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Kobe Japanese Steak House, Vancouver, BC
Kobe Japanese Steak House, Vancouver, BC
Kobe Japanese Steak House, Vancouver, BC
Kobe Japanese Steak House, Vancouver, BC
Kobe Japanese Steak House, Vancouver, BC

Kobe Japanese Steak House

4.6
4.6
2838 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Japanese
Here at "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 most tender steak, the freshest seafood, free-range chicken, and garden fresh vegetables - all before your very eyes in true Japanese style.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 28 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Steakhouse, Japanese (Teppanyaki)
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (604) 684-2451
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Kobe can accommodate all of your special event needs.

What 2,838 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver

    Child-Friendly

  • Vancouver

    Good for groups

2,838 Reviews
  1. ChrisB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious and it was a very cool experience. You are sat in very close proximity to other guests so if that's not your thing, this might not be the place for you.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Loved the decor. This is a great place to go with family, or have fun with friends

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  3. MilesH

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent as always. The chef was not as good as others but his performance was satisfactory.

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  4. BrentL

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been coming here for years. Michael our chef last night was the best we have had in years. The food was as great but chef Michael made it a great experience.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing, the chef (Oliver) was amazing, and the service was great too! My favourite place in town! 

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My family enjoyed our first visit at Kobe. The staff were very friendly and accomodating. We had seafood combo, teppin shrimp and teriyaki combo ( filet mignon), cooked right before our eyes. Chef was entertaining as well. It was a great experience. Thank you

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious and all the staff was so nice

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very good and cooked as requested. The chef was entertaining and paid attention to detail. The wait staff did very well. FYI - If you are seated on the top floor the bathrooms are on the bottom floor.

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  9. IzzyB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing first time! The food was delicious and the drinks were fantastic! I love that you can order a drink in a statue and then keep the said statue after! Food was well worth the price and experience!

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  10. LesleyN

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our chef, I believe his name was Michael, was awesome. I took friends with me for their first experience, I have been many times, and they will definitely be back

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  11. TyroneK

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a great experience. I would plan my meal differently next time knowing it was going to come out in stages.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time and it was a mind blowing experience. Starting from the soup till the end bean sprouts was so delicious. I had filet mignon and i would highly recommend this if you are looking for melt in mouth steak with a fire show in front of you.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Was a good first experience at Kobe. Food was fire

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  14. Malsey

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Thank you for the lovely experience - our group had the best time!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Haven’t been to Kobe‘s for a number of years and forgot how much fun it was A great place to take people from out of town.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my parents here for the first time for my dad’s birthday. Everyone enjoyed the experience and our chef was absolutely amazing. Talked to everyone, did amazing tricks and made sure our food tasted the best.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The perfect teppanyaki experience! Have been Four times now and each time has been better than the last, as long as you don’t mind sitting shoulder to shoulder it is a great time!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A thoroughly enjoyable evening of good food and entertainment- a fun night out! Our food was cooked to perfection and was seasoned just right. Our cook was entertaining and cheerful- made the night an experience.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant all and all, delicious food, and great service!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service was amazing! Only downside was the family that got sat with us was very high maintenance taking away from the experience

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  21. Luv2dine

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Celebrated anniversary there. Chef Jun was awesome.

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  22. TJ123

    Vancouver

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good service and an experience. Fried rice lacked flavour, and chicken was way over cooked and dry. Way overpriced for what we received.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    We've dined at various teppanyaki restaurants, so we were eager to see how Kobe Steakhouse measured up. Firstly, it might be time for some refurbishment, particularly the grills and hoods, which seem to have endured decades of service. The grills showed signs of wear with noticeable bending and haphazard welds, and the hoods' filters were visibly neglected. The teppanyaki show was standard fare – the usual flaming onion volcano and the playful warning to mind your eyebrows. As for the menu, the prices initially seemed steep. Surprisingly, the meal didn't include a salad with ginger dressing, a staple at similar venues. Opting for fried rice entails a $17 charge for a portion that's more than generous, easily serving three. The sake choices were somewhat limited, which was a bit disappointing. For a shared steak and lobster meal, along with the additional cost of splitting the dish, a couple of sakes, and an appetizer-sized fried rice, the bill came to $300. While we understand the allure of the teppanyaki experience, the value didn't quite align with the cost, especially considering the portion sizes, like the notably small scallops we observed at another table. In summary, while the experience had its moments, the lack of attention to detail in both ambiance and menu pricing makes it unlikely for us to return. For those who prioritize quantity and a traditional teppanyaki show, Kobe might still appeal, but for us, the search for a balanced and immersive dining experience continues.

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  24. InderD

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellence for family friendly with early time 5:00pm

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  25. Annya

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We all thought our food was a little over cooked.

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  26. JojoH

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Pros - chef was entertaining, different dining experience, polite staff, large portions Cons- loud, smokey, expensive, all food tastes the same, all seasoned the same, they rush you through in less than 1.5 hours and tell you must leave even though one of us was still eating!!! our rez was for 7pm, we sat down at 7:15 by the time they seated us and they asked us to leave exactly at 8:30!!!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second time as a married couple. First time as parents. Our 4 year old daughter loved the experience. And it will be a tradition moving forward. Best buttery wagyu steak. 👌🏻

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This was the worst dining experience we have had in Vancouver . We were completely rushed through our dinner .. in and out of there in an hour.. five of us went for dinner and all had upset stomachs after.. I would never return here

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  29. daynad

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere! Staff was beyond attentive! Our chef treated my teenagers great and had them laughing the entire time. Food was amazing and everyone left very satisfied.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The only downside was the people we were seated with were not very friendly.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I found the food was mediocre and didn’t compare to the price you were paying for the meal. However, the hostesses were lovely and friendly.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent place! Great food, ambience and service! I’ll be back next time I’m in YVR!

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  33. ForrestB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I think the chicken was a little dry. Wife order steak and prawns and realized she didn’t get any steak.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful love Japanese food!!! The overall experience is fantastic.

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  35. Stuart

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I always enjoy the food and energy of KOBE, we have been going here for many years.

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  36. MarkG

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Pretty weak really. Outdated. Everything tasted the same. One seasoning used on everything. For the price you can go somewhere better.

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  37. DaveD

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Pricey but really outstanding quality and the chefs are entertaining. Food is the best. Good drinks. Great service. So memorable

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  38. ChrisE

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    You squished in too many people at our table and there wasn’t enough room for everyone

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  39. LILMIC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fresh, quick, fun and absolutely delicious 😋

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  40. RachelK

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our chef was absolutely amazing! We had an excellent time there. thanks!

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FAQs

Kobe Japanese Steak House is rated 4.6 stars by 2838 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 28 times today
Google Map for Kobe Japanese Steak House

(604) 684-2451, 1042 Alberni Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 1A3

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Steakhouse, Japanese (Teppanyaki)
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Phone number
    (604) 684-2451
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Kobe can accommodate all of your special event needs.
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