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Kobe Cuisine

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Millbrook Resort | 1124 Mallaghans Road, Arrowtown 9348, New Zealand
+64 3-441 7070
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Queenstown
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After an enjoyable first visit we decided to return for a second look. On the first visit we followed the waitresses advice and placed all plates in the middle of the table for all to enjoy. This was a great way to try different flavours, however on this visit we decided to experiment with individual plates. Again the food and... More 

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Thank Michael E
MillbrookResort, Marketing Executive at Kobe Cuisine, responded to this review

Dear Michael E Thank you so much for your review of Kobe Cuisine. And thank you for coming again for a second visit! We are delighted you enjoyed it again, we look forward to the third time and beyond :) Kindest regards Nicky Sygrove Marketing Executive More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Nice dumplings, fantastic tuna, way too many salads, seems to be a trend at the moment. Good service, great wines, a little too noisy. Unusual seeing lots of non-Japanese staff/cooks in a top Japanese restaurant?

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Thank jamada2016
MillbrookResort, Marketing Executive at Kobe Cuisine, responded to this review

Dear jamada2016 Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to do so. We are pleased you enjoyed our menu, particularly the tuna :) As we are a New Zealand restaurant, our staff are not all Japanese, and we think that the differing influences and training from multi-cultural staff bring an interesting element to our... More 

Sydney, Australia
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145 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We have eaten at Japanese restaurants in Japan and worldwide on and off over the past 58 years. This was not a Japanese dining experience. Arriving at 6.00pm we ordered sparkling mineral water. That was served in a long glass and was almost flat. We ordered sashimi, prawn tempura and Teppan beef. At 6.10pm we watched the "chef" place a... More 

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Thank Winston D
MillbrookResort, Marketing Executive at Kobe Cuisine, responded to this review

Dear Winston D Thank you so much for taking the time to review Kobe. We appreciate all feedback - positive or negative - as it helps us provide a better service. I have passed on your feedback to our team and it will be discussed and processes reviewed to ensure these issues do not happen again. We are pleased to... More 

New York City, New York
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

All I can say is that we went to the same restaurant two days running. The food is excellent and the serviceable superb. It was fascinating to watch a chef from England cook like a seasoned Japanese Tapan chef. Do try it even you are not staying at the Millbrook Resort

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Thank jdeh2016
MillbrookResort, Marketing Executive at Kobe Cuisine, responded to this review

Dear jdeh2016 Thank you for your great review! We appreciate the feedback and I will pass on this to our team, they will be so pleased :) As you know there is a lot of preparation and skill to cooking Japanese Cuisine so its wonderful you noticed all their hard work. We hope you can visit us again. Kindest regards... More 

Waitara, New Zealand
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110 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I loved the Japanese food the service and the atmosphere.We chose well and got delightful meal from top chefs. If near this area you really would love a meal here. My Daughters birthday so they gave us a plate with Happy birthday on it and some sweets [Japanese] I would love to go back just for another meal.

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Thank LAURANIC287
MillbrookResort, Marketing Executive at Kobe Cuisine, responded to this review

Dear Lauranic287 Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed it so much and are keen to return! We think its a bit of a gem too - and with complimentary shuttles from Queenstown or Arrowtown its a great option for families to come enjoy with their children (who all seem to LOVE sushi don't they!)... More 

Queenstown
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Kobe offers excellence in Japanese cuisine - fresh flavours with a unique style of presentation. Go for the 'shared dish' option if you wish to try a variety of plates with your guests; alternatively if you cant bear the thought of sharing your yummy food with anyone else you can go it alone. Either way you will not be disappointed.

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Thank Michael E
MillbrookResort, Marketing Executive at Kobe Cuisine, responded to this review

Dear Michael E Thank you for your great review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your meal with us. You are right.. it can be hard to share once you see some of these dishes! My favourite is Kani Tempura - soft shell crab.. wayy too good to share! We hope to see you again soon. Nicky Sygrove Marketing Executive More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Kobe Cuisine has become our favourite restaurant in our neighbourhood. Arrowtown has many great places to eat but Kobe is always our number one choice. The staff are very well trained and totally professional, with excellent food. We can recommend all the dishes on the menu (we have tired most of them)! If you live in the Arrowtown area you... More 

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Thank Sandi572014
MillbrookResort, Marketing Executive at Kobe Cuisine, responded to this review

Dear Sandi572014 Thank you so much for your review. You are right - people in Arrowtown can forget that Kobe is a great option, especially with the free shuttle! We are so thrilled with the great restaurants in town that Kobe is your number 1. Long may it continue! We look forward to your next visit :) Nicky Sygrove Marketing... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This was amazing the staff were more than attentive - but not annoying. There were aware that I was gluten free and catered towards that wonderfully. The food was divine. Definitely a place to visit and enjoy.

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Thank pennybell123
MillbrookResort, Marketing Executive at Kobe Cuisine, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your lovely review. Great to hear you enjoyed the staff as much as the food. We hope to see you again sometime! Nicky Sygrove Marketing Executive More 

Picton, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Menu explained well, food tasty but small portions. A few tables leaving when we arrived, service quite slow for drinks etc. We had asked for grill table and it was virtually empty within 10 minutes of arriving but told they had to clean up so it was closed. We arrived at 830 for dinner.

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Thank Karen624
MillbrookResort, Marketing Executive at Kobe Cuisine, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thanks so much for taking the time to send your feedback. We do appreciate your thoughts and I have passed on your feedback to the Kobe team to help streamline their service going forward. We are pleased you enjoyed the food and do hope to see you again. Many thanks Nicky Sygrove Marketing Executive More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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344 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We had 5 times delivered our order to the room. Service was quick and very friendly. Over 5 dinners, tasted almost every thing from the menu from sashimi, sushi, chicken teryaki, teppan beef, wagyu beef, mixed tempura etc. Every single dish was perfect, extremely fresh ingredients, very tastly prepared. Very fine Japanese cuisine indeed and very good value !

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Thank Karel V
MillbrookResort, Marketing Executive at Kobe Cuisine, responded to this review

Dear guest, Wow what a great review, thank you! We are so thrilled you enjoyed the dishes and from the comfort of your room too! Our team takes pride in working with carefully chosen fresh ingredients and experimenting with menu ideas so they will be delighted to hear this feedback. Many thanks, Nicky Sygrove Marketing Executive More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Millbrook Resort | 1124 Mallaghans Road, Arrowtown 9348, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Arrowtown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-441 7070
Description
Kobe offers inspired Japanese flavours that have a contemporary twist. We use fresh local and Japanese ingredients which enhance the natural flavours of each dish. Sake is the drink of choice at Kobe, so "kampai" and unwind as you watch our chefs cook up a storm on the Teppanyaki grill.

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