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“Just AMAZING!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Kibo Japanese Dining - CLOSED

Kibo Japanese Dining
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese, Sushi
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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3 restaurant reviews
“Just AMAZING!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

I love Japanese food. Have been to great places around the globe, and this little place, in the middle if nowhere, is one of the best I have ever been to!! The quality of the fish is so good and fresh!! The confections that Norm (the very friendly owner and chef) does with the sushi are unbelievable!! He prepared everything from scratch, even the wasabi!! We only tried the sushis, sahimis and tataki (only the raw food). It was our of this world! If you are in the area, going from Miami to Orlando, etc, you have to stop here.

Don't get put off by the place or the service from the waitress. (We almost left because of the waitress!) just sit close to the chef and ask him to do what he feels is good! He made the most amazing roll to us, like I have never eaten before!!! A total must!! I wish he was not 3 hours away from us!

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Palm Bay, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Quaint Place with Fantastic Sushi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

Ate at Kibo the other night with family from out of town and our party of 11. This is a small place and at 7:15 we were the only table they had the whole night (at least from 7 on). There is only one Chef to do Sushi and hot foods and so I think it can be troubling if all the 5-6 tables are full. The seating is nice and quaint and comfortable. The pace of service is great and we were never rushed. Drinks came right after you asked and I was never looking for the waitress to have to get another drink. The Chef is a really nice Japanese guy and we shared many stories and fish pictures of our Key West Trip. The Sushi here is the best in town IMO. Most of us had the 4+2 and all the seafood is fresh, and well cut and presented. The best things here are all the shrimp and crab specialty tempura rolls. These are some of the best sushi I have ever eaten! All of us ate everything and it was all just outstanding sushi and just the right amount. Some in our party ordered Hot foods and I would really not go to Kibo for this. Stick to the sushi. While the fillet and Salmon were good, no one liked the chicken much. That is because they use that kind of chicken that the Chinese places use. That stuff as you know is very "fatty" and not very good sorry to say. They really need to change and only use real true chicken breasts and not this "semi-chicken" stuff and the meals would be better. Veggies are so-so and rice fine. The only deserts are green tea and red bean ice cream. We all shared one of each and lets just say it was "unusual". Would not order this again and they really need to expand their desert line. But for top-of-the-line Sushi, and that is what I recommend to go to Kibo for (and not the hot meals) this place is by far the best sushi in town .....and maybe top 3-4 I have ever eaten in worldwide. Give it a try, if you like sushi, you definitely will not be disappointed!

  • Visited April 2014
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“Open on a Sunday and great sushi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014 via mobile

We were craving sushi and it was a Sunday so we weren't too sure what would be open. After searching online we came across this place which was just off the I95 and glad we did.

Great fresh sashimi and some nice rolls too. Good value and plenty left over for the next day.

I'm glad we stopped by.

Visited December 2013
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Melbourne, Florida, United States
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“Great Japanese Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Was driving by and saw their sign and decided to give them a try. Turned out to be a great decision for lunch. Got a bento box with chicken teriyaki along with the sushi special (spicy tiny, JB roll and California roll). Really great meal, fresh and flavorful. Also came with miso soup and a salad. Highly recommend and I cannot wait to go there at night and try some of their other specials.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Mark C
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130 reviews
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“Good Stuff!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

I popped in here as I was passing through town. I had excellent sushi but it was just your typical lunch special, I wish I could have tried more. The menu impressed me though and I think I missed out on the best offerings as it looked like they served high-end true Japanese offerings not found in your typical sushi restaurant. High quality fish and rice used, and even the wasabi is not your typical cheap paste used by most. One of the better sushi restaurants I have been to in awhile.

  • Visited November 2013
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