Kobe Japanese Steak House
860 Capital Centre Boulevard
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Daily, 11:30 AM – 10 PM
There are actually 7 locations (Upper Marlboro, MD; Largo, MD; White Marsh, MD; Leesburg, VA; Martinsburg, WV; Grandville, MI; and, Kansas City, MO). This one is located in the mall, the Boulevard at Capital Centre (across from Cold Stone Creamery).
The menu offers different hibachi options and sushi and specialty rolls (each location has their own special line of rolls, so be sure to check out the menu carefully).
When we walked in, we were seated promptly at one of the teppanyaki tables. My husband and I decided to share the Dynamite roll from the ‘Appetizers’ section, which is described as the ‘#1 seller’ – it is deep fried with salmon, tuna, and red snapper, drizzled with a nice tangy Japanese mayo and a spicy sauce – it had a great batter on it, and it was actually pretty tasty (I was also pleasantly surprised to see that the sushi chef was Japanese!)!
For our entrees, we picked the Hibachi Filet Mignon – this came with the mushroom soup (I usually pass this on to the hubsters), salad with ginger dressing (loved the dressing as it was very tasty and was served with a great amount (I love it when the lettuce is literally swimming in it!), 2-piece shrimp appetizer (juicy and delicious), stir-fried vegetables, noodles (slightly on the sweeter side; it has been a while since I’ve seen a hibachi place offering noodles as part of the hibachi experience!), and, fried rice (at an extra charge; otherwise, you can opt for steam rice instead).
Our chef was Moddy, who stated that he was from Indonesia – he had a great laugh and was quite entertaining. The onion volcano didn’t work (which is my favorite part), but the food was seasoned and served up wonderfully!
All the items were delicious, and there was a LOT of food – I was impressed at how much meat they gave you, as I thought they made a mistake in adding an extra filet! I loved how generous they were with the meal – my husband finished up all of his (amazing), but I still had plenty of leftovers for the next day.
Our server was Ms. Regina, who was such a sweetheart, and she checked up on us throughout our dinner. This place was happening, even on a Monday night – you can tell that this place is a favorite, and the fact that it was even busy at the beginning of the week shows you how well this place does! I found out from Moddy that it was Korean-owned, so that was interesting to know! Definitely a great experience and a wonderful find, I’m glad I was able to check this place out – I will definitely be back!
+Hibachi Filet Mignon!