Kobe Japanese Steak House, Teppan & Sushi

4.5
763 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Following the regulation set by the state of California, Kobe Steakhouse is now open for outdoor patio dining as well as takeout orders everyday from 4:30pm to 8:30pm. You can book your reservation with us through OpenTable or by calling us at 562-596-9969. Thank you!

In the spacious restaurant area, diners can enjoy the theatre of Classic Teppanyaki-style cooking, sushi, and live music! Expert chefs prepare your food at your own dedicated grill station. Be prepared for an evening of fun and great food as our title of Theatrical Cuisine suggests it's a real show of acrobatic knife skills, spectacular flames and culinary delights. In our lounge, enjoy the best musical acts in the Southland.
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Rosalie
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Most restaurants offer brown rice, even for an added fee. This restaurant only offers white rice because it’s Japanese. Yet, Japanese, as well as Chinese restaurants offer brown rice...as a healthier choice.
Also, Kobe is upscale, so why do they serve iceberg lettuce when less expensive restaurants offer lettuce with nutritional value?

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice

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Ryan
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food is a little expensive. The waiter was a ghost! After we got our drinks and appetizers, we never saw him again. When I saw who I thought was the waiter (because everyone is wearing a mask) turned out to be the greater and I asked for a refill, he gave me attitude and said that I’d have to ask my waiter. Food was ok, price was pretty crazy!

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KevinA
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was ok. The steak was a little over cooked as I asked for medium rare. And if didn’t really have much flavor even though it was in a butter sauce. But over all it was great. I would go back and try something else

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PhilipM
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Very disappointed and will NEVER return. Made a reservation almost a week ahead of time for a date night without kids. Arrived 30min early to check in for an inside teppan table seat. Was told that we should be seated shortly with only 3 parties ahead of us. The Manager was running in and out sitting people and being very acute with people as she did so. After watching her sit 5 tables ahead of us I questioned when we would be seated and was told next. I then watched a lady come up whom had arrived after me originally and tell the manager her whole party was now there and was seated ahead of me again. Then when I approached the manager about to leave they took us in to seat us we thought. At this point the manager proceeds to lead us to the kitchen and standing at the door. Once she realizes a few minutes later she directs us w a finger and says oh just sit there. The service continued to get worse as we had to ask for refills of drinks and waive people down for service (not exactly what you expect for a $200 dinner). When finished we asked to speak w the manager and we expressed our dissatisfaction with the service there and we were paying the bill but wouldn’t be back as she offered to comp the meal due to all of this. I declined as I didn’t want to take advantage of a situation but she then offered a comparable amount in a gift certificate to have us return and give them another try. I accepted and she goes off to try and make it right. She then completely disrespected me by coming back w 2 $20 cards. Mind you I tipped more than that for my meal. Wouldn’t even cover an entree there. I feel sorry for the owner if this is how the business is being run.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Awesome food and great service! Well be back very soon 😃

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every one of the staff members were very helpful, and attentive. The cooks at the grill, were top notch. The food was better than any Benihana I’ve been to. I can’t wait to go back

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

Great place, great service

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vipKathyM
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most amazing time, everyone was nice and helpful. The food was great! The cook did a great job. So happy. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipHotGrill
Orange County
46 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was very busy for Valentines Day. There was a young lady with a red jacket. Holding the Fort down. She was going from checking people in to seating people I don’t think we waited more than 10 minutes from the time we checked in for a reservation till before we were seated. Thank you to her and her crew the food was delicious and we had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious

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Chantel
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous!!! Beautiful, no complaints. Lovely date space.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time dining at Kobe steak house. And it was perfect! Had reservations arrived 10 min late and they were still accommodating 10 min wait. Service was superb food was on point and very inexpensive! Yes WE will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This is ridiculous, I had lunch reservations here for valentines day at 12:30 pm. I even got a text to confirm reservations the day before and when I got there it wasn't open. I called and a recording said that the host doesn't get there till 2:30 pm. It's valentines day and I wanted to surprise my boyfriend. I am soo mad.......I couldn't find any other good place for valentines. All the good restaurants didn't have a table available.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Wish the teppanyaki chefs would’ve made more of a show

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved it. The staff was friendly & attentive with the exception of one waiter who seemed like he just wanted the day to be over. But overall the experience was great it was my sons birthday & he enjoyed the experience & loved the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We usually go once a week here. Food is delicious and service is also great! The jalapeño bombs are my favorite along with lobster and steak on the grill! Must have!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, and food was very delicious, even though we ate in a pandemic, I didn’t feel like the gave sub-par food or service like many restaurants have. Always can count on Kobe!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the customer service . I brought my boyfriend for his birthday and he had the best time ! The food was excellent and the chef was so welcoming & hilarious ! I definitely can’t wait to come back

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just had dinner here now that the state allows it. It was AMAZING! The food and staff were all great. The drinks were kinda strong, but mist people favor thats. :D We’ve just become regulars!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service had our own grill very clean and food was great

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vipLongbeachjimmy
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Our server was excellent!

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PaulG
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dining under the stars. Very enjoyable considering they were serving in the parking lot. A lovely evening ...

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

we booked earlier in the day to show up and not have them accept our reservation

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vipFernando
Orange County
157 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and Delicious, As always!!

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ScottR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The cooked food was of poor quality.

The scallops were small and tasteless, the vegetables were poorly cooked, again no flavor. We ordered the fried rice, I have no idea how they screwed up fried rice.

We ordered some Sushi too, which was good.

I expected more for the price.
The seating was outside, which was fine.

I will wait till after Covid before going back.

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vipTese
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food was mediocre and nothing to brag about. The filet mignon was not tender (ordered medium) and the mustard sauce was so-so. I ordered a lemon drop martini and all I tasted was lemon juice and had to ask fur a side of sweet and sour juice. This was my first time dining here and I don’t think I will be back.

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Bryan
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining was clean and a great experience.

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HeatherC
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere for the family. Cocktails were excellent and the food was very good. Our kids really enjoyed it.

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vipMichaelO
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was poor.. food was kind of gross.. drinks were good

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vipDIANEE
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very disappointed in the food and service. Our food was cold and the chicken was pretty much cook to death. I explain to the waitress Asia that the chicken was dry and not good she looked at me and giggled and walked off. Our reservation was at 6:30 and we end up leaving there around 9’that’s how long it took us to get our food we waited for crappy food. This place is worst food I’ve ever ate. I get it we have COVID-19 and there’s a lot of restrictions but come on cooking a fresh chicken is not that hard . Care about your customers. I won’t be back.

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lorrainel
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

There was a terrible wind storm happening right when we arrived. It made it impossible to dine outside. They let us in, made sure we were safe and still served us an amazing meal. GREAT place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Terrible place to go. I do not recommend u til covid 19 is over.

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AliG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience1

There was outdoor dining and they had a musician playing and the noise level was deafening. We literally couldn’t even talk and the saxophone was overwhelming. We would not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I was looking forward in trying the place as it had great reviews. The experience was not what I expected. We felt rushed, the food was kind of cold and our waiter didn’t even bother to offer us final drinks knowing the bar was about to close. It was just such a rush experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Service was horrible.

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HaydeeR
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. I'm gluten free due to Celiacs and everyone was very happy to accommodate me. It was also my kids first time and they loved it. Thanks you!

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CoCo
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife here for her birthday since she's been wanting to go for the Kobe Beef. The experience was amazing and the food was well proportioned, fresh and delicious. The drinks were great also. We had the Teppanyaki experience and it was so worth it. We will definitely be back and bringing our family with us. Our waitress so kind and attentive. I cant wait for our next visit!!

FAQs

Kobe Japanese Steak House, Teppan & Sushi offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (562) 596-9969.

Kobe Japanese Steak House, Teppan & Sushi is rated 4.5 stars by 763 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.