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Kobe Japan

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1918 Oak Park Blvd, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-4602 (Patterson Boulevard)
+1 925-705-7065
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband & I will occasionally have dinner here, i don't know why we don't come more frequent, it's great! Fridays are usually packed, so prepare to wait a bit, other days its quick seating and the service is good. the food is great as well, we alternate between sushi and Hibachi.

Thank Yoyo P
Pleasant Hill, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

The food is prepared right n front of you, much like at Benihana, so you see exactly what your food looks like before it's cooked. They are very good about cooking gluten-free dishes first so as not to cross-contaminate. The service is good, but can get very busy on weekend evenings. There's a great selection of sushi and is fresh.... More 

Thank silviaw992
Puyallup, Washington
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43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Not having been here before we decided to try it. We did the hibachi grill and the chef was awesome. Food was good although a little on the pricy side I thought. The part that was frustrating was that they charged $4.50 for the fried rice vs steamed and didn't say it was an up charge. So be careful what... More 

Thank DelaneWolter
Pleasant Hill, California
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535 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Have not been in awhile but had a great lunch there yesterday of sushi specials. Lunch specials are listed daily and happy hour begins at 4pm. Great service & friendly staff. Wide variety menu

Thank travelwithpam
Martinez, California, United States
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383 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I'm surprised I haven't reviewed this place before - we've been here a couple times per year for 6 years - always the hibachi. We've found it a fairly consistent experience, with a bit of understandable variation given which performance artist chef we've gotten. Always entertaining and engaging. We pretty much always get the lower to mid-range options. Everyone always... More 

Thank Cameron M
Concord, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Best fried rice. Great knife work by the chef and the shrimp and steak were really tasty. Lots of fun for a special occasion.

Thank mchoiniere
San Francisco, California
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Kobe Japan has the best sushi I have found within 15 or more miles of Pleasant Hill. They also have an excellent communal grill if you want your cooked food prepared table side and a beautiful separate sports bar off to the left as you walk in. Maggie and Terry run a really good place here. The sushi is particularly... More 

Thank mgh2020
Oakland, California
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

A very nice Japanese restaurant that serves sushi and has a hibachi grill. We've been there many times for sushi. For my daughters birthdays we went their for the Hibachi Grill. What a treat. Everyone had a good time and enjoyed the food.

Thank L R
Carmel, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We ordered off the hibachi menu. The chef did a great job both cooking for and entertaining us. The only complaint was the fried rice servings were huge. What was on my plate could have fed four people! But the food was great.

Thank Suzanne S
Pleasant Hill, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This restaurant is every bit as good as Benihana with a tenth of the crowd (but the word is getting out) The menu is awesome and food delicious.

Thank Kris h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1918 Oak Park Blvd, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-4602
    (Patterson Boulevard)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pleasant Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 925-705-7065

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?