Kobe Japanese Steaks and Sushi
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Kobe Japanese Steaks and Sushi

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kobesteakandsushi.com/
  • Phone: 804-643-8080
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Kobe Japanese Steaks and Sushi
Welcome to Kobe Japanese Steaks & Sushi, located in the heart of downtown Richmond. With many great tasting restaurants available alongside ours, choosing the finest and most satisfying will be nearly impossible. Until you have stepped inside Kobe. We have an assortment of cuisines to fit you and your party's appetite, starting with our authentic Japanese cuisines, our Habachi style meals, and our vast array of sushi/sashimi. To complement the savory meals, we also carry a selection of exotic cocktails, exquisite wine, and Japanese/domestic beers. At Kobe Japanese Steaks & Sushi, out motto is: Great Food, Great Service, and unforgettable dining experience!
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Kobe Japanese Steaks and Sushi reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Our chef was amazing - one
    safireblue
    Dined on 9/24/2011
    Our chef was amazing - one of the best I've seen and quite fun. Our other server left a lot to be desired, from giving us food 10 minutes before utensils to just being slow in general. The bar area was nice and the hibachi area downstairs was neat, but extremely loud to the point that my friends and I had to shout to hear each other. Still, it was a fun time and again, our chef was AMAZING!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We made a reservation for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 9/9/2011
    We made a reservation for 3 with open table for 9:15 and was pleasantly surprised by the lively activity at this local Sushi restaurant. Among hard wooded booths and an interestingly painted ceiling we ordered drinks and settled in for a feast. We LOVE sushi and hoped that the hotel recommendation could live up to the hype. After a rather heavy pour (thanks) of drinks and replacing some shipped plates we were greeted with generous portions and flavorful rolls of sushi. The salmon and tuna were cut well and the specialty rolls were a nice combination of flavors and eye appeal. Staff was a bit busy and not the most attentive, but they tried hard to keep up with our requests for more. i recommenced cushions. ouch!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My husband took me there for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/7/2011
    My husband took me there for my birthday without the kids and we they had a living social event the same night so it was very loud we couldn't hear eachother when talking. I have been before when they didn't have those events and the noise level was good. Just wish we had known about the event when we made the reservation as we would have picked somewhere more quiet or a different day to have a romantic dinner and a conversation during dinner. Food and service were excellent as always.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I would cuurently NOT ecommend
    KGPfistereVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2011
    I would cuurently NOT ecommend this place --- the Hibachi experience was average -- trend good, but the place is just not very pleasing!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing to warrant a second visit
    ClintVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2011
    Food was ok; however, not even close to the same level as Ichiban. Service was fine; however, the server rushed each contact with us, although we were the only couple in the dining room. A group of teenagers - obviously known to our server - was seated in the adjacent booth. They were loud and boisterous, dampening the relaxed mood that existed before their arrival. Striking out all on fronts, there is nothing to draw us back again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They were 20 minutes late
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/23/2011
    They were 20 minutes late on the reservation and the host was rude. The down stairs eatting area is hot. The food was good, but it could have been better.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The sushi selection and rolls
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/26/2011
    The sushi selection and rolls were great. Especially the Rich Roll! Thanks for a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kobe on 13th is top of my list!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/22/2011
    Since updating its menu and offerings a couple years ago, I am a huge fan! We typically go to lunch at least once a week as it is an easy walk from our slip office location...and dinner is always yummy! The sushi is outstanding, the hibachi is always entertaining and cooked to perfection...and the staff is always friendly, courteous, and top-notch. I am eating my way through their extensive menu and have not found anything I didn't like...from presentation, to originality, to price...I highly recommend Kobe on 13th!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food & Ambiance!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/21/2011
    It was my husband's first time and he really enjoyed the food and the ambiance. While it was crowded we didn't feel like we were sharing ou r table or conversation with other seated near by. The only poor spot of the night was the service was really slow getting started and taking our orders (over 25-30 minutes) but afterwards it moved along quickly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First trip back to a Japanese
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/7/2011
    First trip back to a Japanese steak house in many years. Almost starved to death in previous visit to this type place, but found larger servings at this place. Expect some noise in the habachi room as folks come there to kick up their heels. If your not with a crowd, eat upstairs where it's cozy and quiet. Everyone enjoyed their selection and the show and service were very good. I'd go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had steak, samuarai sushi,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/5/2011
    Had steak, samuarai sushi, and spicy/crunchy sushi and the food was fresh and taste outstanding! Seating was prompt, service was friendly and accomodating.. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reliable Teppanyaki Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/21/2011
    We enjoyed our teppanyaki dining. The chef did a masterful job keeping us entertained and fed! The steak was grilled perfectly. Our only complaint would be the upcharge for fried rice. We often eat at these Japanese Style restaurants and this was the first time we were charged extra for what should be part of the meal price. Other than that this was a very reliable choice if you love Teppanyaki Style dining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a wonderful time.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/15/2011
    We had a wonderful time. Our Chef Adam was excellent. I had been to this restaurant several times and this was my best v.isit because of Adam. He was wonderful. Great food and very entertaining.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/21/2011
    This was my first time at Kobe, I have heard alot of good things from friends and I would agree, food was great, service was great, loved the atmosphere, wok definitely go back, soon!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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  • Wonderful food, great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    Wonderful food, great service and cook! We are dying to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vaientines out with the boys....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/13/2011
    Loved it; it was kid friendly. It was a perfect was for my husband to spend some time together for and have the kids entertianed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not any better than other
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/13/2011
    Not any better than other Japanese Steak houses in the Richmond area for quality, but a lot higher cost than others. Would not return.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • salad dressing a little too
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/12/2011
    salad dressing a little too sweet, but the filet hibachi was excellent quality compared to other Japanese steak houses...
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was definitly a welcome
    Tye2
    Dined on 6/12/2010
    This was definitly a welcome treat. I eat at kobe's in maryland (whitemarsh) often because it is an awesome place and now i can look forward to a great meal when ever im in the richmond area. Kobe's has inspired me to come and see more of the downtown area. The restaurant fits right in with the neighborhood. You don't haft to get dressed up to still have a first class meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My family, my boyfriend, and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/3/2010
    My family, my boyfriend, and I all went here for my 22nd birthday. This was my first time at Kobe, but definitely one of the best! They made my birthday a great experience for me! Thanks Kobe! Looking forward to our next date night at Kobe!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sorry we didn't have the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/29/2010
    Sorry we didn't have the best dining experience when we came here. First of all we waited over 5 minutes before anyone would even take us to our seats. We actually got to order our food and drinks rather quickly and ordered a roll from the sushi menu. We even got to sit at a hibachi table to ourselves. And then a party of 31 came and everything went slow. The soup we got was very salty, and I like salty things. The salad was ok just like the traditional japanese steakhouses. The hicachi chef came over cooked for us and we could tell he was in such a hurry because of the full other tables. The meats came out fine but the rice was over salty. Our sushi finally came out. The spicy lobster roll was the best thing I had.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My boyfriend and I decided
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/10/2010
    My boyfriend and I decided to try this place for our date night on Saturday. We had heard they were great, but we were blown away! The food was amazing! We started with the Shrimp and Veggie Tempura, which was great! Then, I ordered the Hibachi Shrimp while my boyfriend ordered the Hibachi Salmon along with a Sunrise sushi roll. Next time we'll remember not to order an appetizer! We couldn't finish all of our food! They give you huge portions in comparison to other hibachi restaurants we've been to and the food was much, much better! My boyfriend said the sushi was the best he'd ever had and that's saying a lot, since he's tried sushi from all over! Definitely try this place if you love hibachi or sushi!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was quite good, although
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/20/2009
    The food was quite good, although the portions seemed small for the prices charged. Our chef(hibachi style) was very friendly and skilled. However, it took a long time to get drinks ordered, and the waiter was not attentive, even though we were the only people there for part of the time. I can only rate this place as average overall. There are a lot of places in the area that I would go to, but I doubt we will be back to this one.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • attrocious service, long wait
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/21/2009
    attrocious service, long wait for meal to begin. unresponsive staff.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was my second time at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/16/2009
    This was my second time at this particular KOBE's. I took my mother and she loved it. The food is wonderful. I will definitely go again when I am travelling through Richmond! Even though we were the only one's at the table, the chef did his whole routine and the our server was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • we visited the hibachi bar
    diamondgroupVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2009
    we visited the hibachi bar this time and were not near as impressed as upstairs - also, we were charged an extra $2.00 for fried rice that usually comes with the hibachi at other restaurants we have been to!
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful time - food was
    luvthesea
    Dined on 4/24/2009
    Wonderful time - food was great and the waitservice was excellent.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • I wasn't impressed with the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/23/2009
    I wasn't impressed with the ambiance of this restaurant. There was a Sushi Bar upstairs and the Hibatchi service was downstairs. I was there for Hibatchi and didn't really like being in the basement. It looked like a basement. The Mai Tai was great, but the food was average at best. On the brighter side, the server was excellent. He was very attentive and friendly. I wouldn't recommend this particular Kobe restaurant.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly
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  • Service was great, friendly.
    Valentinesdinner
    Dined on 1/30/2009
    Service was great, friendly. Food was very good. Had two sushi rolls, two hibachi meals, two alcoholic drinks for around $60.00, we thought this was very reasonable. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Had a fantastic dinner on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/31/2008
    Had a fantastic dinner on New Year's Eve! Great food, friendly service, highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic