Kobe Japanese Steak House

4.3
555 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Japanese
Top tags:
  • Fun
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
Here at the "KOBE", we carry on the ancient art of teppanyaki - hibachi style cooking, in authentic Japanese country-inn ambiance.
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 vegatables....all before your very eyes in true Japanese style.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Steakhouse
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Wednesday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunday: 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Phone number
(604) 684-2451
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Neighbourhood
What 555 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.2
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.8
Value
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Vancouver
46 reviews
1.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

Service by staff at Kobe was great & lovely, food was tasty & worth the value.

The star ratings for food & service in this review refers to what transpired after we left the restaurant:

My friend & I met that evening for Kobe after I made a reservation. We each came from our own residences, we had not shared any meals together until we arrived at Kobe.

We ordered the Teriyaki Chicken and Hibachi Supreme, Prawns and Magic Mushrooms all to share. We each had a Negroni and a glass of (different) red wines. We did not order dessert, instead left to make our way to another establishment for more drinks.

On the way to the establishment, my friend complained of feeling sick, upset stomach. Once we arrived at the new establishment and we ordered drinks (Scotch for him, Negroni for me), he was sick and had to visit the bathroom multiple times while I sat at the bar. We cut our evening short. As I made my way home, I started to also feel sick and had a similar faith that night. Checking in with my friend in the morning after, he was still sick, and so was I.

My friend contacted Kobe by phone & explained the circumstances. He mentioned that he got sick as a result of visiting Kobe, that his friend was sick but perhaps not as badly.

The response was dismissive, effectively claiming that since no one else had reported to have gotten sick that evening, it could not have been due to visit to Kobe.

I understand these things happen from time to time. In the past, I have visited Kobe and have had great experiences without any issue. However, people may handle slightly contaminated or undercooked food differently and it could have been just our meal.

The way the manager handled this & fully dismissed possibility of blame on Kobe's part, was unexpected & disappointing, we clearly establish, based on timeline of events & items we had before and after the visit, that Kobe was the culprit. This is the reason for the rating, we do understand incidents happen occasionally.

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CB
1 review
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We came to celebrate my boyfriends birthday and we had such a fun time! Our chef was brilliant and had us giggling all night. (Unfortunately I don’t remember his name.....he has a great laugh!) The cocktails were great, the food was beautiful and the overall atmosphere was fun and full of energy. Will definitely be back! Thank you!

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrating a birthday and new job.

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KJ
Las Vegas
1 review
3.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

We have dined at Kobe dozens of times over the last 20+ years. This time, the service was quite slow.

We were seated in the lounge fairy quickly and drink orders taken and served in a reasonable manner. shortly after we were asked to pay for those drinks and they would take us up to our table - after payment it was at least 20 min before anyone came by again (did not see our server to ask)

After getting to our table we were again left for about 15 min, then the table was filled with other patrons and we were asked if ready to order but we had not been given menus yet (others at table arriving after us had been)

Chef was very attentive , food was as expected

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j
1 review
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It has been 25 years since my last visit..the place has not changed and that is a good thing! Loved it Thanks

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
4.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice steak and lobster

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

delicious as always, only noisy at moments for short spurts, like any restaurant (+ the flames and excitement), very good place - always order the ultimate, a bit of everything :) ...the sapphire margaritas are scrumptious

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AC
Seattle
1 review
2.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Cramped space and dry chicken. Not worth the 300 dollars. Drinks are weak. I left hungry!

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YB
1 review
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is amazing ... the atmosphere and great humour from the chef
Cooking our food made for a very pleasant enjoyable evening of fun and relaxation... everyone there from hostess right to the end of the evening very professional and friendly!!!

Would totally recommend this restaurant ... would say to make reservations in advance ...

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OT
San Diego
4 reviews
5.0Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always the gold standard for Tepanyaki. Excellent entertains chefs.

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LD
1 review
3.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 5

We were seated on the 3rd floor and packed in like sardines. We were escorted past empty tables on floor 2 - so it felt like the hostesses decided who they would treat with better ambiance than others.
Third floor Is too small a room with terrible ventilation. Our clothes stunk for days until
we washed them. Would never recommend this place to anyone going to Vancouver. Sorry.

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C
1 review
4.0Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Social Shopper voucher. Good value for discounted price.

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LG
1 review
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was my first time really enjoyed and will come back

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a
Vancouver
1 review
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I came here for my birthday and I was treated so good! They definitely made me feel special and the food was amazing!! It is on the expensive side but I would love to come here again for another occasion

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DP
1 review
4.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We come here every year for my birthday, always great food and friendly service. Our favourite is the ultimate combo you get a little taste of everything . It is an expensive evening but we leave satisfied for what we've spent. They don't have any daily drink specials from what we've noticed or been told by the waitress that might be a nice addition.

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F
1 review
4.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Excellent food and portions. The food preparation is all live with a performance of sorts by the chef right in front of you. However, the experience from the chef varies quite a bit, as I've had a great performance where the chef was clearly into it, but also one where it felt like the chef was just there to get paid. I think overall it is a great experience if you want somewhere with a lively atmosphere for a special occasion.

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K
New York Area
6 reviews
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant! Our second time there and always an awesome time! Great food! Great service!

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OT
London
3 reviews
3.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Thought we were going to a Japanese restaurant, but over half the staff don’t speak Japanese.
The food and service was good, however when you compare this to an authentic Japanese restaurant, you don’t get this. This is very gimmicky, having said that the guy who cooked our food was friendly would recommend if you want to fun night out but not if you want to experience what Japan have to offer

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AJ
1 review
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Omg this place was much better than I anticipated. Bought a groupon and went with a friend. The experience was great and the food was superb. I’m waiting for groupon to offer the deal again so I can bring my entire family!

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SH
Vancouver
1 review
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such an awesome experience, as always. The staff are so very friendly
and helpful and no request is too much for them to accomodate in a pleasant
manner. Truly first class.

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OT
1 review
4.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Great food, fun experience. Left a note in the Open Table app acknowledged that it’s for my mom’s birthday and hope to have birthday singing service (or basically whatever they have). But obviously it was ignored.

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OT
1 review
4.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We had a great dining experience at Kobe. Our chef was fantastic.... very skillful and good sense of humour. All super tasty food. Great Caesar and Long Island Ice Tea as well!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Graduation Dinner

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J
Seattle
2 reviews
2.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

My Two Cents
First of all making reservations for 530 I sort of expect the process to begin after I order instead everyone just folds napkins, we could have saved 10$ in parking had we known that the grill wasn’t getting fired up till 615.
As a couple in our 50 seating us on the 3rd floor was insane with washroom and meters I had to walk 6 flights of stairs and another couple was even older while empty seats were available below.
I think they are more living off their old reputation and was vastly overpriced for the food we actually got, thought chicken was over sauced which gave it an artificial taste.
But the company was the BEST xoxx

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DK
Vancouver
1 review
5.0Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Well as usual the food was Fresh, Tasty & Perfectly prepared.
This is probability our 20th visit to Kobe's.
It has been a Birthday tradition for years now.
Any excuse is a good excuse to go to Kobe's.
Don't think we will EVER tire of this one of a favourite haunts.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
4.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Took a long time to get seated and for dinner service to start

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PC
Vancouver
2 reviews
4.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food and entertainment. Very noisy but everyone was having a good time.

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AB
Vancouver
1 review
4.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I ordered the Kobe Steak and was shocked as the cook poured soj sauce over it-really???
I do not do this again...
the show and overall taste was good- I went out still hungry but I am a big eater- so I am no
measurement for this but still- spending 400$ and go to MC Donald's on the way back to be satisfied??
Thanks

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KL
London
4 reviews
4.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Shared table seating whilst the chef prepares a theatrical meal right in front of you. Food is good and there are various menus which include soup salad etc. A good fun night out!

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RE
Vancouver
21 reviews
5.0Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Been going there for the last 18 years and we enjoy everything. Jimmy our cook is awesome guy we always ask for his table he provides great service and attention to his guests.

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W
1 review
1.0Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

Not very entertaining and in our case we used a GROUPON so instead of receiving an option they simply substituted a poorer cut of steak. There were some vegetables (about $5.00 worth if u went to a grocery store yourself) to share amongst 7 people at our table, plain rice bowl, exactly 6 small prawns each, few cubes of chicken and steak. No way I would pay $60.00 plus for that without the GROUPON...I thought the idea was to showcase your product so people will want to return to KOBE Steakhouse. Waste of money.

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SR
Vancouver
4 reviews
5.0Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always excellent, been many times, never disappointed.

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LG
Vancouver
3 reviews
5.0Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have coming to Kobe for over 20 years and it still as impressive and fun as it was back then. Wonderful service, great food and drink and atmosphere. What could be better? Keep up the good work.

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M
1 review
1.0Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Not enough food for what you pay for. Very limited in choices.

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KS
Toronto
6 reviews
1.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 1Food 4Service 2Ambience 1

I wanted to try the place for a while. Booked the table to take my mother out the night before she goes back home.
Service is way to slow and inattentive.
Food was good. Not great.
What killed everything was the fact that teppan was being cleaned while people were still eating. It was absolutely disgusting and our table was the only one that it happened to.
I asked our server and then a hostess - they said it's a normal practice.
Maybe I'm expecting too much, but if I'm paying over $200 for dinner - I don't want dirty water, rugs and scrabbling in front of my face.
Will NOT come back and will make sure that I warn as many people as possible to follow my suite.

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DV
1 review
3.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Decent food, cool experience but felt super rushed. Almost setup like a factory to keep the guests leaving right after the meal. Some of the chefs are really engaged while others seem disinterested. had a fun night, but could be improved.

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SL
Vancouver
2 reviews
4.0Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

My 3rd time at KOBE. I really enjoy the food here, everytime I tried something different and always very delicious. My only “Not Happy about it” is the fact you are paying an expensive dinner but not equal comfortable seating; too many chairs on the same table, next side table companion hitting you constantly is a fact and this last time, the lady seated beside me use her left hand, makes it even harder. People is too close to each other. And I would like the music to be lower volume.

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KP
Vancouver
1 review
5.0Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Mother’s Day

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
5.0Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was awesome as always.

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SG
1 review
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

Very expensive for the food. Food was average, not much flavour.

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