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Kobe Express

234 Waynesville Plaza, Waynesville, NC
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Ranked #53 of 96 Restaurants in Waynesville
Cuisines: Asian
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English first
Colorado, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We stopped in for a quick lunch Friday. It was our first and last time eating here. It looked and tasted good but left my husband and I sick a few minutes after eating.

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Ft.Myers
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74 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Starting out my husband and I had a good first impression of Kobe Express. It appeared clean and the service was efficient and the food tasty. However, after consuming our Sunday lunch and upon leaving 15 minutes later my husband almost passed out from rolls of nausea and cramps. What is in this food that would affect someone in this... More

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Waynesville
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11 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Family of four for Sunday lunch. All but one had food from the grill. The one had Sushi. Within 15 minutes after we finished our meal the three of us had horrible diarrhea!!!! Food was good going down but not worth the cramps! You decide.

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Canton, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The service was friendly and prompt, and our food arrived quickly. The waitresses were not dressed as geishas as one reviewer mentioned, so that must have changed. The portions were very generous and quite reasonably priced. We had hibachi dishes so I can't comment on the sushi. I would say the food reminds me of Japanese at a mall food... More

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Out of the way and hard to find but well worth the effort. Family run, diverse menu, well prepared. I had a jumbo shrimp dish and the serving of shrimp was generous with a memorable sauce. I would certainly go back.

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

My husband and I had some sushi at this place which was below average to average at best. There was a bit of a wait. Service was average, our waitress took forever to refill drinks and didn't seem to check back on us once the food was delivered. Also, I found the WHITE FACE geisha paint with cheesy kimono attire... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

My first visit to Kobe Express for lunch. We were seated quickly and we were able to place our order soon after being seated. Which was nice since we were on our lunch break and were under a time limitation. The waitress was very friendly. The food was nice an hot (heat not spice) when it arrived at the table... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Personally I lobe Kobe restraunt. The food (Teriyaki Chicken is my usual plate) is excellent, the service is very good, and the atmosphere is very okay (may need a little work). I go to Kobe on a daily basis and always enjoy it, also it is very very very inexpensive. Would you rather have a kids meal at Zaxbys or... More

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This was our first visit to Kobe Express with a group of seven people at lunch time on a Sunday. There was no difficulty finding seating for the group. The accent is surely on Japanese-style food, with lots of offerings of sushi, but many other more traditional dishes. Some of us ordered shrimp or scallop dishes; others teriyaki style steak... More

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Kobe has fast service, adequate seating, and good service. This is one of the few places I can get good sushi and my husband (not a sushi fan) has plenty to choose from. Kobe is smart in keeping their menu pretty straight forward- mostly hibachi or teryaki steak, chicken, or shrimp. Their sushi selection is pretty remarkable though. The only... More

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