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Kobe-an Japanese Restaurant

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231 Milwaukee St, Denver, CO 80206-5000
+1 303-989-5907
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 02:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 16:00
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Have been going to Kobe An since it was at it's Lakewood location (since I lived very close by) and I have never been anything but impressed by their all around excellent furnishing, ambience, staff professionalism and quality of food. I consider Kobe An to be my go-to sushi place, not only for the points above, but that they have... More 

Thank James L
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Kobe-an by far has the best yakisoba Ive ever had the pleasure of eating. I consider yakisoba to be my go to dish when ordering teriyaki/Japanese. The noodles were cooked to perfection! Kobe-an makes a really delicious sauce for the Yakisoba. The miso soup is better than any other I have ever tried. Very delicious! Service was good and the... More 

Thank Michael A
Breda, The Netherlands
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194 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here. I had read on the Internet site that they served okonomiyaki and that was the reason I chose this restaurant. It looks really nice inside. The staff is very nice and attentive. We chose some appetizers and the okonomiyaki as a main. The food was very good. The okonomiyaki did not taste the same as in... More 

Thank rotterdamerik
Golden, Colorado
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

We have been dining at Kobe-an for decades and just went to their new location in the Cherry Creek district of Denver. What fun re-discovering the wonderful food, atmosphere and service! We had tempura and it was fantastic! They use a very light batter and it is cooked to perfection. The vegetables included green pepper and onions, but also lotus... More 

Thank Tomr572295
Bailey, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

My family and I have been visiting the Kobe An for nearly 30 years. The Boulder location, the Lakewood location and today the Cherry Creek location. The food and service always top notch. I have never had anything I didn't like. The miso soup is the best I've had anywhere and always enjoy the the best lunch combo because you... More 

Thank mdnbailey
Denver, Colorado
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100 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Kobe An is a gem in the Cherry Creek neighborhood offering a unique Japanese experience. We were surprised to find the atmosphere replicating Japanese restaurants and tea rooms. It is a great place for a different dining experience. The staff is wonderful and incredibly friendly. Lots of food options - make sure to try the Ramen Slider which is a... More 

Thank thegloberover
Denver, Colorado
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210 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

I reserved a tea room for my birthday ($5). It was nice because you don't actually sit on the floor. Your feet drop down under the table. Service was good & food was yummy. It was about $160 before tip for 3 people 1 drink each, 2 appetizers & 3 entrees. The sushi was good & the Raman was awesome.

Thank Nikki L
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

We had happy hour for 3 last week and was a very nice choice of appetizers. The food was well prepared and the sushi was great. The place is very clean and the ambiance is quiet and pleasant. Our server,Sandy was polite and prompt with the drinks and the food. We will be back and had previously had food when... More 

Thank Toni S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014 via mobile

Kobe An is awesome! Our 7 yr twin girls love this place as much as we do. The prices are very reasonable and the sushi is great. The staff is very polite and respectful. Only bummer is they are closed on Sunday's (no matter what any site says).

Thank Estee L
Lakewood, Colorado, United States
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82 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2014

The food is about what you would expect, not great, but middle of the road. Unfortunately, any problems brought to the attention of the owner were totally ignored.

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Kobe A, Public Relations Manager at Kobe-an Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Kobe An was in the process of moving from its Lakewood location to Cherry Creek at the end of 2014 and we apologize for any inconvenience to our customers during this period. Please visit us at our new location at 231 Milwaukee St. in the Cherry Creek North shopping district where you will still find the best Japanese food and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Waitstaff, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 16:00
11:30 - 02:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 02:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 02:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 02:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Milwaukee St, Denver, CO 80206-5000
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver
  • Phone Number: +1 303-989-5907
Kobe An is a family owned and operated business. We were established in 1979 by Kimie Loeffler. She was inspired to open a Japanese restaurant here in Colorado because she missed the food of her home town Kobe Japan. We pride ourselves on serving the freshest fish and a variety of authentic Japanese cuisine. We have private tatami rooms that can accommodate small parties up to 8 people, and also a large party room for up to 33 people. If you are looking for a Japanese restaurant that has character and the feel of Japan, look no further. Hope to see you soon.

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