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“Excellent and very entertaining” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kobe Japanese Steak House

Kobe Japanese Steak House
69838 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-2837
760-324-1717
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Ranked #13 of 91 Restaurants in Rancho Mirage
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Frank Sinatra
Solihull
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent and very entertaining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Had a superb meal and was mildly surprised at how much it cost. We thought it would be a lot more expensive. We chose from the set menu but there was plenty of choice if you wished to chose your own courses. We went as a couple and were placed on a table up to ten. The table surrounds a large hot plate where your chef cooks all the food in entertaining way! He interacted with all of us in a funny light hearted manner. I noticed that on one of the reviews for this restaurant the reviewer said he disliked the way you were asked to catch food that was tossed by the chef. May I say this was optional for the fun factor and only a very small piece of food had to caught. No great waste food! On our table were a party of four and another couple, it is a great way to meet people and be part of a party if you are only a couple. The restaurant had a great atmosphere as there are chefs cooking at the tables all the time. Waitress dressed in national costume. Thoroughly recommend it.

  • Visited June 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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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Rancho Mirage, California
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great variety and fun atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We went in for sushi but did not sit in the sushi bar (A/C was a bit too cold in there). The food was fresh and delicious, the service was charming and welcoming. We were entertained by the cooks at each station though we didn't have them cook anything for us. A bit pricey, but no complaints.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Orange, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Back after 20 years”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Last time I had dinner at this place we over 20 years ago. Not much has changed in 20+ years. The food was still good. Just like Bennihanna. The only difference is they now charge extra for the salad. Seems most of the Teppan Steaks houses do not serve the bean sprouts anymore? I actually think I most be one of the only people that liked them?

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Palm Desert, California
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Funniest chefs around”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Dined at Kobe on Friday night for a birthday. We love coming here for the food and entertainment. Although I've noticed a few changes and unsure when the change occurred...you have to specially order the bean sprouts now; they don't just serve them anymore, early bird pricing in only on Tuesdays or Monday through Thursday, and 18% gratuity was added onto our bills (3 separate checks); there was 6 of us. I'm not very happy about these changes so I probably will not be visiting as frequently. But our chef was funny and the food was good. Especially love the ginger sauce!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Food and entertainment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

This is a typical Teppan Steak meal, however, the décor is very nice. The chef was personable and friendly. The meals run about $27.50 and come with the shrimp appetizer, vegetables, steamed rice (refills), and either sherbet or green tea ice cream. A glass of wine is $5.50, and mixed drinks are reasonable as well. We made reservations on line through OPENTABLE, which was very easy. The restaurant called the day of the reservation to confirm. We arrived at 6 pm for our 6 pm reservation and had to wait about 20 minutes. This makes sense, because they want to seat full tables (seat 8-9) for this type of meal. The service was very good, and they did have a bar / lounge.

  • Visited June 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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