We were offered drinks as soon as half of our guests arrived, which I found to be a little odd. I thought it was standard to be given a water while we wait. Once we were completely seated two waitresses came through to take our appetizer and dinner order. I ordered a Crunchy Baked Salmon Roll which had baked salmon, smelt roe, asparagus, tempura crunch, avocado and mayo, and I also ordered Jaguar Roll which had Eel, cream cheese and avocado. With my meal I also received a side salad and soup. On Kobe Italian's menu they offered sushi, hibachi and a lot of tempura options. Most of the desserts on the menu sound like they would be brought in or frozen. They offered cheese cake, ice cream and mochi along with a few others. I couldn't find anything on the menu that would represent the Italian food that the restaurant name would lead you to believe.
Both of our waitresses were pleasant, but I couldn't help but get the feeling that one of them wasn't happy about having to deal with 15 people. The other seemed pleased as punch to have the business and she was very attentive. My friend sitting next to me no sooner did she put down her empty beer and make a sad face about it and the happier waitress brought another one immediately. That was nice!
After the food was taken away and we were waiting on our bills a few of us started to notice a horrible smell. A few people had started to get up and use the restroom which was in the back of the restaurant and when they came back they complained about the sewer smell. I had planned on using the ladies room but my friend told me that I should steer clear of it because the smell would have me running for the hills. I was surprised that we didn't smell it when we came in, but I remembered that another table was in the middle of their hibachi experience when we walked in. At the time the only thing we smelled was the food on the grill table. It's a shame that we had to leave so soon, but none of us could take that smell any longer.
Sorry to say, but Kobe Italian is not on my return list. I'm sure everyone has an off night and with 15 people I can see that it might be a difficult party, but we were the only one's there when we started to order. Make your own assumptions here, but in my opinion this Kobe Italian is a "No Doggy Bag For Me" restaurant. Thank god for good company with friends because we still enjoyed ourselves being in each others presence.