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Kobe Japanese Restaurant

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9313 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77024-1558
+1 713-827-8329
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Houston, Texas
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2015

They won't let you inspect the kitchen, nor should they, but if the restroom is clean it's a good bet that the restaurant management insists on high cleanliness standards throughout, including the kitchen and dish washing operations. I don't think Kobe's restrooms would glow in the dark, but they certainly were sparkling clean. Gives you a bit of comfort while... More 

Thank Bison405
Houston, Texas
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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

Just had our first dinner out after moving in to the area. Great sushi and tempura. I can see we shall be eating here frequently.

Thank Habelko
Seabrook, Texas, United States
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2015

Stopped in while waiting for traffic to Clear on I10. Noisy local place, nice atmosphere, not fancy, nice food, kids, salad and soup. Good service, not much of a wine list, but LA Cream Pinot Noir was great with Good Beef dishes.

Thank Rich T
Bad Essen, Germany
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2014

Go to Kobe to eat the sushi and definitely try the specials. I have been eating here for years and have always had excellent sushi. Karen and Daniel are excellent sushi chefs and very nice people. If there is something you like in sushi, just tell them or ask them to modify a roll to your liking. It is not... More 

Thank Dawne F
1 review
Reviewed 20 September 2014 via mobile

For the price, food was not worth it. Fried rice was very bland. No option for chicken fried rice like other hibachi restaurants. Steak was not tender and flavorless. I was not a fan of the Soup and salad either. Sushi was ok. Customer service was good. Place was clean but atmosphere was horrible. I would not go back...ever.

Thank Nikki W
Barranquilla, Colombia
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2014

We have been coming to Kobe for years, and our boys who are now half through with college still compare all Japanese food to Kobe, they have been in Japan. Kobe is much as your usual US Japanese restaurant, in a city with many Japanese restaurants. However, Kobe is the neighborhood place to go for sushi, etc., people are friendly... More 

Thank David B
Houston, Texas
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107 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2014

Of the Japanese restaurants in the Spring Branch area, we have found this one to be the best. There is a wide selection of items on the menu. I usually order some kind of Bento box and my wife will order Soba/Udon soup. The Bento box comes with a number of items. In my opinion, the sauteed vegetables and the... More 

Thank Thomas W
Houston, Texas
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548 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2014

Sushi rolls were excellent and so were the soba noodles. We had the combination soba and it was just full of great ingredients. We had one of the spicy tuna rolls and shrimp. Service is always friendly and fast.

Thank mikel12323
Houston, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 31 October 2013

I have been to Kobe a number of times, and always loved it. From the outside it does not look like much, and there are not a lot of people flooding to it (there is a very popular mexican restaurant next door). The food is great, my favorite thing is the plantain sushi; seriously I would fly from anywhere in... More 

Thank Kyle J
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 August 2013

I was not impressed by their food what so ever. There sushi was ok but nothing I would go back for. I would recommend saving your money and not going to this place.

Thank meg1014

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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
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9313 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77024-1558
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-827-8329

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?