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“Time for a change.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kobe' Japanese Steak House

Kobe' Japanese Steak House
136 Dickenson St, Ste 1, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1273
808-667-5555
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Ranked #155 of 239 Restaurants in Lahaina
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Luakini
Transit: The Maui Bus stops at the Wharf Shopping center 1/2 block from the restuarant.
Seattle
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Time for a change.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

We have a Japanese Steak House in Olympia, WA. We don't go there, the same ole, same ole. During our stay, we needed some veggies in our diet, so we decided to do Kobe. When we first got there, there was no parking and had to pay $10.00. When we entered, they told us they would reimburse us after we got our receipt.

All 4 of us, my wife and two teenage daughters ordered the Sunset Special, Terryaki Chicken. Awesome Chef Scotty whipped up some great food, shrimp and lots of veggies and was very tasty. Scotty also went out of his way to entertain the other family that had 3 young picky eaters.
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I will say, that I think we got lucky with Chef Scotty. I watched other Chefs that tried to put on a good show and did fine, but if you get Scotty...you get the real deal guarenteed!

And yes, we got our $10.00 parking back as promised.

Kinda hard to believe some one didn't get their steak up above and it was shared with others. Personally he should have spoke up or refuse to eat and left.

I wish the owner woould speak out. The above complaints are not from the same Kobe expereince that we had. They were begging to please.

Go hungry and enjoy. ~Steve~ Olympia, WA

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Greenlane, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Best Sushi Ever!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

I loved this place, esp the sushi. Oku's sushi is fresh and tasty. The 'dynamite' on the menu is yummy and the wait is not very long at all. Sansei house was all booked and I had a terrible time trying to get before in Honolulu for the Sansei restaurant, so I opted for Kobe.And it is the BEST I've ever had!!!!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Will not go back”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

We were very disappointed in our overall experience at Kobe. The service was terrible, very slow to refill drinks, bring our check, return our check, etc. Most frustrating was the fact that although we had a reservation, we still waited over an hour for our table. Our dining experience at Kobe was the only downside to our trip to Maui.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Stockton, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A must in Lahaina”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Don't waste your time at any hotel Teppanyaki place, this is the real deal. Great food, lots of it, and great value. Our table chef was awesome, what a show and took good care of us.

Great drinks and saki bombs, no tourist trap, locals eat here.

Visited June 2012
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Excellent and plenty of freshly prepared sushi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

You can choose between a seat in front of two nice and busy Chinese who are preparing your food. This gives you the opportunity to see and ask for special wishes. We were lucky to get a yellowtail that day. Then we went to try the steakhouse part of the restaurant, this was not a success as we had to wait an hour and a half before the meal was eminently prepared in front of us..we got a very tiny refund. Only two stars here-too prizy considering what you actually get!

Visited June 2012
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