Friday, December 05, 2014

Kobe Japanese Steak Seafood House

December 5, 2014

Filet Mignon - 2

J's comment > not bad; very very tender, one of the most tender filet mignons I've had, but it needed more flavor; I tried dipping the meats into the two sauces provided, but to no avail, it was still semi bland

Sirloin steak - 2

J's comment > your avg steak, texture not as tender as the filet mignon above (duh), but again, needs more flavor

Hibachi: Kobe's original famous Cattleman's cut - 2

J's comment > taste and texture was exactly the same as the sirloin above

A platter of meat!

Teriyaki chicken breast - 2

J's comment > chicken slightly overcooked but still tender; sauce slightly too salty

Atlantic scallop - 2

J's comment > cooked well, avg flavor

Giant Tiger Prawns - 2

J's comment > cooked well, avg flavor

Teppan Shrimp appie (on the house, comes w all meals) - 2

J's comment > cooked well, avg flavor; other than size, didn't really differ that much from the giant tiger prawns above

Zucchini, mushrooms, bell peppers (on the house, comes w all meals) 2

J's comment > cooked well, avg flavor

A lion's mane of bean sprouts, part of the veggie portions - 2

J's comment > cooked well, avg flavor

Rice & sauces

J's comment > as their 'signature' sauces, both were incredibly forgettable, and neither went well with either the seafood or meats

'Shabu shabu soup'

J's comment > slightly bland, watered down soup; nothing 'shabu' about (ie no beef flavor whatsoever)

Our chef's knife skills - he was very nice and performed well

The 'volcano' - ie a stack of onion rings that gets drowned in alcohol and then lit up (sorry, missed the pic when the onions lit up)

Speed cooking

Melamine plates heating up right on the teppan grill before the chef started

Strawberry Shortcake: Lamb's white rum, pinapple juice, coconut cream, fresh lime, strawberry - 2

J's comment > strong notes of coconut and cream w a pinch of pineapple; not much alcohol

Kobe MaiTai: White rum, dark rum, signature Mai Tai mix, pineapple juice - 2

J's comment > watered down pineapple juice; not much alcohol

Teppanyaki Menu

Cocktail Menu

Kobe Japanese Steak & Seafood House on Urbanspoon

Extra Comment

The Entertainment Book has a voucher for BOGO entree which is what we all used. FYI, even if your reservation is at Xpm, you won't get seated until there are enough people to fill an entire section of the teppan grill, whether it is 1/2 hr or even an hr.

In summary, this is definitely a 'gimmick' restaurant, for the show aspect more than the food. If you've never seen teppanyaki, for sure, come for the show. If you're looking for good food, go someplace else. For the best steak in town, I recommend Pourhouse, which is better on par with Gotham's best, but less pricey.

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Labels: alberni, downtown, japanese, teppanyaki

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