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 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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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a great experience! Heard from friends about how good the food was, made a reservation, and didn’t know what to expect. It was a great atmosphere and it made for a perfect meal!

K
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience! Chef Max created a very entertaining show as he grilled some of the best steak I’ve ever had in my life. The servers were also very energetic, and friendly, they also did a great job ensuring my cup was never empty. The only negative experience was the large group that we were seated with. Please keep in that mind that when attending a Hibachi style restaurant, you are not the only party at the table. Don’t be on your phone when the Chef is performing, and don’t ruin the experience for others.

10/10 to Kobe

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food

OT
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Love Kobe’s! Always have.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It’s a good choice for special occasions. Delicious food, great service and pleasant experience.

BL
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Have been to Kobe many, many times, though it’s been a couple years since last visit. Prices have really gone up!! Must be the reason they can still stay open. Still a great time and food aside from cost.

VT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Lobster and steak were overcooked. We were celebrating our anniversary and there were also 3 birthdays at our table, which over shadowed our evening by the chef giving them extras, leaving us ignored.

GS
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great place for a date night!

CV
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We usually go to Kobe at least once a year but this is the only time we brought the kids to watch a little show from the chef, unfortunately we didn't have much because the people whose with us in the table were regulars and they don't want the show anymore .

JR
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Interactive. Fun!
Steak wasn’t $58 worth, (tenderness/taste)
More skilled tricks for the chef was expected. But he was nice. And good sense of humour

OT
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a favourite. Food and service is always consistently good.

A
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to Kobe for new year's eve dinner and it did not disappoint! Great atmosphere and delicious food.

AH
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

The chef was quite rude to other customers who have some requests for food allergies. The server should have informed the chef before he confirmed the order. Also, our server was quite rude and impatient. It was for hubby’s birthday, but it was very disappointing! We haven’t gone back for many years but after this unpleasant experience, we may not go back again anymore. Not welcoming at all. Not worth the value.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Service was great. Fun experience

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

New Year’s Eve.

FR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Never coming back, I found a piece of nail in my food, possibly whoever chopped the veggies or the show chef cut off his nail with the food. I couldn't tell anyone then because the table was shared and we were surrounded by a big group with lots of kids (it was new years eve) so I didn't want to make it a bad experience for them too. It was definitely disappointing and disgusting.

e
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Kobe in Vancouver is definitely the best teppanyaki restaurant anywhere. Highly recommended.

TC
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious, the chairs are not good for short people.

KC
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is always my go to place for friends from out of town! It’s like having dinner and a show in one night! So fun and absolutely delicious!!!

g
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

The food and atmosphere in general is good. Two issues on this visit: #1we were seated over 30 minutes past reservation time due to error at hostess stand and #2 steak was requested medium rare but was more like medium.

OT
Guatemala
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super yummy!!

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SV
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

food was great. I enjoy the dinner steak is amazing

D
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience1

I have been taking my daughter to Kobe's for her Birthday for the last 5 years and it has always been great except for this year. Our reservation was for 7:30 we arrived at 7:20. In the lounge having a drink we were told at 7:30 our table wouldn't be ready for 15 more minutes. At 8:00 I inquired how much longer it would be as I no longer have an esophagus and only half my stomach so it's not good for me to eat too late. (as a note I had phoned earlier to ask if I could just pick off my daughter's and friends plate as I can't eat much and was told I would have to pay $20) They told me the bill was paid at our table but they had not left yet. We were finally taken to our table around 8:20 after we paid for our drinks (which should have been comped). Our waitress took a long time to take our drink order and seemed very uninterested in serving us to the point of being rude. We finally received our soup at 8:45 (which our vegan friend could not eat nor could she eat the prawns but we paid for it) at that point I was full. I couldn't find our server so I went to the front desk at ask them to take the $20 extra charge off as I probably wouldn't be able to eat much more than our friends prawns, they said they would let our server know. Our chef was great acknowledging our vegan request but didn't acknowledge my daughters Birthday as they usually do (I always inform this when making reservation). The food was good but I could only eat one prawn and a couple of veggies. Our server never once ask us if we needed more drinks and only saw her when she and another server sang happy Birthday to someone in the group beside us when they brought them ice cream. Another server brought me the bill with the extra $20 charge on it I explained it should have been taken off and could we at least have some ice cream, she gave it to our server. Our server slammed my revised bill down and plopped the ice cream and sparkler in front of my daughter. I left a 10% tip because chef was good.

J
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

I have ordered the vegetarian special. The chef was very consider by cooking my dish before he cooked the meat and seafood for others after he learned that I’m a vegetarian.

The food was tasty but inadequate quality wise, not what I paid for. I’m certain that I could get better value for what I paid for in other places. The fried rice was over priced.

OT
Mexico City
18 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excelente lugar , atención y calidad de alimentos.

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MC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

I was disappointed. I’ve been there many times. I took my friend who has never been. We were on the 3rd floor squished in by that opening and there was such a cold draft coming in. We were packed in like sardines that I could barely eat. I had to hold my soup up to my mouth to eat it as there wasn’t enough table room. They guy next to me was 1/2 in my area cuz he had no choice. They got our food order wrong and it took a very long time to get drinks. So disappointed as I can’t always afford a nice dinner like this.

BF
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Service was very good, many servers walking around and can attend to you right away. Raffy was an excellent chef and performer, my partner and I really enjoyed. For our first times we would definitely go again.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My daughter and son-in-law’s 25th year together

PC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

This place is a tradition we go to every year and have been doing for the past 5-6 years. We enjoy the food and the service but this time we had some drunk guy almost ruin our time. We were about to leave due to this, but the manager was able to handle the situation and rebook our party once the nuisance was removed. I appreciate their cooperation in helping us continue our tradition coming here.

AK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love Kōbe best dining experience except for that the prices are very high. This place is so expensive I could only go every two to five years.

CH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

The steak portion of the meal was excellent but unfortunately we were seated with a child who had allergies to shellfish. This meant that our shrimp appetizer came at the end of our meal and I was the last to eat as I ordered the seafood combo. By the time I was served the protein/expensive part of my meal, I was full from rice, vegetables and the abundance of bean sprouts that I was served.
When our chef spoke, he was funny but there was no show with our meal. All we got was a flaming volcano. I have seen much better shows at the grill from other restaurants. Everything felt very rushed as it seemed like the restaurant was trying to hurry things along for the next reservation.
Other than the steak (that I had to take from my guests plates since I had to wait for my seafood), this restaurant was certainly not worth the $250-300 that we paid.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed the food and our chef was excellent and good sense of humor.

M
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Nothing to add to the rating

RW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great placed to dine and to entertain guests.

EL
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious this time around! Raffy was ON POINT! Mmmm

A
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

We’ve been to Kobe many times. This time, we had the distinct feeling of being hurried. The food was cooked very quickly, we didn’t even have time to eat what was on our plates before more was piled on. As a result, the chef was cleaning the grill while we were still eating. That was disgusting.

HP
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

I always enjoy visiting this restaurant - we visit at least twice a year. The reason for a lower overall rating is as follows:
1. Despite having a reservation - we were made to wait 45 minutes for our table. It really seemed like an obvious ploy to get us to have drinks and make the bar look busy. The only reason we finally got seated is that after waiting - i said i didn't want to wait any longer and we were finished our drinks.

2. I understand that there is a price you pay for the show and presentation of food. Why isn't ice cream included on all combos. I understand that some guests may be too full for ice cream - but they can politely decline. At the full prices we paid - ice cream should be included for all combos, not just some.

We spent 900 dollars for 9 people. Give us some free ice cream.

The wait staff, the cooks, the bartender were all great.

JG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

Our chef is constantly mixing up our orders . I ordered steak and he served to someone else ordered chicken.

E
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time with my son. Though there was a short delay before we were taken to our table, it was worth the wait. The other dinners at the table were all fantastic. We hit it off immediately. The Chef was great - displayed good skills. Food tasted delicious. The seafood and steak were all cooked to perfection. He kept the table entertained as well.

CS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Kobe’s continues to be a favourite of ours when we visit Vancouver. Food is excellent and we enjoy the overall experience every time we have dinner there.

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