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“Good food but VERY uncomfortable lounge dining...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Kobe Japanese Steak House

Kobe Japanese Steak House
1042 Alberni St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1A3, Canada (Downtown)
(604) 684-2451
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Ranked #1,349 of 2,846 Restaurants in Vancouver
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Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
Vancouver, Canada
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“Good food but VERY uncomfortable lounge dining...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

...a very soft, low couch and a very small, low solid table that the food was served on, we were doubled over to eat! The food was very good but we were told "they were running low" (at 5 pm)
on the only item we really wanted two of, the Travelzoo voucher we used was not as "advertised".

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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Singapore
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83 reviews 83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Awesome service and lovely food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

We ate here and had a booking and glad we did as it was very busy....and it does not take long to see why......the service is awesome and entertaining and the food is stunning.....
We had all sorts from prawns/scallops/beef etc......all cooked to perfection
One of the best Teppan Yaki restaurants around!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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“Fast and good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Kobe's has been around a very long time...I was a kid last time I was there. Thanks to a Travelzoo deal my wife and I visited the Kobe Izakaya Lounge. The restaurant is up stairs. Had reservations(a need to have, even on Wednesday) for eight o'clock. Seated right away and served immediately. The voucher lets us pick six items off the appie menu. The food that passed us looked awesome, the food we eat was exceptional. The Tuna Avocado Salsa is a must! We also had the short ribs,(tender but very sweet ) chicken karrage, ebi mayo...very good, spicy tuna roll...and it was! Finishing off with the sashimi ... Very good even though a few chewy pieces. There is a extensive wine/beer/saki list best buy a whole bottle as the 'by the glass' prices range from 7 to 12 dollars. I also had a Mai Tai (9.50$).....if you like rum you will like this. I like rum! In the lounge there are low tables for small groups....very dark setting: walls, celling, and furniture are either black or brown to go with the low lighting. The food is very good but it is very expensive. Our bill would have been 87 dollars. Our servers where polite and quick. One of the bar tenders lacked personality...it was a hard ship for her to ring our tab through. I did appreciate the clean washrooms! We will be back next week as we have one more voucher left!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“You get what you pay for.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

My title says it all. When looking for a new-er dinning experience Kobe is the place to be. I found this place by exploring the entertainment Vancouver book for new restaurants to try.

We (my girlfriend and I) ate upstairs. If your not eating in a group of 8 or 10 you'll probably be seated with people you don't know. Make friends, it makes the evening that much better.

The food was good, i mean really really good and leaves you feeling full. Not because your eating large amounts of food but because your served a little here and there.. Your pretty much eating little bits for the first 40 mins and then your main course arrives. on average with out a discount your looking at about $40-$50 a person.

Your paying for dinner & entertainment for about an hour. I wish it was a tad cheaper but regardless we loved it and plan on going back again.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“For a fun night out!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

A pretty original spot in Vancouver. Make sure to make time to have a drink and appy in the bar downstairs -the "Special Mai Tai" will knock your socks off! The food is great and the Chef's are so much fun!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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