uosei Hi,I’m Keiko from Osaka!

What comes to mind when you hear of “Kobe” first?

Apart from its famed Kobe Beef,Kobe is blessed with an abundance of seafood.

In Kobe, you can have sushi more reasonable than Kyoto or Osaka.

If you visit Kobe, why don’t you try delicious sushi?

Here are top 7 best sushi restaurants in Kobe!

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Local tells Top 7 best Sushi restaurants in Kobe!

1.Kissui/鮨 生粋

Kissui Kissui is the only two Michelin starred restaurant in Kobe.

The restaurant is located in one of the residential areas of Kobe called “Settsuyama”.

It’s always filled with regular customers.

They offer authentic Edomae-style sushi a priced reasonably compared to other high-end sushi restaurants in Kobe.

Edomae Sushi is Tokyo style Nigiri using akazu(red vinegar) for the sushi rice.It’s nicely sour,a little salty with strong vinegar flavor.

Each dish is delicate and exquisite.

They serve the only one Omakase course(Chef’s special) consisting of seasonal appetizers, nigiri sushi, soup and dessert for 15,000yen.

The chef will ask you whether there’s anything you want to eat or not at first,so you can request him what you want to eat.

It’s a bit inconvenient to visit but it’s worth visiting if you want to enjoy the best sushi in Kobe!

Kissui
Address:3-3-6 Motoyamanakamachi, Higashinada-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo
Location:10 minutes walk from JR Settsuyama Station
Phone:078-411-1904
Opening hours:Tue.-Sun:17:00~22:30(L.O.21:00)
Closed:Monday,late December-early January,Irregular holiday
Price:10,000〜15,000 yen
Others:Reservation is required in advance.
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2.Josuke/ 寿志 城助

Josuke Josuke is the one Michelin starred restaurant which offer Edomae-style sushi in Kobe.

The chef,Nakayama goes to the market every morning and select ingredients carefully.

Therefore, you can enjoy fresh and high-quality fish here.

He is a real professional, he takes about 15 hours for food preparation to serve the best dishes for customers!

The menu is only omakase courses consists of 8 appetizers and 15 pieces of Sushi(12,960 yen.)

Every dish is very creative and the harmony of sushi rice and fresh fish is amazing.

It takes time to serve each dish because the chef creates it one by one.

The most regular customers are foodies so they keep eating their dishes in silence.

If you’re foodies, you should visit Josuke!

Josuke
Address:2-1-10, Kitanocho, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo
Location:11 minutes walk from JR Kobe Line/Hankyu Line Sannomiya Station
Phone:078-272-1001
Opening hours:17:30~24:00
Closed:Sunday(Open on Sundays if Monday is a national holiday)
Price:15,000〜20,000 yen
Others:Reservation is required in advance.Gurunavi reservation service in English is available:here
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3.Akashi Konzushi/明石 渾鮨

Akashi Kon Akashi Konzushi is conveniently located 5 minutes walk from Sannomiya station.

This is one of the most popular sushi restaurants among locals in Kobe.

The chef Mr Amano used to work at Kikusuizushi(one of the most famous sushi restaurants in Akashi) for 25 years to improve his skills.

There is no menu in this restaurant,there are only omakase courses which consists of a few appetizers and 8 pieces of Sushi.

Of course you can make additional orders if you’re not full.

The must eat item here is Otoro (fatty tuna).

It is fatty almost to the point of falling apart and melt in your mouth.

Not only Otoro, there are many luxury ingredients including abalone,Sea urchin and Nodoguro(Rosy seabass).

The price changes between 8,000 and 15,000 yen depending on your order.

There are many smokers in the restaurant, so it might be a pain for non-smokers.

This is a small local sushi restaurant, so it’s better bring someone who can speak Japanese.

Akashi Konzushi
Address:1F.Meiseki Bldg. 1-8-1 Nakayamatedori Chuo-Ku,Kobe-shi,Hyogo
Location:5 minutes walk from JR Kobe Line/Hankyu Line Sannomiya Station
Phone:078-391-5515
Opening hours:17:00~23:00
Closed:Sunday
Price:10,000〜15,000 yen
Others:Reservation is required.Reservation must be made in Japanese.
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4.Yamazaki/寿司山崎

Sushi Yamazaki Yamazaki is the one Michelin starred small restaurant which is run by a husband and wife.

They offer Edomae-style sushi restaurant in Kobe too.

The chef Mr Yamazaki used to work at many famous restaurants including Nadaman,Kanesaka and Sushi Kobe(in Oriental hotel) for more than 23 years to improve his skills.

The menu is only omakase courses which consists of 10 appetizers,and 12 pieces of sushi(12,000 ~13,500 yen).

They use carefully selected local ingredients to create their sushi dishes.

The dishes goes well with the sake.

The big abalone and clam are exquisite!

The chef is passionate about his dishes and his friendly service is one of the reason to attract customers.

Tabelog rank is not well,but Yamazaki is definitely one of the best sushi restaurants in Kobe!

Yamazaki
Address:Pencil building 3F, 1-24-14, Nakayamatedori, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo
Location:10 minutes walk from JR Kobe Line Sannomiya Station
Phone: 078-855-5000
Opening hours:17:30~22:00
Closed:Wednesday
Price:15,000〜20,000 yen
Others:Reservation is required in advance.Gurunavi reservation service in English is available:here
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Next,let’s go to a reasonable sushi restaurants in Kobe!
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5.Shunkashuutoutokidoki/春夏秋冬ときどき

Shunka Shuto Tokidoki Shunkashuutoutokidoki is a reasonable sushi restaurant located 10 minutes walk from JR Motomachi station.

It has been loved by the locals for long years.

You can enjoy nice sushi lunch set with 12 pieces only for 1,080 yen on weekdays.

The lunch includes sea bream,young yellowtail and salmon and it changes depending on the season.

It’s incredible that they offer such a high quality sushi for very reasonable price.

During the dinner time, hey offer not only sushi menu, but also 3 hot pot courses including fugu(Puffer fish),Hamo(pike conger) and Anago(Conger eel).

The dinner is also reasonable, each course costs only 5,000 yen.

The restaurant sometimes closes irregularly so call ahead to make sure they are open.Reservation must be made in Japanese.

It’s a bit inconvenient to visit but I highly recommend this restaurant if you’re looking for high quality sushi at a reasonable price.

This is a small local sushi restaurant, so it’s better bring someone who can speak Japanese.

Shunkashuutoutokidoki
Address:4-20-13 Nakayamatedori Chuo-ku,Kobe-shi, Hyogo
Location:5 minutes walk from Kobe Subway Seishin Yamate Line Kencho Mae Station,10 minutes walk from JR Motomchi station
Phone:078-291-0036
Opening hours:12:00~14:00(L.O.),17:00~21:00(L.O.)
Closed:Sunday,Irregular holiday
Price:Lunch 1,000〜2,000yen,Dinner 3,000〜4,000yen
Others:Reservation must be made in Japanese.
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6.Hambee/絆べえ

Hambee Hambee is conveniently located 5 minute walk from Sannomiya station,close to Ikuta Shrine in Kobe.

It is a modern restaurant where you can enjoy authentic and creative sushi dishes at reasonable prices.

They offer three courses (5,000yen,7,000yen and 10,000 yen) and a la carte menu based on selected ingredients of the day.

They offer wide variety of seasonable dishes including thin-sliced flatfish sashimi ,grilled clam,and grilled abalone with butter.

Be prepared that the sushi pieces are a bit smaller than other restaurant mentioned above, but they are very tasty.

They offer a wide variety of sake, and it goes well with the dishes.

It has a very relaxed atmosphere and the staff are very polite and friendly.

Hambee
Address:East gate ace town bldg.1F 1-15-7-110, Nakayamatedori, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo
Location:5 minutes walk from JR Kobe Line/Hankyu Line Sannomiya Station
Phone:078-393-5504
Opening hours:Tue.- Sat.17:30〜24:00,Sunday & Holiday 17:30〜22:00
Closed:Monday
Price:5,000〜10,000 yen
Others:Reservation is required in advance.Gurunavi reservation service in English is available:here
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7.Uosei Main Shop/うを勢総本店

uosei ↑ I think I ordered unagi(eel) too much:)

Uosei is a local sushi restaurant which is located 5 minutes walk from Sannomiya station.

This is my favorite restaurant.Whenever I go to Kobe, I always eat sushi here for lunch.

I love sushi here because the sushi portions are very big,and it tastes fresh and delicious!

You can enjoy high quality sushi at reasonable prices,starting at 230 yen for 2 pieces.

They have some counter seats where you can watch the chef is making sushi in front of your eyes.

If you’re looking for nice local restaurant, you should visit Uosei!

Uosei Main Shop
Address:arukazarubiru 1F, 2-8-3, Kitanagasadori, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo
Location:5 minutes walk from JR Kobe Line/Hankyu Line Sannomiya Station
Phone:078-331-2526
Opening hours:Tue.-Sun. 11:30〜14:00,16:30〜 22:00
Closed:Monday(Open on public holidays)
Price:1,000〜5,000 yen
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Summary

Top 7 best sushi restaurants in Kobe

  1. Kissui・・・ Kissui is the only two Michelin starred restaurant in Kobe.
  2. Josuke・・・Josuke is the one Michelin starred restaurant which offer Edomae-style sushi in Kobe.
  3. Akashi Konzushi・・・This is one of the most popular sushi restaurants among locals in Kobe.
  4. Yamazaki・・・Yamazaki is the one Michelin starred small restaurant which is run by a husband and wife
  5. Shunkashuutoutokidoki・・・You can enjoy nice sushi lunch set with 12 pieces only for 1,080 yen on weekdays.
  6. Hambee・・・It is a modern restaurant where you can enjoy authentic and creative sushi dishes at reasonable prices.
  7. Uosei Main Shop・・・You can enjoy fresh high quality sushi at reasonable prices.

Most sushi restaurants in Kobe don’t have English menu, so it’s better to bring someone who can speak Japanese.

If you have a trouble to order in Japanese, please refer to the English menu below.(I took it at Uosei:))

sushi menu in English
I hope you enjoy the best sushi in Kobe!

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