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Happowadano, Kitaazumi-gun, Hakuba-mura 399-9301, Nagano Prefecture
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+81 261-72-5382
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hot tip: make sure to book around 3 days in advance. This is a beautiful, tiny family run restaurant with authentic Japanese hot pot. They had sashimi on offer which we enjoyed for entrée. We ordered 3 hot pots for 9 people with vegetables, meat and seafood. The spicy Chinese hot pot really cleared the nose and the mild hot... More 

Thank Ellie C
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Second time at Kobeya. Excellent service - a shuttle came to pick us up for the meal and dropped us home! Food was excellent - a bit pricey but worth every dollar as beef just melts in mouth. We also tried seafood and chicken meals and sashimi. Thank you for a great night!

Thank TinkerC16
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

The beef is awesome, must admit! The vegetables and dessert included in the dinner menu are a joke. A few pieces of potato& carrot and a tiny ball of ice cream.

Thank Sebastian K
Australind, Australia
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102 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

It was almost 2 years since we returned here However, the restaurant experience this time was totally disastrous. Waiters would split drinks, drop glasses, mixed up orders etc Finally, non BBQ food were not cooked well. The hostess was rude and defensive. I will not recommend it anymore. Sad! Hope owner or new owner how bad she is ruining this... More 

Thank Ladytraveljournal
Hong Kong, China
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Firstly, this is my third time coming to here However, we are so disappointed with the waiters did not warn us on over ordering We have a group of 18; but the food was sufficient for easily over 50 people. Finally, every time we came in the past the restaurant would provide shuttle as advertise. But sadly this time; the... More 

Thank Eric c
Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

We've been here in the past and enjoyed it so much we went twice in three nights at Wadono this time. It has changed a bit, in that most of the staff are English-speaking foreigners so it doesn't feel quite like the real thing. But they ARE great staff. Friendly and genuinely helpful, and work in well with the Japanese... More 

Thank SMH55
Sydney, Australia
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87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

If you're up for a tasty night out and are happy to spend a bit of money on it, Kobeya serves up a great wagyu beef that you cook on open fire. Set in Wadano near Sakka Base Mountain, this restaurant caters to groups and couples... Expect it to be smokey - after all, you are cooking beef on an... More 

Thank ReedyKappa
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

If you're happy to pay between $250/kg and $600/kg for some fatty raw beef you have to cook yourself with chunks of thick cut vegetables, then you might not be so happy to be over-charged for meals & drinks you did not order, slipped discretely into big table bills, or you may also not be so happy to have to... More 

Thank GregHepple
Madrid, Spain
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

A group of us ate here last night and enjoyed a very sumptuous meal. We did yakiniku (two types of wagyu, chicken, seafood platter and vegetables) and loved it. The staff were great and helped to make the meal one of our favourite here.

Thank Marcus d
Ogasawara-shoto, Japan
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357 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

Our group got double charged for several items! We chatted with the owners about it before leaving and wanted to double check with our kids, who'd left early to play in the snow, about what they'd ordered/received. The following morning, after confirming with our young teenaged boys that they had only ordered 2 of the items in question - we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Barbecue, Asian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Happowadano, Kitaazumi-gun, Hakuba-mura 399-9301, Nagano Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Nagano Prefecture  >  Kitaazumi-gun  >  Hakuba-mura
  • Phone Number: +81 261-72-5382

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?