The 10 Best Yakiniku Restaurants You Must Eat in Kobe, Hyogo

Kobe beef is nation-wide famous for its excellent quality and taste. Recently it is getting more popular among visitors from overseas. However, some Kobe beef restaurants are extraordinarily expensive. Wanna know where to enjoy delicious Koke beef at a bargain price? The following 10 recommendations would definitely help you out.


1. Mangetsu

1. Mangetsu
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Come to the locally popular restaurant “Mangetsu” to enjoy delicious Koke beef. It needs 10-minute walk from Motomachi station. The wooden shop decorated with red paper lanterns is always bustled with customers.

Enjoy the Kobe beef in thick cut and grilled by the charcoal brazier. You can choose a regular course at 4500yen or luxury course at 6500yen. Either sauce or simple salt finish would taste excellent. Also, kimchi (Korean pickles) goes perfectly as a side dish with the grilled beef. The shop is always busy so it might be quite difficult to make a reservation. But why don’t you just try your luck (you never know)?

■Information
Shop name: Mangetsu
Address: 8-7-3, Shimoyamatedori, Chuo-ku Kobe-shi, Hyogo
Tel: +81-78-361-3292
Opening hours: 17:00 – 23:00
Closed on Tuesday & Wednesday
Access: 10-minute walk from Motomachi station

Map: Map to Mangetsu

2. Sumiyakiniku Ishidaya

2. Sumiyakiniku Ishidaya
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Wanna try authentic Kobe beef in a decent place? You will not go wrong with the choice of “Sumiyakiniku Ishidaya” located near Sannomiya station.

The shop uses fresh meat exclusively from direct meat wholesalers and farms. Chuck is especially in excellent quality. Select your favorite options among the various menus, from a-la-carte to courses. Highly recommend the all-you-can-eat course at either 5980yen or 7980yen which provides a wide range of food and drinks besides grilled beef. Head to one of the shops, “Hon-ten”, “Hanare” and “Tor Road”. They are all cool.

■Information
Shop name: Sumiyakiniku Ishidaya
Address: 1-20-9, Kitanagasadoori, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo
Tel: +81-78-392-2988
Opening hours: 17:00 – 23:30
Closed on Monday
Access: 3-minute walk from Sannomiya station

Map: Map to Sumiyakiniku Ishidaya

3. Yakiniku-center-karubiya

3. Yakiniku-center-karubiya
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Looking for a restaurant for dining with a group of people? “Yakiniku-center-karubiya” near Sannomiya station would definitely be the right choice.

From 2980yen to 4280yen courses, you can enjoy in a total of 226 menus on all-you-can-eat basis within 2 hours. Plus, you can order unlimited drinks by extra 500 yen only. It is absolutely an ideal place for friend gathering or farewell party.

■Information
Shop name: Yakiniku-center-karubiya
Address: Kuinzukosuto Bld. 3F, Kitanagasadoori 1-9-8, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo
Tel: 050-5827-5771
Opening hours: 14:00 – 24:00
Open every day
Access: 3-minute walk from Sannomiya station

Map: Map to Yakiniku-center-karubiya

4. Shokurakunikuya Hacchaku

4. Shokurakunikuya Hacchaku
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The shop is so popular because Japanese famous baseball players are the frequent customers. Don’t miss the high-quality Kobe beef and other menus made by exclusively selected fresh ingredients such as rice and eggs.

When you make a reservation, a pre-order of Kobe beef is necessary so that the chef can prepare the best meat for your enjoyment. The shop provides cozy private rooms for 2-3 persons and 7 persons.

■Information
Shop name: Shokurakunikuya Hacchaku
Address: Go-rudenkaikan 2F, 1-2-7, Nakayamatedori, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo
Tel: +81-50-5796-8223
Opening hours: (Monday to Saturday) 17:00 – 24:00; (Sunday & Public Holiday) 17:00 – 22:00
Irregular day off
Access: 3-minute walk from Sannomiya station

Map: Map to Shokurakunikuya Hacchaku

5. Tajimaya

5. Tajimaya
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It is just a perfect place for you to enjoy grilled beef. The family-styled running restaurant provides a total of 120 seats so that you don’t have to worry to be refused.

The shop menu has a wide range of choices at reasonable prices (loin beef 900 yen, luxury karubi beef 1200 yen, salted Pacific cod entrails in spicy sauce 300 yen, kimchi 250 yen, etc.). Although a time restriction on 1.5 hours (weekdays) or 2 hours (weekend) is applied for customers, the time is usually fair enough for you to enjoy a delicious cuisine there.

■Information
Shop name: Tajimaya
Address: 2-3-4, Nishidemachi, Hyogo-ku Kobe-shi, Hyogo
Tel: +81-78-682-8689
Opening hours: 17:00 – 24:00
Closed on Monday
Access: 12-minute walk from Kobe station

Map: Map to Tajimaya

 
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6. Kiraku

6. Kiraku
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To try an authentic Kobe beef, the restaurant “Kiraku” near Sannomiya station would definitely not disappoint you. Established for 48 years, the shop has a decent decoration and 40 cozy seats.

Enjoy the high-quality Kobe beef dipped with the shop’s special sauce or simply with salt. They taste excellent! Price is slightly high, from 1449 yen for harami to 2079 yen for loin. The shop also provides special services of selecting the best meat to fit your budget upon request. Their hostess is very friendly and willing to explain the most appropriate grill method for maximizing the enjoyment of Kobe beef.

■Information
Shop name: Kiraku
Address: 5-4-5, Azumadori, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo
Tel: +81-78-251-2060
Opening hours: 16:00 – 21:30
Closed on Monday
Access: 7-minute walk from Sannomiya station

Map: Map to Kiraku

7. 298 Sannomiya-ten

7. 298 Sannomiya-ten
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Wanna try grill beef on a low budget? Don’t miss “298 Sannomiya-ten” near “Hankyu Sannomiya” station.

The shop provides a wide variety of menus at an affordable price, such as beef tongue at 500yen, salad at 300 yen and egg soup at 100 yen. Highly recommend the “all-you-can-eat” course at 1080 yen, as well as unlimited alcoholic drink course also at 1080 yen. Plus, a self-service food bar of rice, salad, kimchi and so on is available to let you serve yourself. The shop’s spicy curry is also a hit menu.

■Information
Shop name: 298 (nikuya) Sannomiya-ten
Address: 1-4-2, Kitanagasadori, Chuo-ku Kobe-shi, Hyogo
Tel: +81-78-322-3190
Opening hours: 17:00 – 24:00 (For Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday, 16:00-24:00)
Open every day
Access: 1-minute walk from Hankyu Sannomiya station (nishiguchi)

Map: Map to 298 Sannomiya-ten

8. Sumibiyakiniku Nikunabeyabiidoro

8. Sumibiyakiniku Nikunabeyabiidoro
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If you love both hot pot and grill beef, don’t miss the shop “Sumibiyakiniku Nikunabeyabiidoro” near Sannomiya station and Ikuta Jinjya.

The shop’s famous menu “Nikunabe” (Beef hotpot) is a must-try. It includes a variety of ingredients like Japanese black beef, Kobe beef, beef innards, and domestic vegetables. You can choose two types of broths, white or red. Besides, don’t miss their grilled beef. Different courses of meats priced from 3500 yen to 4500 yen are available, together with namul, lettuce, rice, salad and deserts. The menu of 7500 yen including both hotpot and grilled beef sets are highly recommended for those who love both.

■Information
Shop name: Sumibiyakiniku Nikunabeyabiidoro
Address: 2-16-12, Shimoyamatedori, Chuo-ku Kobe-shi, Hyogo
Tel: +81-78-325-0636
Opening hours: 17:00 – 24:00
Open every day
Access: 7-minute walk from Hankyu Sannomiya station

Map: Map to Sumibiyakiniku Nikunabeyabiidoro

9. Ketobashiya Chanpion Sannomiya-ten

9. Ketobashiya Chanpion Sannomiya-ten
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It is not just an ordinary grill meat shop. There are some special menus available in the “Ketobashiya Chanpion-sannomiya-ten” restaurant.

Try their famous horse meat freshly sent from Kumamoto. Because it is too fresh, it can be served as raw meat (sashimi) to eat. Horse sashimi tastes less greasy than other meat and it goes perfectly with Japanese sake. Another menu like yukhoe (Korean dish of seasoned raw beef with an egg yolk) is also recommended. Enjoy these excellent cuisines together with a delicious grill meat course priced at 2980 yen (for three persons’ portion).

■Information
Shop name: Ketobashiya Chanpion Sannomiya-ten
Address: 2-3-19, Nakayamatedori, Chuo-ku Kobe-shi, Hyogo
Tel: +81-78-335-6913
Opening hours: 17:00 – 24:00
Irregular day-off
Access: 7-minute walk from Hankyu Sannomiya station

Map: Map to Ketobashiya Chanpion Sannomiya-ten

10. Tsuruya

10. Tsuruya
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Savoring Kobe beef can be done in a luxury and decent way. Come to the locally famous shop “Tsuruya” and enjoy the genuine “washoku” (Japanese traditional cuisines).

The shop exclusively selects domestic high-quality black beef which is served as dishes of raw meat (sashimi). Don’t miss the special “Tsuruya set” at 7500 yen, which includes assorted sashimi, salad and grilled dishes and desserts. If it is too much, you can simply order an assorted sashimi set at 3500 yen and grilled dishes at 2450 yen. For those who like special grilled Kobe beef or eat in a raw way, the restaurant would be a perfect choice.

■Information
Shop name: Tsuruya
Address: 1-14-2, Nakayamatedori, Chuo-ku Kobe-shi, Hyogo
Tel: +81-78-321-2919
Opening hours: 17:00 – 23:30
Closed on Sunday
Access: 5-minute walk from Hankyu Sannomiya station

Map: Map to Tsuruya

Let’s enjoy Kobe Beef!

Every shop mentioned above sounds great, doesn’t it? In your next trip to Kobe, study these 10 suggestions and add one or two into your itinerary. A delicious Kobe beef meal will definitely be the icing on the cake to your journey.




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