Kobe Japanese Steak House, Teppan & Sushi

4.4
846 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
*To purchase tickets and reserve seats for our live music entertainment, please visit our website at http://kobesealbeach.com/index.php/entertainment/ .

Kobe Steakhouse is now open for dining starting at 4:30pm on Monday~Friday, and at 4pm on Saturday~Sunday. 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.

Safety precautions

Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
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CARLOS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kobe's is the best. Just keep in mind to keep having the chef's do tricks. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I use to work across the street and came here for work functions and we always had a grand time. Decided to take my bf here on our date night and we’ve made it to come here at least once a month. My favorite is the Manhattan on the Teppanyaki menu, but this last time I got the ribeye medium rare and my bf got the seared tuna and a sashimi plate to share. Everything was amazing and the show was an added plus. We love it!

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adrianw
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We had a bday party at Kobe's. The food was good but the service was poor. The front hostess was rude and not very friendly, although the front bartender was friendly. Our chef at the teppen table was disappointing. We always look forward to a bit of a show from the chef. Ours, Dennis, was way too quiet, no action nos spatula twirling, or much of anything, I would definitely not choose him. He was polite but...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s so worth the drive from Los Angeles! The food is always good and so is the service. We never have to wait long after reserved time. And my daughter loves it, she wanted to go for her 10th birthday!

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OurFavorite
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy a night at Kobe. It's always a positive experience for all of our celebrations.

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tashap
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food1service2ambience5

The live music was awesome, the food not so much!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clean and perfect ambiance for conversation and food experience ;-)

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EdmondT
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and prices in regular dining area are much more reasonable than pricey teppan

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LeslieP
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef made our birthday boy feel very special.

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JohnS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and teppan experience was entertaining.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went for my birthday be Benihana was booked and you guys didn’t disappoint! Delicious food and great service. We will definitely be back in the near future. Don’t think I can wait a whole year ;)

MJ
MommyJ
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I had an awesome night. Everything was great. We are definitely going back.

JT
JoyT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday was lit!!! To sum it up!!

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OpenTable Diner
Guam
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was great!

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PriscillaR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and delicious as ALWAYS. Our family tradition fir ever occasion now and always.

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Renee
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

waitress, cook and bartender on the night we went all outstanding! Personable, happy to be there, attentive, great group

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my sister birthday and had a blast. Staff and chefs are friendly and fun. Food is great. Make sure you make a reservation!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was great, the chef put on a great show, but the service was not. The waitress didn't come by to fill up our waters or ask if we needed anything.

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MarkM
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I dine out at least 3 times a week. I never take the time to complain unless really bad. This was pretty bad experience. We showed up 20 minutes early and they said great we will have table soon. Our table was more than an hour later and nobody said anything until I asked. The staff seemed confused. We were given a free appetizer which was fair quality at best. The restaurant is tired, outdated and not real clean. Manager on duty was trying hard and was even wrapping silverware. I assume because of labor shortage.

This was for my Birthday and I always go to Benihana's but I was told this was as nice. It was not close. Pretty disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Did have to wait to be seated half an hour after getting there for a 7:00 reservation. Restaurant and staff were primarily focused on a large business like party and getting them situated. Lack of communication with hosts and guests not part of that party was obvious, with my party and other parties that came in.

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AndreaV
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food got the the emperor A5 wagyu and it was delicious
Good ambience

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JimmyC
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, we had a great Bday celebration at Kobe’s. Love coming here.

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EmilyL
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We have dined at Kobe many, many times and this visit made us rethink our patronage. After being seated twenty minutes after our reservation time, we waited another ten minutes before a server came. We ordered drinks and our food for the replan. My husband had enough time to make a 20 minute round trip journey to pick up our daughter, and get back right as the drinks came. The chef at the replan table was lack luster, missed serving rice to a person in our party, went and got more, but it was not the same. The same chef also missed chicken for another person, went and got more, but it came out dry and unseasoned, as he rushed the cooking by covering it with a bow to speed up the process. Overall, the food lacked its normal flavor and was just salty. There was very little interaction as he was cooking and this birthday celebration was an overall disappointing experience.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

We were seated over 30 min after out reservation and they forgot to make my food at the tepenaki table. The food was ok but I was very disappointed in the overall experience.

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RobertC
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We made a reservation for 8:00 PM and they obviously overbooked. We did not get seated until 8:40 PM and they made no apologies and offered nothing complimentary to offset the wait. The restaurant was dirty; scraps of food on the floor and the tile was sticky. When we were finally seated, the server did his best to take our order but it took another 20 minutes to get our drinks. To make a bad situation worse, they started to do "close cleaning" on the grills next to us while we were still dining! The strong, foul odor of cleaning products was overwhelming. Will we come back? Never. Not even for free!

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EmilyW
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Horrible wait time even with a reservation. Lip stick stains on cups.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Our server and cook were great but manager, hosts and the experience was one of the worst experiences.

This place needs to stop taking reservations if they aren’t able to accommodate, we waited an hour for a reservation at 7 and every time I asked I was rudely told there was no update. Finally sat us at the bar, which we did not request. We requested to move to which we sat for 30 min before someone asked about our drinks.
For what you pay, we deserved better…

Do yourself a favor and head over to a more established place like Benihanas there’s a reason why they’re always booked.

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LBCm
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun spot for my toddler and baby and surprisingly great food (filet mignon excellent)

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a nice family dinner for my daughter’s birthday. Everything was wonderful. Great service and good food.

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DDAY
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early for dinner on Thursday, November 25, 2021. We were seated early as well. Staff were very friendly and made us feel welcome. The food and drinks were wonderful. Our cook went out of his way to have a conversation with us. He didn’t rush to prepare our meals. Our server checked in on us a number of times throughout the evening. We would recommend this Kobe Japanese Steakhouse.

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NELAF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our experience. We will be back soon. The food was absolutely delicious.

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William
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible dinner, terrible service. I was really disappointed

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Reina
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple great food and atmosphere. Make reservations though or you will be waiting a long tim.

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CarolsueH
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Very dissapointed with the price and food. I ordered a house salad (pricy and aweful) calimari (very pricy but hardly any calimari) and a sushi roll (pretty good). For a resturant that is pricy I expect a REALLY GOOD salad. Not and small bowl of iceberg lettice one cucumber and tomato.

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Dottie
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, live entertainment (great) & not to mention, food is excellent.

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SaraM
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive to my vegetarian diet with dinner options

DB
DavidB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is delicious and an excellent value. We go there for a fun night out.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated my 10 year anniversary here. Didn’t want to do teppanyaki so we settled for dining which was easier to reserve a table. Service is as great and took care of us the entire time. Food was delicious and moderately expensive. Little loud from the customers who ordered teppanyaki, but could still hear ourselves talk.

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TaylorM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinners here all always great.

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vipjajajass
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food is always good and they do a nice job catering to the kiddos. The place is a tad dated, but it certainly gets the job done!

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 4.4 stars by 846 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.