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Kotobuki Japanese Steak House

2463 SW 27th Ave, Ocala, FL 34471-0807
+1 352-237-3900
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good22%
  • Average23%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Jun 18, 2018
“Very Good”
Mar 13, 2018
“Excellent food and service!”
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
2463 SW 27th Ave, Ocala, FL 34471-0807
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Very good food and the amounts are more that plentiful. Nice atmosphere. Love the open grills and entertainment.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank KarenR10620
Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

Excellent restaurant! We eat here at least once a week, often times more. The owners are wonderful and very hospitable. The staff is always extremely friendly and treat you as family. We are regulars, so most of the time we order the same dishes. Sushi...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Cindy J
Reviewed February 9, 2018

The positive: the Japaneasy atmosphere, Naomi, The Server, the chicken katsu, the miso soup. But EVERYTHING else has disappointing aspects. The pork katsu was dry and tough and overcooked. The onion soup was far too salty. The beef yaki-soba was made with old tasting tough...More

Date of visit: February 2018
2  Thank johnfjohnston
Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

We ate there on Thursday for lunch. They were not busy, but seemed like a while to get seated as the cashier was also the hostess. She cashed out three people before seating us. Once we were seated the waitress did take our drink order,...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Tripp2421
Reviewed June 13, 2017

John the hibachi chef did a very good job of preparing our food and it was flavorful. The whole place needs a renovation and could use a thorough cleaning; the display in the front window had lots of cobwebs. Not sure if I there was...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Margaret S
Reviewed April 15, 2017

Did not find the restaurant to be very clean, floor was sticky and led to an unpleasant start. Food was below average, salty and not very flavorful. I had steak and scallops which I thought was a safe. Would not go back.

Date of visit: April 2017
1  Thank Nancy M
Reviewed March 29, 2017

Kotobuki Japanese Steak House is very entertaining watching the Hibatchi chef cook your food and perform his special show to make you laugh. I've gone there several times and I'm always ready to go again. The food is fresh, delicious and well seasoned. of course...More

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank Aislinn77
Reviewed February 15, 2017

Japanese Steak Restaurants are ubiquitous and offer the usual variety of meal choices prepared at the table on a grill with a skilled knife handler. What sets them apart are the quality of the food and service. Kotobuki excels at both. The staff is welcoming,...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank AscDac
Reviewed January 8, 2017

I visit this place for the first time was not impressed at all..Cook was a nice guy who cleans the grill with a dirty rag, food was extremely salty,steak was dried. Oh and did I mention waiters have long hairs and no caps over they...More

Date of visit: January 2017
2  Thank Laura V
Reviewed September 25, 2016

I went there with my friends. We had a great time. They cook your food at your table. The chef was entertaining, talked to us all including the kids and was a good cook. Food was good and the atmosphere was family friendly.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank Jennifer M
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Deena S
March 12, 2015|
Response from Brittany H | Reviewed this property |
No, there is not. You can dress up if you want to, but I have worn jeans or shorts when I have gone there. The restaurant does not enforce a dress code, as long as you are fully clothed! :)
Deena S
March 12, 2015|
Response from GTGT76 | Reviewed this property |
No dress code, this place is very informal
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2463 SW 27th Ave, Ocala, FL 34471-0807
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Ocala
  • Phone Number: +1 352-237-3900
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