Kobe Japanese Steak House
Kobe Japanese Steak House

Kobe Japanese Steak House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.koberanchomirage.com/
  • Phone: (760) 324-1717
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Friday-Saturday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Early Bird Dinner: Sunday- Friday:
    5:00pm-5:45pm

    Bar Happy Hour: 5:00pm- 6:00pm & 8:00pm to Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Japanese, Asian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Our chef"s Table is enclosed by three walls and offers excellent views of our Garden.
  • Private Party Contact: Tim Fox 7603241717x
  • Entertainment: Experience the excitement and distinctive flavors of our authentic Japanese teppan-yaki ("iron plate cooking"), prepared right at your table by knife-wielding chefs. Located in a replica of a Japanese country inn, Kobe is best known as the home of beautiful kimono-clad servers and the most talented teppan chefs in the desert, serving the highest quality and most flavorful beef, seafood and poultry available in Southern California.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Frank Sinatra
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet offered and Self Parking available.
A word from Kobe Japanese Steak House
Welcome!!!

Exit bustling Highway 111, pass the waterfall, cross the red footbridge over the golden koi and enter the delightful world of Japanese dining at Kobe Japanese Steak House. Experience the excitement and distinctive flavors of our authentic Japanese teppan-yaki ("iron plate cooking"), prepared right at your table by knife-wielding chefs. Located in a replica of a Japanese country inn, Kobe is best known as the home of beautiful kimono-clad servers and the most talented teppan chefs in the desert, serving the highest quality and most flavorful beef, seafood and poultry available in Southern California.
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Kobe Japanese Steak House reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (38)special occasion (34)fit for foodies (17)kid-friendly (15)hot spot (7)romantic (6)neighborhood gem (6)late-night find (6)scenic view (2)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Kobe rules!
    RepeatDinerVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Kobe has been a family favorite for 30 years. Every time we get the chance to eat here, it always feels like a special celebration. Great for family, groups of all ages. A fun memory in the making every time at Kobe!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • last minute find
    kitty
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My friends and I were looking for a place to eat that evening, and we stumbled upon Kobe. We got a late night reservation and had a good time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Positive energy is contagious.
    Crankykitty
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Finally, at long last, I can say I am impressed with my dining experience at a restaurant. The staff at Kobe's had an energy that made me smile for the first time in a long time. I felt welcomed, entertained, appreciated and surrounded by happy people! Oh, and the meal was delicious too! Thank you Kobe's for making our family reunion special.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Service and dinner was amazing. Staff and chefs were very fun and outgoing. Made our Friday evening perfect.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun!
    Awesome
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Kobe's is a fun, easy paced, friendly place to have dinner. They make you feel comfortable, like you are dining with a big group even when its just the two of you. The Chef's are amazing and funny (corny funny but great). The waitresses are very attentive and gracious. We live out of the area but still go to Kobe's about 4 time a year. (Its a 140 mile round trip and worth it)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rancho Mirage Tradition
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    The Kobe has been a Rancho Mirage cornerstone for 25 years and with good reason
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food good -- "show" was mediocre
    BronxBoy
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Food was fresh and tasty, but our table chef was pretty weak on the "entertainment" portion of the cooking. whatever training they go thru, he needed a refresher course.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kobe
    crabking
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    A great dining experience. Kobe is an excellent setting for large family gatherings and the food is very flavorful. We enjoy the ambiance provided by dinning with large groups.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First timer
    Victoria
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    My first time and it was fun. My date hadn't ever been either. We enjoyed ourselves and a family of eight was at our same table celebrating a birthday. It was fun, but I wouldn't come here for romance, it's just not that kind of place. Zero privacy. Cocktails were pretty good, not perfect but certainly no complaints. The patio out front is cool too, lots of hungry Coi you can feed. Go, it's worth a visit and you won't regret it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Place
    PickyEater
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    It was almost everything i remember, as we've been visiting this restaurant since the 80s. There should be a dress code, but there isn't. The food is consistently great. Service is always gracious and top notch! Even a nice slice of cheesecake for the birthday girl. Dinner for four with drinks and sushi appetizers was under $200 during the earlybird time. This is no place for little babies or ball caps or tee shirts, or flipflops, all of which i was surprised to see. I didn't appreciate the cheap silverware and the disposable chopsticks. The grounds and restaurant are spectacular for pictures.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner at Kobe's
    MelissaW40
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Great experience and food...only complaint the smoke from the grill was bothering a few of my guests...going right into their face without enough d iversion from the over head fans.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Japanese at its Best
    niknikVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    We have been searching for a Japanese restaurant that has teppen table preparations. Kobe has a very nice menu that would appeal to all. We will be back again and again. Kudos!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Gem in the Coachella Valley
    LLmike007
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Hands down the best teppanyaki/Japanese food in the Valley. Your experience may very slightly based on the chef you get, but all the chefs I've ever had were skilled, entertaining, and overall a lot of fun. Try to arrive 15 minutes before your reservation to get first dibs on seating at your table (but there really isn't a bad seat in the house!). DEFINITELY take your birthday companion here because the little "performance" they throw for birthday guests is second to none.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good enough
    chienVIP
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    The food was good, the service was a bit on the slow side, but not bad. Wish we didn't have to share a table with a family of 5 celebrating a birthday. But I guess that's what we get for being a party of 2 just trying to have a nice dinner before a 2 hour drive home. Oh well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    seattlekennedys
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We chose this based on reviews and were looking for a fun last night place to go with our kids age 8 & 12. Our only minor "complaint" is that our reservation was at 7:30 but we didn't get started until 8 pm. The chef was great and the servers were attentive. The food was also very good with generous portions - so much that we each left half on our plates. The kids loved the koi pond also. We would recommend this to anyone and the prices were reasonable too - much cheaper than the same place at the JW Marriott.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot soup
    Raytina
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Me and my wife were seated and they brought us soup and waiter dumped the whole bowl of HOTT soup in my lap and splattered onto my wife. I was looking forward to this becouse I have never been to anything like this before.the HOTT soup Put red marks on my legs and wife's arm. It was our 2year anniversary and they brought us cheese cake and when they lit the candle they caught the umbrella on fire. The only good thing about this nite was the food. Will I come back to this place? NO !! Ruined my nite with clothes sticky and wet. If I were asked by anyone if they should go to this restutaunt, I would probably tell them no. Manager offered us free drinks but I don't drink.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place!
    katdaneades
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    We go here every time we visit Palm Springs! The staff is friendly and attentive and its always a fun show! The kids AND the parents love it and the food is great!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun experience
    Stephen
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    The overall experience was good. We had a great time talking and laughing with the chef. The service was great. I would not recommend this place if you are looking for a quit date night alone with your honey, but if you are looking to laugh, have a good time, meet new people and have show with dinner this is the place to go.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very friendly, but have had better!
    KpriceVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    The staff was very friendly but the food was average compared to many other Japanese steakhouse's we have been to. Maybe we are just spoiled because there are so many great ones near our house! The atmosphere was fun, the waitstaff was very enjoyable, a great place for birthday or an evening out with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice restaurant. Made reservation.
    MLMSVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Nice restaurant. Made reservation. They put us with a family with very young children that cried. Asked for a different table. We would have to wait. That just seemed wrong to us. There should be a couple section and a family section we would think. Ate and left. Didn't enjoy the show due to distractions.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Entertaining
    beareVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    This is always such a fun place to go. You are entertained by your Teppan Chef as he prepares your meal before you. The atmosphere is always festive and lively. This is a perfect place to take younger children as they will "ooooo" and "ahhhhh" as they watch the chef perform. The food is always good, albeit perhaps a little too much food but I'm not complaining. While you might have a little "sticker-shock" when you get your bill, when you stop and think about the entertaining meal and evening you've just had, you'll quickly be comfortable with the price. This should be on your restaurant list at least once when you come to visit the desert
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LOVED IT!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    This is the 5th time we've come to dine at Kobe's. We brought our close friends with us who hadn't been to Kobe's yet and they loved it. The food was delicious as always. Our Chef, Phat was amazing!!! We will defenitly be back again. Kobe's has won us as return customers and now has gained two more.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were not disappointed!!
    Elizabeth
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    After having been to any Japanese steakhouses I know what I like and what I don't. Kobe had all the good with none of the bad. A funny (extremely!!) chef who had a joke at every turn but was not intrusive. He also happened to make excellent food! Loved every aspect except it was a little on the pricy side even for a steakhouse. We would still go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably a good meal with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Reliably a good meal with fresh meats and vegetables with traditional Japanese teppan cooking style and sauces
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fun
    Brew
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Loved the coy pond/japanese garden area out front, and they have a seperate lounge area for those that have to wait. I set a reservation and was about 10 minutes early. Checked in and was offered the lounge area while they got ready for us. Had just enough time to order 1 drink and was promptly seated and served. Enjoyed all the food and the show, but wish my chef was a bit more energetic himself. Other than that the dinner was amazing and I will be visiting again soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun Night
    snips
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Friends who had never been to Kobe really enjoyed it. They loved the food, the chef was very friendly and funny. They would definitely like to come back. The waitress was very efficient.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A not so fun evening…
    4alarkVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Our dining experience on a Saturday evening was not a positive one. The noise levels were close to abusive and the "birthday band" was annoying: it felt like we were in a rodeo crowd. Also tossing food into the mouths of guests seems weird at best. We have been to Japanese restaurants before and enjoyed the experience-enviroment, but Kobe isnt the atmosphere we were hoping for.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Total Satisfaction
    dale
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    We both experienced a totally satisfactory evening. Left the restaurant feeling good and with new friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd time doesn't disappoint
    delishkinish
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Our second time at Kobe Steakhouse. It was just as wonderful as the first. Seated right away, great service, very attentive. Great chef, most delicious food & great atmosphere. Will definitely be making Kobe a regular on our dining list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rushed
    Golfdiva
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Have been going there for 20 years. Now prices higher,portions smaller, and they really rush you. Soup served The minute drinks came. Took desert order before we ate so the could bring I It the minute we were through eating. The food is still tasty but not fun to feel like they can't wait to turn your table
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Valentines!
    Danny
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Took my girlfriend here for Valentine's Day and what a treat! We loved the Japanese gardens and koi pond in the front and then when you're inside, everyone is so friendly. The food was fantastic and the cook was great. Definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MAGNIFICENT
    CMP07
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    This was a very excellence place, a very family friendly, and romantic at the same time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This restaurant is in desperate
    DesertLover
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    This restaurant is in desperate need of an update interiorly. It looked old and seedy. I can't sight specifics, but that is my overall impression. Our chef seemed to be going through the motions. He was a little difficult to understand, and nothing was out of the ordinary. The experience was "ho-hum". I'm a senior, and I certainly cannot invasion the young 20/30-something crowd enjoying this atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Disappointed
    DavidinrehobothVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    This was our second time dining at Kobe. The first time, the food and service was good, but the restaurant was smoky due to poor ventilation. This time, was a DISASTER! Not only was the ventilation still a problem, it was much worse. At one point, we could hardly breathe due to smoke from the cooking blowing directly in our faces. The issue became so bad that one of us went to speak to the manager. The other in the party, noticing that the manager was not being cooperative, went up to add additional comments. Still getting resistance, we pushed further. To their credit, they did not charge us for our meal in the end and offered to pay our dry cleaning bill. In addition, the chef was not very entertaining.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice but not outstanding
    PalmSpringsBear
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Waiting 15 minutes even with a reservation that was confirmed by phone was a disappointing start. The staff were attentive and pleasant. The food was good but not outstanding for the price. It is a great place for a large group but nice for a party of 2.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • over priced, short staffing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    After being seated we had to wait for over one hour for an "available chef" to come and cook at our teppanyaki table. Then when they fixed the food, two of our party did not get any chicken (they didn't prepare enough) so we had to wait another several minutes for the kitchen to bring some out - by that time everyone else was done eating and the plates were being cleared. No one even apologized or offered us a discount or anything. We doubt we will be coming back to this location.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went for my birthday, and
    Tigers12fan
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Went for my birthday, and had a great time. Food was excellent and staff was energetic and very helpful. Overall it was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed...
    Ty12
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    I have been a regular of Kobe's for years. The last two visits have been miserable. Starting with the hostess bring rude, to the waitress confusing our order and responsible for us getting prawns instead of what we ordered. The entertainer/ chef was awful!! Part of going to Kobe's is the entertainment! This man did not speak to any of us. While the chef next to us had his patrons rolling with laughter. After years of enjoying Kobes, I will not return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    Great place for the family to enjoy a special occasion. Something for everyone with the menu and the entertaining chefs
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food good but cook not very flashy
    Canada
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    The food was great but the chef at our table didn't have much flair. Part of the appeal of these restaurants is the knife work of the table chef. Ours stuck to the basics.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic