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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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17:00 - 21:00
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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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Vancouver, B.C.
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank greg1246
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 

Prince Rupert
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a YVR landmark. I went the first time I think I was 12. Amazing food and always a good show. Take anyone you like here its a great experience.

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Thank 546berniee
KobeVancity, Customer Service at Kobe Japanese Steak House, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review 546berniee! And thank you for being a part of the Kobe Family for so long. We hope to see you back soon :) More 

Vancouver
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to say, I do love coming to this restaurant. The food tastes great and always consistent! Sometimes I order off the menu, but Groupon usually has a special, which ends up being a little bit of everything. This is a great way to try their menu! The service is stellar. They are very friendly from the front door... More 

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

Hello TalktoVince, Thank you for leaving such a great and honest review of your visits to Kobe. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Nanoose Bay, Canada
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117 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's been decades since my last sampling of the Kobe teppanyaki experience, and it certainly brought back memories. Great show by the chef with snicketty-slick knife work and flaming fireballs; great fresh ingredients, well executed and tasty enough, but somehow it feels out of touch with the Vancouver foodie scene, which now values imaginative combinations of ingredients and seasonings more... More 

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

Hello JHBrewer, Thank you for visiting our restaurant. We’re glad that it brings back so many memories and that you had a good meal. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Abbotsford, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With all the great restaurants in Vancouver, I'm not sure why anyone would choose this one! The service was terrible, the food was mediocre and the price was ridiculous for what you actually got. I would never go back and would never recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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Thank 220connie
Redmond
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85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

OK, one negative - tinytinytiny martinis! Why? But everything else was fine. Visiting Vancouver for four nights, we had Valentines' Day dinner here. We were one of four couples around (Half of)a cooking table; because of the special day people kept to themselves - it would be fun to be more fluid with other guests at a different time. The... More 

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

Thank you Sue! We're so glad you spent Valentines' Day with us on your trip to Vancouver :) We'd love to see you again next time you stop by the city! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This place would be great for group dining, share your meal with others. Hubby and I were able to enjoy a little bit of seafood and steak.

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1 Thank Kathy H
KobeVancity, Customer Service at Kobe Japanese Steak House, responded to this review

Thanks Kathy! Glad you and the hubby enjoyed your meal :) More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Run as fast as you can away from this restaurant!! The service and food were terrible. I called to complain and the general manager was so rude to me. I spent $150 and it was like eating a plate full of salt. I lived in Japan and know really good food. McDonald's is better even. Beware of this place. It... More 

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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Dinner visit. The visit was excellent. Very good food we had the sea food and steak to share, with the Mac and cheese sticks. The service was very good and the venue is modern and nice

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

Thank you very much for sharing your experience :) We look forward to seeing you again at Kobe! More 

Richmond, Canada
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1,185 reviews
1,049 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Dine Out Vancouver enticed us back to Kobe. I'm sorry even for $40 per person we were not satisfied with our dining adventure. We'll continue to visit the downstairs lounge though.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Seafood, Asian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Valet Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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