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
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4.4
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4.3
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4.1
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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M
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Nothing to add to the rating

EL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious this time around! Raffy was ON POINT! Mmmm

A
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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.

LW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Tiny portions, way overpriced, food is average, can make better steak at home.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

We were seated right at 9pm, but waited almost 40-45min for our chef. The food was not cooked to our preference. We had 2 orders of the tiger prawns but only received 1 order.(not the first time this has happened) It was a first time experience for a few people in our party, and they said that this was a first and last for them. I don't blame them!
If they would stop thinking of squeezing so much people in, and thought more about accommodation for their customers, this would be a very great, overall experience for everyone!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They never disappoint. Another lovely evening as always. Thanks Kobe! 🙂

R
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I bought a groupon for my best friend and I as a belated birthday gift for her. From the moment we were sat at our table to the moment we were finished, our dining experience was incredible. The food was amazing, the atmosphere was awesome and the service was fantastic. I would highly recommend this restaurant and highly recommend purchasing a groupon for it as the prices are a bit steep.

KG
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Our chef was not as jolly as the others & not too interactive to customers. Probably he's tired

k
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Always enjoy Kobe food. Table too crowded. Could barely move my arms. Consider placing fewer people at tables. We were a party of 5 in a space that accommodated 4 people. Chef put on great show while cooking.

ND
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Only issue I have is as a party of 2 for a date being place out on the corner of the table haven’t barely any seating room to eat with your stranger next door neighbour. Being with others around the grill is part of the experience, how ever I feel even one less person per table would enhance the experience for the corner end people.

KM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

I’ve been coming for years. This is the first time ever that the chicken almost burnt and sprouts way over cooked. Steak was overdone. Also grill usually it cleaned but this time was left all black. Also I had remind them about our ice cream and then the bill. Was definitely not a usual enjoyable dinner. Hope it’s not going to be the norm.

DK
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice restaurant with an authentic Japanese atmosphere, well as authentic as you can get in Vancouver. The prices are quite high but you are in essence paying a premium for the atmosphere and location.

AE
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Took our kids for their first Kobe experience. The food was delicious and our chef was really fun. Only thing i would say could have been better was the drink service. I waited too long for the server to take my drink order and my 2nd glass of wine came as we were wrapping up about to pay our bill. But overall the experience was excellent and our kids loved every minute.

A
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Don't plan to go elsewhere after dining here, and wear casual and comfy, because you'll smell like smoke and BBQ!

It's not really fancy, but it's kinda expensive. It's a fun experience for a group. I recommend trying it.

CM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

We were here to celebrate my daughter’s 10yr old birthday as she picked this restaurant. We were missing our ice cream with our meal until we asked for them and also never received a free ice cream for the birthday girl. In addition, we normally get a cup of green tea at the end of our meal but that was never received either.

I felt the service was a bit lacked and the quality of the food seemed to have went down compares to the last time when we were here 6 months ago. I felt there are lots of room for improvement especially for the price that your customer is being charged.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was new experience and was fun to sit there and watch food getting prepared in front of us.

CA
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food, fun place

MM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Food was just ok, paying for a bit of a cooking show. First time I’ve been there in ten years. Doubt if I would ever go again. Overpriced for what you get.

KH
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, chef was wonderful and funny, staff very courteous and attentive. Great night out.

SC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Fun experience. Although a little bit noisy, still fun. Would love to go again.

a
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

The food value is definitely not there. You do get a fairly large portion, but I don't consider 2 cups of bean sprouts valuable. We expected a teppanaki show, and it really was lacking. The guy was completely uninterested. If you have a Groupon or coupon then ya.. why not. Every person at our table had a coupon so that really tells you everything. I WOULD NEVER pay full price. They are trading off the name they built 20years ago, but that has really worn thin. There are many other places in the city with better quality and a MUCH more engaging show.

MV
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chef Max was an absolute delight. Our reservations were first at 430pm which I thought was perfect as it wasn't too busy or smokey like others have complained about. Tell the chef up front if you are there for a celebration and they do extra little things to celebrate it which is such an unexpected amazing surprise. Can't wait to go back.

SM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our chef was so funny and the food was delicious! Can’t wait to return!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

it was splendid

OT
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Russell wasn’t there, missed you Russell, and so the front didn’t know my preferences - didn’t know I do not like to go to the upper level, and that I prefer Michael as my chef. I was charged a share charge on my bill even though I ordered what I normally do. In the end, it was removed. I have to give credit to Michael and Al. I could see how busy Al was - was helping with reservations and seating and cleaning tables, and I did end up with Michael. Michael immediately saw what was going on and went downstairs to help. I didn’t even ask him. He just knew and helped. He was awesome cheffing as always, so the food was yummy!! In the end, I left very pleased with my experience. Thank you.

HJ
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

Been here a few times. This time our chef wasnt engaging at all. Usually it is a fun atmosphere but this time was boring. He didnt do any tricks or get the table excited. Food was alright no complaints.

DM
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Chef seemed tired and waitress where not on the ball

L
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place especially for birthdays.
Our chef was very entertaining. He was quite experienced and friendly.
We really enjoyed our dinner and the atmosphere. Will go back again!

CP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Date night, we really enjoyed the food and great atmosphere!

d
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A big pleasant surprise as I thought it would be overpriced and touristy. The food and price was a good value. The amount of food was good, tasty and nutritious. The chef was great--good personality and good technique--didn't lose any fingers playing with the knives! It was also entertaining. We took our son to celebrate his 21st birthday and we all enjoyed it.

F
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

A fave place to go always great food and service and a popular spot in Vancouver

M
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Entertaining as always

BI
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

SERVICE VERY SLOW
FOOD NOT GOOD
TOO MANY PEOPLE IN ONE TABLE

CM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

A decent meal and a good time, until the Vancouver Gang Activity Police showed up to check ID's at the table next to us. That sure changed the mood. Food was fine, not sure it was worth the money.

KB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Seating is kinda squishy but the food and service are great!

SH
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Good table service. Chef was great. Crap service in the bar/lounge. Bartender/server was rude and ignored us. Talked us out of ordering an appetizer.

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