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
52 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (39)special occasion (36)kid-friendly (17)fit for foodies (17)hot spot (8)neighborhood gem (7)romantic (7)late-night find (6)great for lunch (2)scenic view (2)great for brunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • SUPER FUN
    chefaVIP
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    Our party of four had a great time with chef Hata who was hilarious. We had to wait a while to be seated ( it was a holiday ) but once seated we were taken excellent care of by the staff. Food is always fresh and delicious - love the garlic spicy fried rice!!! Sushi is also a hidden gem here. If you are looking for a fun, entertaining and yummy place to eat Kobe is a go to spot here in the Desert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food,too much smoke and
    Kimr
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    Good food,too much smoke and not enough ventilation.we were also rushed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Typical nice hibachi dinner
    CMarie
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Nice lounge. Funny chef. Good food and delicious green tea ice cream.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Christmas Tradition
    Paul
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    This was our third time in 3 years and Kobe has become our Christmas Holiday dinner tradition. It is always fun and entertaining, and the food and service - exceptional! The bartender even contacted the hostess station when he saw that we had been waiting at the bar a little longer than our reservation time. He was kind enough to let us know that our table was pending (the prior customers were lingering at the table) and it would be a few minutes longer. We appreciated his thoughtfulness and we were aware that it was a holiday, so it was absolutely fine. This restaurant is definitely a great find! We highly recommend Kobe!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rushed service for Christmas Dinne.
    Jasino
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Dinner was rushed. Food was average. No entertainment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have been coming to Kobe's
    RoscoeVIP
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    We have been coming to Kobe's for many years. It has always been a fun dinner. This visit was not good. Maybe they are under new management but our experience was very different this time. The cook had no idea what he was doing. Never interacted with us. That is half the fun. We waited at the table 30 minutes before we had to get a waiter. I hope they get their act together. The food was good even though they stopped serving the bean sprouts dish.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • KOBE BE O.K.
    FAUNCH
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    The food was quite good as was our teppan chef. The exterior of the restaurant is beautiful. But, I was greatly disappointed in the interior atmosphere. For the price, I would expect a more traditional Japanese dinng experience. Instead, we got a combination sports bar/ Chucky Cheese atmosphere with screaming kids and football fans (no, I don't hate kids or football). But it would be nice if the adults exercised some control. To be fair, this was our first visit to this reataurant and so we were expecting something very different. In the future we'll probably confine our teppan dining experience to Tanaka of Tokyo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • :-(
    Lyssa
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    We went there for a birthday celebration and we were so sorry we did. To start they seated us a half an hour late. Food at the cooking table was tasteless, and under cooked. Shrimp tasted metallic , and frozen, and the filet was under cooked. The cooking chef was sloppy and flinging food every where, and not on purpose I can assure you. On a 1-10, let's just say for $250.00 it's a 2
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disapointing
    Disapointing
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    The problem started when we had seen the sizes of our steak. We knew straight away it was not 10 oz. We asked the chef as well, who said it was around 6-7 oz. Therefore we called the manager to explain our problem. Unfortunatelly the young manager had no idea, that our order size how big should be. He wanted to give us 15% discount straight away, we did not accept that, because our aim was to let him know that all of the costumer had been fooled. He could not understand this. It was a very disapointing night, we would never reccomend anybody to visit this place.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful birthday
    GregVIP
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    i thouroughly enjoyed spending my birthday at Kobe's. I dont tell them because I don't like to be sung too, but always choose this restaurant to spend my special day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    My wife and I had a lot of fun here. The food was amazing and we enjoyed a very entertaining time. The chef kept us laughing and intrigued as he prepared our food. We definitely will be back and we strongly recommend this restaraunt to others!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointment
    mike
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    The menu has changed to eliminate the vegetables that are important to fully enjoy the food. Namely-Zuchinni & bean sprouts,mushrooms., These are the best part of the menu, they have eliminated. I may not go there as a result of this..Other patrons we spoke to agreed. Increase the price but don't remove the better part of the food preperation. This is very short sighted,many restraurants have failed as a result of changes as this.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Diannasu
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Dinner was delicious as was the sushi appetizer we ordered!! However, as soon as we were finished being served, we were made to feel uncomfortable as they wanted the table. This was a once in a while get together and we were quite uncomfortable at the end! We barely had time to finish our dinner!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dining Experince
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    This was my and my wife's first time ever eating at Kobe Steak House. I took her there for her birthday and she and I real enjoyed it! Our chef was real interacting with our table and he made it a most enjoyable dinner service! We recommend it to everyone to try.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waited 20 minutes to be seated
    LuvKonaVIP
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    Waited 20 minutes to be seated but it is worth it. Fun place to be.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent service, amazing
    temp042
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    excellent service, amazing food and great entertainment watching the chef cooking...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good but a bit pricey.
    Fujifolk
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    We have enjoyed this restaurant for over 25 years. However, at an average meal of over $26 pet person, the price is a bit steep.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Entertainment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    This is not the first time that I was dining at Kobe's. The food was yummy as always but this time the cook was not entertaining. He was not really funny and I missed some of the show I was used to. Unfortunately this was the birthday from my dad and he and my mom are here for vacation from Germany. That was a pity!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dependably Good
    Redleaf
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    I have never had less than an overall quality dining experience at Kobe's. I have been going there with family for years and it has always been the best. It's a treat....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre experience
    CalebVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    The food was excellent but the parking lots was full, bar was closed, and the front desk staff was unapologetic when we had to wait for 45 minutes to be seated.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lots of fun and great food
    Hidinestds
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Jonny was a great chef. Funny, engaging, and cooked great food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Entertaining with Great Food
    semiannualvisitor
    Dined on 11/4/2013
    We visit the desert twice a year and Kobe is at least one meal each visit. Dinner is fun and entertaining and the food is great! Looking forward to our return in April 2014!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I go to Kobe's everytime I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    I go to Kobe's everytime I come to Palm Springs, great food, service and ambience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kobe's !
    Jayy
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    Great food! Great service ! Great presentation ! Defiantly coming back again :)
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Kobe
    psdiner
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    We have been at Kobe's several times and the dining experience is always a great one. Good service, great atmosphere and most of all great food. The bar area is being remodeled but you can still order drinks and they were delicious.. Love Kobe!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    yanhiro
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    Foods&service outstanding.Good skill and funny chef and very friendly front ladies also assistant manager is great guy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the food, my son enjoys
    Kobefan
    Dined on 9/30/2013
    Love the food, my son enjoys the atmosphere and chef show every time!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    TeppansnobVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    over priced and our Teppan chef wasn't very good :( a disappointment overall sorry, but cannot recommend this place
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • outstanding
    Goodtimes
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Enjoyed a fun birthday celebration with my wife and three kids. Not cheap though but great for special occasions and events. A entertaining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome place
    Superlate80
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Great food, service, and performance. A little spendy bug well worth it
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my dad's 90th bday
    julia
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    this was my fathers 1st time at kobes and unfortunately our chef was inexperienced/new and very slow. "Jose" wasn't able to entertain with utensils or food and was extremely slow with each serving...made dining experience a little uncomfortable. table next to us had a very experienced and entertaining chef and though seated after us they were finished 15 minutes before us!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful evening
    Nicki
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    We had a very nice dinner. The food was very tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kobe for teppan dining
    Kathe
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    Great place for groups/special occasions.....not so much though for just a night out. Quite noisy and very close quarters for dining around the teppan. No options though if this is not what you are looking for.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Irma
    Irma
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    forgot to ask about free future meal celebrated birthday and enjoyed show
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still love it
    Ronald
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    Kobe,s entrees have been constant but they have changed the offering a bit. No longer does salad come with your entree and bean sprouts only on request. Quality is very good. Try the Halibut....hmmmmm good. We are frequent diners at Kobe's we have been going there for 25 years and we still love it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kobe Japanese Steakhouse
    oziedeb
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    A typical Japanese steakhouse lots of oohs and aahs, the food is very basic same goes for the flavor. But it is great for very large groups and kids. It is expensive for what you end up getting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Resturant
    JaviEx00
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    Just went with a group of 8 and had a reservation. Once we entered we were seated promptly. Good dinner show for the kids. The Chef was great. The food was very good. Everybody enjoyed there meal. Will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    McLovin
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    Went here for my wife's birthday. Staff was friendly and the food was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Restaurant
    Desertgal0828
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    We have been going to this restaurant for many years. Never a disappointment...... We will keep coming back...............
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience, great for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    Great Experience, great for the kids to experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic