I just happened upon this place by accident. Was wandering the back streets by the station thinking I would splurge on a Kobe beef dinner and was reading the menu when a waiter popped out and asked if I wanted to come in. Was I right in saying "yes'! Great service and amazing beef. I went for the sirloin, medium size selection (160 grams) with the "B" dinner set which included two appetizers, salad, soup, side dishes, rice, and a large portion of beef (the C includes dessert and an extra appetizer). It was like eating butter--almost too buttery but amazing. A large amount of extraordinary food. Not cheap. Even though this was the medium size and the near-highest quality (but not the filet) of beef--it was $160 or so with one beer. Worth it for a splurge. It is not easy to find (and was mostly empty at 7pm on a Wednesday--no other tourists) but well worth google-mapping and seeking out. Also English is not a problem for the staff.
If you're looking for genuine kobe beef experience, this is place need to check out. It was a short walk from JR sannomiya. I was served up the best kobe beef I've ever had. We had the bbq with a while bunch of sides and rice. Nakahodo san spoke good english he learnt from a regular customer that was an English teacher. His service is impeccable which made the experience much more enjoyable. If I return to Japan I would definitely come back without hesitation. Very under rated establishment.
We went for the cheapest option at lunch which was AUD$60+ for the two of us. It got us 80g of Kobe beef each and sides of soup, salad, veggies and rice. We ate the rice and salad but couldn't eat the rest. About two bite sized pieces of meat was good but the rest was very mediocre. We were shown the trophies and asked to take photos but we've had far better meals for half the price during our 2+ week trip in Japan (3rd time).