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Kobe Japanese Restaurant

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2086 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050-4055
+1 408-984-5623
16:30 - 21:00
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Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:30
17:00 - 21:30
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San Jose, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

family style, very friendly, very accommodating, and great sushi. I have been eating at Kobe for several years now, and will continue doing so.

Thank GS72
Management response:

Thanks for being such a regular at our place, and for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoy the sushi and look forward to having you back again soon. Take care, Teresa L., Manager More 

Santa Clara, California
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Our family enjoys dining at Kobe Japanese Restaurant on a regular basis. You can enjoy your meal seated near the koi fish pond listening to the fountain or you can sit at the sushi bar with boats to help yourself to your preferred dishes. Depending on your server, most are friendly but move very quickly (sometimes too fast to add... More 

Thank bellabookworm8x8
Santa Clara, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

We drop by often for quick sushi boat lunch, less often for dinner. Food is always fresh and tasty. Because the restaurant is hidden from main view in the new Town Center, it is never full! It deserves much better, for the excellent and reasonably priced food, Apparently they are not allowed additional advertising on the main placards, which defeats... More 

Thank NicholasSI
Oregon City, Oregon
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169 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

I returned to Kobe after many years and found the food, atmosphere, and service just as good as I remembered. They have a wide variety of dishes -- I especially like the sushi and sashimi choices, as well as the bento box-type combinations. We sat by the koi pond and enjoyed the atmosphere. Hopefully some day I'll be back!

Thank Nocilantro52
Ajmer, India
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79 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

Very lovely Japanese restaurant that takes you into the japanese world, though a bit deep inside the mall area, little difficult to find unless you know the location. Very tastefully decorated with Japanese gardens and aesthetic furniture. A nice sushi bar and normal seating. The food was also very authentic and tasty. The miso soup was excellent.

San Jose, California
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110 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2014

We love sushi, especially specialty rolls, but hate paying big bucks per roll and only getting to pick one or two per person - Kobe solves this problem! Their boats offer lots of smaller roll selections of 3-4 pieces for prices from $2 - $4 per plate, very reasonable. They also make some larger plates with bigger and higher end... More 

Thank mgmcpa
Green Valley, Arizona
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

I am not an adventurous sushi eater but absolutely love their San Jose Shark rolls! I never miss the opportunity to indulge whenever I'm in San Jose.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2009

One of the few sushi places that has boats. I LOVE boats! Kinda expensive though.

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Santa Clara
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2008

We live within a few blocks of Kobe, and in the past have really enjoyed eating there. But, tthings have changed. Blame new ownership, poor management, poor training of employess or whatever. This was a terrible experience. We arrived at Kobe at 5:30PM on a Saturday. We were not greeted at the door. Once someone did come to acknowledge us,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2008

Just ok. Big place so good for groups.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Sushi, Japanese
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 02:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 02:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 02:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 02:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 02:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 02:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2086 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050-4055
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Clara
  • Phone Number: +1 408-984-5623
Kobe Japanese Restaurant is a family-owned and operated Japanese and sushi restaurant in Santa Clara, CA. We have been transporting our diners to Japan for almost 30 years! Come enjoy our beautiful koi pond while you dine on bento boxes, fresh sushi, and a wide variety of Japanese favorites including udon, teriyaki, tempura, sukiyaki, and more. Our self-serve sushi boats allow customers to choose their favorites and explore new tastes at the same time. Kobe Japanese Restaurant's staff is dedicated to providing you with the best and most relaxing experience while enjoying the delicacies of Japan! Bring your friends and family and take a trip to Japan without leaving California!

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