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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%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (80 reviews)
“steak” (59 reviews)
“shrimp” (39 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
136 Dickenson St, Ste 1, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1273
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1 - 10 of 427 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago 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 5 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 March 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 6 March 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 26 February 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 27 February 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 22 February 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

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Martha H, Owner at Kobe' Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 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 6 February 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

Thank MrDateNight
Martha H, Owner at Kobe' Japanese Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 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

Reviewed 7 January 2018 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 9 January 2018

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 1 January 2018 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 3 January 2018

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

Reviewed 31 December 2017 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 3 January 2018

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