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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
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good27%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (77 reviews)
“steak” (64 reviews)
“shrimp” (39 reviews)
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CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
136 Dickenson St, Ste 1, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1273
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1 - 10 of 422 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don’t even know where to start. Maybe with the fact we were seated 15 minutes late but then weren’t served drink or food for another hour! That’s inexcusable by any standards but especially unbearable with four kids. The waiter’s response was that they were...More

Thank Jake D
Martha H, Owner at Kobe' Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry to hear this, Jake. We want everyone to be seated and served as quickly as possible, and it sounds like we dropped the ball in that regard. In regards to our chef, our workers don't drink on the job. That simply just isn't us....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Kobe after scuba diving. The kids wanted sushi and all the better known sushi places had a 1.5 - 2 hr wait. We were able to get seats at the sushi bar right away. The sushi menu was limited to the most...More

Thank Pppmomof3
Martha H, Owner at Kobe' Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Happy to hear you enjoyed it! Thanks for the kind words. We'll see you back again very soon! Best, Kobe Ohana

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kobe’s Steak House is always a favorite stop in Maui. Our chef put on a great show for all of us with his fancy knife skills. He even built an onion volcano complete with smoke to the delight of everyone. The food is always fresh...More

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

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took over 30 minutes once seated to get our cook. Then at end meal another 30 minutes and zero service..complained and told by water boy that's way it is. Tough luck. Cook was ok, but others lack zest.

Thank BandG03_11
Martha H, Owner at Kobe' Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there after seeing great reviews. We were disappointed. Despite we asked for medium (the chief did not know to make raw-to -medium steak), both steaks were over cooked. Snapper is ok. The other thing they did not validation of the parking. With the...More

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

Sorry to hear this. Those steaks should've been cooked to perfection. Hope that you'll give us another chance to prove ourselves in the future. Best, Kobe Ohana

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I made a reservation for 5:30pm thru Open Table. We were seated right away by a friendly hostess. Our Teppan was also seated with a family of 4 with a young lady celebrating her 10th. birthday. Family was local and drove a...More

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

Happy to hear you really enjoyed it, Rondo! Thanks for the kind words. Hope to have you back again very soon. Best, Kobe Ohana

Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Came back for more tuna rolls! By far one of the best sushi places in Lahaina. It was soooo delicious!!! A must eat when in Lahaina!

Thank reortiz1974
Martha H, Owner at Kobe' Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

So glad that you enjoy our place! Thanks for the kind words. We'll see you back here for more of those tuna rolls. Best, Kobe Ohana

Reviewed 6 December 2017

I want to start off by saying that I don't normally leave reviews. But I signed up to trip advisor just to leave this one as I was so disgusted with this restaurant. I read some reviews after our dinner to find out that we...More

Thank Sonia7447
Martha H, Owner at Kobe' Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Sorry to hear this. I can assure you that we follow a strict health code to prevent what you're describing, so this certainly doesn't sound like us. Hope that you'll give us another chance to prove ourselves in the future. Best, Kobe Ohana

Reviewed 6 December 2017

This steak house has been in Lahaina for many many years. The owner works behind the sushi counter creating delicious and mouth-watering dishes. If you like rolls, try the Rainbow roll or the Spider roll- so good. If you prefer Tappan Yaki, you'll enjoy sitting...More

Thank Amy W
Martha H, Owner at Kobe' Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Thanks for sharing some great recommendations, Amy! We're glad you've found so much to enjoy about your experiences here thus far. Can't wait to welcome you back for some more steak and sushi bites soon. Until next time, Kobe Ohana

Reviewed 3 December 2017

We visit Maui almost once a year and usually include Kobe Japanese Steak House on our list of restaurants. This visit I would rate as good but not as good as previous experiences. A lot of the dinner is tied to the "performance" given by...More

Thank mauij7
Martha H, Owner at Kobe' Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Sorry to hear this, John. We want every experience here to be as consistently great as possible, and I apologize if that wasn't the case. Hope that you'll give us another chance in the future. Best, Kobe Ohana

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LuxuryAroundTheWorld
29 August 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
8 March 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
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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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