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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 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kobebistro.com
  • Email: kobebistro@hotmail.com
  • Phone: (562) 596-9969
  • 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: Japanese, Steakhouse, Sushi
  • 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 (877) 276-4102
  • 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 & Promotions: 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! Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Our booth table was a bit far from the seat, but other than that a good experience. ;)"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "The food/food preparation was excellent. Our server Laura was great. We can't wait to dine here again."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Brunch with the Beatles was a blast. Will definitely visit again."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "We enjoyed the cooking show. The chef did a fantastic job. The food was great Everybody at the table had a great time."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Excellent dining experience. Jazz band was great. Nice date night atmosphere."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Teppan is amazing! The cooks performance is fun and exciting. The food is top notch."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "My wife & I went before a Christmas concert on the CSULB campus in Long Beach - it made for a fun pre-concert dinner! They got us in right away and things moved along pretty well for the most part. The food was very good and our table's chef had some fun "Teppan tricks" - pretty amazing that he pulled them all off w/o any misses/drops...! :-) The waitress was very attentive as well. We had a little bit of a wait/lull between appetizers and chef arrival, but not too long. I'd recommend Kobe to others - and would mention that it would be especially fun in groups of 8 (which is the unit of cooking/service - else you are seated with others) - and is kid-friendly (probably for 4-and-up-ers - younger kids might find some of it a little "scary"."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "I had the hibachi chicken and it was a tad dry, but that is the only negative. Had enough food for two additional meals. The salad was incredibly fresh and delicious. Miso soup (can substitute for onion soup) was good. The chef was very personable and "athletic" (you who have dined Teppan in So Cal know what I mean). Beautiful restaurant."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Well this restaurant looked nice and the rating was pretty good so maybe I expected too much. The dining area we were sat in had TV's above the sushi bar (also in the regular bar which I'm fine with, but in the dining area?) and we told the servers we had to leave in an hour because of plans later. The place wasn't busy and the waitresses disappeared and didn't come back for a while when we told them we would be ready quickly to order. The prices were expensive for the food we received. The steak was ordered medium rare and came out medium well. The calamari came out with no flavor and served with marinara...in a Japanese restaurant? Will not return. The only good thing was parking was easy."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "We celebrated my husband's 70th Birthday and son's 45th Birthday (they have same birthday). We had age range from 5 - 70, so we had it all. Everyone had a wonderful time. The staff recognized both birthday boys with a special dessert. Most impressive was my 7-yr old grandson's eyes when they lit the dinner on fire! Precious. We all had a great time!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Having only been to one other teppanyaki place, Kobe is right on par. (A relatively new dad's review.) The chefs seem good at catering to requests - he suggested going easy on the fire because we had a 1 y/o with us, the parents at the next table didn't heed that advice and their baby freaked out when the chef sent up a huge fireball. Moderately noisey atmosphere to slightly loud when doing the show."
    Dined on 10/28/2013
  • "I loved everything about it. The food and the presentation were fantastic. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "we go here many times a year.chilean sea bass and filet are very,very good.also a 1000 point table and on resturant dot com."
    Dined on 10/7/2013
  • "This was our first visit. The noise from the live band in the bar was definitely a minus from the beginning. We dined in the teppan room where it was slightly more quiet. Our cook was entertaining and the food was good. I was a little disappointed at the tattered chair seats as we had a guest with us, hopefully they will recover them soon."
    Dined on 9/18/2013
  • "We went to Kobe to celebrate my brother's birthday. It was a Tuesday night and I was surprised how busy the restaurant was on a week night. I originally had a 6 pm. reservation but got stuck in traffic and wasn't able to get there until 6:15. My husband called to say we'd be a bit late and they were able to accommodate us."
    Dined on 9/3/2013
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