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Kobe Japanese House of Steaks

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19 S 13th St, Richmond, VA 23219-4101
+1 804-643-8080
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 15:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 13:00 - 23:00
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Bowie, Maryland
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225 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently had lunch here under time restraints (20 minutes). Luckily we were the first customers that day and our sushi and rice bowl arrived in about 10 minutes. The salad was dismissible iceberg lettuce drenched in 1000 Islands, but the miso soup was good. I would give the sushi lunch platter a 5 or a 6, meaning it hit... More 

Thank Edison G
Ocala, Fl
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I guess when you enjoy watching the hibachi chef cook your meal, and it is fun and entertaining, you shouldn't expect the food to be that great. You can't have both, right? The soup had, on a scale of 0-10, 0 flavor. It was just oily for flavor. Ugh! I expressed my disappointment to our waitress and she did replace... More 

Thank knothead1
Newport News, Virginia, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying in Richmond this weekend and came across Kobe. We figured we'd give it a try since we have enjoyed other hibachi restaurants. There is a sushi area on the top floor, and the hibachi is beneath that. It is dark, but well-ventilated. There are a few tables of different numbers of seating. We got lucky when we showed up... More 

Thank HyperTyper1979
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105 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Kobe is located in Shockoe Slip district of Richmond. It is a nice restaurant with reasonable pricing. We ordered some sushi which was fresh and of good quality. It is a place I definitely would come back to.

Thank peach2504
Richmond, Virginia
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68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

I wish I could give this place three and a half stars. I have been a few times and find it's pretty consistently better than average, but not quite what I would call "very" good. I have always sat at the hibachi tables downstairs. You definitely know that you're in a basement there. For me, it feels a bit closed... More 

Thank Teresa W
Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We ate at Kobe on our trip to Richmond. The chef was wonderful and it was great experience but I think that's what you're really paying for. Our meal (my husband and myself) came to $70. I had the ribeye (about 6 oz.) fried rice, mixed veggies. My husband had filet, fried rice, veggies and a few shrimp. It was... More 

Thank anabt906
New Orleans, Louisiana
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

The chef was very entertaining and the actual meal was really good. The soup was colored water, no taste at all. The salad was a bowl of dressing with pieces of lettuce in it

Thank ccrawf0
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Please do not patronize this restaurant as management has a clear DISREGARD FOR HUMAN LIFE. I went to this restaurant for a friends birthday dinner with reservations at 8. Although our whole party was present we weren't served until 10pm. Upon eating the salad I began to experience an allergic reaction (which is common for me as I am still... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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87 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016

I waited a few weeks to write this since I was so angry at the time of my daughter's birthday meal. We are a family of 5 who had to wait well over an hour for two other random couples to come and fully fill the table around the grill. It took another 20 minutes for the cooking to begin.... More 

Thank ChurchHillVA
Parsippany, New Jersey
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79 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

In Richmond on vacation and craved Japanese hibachi; went for dinner at 6:30pm, 2 adults, no reservation. Sushi and bar upstairs with both booths and tables. Hibachi tables are on the lower floor and you have that staircase where one side is narrower than the other but there are railings on both side. They seared us right away with a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 S 13th St, Richmond, VA 23219-4101
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-643-8080

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