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Kotobuki Japanese Steak House

Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Mongolian
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2463 SW 27th Ave, Ocala, FL 34471-0807
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Silver Springs, Florida
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378 reviews
306 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Our son was passing through Ocala and had time for dinner. We asked what he would like since his diet usually consists of truck-stop food. He said his favorite was Japanese Steakhouse food, so we did a search of TripAdvisor. Kotobuki was the recommended location so that's where we went. The outside of the restaurant in a strip shopping center... More 

Thank HoopFL
Beverly Hills, Florida
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

First of all I can't understand why this place has good reviews. That's the only reason why I went there. Definitely not what I expected. I noticed some of the same things that a previous reviewer wrote, who was there on April 20th. Read his reviews also. The cook wipe down the grill with a dirty rag. The place definitely... More 

Thank John B
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Recently my husband, son and grandson had the pleasure of dining at Kotobuki. The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. We had so much fun interacting with our cook. He was so funny and very attentive to our 11 year old grandson. I had told the waitress ahead of time that I was allergic to mushrooms and our... More 

Thank tess426
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77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

This was a business dinner but we still able to have fun and enjoy the show. The noise level was manageable so our conversations were productive.

Thank Robclaus
Ocala, Florida
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Group of bowling friends and family go there for lunch. The specials from the kitchen or the food cooked on the grill are all wonderful. Soup, salad and sushi are totally awesome. Ask for John to cook for you. You will not regret it.

Thank mingo1952
Plant City, Florida
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95 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Came here last nite with three buds mainly looking for some good sushi. Of all the reviews and menus I checked on Trip Ad., I thought this was the best option (We are not from Ocala). We had a couple Chicken Yakatori's and some Broccoli tempura. Yakatori's were tough and the tempura was not crunchy & broccoli was mushy! Two... More 

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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We have had a different cook every time, and all have been fun! We almost always get sushi before the meal, and leave with a FULL box of leftovers each! The Saki varies everytime we go in- but my hub tries a cold and warm one each time---keeps hoping to find a new favorite, but enjoys them all.

Thank Regina C
Tampa, Florida
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153 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Our most recent visit here was to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday and she found it to be a treat. Be sure to dine at one of the Hibachi grills where a most delicious meal of generous portions will be expertly prepared by an entertaining chef. The chef from New York is hilarious and a great cook. Great menu offerings and... More 

Thank Tommy J
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

We have sushi before our meal and enjoy sitting at the grill with other families. I love the taste of all their food. We have never had a disappointing meal. Their scallop meal is to die for, so buttery and soft, always cooked perfectly. Their grilled veggies are the best. If we don't go in for a big meal with... More 

Thank Sharon B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Went with my daughter and very polite and loved our food and service Ty Ty ty would highly recommend to anyone can't wait too go bk.

Thank Tammy B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Mongolian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
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: 352-237-3900

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?