Can't Speak Japanese? No Problem! 30 Restaurants in Kobe with Multilingual Menus

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Can't Speak Japanese? No Problem! 30 Restaurants in Kobe with Multilingual Menus

Flourishing as an important port city for international commerce since long ago, Kobe is home to a large variety of delicious restaurants with multilingual staff and menus! This article will introduce 30 recommended restaurants in this area where visitors from abroad can relax and easily order food after a day of sightseeing!

1. K's Kitchen (Creative Italian Cuisine)

1. K's Kitchen (Creative Italian Cuisine)
Can't Speak Japanese? No Problem! 30 Restaurants in Kobe with Multilingual Menus
Here, you can enjoy unique delicacies that combine Italian and Japanese cuisines, making use of the best preparation methods from the two countries. With the aim of enhancing the flavors of the ingredients, the chef calculates the time at which the fish should be slaughtered and prepared based on when your reservation is made for, thus ensuring that the fish is served at its very best state. If you want proof of how skillfully the chef manages to bring out the flavor of fish, Kobe beef, and seasonal vegetables, order the [Kobe Seasonal Aji Course] (8,000 JPY). You'll also be offered wine or sake that best matches the food, so be sure to ask the chef for advice.

Menu is available in English and Chinese (Traditional and Simplified).

K's Kitchen

Open: [Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Wednesday
Average price: [Dinner] 7,500 JPY
Access: Around 120m from [Sannomiya Station], the West Exit of [Kobe-sannomiya Station], or the East Exit of [Motomachi Station].
Address: 2F, Taishin Sunset Bldg., 2-5-1, Kitanagasa-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe-city, Hyogo (Map)
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2. Kobe Steak Sai Dining (Steak / Hamburg Steak / Curry)

2. Kobe Steak Sai Dining (Steak / Hamburg Steak / Curry)
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When in Kobe, Kobe beef is a must-try! Since it may be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, why not try this restaurant, known for serving top-grade A5-ranked Kobe beef? In their [Kuroge Wagyu Sirloin Steak Course 160g] (7,800 JPY), the finely marbled, lean Kobe beef has an amazing melt-in-the-mouth tenderness, despite its thickness. The juices from the beef will spread through your mouth with every bite!

Menu is available in English and Chinese (Traditional).

Kobe Steak Sai Dining

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (last order 2:00 pm) / Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm (last order 9:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 13,000 JPY / [Lunch] 4,500 JPY
Access: 5 minutes on foot from Sannomiya Station. Upon exiting the station, proceed west along Sunset-dori Street, make a right at the street after the intersection with Tor Road, and the restaurant will be 150 meters ahead on the right.
Address: B1 Cosmo Building, 3-1-9 Shimoyamate-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo (Map)
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3. Sumibi Shichirin Yakiniku Akazakura (Yakiniku)

3. Sumibi Shichirin Yakiniku Akazakura (Yakiniku)
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Managed by a long-established butcher shop founded almost 150 years ago, this restaurant selects with extreme expertise the best meat available at the time. For example, the [Recommended 6-kind Assortment with Grilled Vegetables] (5,250 JPY) is a superb platter where the excellent quality of meat and fat is guaranteed. Another perk of this place is their wide selection of wines. The meat's rich, high-quality fats and concentrated umami (Japanese savory taste) matches amazingly with wine. While you wait for your meat get cooked, why not nibble at the [Cold Tripe with Basil] (945 JPY)? The combination of the springy texture of the tripe and the fresh flavors of the basil is superb.

Menu available in Chinese (Traditional, Simplified).

Sumibi Shichirin Yakiniku Akazakura

Open: [Tuesday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Normal hours: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (Last order: 10:00 pm)
Closed: Sundays
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY
Access: 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 (Map)
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4. IKKYU Suidosuji Branch (Izakaya)

4. IKKYU Suidosuji Branch (Izakaya)
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[Hakata Motsunabe] (1,400 JPY) is a hot pot stew filled with beef offal and plenty of vegetables and is a popular dish at this restaurant. You can choose between 2 types of soup: a rich one made with white miso, or a lighter version with a soy sauce base. The spongy and tender Kuroge Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef) offal absorb the full-bodied flavor of the soup, which makes them super juicy! They completely lack any unpleasant odors and taste, so they're good for people trying offal for the first time.
Since the restaurant owner is half Thai and half Japanese, you'll also find dishes like the [Kaphrao Fried Spring Rolls] (750 JPY) that will let you relish the true essence of Thai cuisine. Order them together with your motsunabe - both go amazingly with a few drinks!

Menu available in Chinese (Traditional, Simplified).

IKKYU Suidosuji Branch

Open: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Tuesday *If it falls on a national holiday, closed on Wednesday instead
Average price: 3,000 JPY
Address: 6-2-16, Suidosuji, Nada-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo (Map)
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5. Shin (Japanese Cuisine)

5. Shin (Japanese Cuisine)
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This is a casual Japanese restaurant that serves seasonal flavors in a laid-back atmosphere. Its forte is the remarkable freshness of the fish, so you should order sashimi of the best fish of the season! For example, as winter approaches, order the [Whole Thread-sail Filefish Sashimi] (2,800 JPY (plus tax)). Your filefish, caught in Akashi and kept in the restaurant’s fish tank, will be prepared after you place the order. It couldn't be any fresher than that! Enjoy the springy and sweet meat, as well as the melty and flavorful liver, served at their best.
Akashi is known for their sea bream, and in the [Akashi Sea Bream Kama-meshi] (rice cooked in an iron pot) (850 JPY (plus tax)), it's used to enrich the rice with an incredible umami. The tiny pot it's cooked and served in is cute, and you can enjoy watching the rice being cooked.

Menu is available in Chinese (Traditional, Simplified).

Shin

Open: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: Sunday *If Monday is a national holiday, closed on Monday also
Average price: 4,000 JPY
Address: 1F, Hirano Bldg., 2-1-7, Hon-machi, Akashi-shi, Hyogo (Map)

6. Saboten (Izakaya)

6. Saboten (Izakaya)
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If you're into raw chicken, head here to savor the [Chicken Sashimi Assortment] (1,200 JPY (plus tax)) or [Liver Sashimi] (560 JPY (plus tax)) made with Banshu Hyakunichi chicken, which is a brand of jidori (local chicken) from Hyogo Prefecture that's healthily raised in surroundings that closely match their natural habitat. The best thing about chicken sashimi is that you get to savor its genuine umami and the sweetness of its fats. First-timers will discover a new dimension to the flavor of chicken! 
This meat, which is so fresh that it can be served as sashimi, tastes equally amazing in their [Yakitori] (grilled chicken), which is grilled over charcoal at controlled temperatures. You can order the cuts you prefer, but make sure to include the umami-rich [Thigh] (580 JPY (plus tax))! Seared over charcoal flames, the thigh meat turns out super fragrant and springy. Don't miss this chance to savor local chicken prepared in various ways!

Menu is available in Chinese (Traditional, Simplified).

Saboten

Open: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: Monday *If it's a national holiday, closed on Tuesday instead
Average price: 3,500 JPY
Address: 1, Caro Sette, 1360, Hata-cho Naka, Kita-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo (Map)

7. Teppan-yaki Kokoro (Teppanyaki)

7. Teppan-yaki Kokoro (Teppanyaki)
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This is a restaurant inside a hotel with a stunning ocean view, and from the counter seats, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery along with the sight of the skilled chefs at work. There are 4 types of dinner courses, but the [Kokoro] (10,692 JPY) is the most recommended if you want to enjoy a steak of Kobe beef or other beef brands from Hyogo Prefecture. You can choose between a fine tenderloin and a sirloin with more melty fat for your steak.

Menu is available in English.

Teppan-yaki Kokoro

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (Last order: 2:00 pm) Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm (Last order 9:00 pm)
Closed: Public holidays
Average price: [Lunch] 5,000 JPY
Access: Ten minutes by taxi (about 1000 yen) from JR Sannomiya Station and Hankyu, Hanshin, and Subway Sannomiya Station.
Address: Hotel La Suite Kobe Harborland 2F, 7-2 Hatoba-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo (Map)
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8. The Garden Place Soshuen (Italian Cuisine)

8. The Garden Place Soshuen (Italian Cuisine)
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Established in a renovated villa of a former financial conglomerate, this restaurant has windows facing an impeccably maintained garden, and equally beautiful interiors with a classy atmosphere. If you want to have an affordable dining experience in such a splendid environment, opt for the lunch [Pasta Course] (2,000 JPY (plus tax)). For a reasonable price, you'll be served an appetizer, soup, a fantastic pasta dish made with quality local ingredients, and even dessert!

Menu is available in English.

The Garden Place Soshuen

Open: THE BAR, 6:00 pm - see below
[Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (last order) / Dinner 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm (last seating) 10:00 pm (last order)
[Saturday, Sunday, Public Holiday] Dinner 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm (last seating) 10:00 pm (last order) (course last order 9:00 pm)
Closed: Tuesday
Average price: [Dinner] 10,000 JPY / [Lunch] 3,500 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk from Mikage Station on the Hankyu Kobe Line. Go through Fukadaike Park and follow the road to the north. 5-minute taxi ride from JR Sumiyoshi Station.
Address: 4-7-28 Sumiyoshiyamate, Kobe, Higashinada-ku, Hyogo (Map)
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9. Private Room Yakiniku KOBE BEEF KANBE (Yakiniku)

9. Private Room Yakiniku KOBE BEEF KANBE (Yakiniku)
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Regularly stocking whole heads of cattle is what allows this restaurant to always serve the best Kobe beef available. Designed like a stylish wine bar, it's a lovely place to enjoy delicious Wagyu yakiniku. The Kobe beef in delicacies like the [Premium Lean Meat] (3,980 JPY) or the [Kuroge Wagyu Galbi] (1,280 JPY) is grilled so that it releases a little bit of fat, which makes it extra tender and juicy. If it's someone's birthday, they'll even add candles or sparklers on your meat platter; why not surprise someone by ordering it?

Menu is available in English and Chinese (Simplified).

Private Room Yakiniku KOBE BEEF KANBE

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Sunday] Dinner 5:00 pm - 00:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY
Access: Near Kobe Sannomiya Station west exit on Hankyu Kobe Line. Located on the 5th floor of Rainbow Plaza Building.
Address: 5F, Rainbow Plaza Bldg., 1-9-3 Kitanagasadori, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo (Map)
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10. Sandaya Honten -Yasuragi no Sato- (Steak / Hamburg Steak / Curry)

10. Sandaya Honten -Yasuragi no Sato- (Steak / Hamburg Steak / Curry)
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This unique steak restaurant sits in a large area together with quiet Japanese buildings and a Noh theater called "Arima Noh Theater." While there, it is recommended to order their course meals, such as the [Kuroge Wagyu Tenderloin Steak 120g] (8,500 JPY). Every course meal includes a roast ham hors d'oeuvre. This ham, which has been thoroughly dry-aged, is considered as one of the restaurant's specialties, together with steak.
The tender Kuroge Wagyu steak, their signature item, is served on an iron grill, but is actually almost entirely raw! You grill it by yourself on the iron grill, meaning that you can eat it when it's been cooked to your liking.

Menu is available in English.

Sandaya Honten -Yasuragi no Sato-

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch: 11:30 - 3:30 pm (L.O. 2:30) *Cafe and shop on the second floor is open all day. Dinner: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm (L.O. 8:00 pm), [Saturday] Lunch: 11:30 am - 4:00 pm, Dinner: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm), [Sunday, National Holidays] 11:30 am - 9:00 pm (L.O. 8:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 5,800 JPY
Access: 2 minutes on foot from Shintetsu Flower Town. 10 minutes by taxi from JR Sanda Station. 6 minutes from the Chugoku Expressway Kobe Sanda Interchange.
Address: 7-5 Mukogaoka, Sanda, Hyogo (Map)
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11. Kobe Entrecote (Teppanyaki)

11. Kobe Entrecote (Teppanyaki)
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This restaurant showcases the flavors of Kobe, a city surrounded by both the sea and mountains, by serving up its fresh seafood and top-class beef brands like Kobe beef and Mita beef. They take pride in their [Premium Kobe Beef Steak "Tenderloin" 110g] (6,380 JPY), fine tenderloin steak with great texture and melty fat that creates mouthwatering umami that spreads in your mouth as soon as you take a bite!
Although meat is usually paired with garlic rice, here, try pairing it with [Garlic Sobameshi] (800 JPY) instead. Sobameshi is a working-class specialty of Kobe where Worcestershire sauce-laden yakisoba (fried noodles) is mixed with rice. Here, it's seasoned with garlic to make the perfect companion for steak. You'll be surprised how well top-class Wagyu steak goes with this common dish!

Menu is available in English.

Kobe Entrecote

Open: [Weekday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 3:00 am (L.O. 2:00 am)
[Sunday, National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 7,000 JPY
Access: Heading north towards Kitanozaka from Sannomiya Station (all lines), 3 minutes on foot.
Address: 4F Tensei Bldg., 1-10-10 Nakayamatedori, Kobe, Chuo-ku, Hyogo (Map)
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12. Sozai Kitchen Kikucho (Izakaya)

12. Sozai Kitchen Kikucho (Izakaya)
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This quiet izakaya with a lovely wood design and a classy atmosphere offers quality ingredients at affordable prices. Take advantage of its super fresh products by ordering their [Premium A5 Kuroge Wagyu Tri-tip Beef Nigiri] (980 JPY), the [5-kind Sashimi Assortment] (1,380 JPY), or the [Akashi-yaki] (630 JPY), which is their flagship menu item. The [Akashi-yaki] looks similar to takoyaki, yet it tastes different. It is the round shape grilled egg custard with a piece of octopus, and its unique feature is to dip them in dashi (broth) before eating. These fluffy concoctions combining the umami of the dashi taste delicious. They're similar to the more common takoyaki (octopus balls) sold everywhere in the city, but the flavor is slightly different, so why not give them a shot?

Menu is available in English.

Sozai Kitchen Kikucho

Open: [Monday - Friday] Breakfast 9:00 am - 11:30 am
[Monday - Sunday] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (last order 2:30 pm)
[Tuesday - Sunday] Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (last order 10:00 pm)
Closed: Dinner time on Monday
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 900 JPY
Access: A five-minute walk from Harborland Station of the Kobe Municipal Subway Kaigan Line.
Address: 2F Culmeni, 1-5-7 Higashikawasaki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo (Map)
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13. Setsu-Getsu-Ka Sumibiyaki - Kobe beef Steak Kappo (Steak / Hamburg Steak / Curry)

13. Setsu-Getsu-Ka Sumibiyaki - Kobe beef Steak Kappo (Steak / Hamburg Steak / Curry)
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As soon as you step inside this restaurant, you'll immediately notice the eye-catching furnace behind the counter. In order to get the most flavor out of Kobe beef, they dry-age it and then cook it in this special furnace. This is how their superb [Charcoal Grilled Steak] gets that exceptional rich umami and aroma of binchotan (high-grade charcoal)! Other than steak, their [Charcoal Furnace Grilled Kobe Beef Steak 100g Course] (16,000 JPY) allows you to savor the deliciousness of Kobe beef in many other forms.

Menu is available in English.

Setsu-Getsu-Ka Sumibiyaki - Kobe beef Steak Kappo

Open: 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 20,000 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk from [Sannomiya Station]. Go straight on Kitanozaka Street and turn right at the cake shop. It is on the 2nd Floor of Parfum Bldg., which is on the left.
Address: 2F, Parfum Bldg., 4-8-19, Kano-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo (Map)
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14. Wa Teppan Shin Kitanozaka Branch (Teppanyaki)

14. Wa Teppan Shin Kitanozaka Branch (Teppanyaki)
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In its chic Japanese-style interiors, this restaurant serves teppanyaki (ingredients grilled on an iron griddle) dishes and cuisine made with seasonal fish. The most ordered delicacy is the [Kobe Beef Loin & Thigh Steak Sampler Course] (8,980 JPY) because it allows diners to relish Kobe beef at a fairly low price. Starting from the appetizer, you'll be served a series of dishes that all make use of Kobe beef. The main dish contains 40g of beef loin and 60g of beef thigh steak, so it's great if you want to taste the differences between these two cuts.
*For dinner, there is an additional 5% service fee.

Menu is available is English.

Wa Teppan Shin Kitanozaka branch

Open: [Monday, Wednesday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm)
[Monday, Wednesday - Saturday] Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed: Tuesday
Average price: [Dinner] 14,000 JPY / [Lunch] 4,000 JPY
Access: 4 minutes walk from Sannomiya Station
Address: 1F, Eiwa Bldg., 1-10-6, Nakayamate-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo ()

15. Gran Cave (Izakaya)

15. Gran Cave (Izakaya)
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This restaurant is designed like the inside of a gloomy cave with dim lighting, but it has stylish chandeliers and furniture. Here, you can enjoy a huge variety of dishes from 21 different countries, so there's a little something for everyone. If you go with friends for a drinking night, the ideal option is the [Homemade Roast Beef Course] (5,500 JPY), as it comes with a 2-hour all-you-can-drink option. Their awesome roast beef is slow-cooked at a low temperature and comes with 3 different sauces.

Menu is available in English.

Gran cave

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:30 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from [Sannomiya] Station on JR Tokaido Main Line or Hanshin Main Line / 2 minutes walk from [Sannomiya] Station on Hankyu Kobe Main Line
Address: 4-1-394, Kotono-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo ()

16. Kobe Gyu / Kobe Yukiyasai Shin (Teppanyaki)

16. Kobe Gyu / Kobe Yukiyasai Shin (Teppanyaki)
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This restaurant's specialty is teppanyaki made with Kobe beef, local organic vegetables, and other carefully-selected Kobe products. The [Lean Kobe Beef and Organic Vegetable Course] (5,980 JPY) contains plenty of Kobe beef and local organic vegetables, like the [Seared Kobe Beef Sushi and Kobe Roast Beef Assortment], which is not even the main dish. There are also many a-la-carte-options you could order to nibble at while enjoying a few drinks, such as the [Foie Gras Teppanyaki] (1,980 JPY), which can be eaten raw as well, and the [Japanese-style Cold Pasta with Salted and Dried Mullet Roe] (1,280 JPY).

*For dinner, there is an additional 5% service charge.
Menu is available in English.

Kobe Gyu / Kobe Yukiyasai Shin

Open: [Tuesday - Sunday, Holidays, Day Before Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (last order 2:30 pm) (Lunch menu only.)
[Tuesday - Sunday, Holidays, Day Before Holidays] Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm (last order 9:30 pm)
Closed: Monday
Average price: [Dinner] 10,000 JPY / [Lunch] 3,000 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk from JR Sannomiya Station’s west exit. 3-minute walk from Hankyu Sannomiya Station’s west exit. Located on the south side of Kobe Sauna.
Address: 2F Seigyo Building, 2-10-12 Kitanagasadori, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo (Map)
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17. Restaurant Le Coeur Kobe (French Cuisine)

17. Restaurant Le Coeur Kobe (French Cuisine)
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This French restaurant is primely located inside Hotel La Suite Kobe Harborland. As soon as you take the first step inside, a stunning panoramic view of Kobe Port welcomes you. They use local products to create sophisticated French dishes for both lunch and dinner. The filling [Grace Lunch] (5,346 JPY) consists of hors d'oeuvre, soup, a main dish, dessert, and drink.

Menu is available in English.

Restaurant Le Coeur Kobe

Open: [Breakfast] 07:00 am - 10:30 am (Last order: 10:00 am)
[Lunch] 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (Last order: 2:00 pm)
[Dinner] 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm (Last order: 9:00 pm)
Closed: Sundays
Average price: [Lunch] 5,000 JPY
Access: Ten minutes by taxi (about 1000 yen) from JR Sannomiya Station and Hankyu, Hanshin, and Subway Sannomiya Station.
Address: Hotel La Suite Kobe Harborland 2F, 7-2 Hatoba-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo (Map)
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18. Beefsteak Kawamura Sannomiya Main Branch (Teppanyaki)

18. Beefsteak Kawamura Sannomiya Main Branch (Teppanyaki)
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This restaurant uses top-grade beef that's been awarded at Kobe beef competitions. It specializes in teppanyaki, which is why it can showcase expert chefs grilling each type and cut of meat on the iron plate right in front of you in the way that best suits its thickness, fattiness, and marbling. Steak-based courses like the [<Premium Kuroge Wagyu> Steak Course (140g)] (8,800 JPY (plus tax)) include a flavorful, special soup made from the thoroughly stewed tail.

Menu is available in English.

Beefsteak Kawamura Sannomiya main branch

Open: [Weekdays except Monday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 4:00 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm) / Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: Monday
Average price: [Dinner] 15,000 JPY / [Lunch] 5,000 JPY
Access: 2 minutes walk from Sannomiya Station on JR Kobe Line. Walk along the nothern street of Tajima Kobe Bldg. towards west and turn right at the first corner
Address: 1F, Nuba spiritto Bldg., 4-5-13, Kano-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo (Map)
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19. Japanese Cuisine Ha-ze (Kaiseki Cuisine)

19. Japanese Cuisine Ha-ze (Kaiseki Cuisine)
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If you're looking for a relaxing place where you can eat in peace around the lively Sannomiya Station, this place is for you. They make beautifully-arranged kaiseki (traditional Japanese course cuisine with tea). If you're new to this type of meal, you can break the ice with the [Kagura Course] (7,500 JPY (plus tax)). Taste various seasonal ingredients grilled, fried, raw, and cooked in all the other many recipes from their Japanese repertoire.
*There is an additional 10% service charge.

Menu is available in English.

Japanese Cuisine Ha-ze

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm) / Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed: Sunday
Average price: [Dinner] 10,000 JPY / [Lunch] 3,000 JPY
Access: 12 minutes walk from the east exit of Sannomiya Station on each line
Address: 101, Kitanomachi Light Hills, 3-1-8, Kitano-machi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo ()

20. SETSU GETSU KA - Kobe Beef Steak, Teppanyaki (Teppanyaki)

20. SETSU GETSU KA - Kobe Beef Steak, Teppanyaki (Teppanyaki)
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This famous restaurant was featured for 5 years in a row on the Kansai version of a world-renowned gourmet guide! The quality and freshness of all their ingredients are exceptional, with their main ingredient - Kobe beef - left to dry-age for a long time immediately after being stocked to enhance its umami to the fullest before cooking it. If you order one of their course meals, like the [Fuku Course (Kobe Beef)] (18,000 JPY (plus tax)), you'll be served an array of the restaurant's delicacies made with fresh fish, vegetables, Kobe beef steak, and more.
As is typical of any teppanyaki restaurant, you can also enjoy the cooking performances of the chefs here. The only seats available are by the counter, from which you can see skilled artisans cut and grill your food.

Menu is available in English.

SETSU GETSU KA - Kobe Beef Steak, Teppanyaki

Open: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm  (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 15,000 JPY
Access: 116m from [Kobe-Sannomiya Station] on the Hankyu Railway
Address: 8F, Rainbow Plaza Bldg., 1-9-3, Kitanagasa-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo (Map)
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21. Voice (Gastropub)

21. Voice (Gastropub)
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This casual gastropub offers alcoholic drinks and Italian cuisine. Other than sake and wines, you can also enjoy delicious cocktails prepared by the owner-chef, who's so talented that he's even won a cocktail mixing competition! The food menu is also quite diverse with options like the [Honey Mustard Awaji Chicken] (700 JPY) or the [Bacon and Mushroom Peperoncino] (1,100 JPY), so it might be fun to come with several people and share several dishes with them!

Menu is available in English.

Voice

Open: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY
Access: 5 minutes walk from Sannomiya Station on Kobe Municipal Subway Yamate Line along with Tor Road / 7 minutes walk from Motomachi Station on JR Kobe Line or Hanshin Main Line
Address: 2F, Shiko Bldg., 3-11-17, Shimoyamate Street, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo ()

22. Antipasto Restaurant Tapas (Spanish and Mediterranean Cuisine)

22. Antipasto Restaurant Tapas (Spanish and Mediterranean Cuisine)
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This restaurant is super stylish, and its Mediterranean dishes are tasty and sophisticated. Not only is the food authentic, but the atmosphere is laid-back, and the prices are moderate. The great thing is that you get to choose from 2 different sizes for many menu items, which is ideal if you want to sample more than one delicacy along with your wine or beer. For example, one of the most popular dishes is the [Seafood Paella], and you can have either the half size for 970 JPY or the regular size for 1,620 JPY. This means it can work perfectly both as a snack and as a full meal. There's also a filling 4,500 JPY course option that includes a 120-minute all-you-can-drink plan.

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Antipasto restaurant Tapas

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:30 pm (last order 2:30 pm) / Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (last order 10:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,200 JPY
Access: Five minute walk in the southeast direction from Hanshin Main Line Sannomiya Station.
Address: MK Bldg. 1F, 6-1-9 Isogami Dori , Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo (Map)
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23. Teppan Kushiyaki DINING Kushibaru Kitanozaka Branch (Creative Cuisine)

23. Teppan Kushiyaki DINING Kushibaru Kitanozaka Branch (Creative Cuisine)
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"Teppan kushiyaki" is a style of cooking that combines teppanyaki and kushiyaki (ingredients grilled on skewers). It consists of skewers of vegetables, seafood, and meat on an iron plate. Some of the ingredients can even be ridiculously huge, like the [Asparagus Pork Rolls] (220 JPY) and the [Meat-Stuffed Shiitake] (220 JPY), so they're a true delight for your eyes as well. The interiors are both gorgeous and relaxing, designed in a Japanese-style, and the atmosphere is classy. It's the perfect environment for eating skewers while enjoying a lively chat with your fellow diners!

Menu is available in English.

Teppan Kushiyaki DINING Kushibaru Kitanozaka Branch

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 6:00 am (L.O. 5:30 am)
[Sunday] 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY
Access: 3 minutes walk from JR Sanomiya station (189m from the station)
Address: B1F, M's Kitanozaka Bldg., 1-9-24, Nakayamate-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo (Map)
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24. Ito Grill (Steak / Hamburg Steak / Curry)

24. Ito Grill (Steak / Hamburg Steak / Curry)
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This well-established restaurant with a considerably high reputation in Kobe serves Western-inspired Japanese dishes, and it's particularly renowned for its stews and beef-based delicacies. If you need a recommendation, the [Yoshoku Lunch Course] (3,800 JPY) is both cheap and delicious. You get to choose your main dish among beef stew, cutlet, and a few other options. There's also the [Beef Tenderloin Cutlet], which has been on the menu ever since the restaurant's opening. It consists of tender and juicy tenderloin that's been coated in a thin batter to trap its formidable umami inside.

Menu is available in English.

Ito Grill

Open: Hours: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm (last order 8:00 pm) Lunch: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (last order 2:00 pm)
Closed: Wednesdays
Average price: [Dinner] 7,000 JPY
Access: Three minute walk south from JR, Hanshin Motomachi Station. On the north side of Chinatown Square.
Address: 1-6-6 Motomachi Dori , Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo (Map)
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25. Sumibi Yakiniku Goemon (Yakiniku)

25. Sumibi Yakiniku Goemon (Yakiniku)
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This is where you can have delicious lean heifer meat at budget-friendly prices. They chose to use Kobe heifer meat because of its rich umami and its extreme tenderness, a result of its low melting point. Indulge in the melty consistency of this lean meat through menu items like the [Himeyaki Shabu] (1,480 JPY (plus tax)), where it's thinly sliced, lightly scorched, and seasoned with crystallized salt.

Menu is available in English.

Sumibi Yakiniku Goemon Sannomiya Branch

Open: [Tuesday - Sunday/Public Holidays/Days Before Public Holidays] Dinner: 5pm - 12 midnight
Closed: Mondays
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY
Access: Five minute walk from any of the Sannomiya stations: JR, Hanshin, or Hankyu
Address: Harima No.1 Bldg. 1F, 1-5-15 Naka Yamatedori, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo (Map)
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26. Kamadashi-Udon Kotohira (Japanese Cuisine)

26. Kamadashi-Udon Kotohira (Japanese Cuisine)
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This restaurant's udon dishes showcase how meticulously they prepare their ingredients like noodles and dashi. You'll be able to taste authentic udon that takes 2 days to make! The most recommended menu item is the [Boiled Pork with Scallion Sauce Bukkake Udon (Cold)] (908 JPY). The smooth udon goes great with the refreshing pork slices and scallions. There are so many types of udon dishes that everyone, from udon beginners to experts, will discover new dimensions to the flavor of udon if they visit!

Menu is available in English.

Kamadashi-Udon Kotohira (Japanese Cuisine)

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:30 pm (last order 3:00 pm) [Weekdays, Saturday] Dinner 5:30 pm - 12:00 pm (last order 11:00 pm) [Sunday, national holidays] Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (last order 10:00 pm) On long weekends, the last day will be included.
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 1,000 JPY / [Lunch] 950 JPY
Access: Three minute walk from Itayado Station South Exit. Turn left at the lights on Otacho. Located at the second corner.
Address: Toapiesu Suma, 1-2-4 Ota-cho , Suma-ku,Kobe-shi, Hyogo (Map)
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27. Koushi-ya Kobe Sannomiya (Yakiniku)

27. Koushi-ya Kobe Sannomiya (Yakiniku)
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The menu of this restaurant focuses on yakiniku and side dishes made with Kobe beef, which is representative of Kobe. In the photo, you can see their [Seared Kobe Beef Nigiri (Toro)] (1,000 JPY (plus tax) per piece), whose fat will immediately melt in your mouth! The beef might be raw, but it doesn't have an unpleasant taste; instead, it tastes surprisingly refreshing and allows you to taste the umami of the meat. As for yakiniku, there are numerous course options like the [Select Kobe Beef Yakiniku Course] (from 12,000 JPY (plus tax)), so don't miss them if you want to enjoy Kobe beef to your heart's content! 

Menu is available in English.

Koushi-ya Kobe Sannomiya

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 0:00 am)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 7,000 JPY
Access: 7 minutes walk from [Sannomiya Station]
Address: 3F, LA DOLL RAY Kobe Sannomiya, 1-25-6 Naka Yamate-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo (Map)
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28. Teppanyaki Kobe Fuji (Teppanyaki)

28. Teppanyaki Kobe Fuji (Teppanyaki)
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Having inherited the mission of his predecessor to create "a casual restaurant where everyone can enjoy Kobe beef", the 2nd generation chef of this famed restaurant offers diners the opportunity to savor the true deliciousness of meat at very reasonable prices. If you're particularly hungry, have the [Premium Tajima Beef Tenderloin Steak] (5,600 JPY), which offers the best cut of Tajima beef available. It's fine if you eat it with wasabi, as the sweetness of the fat will surround the spiciness, resulting in an even more refreshing taste. There are also lots of working-class dishes like sobameshi, okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancake), and [Hamburg Steak 180g] (1,000 JPY). Pay it a visit if you want a full Kobe experience!

Menu is available in English.

Teppanyaki Kobe Fuji

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm) [Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY
Access: 3 minutes walk from Sannomiya Station on JR Line, Hankyu Line, Hanshin Line, and Municipal Subway Line
Address: 1-9-5, Yamate-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo (Map)
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29. Sumi Toriuo Robaruta (Izakaya)

29. Sumi Toriuo Robaruta (Izakaya)
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As you enter the restaurant, you're welcomed by an array of fresh fish, meat, and vegetables lined up on the counter. Choose what you would like to eat among all the carefully-selected ingredients, and the chef will cook them right there for you! Order the [3-kind Sashimi Assortment] (from 1,500 JPY (plus tax)), and you'll get to savor the recommended seafood of the day, which is freshly caught in the Akashi Strait, a strip of ocean that lies right in front of Kobe,  on the same day. The restaurant has chic and relaxing interiors with dim lighting. Leisurely sip your drink in this space and enjoy the delicious ingredients of Kobe and its surroundings!

Menu is available in English.

Sumi Toriuo Robaruta

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays, Days before National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 0:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: Sunday
Average price: -
Access: 5 minutes walk from Sannomiya Station on JR Kobe Line / 3 minutes walk from Kobe Sannomiya Station on Hankyu Kobe Main Line
Address: 1F, Yamamoto Bldg., 1-3-1, Nakayamate-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo (Map)
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30. Sumibi-yakiniku Yasubee (Yakiniku)

30. Sumibi-yakiniku Yasubee (Yakiniku)
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Among the many Kobe beef restaurants scattered around Sannomiya lies this super popular restaurant, which has been running for almost 30 years. The secret to its success is the expertise of the owner in selecting the best meat available on the market. Plus, apart from the raw ingredients, everything else is handmade, like the sauce and kimchi prepared with traditional recipes directly passed down by the owner's mother, so the flavors are genuine and incomparable!
Relax in its quiet interiors and have dishes like the [Premium Kobe Beef Deluxe Loin (Single)] (1,100 JPY) or the [Premium Wagyu Deluxe Skirt Steak] (2,300 JPY).

Menu is available in English.

Sumibi-yakiniku Yasubee

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm [Tuesday-Sunday] Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm (last order 9:00 pm) Dinner is skipped on Mondays.
Closed: Tuesdays
Average price: [Lunch] 800 JPY
Access: A two minute walk from Kobe Sannomiya Station. Take the west exit. It is on the first basement floor of the Sun Plaza building across from the exit.
Address: B1F Sun Plaza, 1-8-1 Sannomiya-cho , Chuo-ku,Kobe-shi , Hyogo (Map)
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Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Dec 22 2018 Update-date: Aug 06 2019
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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