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Kobe Japanese Steak House

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69838 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-2837 (Frank Sinatra)
+1 760-324-1717
17:00 - 21:00
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palm desert ca
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196 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2015

The food is OK, but I would only go every two or three years. It is very noisy for one thing. Lots of children in attendance

Thank morteight
Portland, Oregon
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75 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015

Kobe is a bit dated. Needs a bit of refresh in the decor. Wait staff a bit confused and needs a bit more training and refinement. The food was fine and not too over priced for the location.

Thank wjj3
Flossmoor, Illinois
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95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2015

This was a favorite of the two small children we were dining with, but after that meal, the adults all decided it was off the table from that point on. I'm not sure why the Japanese grill/table concept hasn't died yet, but someone should put it out of its misery. The chefs don't seem to care, the food they produce... More 

Thank GlenClarkST
San Clemente, California, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2015

Been to a few Kobe Teppan steak houses... always pretty good. Food was great, surprised salad did not come with dinner. Sushi was good. Company at the Teppan table always makes the evening pleasant. Nice family from Vancoover BC complimented our Southern California group. Good dinner.

Thank Wayne J
Palm Springs, California
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015

We visit this Japanese restaurant at least a couple of times a year. The chefs cook at grill right in front of you and each has a variation of a little entertainment routine they do. They have recently done some renovations and consequently we have noticed quite a price increase. You do get a decent amount of food though, but... More 

Thank Gloria P
Ghent, Belgium
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613 reviews
402 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 383 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2015

Fortunately we had read the review reports in advance. Still Kobe creates perhaps expectations which do not necessarily correspond to what you will find. A beautiful building, kois in the pond, valet parking, all very romantic. Warm welcome. You can wait at the bar until they call you. We had asked for the teppanyaki table, and that was were they... More 

Thank Gonzalo_de_Berceo
Rancho Mirage, California
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015

Our disappointment started even before we arrived. I telephoned Kobe Japanese steakhouse to inquire what the fish special was that day and was informed they had crusted Salmon which is one of my wife's favorites so I requested a reservation for 1000 pm. We arrived at 945 and were advised that they were running late. We were finally seated at... More 

Thank Capt_Tom
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015 via mobile

Great fun place to bring the kids. Great service, average food, maybe over-priced. Don't forget to feed the koi on your way out!

Thank John A
Los Angeles, California
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2014

Like a Benihana, but a bit better. Make sure you have reservations and be there on time. They don't seem to take late arrivals because we called with a plumbing problem and told them we'd be half hour late and all they can do was reschedule us to a 2 hour later time! But we made next day reservations and... More 

Thank sally88
Prince Albert, Canada
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2014

We were looking for a place to please a family group age 3 to 88. Kobe was a good choice. The food was cooked in front of us which kept the kids occupied and everything was convenient for the 80 year olds. The service was quick and attentive. We decided to share all of our orders which took a bit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 19 - US$ 55
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69838 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-2837
    (Frank Sinatra)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Rancho Mirage
  • Phone Number: +1 760-324-1717
Welcome!!! Exit bustling Highway 111, pass the waterfall, cross the red footbridge over the golden koi and enter the delightful world of Japanese dining at Kobe Japanese Steak House. Experience the excitement and distinctive flavors of our authentic Japanese teppan-yaki ("iron plate cooking"), prepared right at your table by knife-wielding chefs. Located in a replica of a Japanese country inn, Kobe is best known as the home of beautiful kimono-clad servers and the most talented teppan chefs in the desert, serving the highest quality and most flavorful beef, seafood and poultry available in Southern California.

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