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Kobe Steak Restaurant Mouriya Honten

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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Updated 12/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 12/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#14 of 5,036 Restaurants in Kobe
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$28 - $46
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Japanese, Steakhouse
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed February 20, 2020

We booked a reservation here because we knew it was very popular. We wanted to come for lunch. Kobe beef is VERY expensive but we wanted to try it. This restaurant was founded in 1885 is well known as one of the best beef restaurants...in Kobe. The restaurant, with its modern and European-inspired decor, has limited place settings, so it is strongly recommended to book ahead on their website. If you sit at the bar, the chef will give you an explanation of the process as he prepares the meat on a teppanyaki surface in front of you. We really enjoyed this restaurant.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed February 17, 2020

Found this place online through some google searches and research. everything about this place was amazing! they have english friendly staff, and even if they dont speak english they try their best! me and my girlfriend chose 2 dinner course sets, with kobe a5 ribeye...and a5 sirloin. the whole meal itself was an experience! our chef, Notani Kenji was very friendly and am amazing cook! My taste buds are now ruined now that I'm back home but this gives me another reason to go back!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

On recommendation of our concierge’s we went there. Very good Teppan-Yaki. Meat quality is excellent. Service very friendly and welcoming. Different than all the Teppan-Yaki I’ve visited until now was the style they served the meat. They serve it in several smaller portions and other...dishes in between. Very comfortable. Highly recommendable placeMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 12, 2019

The steak was cooked to perfection but that was about it. We felt like intruders, I booked months in advance only to be sat in the corner and made to feel like we were just an annoyance that must be dealt with. This meal cost...nearly $700 - an amount I was more than willing to part with for the experience of seeing a great chef cook an amazing piece of steak and getting the opportunity to taste the result. What we got was lackluster service, very ordinary set menu and some steak sent over to our table with very little explanation. We had a nice soup, what looked like a supermarket salad, two superior cuts of Kobe beef and off-cuts mixed with sprouts. The off-cuts mixed with sprouts were so cold and oily that we couldn't even finish them. This was meant to be a highlight of our trip and it was, by far, the biggest disappointment. I hate writing this review, but it cost too much to ignore the fact that this felt like a rip off - we were in and out of this restaurant in under 45 minutes. Maybe you need to be a native Japanese speaker to get the best experience, but they advertise in English so I think it fair to assume they are marketing to English speakers. I had so many fantastic restaurant experiences in Japan - it is just so disappointing that the most expensive one wasn't one of them.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 16, 2019

Mouriya is a well-known chain of restaurants specializing in Kobe beef. I stayed at a couple of hotels in Kobe previously and they all recommended Mouriya for Kobe beef. I went to the original restaurant in the chain with friends. Some of the newer Mouriya...restaurants have fancier settings for business dinners, and others are more casual and designed for families with children. We went to the original which has a fairly small floor space on each of its 3 floors with a few tables for 2 or 4 people on one side and a counter with around 8 or 10 seats on the other side. We opted for counter seatiing so we could watch our chef prepare our Kobe beef meal right in front of us on the teppanyaki grilling surface. We opted for the basic set with an appetizer and then our choice of cut of Kobe beef grilled with vegetables. We decided to try three different cuts and share them - fillet, sirloin and ribeye (in increasing order of marbling and fat). Our chef meticulously cut off the pieces of excess fat from the meat, grilled them until they were crisp and used them to cook and top the bean sprouts - delicious. The Kobe beef of course was very tender with all the marbled fat melting beautifully in your mouth. Eventhough the size of the Kobe beef serving did not appear very large, we thought the meal was very filling perhaps because of the high fat content. Service was good and of course it was fun to watch the teppanyaki chef cooking right in front of our eyes. Price is expensive since Kobe beef is expensive. A luxurious indulgence, but then again in Kobe one has to have Kobe beef!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 29, 2019

Tender and nice beef makes us happy!attendent are also very nice we are both very enjoyed. We look forward to come again.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 28, 2019

good service, amazing kobe beef , the chef cook a great meal. need to try different cuts of A5 wague beef to really enjoy the beef.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 7, 2019

The meat choice was very good and texture was good. Service was up to par. Must make reservation in advance.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed July 13, 2019 via mobile

The glory of Kobe beef is fully revealed. Tried different cuts and the Kobe beef sushi. Amazing experience.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed July 3, 2019

We tried out the Kobe Beef Sirloin and the Ribeye. Comfortable atmosphere, the staff are very attentive and can speak English. For those who are after the rich fatty beef experience, the sirloin is recommended.

Date of visit: July 2019
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garywoody
October 13, 2019|
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Response from lubomir_stoyanov | Reviewed this property |
Not a problem. They are used to all kinds of combinations. I advise to try the sashimi i sashimi.
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No. Your expert chef will! Trust me, you'll want to see his skilled hands at work, meticulously crafting you the most amazing ensemble of deliciousness. Even the way they cut a garlic will wow you as it is done with such... More
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  • Yes, Kobe Steak Restaurant Mouriya Honten is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

  • Kobe Steak Restaurant Mouriya Honten is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5