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Kobe Japanese Steak House

1042 Alberni St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1A3, Canada
+1 604-684-2451
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good36%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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Japanese, Seafood, Asian
1042 Alberni St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1A3, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Groupon's offer of $33 for a 5 course Japanese tapas dinner in the Izakaya Lounge (main floor) enticed us back to Kobe's. The repast was very comforting, the only issue is that there could have been more..........but what do you expect for $33?

Thank Renegade225
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was great. All our food was cooked in front of us. The chef was very accomplished and was very entertaining. The food was also very good. We had shrimp, chicken , steak, rice and vegetables. Would recomend this restaurant to anyone looking for...More

Thank Blackbird45
KobeVancity, Customer Support at Kobe Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you leaving such a nice comment Blackbird45. We're so glad you had a nice time with us. Come back soon!

Reviewed 26 August 2017

....I would be hugely disappointed if this was my first impression on Vancouvers cuisine. So we had the chick and prawn combo....definitely the highlight, the chicken and prawns were cooked and seasoned perfectly but our other dish, the steak was very sub par. The chef...More

Thank doug92610
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Been here a couple times, and it never disappoints... If you're hungry, order the Ultimate. Comes with everything (but it's expensive). Great for families with kids. Super entertaining.

Thank jkjr2015
KobeVancity, Customer support at Kobe Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you for the great review!

Reviewed 30 July 2017

We come here fairly often, I really enjoy the friendliness of the staff and the food is always fantastic. This time we decided to try the fried rice. Having been often, I'm fairly familiar with most of the tricks and presentation. It was So refreshing...More

Thank BreeInPictures
KobeVancity, Customer support at Kobe Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Hi BreeInPictures, Thank you for your lovely review! We hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed 30 July 2017

I love this place. I love the low light and atmosphere, the laziness of the lounge mixed with the bright lights of the fish tanks and tables once you're in the restaurant proper. I love the attentiveness of the wait staff, the quickness with which...More

Thank theclosetspeaketh
KobeVancity, Customer support at Kobe Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you for the kind review. We are so glad you have a great time when you come at Kobe!

Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

So this is one of those mixed reviews. Our friend had a groupon so we had the full meal deal for 4 for $130. Had it been $250 I wouldn't have been happy. For then$130 it was fun and nice. Food was very good, but...More

Thank GlenMClark
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Our last day in Vancouver after a tour and we opted to go to Kobe. What a great place service and ambience was superb. Being first timers were were seated in the bar and had drinks before moving to our seating around the grill. We...More

Thank HNT40
Reviewed 16 May 2017

The performance was a little lacking - no flair. No fried rice - disappointing. No tofu with the Miso soup, no starter salad. Just non of the flair of most of the other Teppanyaki places I have visited. The food was ok, but I was...More

Thank Ken A
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Went on a Friday night.Two chefs cook at the same time back to back which is too restrictive.Each chef cooks for about 8 to 10 persons.We had ordered beef & chicken and beef & shrimps.Beef which was cooked medium rare was tender and juicy, and...More

Thank louis899
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Debbie R
19 October 2016|
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Response from bestChief | Reviewed this property |
I think 9-12. I am sure they could seat more but you should check with them by phone. They are very helpful.
Hari A
30 March 2016|
Response from Renegade225 | Reviewed this property |
We've been patronizing Kobe for decades and have been relatively happy (although admittedly they have yet to learn how to prepare a steak). We no longer go upstairs but prefer to visit the Izakaya Lounge (located on the... More
Hari A
23 March 2016|
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Response from Mark D | Reviewed this property |
Always willing to give things a second try!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Valet Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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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