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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.
18086675555
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Description: Enjoy the exciting, ancient art of teppanyaki cooking at the restaurant...
Enjoy the exciting, ancient art of teppanyaki cooking at the restaurant voted number 1 Japanese restaurant on Maui. Teppanyaki is derived from "teppan" which means iron plate and "yaki" which means grilled. At Kobe, it is delivered with the style and grace of a Japanese country inn. Blend in the gentle aloha of Hawaii, you will experience an evening where terrific food and entertainment are the perfect combination. After a delicious bowl of shabu-shabu soup, your teppan chef will begin to cook up an entrée of dishes, right in front of you, cooking it to tasty perfection, while watching him do the "flaming onion volcano", one of their many culinary tricks. Another favorite at Kobe is to sit in the sunken sushi bar and order one of uncle Oku's fabulous daily specials and enjoy watching the chefs masterfully create their delicious sushi. Oku prides himself on the high quality of fresh fish he chooses from local vendors. Approximately 95% of Oku's fish comes from Hawaii, and the balance of his menu consists of exotic items imported from Japan. The restaurant décor features many historical ornaments and artifacts to provide an authentic feel of Japan, the mother country. Kobe Japanese Steak House & Oku's Sushi Bar delights visiting guests and Island locals alike. Come and join us for a great meal today!
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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
A fun night, not particularly memorable food

We came here twice on our vacation. The first time was for the dinner show with our own personal chef. He did a great job and made the night fun. The flavors of the food were rather bland and the portion size for the price was average. The inside could also do with a total remodel. The second... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jakob W
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Mesa, Arizona
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Mesa, Arizona
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here twice on our vacation. The first time was for the dinner show with our own personal chef. He did a great job and made the night fun. The flavors of the food were rather bland and the portion size for the price was average. The inside could also do with a total remodel. The second time we... More 

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Thank Jakob W
Phoenix, AZ
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151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a family group of 11@ 5:30. Seated with another group. Not given 5:30 discount. Chef put on a great show. Other tables not so much. Food was okay, everything was extra cost. Other service was poor.

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Thank TravelingBill
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go to Samurai's in Spanaway, Wa and this place did not compare. The hostess was unfriendly, the food was decent, portions were just okay, drink was not great, NO orange sauce which was sad, the cook was very entertaining, we had a coupon which was somehow misplaced, they took care of that problem but we now have two charges... More 

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Thank Charlyn W
Martha H, Owner at Kobe' Japanese Steak House, responded to this review

Aloha Charlyn: We responded to your first review! Mahalo; Kobe Ohana More 

Whitehorse, Canada
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friends invited us to dinner while in Maui and they chose Kobe. We've been to one in Canada and really enjoyed it so were excited to try Lahaina's. The service was mediocre and the food was ok, but nothing to rave about. The chef did a couple tricks and told some jokes but he pretty much just cooked our dinner... More 

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Thank Nikki S
Martha H, Owner at Kobe' Japanese Steak House, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear that you weren't wowed by your experience, Nikki. We always want you to love every second of your chef's performance and every bite you take. We hope you'll give us another chance next time you're in the area. Best wishes, -Kobe Ohana More 

Okotoks, Alberta, Canada
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here with two friends and had a fantastic time. The service was great as was the food. When back in Lahaina we will be back.

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Thank Jason D
Martha H, Owner at Kobe' Japanese Steak House, responded to this review

Thanks for coming by while you were in town, Jason! It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best wishes, Kobe Ohana More 

San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

you won't find meyer lemon, cream cheese sushi here! this is the real deal, traditional. locals eat here, that tells you something, no foofoo sushi for them ;)

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Thank travelwisest
Martha H, Owner at Kobe' Japanese Steak House, responded to this review

We're so glad you were impressed with the sushi you ordered here! It's always our goal to serve the real deal! You'll have to come back and see us next time you're in town. Thank you so much for the support. Best, -Kobe Ohana More 

West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Amazing food and always a show! Loved every minute! Tkes a little while to be seated even with reservations, the grill has 8 seats to fill. Easy to get to location and lots of shopping around, so go for the day and go back for dinner!

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Thank Jennifer B
Martha H, Owner at Kobe' Japanese Steak House, responded to this review

We're delighted you loved every minute of your experience, Jennifer! It sounds like you appreciated our location just much as the show and food itself, which is great to hear. Hope to see you again soon. Take care, Kobe Ohana More 

Kihei
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

OK The actual Benihana type show is just average, you do have to wait sometimes, but as far as the food is concerned it's quality food, there fillet, lobster chicken, shrimp, garlic rice their sauces and sushi is why I gave Kobe 4 stars. But it's just an average looking restaurant there's no great Benihana type experience. I'm sure it... More 

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Thank Alan S
Martha H, Owner at Kobe' Japanese Steak House, responded to this review

We're so glad that you had an enjoyable experience both times, Alan! Thanks for coming by again with your girlfriend. I hope our staff impresses you even further next time you come by. Best wishes, -Kobe Ohana More 

Seattle, Washington
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131 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We had been to Kobe Steakhouse a couple of years ago and had enjoyed our dinner. So we went back with my son this time. We arrived on time for our 5:30 reservations and were seated in a waiting area with several other people. We waited for about 15 minutes before they began to seat anyone. As I thought about... More 

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Martha H, Owner at Kobe' Japanese Steak House, responded to this review

Well, this certainly isn't the experience we want you to have with us. We take the cleanliness of our restaurant very seriously, and we'll definitely look into your experience. I hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Best wishes, -Kobe Ohana More 

Bend, Oregon
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360 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We had not been here for several years. Always an interesting place for dinner. Food is delicious. We had the beef. It's not cheap to eat here but there are many places more pricey. Look for the $10 off coupons in most of the local brochures, like This Week Maui, etc.

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Thank CyndeM
Martha H, Owner at Kobe' Japanese Steak House, responded to this review

We're so glad you decided to come back and see us, Cynde! Thanks so much for the support. We hope to see you again very soon. Best, -Kobe Ohana More 

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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: 18086675555

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

Description

Enjoy the exciting, ancient art of teppanyaki cooking at the restaurant voted number 1 Japanese restaurant on Maui. Teppanyaki is derived from "teppan" which means iron plate and "yaki" which means grilled. At Kobe, it is delivered with the style and grace of a Japanese country inn. Blend in the gentle aloha of Hawaii, you will experience an evening where terrific food and entertainment are the perfect combination. After a delicious bowl of shabu-shabu soup, your teppan chef will begin to cook up an entrée of dishes, right in front of you, cooking it to tasty perfection, while watching him do the "flaming onion volcano", one of their many culinary tricks. Another favorite at Kobe is to sit in the sunken sushi bar and order one of uncle Oku's fabulous daily specials and enjoy watching the chefs masterfully create their delicious sushi. Oku prides himself on the high quality of fresh fish he chooses from local vendors. Approximately 95% of Oku's fish comes from Hawaii, and the balance of his menu consists of exotic items imported from Japan. The restaurant décor features many historical ornaments and artifacts to provide an authentic feel of Japan, the mother country. Kobe Japanese Steak House & Oku's Sushi Bar delights visiting guests and Island locals alike. Come and join us for a great meal today!
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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