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Kobe Japanese Steak House, Teppan & Sushi

4.4
428 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Top Tags:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
  • Fun
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 428 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

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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JoseR 
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined 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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JessieC (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 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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vipDavidusc1 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 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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Showcase (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Very standard hibachi, good food, good service.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  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

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  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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vipoutandabout (Orange County)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
3.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
1.0  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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vipJNorman (San Francisco)
1.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  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.

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Jazzbuff (Los Angeles)
5.0  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.

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ROCASE (Las Vegas)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  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.

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Marc (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  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

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
3.0  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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
2.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  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)!

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