Kobe Japanese Steak and Sushi is a great restaurant. It's located in the Shockoe Bottom area, where the night-life is booming. The Kobe restaurant is split into upper and lower levels -- upper level serve sushi and traditional japanese cuisine along with a bar, whereas lower level serve hibachi cuisine. Their sushi is prepared by a skilled Japanese Sushi chef and the quality and detail of their sushi entrees are top-etched. The traditional menu just has been revamped and it is simply amazing. If you have yet to try Japanese fusion cuisine, Kobe is the place to go. I recommend the Filet Minion with Truffle sauce. The downstairs offer a wide menu where the food is cooked and served on a hibachi grill. I must admit the hibachi is not the BEST I have had ( I am a hibachi chef ), customers won't regret anything. The hibachi chefs at Kobe are one of the finest in the Richmond area and their entertainment will keep you amused throughout the night.The prices are a bit higer than usual restaurants (Ex. Avg. course: including sushi appetizer, a Small glass of a Ozeki sake, and Hibachi Chicken -- $35.) Keep in mind that the hibachi dinner comes with a soup, salad, and 2 shrimp appetizers and the amount of food you get is very hard to finish.There is a bar upstairs which offer a wide array of mixed drinks, authentic sake, wine, and other spirits.
Honestly, there are many places to visit when you go to downtown (restaurants), and most of them are really impressive and great. However, Kobe always seem to have a fresh food and has satisfied all my needs every time I visited. I give 5 stars for Kobe because of their quality of food and for satisfying my needs
I have been here for happy hours and dinner! The atmosphere is great, and the sushi is awesome! Hibachi was fun and food was good. Def will be back!
Outstanding food. Very packed on a Friday nite. Would go again for sure!
I've been to many different Hibachi restaurants before, but this was my first time at Kobe.The food was excellent and I highly recommend the sushi - very fresh and flavorful. The Hibachi was also excellent.
We received great service and the food was fresh and delicious. Hibachi servings are generous and there were a lot of variety with rolls, sushi and sashimi.
It is really true about people complaining with waitresses however I found it very reasonable when I got to know that kobe is one of the restaurants that support college students by hiring them. And foods are delicious! And it is well worth waiting. Hibachi usually take long time and plus with performance = more time. I don't know why people don't eat up-stair if don't want to wait for hibachi.. because they do hibachi upstair too. I want to give kobe 5 stars
Ate here for lunch today. Sushi was excellent!
We have tried numerous Japanese restaurants in the area looking for authentic Japanese food (We are from NY) Kobe is the closest to authentic Japanese food that we have found in the Richmond area. Their Terriyaki, Hibachi, and tempura are excellent. Haven't had the sushi but I'm sure it is delicious as well. We live in Short Pump and drive down to the bottom just for the food.
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!My FAVORITE sushi place in Richmond! Fish has been fresh every time, service is good, atmosphere is cool, and its not expensive!Even without the gift certificate I will DEFINITELY be back!