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“We come here every time we're in Palm Springs/Palm Desert area”

Kobe Japanese Steak House
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Ranked #19 of 103 Restaurants in Rancho Mirage
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $55
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Frank Sinatra
Description: Welcome!!! Exit bustling Highway 111, pass the waterfall, cross the red footbridge over the golden koi and enter the delightful world of Japanese dining at Kobe Japanese Steak House. Experience the excitement and distinctive flavors of our authentic Japanese teppan-yaki ("iron plate cooking"), prepared right at your table by knife-wielding chefs. Located in a replica of a Japanese country inn, Kobe is best known as the home of beautiful kimono-clad servers and the most talented teppan chefs in the desert, serving the highest quality and most flavorful beef, seafood and poultry available in Southern California.
San Diego
Level 6 Contributor
168 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 455 helpful votes
“We come here every time we're in Palm Springs/Palm Desert area”
Reviewed October 6, 2011

Every time we go to the Palm Springs area we go to Kobe and always enjoy it.

They have an Early bird special. I think that you need to be seated by 6 pm (but call and check first to confirm my recollection). If you get the steak or the chicken special, it is around $16-18 (IIRC). That is a moderate savings off of their regular rates.

Like most Japanese cook-at-your table restaurants, it is kind of entertaining. The cook cuts up your food, seasons and cooks it and provides some simple entertainment along the way.

You will be sharing your dinner experience with perhaps 6 other people. So, if you have very private romantic comments to make to your spouse/girlfriend/boyfriend/companion, perhaps it is best to wait until you are alone.

The food is very consistent and good.

We're going to be back in Palm Desert in November and will be stopping in to Kobe's again.

BTW, their green tea ice-cream is a nice dessert after dinner.

  • Visited June 2011
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Hamburg, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
318 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Not for couples or romantic dinner, OK if you have kids or a large party”
Reviewed September 18, 2011

We were greeted by 3 young ladies in the entrance who were leaning on the book desk in a non professional manner.
At the grill-table we were greeted by the server who wasn't being very accommodating.
The seating is to cramped.

The ceiling was dripping, and the manager took full indispensability, and moved us to the sushi bar and comped the dinner.

The manager was the shining light of the place.

  • Visited September 2011
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2 Thank Moshe L
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Greenville NC
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Just OK”
Reviewed July 21, 2011

We chose this place because we love japanese steak houses and this one had won some sort of award. When I think of Japanese steak houses I think of tons of food and the salad with the ginger dressing! While the food was good tasting, unfortunately, this place was a bit of a disappointment. The salads were not included with the meal as at other Japanese steak houses. The quantity of food was pretty small, but the price was higher ($20- $30 for the basic meal/combo). I got two small pieces of zuchinni, my husband got three. We both ran out of white rice (more was extra and fried rice was extra). And I'm 5'5' at 120 lbs, so I do not eat that much! The show was nothing special either.

  • Visited July 2011
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1 Thank wgatap
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“The experience and food here is the best in Palm Springs!”
Reviewed June 29, 2011

The experience that you get here is second to none. The choice of food is quite small but my friends and I knew what to expect before we arrived. We opted for the triple combo at $48 which was fantastic value for money. The food was exceptional and the chef who cooked the food in front of us made the experience fun. If you visit Palm Springs this should be your first stop.

  • Visited June 2011
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Thank edy_the_eagle
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Murrieta, California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“One of our favorites, where else can you get sushi & a fillet?”
Reviewed June 28, 2011

This place is awesome! The service is great, The food was all delicious & more than enough food.

  • Visited June 2011
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Thank Jadameia
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