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With its sizable foreign population, Kobe is a good place to dine on international cuisine, including French, Indian, and Chinese food. The greatest concentration of Chinese restaurants is along a pedestrian lane in Chinatown, called Nankin-machi by the locals, just a 2-minute walk south of Motomachi Station. If you're on a budget, you may just want to wander through and buy sticky buns or other inexpensive fare from the many street stalls. In the center of Nankin-machi is a plaza, good for people-watching.

Inexpensive -- Mosaic has a variety of restaurants, including Fisherman's Market (tel. 078/360-3695) offering buffets of grilled and steamed seafood, rotisserie chicken, pastas, curry, paella, pizza, and other fare. All-you-can-eat buffets cost ¥1,782 for lunch and ¥2,380 for dinner; on weekends it's ¥2,097 and ¥2,709 respectively. It's open daily 11am to 9:30pm (last order).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.