Kobe Steaks - Nashville
Kobe Steaks - Nashville

Kobe Steaks - Nashville

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.kobesteaks.net/
  • Phone: (615) 327-9081
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm; Sunday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Japanese, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Hiroto Yoshida
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: One Hibachi table can be seated min20 -max 40people.
    All our rooms are separated one by one.
    Please reserve for your private party in advance.
    We cannot guarantee you private room without reservation.
  • Private Party Contact: Fa Fane Chu 6153279081

Getting there

  • Cross Street: West End
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Kobe Steaks - Nashville
At Kobe Steaks you"ll experience creative hibachi cooking right at your table in a fun-filled atmosphere. You'll enjoy the knife-wielding skill and showmanship of specially trained chefs as they prepare meals before your eyes on hibachi grills. Whether it's a birthday, an anniversary, a rehearsal dinner, a business meeting, or any occasion, Kobe Steaks can accommodate large or small groups.
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Kobe Steaks - Nashville reviews from OpenTable diners
64 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (51)good for groups (48)romantic (20)kid-friendly (19)fit for foodies (16)neighborhood gem (8)hot spot (7)late-night find (5)great for lunch (3)notable wine list (3)vibrant bar scene (3)great for brunch (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Disappointed in Nashville
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Have been dining at this restaurant since it first opened. 25+ years. Visit on a annual basis for birthdays etc...Our party orders just about the same dish each time. This same dish was first served as a complete meal w/ app, entree, and choice dessert ($12). Over the years the price of the same dish has risen 100% ( $30) while dropping dessert options. Now, they have dramatically shrunk the portion sizes, and eliminated bean sprouts all together ? On this visit, our chef did not realize that our dish was served with mushrooms (or forgot) and he served the mushrooms to other diners at the other end of the table. Not good, nor fair. Shrink the portions, charge more, and the chef did not serve correctly? 25 years ago, Nashville did not have many dining options. Now, you can get any type of food on any corner. "If" Kobe is going to be competitive and remain in Nashville, they are going to have to re-think their food stratagies. Normally when we leave the restaurant, we are very full and take home leftovers. Not anymore. I am not sure that myself or my family will return EVER AGAIN. Disappointed in Nashville
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Delicious, but a bit Pricey
    TasteofTN
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    This is basically an upscale hibachi place. The food was delicious. I had the filet and chicken hibachi, which comes with a shrimp appetizer, rice (which you can get fried for an additional charge), salad, soup, and vegetables. Everything was delicious, but I have to say that it was a bit pricey. I think this is probably why the restaurant wasn't very full. The salad was clearly a packaged mix, and the croutons certainly not house-made. The miso soup tasted much more like chicken noodle (even had cheap shell pasta in the bottom). And the vegetables in the fried rice definitely looked like they were right out of the frozen bag. However, the main parts of the dish and the meat were delicious. The filet was cooked perfectly, the chicken was delicious, and the shrimp and vegetables were what you would expect. To me, it seems like a few easy (and cheap) fixes to their minor dishes would take this restaurant to the next level and frankly I probably wouldn't be complaining about price anymore either!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    KobeHawk
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Good food, good service, and reasonably priced! Not sure what more you could ask for from a restaurant!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food but wait was horrendous
    JoeSmith
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    had a reservation at 7:30 on Friday. Got there on time, waited 20 minutes, not a big deal. after we were seated at the grill things, we waited 40 minutes before the food service started. really annoying. I might go back on a non-weekend, definitely not on a weekend.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Issue we had
    Mandoline
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Overall a lovely dining experience except for the fact that I called Kobe's on the day of dining and told them that we will be 12 people and not 10 and they said no problem. When we were seated, we were squashed in and one lady in our group had to sit on the corner and everyone joked and said maybe some of us should try eat with our left hands because we were so close to each other. After a while, a very friendly gentleman offered to move us to a different room, however, everyone's shoes were off, we had drinks and we decided to stay. Food was very good!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Johnnie
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Great service,food, and entertainment as always. I've always looked forward to coming
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    MrsLattimore
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I love this place and will most definitely come back to visit!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reddz
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Great time with family! Great chef, great food, great server! Love the ginger dressing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    Valentino
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Great food, Great service. Fun atmosphere for couples or groups!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ChiChi1007
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I enjoyed every moment there! The food was great! Even though I was late for my reservation they still accommodated me n my party. Love this place! I will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always fun
    Mimms
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Took my five year old cousin here and she had a blast
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • newtonashville
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food was amazing, the chef was very entertaining whilst he cooked too! The meat was so tender and the steaks cooked just right for each of us. The waiter was friendly and attentive and the drinks were good too (good wine compared with quite a few others I have tried in town.) I did not like the idea of sharing tables with others but we had plenty of space and the restaurant was lively but still able to have your own conversations. Would definitely recommend this restaurant, well priced too for the amount of food you get!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kobe Steaks never disappoints...
    kzpeer
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    On my annual birthday trek to Kobe Steaks, it's like walking into a familiar neighborhood restaurant. The staff is always friendly and the food is always very good. It's a lot of food, that's for sure, coming rapid fire as the chef entertains the group with their brand of knife tricks and flying foods. Overall, this is a great experience and I'll be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday gathering
    Birthday43
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    What a great place to mingle with friends. I came together with friends to celebrate my birthday and I'm so glad I chose Kobe. The staff was great, food was great, and the overall experience was awesome. I will visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sheo
    SheO
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The food was delicious. The Chef was very funny and skillful with the food preparation.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overpriced, food not good
    natsh
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Not a Japanese food at all. Overpriced. You have to share your table with 7 people you do not know.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vegetables tasty, meat fair
    worththedrive
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The service was good, vegetables tasty, steak tough, salmon fair and the overall appearance in the waiting area, dark and dated. There are better Japanese restaurants in Nashville.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great.
    momndad2boys
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Had great company and great good. Chef was entertaining and good cook.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • greatfood
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    our group bought the coupons on restaurant.com where you buy 35.00 coupon for 10.00. When we went to pay for our tickets, the coupon was only good for the entire group. Not a coupon for each couple. After all of us talking with the manager and showing him that on this website it does not tell you the coupon is only good for the entire group total, not individuals he allowed each of us to use the coupons we had already paid for. Look real carefully on these websites. This particular website does not tell you when you buy the coupon, but only after you buy the coupon it tells you good only for 1 group. Other than this the food was awesome and great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waitingforbetter
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Prices are slightly high for the food and portions, but different from your everyday McDonald's or burger king. Confusing that Lunch and dinner cost the same?
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Amazing food, best I have had and a fun place to eat with friends, chef was great and put on a good show cooking the food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    ScottVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Been going here for more than 30 years. Seems to be the same good experience each time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kobe GreatSteak
    hard2find2003
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Had a GREAT TIME at Kobe Steak! My daughter enjoyed it. A GREAT BIRTHDAY surprise for her this was something she hadn't experienced and was really looking foward to going. Thanks again Kobe Steak. Also Open Table for there very helpful app in placing the reservations and research on the restaurant an establishments.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening, wonderful meal.
    pammy
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Our waitress was attentive without being intrusive. Our dinner show was fun. Conversation flowed around the grill. I was celebrating my birthday and had Happy Birthday to me sung in Japanese. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Goodeats
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was wonderful and abundant. 2 of us shared and could not eat everything. It is pricey, but not for the quality!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a family special occasion
    ssch
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We went with our family to celebrate a special occasion. The semi private dining room was perfect for this. The food was fresh and flavorful and our chef was very engaging. The hostess and server were a little lack luster. But, overall we had a great evening.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed in Kobe's
    MyOpinion
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We were really disappointed. The food was just average and because of that, we felt it was over priced. The waitress was very low-keyed, and did not have much personality. Our chef was not engaging. I was also concerned about the cleanliness of the area where we dined. From past experiences at Kobe's and other Japanese restaurants in our area, I was expecting a lot more. I expected the chef to be entertaining and flamoyant. It was a back-to-school celebration for our fourteen year old grandson, but next time we will choose another place. Sorry, but that is our opinion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall Great!
    TheWells
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The experience was overall great. We have been here a few times. The server got a little slower towards the end when trying to pay but was great at getting us food, drinks, and refills! She was very friendly. The cook was nice and food was GREAT! A little on the expensive side but nice for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 226 reviews are from the Kobe Steaks - Nashville reviews archive.
  • Great Japanese
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food was very good and fresh. The staff was also amazing as well.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kobe4u2
    Purplegirl82
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Since my good girls were 7 and 8 I would treat them to a Kobe dinner. This tradition has no changed as my youngest (21 yes old) graduated from college with honors and and her choice of course to celebrate her success was Kobe Steakhouse. Thank you for making her day, AMAZING!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent dining experience!
    MsDeeNashville12
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great food! The dining is so entertaining. The chefs do an excellent job.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kobe Steaks a memorable experience
    FamilyFoodie
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Our kids went to Kobe Steaks in preschool as part of their learning experience about Japan. Well, my son just turned 14 and always asks to go to Kobe Steaks for his birthday dinner. It never gets old!! The food is superb and it's fun to watch other diners react to the cooking show!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Past prime
    KopankanVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Try the Kobe beef - the best steak I've had in a long time. Location is in a residential area where not much else is happening. Went to the restaurant on a Tuesday night and it was practically empty, which is a pity for a hibachi style restaurant. Service attentive and friendly. Authentic Japanese.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • birthday dinner
    dinnerwithfamily
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    everything was very nice, food was good, the wait was short and the kids really enjoyed the chef's tricks
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GreAt Dinning Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    From the wait time in the lounge to the chef who was entertaining everything was excellent! The food was fresh and cooked to our liking! The seasoning of the meats and vegetables was phenomenal! Great place for large groups.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Should have been a fun experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Poor ventilation around the grill area so it was hot and you could smell to much cooking from the other table. Waitress was nice but never asked us if we wanted drinks. The chef was good. Overall, I kind of felt like I was in a run-down hotel. Like the whole experience had seen better days. What should have been a fun experience ended up being....ok, but nothing to come back for.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy 10TH
    Vaughan
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We had a wonderful time at Kobe's celebrating our tenth wedding anniversary. I love their scallops and my wife loves their steak. Our chef was very talented with his knife. I wish he hadn't hit me in the eye with a shrimp, though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I would recommend this place to anyone. It was a nice experience and loved the goid. I will be back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 8yr Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Booked a reservation for my 8yr Anniversary dinner. They have complimentary parking in the front for easy access. Checked in at the front desk and they had us relax in the lounge until our table was ready. We had a 6pm dinner reservation on a Monday night.... so the place was relatively quite overall. Once seated with another group, the server took our order and maintained decent coverage with drinks throughout meal. The Chef was pleasant with the typical dry humor you expect from teppanyaki. Food was cooked well and tasted good. They weren't aware of our Anniversary ahead of time, but after they found out.... they brought us a cute little orange with candles and sang to us at dessert. Overall a pleasant experience and I would return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Favorite Special Occasion Spot
    sheenav
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    My husband and I decided to visit Kobe Steaks in Nashville for our one year wedding anniversary! We live about two hours out of town, so we made reservations for Sunday and drove in Saturday evening. I'm glad we made reservations because this place was top-notch and I can only imagine how busy they must be on Saturday nights! The staff was incredibly courteous and went above and beyond to make sure that everything was great for our anniversary. We ordered the picture cake (highly recommended for special occasions!) and they were sweet enough to email us a copy of the photo to keep. The food was incredible. The service was incredible. The atmosphere was spot on. This was one of the best Hibachi places I've ever eaten!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet