Jan 19, 2013 8:39 PM by Tara Grimes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kobe Seafood and Steakhouse in Great Falls is opening on Monday and many are already scrambling to make reservations.
The new restaurant is located in the West Bank One development near the intersection of 3rd Street Northwest and Central Avenue West,
City and county officials were the first to get a taste of the new teppanyaki and sushi restaurant on Friday night.
"You don't really feel like you're in Great Falls when you're inside here, but that's a good thing," Great Falls Development Authority president Brett Doney said. "We need new experiences in Great Falls."
Steve Johnson, a lawyer in Great Falls, agreed.
"I think it's a great addition to the community to have a new restaurant, with a different flair, something other than meat and potatoes," Johnson said. "It's a good thing to do with friends, good social event."
Restaurant supervisor Sophia Ouch said teppanyaki is the style of cooking using an iron griddle in front of the customers.
The main sauces they use are teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, salt, butter, and pepper.
She said the restaurant's chefs have come all over the world to work there.
"It's like we have our own little melting pot here, it's just really nice to have that culture here," Ouch said. "We also have locals coming to work here as well."
Johnson said it's not just the food that makes it different from other restaurants in the community.
"I was impressed by the communal aspect," Johnson said. "The fact that you can sit at the tables with other people and there's a cook, performance, dinner, a little bit of everything, entertainment, all wrapped in one."
The resturant will be open Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m., Friday from 11:30 a.m. until 10 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m. until 10 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
The restaurant's opening date has been a moving target, originally scheduled for early January, and then late January, before owners settled on Monday.
Call: (406) 315-3775; address is 115 3rd Street NW