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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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4.5
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4.3
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1.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Heartbroken to report that it was one of the worst food / Service experiences that I and my family have had in a very long time. I don’t like leaving bad reviews and am always happy to go out of my way to share wonderful experiences, but it was so below acceptable that I’m hoping to honestly save someone else from wasting their time, money and desire for an enjoyable evening out and end up like we did. After dinner at Kobe tonight, on the way back to our hotel, not only were we fighting as to who got to shower first (again!! Since we had already showered before dinner) but we had only wished that there was a way to rinse out our intestines as well.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Kobe was awesome, great server and chef will definitely come back!

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Check in could use a friendlier staff. Food was great but expensive. VERY loud!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Always a great time!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Fantastic as always. We love to have Hide😊

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1.0Dined on March 27, 2018

They chef served us pieces of food that fell on the dirty table. Gross!!! Messed up my order, then proceeded to overcharge for their mistake. It was only a few bucks. They corrected the bill. The crowd was not at all what I expected. The food was mediocre & way overpriced. Valet guy was great. Overall, we wouldn’t go back unfortunately. Don’t waste your time.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

One of the best Japanese hibachi restaurants I have been to. Friendly staff started at valet parking , hostess , waiter, cook and valet again when leaving. Food was very good , reasonably priced and restaurant decor is excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

It was delicious as usual, and we had interesting people at our table. It was a good night. The filet mignon melts in my mouth every time, and I love the mushrooms and zucchini and onions. The shrimp also hit the spot. Couldn’t ask for a more delicious dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

We like to bring our grandchildren here because they really enjoy the show and the food.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

It was a good meal and resturant was fine. A noisey table in our room create a lot of distraction.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Everyone enjoyed the entire experience. My steak was overdone, but our waiter, Sergio was excellent. Our cook Hide was fun & interplayed with everyone at the table

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

We had a wonderful time. Everything was excellent .....

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

room that we were seated in was too noisy. Away from other guests was too plain. We like seeing other people . Also room seemed a little crowded.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Kobe never disappoints. The food is always quality and plentiful.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Our family favorite for over 30 years. My 3 sons have grown up going to Kobe’s, love looking at the Koi fish pond and watching their highly skillful chefs prepare their meal with finess and humor. We are happy to see they now have smaller seating options so you do not need to share a table with another party. We have never had a bad meal or sushi appitisers.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

very good but too salty!
nothing else to say but than you

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2.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Not good...loud, smelly, like a poor version of Benihana

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We met our friends for a night out on a quick Palm Springs Getaway. The food was delicious and the restaurant is beautiful. It’s pricey, but par for the course for hibachi. The drinks are very reasonably priced. We had a great time.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Our chef Jonny was fantastic. Koi pond was cool. Our grandchildren always enjoy interaction dining.

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Way overbooked, had to wait a long while after arriving on time for our reservation. We were rushed to a table, rushed to place our order, rushed during the cooking and it was over. Spent over $300, just did not want to be rushed! Waitress had no personality or could care less if we were taken care of, but it was likely not her fault. The place was way overbooked and too crowded.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Everything is delicious.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We came out for our Birthdays, our cook barely said two words to us, not fun!! People next to us didn’t talk at all, thought I was at fun place!! Said it was my friends first time, very disappointed!!!

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3.0Dined on February 8, 2018

I made the reservation for the birthday of a friend. There was another person at the table (tepan table) with a birthday. The waitress "celebrated" the other birthday with cake, etc, but when I reminded her of my friends birthday, she ignored me and did NOTHING. I was very disappointed. Even the other couple told the waitress that it was my friends birthday, still NOTHING.
They also had the grill on when we arrived and left it on until after the wait staff cleaned the table. It was VERY warm sitting there for so long with grill on.

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Overall nice evening. We ordered chicken for the 3 of us, for the price chicken was grizzly & tough. Food was good except for the chicken.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

My family has been coming to the Palm Springs area for almost 30 years. For the first few years we went to Ichiban and when it closed we were so happy to find Kobes. We make it a point to come to Kobes at least once during our stay and have never had a bad meal and/or experience.

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4.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Food is great nice environment and you get to meet people and have a nice conversation

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

This is a teppanyaki grill. Those familiar with the old Beni-hana restaurants will have a good picture of Kobe, complete with chef showmanship. Our chef, Miguel, was a very capable cook and excellent showman. The restaurant also offers sushi, sashimi, and tempura dinners which are prepared in the kitchen rather than the grill. Only one basic type of steak (New York) is offered, although filet is available at a modest upcharge. Kobe's most distinguishing feature in my opinion are its country inn architecture, replete with koi pond, and some excellent examples
Japanese pottery. Food quality is very good.

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1.0Dined on January 27, 2018

It has been years since we went to Kobes we had a reservation at 7:15 and didn't get seated until after 7:30 we had 2 children and it was my 8 year old granddaughter birthday we didn't leave until 9:30 we had a hard time getting drink refilled. I thought it was cause we were not drinking alcoholic drinks? One of the managers did provide us with tempura as we sat down for the wait which was nice however it was downhill for there. we tried to make eye contact and no luck. Sad because we had such great memories of Kobes from past visits and now its not a big deal to go there anymore. Food was great and the cook was super!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a 45 minute wait that I mentioned in my last review. I am more than pleased that Jamie, a manager from Kobe’s, called me and responded to my input with care. What great customer service. She was truly concerned because that is not the way they operate. I appreciate the way it was handled and can’t wait to return now. The food is delicious, and I was happy to learn that what we had experienced before was not the norm. Thank you Jamie and Kobe’s.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Love the food! Love the chef! Great place to dine with friends! We always bring our guests here to eat!

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

We had a great meal enjoyed our night would definitely recommend

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was tasty. Just wish the fat on the chicken was trimmed off more. I got a few gross pieces. Loved the ambiance. We had a good time.

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3.0Dined on January 19, 2018

The valets were standing around the entrance smoking. They didn't even greet us as we walked past them. The place was very loud with lots of shouting.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Had a great time. Was very entertaining

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3.0Dined on January 12, 2018

This was a birthday dinner for my adult daughter, A dinner out with my wife and our 1 minor child. I have been to Kobe in Honolulu where Im from orignally and this was a first visit for our Ohana here in the desert where we all reside. My wife and I were not impressed our Daughter and son seemed to enjoy. An older. Fillipino looking woman came to say she was covering for our waitress and she was a bit abrrassive and had to check if calamari was avail for appetizer we ordered multiple ones but she was awkaward and came back to say yes and what she brought was overdone. She thankfully left us with good waitress. Our cook was not very good and seemed sloppy. He overcooked steak a bit and shrimp. Our bill was 340.00 and we tipped cook 40 dollars and staff 60. Again in Hawaii the chefs are trained trafitional and really have a more authentic Japanese feel. This was more like going to a Mongolian dinner the garlic spicy fried rice was terrible in my eyes greasy and mushy grains. The onion volcano was poorly excuted. Chefs used to be thourghly trianed in knife skills and all ours did was tap beat like music with knives and spatulas. He cracked eggs on back of spatulla no real trick in that. Messy presentation. I will not recommend this place and feel cheated for overall experience. The waitress we had was pleasant and they did remember to sing Happy Birthday but forgot to light candle and had to locate and redue. We overheard other groups get theirs done correctly but it was done and daughter enjoyed it. We only enjoyed poke appetizers my wife and I asked for a box to take home our entrees which was enjoyed by our older son who did not come. My wife and I felt weird to say anything and didnt want to upset our daughter who seldome eats out with us. She would have been upset if we had spoken up about this and we did not want to ruin. Teppan Chefs need to train properly no fry cooks with sloppy skills please.40$ tip was left in pitty. Pending review.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Went here for my birthday dinner. Had so much fun. The food was amazing and authenic. The whole table become a group that experienced the fun and interactive atmosphere. I highly recommend this restraunt for anyone who is celebrating a special occasion, or even just for dinner.

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

Everything was amazing from the Chef to the hostess!

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

We dine here often. Always a pleasure.

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4.0Dined on January 10, 2018

Since moving to general area 6.5 years ago we've driven by restaurant a zillion times and said to ourselves "one of these days let's eat there (we eat out all the time)". Excellent meal and friendly staff. Thank you very much. We will return.

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1.0Dined on January 9, 2018

The restruant was closed & we were not notified. The reservation was accepted, we drove there and the entire restruant was dark.

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