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“Needs a facelift” 3 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 #129 of 224 restaurants in Lahaina
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Luakini
Transit: The Maui Bus stops at the Wharf Shopping center 1/2 block from the restuarant.
Kelowna, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“Needs a facelift”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We've eaten at similar places before, but wanted our kids to have the experience. Pluses- the food was fine. We had an inexperienced chef, but he tried hard and was friendly. Minuses- The host told us we would be seated in about 45 minutes. We left our name, and I told him we would window shop a bit and be back. We returned in 35 minutes, and were told they'd given away our spots since they didn't think we would come back, and that we'd have to wait for the next seating. We waited in the lounge this time. The tables were sticky, it smelled like old drinks, and I'm sure the décor hasn't been updated in 20 years. No one came to ask us about drinks the entire time we sat there.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Marquette, Michigan
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Dinner & a show!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We went to Kobe on our last night in Lahaina. My daughter LOVES this sort of restaurant. I have to say it's the best Japanese steakhouses I've been to. We all enjoyed something different--my daughter did a steak & salmon combo, and the rest of us had some variation on catch-of-the-day (opakapaka!). It was well-prepared, and our chef was fine. He would have been better, but the folks seated at the table with us ordered not just for themselves, but 4 complete take-out dinners. Poor chef had his hands very, very full! Everything was perfectly cooked & seasoned, and we enjoyed dinner very much. I didn't find it any more expensive than eating in a similar restaurant on the mainland. Good choice!

Visited April 2013
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St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“A perfect meal to end a perfect honeymoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We made a reservation for 7:30 for our last night on Maui. When we arrived we had a slight wait for our table. The tables sit 8 and they prefer to have them full so you may be seated with other patrons not in your party. Come to find out they were waiting to see if any other guests would arrive for 7:30 as we were the only ones booked for that time. Instead of asking us to wait or join another group we were sat at our very own private table for 2. As honeymooners this could not have worked out better for us! Our chef Scott put on a full show as if the table was full. He was friendly, talented and really made us feel welcome and comfortable. The food was as great as the experience. We would definitely go back! Oh and the cocktails were delicious too!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Loved the show!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

We had a fabulous meal at Kobe. The food was fresh and perfectly prepared, but even better... the showmanship and humour of the chef and the waiter made it such a wonderful evening that was great for all ages! Loved the onion volcano!!

Visited March 2013
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Greeley, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A welcome refuge from the grind of touristy stops”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Finally! Break away one block from Front St. And explore a little bit to find this gem. Inside this unassuming corner restaurant is a small sushi bar...and if you think getting sushi a few meters from the beach sounds fresh, you are right. It's always good when you see locals inside and you will. We enjoyed many rolls and the pleasure of watching them be prepared by two Japanese sushi chefs...who also passed us some edamame. Delicious and refreshing. If you love sushi, go!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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