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About Kobe Japanese Steak House, Teppan & Sushi

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!

3001 Old Ranch Pkwy
Seal Beach, CA 90740
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, American, Sushi

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

Cross Street:
Seal Beach Blvd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(562) 596-9969

Website:
http://www.kobebistro.com/

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.

Catering:
We cater! Call for details.

Parking Details:
Self Parking

Public Transit:
Bus stop is walking distance

Executive Chef:
Ray Akao

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.

Private Party Contact:
Events Manager: (877) 276-4102

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Call for details.

Kobe Japanese Steak House, Teppan & Sushi Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (17)
Good for Groups (10)
Fun (9)
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Good for Anniversaries (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Live Music (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Business Meals (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Authentic (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Lunch (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Casual (1)
Cozy (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Authentic, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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·Dined 7 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Very standard hibachi, good food, good service.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 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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 (Orange County)·Dined 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

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Live Music, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 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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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 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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 (Orange County)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined 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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 (Orange County)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Cozy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve dinner

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Yum yum the tepan chef is amazing! Hands down the funniest and best chef's I have ever had.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food was overcooked. I ordered swordfish and it was very well done. It was tough to eat. Also, my husband's steak was overcooked after he had requested it medium rare. The live band was excellent.

The music was a whole lot better compared to the food.

Tags: Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Everything was nice. Servers were. Ice and friendly. It is just that service was little slow. Sit down to order and to food serving was very slow

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Kid-friendly, Paleo Friendly
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was delicious, cook was great, & the waitress was very attentive.
The only thing for me and this is purely out of personal taste, Is that I like chicken in the fried rice. That is the only thing I would have changed but it's not even a big deal, the fried rice was still excellent! Thanks for the good times and great food!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The food and table service were fine; however, the hosting left much to be desired. Despite the fact that I had a reservation and arrived with my full party on time, we were made to wait about ten minutes for our table. Once we were brought into the dining room, I saw that there were plenty of tables open that could have accommodated my party. Despite the decent table service and decent food, the hosting - which is a customer’s first experience when entering s restaurant - did not set the rest of the experience up for success.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Live Music
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Very bad service. Had to flag people down for refills and check. Our waitress was MIA for most of meal. Filet mignon was chewy due to being mostly sinew. No way was it tenderloin. Scallops though were perfect and plentiful. Chef was entertaining.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Took my staff to dinner as part of our retreat. Not one complaint. Everyone enjoyed the meal and especially the staff (Mike and Jenny I believe)!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great Tepan chefs that are entertaining and funny. This setting gives you the opportunity to meet new people or just watch your food being prepared with your party. Great tasting food with a varitity of drink options to choose from. Love going to this place.

Tags: Live Music, Authentic, Disabled Access, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The cook was absolutely awesome with his show. Only one thing the steak was chewy and it was not how he cooked it!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The restaurant was extremely loud with a live band in lounge and no division between teppan room and bar. The service was not good. My father in law was served worst margarita I have ever tasted. Manager did come over and explain he was training someone new at the bar and would not charge him for the drink. We were charged for the drink. It was my son's birthday and going away to college celebration and it was disappointing. He ordered steamed rice instead of fried and had to remind server several times to bring. He finally got it after we were all done eating. Even the chef's "show" while cooking lacked substance and energy. Food was very blah for the price...not bad but nothing to write home about. Overall a very disappointing evening.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 16, 2017

It was my first time at Kobe and I will definitely go back. The service and food was good and the fact that they have a live band playing at night is another good reason to go back.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Server was unnattentive and appeared overworked. Bill was misdelivered with other tables items included twice. Manager came and apologized and tried to make amends for our experience.

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Good food, very loud music, the chef was great the server kind of rushed , been there before will be back conveniently located.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2016

We come here often for the excellent service and great food. My husband and I share the filet with shrimp. Chefs make it very entertaining .

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Classic teppanyaki. It is what you would expect at a teppanyaki. They have seats in booths were you can get Japanese food if you don't want teppanyaki, but I can't comment on it because I go there for the teppan steak and the entertaining chefs.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 19, 2016

Took Husband for birthday.🎁 It was great. Chef was so funny. Had a great time with other folks sitting around us. Laugh so much. Food was so good. Had enough to take home. Can't wait to go back again.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2016

We had a great dinner experience at the teppan cooking table. The food was delicious. Out cook did a good job of entertaining us too.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 8, 2016

First timer@ Kobe's. Food was good. Staff was friendly. Will try to reserve a seat in the bar area for the live band next time. Diffenetly will be back.

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Live Music, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 1, 2016

We dined at the teppanyaki and had a good time. We also met some new people to enjoy the fun with. The food was good but not exceptional. For two of us with tempera appetizer, tuna sashimi, dinner and only soft drinks, the bill came to $115. As I mentioned before, it was good but I'm not sure it was worth $115, plus tip, for two with no alcoholic beverages. I've been more pleased with other teppan restaurants for half the price.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 27, 2016

Very disappointed in our service. Out reservation was Tuesday night at 6:30, service was extremely slow and when we ordered our dinner in the Dining Room (not Teppan) it took over an hour to be served (Chicken Teriyaki dishes with Tempura)! One order of Tempura came out even later, well into us being finished with out dinners (even after several prompts). When we asked for our check, our server took 20 minutes to bring it to us. The most frustrating part about this is that the restaurant was nearly empty.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music, Outstanding Value, Kid-friendly
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