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Kobe Express

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86 Walmart Plz, Ste 2, Sylva, NC 28779-5876
+1 828-586-0999
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Robbinsville NC
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

This restaurant is always pretty good. Sushi in the Smokies is not common, so when you find it, you try! Not exactly as great as in Osaka, Japan, but for here? Yes! I really enjoy it.

Thank WoodsRobbinsvilleNC
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

The food was ok. We've had better Hibachi but they give you plenty of food. Be sure to get some teriyaki sauce and shrimp sauce. Very busy both times we went and the place is small. They should expand. We stood waiting for our food and a couple left just in time for us to sit.

Thank Smiles5
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170 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

We have eaten here many times since it opened and have never been disappointed. It can get busy, so if you're in a hurry come at least 15 minutes before "regular" meal times for best seating.

Thank Wunder3
Belleview, Florida
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Arrived about a hour before closing time hoping to grab some sushi. When it came time to place our order we were informed they were out of sushi rice and had no intention of making more. Settled for meals from the grill given we'd already sat and ordered drinks.

Thank Dawn M
Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Had a quick dinner with my boys while visiting the WCU campus. Service was fast and the food was plentiful.

Thank happyplace2016
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Staff were great and friendly. Portions are huge and my wife and I split the steak, chicken and shrimp combo. It was ok but nothing special. My wife said all three meats tasted the same. Not really many good restaurant choices in Sylva so it was an ok choice but would not go here in any other town

Thank Andrew G
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Love it. Always busy, great food, fast friendly service. I always try to eat here when I'm in Sylva.

Thank Ellen A
Cary, North Carolina
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

I visited Kobe Express at lunch and found it to be very busy. The prices were reasonable and the food was very good. They gave large portions so I needed to take some food home. It had a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Gayle F
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

During a brief stay in Dillsboro, NC, I was searching for something "different" to eat one night, and I ran across this place in the hotel's recommended list of restaurants. Since I was alone, I called in my order. Once I arrived, I was truly glad that I did! The place was packed, with people coming and going at a... More 

Thank Toni G
Sylva, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

One of the better asian food places in the area. Their teriyaki chicken and sweet carrots are really good. They make the best shrimp sauce.

Thank tlowen10

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Walmart Plz, Ste 2, Sylva, NC 28779-5876
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Jackson County  >  Sylva
  • Phone Number: +1 828-586-0999

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