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Kobe' Japanese Steak House

136 Dickenson St, Ste 1, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1273
+1 808-667-5555
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Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good27%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible14%
Travelers talk about
“sushi” (80 reviews)
“steak” (59 reviews)
“shrimp” (39 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
136 Dickenson St, Ste 1, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1273
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You have to go into the Japanese restaurant but in the centre you will she Oku's. It doesn't seat many and the menu is small BUT the dishes are all delectable!

Thank beginc
Martha H, Owner at Kobe' Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad that you love our food! Hope to have you back again very soon. -Kobe Ohana

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First she told us we need to wait for one hour. We were ok with that. We waited then more than two hour to get seated and then another 45min before we get served. Several time we asked the girl on the desk about our...More

Thank ConnyS1981
Martha H, Owner at Kobe' Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Sorry to hear this. We want everyone to get as much value as possible, and I apologize if you felt that wasn't the case. Hope that you'll give us another chance to prove ourselves in the future. -Kobe Ohana

Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

Yesterday I asked around our hotel with the locals who worked here and serval folks named this as a great spot for dinner. I checked yelp and canceled my reservation. Rating wasn’t high enough for me to feel confident. Then today I asked a different...More

Thank sarahabrams
Martha H, Owner at Kobe' Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2018

Happy to hear you love our spot. Thanks for stopping by. We'll see you back again very soon! Best, Kobe Ohana

Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed visit to Kobe’s tonight. Short wait to be seated but not a problem. Raymond our chef was great and cooked our food to perfection. Been on Maui nearly 2 weeks now and this has been one of the best meals.

Thank Donnay0668
Martha H, Owner at Kobe' Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

Thanks for all the kind words! Happy to hear we rank among the best meals you've had here. Hope that you'll give us another visit real soon. -Kobe Ohana

Reviewed March 29, 2018

fun atmosphere. really enjoyed the counter cooking and the interaction with the staff. Great place. Expensive but worth the experience.

Thank Jane C
Martha H, Owner at Kobe' Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Thanks so much, Jane! Glad that you love our place. We'll see you back again very soon. Best, Kobe Ohana

Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

6 of us dined... Habachi chef was uneventful..no fun.. Food mediocre... My steak and shrimp was bland. Ambiance is poor. Comingto this location for 14 years..the menus are the same from day one. Menu i had was wrinkled and had food stains on it. How...More

Thank fjferaco
Martha H, Owner at Kobe' Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2018

Sorry to hear this. The food should've been much more flavorful, and the presentation should've been much more exciting. Hope that you'll give us another chance to prove ourselves in the future. Best, Kobe Ohana

Reviewed March 2, 2018

Hard to believe all the bad reviews, but I've been here probably 15-20 times over the years. We've always go with a group of 8 or 9 and everyone loves the food & entertainment. Great scallops, steaks and combination meals.

Thank Gundthur
Martha H, Owner at Kobe' Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2018

So glad that you love our place! Thanks for the kind words. We'll see you back again very soon! Best, Kobe Ohana

Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

When we are in Maui for our Anniversary which happens to also be Valentine’s Day we go to Kobe. Always a great meal and what a show our cook put on for us. The Food was as spectacular as the show.

Thank crazzyb
Martha H, Owner at Kobe' Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2018

Thanks for making us a go-to! Glad that you love our place. We'll see you back again soon! Best, Kobe Ohana

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Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

Totally disappointing to say the least. We were seated about 15 minutes after our reservation time but then waited over an hour to receive our soup course. A pina colada was terrible, replaced and still terrible. The bar tender didn’t even know the ingredients. On...More

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Martha H, Owner at Kobe' Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2018

Sorry to hear you waited so long. We want everyone to be seated as quickly as possible, and I apologize if that wasn't the case. That drink also should've been much more flavorful. Hope that you'll give us another chance to prove ourselves in the...More

Reviewed February 5, 2018

This place is a local gym similar to a Benihana it also has a sushi bar inside of it the chefs are interesting funny and polite the food is average to better than average but the conditions of the restaurant or a joke everything is...More

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Martha H, Owner at Kobe' Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2018

Sorry to hear this. We want everyone to receive the friendliest service possible, and I apologize if that wasn't the case. Hope that you'll give us another chance to prove ourselves in the future. Best, Kobe Ohana

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LuxuryAroundTheWorld
August 28, 2017|
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Response from Oompa03 | Reviewed this property |
It's a hibachi grill so yeah, all of the meat is gluten free... As for what sauces used, they have a large variety so I'm sure there are at least some that are gluten free.
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donaldf724
March 7, 2017|
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Response from shelleykc | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in replying. Yes, kids have fun watching the chef cook the food on the hibachi grill.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
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
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: +1 808-667-5555
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!
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