10 Delicious Gourmet Foods in Kobe! Local Specialties and Local Foods Recommended by Locals


Kobe is rich in food, with world-class Kobe beef at the top of the list!

Since the opening of the port of Kobe, Western culture was introduced into the city early on, and the culture of Western food, bread, and confectionery flourished in Kobe, where many well-known restaurants have remained popular for a long time. As Kobe Sannomiya is the central district of Hyogo, it is also home to “B-Grade Gourmet,” or cheap, local food rooted in the Kobe area!


When you visit Kobe, experience Kobe’s culture through its delicious food!


Not to be missed for lunch or dinner! Kobe Beef Specialty Restaurant "Kisshokichi"

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Kobe beef is the world’s best Japanese beef! Many people may visit Kobe to enjoy Kobe beef. Kisshokichi is a restaurant specializing in Kobe beef, where you can enjoy high quality Kobe beef at a reasonable price.


Multiple locations in the Kobe Sannomiya area make it easy to use, and web reservations are available in English and Chinese. Please enjoy the finely textured sashi of beef that has passed our rigorous screening process, and the sweetness and aroma of the beef after putting it in your mouth.



2-4-14, Motomachidori, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo [MAP]


3-minutes from Hanshin Main Line Motomachi Station

Kobe's B-Grade Gourmet! Bokkake Yakisoba "Nagata Tanksuji"

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A specialty of Nagata, Kobe, is “soba-yaki.” Sobayaki is the name for the yakisoba called in Nagata, and this restaurant’s specialty is “Beef Soup Bokkake Sobayaki”. Based on the flavor the owner has been familiar with since childhood, the medium-thick straight noodles and secret sauce are intertwined to create an addictive taste!


Optional toppings such as Nagata’s hormone and octopus purchased directly from fishermen in Akashi will increase the local flavor!



1-8-1 B1F-20, Sannomiya-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo [MAP]


5-minutes from Hankyu Kobe Line Kobe-sannomiya Station
5-minutes from Hanshin Main Line Kobe-Sannomiya Station

A staple of Kobe's Chinatown! A pork bun that draws a line out the door "Roushouki"

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“Roushouki” was established in 1915 and has been loved for over 100 years. People are always lining up to get their hands on the famous “pork buns.”


Pork buns were originally called “Tianjin Paozi” in the Tianjin region of China, but the founder changed the name and flavor to something more familiar to Japanese people and began selling them. The steamed buns are freshly made and served hot. The small pork buns are filled with juices, so be sure to eat them without letting them spill out!



2-1-14, Motomachidori, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo [MAP]


5-minutes from Hanshin Main Line Motomachi Station

Kobe's gyoza is characterized by its sauce! "Hyotan, Sannomiya Branch"

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Gyoza is a common food in Japanese households. It is now so ingrained in daily life that frozen gyoza vending machines are now available. In most cases, gyoza are eaten with soy sauce-based sauce, but in Kobe, gyoza are usually eaten with miso sauce. Hyotan, which has a history of over 50 years in Kobe, features a red miso-based sauce with ground meat!
You can add vinegar, soy sauce, raayu, or grated garlic to the sauce to taste.



1-31-37, Kitanagasadori, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo [MAP]

A long-established restaurant in Kobe, a city of Western cuisine "Grill Jujiya"

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With the opening of the Port of Kobe, Westerners began to visit Kobe in the late 1800s, and a Western food culture developed. “Grill Jujiya” is a long-established restaurant established in 1933, and has been used as a movie location.


The omelette rice with its royal form covered with thinly cooked egg is the signature dish of the restaurant. Other recommended dishes include hamburger steak made with coarse minced meat and stewed beef, a favorite of regular customers.



96, Edomachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo [MAP]


7-minutes from Hanshin Main Line Kobe-Sannomiya Station
8-minutes from Hankyu Kobe Line Kobe-sannomiya Station

Supported the development of Kobe's bread culture "Isuzu Bakery the main store"

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Kobe is known throughout Japan as a city that eats a lot of bread, and Isuzu Bakery, founded in 1946, is always a fun bakery to visit, with 180 to 190 varieties of bread available daily.


The “Torelon” bread, about 70 centimeters long, is made with smoked, custom sausage and accented with mustard. Half-size loaves are also available. Also of note is the “Beef Stewed Curry Bread,” which has twice won the Curry Bread Grand Prix Gold Award!



2-1-4, Nunobiki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo [MAP]


9-minutes from Hankyu Kobe Line Kobe-sannomiya Station
9-minutes from Hanshin Main Line Kobe-Sannomiya Station

Enjoy Michelin Award-winning flavors in Kobe Sannomiya "KOBE ENSHI Sannomiya"

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The main branch of KOBE ENSHI in Kobe City is a popular ramen restaurant that was awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand. The specialty is the soupless, deliciously spicy tantanmen, and the key to its deliciousness is the homemade raayu, which is made from more than 20 different types of spices!


The noodles are topped with Kobe pork, Awajishima onions, Indian cashew nuts, mizuna (potherb mustard), and Kyoto’s shibazuke pickles, creating a varied texture and deep flavor. Mix with special flat noodles with a sticky texture and enjoy.



1-8-1, Sannomiya-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo [MAP]


5-minutes from Hankyu Kobe Line Kobe-sannomiya Station
5-minutes from Hanshin Main Line Kobe-Sannomiya Station

Stylish and glamorous! Highly desirable cafe "PATISSERIE TOOTH TOOTH main store".

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*Offerings change depending on the season.

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Locals ask, “What do you think of cafes in Kobe?” they will name this café.
There are several stores in the Sannomiya area of Kobe, but the main store here offers seasonal afternoon tea sets, as well as gorgeous parfaits, crepes, cakes, and more.


The boutique on the first floor offers a wide variety of teas and sweets in fashionable packages perfect for souvenirs, making it difficult to leave the store without buying something!



1-4-11, Sannomiya-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo [MAP]


8-minutes from Hankyu Kobe Line Kobe-sannomiya Station
8-minutes from Hanshin Main Line Kobe-Sannomiya Station

A variety of local gourmet foods! In Kobe Bay Area "Kobe Shokudo"

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Kobe cutlet and rice combo meal

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Kobe Beef Set

If you want to enjoy various gourmet foods of Kobe at one time, go to “Kobe Shokudo”.
In addition to “Bokkake Soba-meshi” and Kobe beef, you will find a wide variety of gourmet foods and specialties loved throughout Hyogo such as “Himeji Oden”, Kakogawa’s specialty “Katsumeshi”, and Sayo’s specialty “Horumon Yaki Udon”, which are well known to those in the know.

The store is located in Kobe Harbor Land umie mosaic, a shopping facility with a view of Port Tower, the symbol of Kobe, and the Giant Ferris Wheel is also nearby. It is conveniently located in a sightseeing area.



1-6-1, Higashikawasaki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo [MAP]


8-minutes from Hanshin Main Line Nishi-Motomachi Station

You can enjoy all kinds of Western food, pastries, and breads! "Konigs-Krone Kuma Pochi Residence"

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The Kuma Pochi House, a café attached to a hotel run by Konigs-Krone, a confectionary store born in Kobe, is a popular place where people line up even before the store opens.

The reason for this is the hearty lunch! This is a very satisfying set that includes a main dish, bread baked in the restaurant, salad, all-you-can-eat drink, and one mini dessert. In addition to a wide variety of breads, the first 50 customers to arrive will receive a “Krone,” Konigs-Krone’s signature pastry with custard cream in a crispy dough.


The interior of the restaurant is decorated in a quaint German style. Please enjoy Kobe’s food in a relaxed atmosphere.



2-3-10, Sannomiya-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo [MAP]


6-minutes from Hankyu Kobe Line Kobe-sannomiya Station
9-minutes from Hanshin Main Line Kobe-Sannomiya Station

Food is the best part of any trip! Many of you must be saying, “Food is the best part of a trip!
From fashionable stores to popular restaurants, enjoy your trip to the fullest with food unique to Kobe.

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Editor and writer in charge of outing information media in Kyoto, Kobe and Osaka area for more than 10 years.
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