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Wakkoqu, Shinkobe

#5 of 8,856 Restaurants in Kobe
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1-1 Kitanocho, Chuo-ku | Shinkobe Oriental Avenue 3F, Kobe 650-0002, Hyogo Prefecture
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+81 78-262-2838
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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156 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had come all the way from Denmark to Japan and was staying in Kyoto, so I decided to go to Kobe with the sole purpose of visiting this restaurant and tasting the very famous Kobe beef which I had also seen in Danish television. After reading reviews on this site about the restaurant, I was unsure if they would... More 

Thank jpskoubo
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

I came here for a late lunch. Having arrived at 2pm, I was anticipating an amazing meal. However, despite my happy spirits, the woman at the door just said "No". I asked why and she said the restaurant was full. I pointed to a few empty tables and asked if she minded me sitting there and having a very quick... More 

4 Thank evplot
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

A little hard to find 3rd floor of a mall. When first arrived we were seated and given the drinks list. The wine selection I can see are good company for the beef. We got a french wine around 6500yen which is not bed price. We ordered chef recommendations set which was 14500 yen please do not mistaken it's per... More 

Thank wenneth h
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

I'm one for fine dining and good food. Wakkoqu ticked every box imaginable! The chef cooks on a grill in front of you, with the freshest ingredients and the wildest skill I've witnessed. It was definitely a highlight in my 4 weeks of traveling in the beautiful country of Japan, and I am sure that when I go back to... More 

Thank Traveller2089
Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Only had 2 hours to spare before I needed to catch my train to Tokyo. Didn't have time to visit sights so I only wanted to experience Kobe beef. Sure you can pick up a lunch box with kobe beef in it in the station but it's not the same. Was told that this place was walking distance from station... More 

Thank MyDadisAJournalist
Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

I came to Wakkoqu despite reading all the bad reviews that they recently had because Ishida was closed on the day we were in kobe. However things were different from what i read. The service was great. The counter lady was nice and gave us occasional smiles. The chefs were great and he explained the different ways to eat the... More 

3 Thank Nickchee30
Melbourne, Australia
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Decided to go here thanks to ratings, read reviews that said bad service but good beef, went there and received the opposite. The service was great, we had no reservation and only had to wait a little bit, staff were very kind. The beef was not what I hoped, I've had Kobe before and it was a much better taste... More 

Thank Squigglyz
Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

We did not have a reservation but they kindly accommodated us. Asked us to come back in 20 mins & we did. We ordered the set lunch & it was simply awesome. The chef cook every part of the beef differently, searing it to the medium we requested. Please pay extra for the garlic fried rice, the chef use the... More 

Thank PeteWan
San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Walked in at 4pm and the place was empty. Ordered a $100 bottle of wine and a set course. We were turned away because my wife wasn't hungry and didn't order anything. Unbelievable.

Thank Sachin A
Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I myself visited the Shin Kobe Oriental Avenue branch on the day on May 1st at 13:25 afternoon time because I called two days ago for a reservation of 7 people and got informed that the only time slot available for us was 13:30 sharp. I repeated on the phone whether 13:00 is not possible and a man on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Japanese, Steakhouse, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-1 Kitanocho, Chuo-ku | Shinkobe Oriental Avenue 3F, Kobe 650-0002, Hyogo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Hyogo Prefecture  >  Kobe
  • Phone Number: +81 78-262-2838

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?