Kobe An - LoHi

4.8
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Welcome to Kobe An LoHi. In addition to a full sushi and izakaya menu, our signature dish of “shabu shabu” is a traditional Japanese-style hot-pot meal. The phrase “shabu, shabu” means “swish, swish” for the custom nature of cooking this dish. We're not your typical hot-pot or fondue restaurant. Our "Shabu Shabu" style transports you across time and cultures to immerse you in a deliciously fresh and evocative world. Enjoy the skills of our chefs and bar staff as they complement this gastronomy of the past with quality sushi, crafted cocktails and small plates with a modern twist. In our beautiful dining room , or under Japanese lanterns on our patio, come savor not only the food - come savor the swish and the sushi.
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Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious, super fresh, artistic approach to Japanese fare.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We ordered a verity of sushi and the dynamite shrimp appetizer. It was all delicious. Definitely want to go back to try the 2 person bowls on the menu.

DC
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just returned from Japan and had to share the shabu shabu experience with our loved ones. The shabu shabu was delicious. The gyoza at Kobe An are unique and soooo good. Will definitely return just to have those again and the shabu shabu to remind us of our trip. Nice sake list too.

FW
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So, so impressed with the whole experience. Our server was friendly and helpful, too. The food tasted fresh, and I loved the decor. Great restaurant! I recommended shabby shabby here to several people while we were sitting there.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tonight was a bit quieter, probably because it was new year's day and we were one if two tables seated, but service was good tonight! Daisy checked on us multiple times over the course of our meal and brought us everything we needed. Definitely will return to have some more delicious Japanese hot pot.

KF
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints....One of the best in Denver, no doubt...!!!

J
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a restaurant! The patio dining was perfect two nights ago! Get the shabu shabu.. we seek it out all over the world, and this place is on point!

DS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall1food3service4ambience1

Never going back.

A
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

This experience was quite a let down. Poor service, sub-par sushi. We won't be back.

J
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great meal! Service was slow at first but honestly no complaints.

CK
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall2food5service3ambience3

Service was a little slow and menu doesn’t really tell you everything you’re paying for. I understood paying $3 for the broth and $12 for my meat, but an automatic $18 for my vegetables??? that I only picked off of?? Hate hidden prices. Other than that, service was okay and the rest of the food was pretty good. Not my first choice for shabu shabu.

Kobe An - LoHi
Responded on November 3, 2019

Our hot pots are shared meals. To start a pot for 2 it is $18. This includes vegetables, noodles, rice, and sauces. So if your vegetarian that is a pot for 2 for $18. If you like proteins you just choose which one you like, we recommend 1 per person. If each of you chose rib eye that would be $24 making the total cost $42. The miso broth is an upgrade for $3 per pot. We do not do single pots so we recommend you bring a friend, although many do order a pot to themselves and take some home

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KF
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place...food is delicious, the service is excellent...!!!

M
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

The waitress spilled a whole tray of miso soup onto our table and onto my two grandsons on that side of the table. One was quite wet. The waitress apologized several times, but the manager never did come over to make sure no one was burned, or if he could do anything to make up for a poor experience. No one WAS injured, just so very poorly handled. It seemed like it was a joke to them. They laughed about it several times. I had plans to take them to the Buell Theater after dinner for their first fine arts experience, and my poor grandsons had to go wet in their nice clothes. I think the miso soup will wash out, but it was DEFINITELY not the experience that I had envisioned of the evening. Really, really poor job, Kobe An Lohi. Shame on you.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good and price and food during the happy hour time.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Unfortunately this location has gone way down hill. We were one of two tables when we arrived and it for forever for them to come to the table. We continuously had to ask for service. The food then took forever to come, waters remained empty, orders forgotten, and for the price it’s just not justifiable.

HS
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and service. Enjoyed the ambiance on the patio.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not a sushi place as advertised.

WP
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Sushi was amazing! Staff was very nice and anticipated our needs. Would definitely go back again!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So delicious! It really reminded me of the shabu shabu that I had when I was in Japan. The servers were so kind and very attentive.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food was great along with the lighting . Food came out quick along with good servers a little slow but there smiles made up for it along with positive attitudes .

NC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

lovely ambiance. shobu shobu was a fun way to dine with a group.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Pauline, best waitress ever!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing. From the diablo roll to the sukiyaki, this place nails it. My friends had the shabu shabu and I went with the sukiyaki - both are great but i prefer the taste of the sukiyaki broth. Will definitely go back

B
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our second visit to Kobe An during Restaurant Week. As expected, the restaurant was full, but our server was excellent and we enjoyed a leisurely three course meal. We were able to carry on a conversation despite every table being full, always a plus. We had shabu shabu, which was excellent. We've also eaten sushi at the bar and enjoyed a good conversation with the owner, Marco. Kobe An has the casual feel of a neighborhood restaurant, but the sophistication of great cuisine. It's become a new favorite!

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here during Denver Restaurant Week. Food was great! Fun experience. Will be back!

KB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall it was a great experience. The male server was nice and picked up on our humor quickly. I would say the restaurant was understaffed when we were there. Everyone at our table has severed tables at some point in our lives. When we first got there is was dead. But as a few tables trickled in, he was still the host, bartender, server, and buser. I know there's a fine line when it comes to correct staffing. especially before the Saturday dinner rush, but this guy was definitely over worked. Additionally, it took too long for our food to come out. The restaurant was nearly empty, but our apps too a long time and then there was a long delay for our shabu shabu. We had the cheapest ribeye. I would assume all of this food was previously chopped and prepped. I know the broth would have been as well. Then the server Brought out the veggies and broth, but had to go behind the bar to make what looked like a margarita while we waited for plates, and the ribeye. The food is fun and tasted fine. In the future it would be nice to at least see a bar tender so the server can tend to the dining side of the establishment.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was in Denver for the weekend and really wanted ramen. Booked a reservation for two and was in for a real surprise we when arrived and realized they do not have ramen, but shabu- shabu instead. We decided to stay and give it a try and boy were we glad we did! The food was delicious and the bottle of red wasn’t half bad either! We left pleasantly surprised and totally stuffed!

MT
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Delicious Shabu Shabu, mediocre service. I've had plenty of shabu shabu and it did not disappoint on a cold winter night. Our server misunderstood us and forgot to write down a drink order, and also charged for a $5 add on fee for rice & miso soup when I said I didn't want it. I think she was new and couldn't understand us over the music/noise and English wasn't her first language.

AG
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Kobe An, so much so that I almost don't want the secret to get out. It's very close to us and such an awesome go-to for dinner.

G
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I moved to Denver 3 years ago, and Kobe An has been my go-to sushi spot since I first came across them about a year ago. I've never tried their hot pots (I never have the willpower to say no to sushi), but they look and smell amazing, not to mention a fun experience for dinner! However, I have tried almost every sushi option they have to offer and they never disappoint! Fresh and delicious every time! I also wanted to address a review that I saw on this site in regards to Kobe An's apparent lack of sashimi or nigiri options. They DO have sashimi and nigiri options to choose from and they are great! These items are on the back of the sushi menu... also, the staff has always been friendly and helpful to me. If there is any question as to what items a restaurant does or doesn't offer, I feel like you can just ask the staff. Lastly, great happy hour and a beautiful restaurant. I'm excited for you to try it!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time as always

OT
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very attentive and the food was delicious!

AO
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

The sushi was not high quality. Though they had big soups that looked great however, if you want sushi this isn’t the place to go. They did not even have nigri or sashimi to choose from which might be a pretty big red flag. The staff was nice. I wanted to warn them that the restaurant would probably not be around long. I’m sorry for the poor review.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to be back! The food on the happy hour menu was outstanding, and our service was wonderful.

AH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Service was terrible, terrible. Had to ask for our waiter at least 3 times. The waiter seemed stressed as ever and clearly handling too many tables. In fact, it seemed he was handling all the tables.

K
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love how fun the Shabu-Shabu is! The ribeye melts in your mouth. Ramen Sliders and Tuba nigiri a must !!! Can’t wait to come back.

W
New England
59 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

This is NOT the same Kobe An that is in Cherry Creek. Its ownership is different and the menu is extremely limited to Shabu Shabu, sukiyaki and a few maki rolls. The prices are quite high - the least expensive option for something with meat is $35 - $15 if you do all veggie. The smallest portion of meat is 8 oz, which I wish the waitress would have told us that we could spilt one order for 2 people, because it is just too much. You can take the leftover broth and veggies home, but they make you boil the meat before you go, so don’t plan to make a sanwhich at home with the leftover raw meat.

The neighborhood has minimal parking available and it is still in transition, making it not the best place to be walking at night.

For a better deal and more personality, stick the the Highlands. Better yet, for authentic Japonese at a more reasonable price, try the original Kobe An in Cherry Creek.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it as usual

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Food is always spectacular here. Service is always pretty crappy. Get them to get you everything you need and extra drinks. It may be 10-20 minutes before they come to your table again. I love the place, just wish any of the servers cared.

C
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the girlfriends birthday. Very mellow crowd on a Tuesday evening, to be expected. Service was very attentive, cheerful, and simply added to the experience. The restaurant had excellent appetizers, great sushi, good list of sake, and many other food options I was curious on trying at some point. I will definitely go back in the warmer months as they look like they have a great patio. This is a great spot in Lohi!