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Kobe Japanese Steak House

4.5
4.5
2100 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Japanese
Here at "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 most tender steak, the freshest seafood, free-range chicken, and garden fresh vegetables - all before your very eyes in true Japanese style.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (604) 684-2451

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Kobe can accommodate all of your special event needs.

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What 2,100 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Good for Groups

  • Vancouver

    Good for Groups

  • Vancouver

    Special Occasion

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  1. AJ

    AndreaJ

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner & a Show with amazing food! This is an excellent restaurant for the whole family or an intimate affair!
  2. A

    Anil

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Max the chef was fantastic . Made my wife very happy to spend her birthday at your restaurant.
  3. DH

    DarrenH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fun and great atmosphere with delicious food .
  4. JK

    JayK

    Edmonton

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great service! We will be back!
  5. J

    475Jenn

    Edmonton

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great chef, quality food and easy to hear other guests speaking in my group
  6. S

    Stevenv

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our chef was amazing. Funny and kind. Food was fantastic. Vibe was IMMACULATE
  7. MT

    MarkT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening for our 5th anniversary, the service was great and food was cooked perfectly
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food was amazing!! The chef was excellent ! The seating arrangement was too tight! They try to seat too many people per table which does not make it comfortable to squeeze into your table setting!!
  9. W

    Wingman

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Our chef was fantastic, entertaining. Food - was great Service - our waitress was great and kept on asking if we needed anything. She was on top of it.
  10. KC

    KaiCohan

    Vancouver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    It's a low grade Mongolian grill with Michelin Star prices. Food is poorly cooked, not seasoned and Filet steak is butchered by a sad circus act calling themselves a chef.
  11. JO

    JessiO

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sitting around a table, with others you've never met, some are celebrating something special, and some are just having dinner, yet Kobe makes it perfect for everyone. Amazing food and wonderful people!
  12. JD

    JennyD

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fresh tasting food, fun and entertaining environment !
  13. S

    Steakasaurus

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolutely amazing experience!! The staff was amazing, our chef a true professional as well as comedian! Highly recommend Kobe!!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I’m always treated like I’m coming home. Staff are amazing. Manager is amazing, and as always, Michael is the best!!!
  15. S

    Stefane

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful experience! Food, service, and ambiance were all exceptional.
  16. HA

    HANSJOERG

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice place for Japanese tepanski. Would go again.
  17. VG

    VeronicaG

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Kobe is more of a novelty than a great food restaurant. The steak is decent, but overpriced. Nearly all surfaces are sticky, not clean and the restaurant is quite dark.... maybe on purpose.
  18. IM

    InaM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing experience! The food was really tasty and it's very entertaining.
  19. FB

    FrankyBear

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, the waitresses were very attentive and genuinely friendly. Loved them all! Will come back again many times :)
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for kids birthday celebration!
  21. RH

    RaiH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Pretty pricey for what you get but overall service was good and nice ambience for kids.
  22. LT

    LindsayT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as per usual
  23. JT

    JamesT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed service there. Also really appreciate the complimentary icecream from them.
  24. BR

    BrandonR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time there . A+ best place for great food . Great staff . Highly recommended
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    A fun experience, food is great! Tasty and lots of it! We will come back!
  26. MY

    MarkY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good chef and delish foodies... All workers very pleasant.. Overall , We will give 101 percent!!!! We definitely come back there together with my whole family.
  27. DR

    DebR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great except paying an extra $20 to split a meal but was shorted desert and paid for appetizer shrimp for my self and son but it was given to our other guest. Normally have left overs but my plate was empty.
  28. m

    mariam

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  29. KP

    KimP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Chef’s aren’t as entertaining as before covid. They literally just cook your food and that’s it. Not much interaction, jokes, entertainment anymore. The food was not as tender as before. Maybe they overcooked it a little, or the quality is less, not sure which. Used to go here all the time before covid and all the meats they cook would melt in your mouth, lobster, scallops, steak, shrimp. This time it is a chewy and dry, especially the lobster and shrimp. Steak was still pretty good. Used to highly recommended to everyone I know…now it’s just going to be a back burner restaurant.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Found the chef not to be as entertaining as in previous visits. Steak was not cooked as requested. And the staff seemed to be in a hurry to get us out of the restaurant
  31. JS

    JohnS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Seating is too tight, crowded feeling at the table and with surrounding tables. Food OK, expected better considering the price point. Minimal intervention of our chef at the table, seen much better. Cannot recommend to a friend considering ambiance and price. Friendly personnel
  32. JC

    JenniferC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We had a reservation for 5:30 and knew what we were ordering coming into the restaurant. Unfortunately it took 45 minutes to even start preparing our meal because another party joined our table after us and took a long time to decide what to order. So keep in mind that it may take awhile to get your meal here but it will be worth the wait. There was a kids birthday party going on on the upper floor that was extremely loud as well with kids constantly yelling and chanting. Overall though we love this restaurant and will definitely be back again.
  33. GL

    GLENM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    IF YOU DONT WANT YOUR FOOD WELL DONE MAKE SURE YOU STRESS WITH CHEF
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    I’m from Vancouver and I’ve passed by this place so many times. A last minute search on open table brought my family here. How bad can a downtown Vancouver restaurant be? Right? Upon entering, the ambient was great. We were asked to sit down. More people arrived. One group was walk-in as I overheard the waitress question the amount of people waiting. Eventually someone with a clipboard came to collect each group and led us all upstairs. It felt like we were on a tour. When we reached the top of the stairs, some of us started coughing as there was an overwhelming amount of oil fumes in the air. I was in shock by the amount of people cramped together in this unbreathable space. Wow! The ventilation is a total fail! Next was worse, we were led passed that room in single file and into an even more cramped space. I was shocked that all of those people waiting with us are to sit at the same table! (In hindsight, I should have left right there leaving my $20 reservation deposit) Everyone sat down in shock and disgust. I’m now touching elbow to shoulder with a stranger. We saw the food they were making in the other room and we already know it was not going to be a good dinner. At this point, we just wanted to get this over with and leave for oxygen. The food was of the cheapest quality. The beef was tough and bland, chicken dry and hard to swallow. The shrimp not fresh and rubbery but still better than the chicken. The onion, zucchini, and mushroom veggie mix was great though. The rice is not Japanese rice and the sauces were not typical Japanese sauce. Overall, the staffs were all great. Our chef was entertaining. I feel bad for them for having to work in this carcinogenic condition. The owner is not very ethical. American owned. Nothing about this place is Japanese nor Canadian. I would hate to think all the tourists coming here thinks this is the norm for Vancouver.
  35. N

    Nicoline

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The service was great. Our chef was very engaging and energetic although the lobster, scallops, and shrimp were slightly over cooked - but the wagyu steak was a perfect medium rare. The cloud nine drink is an absolute winner.
  36. SS

    SeattleSheri

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at Kobe celebrating my husband's birthday. The food was great! I especially recommend the steak!
  37. L

    Lemons

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    It was underwhelming. The food was good, but some items were too salty eg: bean sprouts. Service was slow. We waited a long time to be seated, and afterwards it took forever for the waitress to take our orders. We were also asked 3 times to move seats. Our chef didn’t display a show, he just cooked the food in front of us. We were expecting more of a performance.
  38. TK

    TinaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quite literally the best food me and my friends have ever had!! Amazing service, our Chef Max was wonderful, cooked our food to perfection, and put on a show. He was even extra nice to the people beside us who were being rude, he kept up his amazing attitude, through other peoples negativity. We will be coming back here every time we are in Vancouver. Thank you so much
  39. c

    chiachia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall1food4service2ambience1
    Terrible dining environment Whole restaurant like smoke chamber. Food is fresh won’t recommended this restaurant
  40. CH

    CalebH

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great meal as always! Some of the best food we ever eat and it always impresses. Only complaint was how cramped they pack people in there now since Covid protocols ended… Probably 15 people at a table that comfortably seats 8. Oh well, they have to do what they have to do.

FAQs

Kobe Japanese Steak House is rated 4.5 stars by 2100 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Kobe Japanese Steak House

(604) 684-2451, 1042 Alberni Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 1A3

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Phone number

    (604) 684-2451

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Kobe can accommodate all of your special event needs.

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