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Kobe Japanese Steak House

4.5
692 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
Perfect For:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Fun
  • Special Occasion

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About

Welcome!!!

Exit bustling Highway 111, pass the waterfall, cross the red footbridge over the golden koi and enter the delightful world of Japanese dining at Kobe Japanese Steak House. Experience the excitement and distinctive flavors of our authentic Japanese teppan-yaki ("iron plate cooking"), prepared right at your table by knife-wielding chefs. Located in a replica of a Japanese country inn, Kobe is best known as the home of beautiful kimono-clad servers and the most talented teppan chefs in the desert, serving the highest quality and most flavorful beef, seafood and poultry available in Southern California.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Steakhouse, Asian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday-Saturday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Early Bird Dinner: Sunday- Friday:
5:00pm-5:45pm
( Not served on Saturdays and Holiday weekends)


Bar Happy Hour: 5:00pm- 6:00pm & 8:00pm to Close
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Phone number
(760) 324-1717
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
Our chef"s Table is enclosed by three walls and offers excellent views of our Garden.
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Private party contact
Paul Goldstine: (760) 324-1717
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Frank Sinatra
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Parking details
Valet offered and Self Parking available.
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Entertainment
Experience the excitement and distinctive flavors of our authentic Japanese teppan-yaki ("iron plate cooking"), prepared right at your table by knife-wielding chefs. Located in a replica of a Japanese country inn, Kobe is best known as the home of beautiful kimono-clad servers and the most talented teppan chefs in the desert, serving the highest quality and most flavorful beef, seafood and poultry available in Southern California.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
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Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Great restaurant with great food and excellent service. The teriyaki chicken and shrimp were delicious. Try the Kobe special drink at the bar.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Great chow, awesome chef, and fast. Not sure why people cry about the noise as it’s expected given the environment. Worth the price. Lobster was mad good.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Great service fast and friendly

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

I loved the chef and server! I had a great dining experience! You

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

It was my daughters 17th birthday and my husbands 37th birthday we had a great dinner

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

My favorite restaurant in Palm Springs. Always delicious.

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4.0Dined on December 29, 2017

we waited about 15 minutes before a waitress appeared and she didn't bring part of our order and the cook was barely doing his job.....we like the cook's banter and there was none of that...disappointing for our grandchildren!

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4.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Had a wonderful experience at Kobe. When we arrived for our reservation the hostesses let us know immediately that they were running behind schedule and offered us to sit in the lounge while we waited. Alejandro at the bar was very personable and friendly, he initiated conversation and poured some fierce cocktails to hold us. When we were seated the hostess and hostess manager were super friendly and upbeat. Florida our server was diligent in refilling our drinks and our chef Alex was humorous and professional. We enjoy Kobes for our special occassions!

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Good food but service was a bit slow. Portions are generous. Very loud so don’t plan on any intimate conversations but the “show “ is good so not a lot of talking is needed!

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3.0Dined on December 24, 2017

The taste became not so good. Very oily and too salty. Used be much simpler and lighter taste but our Cheff put so much butter, salt, etc. Not taste like Japanese food any more (I am a Japanese). We used to love to go there a lot but may not return. Too bad because this was a fun restaurant w family.

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2017

We love Japanese steakhouses, so we were excited to try this one. The valet parking was a nice option and we always take advantage of that service when available. One thing, the cook was amateur in his 'fun' style with the customers. Just kept saying "whooo" constantly. No 'egg roll' or 'Choo Choo train' or 'volcano', just whoooooo. Weird, but we will return regardless of the odd chef's interaction.

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3.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Way too pricey.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

I loved Mike's joke's and kind words to everyone at our table! It was Christmas eve and my birthday was on Christmas so we brought our son & his wife and our grandson with us there and we were visiting from San Diego area there! Great food great FUN! Thanks the Sanders Family!

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Always a good time. The food is delicious and the service is great.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Everyone was very nice. The food was excellent! Haka our cook was hilarious. The place is very pretty and the pond of fish outside is very cool

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2017

Very good great food very nice service

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

The food was delicious. The only thing that disappointed me is that when we booked on Open Table, we were asked if we were celebrating anything. We said that it was our anniversary.

It was not acknowledged by the restaurant at all.

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

The food was excellent. Our entire family loves fried rice and $4.50 additional to have fried rice is excessive! For the three of us we paid an additional $13.50! This should be included with the dinner that was priced high as well. Chef was excellent but cocktail server was not. Everyone at our table had to go to the bar several times to get their own drinks because they were tired of waiting. I mentioned that it was my son's birthday when I made the reservation and they brought him a piece of cheesecake and left it in front of him--no "happy birthday song"! :-(

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5.0Dined on December 4, 2017

Always a fun place to go ...

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4.0Dined on December 3, 2017

Visit Kobe if you are ready for teppanyaki and feel like dining with new "friends" around a large iron cooking surface. Entre options are numerous and Kobe makes a special effort to prepare sides such as fried rice-- mild, spicy or with garlic, as you prefer. The proteins are beautifully presented before they are prepared before you. The sashimi menu, while limited, was very fresh for our visit---we were at Kobe's on a Sunday evening and the sashimi was terrific. Bar service is timely throughout the meal, and the carnival-like atmosphere is entertaining for children and adults alike. A very nice venue for a birthday or anniversary celebration.

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3.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was good. Noise was unbearable and unacceptable

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3.0Dined on December 2, 2017

We have been to many Kobe steak houses over the years. It is always entertaining. However, this time we were almost smoked out. 2 of our party had smoke blowing in their faces the whole time the grill was on. They hadn't been before and I'm not sure they would try again.

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3.0Dined on December 2, 2017

After all these years, we finally decided to try KOBE. It was not at all what we expected. The overall meals were over priced for what you got. And NO KOBE beef!!!

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Really enjoyed our meal. 2nd time there in a week. and we'll tell our friends and go more as we love it.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Everybody tries their best to make your evening a pleasant one.

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5.0Dined on November 27, 2017

Took our friends for the first time and they really enjoyed the meal and surroundings.

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1.0Dined on November 25, 2017

I was disappointed in the quality of food, especially with the amount of money they charge. It was the worst Japanese Steakhouse that I have ever eaten. The food was almost burnt and flavorless, even with all the soy sauce added to it. I don’t know what kind of shrimp sauce that was because it was watery and taste like wasabi. I have been to Japanese Steakhouses from FL to CA and I have never had shrimp or ginger sauce like that. Overall, it was a huge disappointment and I will never return.

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5.0Dined on November 14, 2017

Made our 25th wedding anniversary very special. Amazing ambiance enhanced by waitresses in Japanese attire. Everything was delicious and cooked to perfection. Most tender beef I've ever eaten!

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4.0Dined on November 14, 2017

Service and food was really great. We were a party of 4, they sat us in an odd place next to a party of 1 when there was enough space to sit together. Other than that, great experience.

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5.0Dined on November 13, 2017

Had a great time at Kobe’s tonight with my girlfriend and close friends! Looking forward to the next time we come here again.

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3.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Very unhappy couple!! the food was tasteless, rushed and all thrown together and we were celebrating a special occasion they sat us with a party of 14 and they were so drunk and loud ! We spent a lot of money to not be happy with the high end restaurant. we will not be returning! Disappointed ☹️

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3.0Dined on November 10, 2017

The reservation was not ready for us when we arrived and we were required to wait for 1/2 hour for our table. And they were completely unapologetic. Once we were finally seated, everything was great.

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4.0Dined on November 6, 2017

Too much salt!!

Healthy dining requires a better approach to how they can make the food taste as good with less salt especially here in the Desert where so many seniors already suffer high blood pressure etc!
Otherwise great value! Good drinks too!
Servers great!

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

I absolutely love this restaurant. I have been going to Kobe's Steak House since 1992. Food is outstanding ... And the service is great too! Even though I moved from the Coachella Valley , I still continue to make the drive from Riverside at least twice a year for my anniversary and birthday .!

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Such a hidden gem! We went early with our kid and there’s an early bird special. So much fun and a true hidden gem!

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5.0Dined on October 31, 2017

Great place

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Steak and prawns were awesome! The chef was really funny. It was quite noisy but we had fun.

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Kone’s Is as good as it was 30 years ago. And that is saying something. Took our daughter there for her birthday. We were seated at exactly the time of our reservation. The chef was very entertaining. The food was exceptional! Especially the shrimp and prawns. Just had a wonderful evening. Won’t wait so long to go back!

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5.0Dined on October 25, 2017

Girlfriends birthday. Servers and chef were all interactive and made it a rememberable experience. Food was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

If you like the Teppan dining experience, this one is an excellent choice. The only challenge is that it can be too loud for any decent conversation during dinner. JFood was delicious as always and very, very plentiful. This time we were seated early which was a lucky break since we tried unsuccessfully to get an earlier reservation.

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