Kobe Japanese Steak House

4.4
722 reviews
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  • Fun
  • Good for Birthdays
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.
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JT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful!! Been a fav since 1997 we will always be back!!

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PM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything tasted like top quality and value for the dollar. and prepared precisely 👌

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DB
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

We were very excited to celebrate my husband's birthday at Kobe. Chef Raffi was very entertaining and the appetizer portion of our meal was lovely. My husband's steak melted in his mouth and others at our table thoroughly enjoyed their meals. UNFORTUNATELY my steak was HORRIBLE. The cut of meat that I was given had a large vein of cartilage running through it and I could barely chew it. As well, I had to request a knife because the pieces given to me were much to large for one bite. When I ordered a steak and lobster meal for $65.95 I expected to enjoy my meal. I was very disappointed that no adjustments were made to our bill when this issue was brought to your staff's attention - TWICE!

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PR
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner was so tasty & fun to watch. Our chef was very interactive, making our evening even more entertaining

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S
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food is above average they have high quality cuts of meat and local seasonal vegtibals.
Prepared infront of you by a master Japanese chef.
They not only cook up great food they cook up a couple good jokes as they prepair your meal they interact with the guests amd make it an overall 5 star experience with a great ambiance and an authentic menu.
Its the perfect place for special occasions large groups or a date night.
Its worth the trip and i will be recomending to friends and family and looking forward to my next visit

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RJ
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

We went to Kobe hoping to celebrate my friend’s birthday. We indicated birthday celebration but they forgot about it.. very disappointed so we left. Wished they were more observant.

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VM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great Food and service. It´s very noisy and the tables are somehow crowded. The couple besides us were shouting not speaking. Difficult to have control over that and it was very annoying. The best approach is to visit this restaurant with a large group and get a dedicated table just for the group

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C
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

While we had a fun evening, I consider the food overpriced and not particularly tasty or uniquely seasoned. You pay a lot for the 'show' which is fairly short-lived.

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KS
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Kobe lived up to its name, it was simply fabulous

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JB
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Didn't like the other customers seated with us as they found every little thing to argue about with the servers. Everything else was fantastic and the food was phenomenal!

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BI
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Thanks for asking....two topping sauces weren't really that good...I asked for extra order if shrimp and didn't get many ?? My son has the kobe steak ..4oz..was good ..lobster was good ... cook needs to interact with the table more ...maybe fo a shot of tequila ..

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

A date night for us. The service was a little slow and we had to ask for a server a few times.

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AS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was delicious and fresh ingredients our chef was talented and funny and service was excellent!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fue para Año Nuevo, fue una experiencia genial y diferente a todos, la comida simplemente estuvo deliciosa, y el ambiente genial

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AL
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great and super fun place to go for dinner! I will definitely going back and worth the money!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

Health Hazards!
Chef repeatedly cleaned his knives with the same rag, both for raw chicken, raw seafood, raw beef, and cooked meats for all the above. Additionally, our biggest concern was a MOUSE running around our feet and through the cooking areas. Will not dine here again.

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AP
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant for a special occasion! Very entertaining and the food is very tasty.

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e
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best teppanyaki in town. Get the steak and tiger prawns. Best combo.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great option!

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MB
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

My wife and I went to enjoy a nice evening and it was crazy with screaming kids and the whole place smells so bad like grease, there is large buckets of butter that the cooks flip to the grill and the place fills with grease smoke and smell🤢we left just after we were taken to our seat and went next door to the rooftop that for the record was amazing and worth the switch!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Cenamos el 24 de dic, nos llevamos la grata sorpresa de la atencion y trucos del chef toshi el mejor, la comida estubo rica todo lo preparan al momento asi que vayan preparados para esperar un rato la comida pero ale la pena

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JM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

I hadn't been here in 20 years and my hubby had never been. Its not cheap but everything about it made it a super fun evening out. I would definitely recommend it for a special occasion

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W
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great evening out.
Great atmosphere
Great for large parties
Great food

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Family Christmas dinner

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g
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

First time coming here. The vibe of the place is nice, loud lots of people. The price you pay for how much food you really get I think is a little too high. Portions of food are very small (for example their teppan shrimp appetizer included in your meal was only tiny 3 pieces of shrimp) and I’m almost positive we didn’t get everything included in our meal package (green tea). The overall experience of having a chef cook infront of you was what we really came for so for that I do recommend kobe Japanese steak house.

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G
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food is fantastic when the chef cooks everything in front of you. However, after the chef finishes cooking and leaves, you may be pressured to finish the rest of your food or dessert faster. The servers would come shortly after to start taking dishes away and ask for payment. It's awkward sitting at the table eating the last bits while your neighbors start to all get up and leave. Otherwise, food and performance are great. Very unique experience for a special night.

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CO
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

Food was good but staff were not great. Took 5 attempts to get a drink order right, no water service had to ask, but the food was good.

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M
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. We were seated at the appointed time, and joined a few other people at the table. The chef was very amicable and funny. Overall, it was a fantastic evening out.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous experience, we had a wonderful chef and food was delicious - thank you Kobe’s.

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C
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

The prawns and scallops were tasteless and the sauces were not good. The beef tenderloin was ok and was the best item of the meal. Too much condiments in the bean sprouts. It was very noisy. The seats were tight as they put too many people at one table. The ventilation was bad and a baby at the table beside us was crying the whole time. I dont think they should take babies as the environment is really bad for them, not to mention the noise was not pleasant for all the other guests. With the entertainment book coupon, it was $50 dollars per person including tip. I would rather spend the money somewhere else and enjoy a more delicious meal. A very disappointing meal especially because kobe is a famous restaurant.

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NF
Surrey
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

Really lovely evening my only complaint t was the chicken teriyaki was so over cooked it was dry and chewy. We also had steak and shrimp which was very good.
I didn’t make s comment st the time as didn’t want to spoil the mood

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NH
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I've been going to the Kobe Steakhouse for many many years and it never disappoints. The food is always good in the staff it's fantastic. The chefs are generally happy fun and energetic.

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DM
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience, wife and I came here for dinner , chef was fantastic and the food was fresh. Best seafood I have had in a while

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U
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was an 80th birthday. Staff is always going above and beyond even to those using vouchers. Many restaurants and services don’t provide the same quality service to those using social shopper and groupon vouchers but Kobe always makes you feel special!

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HK
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

I had the ultimate and Japanese waggu 8oz there but the taste overall was not interesting-nothing but grilled some stuffs with butter, moreover, the waggu steak was horribly overcooked. It was not worth of over $200.

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JW
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Food was good, price is a bit on the high end for what you actually. Servers are very nice and friendly. If you haven't been before I suggest checking them out.

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JC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Kobe is great for those special rare occasion like birthdays and special celebratpry dinner. We had the Ultimate and Wagyu and thus tasted the best they can offer.

The Ultimate (74.95/per) came with aged new york steak, sesame terayaki chicken, lobsters, scallops, veggies, and for desserts Mario Gelatos Ice Cream. The lobster was cook to perfection, tasted moist, juicy, and seasoned properly. The scallops also seasoned just right not too salty, and was very tender. Sesame chicken was a bit dry, and seem like a filler dish. Veggies was done right, but their was too much bean sprouts going around and thus crowded our plates. At one point the bean sprouts became a nuisances and degraded the experience. The ice cream had a couple flavors, but i stuck with the green tea which tasted decent nothing to cry home about.

Now for Miyazaki Wagyu (75.00/4oz), as you expect is the highlight of the night. I recommend having the Wagyu first prior to having the New York Steak. You will experience an epiphany such as “Is this really steak!?” or “damn thats pretty good” type of epiphany YMMV.

Overall we racked up about $500 for 3 people with drinks, and food. Great once in awhile and if you never had Wagyu definitely check this place out. Also go early prior to your reservation to get the seat in front of the chef otherwise you be stucked like us on outskirt where you can’t enjoy the full experience but pay top dollar.

Overall 3.5/5.

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RE
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband Birthday celebration. We love Kobe and Jimmy is an awesome cook. We always request his table he goes out of his way to make everyone happy. Thank you Jimmy we’ll always ask for him.

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SG
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the best time, my grandsons first time there , made it memorable for him, he said I’m coming here for my birthday, Thsnk you for the awesome food n service

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SW
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Kobe’s, my favorite!! The food is excellent and the Chefs are very entertaining and friendly.

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