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234 Waynesville Plaza, Waynesville, NC
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
dinner

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2014
Garret_Evans
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Gaffney, South Carolina
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25 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Gaffney, South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Colorado, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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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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