Koba's Japanese Restaurant

★★★☆☆

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Koba's Japanese Restaurant

3428 Tampa Rd Palm Harbor, FL

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sushiSushi is the best... Service is slow but happy...
Let the man do his thing! He does it well...
Saw him throw out a couple making out at the sushi bar once and groping... really!

To those A personalities who want the hip scene, go elsewhere. This is a peaceful well decorated treasure.

He is truly a MASTER chef and has trained the guys at Yoko's and many others.., Hey, you do not have to go home with him, just let him make his thing and enjoy.... Do not be in a hurry or you will miss the joy.

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★★★★★

sushiSushi is the best... Service is slow but happy...
Let the man do his thing! He does it well...
Saw him throw out a couple making out at the sushi bar once and groping... really!

To those A personalities who want the hip scene, go elsewhere. This is a peaceful well decorated treasure.

He is truly a MASTER chef and has trained the guys at Yoko's and many others.., Hey, you do not have to go home with him, just let him make his thing and enjoy.... Do not be in a hurry or you will miss the joy.

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You know your are eating the best sushi in town when you walk in and the majority of the customers are Japanese!! It is small and quaint, but the food is outstanding and the employee's are awesome. Chef Koba is a work horse and knows what he is doing, if you tell him it may be your birthday, anniversary...he will always whip up something special for you and you alone...a gift so to say. Please try it. The absolute best!!

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★★★★★

You know your are eating the best sushi in town when you walk in and the majority of the customers are Japanese!! It is small and quaint, but the food is outstanding and the employee's are awesome. Chef Koba is a work horse and knows what he is doing, if you tell him it may be your birthday, anniversary...he will always whip up something special for you and you alone...a gift so to say. Please try it. The absolute best!!

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Yes, Koba-san does take his time on the orders. Miki (the other sushi chef) is much quicker. It is no question that the quality of the food is exceptional. The preparation of the dish by Koba can sometimes border on a work of art, and as such, he will sometimes take his time. I have seen him prepare/design a sashimi platter in such a way that it looks like a bonsai garden, complete with a tree built from vegetable stems and leaves attached using wasabi paste. He really has no patience for people looking for fast food and can spot those types a mile away. He acknowledges the respect of his patrons by providing them with visual and delectable delights. Always ask about the specials - there are many seasonal items and unusual seafood he flies in from the Pacific. Build the rapport, you will be well rewarded.

By the way he has moved to Palm Harbour:
Koba's Japanese Restaurant
3428 Tampa Road, Palm Harbor, FL 34684
(727) 772-5622

5
★★★★★

Yes, Koba-san does take his time on the orders. Miki (the other sushi chef) is much quicker. It is no question that the quality of the food is exceptional. The preparation of the dish by Koba can sometimes border on a work of art, and as such, he will sometimes take his time. I have seen him prepare/design a sashimi platter in such a way that it looks like a bonsai garden, complete with a tree built from vegetable stems and leaves attached using wasabi paste. He really has no patience for people looking for fast food and can spot those types a mile away. He acknowledges the respect of his patrons by providing them with visual and delectable delights. Always ask about the specials - there are many seasonal items and unusual seafood he flies in from the Pacific. Build the rapport, you will be well rewarded.

By the way he has moved to Palm Harbour:
Koba's Japanese Restaurant
3428 Tampa Road, Palm Harbor, FL 34684
(727) 772-5622

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We have actually eaten at this restaurant many times, the sushi is very good and when the owner is not on sushi bar the service has been excellent, if the owner is on sushi bar you can just forget about getting anything on time! He pays special attention only to his sushi patrons and the restaurant patrons become secondary, he is very rude when the waitress tells him that she is still waiting for an order, as if we're bothering him! Wouldn't recommend this place to new comers, go to the Japanese Cafe in the International Plaza instead.

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★☆☆☆☆

We have actually eaten at this restaurant many times, the sushi is very good and when the owner is not on sushi bar the service has been excellent, if the owner is on sushi bar you can just forget about getting anything on time! He pays special attention only to his sushi patrons and the restaurant patrons become secondary, he is very rude when the waitress tells him that she is still waiting for an order, as if we're bothering him! Wouldn't recommend this place to new comers, go to the Japanese Cafe in the International Plaza instead.

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Tonight was the last night I ever go to Koba's Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar. Although the sushi is the best in Tampa, it is the worst service I have ever received. The chef should leave and go somewhere else. 15 minutes for our drinks. Single orders were brought out at a time. Orders were not correct, although clearly defined with each individual. Salad was finally brought after asking 4 times along with drinks. 6 of us clearly wanting separate checks. Checks with our names on them. Still, somehow, managed to charge us extra for items, drinks. While talking with them about checks, they spoke in Japanese to another so I could not understand. The only thing brought out on time was our after meal orange, which usually compliments the meal perfectly, but at this point I was to dissatisfied to enjoy. I do not recommend Koba's in any way, unless you get it to go. I, personally, will not even think about EVER going again. Visit Blue Samaurii in Ybor City, if you are looking for a good experience. The chef should go there. Thank you for reading.

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★☆☆☆☆

Tonight was the last night I ever go to Koba's Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar. Although the sushi is the best in Tampa, it is the worst service I have ever received. The chef should leave and go somewhere else. 15 minutes for our drinks. Single orders were brought out at a time. Orders were not correct, although clearly defined with each individual. Salad was finally brought after asking 4 times along with drinks. 6 of us clearly wanting separate checks. Checks with our names on them. Still, somehow, managed to charge us extra for items, drinks. While talking with them about checks, they spoke in Japanese to another so I could not understand. The only thing brought out on time was our after meal orange, which usually compliments the meal perfectly, but at this point I was to dissatisfied to enjoy. I do not recommend Koba's in any way, unless you get it to go. I, personally, will not even think about EVER going again. Visit Blue Samaurii in Ybor City, if you are looking for a good experience. The chef should go there. Thank you for reading.

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