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Kobe' Japanese Steak House

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136 Dickenson St, Ste 1, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1273 (Luakini)
The Maui Bus stops at the Wharf Shopping center 1/2 block from the restuarant.
808-667-5555
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 57
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  • 24
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  • 43
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
The food is great and the staff is very helpful.

The food is great and the staff is very helpful. We enjoyed every aspect of our meal. The service was impeccable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The food is great and the staff is very helpful. We enjoyed every aspect of our meal. The service was impeccable.

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Kobe always serves up a dazzling experience with great food and excellent service!!! Our chefs are always fun and skilled as they prepare our delicious food at the table! My family and I come every time we are on Maui! Do not miss this gem! Tip: Make reservations or come early. They do have an early bird menu!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We had dinner at Kobe last night. I was actually a little reluctant to do so, given the unusually large number of mediocre to negative reviews I read. I think there may be a disconnect between what people expect and what a hibachi restaurant is. We go for hibachi at least every couple of months, mostly because our kids love... More 

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Asia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Looking at the magazine which showed Kobe , with very colorful delicious dishes, clean and spacious restaurant , one would think that this is a very professionally run restaurant NO. On the contrary , only the food was their saving grace . My husband and I had steaks and shrimps and scallops with japanese fried rice and vegetables. My daughter... More 

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TurkeyPotPie
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The food was decent, but seriously not worth it. We spent most of the meal wondering if our waitress had forgotten us or maybe just quit mid-shift.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great for large parties and hanging out. Expensive but you get a lot of food. Our server was hard to understand but that made it fun in a way. Sushi was was on par.

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Demopolis alabama, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It was a tiny bit slow to get seated and the people on the other side of the grill had their entire meal cooked and served while we were waiting. Everything else was great. There was a waiter who stayed right at the table to make sure no one ran out of beverages. Our chef was awesome. Probably the best... More 

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Clarkston, Washington
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Interesting place. Show was entertaining and the chef very friendly. The was good but not great. The service was very slow and they seemed to be running to many tables at once. The entire restaurant was very smokey and burns your eyes after a while sitting in it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We had a reservation and still waited 20 minutes to be seated and 45 before someone even brought us water. No sorry for the wait, nothing just asking for our drink order. We waited 90 minutes for the chef to show up. Sorry show if you can call an onion volcano a show. Never again. Don't waste your time.

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Wailuku, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The food here used to be reallyyyyy good, now its just good. The "show" has lost some of its zing! Maybe the chef, maybe its the "restrictions" put on the cheft, i dont know. Every local person should experience Kobe's at least once and remember...you get a Kama'aina discount with your ID!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 136 Dickenson St, Ste 1, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1273
    (Luakini)
  • Public Transportation: The Maui Bus stops at the Wharf Shopping center 1/2 block from the restuarant.
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Lahaina
  • Phone Number: 808-667-5555

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Steakhouse, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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