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“GOOOOD JAPANESE FOOD”

Kobe' Japanese Steak House
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Ranked #135 of 265 Restaurants in Lahaina
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Luakini
Transit: The Maui Bus stops at the Wharf Shopping center 1/2 block from the restuarant.
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!
Toronto, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“GOOOOD JAPANESE FOOD”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

Went to here during my honeymoon and what a blast! Super friendly service. Good food and value! I would definitely visit this place again if I go back to Maui. The chef r super talkative and funny.

  • Visited December 2012
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Santa Barbara, CA
Level 6 Contributor
206 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Geat Sashimi; but the restaurant needs a facelift.”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

Tuesday night @ 6PM we were alone at the sushi bar and the restaurant was pretty quiet; but by 7 PM the place was hopping. The edamame bowl was about 1/2 the portion we get at most sushi bars; but at least it wasn't over-salted. We ordered 2 sashimi combos with rice sides. As we were the 1st ones at the sushi bar our order came out in about 5 minutes. Very fresh sashimi and some of the best sticky rice we have had in awhile. The wasabi was moist & "HOT" (as in spicy); perfect for those of us who love it that way. The downside was the fact that the sushi chefs put WAY too much bleach in their bar towels and my wife was nauseated by the time we left. Hint to management: Save the bleach for the wipe down towels at the end of the shift! The menu board was tacky and the entire place was well used and due for a pick me up remodel. Sevice was OK; but our waitress didn't speak English & when I asked her to move the bleach towel on the counter behind us and to please ask the chefs to rinse their towels, she had no idea what I was talking about. We would have ordered more; but the bleach smell was overwhelming and we needed to go down the street and have a cocoanut/pineapple ice cream cone to take away the bad taste.
The restaurant has a huge sign directing patrons to a parking lot across the side street, 1/2 block towards Front Street. The minimum parking in that lot is $10 for 2 hours. Go north on Dickenson 1 block and there are 3 or 4 lots at $5 for 2 hours, another 1/2 block & it is $5 for all day.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank CAPTAINCUISINE
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Lahaina, Hawaii
Level 6 Contributor
215 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Fun and food”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

had an office dinner reservation so went early and had wine and sushi first. Excellent sushi bar. Dinner was at the teppanyaki grill and was very good with large portions. Afterward we stayed for karaoke in the lounge. The staff were pleasant and service good. Great place for all ages. Lots of locals go here. Located just off of Front Street in Lahaina it is very central to everything.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank medanne1
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Riverside, California
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Parking”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

The food was great,the cook was okay and funny,we had a great family by us.I called to make reservation and they told me to park across the street but,forgot to tell me i had to pay,so i had a $20.00 parking ticket and a rude attendant told me i should have read a very small sign away from the entry door that said we should pay first,so make sure to pay for parking,Kobe's should tell you too.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Papachuck1029
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Moraga, California
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A fun, teppan-style dinner”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

We enjoyed our dinner here. We were there in time for the early bird specials and the kids portions were basically the same as the adults (for a much lower price). The chef was entertaining, but not obnoxious. I would definitely recommend it.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Robert H
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