Kobe Japanese Steak House, Teppan & Sushi

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$30 and under
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Japanese
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. Our lounge is strictly 21 and over with live music offered Thursday through Saturday evenings!
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AW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

This is the second time I've made an appt well in advance and was faced with a wait time upon arrival. Our party of 2 had a 6pm reservation and wasn't seated at a teppan grill until 6:50pm. The service (both server and teppan chef) were top notch. The food was delicious, but very pricey- $14-$17 for sushi rolls and $3 to upgrade from steamed rice to fried rice which I thought was excessive. Aside from the long wait (even with a reservation) and prices, I'd recommend this restaurant.

MR
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. My 6 year old son loves the show and the food!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great cook and the food was fabulous! The band was a bit loud, but it was still a great family Valentine’s dinner!

j
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bright my girlfriend and her daughter here for Valentine’s Day and Kobe Steakhouse didn’t disappoint. Top chefs and quality food prepared with a show, made the night for us all.

MP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We go completely for the experience. The food is just okay. Overpriced for what it is, but again, we pay for the experience.

AR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate Valentine's day, great service, food, and good price. This is a great place for couples or groups.

AL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun place with great food! So glad my husband loves it just as much as I do!

GE
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

When we arrived we were told they were closed, I had to show I made a reservation, so they discussed it among themselves and decided to seat us. Food was good, people were nice. The bathroom? Oh god, maybe it was a disaster because they were supposed to be closed ?

TP
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! We have avocado allergies and they always remember and never mess it up ;!

SC
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience. Great tasting food in a fun active environment. Couldn’t have asked for a better place to celebrate a birthday!

CJ
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That was our first time what a wonderful experience we can't wait to come back

FW
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service1ambience3

We had a reservation at 6 pm, an hour later we still had not been seated. When I approached the reservations desk, the lady was so rude and got upset because I asked her why we still hadn’t been seated specially because we had a reservation and an hour later there was still no sign of us getting any closer to being seated. The food was good but with the rude front of the house it just ruined everything. Will never go here again. I don’t need to be treated badly just because I’m asking why we haven’t been seated yet after still waiting an hour after our reservation time. Worst experience ever!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!

ET
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood tempura platter was big and delicious

RM
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Kobe. The food is delicious and tasty. Always get the fried rice there. The cooktop food is a enough to split. The $6 split charge includes soup n salad.

M
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

I felt that our waitress wasn’t very attentive and some of the food items ran out and weren’t refilled timely.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Kobe ever. Kobe from Japan

j
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

the service was excellent, she was very attentive, the food was inconsistent and the chef forgot the calamari until everything was cooked.

PS
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Seared pepper tuna was good, main course not so much! Chilean sea bass nor the butter New York was good enough to finish!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had reservations for 730 and we were seated right away. Everyone (party of 5) thought the food was amazing! Wish the chef was more animated and the noise was extremely loud

FC
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kobe is one of our all time favorite restaurants. We always go there for date night and celebrations.

RD
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit. Good food, good service. We will be back!

T
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kobe’s is my go to for a special occasions or celebrations. Looking forward to more opportunity’s to go this year.

PR
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

We had a 7:00pm reso for New Year’s eve. After waiting for 40 minutes (while sitting on a cold granite planter edge because the bar was packed) we asked when we might be seated (and we didn’t ask for the tappan grill, just a table for two). They had no idea when they would have a table.

Yes, we know it was NY’s eve...but they totally mismanaged the evening and were letting people in without reso’s in between folks who didn’t (that’s why they were so far behind). There were still people waiting from 6:30 when we left at 7:40!

We left without so much as an apology. It was our first attempt at eating there and won’t try again.

L
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was the evening of 12/31 and the restaurant was very busy and crowded. The service was good, considering the conditions, but the ambiance was overshadowed by the noise level.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Made a 6pm reservation, wasn’t seated until almost 7 pm. Worse they sat us in the bar area, which was very loud so we weren’t able to have any type of conversation.

I know it was NYE but they were WAY over booked and it looked like every reservation waited at least 45min to be sat.

SM
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent as usual.
A lot of noise due to many parties.
Service was slow as usual.
Also, we had reservations and even then had to wait over 12 minutes to be seated.

SC
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We were pleased to find Kobe was open Christmas Day. The food was great and a good time was had by all.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Had reservations but still had to wait 30 additional minutes to get seated.
Everything else was good.

CH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was superb! We had reservations at 7pm, were seated at approx 7:45, and at about 8:15 a server came for our drink orders. After she got to us the service was exceptionally good.

If it weren't for her and the other waitstaff my rating would be significantly lower.

HB
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

They were able to add two more people to our reservation, which we appreciated. The teppan chef was just ok...not as animated and interactive as others I've seen. The food was very good. It was VERY noisey!!! Made it hard to converse.

S
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It is normally better than this. The food was not quite a good as normal but still good. Hopefully this was a one time thing.

CM
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Kobe is a great place for any occasion. We went for my birthday and the food was excellent. The only complaint I have is the chefs need to understand no means no. Our chef wanted us to catch zucchini pieces with our mouths. My adult son with autism repeatedly said no and the chef tossed it to him anyway. My son sat there, letting the zucchini hit him and fall to the ground, only to have people at the table call him stubborn and stare at him. No means no for a reason.

T
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome awesome awesome

D
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner and watching it get prepared met some great people it was my boyfriends birthday

C
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

The food had no flavor , the waitress rolled her eyes when we asked for teriyaki sauce , and the cook did not cook the rice all the way and did not use salt or pepper on the food .

MR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The food selection was small and not good.. Food Items did not have labels in front so you had to lift open every thing to see what it was and some things I still couldn’t Recognize . A lot of the items that were promised on the menu were not there. It was not a variety of choices for different pallets the champagne was too dry. However the wait staff provided excellent service. I don’t see myself going back or recommending this brunch. .

BM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The ambiance was fantastic, the music, as well as the chef. The food was pretty good.

A
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! Rachael is a great manager ! Thank you 🥰

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice restaurant good Teppan Grill.
Chef is the best I saw.

Thanks
Arnaud