Kobe An

4.1
299 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Kobe An has been serving the Denver area delicious sushi and authentic Japanese cuisine since 1979. We were located in Lakewood for 35 years and we just relocated to Cherry Creek. Our owner, Kimie, came to America from Kobe, Japan to serve traditional as well as today's modern food that is popular in Japan. All of our entrees come from and are inspired by her family’s recipes. We have tatami rooms for an authentic Japanese experience. Our tatami rooms are a unique and fun way to enjoy your authentic Japanese cuisine. Menu modifications are happily accommodated.
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vipdebbies
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. Owner works very hard to ensure all guests are fully cared for, happy and satisfied. Even when short staffed she can be seen doing all the work to find perfection. All dishes are amazing .My favorites are the salmon sunrise roll, the garlic eggplant dish and the rocky mountain roll. I haven't ordered the dinners. but our group of 10 enjoyed everything.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Service was terrible.

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vipGlobalFoodie
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The restaurant is very tired and the food is extremely expensive for sub-par non-authentic Japanese.

This was our first and last visit. The staff was nice, but we felt we wasted time and money visiting Kobe An. Do yourself a favor and skip it.

MJ
vipMarqetaJIm
Denver
44 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Our first visit to this garden-level restaurant (walk down those steps carefully). The quality and presentation of the food is the highlight of my review. All other aspects of the dining experience were less favorable (shabby, outdated interior, weak cocktails, and unattentive service.

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MarkB
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This may be my favorite restaurant for special occasions.

JR
vipJoshuaR
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Could use a refresh of decor and space. Reusable sushi menu didn’t work so well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

The service was terrible. I always give the benefit of the doubt…but after 30 min of no one greeting us after getting seated, moved to another table where waited another 15 before some came by, order some and had another server stop by and say she is taking over for our current server who was overwhelmed. After 3 hours of we finally ate and drank but man was it an awful experience.

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RS10
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

I made a reservation for 7:30pm but we weren't seated until 8pm. The restaurant was extremely busy and under staffed. It took over 2 1/2 hours to get the two sushi rolls we ordered. The server was mildly apologetic about our wait time but then brought us the wrong check with a $192 bill. Once she returned 15 minutes later we pointed out the error in checks and it took another 20 minutes to get the correct bill. Overall our dining experience lasted 3 1/2 hours and was the most painfully slow service I have ever experienced. While the sushi was good I would not dine at this location again.

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AndreaW
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Worst service I've ever had. Dinner for 2 took 3.5 hours. We were left in our tea room at the end while they closed the restaurant. Nobody came to run the card so we had to check out in front.

SG
vipSandyG
Denver
73 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service great even though full dining room. Honored our reservation on time. Free parking after 6 in garage nextdoor. Only issue was no paper or online menues and no holders for chopsticks so I took out my sanitizer after holding the menu. If you want more spacing, go after 8, when dining room cleared out. They also have several tatami rooms just for your party.

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Anonymous
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

My friends and I had made a reservation days in advance and once we were seated, we waited for 45 mins for any service before leaving. Very poor service and won’t be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Super slow service. Shabu shabu was not tasty. Never got our drinks. People walking out because they were tired of waiting.

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vipluv2eat
Denver
41 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The worst service we’ve ever had. It wasn’t the waitress fault. The kitchen couldn’t keep up with the orders. Food was tasty but the hours long wait ruined the experience. We won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and delicious! The service was impeccable

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Kyle
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the place is the best.

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AlanB
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have been going to Cobe An for almost 30 years and highly recommend it.

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jenks
Tampa
35 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

i think because of covid it wasn't the best service and ambience. we were seated in an area of the restaurant where nobody else was the entire night and we were over looked as a result. didn't see the server for like 10 minutes after being seated. it was decent after but we kinda felt like we were an after thought...by everyone there. food was really, really great. i'd like to go back at some point after covid, hopefully a better experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I want to start this by saying that I have worked and managed restaurants for years. Made a 6:30 reservation, walked in Hostess was friendly and promptly sat us at a table in the far corner of the restaurant(pass the sushi bar) because the main room was full. 15 minutes later she returns to ask if waiter had been with us yet which was a no. She got us waters and told us our server will be right over. We were there for sushi and a couple of drinks. We took a look at the cocktail menu and it looked really good. I did notice all the fruit flies in the room therefore decided to do bottled beer instead. When the server finally made it to us we were ready to order so we did. We ordered Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura to start and 4 rolls of sushi. The tempura was in our table within 5-7 minutes. We waited a while for the rolls. We got 3 out of the 4 rolls first. We were done with them before our 4th one arrived to our table. At this point we were there over an hour. We took a bite from that 4th roll and it was so bad we sent it back. At that point we were very over the restaurant. I will NEVER return.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Unfortunately, our food took over an hour to come out. When it did, it was underwhelming. The table next to us didn’t get the correct order and the manager actually argued with them to try to convince them that the order was made adequately. Between the poor service and average food, I do not think we will visit again

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JillS
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, neat experience in the tea room. Server was so nice- a good place with great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and ambiance. My second time here and can wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Food was amazing! The Tatami room made it authentic Japanese dining! Plum sake martini was exceptional and the warm sake was soothing! Definitely worth every penny!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we love Kobe Ann! Great food, and great service!

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RobertR
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Some fish was not fresh. Twice brought wrong items to table. Never before had a Jalapeno with zero zing. Nothing was special!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food and drinks, though the wait for both was a bit long. It was a very busy Friday night so can’t fault them with COVID!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I’m not sure if it was the owner or just a server, but the lady that waited on us gave us nonstop dirty looks and an attitude the entire time. It was probably the rudest service I’ve ever experienced at a restaurant before. Will never go back and that lady should not be working in hospitality.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the best Japanese food I have ever had in Denver. It was outstanding! It’s family owned and they are incredible at service and the tea rooms were adorable

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FineDiningFoodie29
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

This was hands down the worst service that I’ve ever had. The waitress (who was also the greeter) started the evening by letting me know she wouldn’t seat my party together if it were for the size that I literally did the reservation for. She didn’t decline the reservation or call. I had to tell the last person to turn around. We ordered 5 of the exact same margaritas and they were not only different portion sizes, but also different recipes. She literally told someone in my party that it was weird that they didn’t like something, argued with us about silverware, and gave horrible service. Still we tipped quite a bit. I booked the restaurant and was so embarrassed that my friends and I had that experience.

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vipBrianM
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special thanks to Ryan for seeing to our large party of 10!

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vipHeatherF
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We got there at 5:15, wasn’t very busy. Paid an extra five dollars to sit in one of the tea rooms. It was rather chilly in there, food was really good, when we left it was very busy.

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vipRyAnnLilAmp
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I sat at a Tea Table and really enjoyed my experience! The food was tasty and the service was excellent! I’ll definitely return!

JD
vipJamesD
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was the worst dining experience I’ve ever had and although they apologized for horrible service it didn’t change substandard service provided

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Tina
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, really made me feel like I was in Japan.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The restaurant has a great atmosphere, the tea rooms are a really nice seating arrangement. We did have a couple with a toddler next to ours(the restaurant was pretty empty at the time), not much of a big deal to us, but I could understand why other people might be bothered by a crying child. Food was good, service was friendly.

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vipWatto
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly staff and excellent food in a nice location in Cherry Creek. The food was excellent - particularly the Tempura and Sukiyaki(cooked at the table). Very good value for the quality - the Sushi was very fresh and excellent quality. Would definitely recommend it. This was our first time and will be returning soon.

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vipAnne
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was excellent! The food delicious, get the Bronco roll!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never fails to impress. Always great food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience. The owner is an amazing woman and always makes sure customers are taken care of.

KC
KristinC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Good ambiance...could use some updating. The food was just okay. Our server was good.

LT
LoveThatYakisoba
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kobe An was great when it was in a food court downtown, great when it was in Lakewood, and it's still great. Have always loved the yakisoba. Highly recommended.

FAQs

Kobe An does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Kobe An also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 989-5907.

Kobe An is rated 4.1 stars by 299 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.