very small but very cozy get-away to enjoy authentic thai cuisine :)) there are only three tables, and a counter-like long table, so u might wanna reserve a table if u are more than two, especially in the weekends. dim and natural ambience with asian style wooden decor :)))
Favorite Dish: very delicious and sizy portions of all ur thai favourites :))) my all time favourites* papaya salad, vegetable or king prawn curry with jasmin rice...and the thom yum khung, shrimp soup :)) and singha of course!!!!
check the menu here*
open buffet (baiken in japanese)
all good quality sea food u can ask for in japan (king crabs, shrimbs, smoked salmon, octupus, squid, amazing mussles soap, several types of fish disehs... etc) also they have some sushi dishes.
pizza, salad, vegies, sweets, chocolate fountain, ice cream, hot and cold drinks. some times candy cane may be in the week ends
above alllll the perfect view of kobe port and tower....
alll this for only 17-20 dollars in week days and 20-24 dollars in week ends....
i loved the place that i went twice in 3 days.....u must go
Favorite Dish: mussles soup nothing compares
Just off the main Nankinmachi in a side lane is a non-descript Japanese restaurant. I was attracted to this restaurant because of its simplicity and the fact that it served Kobe beef. The prices of the Kobe beef shabu-shabu are on the window display. This is a typical family-run restaurant and no English is spoken and there is no English menu. I got by with my limited halting Japanese and by pointing to the picture on the menu.
Favorite Dish: Kobe beef of course. The beef is so tender that it melts in your mouth. You can either eat it raw or dip it into the hot pot. I prefer eating it raw dipped in Kobe beef sauce as the natural flavours are preserved. Taken with a cup of cold sake, it makes a perfect dinner.
If you have never eaten real Japanese food except sushi, you can enjoy japanese food here.
You find many kind of food that we eat daily at home, but the taste is very good.
The plates and cups are Japanese ceramics and they are made by this restautrant.
If you like you can buy those ceramics.
Favorite Dish: At lunch time they serve today's lunch(higawari-gozen).It costs 890 yen.
You can have rice,miso soup,main dish( in the picture it is fish fly and salada) and side dish.
If you know equinox, then this is the equivalent. The restaurant sits at the tallest building in Harbourland, on the 17th floor. You get a really beautiful view of Kobe Tower from there at night.
Foodwise, expensive and normal. Not superb but not that bad either. I think we paid mor efo the view than the food. Had onigiri, cold ramen, pumpkin fries, sashimi, and this salt covered potato (supposedly a speciality) which was really not my taste at all. Loved the ramen though. As per its name, Hokkaido specialises in hokkaido food. I know it's irony, eating hokkaido food in kobe.
On a three week work trip in Japan, this little restaurant in Kitano, just a stone's throw from the Jamaican place, was my pick of the trip. Although the menu outside indicates just tea, in English and Japanese, go inside! A blackboard announces a wide variety of food and much to my delight, reasonably priced wine and champagne. The waiter speaks reasonable English, and will translate the menu for you if needed, and advise on the wine (menu in French). Nothing is enough trouble for him-he even acquired large wine glasses so that the wine could be sampled appropriately. They have lovely comfy, floppy sofas to flop on and the food is divine! I only wish I had found it at the beginning of the trip, not halfway through......The food is reasonably priced as well as being divine-something that I found lacking in most Japanese restaurants that specialise in French/Italian dishes....
Favorite Dish: My favourite dish was the Duck a L'Orange. The meat was perfect, the sauce was tasty, and the accompanying vegetables were excellent. A rarity in Japan. The tomato and mozzarella starter came with fresh basil and the wine was perfect. To top it all, they are open until 10.30pm
This place is great! But a nightmare for vegetarians. A Brazilian barbecue restaurant in Japan. The owner is a Brazilian immigrant, I think, and he's got the best delivered and most unique rendition of "Irrashaimase!" I've heard. (It means "welcome.") It's in a little complex of trendy shops and restaurants by the harbour near Kobe Tower, and I'm told the building used to be a spaghetti factory. In good weather you can eat outside on the balcony, which I heartily recommend.
Favorite Dish: What fans of this restaurant like most is the all-you-can-eat special. They come around with skewers of meat and shave portions of it off onto your plate. It tends to be a bit salty, but that's a big part of what we go for. There are appetizers, but we tend to avoid them to leave room for the obscene quantities of meat we devour. There's a fair selection of cuts, ranging from the usual chicken, pork, and beef to less popular things like chicken hearts.
Great restaurant - you could never leave this place hungry! Basically you pay 2500 yen for 90 minutes of all you can eat. You can pay an extra 1500 yen if you want to include drinks.
There's a nice atmosphere here. They play Brazilian music and have scenes from Brazil on the walls. It seems very popular with the local Brazilian community too. Some famous Brazilians have visited this restaurant while they were in Kobe and they display pictures of these people on the walls.
Note that the menus are only in Japanese and Portuguese but it's a buffet so it shouldn't be a problem.
Favorite Dish: The meat! They roast enormous chunks or beef, lamb and pork over the fire and carve it off right onto your plate.
I would skip the whole restaurant thing entirely and pick up a donair from one of the street vendors. They're not that bad, and its the closest food you can get that resembles a donair. But to be honest they dont even comare to a Halifax, Nova Scotia donair.
This is an all-you-can eat Brazilian restaurant. They have different kinds of skewered meats available (beef, pork, & chicken) & are brought to your table by Brazilian servers. Besides the meats, they have settings of salad, noodles, rice, soup, etc.
Having been to many ethnic restaurants around Kobe, this one is different in that Brazilians actually work here. Brazilian music is played & the atmosphere is very festive.
All you can eat for about 2000yen/per person, dinner time.
There is a shop in Chinatown that sells steamed pork & vegetable dumplings. That`s their specialty & the only thing that they sell. Suffice to say, they are delicious & there is always a line to buy the dumplings.
Come here & try the dumplings. You have to buy at least two (that`s the rule) & they are quite big (it will take you a few bits to finish one off, not like dim sum portions).
Very creative Japanese-French restaurant. Small but cozy atmosphere. I don't think the waitress (chef's wife) can speak much of English, but hope they will do thier best to communicate with you.
Favorite Dish: Umeniku (plum) sauce steak, yumyum and lots more I'd recommend you to try.
We had delicious Camanbere cheese made in Kobe Mt Rokko Farm Park, and cheese cake. If you are a cheese-lover, you shouldn't miss it!
Favorite Dish: Camambere cheese cake/ cheese dish.
Cheese made in Kobe Rokko Farm from cow you see in the farm!
great location, just in the middle of the city`s buzzle, in sannomiya. it was newly renovated and became so comfy and trendy :)) relaxed ambience, there is a watermill outside, and the tables just by the windows overlooking it are the best ones, bit more private :)) they are often occupied though, so to get to one, go earlier or later than the usual dinner time from 7-9 pm about.
Favorite Dish: they have mostly japanese noodle dishes, soba and udon :)) i recommend the a set of rice, miso soup, tempura for 1350yen. if u are in for something lighter, try the cold nyumen (kind of thin noodle) dish :)) as a side order u can have o-nigiri, o-inari, or maki rolls made of soba with eel and vegetables filling, it real yummy!!!
this cafe has some cozy sofas, although its always so busy, u might not get one...but no worries, u can get a six pack of choco cros to go with and enjoy them in the comfort of ur own home, or wherever u are staying :)))
st-marc cafe, french style, started in harajuku 2002 :)) it has already made its way to the major cities in japanese, including kobe, gladly enough :D
so what is a choco cro????? well this is what they tell us*
` one day, a little dog, came to a little house with a triangle roof. the dog who is loved by everybody receives guests warmly with a four-leaf clover and a delicious croissant named as he is called.....choco cro :))`
might be hard to believe that a doggie invented such a great delicacy from france in japan....but hey, we must not deny the power of evolution!!!! vive les chiens japonais!!!!
Favorite Dish: choco cros (130yen a piece) are the best of its kind in japan, where we europeans have sometimes hard time finding bakeries that match the refined tastes of pastries and chocolate ....i love the pain au chocolat in france, and the japanese interpretations are well....ummm....nothing near it, with some brown-coloured pudding inside thats pretending to be chocolate.
even though more sweet than the french originals, the choco cro is close enough to take one back to those heavenly parisian mornings of espressos and pains au chocolat :)))