English Reviews (Reviews Total Language : 19 reviews)
“Nice beef, overall negative experience”
Went with high expectations based on the YouTuber "simply dumpling" and his great channel. Went with the plan of getting Chateaubriand because it's the most expensive per gram and planned to get the smallest order of it (might as well try the best while in Kobe). The chef was outside trying to get p...eople in as I arrived. I had my reservation but it wasn't necessary out of the peak season. The chef was trying to get me to order things before I had a chance to look at the menu. Thankfully I knew what I wanted before arrival. The meat was great quality and it certainly does "melt in your mouth", but for that kind of price the experience should be complete. I don't doubt the chef's ability to cook meat, but just found him overall a bit slimy, arrogant and seemingly more interested in the number at the end of the meal rather than treating the guest. This was made even clearer through the meal as he kept trying to sell the Kobe sashimi. Is the meat itself worth the price, no... does the service and experience make up that gap, no. Meat - 5* Wine - 4* Service - 2* Value for money - 1* Save your money and buy a JR pass instead I know the meat is legit, but it just had the feeling of a scam.
Visited February 2020
“Expensive but delicious”
Very nice beef with various options - we went for the basic set menu which was sufficient! Lovely teppanyaki experience with friendly chefs and delicious Kobe beef
Visited October 2019
“Excellent Kobe Beef”
Came here with coworkers to try some Kobe beef. The head chef was very friendly and an excellent cook. He prepared the steak in a number of different ways and recommended flavor pairings. The wasabi and garlic were excellent. I would recommend the Kobe Sashimi. I did not think I would enjoy the ra...w meat but it was absolutely delicious.
Visited August 2018
DO NOT VISIT, not worth the price,felt cheated. Paid ¥28080 for 180g sirloin & 120g normal. - Head chef kept upselling most expensive cut, Chateaubrand priced at ¥32000 for 180g. When we did not order that, he tried to upsell the beef sushi. When we did not, he changed attitude, and assigned a juni...or chef to serve us instead. - Junior chef obviously lacked exp and handled our beef poorly. There was no melt-in-the-mouth texture at all! From Isetan supermarket, we could have easily gotten twice the meat amount with better quality For $300 ($150/pax), this is a total RIP-OFF! The only thing this shop does is to display their so-called award winning plaques to publicise themselves, really a turnoff. Will not visit again
Visited December 2018
“Meat is alright but entertainment matters”
Have visited many parts of Japan and tasted their local branded wagyu beef so Kobe beef is the last frontier. Found this restaurant near the train station and took a chance. Tried the A5 Sirloin beef and it was as good as other branded wagyu beef, specifically miyazaki beef. However, part of the tep...panyaki dining experience is to be entertained by the chef and he wasn't as good as the ones who cooked for me in Fukuoka or Sapporo. Price is high so be prepared. If you just want to try the meat, buy them from a reputable supermarket chain and cooked it yourself if you have a hot pan.
Visited December 2018