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Japanese: Teppanyaki, Beef

American: Steakhouse

Samwells Description

Samwells stands as a beacon of culinary artistry, promising not just meals, but experiences. Diners are treated to a chef's selection that never fails to delight. A testament to this is the diverse range of dishes, each leaving a lasting impression.
The main steak, a deviation from the typically fatty options, is lean and is brilliantly paired with a refreshing lemon sauce. An additional highlight is the green peas sauce. Not only does it offer a contrasting taste, but the ingenious recommendation of pairing it with rice ensures double the delight. The attention to detail is evident in every aspect, from the exquisite presentation of dishes to the careful pairing with an expansive selection of sake and wines. The Shuzo course is especially popular, with women, in particular, appreciating the beautiful presentation that is often too grand to be labeled merely as 'teppanyaki'.
Many diners enjoy the counter seating, where they can witness the magic of the cooking process unfold. It offers a unique charm, enhancing the overall dining experience. Customer service is another feather in Samwells' cap. The friendly chit-chat, often indicative of a loyal clientele, the insightful recommendations from the staff on sake choices, and the heartwarming presence of the owner from Nagasaki prefecture all contribute to the restaurant's magnetic charm.
Each plate is a visual and gustatory treat, pushing the boundaries of traditional teppanyaki. The selection of wines, curated to perfectly complement the dishes, further accentuates the dining experience.

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Samwells Overview


Shukran 2f, 3 Chome−10−12, Nakayamatedori, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0004


+81 (0) 78-251-9800


5 minutes walk from the East exit of Motomachi Station on the JR Kobe Line and Hanshin Main Line
10 minutes walk from the West exit of Kobe Sannomiya Station on the Hankyu Kobe Line

Operating Hours

Lunch 12:00-14:30 (14:00 L.O.), Dinner 18:00-21:00
Closed Wednesdays

Payment methods

Cash, VISA, Master Card, JCB, AMEX, Diners Club

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Private Dining Room


Stylish Interior

Craft cocktails

Wine List

Sake Selection

Samwells Reviews

Samwells Google Average Rating



Our best meal in Kobe! We paid ¥11,000 each and left it to the chef to feed us and we were not disappointed! Every dish was super and we left very full! Thank you for such a wonderful dinner.


Translated from Japanese:
A shop that I personally have been interested in for a long time.

Year-end party with members after a long time and nice to meet you.

This is what the food looks like:
・Awaji beef
・Awaji Wagyu Beef Tartar
・Breaded herb-grilled salmon
・Chicken tomato pear caprese
・Romaine lettuce tangerine burnt butter sauce
・French fries
・Garlic rice

More than I thought! Tastes better than expected!
While telling my husband which one was delicious, it was so delicious that I went home.
For drinks, Nori's tomato sour was so delicious that I drank it all the time.
Next time I'll let you go for lunch.
Thank you for the meal!


Translated from Japanese:
I like to eat at the counter where I can see the cooking process. The specialty of this restaurant is that you can enjoy delicious meat with a light lemon sauce.
It's popular, so reservations are essential even for lunch.

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Teppanyaki and Hibachi are two Japanese cooking styles that involve grilling on a hot iron plate. While often used interchangeably, they have distinct differences. Teppanyaki refers to cooking on a flat griddle, where chefs skillfully prepare dishes like steak, seafood, and vegetables in front of diners. Hibachi, on the other hand, uses a round, open-grate grill heated by charcoal or gas, imparting a smoky flavor to the food. Discover the nuances and theatrical flair of these two captivating Japanese culinary arts.

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