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Kobe Japanese Steak House, Teppan & Sushi

4.3
446 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Perfect For:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, American, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm
Beatles Champagne Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:00pm

LIVE MUSIC
Thursdays: 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 8:00pm - 11:30pm
Beatles Champagne Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(562) 596-9969
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ray Akao
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Private party facilities
Tired of the same old restaurants? Have a little fun with your next event! Treat your guests to a delicious and exciting Teppanyaki dinner show or enjoy an upscale dinner in our gorgeous lounge. We offer the finest in Japanese steak, sushi and seafood with a newly renovated dining menu.
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Private party contact
Events Manager: (877) 276-4102
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Catering
We cater! Call for details.
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Cross street
Seal Beach Blvd.
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Parking details
Self Parking
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Public transit
Bus stop is walking distance
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Entertainment
Kobe's brand new lounge features only the best musical acts, including Grammy award winning musicians. Our music room is all ages, so bring the whole family for a truly memorable music experience.
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Special events & promotions
Call for details.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 446 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Seated at Teppan table in old sushi bar area. Loud and dysfunctional space for guests and Chef. Waitress delivered drinks after soup and during salad. Waitress gave Teppan Chef orders backwards. Teppan Chef frustrated and reflected in poor performance. This was the first time for our Adult guests and we were seated with 2 single dads and 3 small children. Expensive and disappointing. We have dined here in the past and consistently positive review. Tonight was a disaster! Hope this is not the new trend

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Always fun, especially for the kids, to have the chefs cook in front of them and do comical tricks with the food. Food is always good . Nice way to celebrate a birthday.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I've been coming to Kobe for over a year now and have not been disappointed.
I come to enjoy the lodge experience with the Thursday night band, love it.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

We had an amazing time the chef was excellent!!! Food was good!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Everyone in my group of 14 enjoyed the experience. The chef was friendly and did a good job preparing the food.

My only suggestion is that Kobe’s should consider including a desert dish such as ice cream with the meal similar to what Benihana offers.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

It was Easter and we were able to dine with 7 in our group. We were seated promptly at 1pm. Overall good experience . However the food portions on the meat, rice and vegetables were slim for the amount of money we paid - it was full price dining during lunch for teppan. I was a bit disappointed for I have had healthier portions at other teppan dining experiences.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food is ok. Very slow in refilling the food in buffet table. Not much selection. Too noisy. Not worth it.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Birthday dinner with family. Ended up hanging out and watching the band. Great night

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The place was packed, which was great. Very difficult to hear. However, there was a live band in the bar that was great. Think their name is “Tight Ship” — definitely going back.

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2.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Food was mediocre, at best. The chicken was DRY. The soup was tasteless. The table chef was not s nearly as entertaining as other table chefs.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Every time I’ve come to Kobe steakhouse the food and the service both in the restaurant and bar are always outstanding
And in Jessica are waitress was awesome 👍🏿👍🏿

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The food was delicious! We sat at the grill/ teppan and our chef was outstanding.

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1.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We had a reservation for 7:00, the waiting area was very crowded and we were hearing other patrons complaining about their wait time and how they’d been there for more than an hour and had reservations! By 7:30 we decided to leave and go elsewhere. Love this restaurant but they need to book properly!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Always great food. Always fun and entertaining at the Teppan table.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

We had a wonderful time and the service was fantastic.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Main server didn’t seem happy to serve us. Cooks, server’s helper, busser, were great.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

As always, we had a fun dining experience

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

wife's tempura was good , but my sushi was not ..very warm, mushy

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Met some friends for dinner to check out the band. Were sat in the main DR table. Noisy with the chatter and Teppan table antics across on the other side of the restaurant. If I were at a Teppan table I'd want that entertainment so it's not a complaint. Food pretty good, portions fair. Service fair.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Great place to celebrate family events, the food is the best thing you ever have , very good and delicious.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Fast, friendly service. Really good sushi. Sat at a table instead of the teppenyaki grill. Restaurant was a bit on the loud side so conversation was a bit difficult. But overall great experience.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

My husband and I dined at Kobe for Valentine's Day & it was GREAT!! Good service, great food, & good drinks, all at a reasonable price!! What more could you ask for.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Food and service were excellent we were celebrating three birthdays on a Saturday evening and enjoyed the evening.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Kobe is always a fun meal. The chefs at the teppan tables are very funny and put on a great show.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Pretty loud with the live band. Good food, chefs were friendly

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Very standard hibachi, good food, good service.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was great! I had a reservation for 6:30 but some people in my party were running late and they let me push back my reservation. Downside, we sat through the entire meal without being served our rice or salad (everyone else at the table had theirs) We kept asking but it didnt arrive until we were completely done eating. That was a little disappointing. The Chef was great though!

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Nice place, great food presentation, however the Rice a little bit crunchy, other than that - we had a fantastic time at the Dinner table. Remember to reserve seating to dine and their is a separate reservation for the Lounge. Take care

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

So much fun and a 3 course meal for a decent price. The chef’s are so talented and the food is amazing!

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

The neighbors got together for a fun evening out at Kobe. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Everyone enjoyed the teppan grill and our food was perfectly cooked with lots of flavor. We will be back for another visit in the near future.

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5.0Dined on January 2, 2018

Our chef was very entertaining and engaging. Our other tables chef, not so much. I’m glad I got the one we got. The food was good and I liked it better than the competition.

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3.0Dined on January 2, 2018

My date and I both got the lobster & filet mignon. Both our food was so tough. I got my meet medium well, and I could barely cut it. My date got medium and he was having trouble as well. The lobster was very chewy... I’m sure this place is usually amazing, but it just wasn’t our night I guess. The waitress was so amazing and nice though!!!

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1.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We did not even get a chance to be seated. We went on New Years Eve and had a 7:30 reservation. Upon arrival we checked in early and discovered that they were so overbooked that by 8:15pm they had not yet seated the 7pm reservations. The front area of the restaurant was total chaos. There were numerous parties complaining at the front desk and the poor girl at checkin really had no answers. The manager did come out to try to deal with angry people but didn’t really help. We left without eating and had wonderful meal at The Olive Pit in Huntington Beach.

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1.0Dined on December 31, 2017

I had reservations at 7pm on New Year's Eve. They must have overbooked, because there was an average wait of over an hour for your reservation. We waited over an hour. People with 7:30pm reservations were seated before us. Attempts to speak to the hostesses and/or a manager were frustrating. The manager actually walked away from me in the middle of my sentence twice! There were no discounts on our bill. As I was walking out, I received a coupon for $20 off our next visit (really?) WITH an expiration date of six months out (REALLY?). This was a horrible experience with them.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Enjoyed the evening, we were celebrating our daughters 19th Birthday. She had a great time which made us all happy.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

The food was great! The service was very helpful with recommendations. Everyone around us seemed to be having a pleasant time. I recommend this restaurant highly. We will be returning.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Very nice environment. Friendly staff. GREAT meal, lots of food, large portions. Steak was juicy and tender. Teppan style was very entertaining. Will go again, and again.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve dinner

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Had the vegetarian hibachi and it was great! Friendly staff and everyone had a great time. Entertaining for the kids. Great for Japanese food or sushi everyday, or for a special occasion. Would recommend reservations.

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4.0Dined on December 14, 2017

The was very good as it always is. I like the sushi option with the teppanyaki. The chefs are very entertaining and the staff is always friendly and helpful.

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