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Thang Cafe

#44 of 8,972 Restaurants in Kobe
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1-8-1 Sannomiyacho, Chuo-ku | San Plaza B1, Kobe 650-0021, Hyogo Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 78-391-0335
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Calgary, Canada
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32 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

My Vietnamese family was starting to get tired of Japanese food so we decided to go here for some food from home. The restaurant is located in the basement of the Kobe Sannomiya Center Gai shopping street. A kind elderly lady greet us in and as soon as the staff found out we were also Vietnamese, we were greeted well... More 

Thank Ultimateshot
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

Just a fantastic little place hidden in the basement of the sannomiya shopping center. Very friendly environment, reasonably priced and serves true Vietnamese food. Portions are rather small but that's the case in most restaurants in Japan. Will definitely come back again.

Thank Karim M
Nishinomiya, Japan
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353 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2015

Cheap and good eats. Had the quick lunch set meal for 700 yen. Pho and salad roll. Pho was beefy and tasty. This is NOT fine dining. This is a quick hit of tasty pho and go type of restaurant. I will be returning soon.

Thank CanuckJames
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2013

Very good Vietnamese restaurant in central Kobe. I sometimes visit this cheerful restaurant at lunch time. The staff are all very friendly and kind and the food is delicious. This is a rare place that serves "banh cuong" (steamed spring roll) in Japan, which I highly recommend. It's included in the lunch menu of "Healthy Set" (ヘルシーセット). Other foods are... More 

Thank mikken
Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

Thang Cafe is one of our favorite places we haunted on a weekly basis. The food was always good and Mr Thang smiling and handsome - the perfect host who greeted you as an old friend. In Kobe the quality of food is just stunning and Thang Cafe is worth a visit.

Thank ShanghaiGoofy
Tokyo, Japan
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2011

If you are looking for authenic Vietnamese food in the Kobe area, this must be the place. Located in the basement of San Plaza building in Sanomiya, it offers a lively atmosphere that seems to take you to a different world than Japan. Some staff don't speak much Japanese, so being an English speaker helps.

Thank eckars

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$9
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-8-1 Sannomiyacho, Chuo-ku | San Plaza B1, Kobe 650-0021, Hyogo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Hyogo Prefecture  >  Kobe
  • Phone Number: +81 78-391-0335

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?