Kobe Japanese Steak House
Kobe Japanese Steak House

Kobe Japanese Steak House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.koberanchomirage.com/
  • Phone: 7603241717
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Kobe Japanese Steak House reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (44)good for groups (43)kid-friendly (19)fit for foodies (13)hot spot (9)romantic (7)neighborhood gem (7)scenic view (5)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (3)great for brunch (2)notable wine list (2)great for lunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • burt
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    food and service was top notch. The grounds and ponds add character to the place. Had reservations but that wasn't necessary. Management should try to place families in one location.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gorgeous Grill
    weasel951
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The atmosphere was amazing and completely complimented the food quality. I highly recommend this location, especially compared to other restaurants of a similar genre. There are many Kobe restaurants and the original cannot be traced to any specific location, but this is definitely the most authentic in regards to quality Japanese cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What is the point of a reservation?
    hungry
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had a reservation confirmed for 7:30pm and did not get sat to our table until 8:15pm. While we were waiting we heard the hostess state to someone who didn't have a reservation the wait would be 30-45 minutes. So... it was the same wait as having a reservation? The couple which was sat at our table also had a reservation for 7:30pm...It seems if you are going to accept a reservation for dinner at a specific time, you should be able to seat them close to their reservation time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good place to enjoy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food the cook are great the waitress was at the top of her service right there to help and keep the drinks coming ever thing from water, tea and soda even was good about asking about your mixed drinks as will. Great time Great place for family and friends.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrated 3 Birthdays!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had 4 in our party and were celebrating 3 of our September Birthdays! Food was terrific! (Calimari was delicious!) Service outstanding! We had an enjoyable evening and would not have changed anything! We even fed the koi fish on our way out!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the best
    LIDYAVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I bisited rhis restaurant many years ago and it was not as good as it was before. The quality of the food is good but not the taste . It looks like if it needs to be updated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not all chefs are entertaining
    dcampbell21
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Went to Kobe this past weekend and for the first time in many many visits, the experience was sub par. The chef we had was the farthest thing from entertaining - when you come here, you do it for the entertainment factor and the tricks. Not a single trick was performed. We also were not happy with some of the food..normally you get a mixture of onions and other vegetables including zucchini. We got a huge pile of onions with about 3 pieces of zucchini. Definitely not Kobe's best night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kobe
    Ronald
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We have been going to Kobe for many years. We go usually a few times a year as it is a long drive for us to get there. We enjoy the food, in fact I go for a particular dinner item, the Halibut...it is really good. Kobe has a new owner who has made many changes to the place including the menu. Most notable is the pricing. They have gone up considerably. Be sure to make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Needs update
    Dirty2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Restaurant needs cleaning and design update. We found the carpet to be filthy!!!! My allergies were out of control and there was a bad odor of mildew and dirty old carpet.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Food Good, service questionable
    Laurie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food and the chef were good however they forgot mine. The chef looked at the order and corrected it. I didn't have to tell him what I ordered so obviously it was written down, they just didn't bring it out. Consequently, I was eating my dinner by myself. The server who took care of us however was kinda rude. She didn't smile and was very matter of fact. One of our guests was vegetarian and when I asked for options, she pointed it out on the menu like I was an idiot that couldn't read, when what I was asking was whether they had a veggie tempura DINNER, not just a side dish. She also made several errors on our bill and preceded to blame my friend for the error. For teppan, this place was VERY expensive.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Best
    BlondieVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I have been coming here for many years always outstanding! Great food, great fun, great service. Love this place don't miss it!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Pay The Price
    Vince
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The experience begins with the well landscaped outdoor garden area and Koi pond. It's a unique Japanese restaurant with fun atmosphere. But the menu is not as extensive as Benihana and the prices at Kobe are more expensive. They did not even have an option of seared Ahi Tuna entree.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Judyandgary
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Quite noisy; very hurried dinner; staff cleaned up arround us as we were eating dinner. Very friendly staff
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Long time gem
    Kerry
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We love this restaurant and come when ever we are in town. The food was cooked perfectly, wonderful show from the chiefs and the kids can feed the fish out front.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food terrific- celebration fail!
    luv4food
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Food is amazing here! Before the reservation, they called to confirm the reservation and asked the name of my girlfriend that was noted was celebrating her birthday. Come desert time, the recognition never happened. To put "icing on the cake" once the entire table left we stayed to finish our drinks when the hostess asked, "Oh its your birthday huh?" We got up to leave, and they offered us cheesecake to go. Earlier in the night the table next to us was celebrating their anniversary and had witnessed what would have been an amazing treat for my girlfriend. The lack of cheesecake isn't what is upsetting. It's the expectation and excitement that was set before and the execution that fell way short. Especially for the price tag.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kobe never disappoints!
    CDG925
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I have been coming here at least 20 years and consider Kobe a must visit whenever I visit the desert. The food is consistently excellent, the chefs entertaining, and the staff attentive. They have done some remodeling over the years, but still have the same quality atmosphere. Full of families and friends enjoying the great food and service, so make a reservation to ensure your place at the teppanyaki table!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Time!!
    JJD1980
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Loved the Chef - he was super fun and his jokes help lighten the quite mood. He prepared the food exactly how we all wanted. There was an issue because a party needed (for health reasons) to have a special request...although the Chef handle the situation in a discreet and proper manner, the on-duty Manager did not. The manager made a big deal and embarrassed the lady over her special needs. the time was great, the food VERY filling and the Chef awesome. The only down side is that a bit more moving space for each person would have been better - instead of fitting 7-8 people on a side, there should be a max of 6 people - with food and drinks and so forth it got a bit crowded.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    Bcmom
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Food was fantastic. Waitress was great Chef cooked awesome but not entertaining as much as other chefs. Had coupon which manager would not accept. But we would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • B2fblkqueen
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food was good. Not the quality I expected for Kobe's. Our server was the highlight of our experience. I thought it was pricy for the quality of food. We travel to many places, if the food is really good I dont consider price, but when it is average then I consider the price.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meritage7VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was outstanding! We had a great time and the service was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner and a Show!
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The whole dining experience was amazing. I've been to Kobe Japanese Steak House and it's always a pleasure. The garden is beautiful. The waiting area is the bar/lounge area. The chefs were amazing and told funny jokes while they cook your food. All the staff had great customer service. And most importantly, the food was great. The flavor and tenderness of the filet mignon was amazing. I made a note when I made a reservation that it was my boyfriend's birthday and I didn't even have to remind them the day of. They had a cheese cake and song ready for him. Great customer service, show and food. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Was great
    Rudo
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Thank you guys for everything ,i recomend to everybody visit this place food is so good , Service en general is good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic experience!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    My wife and I chose this restaurant while vacationing in Palm Springs and the food was amazing! Our chef prepared our food perfectly while the lady helping us with drinks was very fast and polite. We will definately return to Kobe the next time we visit Palm Springs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kobe's Steakhouse
    desertdiner
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    As a frequent diner of Kobe's I can tell you it never fails to please. When family comes from out of town it is our "go to" place to eat. The chefs are fun and really try to please. We sat at a table with multiple "picky eaters" and he pleased them all. The steak and shrimp are always on spot .For something different I had the orange roughy this time and I would order it again! The waitress was always on hand with more drinks and clearing used dishes.. One of the most consistently pleasing restaurants in the Palm Desert/Rancho Mirage area.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kobe, always good food and fun
    Gene
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I have been to Kobe's many, many times and the food and experience is always good. It is not the best fine dining experience you will ever have, but I think you get exactly what you expect from a Teppan restaurant. My only negative comment is that the carpet in the eating area was VERY "sticky" when walking to our tables, which was a bit disgusting. I asked the hostess about it and she said they will be changing the flooring soon, because they understood it was a problem (they have wood floord in the entry way).
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FOOD is GOOD but reception is slow
    naochanVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We always loved KOBE and went there often before. However, most of time, the ladies at reception is not efficient and not friendly. They ALWAYS made us wait to to go to table more than 30min. We have a little kid who is always hungry. They asked us what time and we showed up on time but they sometmes send other later commers first etc. They used to have a nice Japanese lady who understood kids' situation and tried to accomodate. But we did not see her recently. That is the reason why we have decided not to go so often any more. This time was special because my daughter's birthday but again they made us wait 45min!!! It was pity because the food was always great but jst receotionist was bad and not efficient.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Must Try!
    trickyricky
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Everyone must try this place at least once in their life. Phenomenal food. Amazing service. Great experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good quality food but overpriced
    Mannie818
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I had a birthday dinner party for 7 people. We was 10 mins late but we still got a table fast and didn't wait at all. The whole place is awesome from outside in. The kids love the koi pond and garden outside. But I think we was the unlucky ones that got the most boring chef! I usually don't care for the tricks and stuff but since I was with the kids I expected at least the chef to try. Especially when the kids could see other tables getting a great show! The food was good quality I give them that but when it cost $12.50 to split a dinner in half that disappointed me. Benihanas don't even do that! Overall we still had fun and the food was good but I expected way more from KOBE especially on how it was more expensive than Benihanas
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodloverVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    The food is great here! Very entertaining to watch them cook your food right in front of you. Drinks are tasty, too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review of Kobe's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    This was my second visit, and once again had a wonderful time and great food. Certainly will be back, anytime I can get someone to join me.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 206 reviews are from the Kobe Japanese Steak House reviews archive.
  • Dani C.
    DaniCVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Excellent, excellent. Food was very different and tasty. Fun atmosphere
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything was great!!
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Excellent service, great food, great experience, child friendly, a unique experience to see your food cook right in front of you!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok
    Kkanniversary
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We went for our anniversary. The food was ok not great. The price was outrageous in comparison. Not at all romantic at all.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Hard to find good service, until we dined here. Chef was interactive and Sergio kept our glasses full of drinks!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mybock
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Fantastic chef`s cooking preferment. Great food and service. !!!!!!!! Ambiance !!!!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday tradition
    shilohpsyd
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I have been celebrating bdays here for years and this was the first time with my young daughter. We had fun and she was fully entertained. Staff was attentive and the upgrades are nice.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.