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Kobe Japanese Steak House, Maui
Kobe Japanese Steak House, Maui

Kobe Japanese Steak House, Maui Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://kobemaui.com
  • Phone: (808) 667-5555
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Daily 5:30pm-10:00pm
    Sushi Bar: Daily 5:00pm-11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Felamor Simon
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine
  • Entertainment: Join Auntie Toddy Lilikoi and the Kobe Ohana (family) for Karaoke and dancing every Friday and Saturday night from 9:30 PM until closing. Customers be 21 years with a valid I. D.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Luakini
  • Public Transit: The Maui Bus stops at the Wharf Shopping center 1/2 block from the restuarant.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Our parking lot is behind the restaurant. We offer a $5.00 parking reimbursement at the Lahaina Restoration or Republic Parking lots located across the street.
A word from Kobe Japanese Steak House, Maui
Enjoy the exciting art of Japanese Teppanyaki dining. Our talented chefs will prepare delicious steak, chicken, and seafood entrees right at your table. Complete dinners include soup, shrimp appetizer, teppan vegetables, rice, and hot tea. Vegetarian and keiki (kids) menus are available. Sunset dinner specials offered daily at our 5:30 and 6:00 PM seatings. Oku"s fabulous sushi will complete your Japanese dining experience! RESERVATIONS FOR TEPPANYAKI DINING ONLY!!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Food was delicious as always. The chef is amazing. Had a wonderful dinner"
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • " The local advertisements make you believe they are reasonably priced, beware there are many add ons. As an example, most hibachi style restaurants provide fried rice, at Kobe the entree is served with white steam rice if you want it fried they charge you an extra $4. They also do not cater to anyone that is gluten free you must bring your on Tamari. This restaurant is not very flexible I believe there are better choices available if you are looking for Hibachi dinning."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "The food was what to be expected. Our chef was great!! The restaurant seem very outdated and drab. It needs some upgrading. It appeared very musty. The two dudes in front appeared as the restaurant did. Needs new energy!!!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "We specifically scheduled this dinner for my 11 year olds birthday. They rushed us in and out and forgot to sing happy birthday to my son. We had to remind them after we paid the bill. Then due to feeling obligated, they gave him a scope of ice cream and candle and one person sang to him! I would never recommend. Not worth the $150 spent!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The service was good and the food was even better. The prices are about the same as in my local area so no extra dollars for just being on Maui which is great."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Food was very good...chef was outstanding. The place was hopping on a Tuesday."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "The food was really tasty but even though we were seated at 7:30- our chef didn't start cooking until after 9:00. At that point anything will taste good."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "The wait for the food to even start cooking was so long. Our reservation was at 7:00pm and they didn't start cooking until 7:45pm. (But the food was delicious!)"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Server forgot our teas and son's birthday-despite reminding her. Food very good and so was table chef-despite long delay for chef to arrive at table."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Our 10 yo son LOVES this place, and we have never been disappointed. The sushi is really great (try the butter fish!!!!), and a good appetizer while you watch them prepare the main course. This time we had Chef Scotty who is friendly and entertaining. Steak was tender and perfectly prepared, as was the shrimp and chicken. We like the garlic fried rice, but they also have regular fried rice. The two standard spicy mustard and sweet ginger sauces are always available and refilled if you want more. This place is very comfortable for families with small kids. Enjoy!!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Every visit to west Maui should include a dinner at Kobe's. Food is good and chef entertaining. Early bird specials will save some money."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We took a group of 16 people to Kobe's during our trip to Maui. We were accommodated very well; we basically had 2 tables facing each other in a semi-private section of the restaurant. The service was excellent, the food was excellent, and we had lots of fun."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "The hibachi table show was entertaining and the food prepared by the chef was good, when we finally got it. However, several orders at our table were taken wrong, thus, the chef did not have the proper ingredients when he arrived at our table to prepare the meal. This resulted in delays in getting served after what had already been a long night waiting to be seated (even with a reservation) and more time waiting at the table for the chef. We had to leave our table to find a waitress to correct drink orders and bring forks for those who were not comfortable with chopsticks. The place needs much better A/C, ventilation and deep cleaning. (Tables and carpet feel sticky) There are better dining experiences on Maui than this."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The filet and the vegetables were delicious. The shrimp and soup and sauces were just okay. The company at our table was good too. I did feel like we were rushed a bit, but we had a good time."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We waited 1 hour & 30 minutes before the teppan yaki cook finally came to our table. We were there celebrating my mom's 60th bday & was so disappointed with the long wait. We knew that the restaurant would be busy which is why we booked any early reservation. There was a table that came in after us that was seated next to us & their cook arrived shortly after. They were eating & almost done with there dinner before our cook came to our table. We were so upset because we were forgotten! My mom took it upon herself to go & complain to the hostess & her reply was that the cooks were on there way. This was unacceptable & I will not go back there again nor will I recommend it to anyone (considering I am a Concierge). Very disappointed!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "As usual, while visiting Maui, we made the trek to Lahaina for a dinner a Kobe's. After being seated the person who came to take our order was very outgoing and kind of condescending. We order the steak and lobster which he told us we could share. When we offered a coupon, for an amount off the price, after we had eaten and he brought the bill he asked why we had not given the coupon to him at the start and that the item we had purchased was a single item that we shared and did not qualify for the discount. We were very disappointed at how he handled the situation, almost belittling us. The food was excellent and the chef that cooked our meal in front of us was very adept at what he did and had a very good sense of humor."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Had reservation, waited almost an hour to be seated, then another 30 mins for chef. Food good but service and management sucked. Had to ask 3 times for check. Wont be back..."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The Kobe was ok, we were seated quickly only to find that it took quite some time to get service. I could barely carry on a conversation with my family seated next to me due to the noise level. It was expensive. Worse of all afterwards the Kobe wouldn't reimburse me for the amount of my parking as advertised. They acted as if it was just what they always do - which seems shady and almost false advertising like. I'd recommend going elsewhere."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "They got most of our orders wrong and the service was so bad that the manager gave the entire table 50% off. The cook burned all the garlic for the garlic fried rice and my wife's shrimp were burned on one side and raw on the other."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We have lived on maui for 3 years and it was our first time at Kobe's, it was our first date night alone since we had our baby. It was a little loud and smoky from the grills, but I absolutely loved the experience our chef was funny kept us entertained the food was fabulous. Its not the best choice if your looking for a more private romantic place. But a great place to bring your family or group of friends. The price is pretty good especially for all the food you get. We will most definitely be back. Thanks for a great dining experience."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Very good food and fun place with family. Chef was funny and the kids loved all the fire and excitement."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This is the second time we have been to Kobe's in Maui and was happy with our visit both times. It is always fun to have your meal cooked right in front of you, and both the quality and quantity is very satisfying at this restaurant. The only complaint I had with this visit was the service was a little slow as it took almost an hour to have our chef come to our table. As we understand it, one of the chef's had to leave creating a short staff problem. Otherwise, everything was as expected and we enjoyed our meal here."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "My family and I were on vacation and wanted to have a memorable dinner. We chose this place because we had seen some coupons in magazines and thought that it might be a fun time. The staff was able to use the coupons, which we were grateful for. When we arrived we had to wait a half an hour... Then when we were seated we had to wAit another 20 minutes or so. The chef came and was amazing with his tools, unfortunately, it was hard to understand him:( he had a heavy accent. The food was not very tasty... It was a bit flavorless. Overall, it was a nice experience at the table, but the beforehand kind of put a bad memory and the food was nothing to write how about."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Good, but not as good an experience as all the other times we've been there... plus I notice the reviews have gone down."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We have been to Kobe on numerous occasions and find this visit was lacking. We have a 7 month old and booked the earliest sitting in order to eat first. We waited 40 minutes before our meal was started, staff appeared very flustered and unorganized. This is not acceptable with young children."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "A lot of food. Food is just okay. The chef was funny but what they do with the onions i.e. light them on fire is very predictable.. It's like that in every similar Japanese restaurant. I guess it's okay for kids if they have never seen it."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Always a fun atmospher - food cooked table side - very well prepared"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Food was just OK... Cheaper than Benihana but Benihana food is better, cook was funny, but the ventilation above the grill is very weak, smoke was blowing in people's faces on one side of the table, then had to move.... "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Everything from reservations to leaving was great! We had a group of 17 including 6 children age 12 & under. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Always enjoy eating at Kobe!! The chefs put on a show"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Fun place to take kids to dine. Good good too, it's all fresh and prepare right in front of you on a large cooking grill/table. We always enjoy this place."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Great eating place in Lahaina. Don't doget to order the garlic fried rice!!!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The chef was entertaining and made the whole experience fun for the family. Not to mention, the food was awesome!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "It's time for Kobe Maui to get an overhaul. It's too dirty to continue to be on our must visit list. What a shame."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Kobe's is a fun entertaining atmosphere. The chefs are the ones who make it fun, but you have to cross your fingers you get the right ones!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We have been visiting Maui for years (and years), and have been eating at Kobe every trip. It's close to Ka'anapali (where we stay), parking at night is easy, and the prices for dinners are decent -- good value for the money. We enjoy the group eating experience, and always meet someone fun! The food is good and reliable, and the chef's cooking "show" is always a hoot. This year, we went on an extraordinarily hot night, and found out that there is no A/C in the restaurant! (Be warned.) Otherwise, we recommend Kobe!"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "While there is no view from this restaurant, and sometimes you have to wait in the bar before being seated ( seems like a ploy to get you to buy more alcohol), once you get to your table, the fun is on. The chef at your table is always entertaining and prepares tasty food right in front of you. We went early and enjoyed very reasonable prices for a shrimp and steak combo ( other parties at our shared table had fish and chicken and beef). A fun place for a birthday or anniversary celebration, while the chef prepares a mini Kileaua volcano eruption to delight the eyes...made from stacked onion rings and fueled with oil and fire! "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "My kids love the experience & food at this type of place so we go. The food is tasty and the prices, for Maui, are reasonable. The hostess staff is terrible, however, and the building itself quite unappealing. During our recent trip to Maui we went here twice (for the kids). The first time we were seated relatively quickly but the seemingly clueless waitress brought us up a narrow staircase to the upper level, looked around and said, "uh...wait here." So we stood there for 10 minutes or so unsure what to do until she finally came back and told us to sit down. The 2nd visit was awful - 40 minute wait in the dingy lounge - 15 minute further wait at the table. They overbook & do not care how long you wait. RUDE hostess doesn't care."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "After spending a day on lanai with friends we haven't seen for awhile it was noce to have a nice reasonable dinner at one of our favorite places to dine out at."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "This restaurant was very nice. We sat with a small group (8) and our chef was so talented. He did things with food that I've never seen before. He created volcanoes with onions, and the meat melted in your mouth. Everything was prepared on a grill right in front of us. The only thing about this experience that was disappointing was the fact that it was advertised as a "sunset" special. Not familiar with Lahaina's geography we thought we would get to watch the sunset. We had only been in Maui a few days. The restaurant is nowhere near the water so to me the advertising seemed to be a little misleading. Apart from that it was a great experience and I would definitely visit again. Prices were very reasonable."
    Dined on 4/6/2014