By Linda Garding
In May, 2011 Kobe’s Steakhouse and Sushi Bar opened in the Pinehurst Plaza in Bismarck. The Kobe’s restaurant was familiar to some local residents as there has been a Kobe’s in Fargo for quite some time. In fact, it turns out that one of the reasons Kobe’s opened in Bismarck was due to the requests and suggestions from numerous out-of-area customers. After listening to these requests, it was decided that locating another Kobe’s in the middle of North Dakota made sense.