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Teppan-yaki Kokoro

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Japanese: Teppanyaki

Teppan-yaki Kokoro Description

Teppan-yaki Kokoro is a hidden gem located in the heart of Kobe, Japan. This restaurant specializes in teppanyaki cuisine, where skilled chefs showcase their culinary expertise by cooking on an iron griddle right in front of the guests. The restaurant's name, 'Kokoro,' translates to 'heart' in English, which perfectly captures the passion and dedication that goes into every dish.

What sets Teppan-yaki Kokoro apart from other dining establishments is its commitment to using only the finest ingredients. The menu features a wide selection of premium meats, including the famous Kobe beef, which is known for its exceptional marbling and melt-in-your-mouth texture. Each dish is carefully prepared and seasoned to perfection, ensuring a memorable dining experience.

The restaurant's elegant and intimate atmosphere adds to the overall dining experience. Guests can enjoy their meal at the counter, where they can witness the culinary mastery of the chefs, or opt for a private table for a more intimate setting. The attentive and knowledgeable staff are always on hand to provide recommendations and ensure that every guest's dining preferences are met.

Whether you're a meat lover or simply looking for a unique and unforgettable dining experience, Teppan-yaki Kokoro is the perfect destination. Indulge in the rich flavors and exquisite presentation of teppanyaki cuisine, and let your taste buds embark on a culinary journey like no other.

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Teppan-yaki Kokoro Overview


2f Hotel La Suite Kobe Harborland, 7-2 Hatobachō, Chuo Ward, Hyogo 650-0042


+81 (0) 50-3138-3055


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10 minute walk from Kobe Station
4 minute walk from Minato-Motomachi Station
5 minute walk from Nishi-Motomachi Station
15 minute walk from Motomachi Station

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:30AM-3:00PM, 5:30PM-10:30PM
Mon: 11:30AM-3:00PM, 5:30PM-10:30PM
Tue: 11:30AM-3:00PM, 5:30PM-10:30PM
Wed: 11:30AM-3:00PM, 5:30PM-10:30PM
Thur: 11:30AM-3:00PM, 5:30PM-10:30PM
Fri: 11:30AM-3:00PM, 5:30PM-10:30PM
Sat: 11:30AM-3:00PM, 5:30PM-10:30PM

Payment Methods

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

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Craft cocktails

Wheelchair Accessible



Private Dining Room


Sake Selection

WiFi Available

Stylish Interior

Teppan-yaki Kokoro Reviews

Teppan-yaki Kokoro Google Average Rating



The beef and all courses was out of this world. Kobe A5 cooked by the best chefs with amazing views.
Melt in the mouth beef. Every dish was perfected and couldn't fault anything.
Staff were very attentive and friendly. Chef also made a good effort in speaking English as our Japanese isn't the best.
Must visit if in Kobe for an amazing experience.


A must try and well worth a visit if you're looking to experience kobe beef teppanyaki style (with a view of Port Kobe).

Not only was the food delicious but all staff & our chef Ishihara were incredible from start to finish! Their warm hospitality was what made our day-trip to Kobe very special. They did their best to explain each dish in English plus its ingredients, were very attentive, and by the end they gave us many laughs with communication via translation apps. They even helped us take a picture on the outside patio to commemorate the night.

We've never felt more welcomed and definitely recommend others visiting Kobe to try this restaurant!


Well worth it to go for the Japanese Teppanyaki experience!

Learn More About Teppanyaki

What is the difference between Teppanyaki and Hibachi?
3 May 2024
Basic Japanese DishesKyoto RestaurantsTokyo Restaurants

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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