Where To Eat in Kobe, Japan

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Happiness is great food and good company, and Kobe, Japan serves up plenty of both. Located close to Osaka and Kyoto, Kobe is the capital of Hyogo Prefecture and one of Japan’s largest cities renowned for its delicious food and friendly people. What travellers love about Kobe is the panoramic port cityscapes, restaurants, cafes, and historical buildings. Kobe is also famed for its lovely gardens, cascading waterfalls, heritage monuments and food markets. Undoubtedly, the city’s most popular food is Kobe beef, which has people from all over the world hungering for more. So, scroll down to discover where to eat in Kobe, Japan, and begin your gastronomical journey to food paradise.

1. Kobe Beef Steak Restaurant Royal Mouriya

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Known for its French-inspired dishes and fine wine, Kobe Beef Steak Restaurant Royal Mouriya is a luxurious, adults-only restaurant that is lavishly decorated. Premium quality Kobe beef is served at lunch and dinner, where guests can select their preferred cuts from sirloin, rump, rib-eye to finest fillet steak. Every meal is served with soup, salad, grilled vegetables, bread or rice with pickled vegetables and ends with coffee or tea. Where wine is at the heart of the matter, the restaurant’s sommelier assists guests to select wine from over 100 wine selections to complement their meal. In addition, the restaurant has private rooms suited for parties of three to fifteen people, for special celebrations or family gatherings.

Kobe Beef Steak Restaurant Royal Mouriya

Address: Japan, 〒650-0012 Hyogo, Kobe, Chuo Ward, Kitanagasadori, 1 Chome−9−9 First shore building 2F

Website: Kobe Beef Steak Restaurant Royal Mouriya

Opening hours: 11am - 9pm (daily)

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2. Misono Kobe Main Store

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One of the few restaurants in Kobe serving halal Kobe beef, Misono Kobe Main Store dazzles with its immaculate interiors and reputation as teppanyaki steak specialists since 1945. Located at the south of Ikuta shrine and in front of Tokyu Hands Sannomiya store, the restaurant on the seventh and eight-level of the store building offers breathtaking views of Kobe streetscapes. What’s special about the restaurant is the chef who prepares your teppanyaki steak at your table. Be amazed by the chef’s culinary skills as well as sparkling conversation. Popular on the menu is the seasonal teppanyaki course meal available at lunch and dinner.

Misono Kobe Main Store

Address: Japan, 〒650-0011 Hyogo, Kobe, Chuo Ward, Shimoyamatedori, 1 Chome−1−2 Misono Building 7・8F

Website: Misono Kobe Main Store

Opening hours: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 10pm (daily)

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3. Japanese Restaurant Hanasato Kobe

Probably the best Japanese restaurant in Kobe, thanks to their excellent cuisine, customer-oriented service, attentive chef and staff, the adults-only restaurant have impressed guests from all over the world. Be greeted by stylish interiors and friendly atmosphere as this hidden gem specialises in Hida beef and well-selected Japanese sake to match every meal. Other menu delights include tempura, yakisoba and set meals that come with an appetiser, sashimi, tofu salad and an assortment of home-made ice cream.

Japanese Restaurant Hanasato Kobe

Address: Japan, 〒658-0053 Hyogo, Kobe, Higashinada Ward, Sumiyoshimiyamachi, 7 Chome−3−27 HANASATO KOBE Hanari Hida Takayama Cuisine Kobe Japanese Restaurant

Website: Japanese Restaurant Hanasato Kobe

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 5pm - 10pm (closed on Sun)

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4. Tor Road Steak Aoyama

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One doesn’t need a silver fork to eat good food, and that holds true at Tor Road Steak Aoyama. Founded in 1963, the restaurant serves a menu of Japanese cuisine that speaks years of experience. Step into a modern, classy restaurant with comfortable dining ambience for couples, families or special celebrations. Savour meals with carefully selected world-class Kobe beef served with home-made “ponzu’ sauce or seasonal seafood dishes served with vegetables. Not to be missed is the impressive Aoyama speciality course with speciality beef steak, appetiser, potage, salad, bread or rice, home-made ice cream, and coffee or tea.

Tor Road Steak Aoyama

Address: 2 Chome-14-5 Shimoyamatedori, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0011, Japan

Website: Tor Road Steak Aoyama

Opening hours: Thu - Tue: 12pm - 2:30pm, 5pm - 9pm (closed on Wed)

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5. Steakland Kobe

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Hear the gentle clicking of culinary tools and smell the heady aroma of grilled garlic as the skilled teppanyaki chefs at Steakland Kobe prepare teppanyaki meals in front of guests. The elegantly decorated restaurant offers a classy dining environment. Top on the menu is the excellent selection of Kobe beef grilled to perfection and served with salad, miso soup, grilled vegetables, rice, pickled vegetables and coffee. In fact, the pretty platter looks too good to eat. What guests gush about are the specialities such as wagyu beef steak set, special tenderloin steak set and signature Kobe beef steak set.

Steakland Kobe

Address: 1 Chome-8-2 Kitanagasadori, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0012, Japan

Website: Steakland Kobe

Opening hours: Sun - Fri: 11am - 10pm; Sat: 10:30am - 10pm

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6. Akaman

Gyoza lovers, rejoice! Akaman serves great-tasting gyoza dumplings in Kobe. Succulent and savoury dumplings with a crispy outside yet tender inside make Akaman’s gyoza a favourite treat among locals and tourists alike. The simple eatery has friendly staff but take note of the fast-paced service and high volume of customers on a regular basis. Reputed to serve the most authentic gyozas in town, Akaman also provides takeaway of uncooked gyoza for customers to enjoy them at home.


Address: 1 Chome-11-10 Motomachidori, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0022, Japan

Opening hours: Thu - Tue: 12pm - 7pm (closed on Wed)

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7. La Shomon

Elevate your dining experience at La Shomon, the famed Japanese Yakiniku bar and grill that serves premium Wagyu beef in a traditional setting. Guests feel at home right away as the comfortable ambience invites guests to savour Japanese gourmet dining at its finest. Indulge in the best wagyu beef dry-aged to perfection and an extensive menu that includes specially certified meat sashimi and cuts of fresh wagyu, a delicacy on its own. Best of all, the perfect pairings of delectable appetisers for meals are sure to impress. For guests’ convenience, there are set menu offerings that allow them to sample a wider variety of chef’s delights.

La Shomon

Address: Japan, 〒655-0027 Hyogo, Kobe, Tarumi Ward, Kandacho, 4−10 2F

Website: La Shomon

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 10:30pm; Sun: 11am - 10pm

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8. Nailey's Grill

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A rare find indeed, Nailey’s Grill is an American restaurant that serves one of the best Kobe beef in town. Sited down a quiet alleyway in the city, the restaurant is popular for its international menu that consists of burgers, sandwiches, soups and caesar salads. Sure to delight is the Japanese menu that serves premium quality Kobe beef with salad and soup. Good food and great music make this restaurant spectacular as the warm lighting, plush seating and laid-back atmosphere invites guests to enjoy a good time.

Nailey's Grill

Address: Japan, 〒650-0001 Hyogo, Kobe, Chuo Ward, Kanocho, 2 Chome−8−12 Petit Doll Kitano 1F

Website: Nailey’s Grill

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 6pm - 12am; Sat - Sun: 11:30am - 2pm, 6pm - 12 am (closed on Tues)

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9. Sushi Nosasuke

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Serving a fresh yet playful take on Japan’s all-time favourite dish, Sushi Nosasuke is one of the most popular sushi restaurants in Kobe. Simple, modern interiors coupled with quick table service by helpful and friendly staff make this eatery a comfortable place to enjoy a wide variety of sushi. Amazingly affordable sushi platters served with tasty sides and hot green tea ensure return customers. Popular on the menu are the assortment of maki, sashimi, temaki, nigiri and uramaki. In fact, it’s not unusual to find queues outside the eatery during peak times.

Sushi Nosasuke

Address: Japan, 〒650-0021 Hyogo, Kobe, Chuo Ward, Sannomiyacho, 1 Chome−8−1 San plaza

Website: Sushi Nosasuke

Opening hours: Thu - Tue: 11:30am - 10pm (closed on Wed)

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10. Kobe Beef Grill Takumi

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Food is essential, therefore make it good and dine at Kobe Beef Grill Takumi, the simple, cosy restaurant with modern interiors for relaxing dining. Excellent cuisine presented on traditional Japanese tableware plus a wide selection of food on the menu have guests returning for more. Noteworthy are the course menu which serves roasted Kobe beef or Kobe beef steak served with fresh salad, soup and home-made dessert. Better yet, there are different sauces available to complement the beefsteak. In addition, the menu also features salmon, bonito maki, sushi rolls and local sake to further entice guests.

Kobe Beef Grill Takumi

Address: 1 Chome-9 Kitanagasadori, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0012, Japan

Opening hours: 5pm - 11:30pm (daily)

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11. Steakhouse En (from USD 170.0)

The Motomachi district in Kobe is the place to be for those looking for shopping and dining opportunities. While there are plenty of restaurants in this luxury shopping area, Steakhouse En is one of the few that excels even the best. The restaurant sources most of its ingredients from renowned and award-winning farms to serve high-quality dishes and a teppanyaki experience that’s worth the price.

Taste Steakhouse En’s wide array of excellently crafted dishes, from the pan-seared Kobe beef cuts to the decadent lobster. First-timers must try out the multi-course teppanyaki menu where you can savour the sights, smells, and flavours that best represent Steakhouse En.

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Luxurious Kobe Beef Teppanyaki Course in Kobe En Steakhouse

Duration: 2hours

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Savour all the delights and delicacies in Kobe, Japan

People who love to eat are almost always the best people. When there are so many places to eat in Kobe, Japan, it’s time to explore them all and meet some of the friendliest people during your travels to Japan. Enjoy delicious meals wherever you go.

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