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Kobe-an Japanese Restaurant

85 S Union Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80228-2230
(303) 989-5907
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Ranked #10 of 340 restaurants in Lakewood
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Private Dining
Description: Kobe An is a family owned and operated business. We were established in 1979 by Kimie Loeffler. She was inspired to open a Japanese restaurant here in Colorado because she missed the food of her home town Kobe Japan. The restaurant is now being run by her daughter Michelle and son in law Marco. Marco has a true passion for the Japanese culture. He learned the very basics of sushi working at the restaurant and then furthered his training at the Sushi Chef Institute in Los Angeles California. We pride ourselves on serving the freshest fish and a variety of authentic Japanese cuisine. We have private tatami rooms that can accommodate small parties up to 4 people, and also a large tatami room that can accommodate up to 24 people. We are not trendy, we have more of a traditional Japanese decor. If you are looking for a Japanese restaurant that has character and the feel of Japan, look no further. Hope to see you soon
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Denver, Colorado
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97 reviews 97 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I thought the sushi was not as fresh as it should be, and the presentation was very average. I arrived at happy hour, and ordered a combination of happy hour specials and normal menu items. It seemed the happy hour items were a bit skimpy in comparison. Service was good, but the food was just average at best. I found... More

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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49 reviews 49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We used to frequent this restaurant. Since moving from the Denver area we have found no Japanese restaurant that even comes close, although we have found some good ones. This place is clean, the waitstaff consists of true professionals who provide the best service. We ordered from the menu, since we are not sushi eaters. I had fond memories of... More

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denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We loved this place. We recently moved from Denver and have struggled to find good sushi in Lakewood and this is it. Very fresh fish, great atmosphere and way above average service

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MORRISON
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Lone dinner out, sat in the bar. (I hear you can sit "on the ground" Japanese style in the dining room.) California rolls were COLD and FRESH. Usually when I order sushi elsewhere, it's room temp by the time it gets to my table. These were fantastic! I can't wait to try other sushi here. The miso soup was probably... More

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Lakewood, Colorado, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Excellent food, service and atmosphere had the tempura plum wine very good food, service and first time there will go again great

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Denver, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Don't get me wrong, this is good Japanese food and in the short-term office and strip-mall wasteland that is this area it's the best Japanese you'll get. I do think it's a little overpriced for what it is and the sushi chefs have been slow all three times I've been here. Fine for a business lunch or a quickie if... More

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Evergreen, CO
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We enjoy eating at the Kobe-An, and have been going there for many years. It is off Union, south of 6th Avenue in Lakewood, just west of Denver before you get to the foothills -- that's why we like it, because we live farther out in Evergreen, Colorado and don't have to go all the way into downtown Denver for... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

I was pleasantly surprised to find this gem in a shopping center across the parking lot from the Hampton Inn. I had the teriyaki chicken which was delicious and came with miso soup and nice. The portion was reasonable and so was the price. I don't do sushi, but my dining companions do and they enjoyed their orders of sushi.... More

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Amsterdam
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Excellent large selection of sushi and authentic Japanese cooked dishes. I had sushi and noodle soup. Both very good.

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Lakewood, Colorado
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73 reviews 73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

I have been here for lunch quite a few times and have never been disappointed. The green tea is a little different than most Asian restaurants, it is rice based, so its flavor will startle you at first. The Bento boxes are a favorite as you can pick from several different ones. The food has never disappointed me here as... More

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