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“dumplings”(21 reviews)
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Chuo, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture
+81 78-331-4337
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Reviewed yesterday

Chinatown goes down one main street. Very vibrate and colourful. Lots wonderful street food and characters.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dare2burbest
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called one of the three biggest China Town in Japan, but smaller than that of Yokohama only with one main street along. The street has many shops, mainly restaurants or stalls.Access is OK, as Motomachi Station of JR and Hanshin can be available. Sannomiya Station...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NewYork5555
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We mostly just walked around and tooled at everything. Chinese food in Japan is very good! It was crowded even in February.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank chamchamgal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was ok to pass some time and I might have liked it better if I had not already spent 10 days in China. Had some great Kobe beef, but overall I found this place a bit overrated. Might be good if in Japan and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gaznic
Reviewed 20 January 2019 via mobile

One of the few Chinatowns in Japan. Reasonable variety of shops and lot of food stalls, Chinese food with a slight Japanese bent (Peking duck at a food stall?). Worth a quick visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ECWorld
Reviewed 19 January 2019 via mobile

Plenty of people just busy busy, few minutes from sogo and JR Kobe station. If shopping and eating is your thing then it’s worthwhile going.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank thereviewertc
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

Check out this Chinatown at Kobe, the streets are narrow yet busy... Come hungry and work your way through the food stalls, variety of tasty and affordable Chinese cuisine that will make you drool!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jentwl
Reviewed 2 January 2019

If you have been to China Towns in New York or elswhere forget about this one! – First of all it is very small - just a fews streets. Second it looks more like a China Town Theme Park, nothing authentic! Just a lot of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank atw0rld
Reviewed 18 December 2018

Having visited many Chinatowns around the world, this one is less impressive than most of the others. When compared to the one in Yokohama the Kobe Chinatown is really tiny and basically consists of one long street with a square in the middle. Mostly there...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SurfingWild
Reviewed 12 December 2018

If you happen to be in Kobe, it's a good stopover just to get some interesting eats. Don't expect much cause it's a really small area, so don't purposely make a trip there unless you already are in Kobe and are looking for something decent...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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5 April 2018|
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Response from JenAtUK | Reviewed this property |
Usually closed on 1st but on the 2nd it should be fine but limited stalls.