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“Not worth the money spent”

Kobe' Japanese Steak House
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Ranked #135 of 262 Restaurants in Lahaina
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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!
Alpharetta, Georgia
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Not worth the money spent”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

Average hibachi grill. They throw it on the grill, sprinkle a salt mixture on everything and call it done. (I actually found it quite salty) Not worth the $160 at all.

  • Visited September 2013
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Accra, Ghana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Where's the Kobe beef?”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

Perhaps I should have read some reviews first but I expected to be able to get actual Kobe beef. The good was fine but the 2nd floor was stifling hot. Not worth the money in my opinion....

  • Visited December 2013
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PDX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“One of our Lahaina favorites”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013

We love a good teppenyaki and had been referred to Kobe by several people. We were not disappointed. In fact, during our 10 day stay, we ate there twice. Our son especially loved the onion volcano, something they have taken out of the teppanyaki places at home due to safety concerns (seriously?).

The staff was very friendly and welcoming. They made sure our 5 year old was happy and had what he needed. I LOVED the dynamite appetizer from the sushi bar, and our meals off the grill were delicious too. They were careful about my food allergies, and their "performances" we especially fun to watch.

As mainlanders it might have felt expensive, but by Hawaiian standards, the price was good. We will definitely be back when we get back to Maui.

  • Visited May 2013
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Langley City, Canada
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“good dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

We went to Kobe on my birthday and thoroughly enjoyed it!
I always have the steak and chicken combo, but this time the sashimi appetizer was worthy of
mention.
Compare to Vancouver's branch, it was also amazingly more reasonable.
This is not my first time in Lahaina, and it won't be our last.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Rod W
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Kahului, Hawaii
1 review
“It was a terrible experience.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2013

The food was not what I expected. The fish had no taste. They charge for refill, and the glass was already small to start with. They ruined our Christmas party. We made reservations but they kicked us out because they were backed up. So rude!

  • Visited December 2013
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