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Kobe Japanese Restaurant

2086 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050-4055
+1 408-984-5623
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
8 Jan 2018
“Just ‘OK’”
17 May 2017
“Great sushi bar, excellent quality and warm service”
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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2086 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050-4055
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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Went with a friend to have lunch. He ordered a prawn tempura special and I ordered a bento box with chicken teriyaki and sashimi. We also ordered a sushi negiri plate . Over we thought the lunch was so so. The tempura was greasy and...More

Thank Gerard T
Reviewed 17 May 2017

One of the few options with sushi boats that pass by you-- you get to choose as they go by, or you can place a special order, or order from the menu. Very fresh sashimi, excellent California rolls, wide menu with lots of choices. Fried...More

Thank WaveMachine
Reviewed 14 August 2016

family style, very friendly, very accommodating, and great sushi. I have been eating at Kobe for several years now, and will continue doing so.

Thank GS72
Management response:Responded 19 August 2016

Thanks for being such a regular at our place, and for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoy the sushi and look forward to having you back again soon. Take care, Teresa L., Manager

Reviewed 26 April 2016

Our family enjoys dining at Kobe Japanese Restaurant on a regular basis. You can enjoy your meal seated near the koi fish pond listening to the fountain or you can sit at the sushi bar with boats to help yourself to your preferred dishes. Depending...More

Thank bellabookworm8x8
Reviewed 1 January 2016

We drop by often for quick sushi boat lunch, less often for dinner. Food is always fresh and tasty. Because the restaurant is hidden from main view in the new Town Center, it is never full! It deserves much better, for the excellent and reasonably...More

Thank NicholasSI
Reviewed 9 July 2015

I returned to Kobe after many years and found the food, atmosphere, and service just as good as I remembered. They have a wide variety of dishes -- I especially like the sushi and sashimi choices, as well as the bento box-type combinations. We sat...More

Thank Nocilantro52
Reviewed 16 June 2015

Very lovely Japanese restaurant that takes you into the japanese world, though a bit deep inside the mall area, little difficult to find unless you know the location. Very tastefully decorated with Japanese gardens and aesthetic furniture. A nice sushi bar and normal seating. The...More

Reviewed 11 November 2014

We love sushi, especially specialty rolls, but hate paying big bucks per roll and only getting to pick one or two per person - Kobe solves this problem! Their boats offer lots of smaller roll selections of 3-4 pieces for prices from $2 - $4...More

Thank mgmcpa
Reviewed 24 September 2012

I am not an adventurous sushi eater but absolutely love their San Jose Shark rolls! I never miss the opportunity to indulge whenever I'm in San Jose.

Thank Lee Ann T
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Reviewed 19 January 2009

One of the few sushi places that has boats. I LOVE boats! Kinda expensive though.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2086 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050-4055
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Clara
  • Phone Number: +1 408-984-5623
Kobe Japanese Restaurant is a family-owned and operated Japanese and sushi restaurant in Santa Clara, CA. We have been transporting our diners to Japan for almost 30 years! Come enjoy our beautiful koi pond while you dine on bento boxes, fresh sushi, and a wide variety of Japanese favorites including udon, teriyaki, tempura, sukiyaki, and more. Our self-serve sushi boats allow customers to choose their favorites and explore new tastes at the same time. Kobe Japanese Restaurant's staff is dedicated to providing you with the best and most relaxing experience while enjoying the delicacies of Japan! Bring your friends and family and take a trip to Japan without leaving California!
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