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Kobe' Japanese Steak House

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1841 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1601
808-941-4444
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cool experience!

It was very cool to see the chef cook the meal at our table, especially with fire! My husband and one of my daughters really loved their meals, but my other daughter and I didn't like ours so much (but I have to say I'm not crazy about Teriyaki sauce). Service was so-so: they should have explained... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Caroliad
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Montreal, Canada
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Dallas, Texas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Eating at Kobe' Japanese Steakhouse was the worst dining experience I, or anybody in my family, has ever had. After arriving early for our reservation, we were placed in the waiting lounge and then escorted upstairs by our hostess a few minutes later. After being seated & having our drink and meal orders placed, we waited an hour for a... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

It was very cool to see the chef cook the meal at our table, especially with fire! My husband and one of my daughters really loved their meals, but my other daughter and I didn't like ours so much (but I have to say I'm not crazy about Teriyaki sauce). Service was so-so: they should have explained more. They made... More 

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San Jose, California
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

My meal was cooked nicely and all the food was very good, price was expected high for being in downtown Honolulu, however the atmosphere was not so good, this restaurant needs a major rework, the carpets were dirty, decor old, very hot inside, and the smoke from the grills were flooding everybody's faces

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Saint Peters, Missouri
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Having eaten at a Kobe's before, I knew it would be good. This was horrible. I had chicken and steak. The steak was spoiled!! The steak was cut up before it came to the grill. The spoiled was mixed with good meat. Before we left , I was already in the bathroom. My husband tried it and also ended up... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The sticky carpet and the smell of old stale oil should have been a warning, but in we went anyway. The food was very average. The service was non existent. I've never given a poor review on Tripadvisor but the public need to be warned! I was so disgusted with the bathroom I had to take some photos!

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Honolulu
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Used my Island Discount card to get 20% off which was a good deal. However the chef's skills were not on par with Benihana or Tanaka of Tokyo. Furthermore as other reviewers have mentioned the air circulation and cleanliness should be better. My wife and friends noticed lots of dust on the air conditioning vents. Restaurant needs a make over... More 

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San Dimas, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Alright, most of us have eaten teppanyaki at various restaurants most notably is Benihana. The food here is good but the ventilation is terrible! The smell of oil hits you as soon as you walk in, the carpeting is soaked with it and as they cook it looks like a smoke machine is running. Service was good. They need to... More 

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

On July 5 2015 my wife went to dinner here and said the food was alright and the service was alright. But the worse thing to happen came after leaving the restaurant, after leaving my wife found that her car had thoroughly been searched and robbed. After talking to the management she was told that Kobe steak house was not... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We frequent another Japanese Steakhouse and home and this one wasn't nearly as good. Service was slow, even though there was no one there. Food not very tasty either.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

you can get discount coupons in the waikiki weekly magazines. food is like benihana. restaurant is dated.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1841 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1601
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
  • Neighborhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: 808-941-4444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Steakhouse, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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