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Kotobuki Japanese Steak House

) #144 of 385 Restaurants in Ocala ££ - £££ Japanese, Sushi, Asian
2463 SW 27th Ave, Ocala, FL 34471-0807
+1 352-237-3900
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good21%
  • Average24%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“sushi” (28 reviews)
“yakiniku” (3 reviews)
“tempura” (3 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Mongolian
££ - £££
2463 SW 27th Ave, Ocala, FL 34471-0807
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Reviewed 15 April 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.

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 30 March 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

Thank Aislinn77
Reviewed 15 February 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

Thank AscDac
Reviewed 8 January 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

Thank Laura V
Reviewed 25 September 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.

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 23 May 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...More

Thank HoopFL
Reviewed 7 May 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...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 7 May 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...More

Thank tess426
Reviewed 22 April 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
Reviewed 20 April 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
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Deena S
How many people can sit at one table?
12 March 2015|
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Deena S
is there a dress code?
12 March 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
Is there a dress code?
12 March 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
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Mongolian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
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
  • E-mail