Established in 1978, KOBE is the only Japanese-owned steakhouse in the Coachella Valley. The restaurant, a replica of a 300-year-old Japanese country inn, is set behind a picturesque garden and koi pond on Highway 111 in Rancho Mirage.
Your KOBE experience begins as you enter the traditional Japanese garden, with its handmade water wheel, tsukubai fountain, and temple garden bell. A wooden mon, or gateway, greets you at the entry and, as you cross the red footbridge, your spirit will relax under the soothing sounds from the gentle waterfall flowing into the pond. Many of the colorful koi have lived in the pond since the restaurant opened. Feeding them is a desert tradition.
In the dining rooms, chefs artfully slice and dice delicacies such as Angus steak, lobster, tiger prawns, scallops, and halibut. All are prepared before your eyes in a fun and festive setting around the communal teppan table. The intimate sushi bar features the freshest ingredients. There are two daily happy hours for food and drinks — one from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and the other from 8 p.m. until close.
Teppanyaki (鉄板焼き, teppan-yaki) is a style of Japanese cuisine that uses an iron griddle to cook food. The word teppanyaki is derived from teppan (鉄板), which means iron plate, and yaki (焼き), which means grilled, broiled, or pan-fried.
KOBE Japanese Steak House
69838 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage 92270