolina, United States
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Waynesville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My favorite is the Volcano, my husband's is the shrimp hibachi. All the food is fresh and really good. Shame on me for having the same order entry time but it's just so good; I don't think of a reviewer when I'm there😍. Service is outstanding.

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McKinney, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Average; nothing special... Kinda fast-food Asian. Big City pricing for small city population, they kinda gotcha. If I we're back in Dallas TX or Washington D.C. I would not choose this resturant but visiting this very small town, this is all they got! So I'm not complaining, I tend to rotate thru restaurants in Waynesville as I visit family, as... More 

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Canton, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The white sauce doesn't seem to be as good as it used to be, and the meats are sometimes a bit bland, oddly enough. We love it, and we'll go back, but it's not my FAVORITE Japanese now.

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Maggie Valley, North Carolina, United States
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Best sushi in Waynesville. Always pleasant staff. Fresh hand rolled sushi and delicious fried rice. Menu selection......huge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

I've eaten here many times and they never disappoint! Fast and friendly service and great food! I generally try to go on Mondays or Tuesdays as their sushi rolls are a dollar off! Great value and tasty fare!

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Canton, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We have visited here several times over the past two years. We have never had a bad experience with the food or service. There is always a crowd but I expect that in a restaurant with good food and fast service. Prices are very reasonable. We don't eat sushi but that have a sushi bar in addition to traditional cuisine.

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Be sure you try the volcano...hummmm! Great spider rolls and free refills on drinks. Kobe is located on av small river/stream away from downtown.

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Gaffney, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

Had a great dinner Saturday. Food was good and portions were good. Great value. Have been several times and will go again.

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Goose Creek, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We were not sure where to grab something to take back to our hotel and this was recommended by two different sets of locals. Very pleased!!

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We simply LOVE to go to Kobe Express when in the mood for sushi! They have a decent selection, but the Sylva Roll is where it's at. I've never had such a delicious roll in my life, and no matter how many times I've eaten it, I still love it and find it amazing. Take out service is great, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 234 Waynesville Plaza, Waynesville, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Waynesville

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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