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Sona Rupa

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2-2-9, Shimoyamatedori, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0011, Hyogo Prefecture
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+81 78-322-0252
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Bangkok, Thailand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The place was recommended by one our friend from HK who happened to know the owner through one of their colleague. My first experience was fabulous and I must say it's the best Indian food in Kansai region. Since then we went there at least 3 more times hoping for similar experience. While the food was terrific as always, it... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

I love this restaurant with its highly sophisticated dishes. I never be disappointed with any of the choices that I made in the past so your satisfaction is almost guaranteed! Among them all, I highly recommend you try their soup. They have a couple of choices but all of them are quite unique and nice. Also, if it is your... More 

Thank ShonWata
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2015

Was really an accidental discovery suggested by a Japanese colleague. Mr. Mukherjee, the eater's owner was very helpful. The place is small and a little cramped, but the food overcomes all the minor shortcomings. Undeniably one of the best India food I have had in Japan.

1 Thank kavaidya
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80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2012

After visiting a mediocre Indian round the corner from the B Kobe, I finally realised that this restaurant was diagonally across from the hotel! Unfortunately, on my last day, at lunchtime... Set menus at lunchtime starting at 1,200 to 3000. I had basic at 1,200. Soup- cuuried lentils with sweetcorn and carrots. Beautifully balanced. Then tandoori chicken and a chicken... More 

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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2011

My wife and I had heard that Kobe boasts good Indian food due to a relatively large Indian population, so we did a bit of research and ended up at Sona Rupa for lunch. We're so glad we did! The owner, Bijon, speaks perfect English and is very welcoming. We enjoyed his conversation and perspective on Japan as much as... More 

3 Thank dgouldin

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Restaurant Details

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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-2-9, Shimoyamatedori, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0011, Hyogo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Hyogo Prefecture  >  Kobe
  • Phone Number: +81 78-322-0252

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