We're going to be taking a cruise that uses the port of Kobe for access to Kyoto. The first day, we'll visit the historical and cultural sites in Kyoto. However, with a 5:00 disembarkation time (which means we have to be on board the ship by 4:00 p.m.) we're going to stay in/around Kobe the second day of our port call. One of the activities we're obviously considering is eating a lunch of Kobe beef.
Considering this is such a rich beef, are there restaurants that serve this dish at lunch or is it more of a dinner offering? Assuming we can get Kobe beef at lunch, which restaurants do you recommend? (A little bit of warning about the prices would also be appreciated!)
If you think Kobe beef is only available for lunch in tourist traps, what alternate lunch-time meals would you recommend?