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“kobe beef”(34 reviews)
“dumplings”(21 reviews)
“food stalls”(15 reviews)
Chuo, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture
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All reviews kobe beef dumplings food stalls chinese new year motomachi station lots of restaurants few blocks ramen worth a visit china towns shops selling the main street long street yokohama japan tourists corners
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Reviewed yesterday

If you happen to be in Kobe, it's a good stopover just to get some interesting eats. Don't expect much cause it's a really small area, so don't purposely make a trip there unless you already are in Kobe and are looking for something decent...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank justinkan
Reviewed 4 days ago

I visit China town in Kobe every time I am in Kobe. It is a busy and exciting place, a kind of mini-China. A lot of food stands are selling snacks for eating while walking around. It is maybe not the most delicious food, but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank seven39
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small area with Chines souvenirs och food. Decorated with Chinese lamps, went there during daylight , returned in evening but that was a disapointment, the decorating lamps where not lightning the place up.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 148janinek
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was in Kobe on the evening of mid-November. I wanted to have dinner at Kobe's Chinatown, so I went there. I thought it was bigger but it's quite small. I saw pictures of it full of people, but when I was there, I saw...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cátia T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of restaurants, and quaint and interesting alleys and shops as well. Lots of fusions Chinese, Japanese and some European

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joelliao
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Compared to the one in Yokohama, this is a small Chinatown: looked like few streets. When you alight at the JR Motomachi station and walk towards Meriken park you will cross China Town with lots of eateries. You will find tourists hanging around. There are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dhiraj H
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Quite a small Chinatown but good enough with many Chinese restaurants. Surprise to see many Japanese came to this place for Chinese food.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank aaong86
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

It's pretty much one street with restaurants and stalls lined on both sides of the street selling the same fare (dumplings, Peking duck, pork buns etc). Hardly anyone around even at dinner time on a Thursday when I visited.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Heartspunk
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

You'll find mainly food, not so many gifts or other items, anyway is a nice place to go and is between other Japanese restaurants and the harbor.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Berlly L. D
Reviewed September 10, 2018

This looked to be a popular market just off the main shopping area, and worth a walk through to look at all the different varieties of foods on offer. Obviously Kobe beef is very popular here, and surprised to see this steak selling at realistic...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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April 5, 2018|
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Response from JenAtUK | Reviewed this property |
Usually closed on 1st but on the 2nd it should be fine but limited stalls.
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