Kobe Japanese Steak House, Teppan & Sushi
Kobe Japanese Steak House, Teppan & Sushi
  • Address:
    3001 Old Ranch Pkwy
    Seal Beach, CA 90740
    Neighborhood:
    Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley
  • Cuisine:
    Japanese
    Price: $30 and under

Kobe Japanese Steak House, Teppan & Sushi

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kobebistro.com/
  • Phone: 5625969969
  • Hours of Operation:
    LUNCH
    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

    DINNER
    Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm
    Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm

    LIVE MUSIC
    Thursday 7-10pm, Friday/Saturday 8-11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Steakhouse, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Ray Akao
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We cater! Call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Tired of the same old restaurants? Have a little fun with your next event! Treat your guests to a delicious and exciting Teppanyaki dinner show or enjoy an upscale dinner in our gorgeous lounge. We offer the finest in Japanese steak, sushi and seafood with a newly renovated dining menu.
  • Private Party Contact: Events Manager 8772764102
  • Entertainment: Kobe's brand new lounge features only the best musical acts, including Grammy award winning musicians. Our music room is all ages, so bring the whole family for a truly memorable music experience.
  • Special Events: Call for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Seal Beach Blvd.
  • Public Transit: Bus stop is walking distance
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Self Parking
A word from Kobe Japanese Steak House, Teppan & Sushi
In the spacious restaurant area, diners can enjoy the theatre of Classic Teppanyaki-style cooking, sushi, and live music! Expert chefs prepare your food at your own dedicated grill station. Be prepared for an evening of fun and great food as our title of Theatrical Cuisine suggests it's a real show of acrobatic knife skills, spectacular flames and culinary delights. In our lounge, enjoy the best musical acts in the Southland. Our lounge is strictly 21 and over with live music offered Thursday through Saturday evenings!
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Kobe Japanese Steak House, Teppan & Sushi reviews from OpenTable diners
30 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
73% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (18)good for groups (17)kid-friendly (7)neighborhood gem (6)vibrant bar scene (6)romantic (5)great for brunch (5)hot spot (3)fit for foodies (3)notable wine list (2)late-night find (2)great for lunch (2)Show More
  • This time was just okay
    Anali
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The cook was not friendly and didnt respond to our requests :(
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    Anali
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great place. Love the Teppan Table!!! Food was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • annette iribarren
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    we were looking for something different than our usual bbq, burger joint. We have been invited to KOBE on many occasions by Gazelle Beck (finace to Rick Parma, regular entertainment there). The food, service and ambiance was wonderful. Teppan rooms make the dining area somewhat warm, but tolerable. Personally I love tempura and have to say this is some of the best i have had so far. Not a fan of sushi, but the sushi menu is quite large. Will defienitley recommend KOBE to my son and his friends who LOVE sushi. Will definetly come back for dinner or even lunch. Hopefully one night we may even make it wheen Rick Parma and his band are performing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to celebrate!
    SouthSB
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Kobe Steakhouse in Seal Beach is one of our favorite restaurants; we thoroughly enjoy the teppan grill, with the talented chefs, and outstanding food. We dined with a party of 12 to celebrate my daughter's birthday, and we were not disappointed. The skills of the chef were truly amazing! The food was excellent, and the service was first rate. We ate the Veggie Delight, Scallops and Shrimp, Steak, and Teriyaki Steak, and everything was flavored and cooked to perfection. The celebration ended with a birthday song, accompanied by a tambourine, and a complimentary dessert for the birthday girl. Everyone was happy and satisfied.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bartender saved the day
    MacDada
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I had made reservations for 2 for Breakfast with the Beatles. The hostess stand was empty, leaving myself and 3 other parties 10 minutes to be checked in. We were sat at a tiny table in the bar where the band was going to play (which raised the price from $35 to $45). There was less than 18" of aisle room for people to walk by, so we felt a little crammed. We waited for a server for drinks but after 10 minutes decided to hit the buffet. The food was incredible. All the usual food plus teppenaki style food was the best. Since our table was against the bar, the bartender Robert got out drinks every time, within 2 minutes of asking. All these negatives were outweighed by the great music, food and Robert! Go enjoy, just know the service sucks.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Woman
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I was disappointed that I set it up with the front desk to take my credit card, then a man in my party was allowed to cancel what I set up and use his credit card. It made me feel like woman money wasn't as good as man money.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good show
    Hmmm
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Kobe Steakhouse is NOT kobe steak. It can be, if you order from their special menu (by request) approximately $70 for a 4 oz steak. Plenty of options, to include sushi. We were seated about 40 minutes after our reservation time, on the Chef's table (where they cook all the food in front of you) and the band was in a different room.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TibiVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The Teppan chef was great. Pre dinner drink service not. Did not carry a listed wine. Had to ask for refills on Coke. Plates of salad & silverware handed out with servers thumb in/on it. Just not as top notch as before.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Sushilover
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    This place needs some serious updating. The sushi rolls are mediocre. The waitress didnt know the menu for the sushi rolls. This used to be a really nice place, but it's gone downhill. Even the bathrooms were unkempt and dirty. Kobe please do some remodeling!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mark
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Been here several times and it's usually very good. This trip, the food wasn't seasoned very well, needed more. Overall still had a good time celebrating our sons birthday
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to go back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    It was our first time dining at Kobe. We were looking for sushi and sooo delights with this place. Could have had about 20 different things!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Over priced quality of food poor
    Badteppan
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Over priced quality of food poor noisy due to overhead vents DISAPPOINTED
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Nightclub instead of restaurant
    justmy2cents
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I am all about a good band but not when I am out having dinner with my family and I can't hear the person beside me for the noise. The band needs to start later or have the dining end sooner. Food was way overcooked and there was no flavor to the rice and vegetables. The chef couldn't entertain for the band. I am new to the area so I can't compare it to another but I won't go back to this one.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • H20mom
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Breakfast with the Beatles was alot of fun. Definately will do it again with friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just an okay ladies night out
    ToweringFoodie
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    It took a number of times to get the items right, in the end it was just okay. The lycheetini had not lychee in it, the cucumber martini tasted nothing like cucumber, and I had asked for an extra dirty martini but it simply had LOTS of vermouth. I had asked for fried rice with my filet mignon and lobster instead of the wasabi mashed potatoes (my friend had this and it was pretty tasty), i was brought white rice. And the thing i was looking forward to the most was the filet that i had asked for medium rare; it was medium well. Overall, i felt everything pretty much fell short of my expectations. The service was great. She was very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 265 reviews are from the Kobe Japanese Steak House, Teppan & Sushi reviews archive.
  • great food and entertaining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The food was delicious and the chef who prepared our meal at our table was a amazing. The kids couldn't look away.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great!
    Rosie
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Came here for Mother's Day.. first time to this restaurant and it was great!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Mayhem
    luvwineanddine
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We dine here with the entire family and love the food, ambience, and service! Sat PM before Mother's Day was an exception to the usually perfect experience. The gas line for half of their teppan grills went out, pushing reservations back about 40 minutes. We were not in a hurry and enjoyed appetizers. The manager graciously provided us with a $20 gift certificate for a return visit. Since the teppan dinners are more than generous, we would not have had appetizers/drinks, had we been seated on time. I felt that they should have had better communication with the wait staff, and perhaps taken a portion (50% possibly) of our lounge purchase off our tab. I would still recommend Kobe as a nice place to enjoy a pleasant, celebratory meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinning at Kobe
    Sandi
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    When we got there it was a mad house. One half of the tables were closed do to some problems. They called someone at to find the problem. We sat in the bar to wait and there were lots of families waiting to be sited. To our special our wait wasn't that long at all. They did everything to get people in and out so the wait wasn't to bad.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Note to Open Table - Your
    Jamie
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Note to Open Table - Your force-choice option for Noise Level are not useful (i.e., Quiet, Moderate, Energetic, Do Not Recall); what if the restaurant Noise Level was simply TOO LOUD!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun night
    Fish
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    We went here to celebrate my sister's birthday, and we had such a great time. The food is tasty, the teppanyaki experience is always fun, and they are so friendly and eager to please. Everyone from my 4 year old daughter to my 95 year old grandpa enjoyed themselves.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FIRST TIMER TO JAPANESE RESTRAUNT
    BBAL
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Better than I expected. My partner says this place is way better than the most popular Japanese commercialized restraunt. ..must try it once..dinner and nite life kinda place. Fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As soon as we walked through
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    As soon as we walked through the door, we were greeted by the host and a gentlemen I had been talking to over the phone about getting a table in the Lounge. We were immediately directed into the Lounge and we had a great seat at the bar, which we love to eat at. The bartenders were amazing with their service and on suggestions for our dinner. The live music was fabulous! Boxcar 7 played and gave a performance that kept the crowd in high spirits. I will be back and I will recommend all my friends about Kobe Steakhouse in Seal Beach CA. Excellent Host, Food, Bartenders, Service, Music, it was an amazing evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Teppan in OC
    dingchavez
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This is the best Teppan in all of OC. The servers were prompt in their delivery, and not once did I have to ask for refills. The chefs, not cooks, were amazing. The prepared my meal to exactly what I liked, medium rare on the steak, and all the sides were perfectly seasoned and cooked flawlessly. I go here everytime I have a special occasion coming up. Make sure you make a reservation, because they do get packed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our booth table was a bit
    JoyT
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Our booth table was a bit far from the seat, but other than that a good experience. ;)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    BigT
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Our server was bright and informative as this was our first time. She gave great insite and being it was a early service, the food was hot and fresh. Will be returning agian soon. Dont change a thing!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kobe review
    Prettyfoodie
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The food/food preparation was excellent. Our server Laura was great. We can't wait to dine here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Some of the best food I have ever had and the teppan style dinner was amazing. Overall a great experience with great service and I will definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • teppan grill a lot of fun
    ITSMEAGAIN
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    teppan grill a lot of fun for the kids, wait staff nice and really enjoyed the food. the busboy accidently dropped sauce and splattered all over 2 of our guests, but it was a accident so what can ya do. it's pretty pricey so that's why i said special occasion..our bill with no alcohol and quite a few just waters came to over 350 with tip 9 people
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but pricey
    Marcia41
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    I went with a group of friends, and one of them said she was still hungry afterwards, yet spent nearly $50. It was good, and the food is fresh, but prices have gone up enough that it is not a place I would go often. It is always either too hot or too cold. Even when there is not blaring live music, the radio is turned up so loud it is hard to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    TineVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Brunch with the Beatles was a blast. Will definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Service
    goodservice
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We enjoyed the cooking show. The chef did a fantastic job. The food was great Everybody at the table had a great time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Moms Birthday
    funmama8
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Everything was great the food, the service, and would go again. There was only one little problem no foot rails (tall chairs) at the teppan tables. My mother had knee replacement surgery and was unable to sit at the teppan table it was very uncomfortable for her so we had to move to the dining room which was nice but we could not see the teppan cooking which we came for. Other than that everything was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All around great time
    gr84cast
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Excellent dining experience. Jazz band was great. Nice date night atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun anniversary celebration
    JerryE
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    My wife and I made a last minute decision to celebrate our wedding anniversary at Kobe. We used Open Table to secure the first available reservation and along with our daughter, headed to the restaurant. We were warmly welcomed, shown to the grill where we enjoyed cocktails and edamame in a garlic, soy butter sauce. The service was great throughout the meal. Overall, the food was great, albeit under-seasoned. The Fillet Mignon, scallops and swordfish were awesome, but the NY steak was a bit tough & chewy, even cooked medium-rare. The chicken was just ok, mainly because of the lack of seasoning. In the end, we had a great experience, topped by a complementary ice cream sundae and a rousing 'Happy Anniversary' song by the staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    The sushi was good. The restaurant was a little too dark to see what I was doing or accent the food I was eating. The waitress allowed us to move a few times without any fuss until we found lighting that was agreeable to us. We went during happy hour and the specials were fine but you could only get them if you ate at the bar. The prices were mid range for sushi rolls, nothing crazy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Long wait but good food
    Jane
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We had to wait 45 minutes to be seated even though we had a reservation and arrived on time. The staff was polite and the food was good, just a long wait.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Concert-level volume
    Rmac
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    The loudest jazz band I have ever heard. Could barely hear ourselves in the restaurant. Could hear them from the parking lot. I'd give the food a B. Everyone overrates this restaurant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Need to engage more
    luv2celebrate
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Our food was good but somewhat disappointed in our chef this time as he was not as animated & didn't connect well with our group. My 2 grand kids were there & he did not try to engage them in the cooking process or play with them, nor did I see him engage anyone else in our party of 10. Maybe it was just an "off night" for him... he just went about the task of preparing & serving our meal & then quietly exited. He did however accommodate several photos of the firery volcano.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    RichieRich
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Teppan is amazing! The cooks performance is fun and exciting. The food is top notch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.