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Kobe Japanese Steakhouse

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101 Venture Dr, Smithfield, NC 27577-4754
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well sad to say the least. Walked in the receptionist never stood up when I said I would like the sushi bar she pointed and said go ahead. Sat at the bar for 7 minutes waitress finally showed up after holding a conversation with the other employee and her boyfriend eating Bojangles. I order some nigri and the rice wasn't... More 

1 Thank Raymond S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

Ive been to a cpl Japanese style restaurants... This one was the worst. The drinks very over priced and tasted stale! How you have stale everything you mix in a drink? The waitresses are ditzy!!! The show was sorry the cook did all the tricks terribly. Now just go for the food not the calamari its chewy! But the soft... More 

Thank Crystal S
Brookline, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

We have eaten here several times on our travels through the area and have never been disappointed. Good food, entertaining chefs, and timely service make it one of our favorite places to eat whenever we are in the area.

Thank NHNana
Castleton On Hudson, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

We we seated right away was a pleasant surprise. There were a family of 5 and a couple who were already seated. The waitress showed up after 5 minutes. I asked her about the " love martini". She had no idea what was in it. She shouted over to another server who also did not know what was in it.... More 

Thank madroe
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

I've never given a 1 star review, but had to for this restaurant. First the service was awful: slow and poor. For example it took 15 minutes to get miso soup so we waited all that time without any food. Then all the food arrived at the same time, overcrowding the table. Seriously how much time does it take to... More 

Thank Michele117
North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

This is my favorite restaurant in the limited availability of Smithfield. Pros: The hibachi is always the best and I crave it all the time! The white sauce is scrumptious. On weekends you can sit around the fire and the chefs will prepare a show for you while cooking. Generous portions. Cons: half the time, the servers are short of... More 

Thank LadiesUsedToVamp
Raleigh, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I ordered take-out for lunch for me and a friend. To begin, when I arrived I waited almost 15 minutes before anyone came from the back to take my order. I had a salad with no croutons I received a container with wilted lettuce and 1 cucumber for $2.50... the zucchini in the teriyaki was mushy. This was my first... More 

Thank 452red
Benson, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This place is excellent for dinner and a show and if you have the right cook it can be quite enjoyable. The sushi is also very good and fresh!

Thank Mary Lynn S
Goldsboro, n.c.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Not only have their prices increased and dinner entrees changed, their quality has declined. I ordered the hibachi chicken with no soy sauce because of my high blood pressure when our food finally came it tasted like a salt block I told the waitress and she informed me they did not put soy sauce , I tried to eat it... More 

Thank photoquest
Goldsboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Great food and lots of rice! They cook the food right in front of you at your table. The food is very fresh and the cooking seems to entertain the children.

Thank NCFunFamily

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Venture Dr, Smithfield, NC 27577-4754
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Smithfield
  • Phone Number: 919-938-3200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?