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Kobe Japanese Steak House, Vancouver, BC
Kobe Japanese Steak House, Vancouver, BC
Kobe Japanese Steak House, Vancouver, BC
Kobe Japanese Steak House, Vancouver, BC
Kobe Japanese Steak House, Vancouver, BC

Kobe Japanese Steak House

4.6
4.6
2798 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
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 34 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Steakhouse, Teppanyaki
  • 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.

What 2,798 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver

    Kid-friendly

  • Vancouver

    Good for groups

  • Vancouver

    Good for special occasions

2,798 Reviews
  1. LILMIC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fresh, quick, fun and absolutely delicious 😋

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  2. RachelK

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our chef was absolutely amazing! We had an excellent time there. thanks!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was mediocre, but you don’t go to a place like this for the food, you go for the experience. Unfortunately, that was mediocre too. The chef didn’t even arrive at our table until an hour after the reservation, which was frustrating. Definitely not a fabulous experience, especially given how overpriced it was. My 11 year old son still enjoyed it, but I wouldn’t return.

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  4. Susan

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Ridiculously loud and overpriced for what you get.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was fun but loud. Chef was not as entertaining as prior trips. Overall well worth going.

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  6. DeniseS

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The chef was fun and so skillful. It was impressive watching him make our meals in front of us. The food was delicious and the service was great. The only negative is how close they seat you next to others. There’s not really any space to move your arm to eat and no place to have a drink and a glass of water.

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  7. JoshuaE

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful experience. Our chef was talented, funny and made the entire evening very enjoyable. We will absolutely be going back next time we are in Vancouver

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  8. AileeneA

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome experience! I really enjoyed the steak and surprisingly the veggies too

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  9. Brook

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved the food and experience. So so much fun for a birthday dinner! Only issue I had was it is not easy to use the bathroom throughout dinner without inconveniencing 10 other people as exiting the table is very hard once seated. Overall such an amazing experience though will definitely be back!

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  10. RoseF

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for chef max doing great of our food and we were entertained. Somehow we dont get ice cream its our 2nd dine in this restaurant

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good and the price is quite reasonable. Our chef didn’t seem as enthusiastic as the other chefs. We ended up taking videos from the other tables.

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  12. EdisonL

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was really good, but the food was a little bland.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    For the amount we paid the food was not very good. Other restaurants have better food

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  14. LayloS

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dined in with my best friend for an occasion, we had the best time ever although we waited about 35mins for the chef to come. The food was amazing and the vibes were outstanding.

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  15. MichaelM

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always my favourite restaurant ! Never lets me down.👍

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  16. JoshuaK

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent overall experience, once again. Food is always great and our chef was highly entertaining.

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  17. Natasha

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing good and atmosphere everytime! Will definitely be back again!

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  18. CraigR

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dining experience! Celebrated a late Valentines, and our Chef was on point with the sprout heart. Will definitely return!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good was better than average. Service was good. What you would expect. Not disappointing.

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  20. RiSa

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience from being greeted to sitting down to the bill being served. Max was amazing and hilarious, gave our entire family a great time. The rest of the staff was great as well.

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  21. MaryG

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really fun night. The chef was genuinely funny and put on a great show.

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  22. Lukasm

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Everything was as expected. Meal tasted good and the cook was nice. Service was good as well. Show was good and I would probably go back. The restaurant itself is dirty. Cook top was dirty you can see all the built up grease and gunk all over the back of the cooking area where the chef stands and cooks. Clearly no one is cleaning anything but the top counter area during shifts. It’s a very bad look at the price point for a meal. The food itself is left on a cart near the cook top. They put the food low on the cart and left the cart so close to your feet if you’re sitting at a corner or edge seat. My dirty shoes were less than 6 inches from everyone’s meat and veggies. Zero thought was put into food safe. They would not move the cart when asked. They don’t change the sauce containers, only topping them up with juice jugs, this leaves old sauce that has been heat exposed in the bottom of the containers all night. This is mixing in with the fresh sauce so I’m not sure how food safe that can be? Overall the final product was nice. The service was good and the food tasted good. It’s just a very dirty place with poor food safe practises that leave me wondering what’s going on?

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Light on the vegetables. Never had a teppanyaki without a salad. Chicken, steak and seafood were great.

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  24. Brad

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very poor , expensive and the food wasn't that great . I prefer to go to other resturant than here for a 250cad meal for 2 and I wasn't even full. The set menu options are horrible

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  25. TracyW

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    My husband and I were on vacation and were looking for a nice place to go for dinner. I thought of this place because I had gone there before about 25 years ago and enjoyed it back then. No regrets trying it again. Good fast service , good food, and the chef was very entertaining. He even played a joke on me. I would recommend this place.

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  26. SoniaD

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I booked February 13th as 14th was fully booked and we wanted to celebrate valentines, it was also 2 birthday at our table, unfortunately they were just on attentions and not our valentines celebration, and we were so disappointed for this, also we did say that we are here for valentine!!! Also I ordered ultimate and my husband ordered Hibachi supreme, but I got the supreme and my husband got ultimate, and I wanted medium and my husband wanted it rare, so we got exactly opposite!!!! Another thing, my husband ordered tonic and gin, and they brought us sth different, and when we got the bill we figured out it was vodka!!!! Overall we wouldn’t expect our night to go like that, and I’m so unhappy for our valentine night🙁🙁

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  27. corinnec

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our chef York was amazing so personable and talented. The food was delicious and we even had left overs. We had a cosmopolitan which was perfect - We will definitely be back

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  28. Rain

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time going here and the food was amazing! The staff were super friendly and engaging. Definitely coming back!

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  29. AFIFEHH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every thing was amazing.Tase of the lobster was so delicious

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  30. AndreaM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was great. The food was intentional, hot and delicious!!

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  31. SteveD

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time. Great theatrics, our 6 year old loves it too.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and atmosphere never disappoints. The cocktails made the evening :)

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  33. Mike

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good as always. Had the Ultimate with a side of Tiger Prawns. Delicious! Would highly recommend.

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  34. DanM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always , great food and service. Way more fun than a regular restaurant.

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  35. MarceloK

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kobe, best Tepanyaki in Vancouver, great food, drinks and service. Its a must. The only issue is ventilation, our clothes after dinner smelled badly, but theres not much you can do about that in a Tepanyaki. Food was excellent!!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I have been here before and had a great experience but after my last visit I will not be going back. I have celiac disease and there were no gluten free items on the menu. The restaurant said they can make a gluten free version of most items. I ordered the teriyaki chicken and there was no teriyaki sauce on it (gluten free teriyaki sauce is available as I have it at home). All I had was plain chicken and vegetables with gluten free soya sauce. The restaurant informed me that was the only gluten free sauce they had for me. When I was here previously, there were many more sauce options and the food tasted good. My dinner was bland with no flavour. It was also my husbands birthday and our chef did nothing special nor did he entertain us in any way. Overall this restaurant does not have the quality of food and service as it did before. We were crammed on a table where there was no elbow space to eat properly. Easy fast way to make money is the sense I am getting from this restaurant. I will no longer be recommending to others either.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We were seated in a corner and were very uncomfortable due to a high chair that was placed in the corner, we could barely move our arms. We asked if there was another place we could sit but they said only in 3 hours. It was stuffy and very loud.

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  38. Candy

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Entertainment, liveliness, high quality ingredients and good value. Great for celebrating or getting to know someone better (business or date).

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  39. SheilaC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Other than the chicken being overcooked (Emperor's meal), it was great.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is always a great time! Can’t wait to gather the next crew and head down for delicious drinks and incredible food!

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FAQs

Kobe Japanese Steak House is rated 4.6 stars by 2798 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 34 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
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Steakhouse, Teppanyaki
  • 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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