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“Perfect Location, Average Food”

The Garden Place Soshuen
Ranked #118 of 11,988 Restaurants in Kobe
Price range: US$1 - US$2
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Garden Place is tucked away on a beautiful site. The restaurant itself is nicely designed with a lot of wood and glass. The ambience is warm and comforting. They have both tables and room for private parties. The bar is well-designed, with about a dozen seats, and a nice place to sit and have a drink. The service is friendly, available in English, and attentive.

The menu offers both a la carte as well as prix fixe meals. We’ve visited twice and selected the set meals on both occasions. All items were plated nicely and beautifully served. However, the portions were a little small and not delicious. This is a place where you expect flavorful food. And it just wasn’t. Dining here is a lovely experience as long as you don’t care so much about the taste.

Thank William S
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

The Soshuen is a beautiful restaurant set in a lovely spot on the side of a mountain. The wood floors and wandering layout amidst a beautiful garden offer a wonderful dining ambience. Our group of 8 were seated quickly and comfortably and found it easy to talk together without having to raise our voices.

They assigned an English-speaking server who was informative, quick, and served us without error. Several choose a prix fixe meals and others selected from the a la carte menu. Everything was served in the right order and at the right temperature. The food quality was high and quite tasty with the deserts particularly delicious. We tried two sake brands and were satisfied with both.

We were all very happy with our experience at Soshuen and would happily return.

Thank William S
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

Came to Kobe/Osaka for a weekend retreat from Tokyo and had dinner at the garden place. Ordered the anniversary course and had no regrets.
The food was excellent and diverse including everything you expect from a visit to an area famous for seafood and kobe beef (yes, also included kobe beef :-)
The price of JPY 12,000 per person for the course almost felt like a bargain given the contents of the course.
If you arrive early, there is the very nice waiting area which serves some great house special cocktails.
Last but not least, the nice surroundings, centered in a nice green spot a little up the hill turns a simple dinner into something unforgetable.

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Thank OneNewCountryAYear
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Great setting, delicious food, yummy desserts. Parking is avaliable.
It's a great place to bring guests from abroad.

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Thank Irina K
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

Have been going to this restaurant for lunch with guests for the past three plus years. The cuisine is Italian based but Japanese style. The food is very good and the service is excellent. This restaurant is good for families, friends and couples. After lunch coffee and desert is very pleasant at the covered patio. Parking is a bit limited and other events may also be taking place. Check it out on line.

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Thank captainked
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