Kobe, which is one of Japan's few port cities, is a city brimming with foreign cultures. There are restaurants for a wide selection of genres, as well as places that have ranked high on gourmet sites. This article introduces the top 5 classiest places to have dinner.
1. KISSHOKICHI Sannomiya Isogami Branch
For their Kobe beef, which is said to have the highest quality of all beef, KISSHOKICHI buys whole heads of Kobe cattle from farms that raise superb Kobe cattle. This means that you can enjoy the best meat at reasonable prices. The Sannomiya Isogami Branch prides itself upon its relaxed atmosphere. One popular course on the menu is the "Anniversary Course" (5,800 - 8,800 JPY (excl. tax)), which is a full course that commemorates anniversaries with Kobe beef and seasonal ingredients. Another course is the "Isogami Course" (8,000 - 11,000 JPY (excl. tax)). How about coming here to commemorate your arrival to Kobe?
This is the "Anniversary Course" for anniversaries and birthdays.
Try the "Isogami Course" for an authentic French or autumn taste.
Nikuyama is a restaurant where the meat is carefully grilled on top of a special grill plate, and then eaten with chopsticks. The meat here has a crispy exterior, but a somewhat rare interior, which means that when you bite into it, the juices and flavor of the meat ooze into your mouth. The menu only consists of a 5,000 JPY (excl. tax) course, but within this one course, you may taste the flavors of meat patties, beef sausages, pork loin, and four kinds of exquisite red meat, such as Kobe beef, Wagyu, deer, and horse (may be subject to change depending on stock).
This is the "Haru no Tozan" (Spring Mountain Climbing) course.
3. Kobe Club
Kobe Club is situated on the 13th floor of Kobe Port Tower Hotel, which is at the waterfront of Kobe. This restaurant offers a panorama of Kobe Port and the city below it. How about enjoying a delicious dinner as you enjoy the night view of Kobe City, which is nicknamed “the 10-million-dollar view”? It is recommended to try the "Chef Omakase Premium Course, Plaisir" (8,000 JPY (excl. tax)), which is comprised of carefully-selected Japanese Black beef and fresh seafood. You must reserve at least a day in advance.
This is the restaurant's interior.
This is the "Chef Omakase Premium Course, Plaisir".
4. Chunagon, Kobe Plaza Hotel Branch
Chunagon is a restaurant that specializes in exquisite, large-sized Ise Shrimp dishes. The restaurant makes use of live Ise Shrimp, which live in the water tank before being turned into sashimi. You can also enjoy them in various other ways, such as steamed, fried, grilled, or with steak. Choose from several dinner courses that are available for 2 people or more, starting with the simple "Wakamatsu" (Young Pine Tree) for 7,560 JPY (incl. tax), to the luxurious “Takarabune” (Treasure Ship) (24,840 JPY (incl. tax)). There is a total of 10 kinds of courses. Have a relaxing time here as you enjoy some Ise Shrimp.
This is the "Takarabune" course.
This is the restaurant's interior.
Kobe Ahtpekot specializes in teppanyaki (grilling over an iron slate). The restaurant serves Kobe beef and seafood in front of its customers, who are seated over a counter. Please enjoy not only the tender Kobe beef, plump seafood, and fragrant garlic rice, but also the professional teppanyaki techniques used on ingredients to encase their umami. You may choose from 3 kinds of specially-selected Kobe beef steak courses (8,800 - 14,800 JPY (excl. tax)). You may also want to try the teppanyaki ice cream for dessert.
This is a picture of their sirloin.
This is ice cream over a grilled plate.
Please read through this article before visiting Kobe!
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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