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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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4.3

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4.2

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4.2

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4.0

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Fun (9)
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Good for Groups (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Live Music (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Casual (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Business Meals (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Authentic (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

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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·Dined on November 29, 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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·Dined on November 27, 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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·Dined on November 25, 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 19, 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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·Dined on November 10, 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 28, 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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·Dined on September 25, 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 23, 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 17, 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 28, 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 25, 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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 (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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 (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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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 16, 2016

Kobe's menu, ambience and location are ideal ! We decided on sit-down dining and enjoyed the seaweed salad, miso soup and sushi. Next time we will try the teppan grill !

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 11, 2016

Really nice and classy teppanyaki place. Their drinks were really good, my bf is really into mai tai's and he said it was perfect. The food is really good, a bit on the pricey side, but there were no leftovers and there was plenty to eat.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 25, 2016

Had a wonderful birthday celebration!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2016

We had an awesome time! Jackie is the best server. Hot Boy is the best and funniest cook, and Rachel the owner is kind, considerate and very hospitable! We will return!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 19, 2016

The ambiance used to be amazing on the Teppan chefs fun with personality. Now there is absolutely none of that the last 4 times we've been. Won't go back with a group, we will go elsewhere for more ambiance. Would recommend more for just a dinner for 2 or for a small family

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 17, 2016

I wish i knew my kobe steak was going to be $109. I loved it though.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 11, 2016

A gem of a teppan grill restaurant located in Seal Beach. If you like teppan grilling, go with the Kobe Deluxe which nets you a filet minion, a cold water lobster tail, a pound of scallops, a shrimp appetizer, and grilled veggies. All for $49.95! Come hungry, and come somewhat early. Kobe tends to get busy on Friday and Saturday evening meal times.

Try their handcrafted alcohol drinks! We enjoyed having pina coladas while we waited for our place at the teppan grill. The bartenders are kind and know what to suggest for you to get your evening started right!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Business Meals, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 8, 2016

This is the perfect place for a birthday! My friend is 96 and originally from Japan. She loved it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 23, 2016

awesome teppan chef. best ever!wish i knew his name. was there for a birthday dinner and was a great experience.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 8, 2016

Food was excellant. The chef listened to everything we requested and put on a very nice show

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 1, 2016

1st time there. Came to see Dena Perform on stage!!!!
The food was delicious. The staff was great!!!
I had s good nite!!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Our family had a wonderful time. Food and service were great.

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 (México)·Dined on June 13, 2016

It was a lot of fun. Good food, perfect order. Chef at the Teppan excellent!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 11, 2016

Love this place. It was fun, entertaining and the food was great.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 4, 2016

The wait can be long so make reservations. The service was a little slow and when we asked for something to be omitted in our food they completely forgot.
It was difficult to get drinks so you had to tell your chef.
The food is excellent, fresh and flavorful
We will go again

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 3, 2016

The cook was very lively and kept us laughing until he was done. Service was quick and we never had empty drinks.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 1, 2016

the food was good and the server was great! the Server made the meal more enjoyable. her name was "V" We would go back just to have her as our server...

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 1, 2016

Always good food!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 20, 2016

We had a really good time. We were sat right away and our drinks came quickly.
We thought the food was very good and the waiter nice.
the only problems we did have were we ordered two appraisers but only received one.
I did not notice until I got home that we were charged for both. If I would have looked at the bill sooner i would have said something.
the other problem was my son ordered steak & chicken but only got chicken.
we were not charged for the steak. we were there for his graduation so it was kind of a bummer.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 20, 2016

Two immature hostesses made the four of us stand up front for almost 15 min when the restaurant was over half empty. I inquired once about why we couldn't be seated and was told "your server is busy getting drinks for another table," which makes no sense since hostesses should do the seating. Finally their manager arrived up front and asked if we'd been helped. When I said we were waiting for seats, one hostess said rudely "You'll be seated by the time of your 6pm reservation." (We'd arrived early but the restaurant was empty) The manager recognized that as rude and told her to seat us, so she huffed off expecting us to follow. Unbelievably unprofessional. The server was ok but brought shrimp to my husband after we all specifically told her he was allergic (and shrimp wasn't even supposed to come with what he ordered, so I think the chef misread her notes). Food was just OK. The only thing that saved the night was quality time with friends we were eating with.

We live 5 min away but will never return or recommend Kobe to anyone.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 20, 2016

Did not have my reservation, and did not really try and find it. We were seated because there was no one else in the restaurant. I believe this place will be shut down soon Most of the food had no flavor, small serving sizes, and the staff did not seem that they were enjoying themselves at all.

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