Wakkoku 和黒 新神戸店
Wakkoku is known for their teppanyaki Kobe Beef, it's on everyone's bucket list of things to eat when traveling to Kobe. Typically Kobe Beef is pretty expensive so it's best to go for lunch at these high end restaurants; lunch is half the price of dinner. Wakkoku offers 3 lunch sets: ￥3,880 , ￥4,880 and ￥5,880 so you'll find one within your budget.
We ordered one ￥5,880 that includes, soup, salad, rice, 6 grilled vegetables, pickles, 150 gram Kobe Beef Steak, ice cream and coffee. Since the lunch set was pretty budget friendly, we ordered an item from their regular menu, the Special Selected 250 gram Kobe Beef for ￥14,200 to get a taste of their premium Kobe Beef cut.
My boyfriend and I shared the 2 sets so we got to compare the regular lunch set to the premium cut. The Special Selected cut has more marbling and literally melts in your mouth. It's super fatty! The chef was sweet enough to help us split our 2 sets so we didn't have to do it ourselves. Super attentive! Your serving plate would usually have mustard, salt, pepper and fried garlic slices to go with the steak. You can choose your own seasoning but when steak is this epic, you probably don't need more seasoning.
I highly recommend to make a reservation as they have limited spots. They have 2 locations, this one's right by Shin-Kobe Station so it's extra convenient, although, the other location has a slightly higher rating because that's the original store. Test your luck and see which location you can score a reservation!
Address \\ 3rd Floor of Skin Kobe Oritenal Avenue - 1-1 Kitanocho Chuo-ku Kobe
Phone Number \\ 078-262-2838 (Takes reservations & Accepts Online Reservations)
Hours \\ Monday - Sunday: 11:45am - 9:30pm (Last order)
Average Price \\ Lunch - ￥4,000 - ￥6,000, Dinner - ￥10,000 - ￥15,000
Payment Method \\ Credit Card
Rating \\ 3.56/5
Website \\ Wakkoku (English, Japanese, Chinese & Korean Website)