Rancho Mirage, CA

Driving on CA-111 in Rancho Mirage, it’s hard not to notice the mouthwatering restaurants that call out to you as you traverse the highway.

One such restaurant is Kobe Japanese Steak House, opened in 1978, and “inspired to reproduce a charming 300-year-old Japanese country inn along the Palm Springs area’s famous Restaurant Row in Rancho Mirage,” according to their website.

I recently had the lucky experience to try the teppanyaki dinner at Kobe Japanese Steak House.

Teppanyaki is an iconic style of Japanese cuisine where the chef prepares the grilled or broiled food called “yaki” in front of you on the spot on an iron plate, called “teppan.”

We treated ourselves to the dinner special which includes the Teppan Shrimp Appetizer, White Rice, Miso Soup, Vegetables, and a choice of Seasonal Desserts.

Our table had a choice of meat to choose from which included the Emperor Steak, Filet Mignon, and Chicken Teriyaki. The seafood choices on the menu include Halibut, Scallops, Tiger Prawns, Shrimp, Orange Roughy, and Ahi Tuna. For the vegetarians among us, a Vegetable and Tofu option is also on the menu.

We all had to upgrade to the fried rice option of course, because what is Teppanyaki without fried rice?

The food was spectacular. The savory meat gets cooked by a Teppan chef who engages with the table the entire time while cooking your selection to your specification. The chef also ensures the vegetables and shrimp appetizer along with two types of sauces are prepared just right.

The communal type of seating is perfect for a birthday party, special occasion, or just a fun night out.

Kobe Japanese Steak House is located at 69838 CA-111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270.

For more information on the restaurant, visit their website, here.


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By Eric Gray

Eric Gray is Editor-in-chief for the Palm Springs Tribune. He covers everything from real estate, restaurant, and entertainment, to public safety, airport, and local development. He moved to Palm Springs in 2020 as part of the mass migration out of the cities. He has a Bachelor's degree from Towson University. Follow Eric on Twitter @ericgrayps