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About 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!!

136 Dickenson Street
Lahaina, HI 96761
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Sushi, Japanese

Hours of Operation:


Dinner: Daily 5:30pm-10:00pm
Sushi Bar: Daily 5:00pm-11:00pm
RESERVATIONS FOR TEPPANYAKI
DINING ONLY!!

Cross Street:
Luakini

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 667-5555

Website:
http://kobemaui.com/

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.

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.

Public Transit:
The Maui Bus stops at the Wharf Shopping center 1/2 block from the restuarant.

Executive Chef:
Felamor Simon

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

Kobe Japanese Steak House, Maui Ratings and Reviews

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3.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

3.4

ambience

3.5

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (24)
Good for Birthdays (20)
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Casual (15)
Kid-friendly (15)
Good for a Date (13)
Worth the Drive (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Authentic (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
People Watching (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Bar Seating (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
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Gluten Free Options (1)
Vegan (1)
Healthy (1)
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

Terrible service. Food not seasoned well, everyone at our table had their order messed up. No apologies, just the check. Don't go!

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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

Our family & friends eat at Kobe's every year when we vacation in Maui. My grandson's favorite.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I have been coming to Maui for 25 years and amongst all the restaurants that have come and gone, kobe’s Lahaina has always been there. Very good quality food, good chefs, and just a good atmosphere. Yes it’s noisy but I wouldn’t expect less from a Japanese steakhouse where the entertainment and showmanship during the cooking is part of the experience.

This will be a spot I’ll continue to frequent every time I’m on Thebes island

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

We've been here a bunch of times before but this was seriously the worst dining experience ever. We didn't get a chef until an hour after our reservation time (we were all sitting at the table for one hour and no one came to check on us), the wrong chef started cooking for us, they undercooked our food (and argued when we simply asked for it to be cooked more), and got our bill wrong. Simply the worst experience ever. Unfortunately we don't plan on going back.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 8, 2018

I love Kobe's!!! It is so much fun to come with a group of friends celebrating a birthday or special event. We had a party of 16 so it was perfect because that fits exactly 2 tables and we had 2 personal chefs. They cook right in front of you, giving you a great show and delicious food!!!! I always get the steak and shrimp with garlic fried rice. It comes with a soup and a huge portion of veggies all cooked in front of you! This is a fun place for groups!!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 8, 2018

I'm surprised to see the negative reviews. We are 3/3 for great experiences here. 2 of our visits were with the whole family of 6-7. We came at 5:30 and got the early bird deal. The kids all had virgin drinks and the wife and I each had a cocktail. With a 20% tip we were out for about $250. On Maui that's an outstanding value for a full meal including a simple soup, shrimp and veggie appetizers, yummy entrees, and an entertaining show of preparing the food. We had no room for dessert!

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

They were really busy. The waitress was so busy that she didn't take the time to go over the 3 different parties orders. Our cook was confused. When we asked for help, she replied, "i'm too busy" and kept walking away. We haven't been in a while but this was just a big disappointment.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Service was awful. Our table had to get up to refill our own water glasses twice. Appetizer arrived after we were almost done with meal. Server never came back for a second drink order. We ate upstairs, which was so confined that cooks and wait staff had to squeeze behind us each time they needed to enter kitchen. Chef at table was not prepared and had to go back to retrieve items we had ordered several times. A local who frequents this restaurant told us it has gone downhill in the past few years. For the price, our experience was just not worth it.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Service was horrible, we had to ask for water two times, the 2nd time we had to get our own water. Our appetizer shrimp dynamite came when our main meal was done. The steamed rice for the meal was given after we we're finish eating. Not good at all, we go there 5 times a year for birthdays , we spent $229, this unexceptable. I really feel compensation is warranted.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

We had a 6:30 reservation and they keep seating people in front of us. We did not get seated until 7:30 and the service was very slow, did not get done until 8:45.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I don’t like to leave negative reviews but this one is warranted. Reservation was at 7:30 PM. Arrived at 7:30. Didn’t get seated until 8:00. Our chef didn’t get to us until 8:40. My husband went to the bar to get a drink which was not crowded. The bar tender ignored him while he was taking to someone at the bar for at least 5 minutes that appeared to be another employee or friend hanging out. He looked at my husband several times and looked away. It was obvious he was trying not to wait in him and another guest. He continued to talk to the female guest until my husband said, “can I get a drink from you?” He then took his order. My husband gave a $20 bill for a $9.35 bill. The waiter gave him a $10 bill in change (giving himself his own tip). At that point my husband was so frustrated he just walked away and did not ask for the remaining change and did not leave additional tip. The bartender went beyond rude and was just disrespectful and no one should be treated this way. I probably should have told management about the bartender but we were there for a nice family night out on our vacation and didn’t want to dampen the evening. Wouldn’t recommend.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Always great food - have been coming here for years

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We were very disappointed with the sushi. It was the worst sushi we have ever tasted. The rice was terrible tasting; we’ve never had salmon sushi served with lemon and it was terrible. My son couldn’t eat his food because it was so bad. My husband could barely eat his and left a lot on his plate.
I had the chicken & shrimp dinner and it was good but the chef kept tapping his knives against the grill which made a very loud ringing sound that was unbearable. We won’t be back.

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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great! Great food, great service, great fun. Made reservations, got there early for drink in the lounge, they took us about 5 minutes before our time. Lovely evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Bad service. Long wait for cook. I hope that’s not the norm for them.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Always the best for birthdays!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Chicken was way undercooked, steak and fish over cooked. It was as if the chef had confused how to cook the different meats. Will not be going back!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Had dinner at this restaurant and dined at the hibachi grill where the chef not only prepares your food but puts on a show. Totally enjoyed the others that were seated at our table. The chef made our experience enjoyable. Our meal was excellent. We were in and out quickly. Was told that this restaurant is in high demand so make your reservation (during peak season) early. I would also like to add that all of our dinner reservations were made through Open Table and for our two week vacation, we were seated in prime locations, except for me asking for outside dining at Fleetwood's on Front Street, not Open Tables fault.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We had reservations at 7:30pm and we were asked to wait in the “lounge”...basically a bar area that was dirty. Then we didn’t get seated at our table until 8:20. We had small children with us who were starving. The server was clearly slammed and struggled to get our drinks to us and stay on top of things, but that wasn’t a huge deal. We sat at the table for another 25 minutes before the cook actually arrived to cook our food. And it went from bad to worse. He dropped the vegetables for the fried rice AFTER the rice was already cooking and then didn’t push the rice off to the side or anything while he waited for more vegetable to arrived, so then the rice burned. And then everything else after that was burned...except the shrimp which was slightly undercooked. My guess, the cook was completely drunk/stoned. He couldn’t read what the server had printed for him. He threw shrimp at our two little boys without warning them at all and hit one in the face. He was yelling at the server. I want to believe that this restaurant normally has good service and good food, but it was terrible. Honestly, the only reason we didn’t walk out is because we had three little kids who were so hungry because we’d already waited an hour and a half before we got food. On top of all that, my niece has a soy allergy and we informed the cook. He didn’t pay close attention and so she had an allergic reaction.

The restaurant did comp a lot of our food, but didn’t comp it all because we ate some of it...because, again, we were starving after waiting 1.5 hours to get our food. If they wanted to do the right thing, they would have comped the entire meal because it was seriously such a terrible experience. Oh, there was one exception. The salmon sashimi wasn’t terrible.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Christmas Supper for our big family. Some of the staff was very crabby which put a damper on the eve.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

very fun evening.
entertaining hibachi chefs, fun bar/party scene

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The ribeye upgrade was outstanding. Definitely the best piece of meat I've had in a long time!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The best sushi on Maui and awesome service combine for an always memorable experience,

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 18, 2017

They did not have clean glasses so we had to wait for water. Then they ran out of lobster. But worst of all they ran out of rice. And the wait staff was terrible.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We were not seated at our reservation time. It was clear they had more reservations than staff. Once we were seated it took 20 minutes for our order to be taken. No water until we asked. My friends sushi order was not entered. The final bills were wrong.

The chef was very nice.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Way understaffed restaurant. Very unfriendly hostess. Bartender wasn’t happy either. Service was terrible. My medium rare Kobe steak was medium well. Be careful of chef that can’t hang on to his utensils while performing as it landed on another woman. To top it off, there was someone else’s chicken dinner on our bill! We were very disappointed. Won’t be returning!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Long wait ~ chef was overwork ~ rice was not fully cooked.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Made a 6:00pm reservation, but wasn't seated til 7:00. Finally when we sat, the chef didn't come to the table for another 20 mins later. Food was salty.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Kobe is always fun as you sit with other people and wqtch the amazing performqnce of the table chef. The food is always great, the wait staff and pleasant and efficient, and it is a fun way to fill up on a good tome with other diners. Despite hqvi g a reservation, we do always need to wait for q tqble. Especially when we are just a party of two and need six more people to start the dining service. We understand their need to keep us waiting, and it isnt usually very long. Just remember this when you go to the restaurant...it is hgnly jnlikely you will be seated right away.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Kobe's is always the best!

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food didn’t have taste at all, server screwed up drink order, cook was new and the order was cooking was not the usual.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 29, 2017

It was great! We always enjoy the food and the energy of the chef when they make our food!

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Maitai wasn’t great but the food was awesome! Our chef did a great job w food preparation but lacked showmanship

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vip
 (South Dakota)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Food was OK. A lot of energy at the restaurant. Hibachi chefs were fun.

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Reservations for 7pm. Arrived at approximately 7:05. Was told to wait near the bar until our table was ready. Ended up getting seated at 7:50pm! Safe to say our 3 year old daughter was freaking out due to hunger. 50mins past our reservation time is absurd. Food and service at the table was good.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 25, 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 your chef. Ours was just OK.
Everyone is given soup to start and it is fair at best (not the chef's doing). The shrimp appetizer was OK but not as flavorful as it has been in past experiences. My wife had the chicken and shrimp combo while I had the scallops and shrimp combo with fried rice, which is an additional charge. Everything seemed to lack something and the scallops were definitely overcooked. The rice was good and I don't mind the additional charge for it. The hot sake is what you'd expect from a house wine so no complaints on that score. Overall a good dinner but not our best experience at Kobe on Maui.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The whole experience was so unappealing that we had one of the worst dinner experiences on our vacation to Maui.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great place for fun and entertainment!
Good was very good !

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We had a newby chef was good but needs to speak up.
Food was good. We had a great time talking to new friends at our table.
We would definately return

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Entire staff friendly and attentive. Chef was entertaining. Steaks were tender. Seasoned perfectly, no too much salt, soy sauce, etc. just the right mix to make everyone enjoy. Prices reasonable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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