Kobe Japanese Steak House

4.6
1324 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Japanese
Here at the "KOBE", we carry on the ancient art of teppanyaki - hibachi style cooking, in authentic Japanese country-inn ambience.
The word "KOBE" suggests to the gourmet the ultimate in the finest beef, raised on delicacies, and gently massaged to perfection.

Watch as we lovingly prepare the tenderest steak, the freshest seafood, free-range chicken, and garden fresh vegetables - all before your very eyes in true Japanese style.

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4.6based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was bomb ! It always is and I’m always satisfied everytime I visit. Thankyou

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CyndiB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Our bill was over $800 combined and for that amount I feel to celebrate my sons 16th birthday should have had more showmanship and cooking skill. The chef wasn’t very engaging or attempt conversation .

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TrevK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, welcoming and entertaining. It never disappoints.

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SoheilS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to enjoy a night out and have high quality steaks.

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John
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our chef could have been more interactive w the customers around the table and perform more tricks.

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TerryT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I’ve been going to Kobe for 20 years and it’s always been a nice special night. However, I was disappointed with this trip. They seem to be pairing the portions and variety down. I ordered the steak and prawns and it used to come with egg fried rice, now just a bowl of sticky rice. Also, they have changed their sauces which I was not a fan of.

I was also VERY concerned about their covid practices, they have plexiglass between ‘groups’ of people but I’m convinced that most of the people there were not from the same household...6 young men sat at our table. I understand that these are different times, but when I see most restaurants literally taking out half of their tables to make sure customers can physically distance and then compare to the meagre changes Kobe has made, I felt unsafe most of the night.

There were four of us, two beers in total and one was a vegetarian meal and the bill was $270.00. For that kind of money, you should expect good portions and a safe environment.

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Dave
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! Made my Girlfriends birthday extra special by singing Happy Birthday to her with a sparkler in the dessert......did not even ask them to do anything!

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Rick
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to bring family and friends. Chef was excellent.

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CherO
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun, delicious, entertaining dinner out! The chef was funny and delightful and the food was delicious- great cocktail and wine selection. We were super full as all the dinners include an ice cream dessert. I definitely recommend the maitai cocktail, the ultimate dinner sampler, and the mocha ice cream pie!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Steak was very dry, if it would have been little juicy would have made a big difference same thing was with teriyaki chicken rest everything was good. Definitely will go there again.

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Lysha
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was amazing. The only exception was that we felt there were too many people, with people seated too close to us in the dining room with only a short plastic screen separating us. Upon entry we didn't feel as comfortable as we had hoped.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

My experience during covid was different , I noticed portions were less , especially vegetables and shrimp ( appetizer part ), and once it was done they started cleaning and you felt like u had to leave right away, it was a bit quick comparing my experience from before pandemic !!

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CorinnaS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dinner and actually stayed in the lounge downstairs after.
It was nice so nice to be back!
Great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!! Al is the best cook you have

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. It was our first time there and it was amazing and a great experience. Everyone was friendly and the food was amazing

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Twinks
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a great time! Staff accidentally spilled some gravy on my fiancé’s foot but they were quite apologetic. We just laughed at the situation. I wish they would have offered to take a couple drinks off of our bill for mishap-but all good! The only comment I have was our water didn’t get refilled-wish staff was more on top of that part. Given a Saturday night, overall good times!

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JessicaB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Max our chef was great! He even got my fiancé to participate (he is very shy).

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service!

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carriem
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have had dinner many times here and keep coming back. The food is amazing. Service is awesome. Good entertainment as they cook right in front of you. Love the Green Tea ice cream. If you haven't tried their fried rice, you definitely should, and even though they tell you that one fried rice is enough for two people, that is correct, but order one for yourself so that you can bring the leftovers home!! lol

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LindsayF
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good, smaller portions but overall the experience was unlike any other.

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DioreJ
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Kobe’s for my birthday, when we came it was only us upstairs and it was a very nice and private experience. The ambience of the restaurant was very calm and quiet. All the ingredients and food was amazing. All the staff were very polite and helpful. Chef Jun was very entertaining as well.

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KimR
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overall the experience is ok. I think it is expensive for what you get but the dining experience is different as the chef does put on a show.

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SarahL
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kobes does seafood and steak perfectly everytime. Ambience of the resturaunt is fun and exciting yet still intimate. It was a perfect dinner out with my husband.

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BonitaH
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you like Japanese food, this is a great place to go. The chef makes your food in front of you. He puts on a show while making your food. He made my son’s birthday most enjoyable. We will definitely return to Kobe!

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Jpshsgsy
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was bad steak wasnt well UAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAHAH

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GaryH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not just the food but the staff makes this place awesome

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TaylorC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The downstairs staff/hosts were quite rude and talking loudly about their plans to get drunk and go to house parties against local pandemic protocols, which we weren’t impressed with. Actual staff upstairs and our hibachi chef were amazing and we greatly appreciated their service.

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vipparveens
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night

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CherylC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great meal as usual. The chef tonight was one of the better ones we had. Outgoing, friendly, made us all laugh and entertained us. Covid protocols were good with a Plexiglas screen separating different parties. The only issue was staff discouraging people from socializing around the bar area.

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Tokiri
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was too many people and no social distancing. Small space had too many people in this situation.

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AngelicaG
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very entertaing and delicious food !! The chef was really nice and took good care of us.

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Laurena
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Today is our anniversary, and our 1st time to Kobe. We looked very forward to this place and we had been excited about the dinner. However, the 1st thing disappointed us was the seating, it was very crowded especially in this covid-19 season, in the tiny room there were over 50 people, and just separated by a mobile plastic. And then when we sat down, we asked for a glass of water, I had reminded them 6 times, and the water finally arrived when we were ready to leave. It was totally poor service! Besides, the noise level is extremely high, we can barely talk! I swear I will never go back to this place and pray that I will not get covid from there!

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Chef was Max and he was absolutely amazing. I have been to Kobe’s a lot and the chef makes or breaks your overall experience. Max you are by far one of the best at Kobe’s. You interacted with everyone at the table, and your performance was amazing. The food is always extremely yummy!! I wish all chefs were more like Max. You can tell you love your job and it’s important to you that we enjoy our time there. Thank you

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PetraB
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

I wasn’t a fan of the social distancing measures in place. An 18” wide sheet of plastic is not enough to separate me from the next couple.
We were placed at the table right at the top of the stairs where everyone walks up. There is not 6 feet apart from everyone entering the restaurant. People stop at the top, some are winded from going up the stairs. Some wait & take in their surroundings That whole first table shouldn’t be open. Neither should the other opposite the hostess area. Too many people gathering & then bringing you your food!

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MatinaB
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The tip on shrimp was really yummy always have to have extra ginger sauce. Teriyaki chicken combo with steak is very good to

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our comparison was with Japanese Village in Edmonton (I think there is one in Victoria also) which is the same concept and basically the same menu (Japanese Village has a teriyaki steak, which was the only addition that I noticed) . Kobe is more than double the price, and the flavour of the food is much more bland. The dipping sauces are not nearly as good, and you do not get a salad, green tea or dessert with the meals. We also felt very rushed. We're glad we tried it, but won't be back. Not worth the high price.

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Sophie
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Good is good, unfortunately the chef did not live up to our expectations.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Guatemala
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun! Great good great service

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GINAL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Lots of fun and a great way to spend Xmas Eve with husband and kids!

JS
vipJoeS
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great but one of the best so far! Really delicious

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Kobe Japanese Steak House is rated 4.6 stars by 1324 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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