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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 342 Restaurants in Lakewood
Price range: $15 - $25
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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Morgantown, West Virginia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Not a sushi restaurant that I will be raving about. Other members of my party had dinners and they were not impressed either. The wait staff was very attentive.

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Golden, Colorado
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My friends and I enjoy meeting here for lunch. Great food. Good prices. Veggie tempura is my favorite.

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Atlanta, GA
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

If you like Japanese food, go here. They even have rooms where you can sit on the floor in traditional style. Recommend the THE BEST LUNCH COMBO. The Yakisoba Noodles and The Miso Soup were awesome.

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Denver, Colorado
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117 reviews 117 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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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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Lakewood, Colorado
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
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
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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