Kobe Japanese Steak House

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Japanese
Here at the "KOBE", we carry on the ancient art of teppanyaki - hibachi style cooking, in authentic Japanese country-inn ambience.
The word "KOBE" suggests to the gourmet the ultimate in the finest beef, raised on delicacies, and gently massaged to perfection.

Watch as we lovingly prepare the tenderest steak, the freshest seafood, free-range chicken, and garden fresh vegetables - all before your very eyes in true Japanese style.
What 1202 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
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yumyumtum
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

always a pleasure to eat at Kobes Japanese steakhouse. An iconic staple in the Vancouver dining world. I definitely recommend it

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SussanaF
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and our chef the best. Would definitely recommend.

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MichealA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food. Good drinks. ......................

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great

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SefrinaF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food, experience and atmosphere. Our chef was hilarious as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Due to COVID the atmosphere was more relaxed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Was a great experience overall, only negative thing was that our booking was for 830 and the had us wait nearly an hour before actually seating. It was clear that they were waiting for a full table - it would have been nice to know ahead of time as we got there and were starving. Great food. Friendly service.

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vipDonnaB
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The Kobe never dissapoints. I've been dining there since the '80's and it really hasn't changed nor does it appear to be needed. It's a classic that never seems to be outdated. The most important thing is that the food is consistently outstanding. Pricey but well worth it!

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Juju
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely evening. Raffy was very entertaining.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great meal

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StephanieF
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

My only issue was that the Covid-19 standards were not being adhered to. A table beside us had no barriers as they asked for it to be removed but they had a larger than 6 group which is against the rules. Also, I believe a plastic curtain was supposed to be closed to separate us from table behind us and it was not... would be nice to see a restaurant of this caliber taken patrons safety more seriously.

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TrishP
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was a fabulous evening as usual. Enjoyed our regular chef Jimmy. I like the smaller tables as well. Less cramped.

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oceablu
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great way to celebrate any special occasion, lots fun and great food

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great. Staff and other guests were all pleased to be in house

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MonC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My boyfriend and I arrived half an hour early, and they accommodated us as soon as they could which was nice. The food was incredible, and our chef was super entertaining and hilarious. It was our first time trying wagyu and we were not disappointed! Even the ice cream for dessert was incredible :) It can get quite loud though, but I think that shows that everyone was having a great time.

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crystalb
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Our chef was so funny and entertaining especially for kids! Worth the visit🤗

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feliciag
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Outstanding food, amazing show, wish our table had more energy though...other then our stale co guests it was amazing and we will be back for more 😀 thanks to our chef max

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The steak was the highlight as well as the wonderful show the chef put on as he cooked in front of us. Downside is you do share a chef with other customers so if you are hungry you have to wait quite awhile between each portion being prepared so dont arrive starving. The servers were very thoughtful and frequently checked on us. The cooking is loud and we all sat close beside other customers so dont expect to have intimate conversations. Good for a fun date !

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LaurieK
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fantastic time! Max gave us a fabulous experience. When we come again we will definitely request him again! We loved it!

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CamS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We were sat with 2 awesome couples which made for a lovely evening. Food was delicious, as always.

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DavidS
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Anytime me and my wife spend time in Vancouver we always make sure to book a table at Kobe's. Always great food and great times. A place where you will always get enjoyment from just the great experience.

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Noccer
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience! Service and food were excellent!

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JennicaF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great option for smaller groups celebrating. Max, our chef, was hilarious and performance was as amazing as the actual food. All around great time!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

This experience was kind of scary as we sat next an obnoxious and disrespectful customer who clearly was over served alcohol by the establishment and was vulgar and swearing. He was served 7 double shots of alcohol in the one hour we were there. More so he was high giving the cook. The cook rammy didn’t sanitize his hands or care to tell the customer he’s actually cooking and can high five later. Shockingly he would also put his cooking utensils in the gentleman’s plate and at one point took the meat back from his plate on his grill. Waste of money as I didn’t even eat any of my food after seeing that behavior. He skipped the bean sprouts at the end too. This is clearly a mafia type establishment where there is no family that could sit and eat.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

I felt there were too many people in the restaurant. When people walk to go to their table there isn’t a lot of room. The restaurant seemed to do its best. A lot of folks were shaking hands with people they just met! Will wait until post pandemic to return.

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KimikoY
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always impeccable food and service! One of my all time favorite restaurants

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall1Food5Service4Ambience1

The restaurant was at full capacity (even with the COVID situation). It was impossible to be at 2 meters from the other clients. It was so crowded (tables, hallways, washrooms, etc.), it gave me anxiety.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Loved it, so fun!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome as Usual!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! Highly recommend

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RaymondW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always good food and good times. Nothing ever gets cold.

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MyraW
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our trip to Kobe’s was well worth it as always. Food was amazing. Our chef did a fantastic job cooking our dinner. Everything from the soup to the ice cream was yummy. Our favorite restaurant in Vancouver and we will definitely be back. ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic steak, service and a good show from the chef.

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KimM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great and attentive, our chef Max was very personable and entertaining, and the food was fantastic as always! We're already looking forward to our next visit! We had the teriyaki chicken which comes with teppan shrimp. Very flavourful.

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DaveG
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time at the Kobe Steak House!

We brought our (not quite) 2 year old daughter for my wife’s birthday and she was absolutely spellbound watching the entire cooking process and was certainly on her best behaviour, charming the entire table! Kudos to the chef who put on a great performance as he cooked and had some fun with my girl too! Food was prepared quickly and expertly. Tasted great. We didn’t have to worry about taking anything home, it was all gone!

We’ll definitely be back as she grows up. I fondly remember going to a teppanyaki restaurant as a child with my family and will be passing the same down to her!

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OlaP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Me and my family had a great time! Entertaining and delicious food

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RichardW
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall1Food4Service4Ambience5

Kobe Japanese Steak is a great place to dine at which I have done many times. However for this particular visit, the food portions were smaller and I did not get value for what I paid. I believe the cook did not portion out the food appropriately between the other group that shared our table. The other group consisted of 4 adults and 1 child and they purchased only 2 meals for all of them to share. My experience at Kobe’s has always been positive, however for this particular visit I felt the food portions were small.

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vipTrevor
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Not our first time to Kobe and definitely won’t be the last. As always the food was outstanding, the cooking show put on by Max (our chef) was amazing. He helped make my wife’s birthday special and made some amazing food.

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JustinS
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was awesome, service was amazing!!
Food was excellent.

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