Kings of Kobe - The Burger & Hot Dog Monarchy

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33 reviews
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Kings of Kobe is a small and fun casual service restaurant serving some of the best burgers and hot dogs in NYC, great snacks, and local craft beer.

You order at the counter and we bring everything to you.

About:

"I would eat this all the time" -INSIDER food

Nothing represents the American childhood more than hot dogs and burgers; they are the essence of the American social experience. No matter what your political views or social status, everyone enjoys great burger or hot dog.

Kings of Kobe was created to honor that social experience through an enhanced culinary experience suitable for the NYC lifestyle. We aim to have your culinary journey be substantially more intriguing and diverse by using high quality and all-natural American Wagyu beef and specialty condiments.

Kings of Kobe is now open for breakfast with a selection of egg sandwiches and morning favorites!
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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We weren’t sure what to expect, but the food was phenomenal! Everyone agreed it was the best burgers we’ve ever had

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S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It's really just a lunch counter, but the burgers are delicious!

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SS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

GREAT BURGERS BEST FF AND RINGS
GREAT SERVICE WILL GO AGAIN

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredible.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas Day dinner

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A shopping trip to NYC for the day and we wanted a good midtown lunch spot that wasn’t touristy or took too much time but was quality... THIS PLACE IS THE BEST! The food was hot and cooked perfectly! The timing was just right, staff was super friendly and the ambiance was cozy but also pleasantly private enough to have a conversation without everyone hearing our business. We reserved a table on this app and it was saved for us when we got there! Don’t be spooked by the size, this place is a gem and we will be back next time we come to NYC!!!! Outstanding!!!!

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D
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Great burger just very expensive. $57 for two burgers and a can of wine.

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MB
London
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent burgers and hot dogs

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ER
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Burgers were very good. Fries portions (especially chili fries) are very generous.
Place is quite small so be prepared to wait unless you make reservation and then it will be minimal or if you go before 6pm. Only complaint is restroom is practically in kitchen and very small, so small that there is no sink so you would need to wash hands in sink behind counter or kitchen .

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Ottimo hamburger in un posto molto informale, con pochi tavoli e atmosfera da bar di quartiere. Non c’è servizio ai tavoli.

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I
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A pleasant surprise. Service is fantastic. There isn’t much seating, but diners move quickly. It’s best to secure a reservation through open table although not necessary. All of it is good. Try everything.

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New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

This is not the type of dinner stop for us but I can see how it might be fun for a younger crowd or a quick burger for lunch. The burgers and ingredients and are fresh and very good.

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OT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was spot on

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CT
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The burgers were VERY good, some of the tastiest burgers I’ve ever had. Onion rings were also delicious. It’s a small place but we went late and got seats at the open windows. Service was great and we were checked on multiple times. Food was delicious, would go again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I went into the city just for a bite to eat and walk around. I made a reservation at Kings of Kobe and had no idea what to expect... it was perfect! The guys behind the counter were so kind and not only was the food affordable, but delicious! We ran late and had to push back our reservation and it was not a problem, we had a table waiting for us! Truly a great experience, we will definitely be back.

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A
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and attentive service. Would eat there again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing burgers and fries with a nice touch!
The best we have eaten in NY so far!

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DP
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the Monarch Hotdog and it was just as delicious as its description with their signature creamy coleslaw and bacon bits. The dog had a great snap to it, juicy and all around tasty! Service was awesome!

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EL
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I ate here on a trip to NYC and I am super happy that I found this place. I have recommended it to everyone who is going. It's a small place, but the food was awesome. I will definitely go again.

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent Burger! I will come back next time I’m in NYC

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PP
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

If you like burrata, order the Better than Caesar burger and for side Sweet Potato Tots with spicy maple aioli , is divine. Make sure to book a table because the place is so, so small...

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M
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite burger and hot dog restaurant and there are lots of them. Their delivery service is great too.

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AM
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food......just great overall!

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p
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great burgers, the meat was absolutely delicious. I highly recommend it!

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SS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Un sitio especial y único para degustar los famosos hot dogs de NYC. Atención impecable y comida deliciosa.

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M
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Kings of Kobe is great - super friendly staff. Place your order at the counter and then it's brought out to you, seating is limited so if you make a reservation they will hold a table for you. Everyone loved their meals - good size burgers for the price and cooked to requested temp.

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New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The burgers were amazing! I got the gluten free bun and it just fell apart so if I go again I would just get a bun less burger! The sweet potato tater tots were delicious!

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SU
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small place but the food was great, and service friendly. Would happily return!

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Muy bien y delicioso!!!

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EW
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

I was expecting a bigger restaurant. Restaurant was very cold and loud--not what we were expecting.
Burgers were good, fresh ingredients. Truffle fries were just OK...need more truffle flavor.
Mac & Cheese balls were really good.

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R
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

This is not a great sit-down place. No backs to the chairs. Burgers were OK, slightly overcooked. Not worth the >$10 price, which does not include sides.

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SK
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lady at the counter was SUPER friendly! The food was truly outstanding and I would highly recommend this place!!

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GR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best burger I had for a long time. Really tasty, not greasy at all, well prepared, tastefully presented and served with a smile and passion!! Love the place, it is a gem and I can only highly recommend it! If you want a real tasty quality burger or hotdog - this is the place to go to!!!

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