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The Kansai Region Restaurants


  • 1–22–13 Naka-yamate-dori Map It
  • $$$$
  • Steakhouse

Updated 09/20/2013

Fodor's Review

At this elegant dining room, the excellent Kobe beef is sliced thin and cooked before you on a teppanyaki grill along with fresh vegetables and served with pepper, mustard, and soy sauce for dipping. Wakkoku uses meat from three-year-old cows that have never been bred, which is said to be the reason for its unbelievable tenderness. Lunch set menus start at ¥2,940 and go up to ¥5,040. The pricier option uses the highest-quality meat, a small but noticeable difference.

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Hillside Terrace Bldg 1F, 1–22–13 Naka-yamate-dori, Kōbe, Hyōgo-ken, 650-0002, Japan

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Updated 09/20/2013


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By nizora

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Apr 15, 2007


I have just come back from my trip to Japan, and had the opportunity to try the kobe beef in WAKKOKU restaurant near shinKobe station.The beef was very tender as confirmed by other members.But I would hesitate to recommend . I believe it was over-rated, and for 13000 yens (dinner),one can get better value almost anywhere in Japan.

By Dave

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Jun 19, 2005

A Kobe beef experience

For our anniversary my wife and I happened to be in Kobe so had to try Kobe beef. We had a personal chef who prepared everything in front of us and even arranged the food on our plates. The beef was so tender that you barely need to chew, even the bean sprouts cooked at the end with the fat of the beef was special, although could have used more beef, 200g isn't the portion we're used to in Canada. But one of the most memorable meals we've ever had.

By Eric

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May 14, 2004

Good food, worth every yen

I went to this restaurant because it was recommended by Fodors, and although it was pricey (although considered cheap for Kobe Beef), it was certainly worth every last yen that I spent there. The steak literally melted in my mouth!!!! The appetizer was excellent, the salad was one of the best I'd ever had, and the soup was to die for! My chef was very helpful and polite, and I enjoyed every minute that I spent in this most wonderful restaurant.

My only criticism was the location. It took me awhile to find it, although I probably ended up walking off the meal I was about to have.

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