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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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“steak” (42 reviews)
“chicken” (26 reviews)
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CUISINES
Japanese, Seafood, Asian
PRICE
££££
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LOCATION
1042 Alberni St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1A3, Canada
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11 - 20 of 258 reviews

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Service prompt and professional, very good food and entertaining cook that took care of 8 people effortlessly. Facility very welcoming with great decor. Must make reservations, very popular place.

Thank sailer2
KobeVancity, Customer Service at Kobe Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Hi Sailer2, Thank you for the great review! We hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed 15 April 2017

Groupon again enticed us back to Kobe's with their offer of 42% off. The seating is somewhat tight upstairs. Of course most patrons visit to watch the chef's prepare their repast with a flair. The evening was somewhat entertaining but alas Kobe's has yet to...More

Thank Renegade225
KobeVancity, Customer Service at Kobe Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Hi Renegade225, Thank you for the honest review. We're glad you had a nice time with us!

Reviewed 11 April 2017

The staff bend over back wards to accommodate customers. The food is cooked at the table by the performance chefs. Such fun. The food is all cooked from fresh ingredients & exactly the right amount. Yummy! I'd recommend this for families, friends but not for...More

Thank sheila m
KobeVancity, Customer Service at Kobe Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Hi Sheila, Thank you for the great review! We're glad you had a nice time with us. Come back soon!

Reviewed 10 April 2017

Love the atmosphere, great service and interesting menu items. Within walking distance from many downtown hotels. Look forward to going back.

Thank odette1558
KobeVancity, Customer Service at Kobe Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Hi Odette, Thank you for the great review! We also look forward to have you back :)

Reviewed 10 April 2017

It was my boyfriend's birthday and Kobe made it extremely special for us. Thank you for being so attentive, Chef Michael! I will recommend this restaurant for special occasions!

Thank Sandy K
KobeVancity, Customer Service at Kobe Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Thank you for your awesome review Sandy! We're so glad you and your boyfriend had such a great time with us. Chef Michael is definitely special ;) Happy birthday to your boyfriend! Hope to see you again soon :)

Reviewed 22 March 2017

Went there with my wife who had been there before. Had an entertainment coupon so the $36 you spend for a chicken dish was "okay." This place runs like a finely tuned machine. You sit at a table of about 18. Our half of the...More

Thank greg1246
KobeVancity, Customer Service at Kobe Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

Hi Greg1246, Thank you for leaving such a great and honest review of your first visit to Kobe. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 20 March 2017

This place is a YVR landmark. I went the first time I think I was 12. Amazing food and always a good show. Take anyone you like here its a great experience.

Thank 546berniee
KobeVancity, Customer Service at Kobe Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Thanks for the great review 546berniee! And thank you for being a part of the Kobe Family for so long. We hope to see you back soon :)

Reviewed 9 March 2017

I have to say, I do love coming to this restaurant. The food tastes great and always consistent! Sometimes I order off the menu, but Groupon usually has a special, which ends up being a little bit of everything. This is a great way to...More

1  Thank talktovince
KobeVancity, Customer Service at Kobe Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Hello TalktoVince, Thank you for leaving such a great and honest review of your visits to Kobe. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 8 March 2017

It's been decades since my last sampling of the Kobe teppanyaki experience, and it certainly brought back memories. Great show by the chef with snicketty-slick knife work and flaming fireballs; great fresh ingredients, well executed and tasty enough, but somehow it feels out of touch...More

1  Thank JHBrewer
KobeVancity, Customer Service at Kobe Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Hello JHBrewer, Thank you for visiting our restaurant. We’re glad that it brings back so many memories and that you had a good meal. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 7 March 2017

With all the great restaurants in Vancouver, I'm not sure why anyone would choose this one! The service was terrible, the food was mediocre and the price was ridiculous for what you actually got. I would never go back and would never recommend this restaurant...More

1  Thank 220connie
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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.
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Hari A
30 March 2016|
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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
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Hari A
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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
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Valet Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
16:30 - 22:00
Saturday
16:30 - 22:00
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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