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Kobe Japanese Steak House

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1042 Alberni St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1A3, Canada
+1 604-684-2451
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16:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Wed 17:00 - 21:00
Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The performance was a little lacking - no flair. No fried rice - disappointing. No tofu with the Miso soup, no starter salad. Just non of the flair of most of the other Teppanyaki places I have visited. The food was ok, but I was crowded against the chef's cart.

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Vancouver, Canada
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193 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a Friday night.Two chefs cook at the same time back to back which is too restrictive.Each chef cooks for about 8 to 10 persons.We had ordered beef & chicken and beef & shrimps.Beef which was cooked medium rare was tender and juicy, and just okay,nothing to shout about.Shrimps were likewise okay.Sauces for the beef and chicken were also... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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115 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is good food but not sure if it is worth the price tag. It is far from being authentic Japanese Teppanyaki experience. The serving is North American style. Vegetable are cut generously in size. There is no fried garlic to be served with the Wagyu beef and the fried rice. There's no fried rice cracker/chips. The tea wasn't even... More 

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KobeVancity, Customer Service at Kobe Japanese Steak House, responded to this review

Hi TravelPuggy, Thank you for your honest review. We're glad you still enjoyed the Kobe experience, and hope to see you again soon! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I love this restaurant. I have been there at least 50 times and every time I can't wait to go back. You want to visit them and build a good memory there.

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KobeVancity, Customer Service at Kobe Japanese Steak House, responded to this review

Hi Soheilink, Thank you for the lovely review and for being part of the Kobe family! We can't wait to have you back. More 

U.S.
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Service prompt and professional, very good food and entertaining cook that took care of 8 people effortlessly. Facility very welcoming with great decor. Must make reservations, very popular place.

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KobeVancity, Customer Service at Kobe Japanese Steak House, responded to this review

Hi Sailer2, Thank you for the great review! We hope to see you back soon. More 

Richmond, Canada
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1,263 reviews
1,127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Groupon again enticed us back to Kobe's with their offer of 42% off. The seating is somewhat tight upstairs. Of course most patrons visit to watch the chef's prepare their repast with a flair. The evening was somewhat entertaining but alas Kobe's has yet to learn how not to overcook their food.

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KobeVancity, Customer Service at Kobe Japanese Steak House, responded to this review

Hi Renegade225, Thank you for the honest review. We're glad you had a nice time with us! More 

Burnaby
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The staff bend over back wards to accommodate customers. The food is cooked at the table by the performance chefs. Such fun. The food is all cooked from fresh ingredients & exactly the right amount. Yummy! I'd recommend this for families, friends but not for romantic dinners as it is quite noisy. The ambience could use a bit of refreshing... More 

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KobeVancity, Customer Service at Kobe Japanese Steak House, responded to this review

Hi Sheila, Thank you for the great review! We're glad you had a nice time with us. Come back soon! More 

Kelowna
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Love the atmosphere, great service and interesting menu items. Within walking distance from many downtown hotels. Look forward to going back.

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KobeVancity, Customer Service at Kobe Japanese Steak House, responded to this review

Hi Odette, Thank you for the great review! We also look forward to have you back :) More 

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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017

It was my boyfriend's birthday and Kobe made it extremely special for us. Thank you for being so attentive, Chef Michael! I will recommend this restaurant for special occasions!

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Thank Sandy K
KobeVancity, Customer Service at Kobe Japanese Steak House, responded to this review

Thank you for your awesome review Sandy! We're so glad you and your boyfriend had such a great time with us. Chef Michael is definitely special ;) Happy birthday to your boyfriend! Hope to see you again soon :) More 

Vancouver, B.C.
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Went there with my wife who had been there before. Had an entertainment coupon so the $36 you spend for a chicken dish was "okay." This place runs like a finely tuned machine. You sit at a table of about 18. Our half of the table sat when the other half were getting their entrees. Production of throwing knives around... More 

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KobeVancity, Customer Service at Kobe Japanese Steak House, responded to this review

Hi Greg1246, Thank you for leaving such a great and honest review of your first visit to Kobe. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Japanese, Seafood, Asian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Valet Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
16:30 - 22:00
Saturday
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1042 Alberni St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1A3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-684-2451

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