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About Kobe Japan - Pleasant Hill
Kobe Japan � Pleasant Hill is known for its high quality, authentic Japanese cuisine. It provides excitement and entertainment with every dish, as the Teppanyaki meals are prepared by highly trained chefs at your table right in front of your eyes. Kobe Japan sources the finest Kobe beef from local Snake River Farm, ensuring freshness and high quality in every bite.
In addition to Teppanyaki, Kobe Japan offers a variety of sushi and hibachi options as well as various entrees. Try fried rice with chicken, beef or prawn, miso chicken seafood ramen, the popular sesame chicken or pan fried soft shell crab and NY steak, salmon, veggie or chicken teriyaki.
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: M-Sa: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Lunch: Su: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Dinner: Su-Th: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Dinner: F-Sa: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
For the sports enthusiasts, Kobe Japan boasts a full bar and lounge featuring six high definition flat screen TVs for all your sports entertainment. Our bar offers eight beer varieties on tap, including Budweiser and Sapporo along with several unique bottled beer and ale brands. All of your favorite mixed drink cocktails are available as well, along with several varietals of wine. Be sure to check-out our Sports Bar Happy Hour Specials.
Private Party Facilities:
Kobe Japan Restaurant in Pleasant Hill is the perfect place to help you celebrate your next special event. We have two semi-private rooms for groups. Our Sushi Banquet Room can seat up to 10 people and our Teppanyaki (Hibachi) Banquet Room can seat up to 15 guests including nine seated around the Teppanyaki cooking area. Contact Kobe Japan today and reserve a banquet room and discuss menu options to make your next event special.
Private Party Contact:
Terry: (925) 705-7065
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour
Kobe Japan - Pleasant Hill Ratings and Reviews
My team and I love coming to Kobe Japan to treat ourselves for a delicious lunch. We have had an excellent lunch each and very time. It was fun to bring two new employees for our last lunch. Now we have two more fans. Thanks for a great lunch with great food and excellent service.
Had a birthday dinner here last weekend and really enjoyed it. Everyone ordered something different, so we got to taste most everything on the Teppenyaki Hibatchi menu. The only reason I gave this 4 stars instead of 5 is because they offer Kobe beef, at Kobe beef prices, but when one of us got a tough piece of meat and questioned it, we learned it's not Kobe beef but "Kobe like". But we didn't pay "kobe like" prices, we paid what you would pay for Kobe. So bottom line - don't order the Kobe - get the regular steak or the sirloin - both of those were tender and tasty and much less expensive.
Other than that, dinner was great. We will definitely be returning customers.
We had been to Kobe teppan dinner and wanted to be able to talk more during the meal so reserved a table for regular dining. The sushi roll selection is incredible. Lots of variety and interesting combinations. We ordered the sushi and sashimi for two, bento lunch and sashimi lunch (there were 4 of us), and 2 specialty rolls. The server came back a few minutes later and told us that would be a lot of food and recommended some changes- nice! How many places would actually tell you to order less?The classic rainbow roll was good, the softshell crab roll could have done with less sauce. The sushi sashimi was very good. Being as we came on New Years, the fish hadn't been caught that day but everything tasted fresh without a stale flavor.
The service was great and the chef was funny and quite skilled! My only complaints would be the food flavoring and air conditioning! We were there when it was 100+ degrees and the restaurant, especially the teppanyaki side, was like a sauna! It was uncomfortable but heck, it was our fault to pick to eat there when it was boiling hot outside! The food was average-- could be more flavorful. Chicken was kind of bland. Otherwise, it was a good experience.
Great people own and run Kobe Japan. They make every dining experience special whether you are doing sushi or the hibachi grill. Sushi is very fresh and they have an amazing variety of it. This place probably has the best sushi I have ever had. And the chef's who do the Hibachi grill are experts in their field. They make it so fun and entertaining. Definitely worth it!
Our Teppanyaki Chef, Ken, was amazing and personable! The staff is generally very good, but we didn't have such a great server. She wasn't very attentive, but when she did appear, she was nice enough. I will revisit this place, as I look forward to giving it a better review the next time around! The food, of course was REALLY good. I preferred the quality of their food to Benihana...
Late review: Reserved on OpenTable in the morning for my granddaughter's special Valentine dinner, then received a phone call at 4:00pm saying that our reservation could not be honored, as they were completely booked... Huh? But we have a confirmation! The staff claims OpenTable always makes these errors... Huh, again? You want us to look for another restaurant to go to on Valentine's Day at 4:00pm?
My daughter spoke with the owner at length, and he was apologetic, but insisted they could not do anything about the mix-up. He suggested we sit at the bar, and we can order kitchen food to eat there. At a teppan restaurant? Why would we take a 10-year old to the bar? Right then, he got a cancellation, so we lucked out.
We went on a very busy night, Valentines day. We were seated 15 minutes late but not a problem because I was ok at the bar. Everyone was very friendly. The restaurant staff was working very hard and trying to please. We sat at a table, not hibachi bar. Overall the food was good and plenty of it. The sashimi and sushi was fresh. For a Japanese restaurant, food presentation was lacking. Slices of sashimi were thick and large to the point I had difficulty picking it up with my hashi/chopsticks. I almost asked for a fork and knife. I would consider going back again when it's not too busy.
This was our 1st time at this restauarant. It was Valentine's Day and when we walked in & told the host that we had reservations through Open Table, he said he was overbooked but would see what he could do for us. We were excited about having a nice Hibachi style dinner after reading reviews. When finally seated, he took us to a little corner of the restaurant that had 3 tables & gave us menus for Sushi or Bento Box style dinner. We realized we were not going to have that Hibachi dinner we had both looked forward to. The reservation does not give you options for Hibachi style seating or the Sushi Bar. Disappointed w/overall experience.
Fun alternative to Benihana...fun cooking in front of you. Chef was funny and catered to the child at the table and made her laugh. Food was delish, and time spent there was fun. Only complaint...fruit for dessert-big thumbs down...a scoop of ice cream or a cookie would be better.
Great sushi/teriakyi/hibachi in suburban Pleasant Hill, a clean alternative to Benihana in Concord which desperately needs updating. They cover the bases really well for Japanese cooking. Bar is really fun as is hibachi, if you want private dining go for the sushi area. Be sure to call if you want Hibachi (live cooking), Opentable does not note that on your reservation and they sell out.
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