Located in the southeastern part of Hyogo prefecture, Kobe is well-known for its tourist attractions and is one of the most iconic port cities in Japan. The night view from Kikuseidai on Mt. Maya is recognized as one of the three best night views in Japan and is brimming with droves of couples and families. As a famous spot for gourmet food, Kobe also boasts several delicious foods, including the widely known Kobe beef. As such, this article will introduce 13 unique Japanese BBQ restaurants in Kobe, that are selected for your consideration.
1. Sumibi Shichirin Yakiniku Akazakura
Sumibi Shichirin Yakiniku Akazakura is managed by the owner who took over the long-established Oi Nikuten, founded in 1872. Without regard to the brand or production area, the restaurant offers meat and wine based solely on the owner's skills at a reasonable price. The owner immediately cuts the meat once an order comes in to serve fresh and delicious meat to its customers. Their [Recommended Platter], which features meat delivered on the day, is a must-try. Enjoy the delicious meat dishes made possible only by the discerning eye of the owner.
Sumibi Shichirin Yakiniku Akazakura
: [Tuesday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Normal hours: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (Last order: 10:00 pm)Closed
: SundaysAverage price
: [Dinner] 5,000 JPYAccess
: From Nishi-Motomachi Station, walk for 1 minute along the north side of JR Koka.Address
: 8-3-2 Kita Nagasadori , Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo
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Tsubaki offers Kuroge Wagyu such as Kobe beef at reasonable prices and boasts juicy meat cooked with binchotan (high-grade charcoal). They also serve Kobe pork, seasonal vegetables, and authentic Korean kimchi delivered from Kobe Nishibu Market. The interior of the restaurant flows with quiet jazz, which makes it a perfect dating spot where you can enjoy meals in comfort.
: [Tuesday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 10:00 pmClosed
: MondayAverage price
: [Dinner] 4,000 JPYAccess
: Immediately north from the Kamizawa Station Northeast Exit. 10-minute walk north from Hyogo StationAddress
: 7-2-5, Kamisawa-dori, Hyogo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo (Map
Merely a 2-minute walk from Shinkaji Station, Tomiya allows you to enjoy reasonably priced meats carefully selected by the owner. The blocks of meat inside the refrigerator visible from every seat are certainly eye-catching. Being committed to serving fresh and delicious meat to customers, this restaurant immediately prepares the meat after the customer orders. The must-eat [Recommended Special Meat Set] is a wonderful assortment of meat selected by the owner himself.
: [Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day Before National Holidays] 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)Closed
: WednesdayAverage price
: 3,500 JPYAccess
: 2-minute walk north from Shinkaji StationAddress
: 1-1-2, Nakamichidori, Hyogo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo (Map
Fuji offers premium 100% Kuroge Wagyu beef. In contrast to its first-class meat quality, this restaurant also boats amazingly reasonable prices. One of their recommended dishes is the [Grilled Premium Sirloin], which is an extravagant serving of meat. As expected, the restaurant serves an abundance of meat dishes, but it also has noodles, soup, and rice dishes, and more, so be sure to drop by Fuji.
: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)Closed
: Monday (Next day if Monday is a national holiday)Average price
: 4,001 JPY - 4,500 JPYAddress
: 3-1-1, Wakamatsu-cho, Nagata-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo (Map
5. Nagata no Kumasan
Nagata no Kumasan is a Japanese BBQ restaurant that recreates authentic Korean flavors. This restaurant serves Korean BBQ using light-tasting Kobe Pork. You can also enjoy authentic Korean flavors in dishes such as the Korean BBQ regular [Samgyeopsal] and the rare [Ogyeopsal] which includes the skin. Other recommended dishes include the rare Kobe Pork [Ogyeopsal] (pork belly) which includes the skin, and the light-tasting and juicy [Hangjeongsal (Neck)]! They also serve [Pure Makgeolli], a rice-based alcohol that goes well with Korean BBQ. This comfortable restaurant is perfect for dates, drinking parties, and special occasions.
Nagata no Kumasan
: [Wednesday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)Closed
: Monday and TuesdayAverage price
: 2,500 JPYAccess
: 9-minute walk from Hyogo Station North Exit. Go straight along the tracks, pass by the overhead structure in Sugaharadori 1-chome intersection, and you can find it along the tracks.Address
: 1-18-31, Umegakacho, Nagata-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo (Map
Ohashi is a place where you can enjoy the superb Hida beef. Aside from the seasoning that draws out the taste of Hida beef, they also thoroughly slice and cook the meat to draw out its umami (Japanese savory taste). They have an abundance of dishes made with premium Hida beef such as the [Special Hida Beef Loin], [Special Hida Beef Boneless Short Rib], [Hida Beef Top Blade], [Hida Beef Tri-Tip], [Upper Rumen], [Salted Tongue], [Small Intestine], [Abomasum], and [Large Intestine]. Among these, their most popular dish is [Hida Beef Round Steak Yukhoe]. Their calm and quite interior lets you bask in the warmth of their customer service and savor their exquisite Japanese BBQ.
: [Monday - Sunday] 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)Closed
: Tuesday (Next day if Tuesday is a festival day)Average price
: 3,001 JPY - 3,500 JPYAddress
: 7-17, Higashimaikocho, Tarumi-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo (Map
: hitosara (Japanese)
Yakinikuko is the place to be if you want a hefty serving of Japanese BBQ for lunch. Aside from offering reasonably priced and voluminous lunches, this restaurant also serves Japanese BBQ for dinner. They are famous among people who want to casually eat A5-rank meat. Their most popular dishes are [Kuroge Wagyu Beef Boneless Short Rib Lunch] and [Japanese BBQ Lunch] which allow anyone to enjoy carefully selected Japanese BBQ at any time. You won't get enough of their sweet and fatty boneless short ribs with excellent marbling! The restaurant has seats and roasters, so even working people can enjoy a Japanese BBQ lunch without worrying about the smoke and smell. This authentic Japanese BBQ restaurant is recommended for meat lovers, so be sure to drop by!
: 2-2-28 Daikokucho, Suma-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo (Map
: hitosara (Japanese)
8. Nakahata Shoten
Nakahata Shoten is a small stall built along Higashidemachi's back alley in the downtown area of Kobe. The appearance of this quaint stall is reminiscent of the Showa period! You can eat [Skewered Offal] for 50 JPY a stick, and they also serve beef lungs. Their food has a great mouthfeel and is light-tasting and delicious! There is a special miso-based sauce in the counter in front of you, so you can freely season your food with it. They also have salt and chili peppers. This stall exudes a cozy and warm atmosphere which is perfect for people who want to drink while standing!
: 9:30 am - 7:00 pmClosed
: 3-21-2 Higashidemachi, Hyogo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo (Map
: hitosara (Japanese)
9. Kobe Beef Kanbei
[Kobe Beef Kanbei] serves the country's best Kobe and Tajima beef and is equipped with simple, modern, and calm private spaces. Here, you can taste Japanese BBQ made from the finest brands of beef that are highly regarded around the world! Recommended dishes include the [Grilled Kuroge Wagyu Beef Shabu Shabu] made with the finest Kuroge Wagyu beef and eggs to exemplify its umami, and the [Special Kuroge Wagyu Beef 7-kind Assortment] (loin, boneless short rib, skirt, lean meat, chuck tender, chuck eye roll, and thick salted tongue), which features the melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness of the finest brands of meat. Enjoy the umami and sweetness of these tender meats on your tongue. The calming atmosphere of this restaurant also makes it a popular hideout among adults.
Kobe Beef Kanbei
: [Weekdays, Saturday, Sunday] 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)Closed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 5,000 JPYAccess
: Just outside the Kobe-Sannomiya West Gate, on the 5th floor of Rainbow PlazaAddress
: 5F Rainbow Plaza, 1-9-3, Kitanagasadori, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo-ken (Map
10. Kobe Tanryu Higashimon Branch
Fully enjoy Kobe Beef in Kobe Tanryu Higashimon Branch! This restaurant lets you enjoy the best Kobe beef at a reasonable price. Aiming to bring happiness to several people, they serve Kobe beef with the best taste and value. Enjoy an extravagant assortment of Kobe beef parts with [Kobe Beef Japanese BBQ Special Assortment 300g], a dish only possible due to the restaurant buying whole cows! Their [Grilled Shabu Shabu] is popular among those seeking a refreshing taste. You can also order [Kobe Beef Steak Sushi] individually. Among the most popular are [Lean Meat] (500 JPY), [Medium Fatty] (800 JPY), and [Premium Fatty] (1,600 JPY). Fill your stomach with their [Assortment of Rare Parts] and [Seared Sushi]. This spot is perfect for anniversary dates, Kobe sightseeing, and for families!
Kobe Tanryu Higashimon Branch
: Lunch 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Dinner 4:00 pm - 12:00 amClosed
: IrregularAverage price
: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,300 JPYAccess
: 5-minute walk from Sannomiya StationAddress
: 1-3-24 Shimoyamate-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo (Map
Kankokusyuke is a Korean BBQ restaurant with only classy private rooms. In these nicely designed private rooms, you can enjoy [Grilled Shabu Shabu] made from Kobe beef and [Sashimi]. They only serve A4 and A5 Wagyu Kobe beef! Each beautiful slice has melt-in-your-mouth umami and amazing taste. Aside from Japanese BBQ, their popular dishes include [Grilled Shabu Shabu] mixed with lightly seared eggs, [Beef Sashimi] and [Tongue Sashimi] known for their freshness, and [Katamariniku] (chunk of meat) and [Chateaubriand], which are packed with the meat's umami. They also have an all-you-can-eat course. This restaurant is perfect for dates, drinking parties, and family dinners, among other occasions!
: [Weekdays, Saturday] 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)Closed
: Sunday, National HolidaysAverage price
: [Dinner] 5,500 JPYAccess
: 7-minute walk from Sannomiya StationAddress
: 2F, RHYMS, 4-8-8, Kanocho, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo (Map
12. Kobe Rogama Kobo
Kobe Rogama Kobo is a wonderful Japanese BBQ restaurant that uses a rogama (a kind of kiln) to cook the high-quality Kobe and Omi beef. Cooked in a custom-made rogama, these beef make for one-of-a-kind dishes brimming with authentic umami. A popular dish is [Rogama Kobe Beef Marbled Lean Meat Dinner Course (Rump)] (150g) which allows you to casually enjoy Kobe beef. You can also enjoy fillet and sirloin of Kobe and Omi beef cooked in rogama! They also have up to 6 kinds of French wine served in a glass which goes well with meat. This restaurant is popular since it has 10 counter seats making it accessible even for those who are dining alone. Of course, it's also the perfect place for receptions and anniversary dinners.
Kobe Rogama Kobo
: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:30 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm) *Advance reservation required
[Weekdays] Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:30 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 10:30 pm) Will close by 10:30 pm on the last day of consecutive holidays (L.O. 9:30 pm)Closed
Please check the website for closed dates in every month when placing a reservation.Average price
: [Dinner] 9,000 JPY / [Lunch] 8,000 JPYAccess
: 1-minute walk from the Motomachi Station East Ticket Gate North ExitAddress
: 4-2-11, Kitanagasadori, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo (Map
Kinsenen serves the finest carefully selected Kobe beef sirloin grilled with Kishu binchotan. Their popular dishes include the lightly seared [Grilled Shabu Shabu Kobe Beef Loin], [Wagyu Beef Premium Top Blade Steak], [Kuroge Wagyu Premium Fillet], and [Kuroge Wagyu Beef Special Premium Loin]. Among the carefully selected Kuroge Wagyu beef, they use beef with the highest grade such as the Kobe beef and Tajima beef. Enjoy superb and tender beef filled with umami in each slice. [Kuroge Wagyu Beef Special Salted Tongue] and [Kobe Beef Special Premium Boneless Short Rib] are recommended. You can also eat in comfort in their fully private rooms.
: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays, Day Before National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 12:00 am)
[Sunday] 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)Closed
: IrregularAverage price
: 4,000 JPYAccess
: 5-minute walk from Sannomiya Station. Go up the Kitanozaka and turn left from Ramen Taro.Address
: 1-9-17 Nakayamatedori, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo (Map
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.